Luxury Mekong River Cruise

8 Day River Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City with APT

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 8 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise. Embark on a 8 day adventure of Vietnam and Cambodia with a luxury cruise along the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. From dazzling royal palaces to traditional villages, floating...read more

     
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Siem Reap
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Ho Chi Minh City
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Vietnam, Cambodia
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
305 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
VEM08

Itinerary

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1 Siem Reap, Embark Ship
On arrival in Siem Reap, you’ll be met and transferred to Prek K’dam to embark your river ship for your eight-day Mekong River cruise. Settle in to your suite before an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner showcasing the diverse flavours from the region while getting to know your fellow passengers. Featuring a fusion of exciting Vietnamese and Western flavours, presented with Luke Nguyen’s culinary finesse, this contemporary menu is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of your cruise. After dinner, perhaps wind down in the lounge with a nightcap. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus (L/D)
2 Kampong Chhnang, Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Today brings you an authentic glimpse into the local way of life as you jump aboard a small boat and head into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Here, watch out for water birds and traditional fishing traps near the riverbank. Afterwards, take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Calling in on a local monastery, you are met by Buddhist monks before receiving a special blessing from them - an unforgettable experience. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your ship. (B/L/D)
3 Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
Today, continue sailing to the village of Koh Chen for a walk to visit the fine copperware workshops. Watch the craftsmanship, learning about the process, before taking a look at the final products. Later this afternoon, you are free to explore Cambodia’s buzzing capital, Phnom Penh. You might like to wander the streets and familiarise yourself with the city before returning to your ship for dinner. (B/L/D)
4 Phnom Penh
After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia, or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk providing an exciting way in which to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields.
5 Phnom Penh, Border Crossing
Enjoy your morning on board at leisure, as you cruise towards the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Alternatively, sit back and watch daily life unfold on the riverbanks - gliding between the two countries can be a distinct experience in itself - before enjoying dinner later this evening. After entering Vietnam, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards Tan Chau. (B/L/D)
6 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. On board your rickshaw, you’ll glide past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals who are always eager to say hello. Disembarking your rickshaw, you’ll pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Watch as the materials are strung together skilfully, resulting in a number of beautiful and traditional items. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is left free for you to relax on board your luxurious river ship. Perhaps take a moment to unwind in the spa, or enjoy watching the scenery float past as you lounge on the Sun Deck. This evening, a delicious dinner is served on board. (B/L/D)
7 Sa Dec, Cai Be
The morning takes you towards the quaint town of Sa Dec as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life. This delightfully sleepy locale is where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple. Watch visitors and pilgrims come and go, and appreciate the beauty of the building. This afternoon you continue to Cai Be. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with crumbling colonial buildings and delightful flowering gardens. Afterwards, you’ll visit a rice paper manufacturer and learn about how this traditional Vietnamese food is made. (B/L/D)
8 My Tho, Disembark Ship, Depart Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Disembark the ship at My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Take an authentic ox cart ride in Kampong Tralach.
  • Participate in a special Buddhist Blessing with monks in the former royal capital of Oudong.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride around Tan Chau.
Trip Inclusions
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in eight destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
Included Meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 21 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
Accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

8 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Relaxed river cruising in warm and friendly Cambodia & Vietnam”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 3 Helpful Votes

First impression in Cambodia is the warm and friendly people. In Siem Reap visiting the temples is a snack by tuk tuk. Angkor Wat and surrounding monuments are special highlights providing a glimpse of past civilisations. The Sofitel Siem Reap is a beautiful retreat with top class facilities and wonderful staff. The five hour coach trip from Siem Reap to the cruise ship allowed us to take in the country side and way of life. The 8 day river cruise was beyond expectations. The ship was well appointed...read more

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Deck Plans

Sadec Suite
Owners Suite
Sadec Deck (Level 4)

Cabin Types

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite  Balcony Suite Layout  
  • Suite Size (226 sq. ft/ 21 sq m)
  • Spacious ensuite with a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries in all suites.
  • Outside Balcony, Panoramic Balcony and individual climate control in all suites.
  • Large amount of space per guest.

Prices & Dates

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Monday 05 Aug 2019 Monday 12 Aug 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Monday 19 Aug 2019 Monday 26 Aug 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Monday 02 Sep 2019 Monday 09 Sep 2019 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Monday 16 Sep 2019 Monday 23 Sep 2019 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Sep 2019 Monday 07 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 13 Oct 2019 Sunday 20 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 14 Oct 2019 Monday 21 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 27 Oct 2019 Sunday 03 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 28 Oct 2019 Monday 04 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 10 Nov 2019 Sunday 17 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 11 Nov 2019 Monday 18 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 24 Nov 2019 Sunday 01 Dec 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 25 Nov 2019 Monday 02 Dec 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 08 Dec 2019 Sunday 15 Dec 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Sold Out
Monday 09 Dec 2019 Monday 16 Dec 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Sunday 19 Jan 2020 Sunday 26 Jan 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Sold Out
Monday 20 Jan 2020 Monday 27 Jan 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Sunday 02 Feb 2020 Sunday 09 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 03 Feb 2020 Monday 10 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 16 Feb 2020 Sunday 23 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 17 Feb 2020 Monday 24 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 02 Mar 2020 Monday 09 Mar 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 16 Mar 2020 Monday 23 Mar 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 30 Mar 2020 Monday 06 Apr 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 13 Apr 2020 Monday 20 Apr 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 14 Oct 2019 Monday 21 Oct 2019 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 03 Feb 2020 Monday 10 Feb 2020 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 17 Feb 2020 Monday 24 Feb 2020 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 30 Mar 2020 Monday 06 Apr 2020 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV AmaLotus
Category C  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 395 - $ 695
Category B+ $ 1,195
Category A $ 1,395
Sadec Suite $ 2,195
Owners Suite $ 2,595

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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