Experience the Mekong River for 7 nights.

Logo Enjoy the adventure of a 13 day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia including a 7 night cruise along the amazing Mekong River. Visit World-Heritage listed Angkor Archaeological Park and the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh.

  • 13 Day Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

    • Tour code: VEMR13
    • Duration: 13 Days
    • Departure City: Ho Chi Minh City
    • Return City: Siem Reap

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Day By Day

  • Day 1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Touching down in the centre of bustling Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll be met by an APT representative and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the exciting business and entertainment districts on Dong Khoi Street. Once you’ve settled in and freshened up, you can enjoy the rest of the day to explore the neighbourhood at your own pace. Once a bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon, today Ho Chi Minh City offers a myriad of attractions that display both its rich culture and fascinating history. Tonight, meet your fellow guests and your APT Tour Director during a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

  • Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnel

    Today choose from two Signature Experiences before enjoying a special Signature Experience dinner.

  • Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

    Choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today. This afternoon transfer to My Tho to embark your ship.

  • Day 4 Cai Be, Sa Dec

    A local boat will take you to the beautiful river-land town of Cai Be today. 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. The morning then takes you onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. Lunch will be served back on board later as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This delightfully sleepy locale is where iconic 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.

  • Day 5 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing, Phnom Penh

    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. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. 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 as you cross the border into Cambodia and cruise towards Phnom Penh.

  • Day 6 Phnom Penh

    Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity.

  • Day 7 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

    With a free morning in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the sights and attractions. Your APT Cruise Director can provide inspiration should you need it. Later in the day, your ship will cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the delicate home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. Watch the clever artisans at work and perhaps purchase a memento.

  • Day 8 Oudong, Kampong Tralach

    This morning take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call in at a monastery where local monks will provide you with a Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to the interesting 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 luxury river ship.

  • Day 9 Kampong Chhnang

    Board a small boat and head to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam, enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

  • Day 10 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

    Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon.

  • Day 11 Siem Reap

    After your Signature Experience this morning, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Angkor Wat, the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its bewildering intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children.

  • Day 12 Siem Reap

    Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps step out to explore the city independently. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before a memorable Farewell Dinner.

  • Day 13 Depart Siem Reap

    Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

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