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Heritage Line's Jayavarman, Mekong Delta
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia
Jayavarman Riverboat, Lost Civilisation, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Heritage Line's Jayavarman, Mekong Delta
Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh statue, Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Saigon

13 day River Cruise & City Stay – from £2559

With flights from £3429

Embark on a wonderous journey through the heartland of Cambodia to Southern Vietnam, from the Temples of Angkor to the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.

Choose to sail aboard the stylish riverboats Jayavarman or Jahan

Highlights:
  • Visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm
  • Explore the bustling floating markets of Tonle Sap Lake
  • Delve into the history of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital
  • Experience the markets and historical landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your Vietnam and Cambodia holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 1 to 3 – Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your…

On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your chosen Siem Reap hotel, for a three night stay.

Cambodia’s second largest city, Siem Reap is the gateway to the ancient ruins of the Temples of Angkor, the world’s largest religious complex and capital of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th century. A full day tour to Angkor is included in your stay, on which you’ll visit the iconic Angkor Wat, sprawling Elephant Terrace, the moated walled city of Angkor Thom and the mysterious Ta Prohm.

The next day, you’ll join a tour to the floating villages of Tonle Sap, for a glimpse into local daily life on Cambodia’s ‘Great Lake’, including a boat trip past the floating houses and fish farms.

    Breakfast
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Day 4 – Siem Reap

Transfer by coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham where your luxury river boat will be…

Transfer by coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham where your luxury river boat will be waiting for the beginning of your seven night cruise.

This afternoon children from a local village will show off their music and dance skills on board, before a road trip to Wat Hanchey. Built in the 7th century, the temple predates Angkor and there is the opportunity to climb the steps for magnificent views.

Enjoy views of traditional river life as you cruise down the Mekong River. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in the ship’s IndoChina Restaurant.

    Dinner
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia

Day 5 – Kampong Cham & Oknha Tey

This morning you may like to try some Tai Chi on the sun deck as the…

This morning you may like to try some Tai Chi on the sun deck as the ship sails towards the village of Angkor Ban where the locals live in traditional houses and pursue a lifestyle largely untouched by the modern world. Back on board there is a monks blessing ceremony wishing for health and prosperity.

After lunch, sail to Oknha Tey which is an island in the middle of the Mekong River and renowned for its high class silk products. Explore the island by tuk tuk visiting a workshops to learn everything about silk; from how it is produced by worms, to the final luxury product.

Some further cruising takes you to the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers, before dropping anchor near Kampong Chhnang for the night.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia
Jayavarman Riverboat, Lost Civilisation, Cambodia

Day 6 – Kampong Chhnang & Tralach

Embark at the bustling rural port of Kampong Chhnang for a small boat adventure of the…

Embark at the bustling rural port of Kampong Chhnang for a small boat adventure of the wetlands including a visit a floating village.

Back on the Jayavarman, cruise along the meandering Tonle River with a stop at Kampong Tralach to experience local transportation in an ox-cart. Your two wheeled vehicle takes you through back roads lined with rice paddies to a local school where the teacher will explain how the school runs.

Continue to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital where the ship moors for the night. You may like to explore by yourself after dinner and stroll along the promenade watching the locals go about their daily life.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Jayavarman Riverboat, Lost Civilisation, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia

Day 7 – Phnom Penh

A day exploring Phnom Penh with a visit to the opulent Royal Palace and the impressive…

A day exploring Phnom Penh with a visit to the opulent Royal Palace and the impressive Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a cyclo ride through the streets and join the excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where millions suffered at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.

This evening there is an open air gala featuring a barbeque feast, followed by a classic Apsara dance performance.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia
Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Day 8 – Mekong River

Enjoy a relaxing day on board as you head towards the Vietnamese border. Perhaps take in…

Enjoy a relaxing day on board as you head towards the Vietnamese border. Perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s chefs, or simply enjoy the ever changing river scenery. Arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau where the ship moors overnight.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Heritage Line's Jayavarman, Mekong Delta

Day 9 – Tan Chau

After breakfast, venture ashore at Tan Chau to explore the vibrant town by xeloi, a local…

After breakfast, venture ashore at Tan Chau to explore the vibrant town by xeloi, a local form of taxi. Your driver will navigate through the streets to observe workshops, houses and shops before stopping at the market. Then board a boat to see the floating fish farm for which Tan Chau is famous for with its large nets suspended into the water.

Later visit My An Hung Village and walk through a family’s farm to their house for tea. Back on board there is time to relax and socialise with your fellow passengers as you sail for Sa Dec.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Heritage Line's Jayavarman, Mekong Delta
Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Day 10 – Cai Be

This morning take a boat ride to Binh Thanh Island where you can interact with the…

This morning take a boat ride to Binh Thanh Island where you can interact with the local villagers who produce a variety of rattan goods.

After lunch, visit the town of Cai Be, known for its floating market where you will see boats laden with fresh fruit and vegetables. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner as you head towards your final destination.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 11 & 12 – Ho Chi Minh City

Disembark from your boat in Vietnam’s delta region and transfer to the nation’s largest city, Ho…

Disembark from your boat in Vietnam’s delta region and transfer to the nation’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh. Check in to your chosen Ho Chi Minh City hotel for the final two nights of your holiday.

