Mekong River Adventure – Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this five-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.

was €9995 days from €879

(€175.80 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
AOVPSE
Travel Style
Marine
Service Level
Upgraded
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Small Group
Meals
4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Other
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Day 1 Phnom Penh

Arrive by 10am to embark on the boat. Enjoy an Apsara show on board.

Riverboat Welcome Meeting

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

Apsara Show

Sit back and enjoy a performance of traditional Khmer dance.

Meals Included

  • dinner

Arrive at the pier by 10am. While you're cabin may not yet be ready, you will be able to drop off your bags and opt to got sightseeing during this time.

Day 2 Phnom Penh / Sadek

Cross the border into Vietnam. Opt to cycle, or stay on board, to Chau Doc from the checkpoint. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the sunset from the top of Sam Mountain.

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.

Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam)

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

Tra Su Bird Sanctuary Visit

Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and explore first by power boat, followed by small local rowing boats. Take in the serene scenery and spot a wide array of birds.

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.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • dinner

During border crossing all passengers must stay on board as formalities are done on the riverboat. The boat will usually stay at the border for 2-3 hrs whilst all formalities are completed. Depending on time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary. Although this process is usually quite simple, delays can occur.

Day 3 Sadek / Mỹ Tho

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to cycle small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Sa Dec Visit

morning

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.

Vinh Long Visit

afternoon

Board local boats and explore Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to cycle small paths through the communities here. Continue on to Cai Be by local boat and rejoin the riverboat.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner

Day 4 Mỹ Tho / Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Continue on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) via the Cho Gao canal. Opt to cycle there instead. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner.

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.

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.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
  • dinner

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City

Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival.

Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Meals Included

  • breakfast
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