Mekong River Adventure – Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Sail the mighty Mekong, explore the floating markets and villages, discover Phnom Penh and get to know the locals of Kampong Chhnang, visit ancient temples and small villages, enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market.

Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapes? There’s a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this five-day river cruise, you'll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the Cai Be floating market, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through more local markets.

was €1,1995 days from €819

(€163.80 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
Travel Style
Service Level
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Small Group
Group Size
Max 28
Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, walking
Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (4 nights).
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 4 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
  • Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
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    • Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
    • Sam Mountain sunset visit
    • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
    • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
    • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
    • Options to cycle to excursions along the way
    • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City / Mỹ Tho

Arrive at the meeting point by 2:00pm for an included transfer to the pier. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the journey begins. Sail towards My Tho.

Riverboat Welcome Meeting

Welcome aboard! It's time to meet the crew and get some information about the cruise.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Meals Included

  • Dinner

Day 2 Mỹ Tho / Sadek

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a Rice Popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Coconut Manufacturing Visit

Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Vĩnh Trang Pagoda Visit

Explore the buddhist temple of Vĩnh Tràng. Known for its enormous buddha statues and peaceful surroundings. The monks here maintain an an ornate, gilded wood sanctuary, and tend to the impressive gardens.

Cai Be Floating Market Visit

Local boats will pull up alongside the Toum Tiou II to pick up the group and whisk everyone off to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market. Navigating the narrow Island canals is a unique experience, as the bustling market surrounds the boats.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3 Sadek / Xã Vĩnh Xương

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Sam Mountain Sunset Visit

Travel to Sam Mountain by private vehicle and settle in to watch the sunset and enjoy views of the surrounding landscape.

Sa Dec Visit

Stroll around the Sa Dec river bank and through the Sa Dec market. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating due to its unspoiled authenticity and the fact it remains relatively undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of traditional life on the Mekong, complete with tree lined streets and fading colonial villas.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 4 Xã Vĩnh Xương / Phnom Penh

Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

free time

Explore Cambodia's charming capital city.

Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour

Settle in a traditional cyclo and depart from Wat Phnom. Tour busy streets to soak up the real vibe of the city. Pass the post office and Van's restaurant, both stunning colonial buildings, and make your way to the Royal Palace and National Museum. Go along the riverside road and take in the atmospheric cafes that line the street.

Border Crossing (Vietnam - Cambodia)

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

During the border crossing all passengers must stay on board and the formalities are done on the riverboat. The ship will usually stay at the border for a 2-3 hours whilst all the formalities are completed. Depending on the time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary, although this process is usually quite simple delays can happen.

Day 5 Phnom Penh

Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, return to the boat where the tour ends on arrival at approximately 2pm.

Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour

Learn more about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek; the grounds now stand as a powerful memorial filled with victims’ skulls and mass graves. Tour this sombre, yet serene, site with a guide.

Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour

Learn about the dark history and devastation that occurred at Security Prison 21 (S-21); the prison, used by the Khmer Rouge regime, is now Tuol Sleng Museum. Take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.

Departure Day (Activities)

Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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