We have included a tour to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to see the wartime network of tunnels and learn more about this unique time. We have also included a Ho Chi Minh City tour to key sites such as Presidential Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

    Breakfast
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh statue, Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13 – Farewell

Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh city before transferring to the airport for your…

Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh city before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

    Breakfast
Ho Chi Minh statue, Ho Chi Minh City

Your Itinerary

You can customise your Vietnam and Cambodia holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 3

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Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your chosen Siem Reap hotel, for a three night stay.

Cambodia’s second largest city, Siem Reap is the gateway to the ancient ruins of the Temples of Angkor, the world’s largest religious complex and capital of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th century. A full day tour to Angkor is included in your stay, on which you’ll visit the iconic Angkor Wat, sprawling Elephant Terrace, the moated walled city of Angkor Thom and the mysterious Ta Prohm.

The next day, you’ll join a tour to the floating villages of Tonle Sap, for a glimpse into local daily life on Cambodia’s ‘Great Lake’, including a boat trip past the floating houses and fish farms.

    Breakfast
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 4

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Siem Reap

Transfer by coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham where your luxury river boat will be waiting for the beginning of your seven night cruise.

This afternoon children from a local village will show off their music and dance skills on board, before a road trip to Wat Hanchey. Built in the 7th century, the temple predates Angkor and there is the opportunity to climb the steps for magnificent views.

Enjoy views of traditional river life as you cruise down the Mekong River. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in the ship’s IndoChina Restaurant.

    Dinner
Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Day 5

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Kampong Cham & Oknha Tey

This morning you may like to try some Tai Chi on the sun deck as the ship sails towards the village of Angkor Ban where the locals live in traditional houses and pursue a lifestyle largely untouched by the modern world. Back on board there is a monks blessing ceremony wishing for health and prosperity.

After lunch, sail to Oknha Tey which is an island in the middle of the Mekong River and renowned for its high class silk products. Explore the island by tuk tuk visiting a workshops to learn everything about silk; from how it is produced by worms, to the final luxury product.

Some further cruising takes you to the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers, before dropping anchor near Kampong Chhnang for the night.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia

Day 6

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Kampong Chhnang & Tralach

Embark at the bustling rural port of Kampong Chhnang for a small boat adventure of the wetlands including a visit a floating village.

Back on the Jayavarman, cruise along the meandering Tonle River with a stop at Kampong Tralach to experience local transportation in an ox-cart. Your two wheeled vehicle takes you through back roads lined with rice paddies to a local school where the teacher will explain how the school runs.

Continue to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital where the ship moors for the night. You may like to explore by yourself after dinner and stroll along the promenade watching the locals go about their daily life.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Jayavarman Riverboat, Lost Civilisation, Cambodia

Day 7

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Phnom Penh

A day exploring Phnom Penh with a visit to the opulent Royal Palace and the impressive Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a cyclo ride through the streets and join the excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where millions suffered at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.

This evening there is an open air gala featuring a barbeque feast, followed by a classic Apsara dance performance.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia

Day 8

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Mekong River

Enjoy a relaxing day on board as you head towards the Vietnamese border. Perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s chefs, or simply enjoy the ever changing river scenery. Arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau where the ship moors overnight.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Day 9

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Tan Chau

After breakfast, venture ashore at Tan Chau to explore the vibrant town by xeloi, a local form of taxi. Your driver will navigate through the streets to observe workshops, houses and shops before stopping at the market. Then board a boat to see the floating fish farm for which Tan Chau is famous for with its large nets suspended into the water.

Later visit My An Hung Village and walk through a family’s farm to their house for tea. Back on board there is time to relax and socialise with your fellow passengers as you sail for Sa Dec.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Heritage Line's Jayavarman, Mekong Delta

Day 10

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Cai Be

This morning take a boat ride to Binh Thanh Island where you can interact with the local villagers who produce a variety of rattan goods.

After lunch, visit the town of Cai Be, known for its floating market where you will see boats laden with fresh fruit and vegetables. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner as you head towards your final destination.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Day 11 & 12

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Ho Chi Minh City

Disembark from your boat in Vietnam’s delta region and transfer to the nation’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh. Check in to your chosen Ho Chi Minh City hotel for the final two nights of your holiday.

We have included a tour to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to see the wartime network of tunnels and learn more about this unique time. We have also included a Ho Chi Minh City tour to key sites such as Presidential Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

    Breakfast
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 13

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Farewell

Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh city before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

    Breakfast
Ho Chi Minh statue, Ho Chi Minh City

This Holiday Includes

5 nights hotel accommodation
7 nights Mekong River cruise – The Lost Civilisation
Breakfast daily and all meals on board the boat
Tours of Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap, Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels
Airport and hotel transfers

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City
  • An upgrade to your riverboat from the Jayavarman to the Jahan
  • A relaxing beach stay

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Asia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Siem Reap to Saigon

13 day River Cruise & City Stay – from £2559

With flights from £3429

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room / cabin. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

Your Mekong River Cruise itinerary may vary depending on water conditions and time of year.

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Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Cruise Holiday, Route Map