Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong

A 15-Day Uniworld River Cruises tour starting from $5,459

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Tour Length: 15 Days
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Tour Operator: Uniworld River Cruises
Tour Code: UNI-38-2017
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Experience the resilience and romance of Vietnam & Cambodia. 

Two of the most beautiful, historic, and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see and more about the experiences you have and the people you meet along the way. It all makes for a fascinating, rewarding, and multi-layered travel experience.

Your journey starts in Ho Chi Minh City—once known as Saigon and the “Paris of the Orient”—now a bustling economic boom-town that offers a heady mixture of old and new. Delve into the Vietnam War’s infamous Cu Chi tunnels before boarding your comfortable ship. Visit artisan workshops and a lively floating market via a traditional wooden sampan, as well as a tribal village and local fish farm. After crossing the border into Cambodia, enjoy an exhilarating cyclo tour of the capital city, Phnom Penh, and stop at the city’s Genocide Museum to learn more about the dark events of the 20th century. Take a scenic cruise to see a “floating village” on the Tonle Sap River, and visit a hilltop monastery where local monks will bestow a special Buddhist blessing upon you.

One of the many highlights of your Uniworld journey will be two full days at Cambodia’s spectacular UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex, one of the world’s largest and most important archaeological sites and the former epicenter of the Khmer empire. Explore Ta Prohm, with its massive stones smothered under the roots of giant banyan trees, and Bayon Temple, famous for its immense and enigmatic stone faces. Your journey concludes in historic Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where your city tour features the former prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton” by American POWs, a cyclo tour of the colonial district, and a traditional water puppet show.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
Guests who crave a more rigorous and expeditionary type of travel experience will enjoy cruising along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia.

 

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL
7-night Mekong River cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the River Orchid*
7 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage*
Tips for local experts and drivers
All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within Vietnam and Cambodia
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Welcome and Farewell Dinners with wine and live entertainment onshore
Complimentary house wine, local beers and spirits, and soft drinks throughout the cruise
Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beers, or soft drinks

EXPLORE
12 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip
State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on all excursions throughout your trip

EXPERIENCE
Flowers and fruit plate upon arrival
Private check-in with a welcome drink at each hotel
Onshore cultural highlights: Apsara dance performance with dinner and Thang Long water puppet show
Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
*Ship and hotels are subject to change.

 

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will transfer you to the tranquil Park Hyatt Saigon hotel.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
Known as Saigon for centuries, the city boasts incredible French Colonial architecture—including a post office designed by Gustav Eiffel—and the mid-20th-century Reunification Palace. A Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine at a beautiful restaurant caps the day.

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to My Tho (embark)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Vestiges of War - Cu Chi Tunnels
Entering the Cu Chi tunnels, which stretch to the Cambodian border, is an adventure. Join your ship in My Tho and kick off your Mekong River voyage with a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Day 4 - Cai Be, Sa Dec

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Village life on the Mekong
In the Mekong Delta, residents live, work and shop on the water, and villages like Cai Be and Vinh Long are home to busy little family-run factories and historic colonial houses. Catch a trishaw for a ride through town and listen to the stories of village elders who have seen so many changes in Vietnam.

Day 5 - Chau Doc, Chau Phong Island, cruising the Mekong River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Sampans and colonial romance
Oar-powered sampans, the traditional flat-bottomed boats of Vietnam, fill the narrow canals and inlets of the delta, carrying passengers—including you—to bustling waterfront markets. See how they’re built, observe the daily lives of the locals, and discover scenes made famous by Marguerite Duras’ novel The Lover. Also visit the small island of Gieng, where you will be very surprised to see such an architecturally impressive Catholic cathedral, built shortly after the one in Saigon.

Day 6 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Daily life on the great delta
Did you know that Vietnam has its own religion? Learn the meaning of every color used in the Cao Dai temple in Tan Chau; later, feed the fish at a fish farm, meet the farmers of Evergreen Island, enjoy a rickshaw ride, and relax onboard the ship as it sets sail for the Cambodian border.

Day 7 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cambodia's capital - Phnom Penh
Wide boulevards, saffron-robed monks, French Colonial architecture and traditional Khmer pagodas—Phnom Penh is a feast for the eyes, as you’ll see on a cyclo tour. You'll also visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda—which contains jewel-encrusted Buddhas and a floor completely tiled with pure silver—and the National Museum, where priceless artifacts from Angkor Wat are displayed.

Day 8 - Cruising the Tonlé Sap River, Kampong Chhnang, cruising the Mekong River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: The Killing Fields - tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia
Six thousand photographs of the dead line the walls of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a moving and revealing tribute to the nation’s grievous experience under the Khmer Rouge. Cambodians don’t live in the past, however, as a visit to the silk weavers on a Mekong island demonstrates.

Day 9 - Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cambodia's vibrant cultural life
Visit a local school and villagers in their homes before strolling through an eighth-century temple where monks will bestow an unforgettable water blessing upon you.

Day 10 - Kampong Cham (disembark), transfer to Siem Reap

FEATURED EXCURSION: Gateway to Angkor Wat
Disembark and transfer to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat. Have lunch at a local restaurant before checking into the elegant Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, then hop on a remork for a tour of the city. French Colonial and Chinese-style buildings line shady streets, and visitors from all over the world throng colorful open-air markets.

Day 11 - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Amazing Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat is the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The vast complex was the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire, which ruled this region between the 9th and 12th centuries. Your expedition encompasses the south gate of Angkor Thom (the royal city, which has vanished); Bayon, with its enormous carved heads; Baphuon Temple; the Terrace of the Elephants; and the moss-covered Terrace of the Leper King.

 

 

 

Note: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 11 and 12. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Day 12 - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Jungle temples Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm, Apsara show and dinner
Explore Banteay Srei—whose exquisite red sandstone carvings are considered the pinnacle of artistic achievement at Angkor—as well as partially restored Banteay Samré and the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been overtaken by the jungle; tentacle-like tree roots spill over millennia-old roofs, enveloping the entire structure. Cap off your day with dinner and a traditional Apsara dance performance.

Day 13 - Siem Reap, fly to Hanoi

Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi. Then check into the elegant and serene InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel.

Day 14 - Hanoi (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Atmospheric Hanoi
Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings. Take in a traditional water puppet show and a complex honoring Ho Chi Minh, founder of modern Vietnam, that contains his residence, a museum devoted to his life, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda, which has been built and rebuilt since 1049. You can see another aspect of Vietnam’s history if you step into one of the dank cells at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” Your Southeast Asian adventure ends with a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine and live entertainment at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments.

Day 15 - Depart Hanoi (Vietnam)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your tour with a Ha Long Bay or Sapa, Vietnam optional extensions.

 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL
7-night Mekong River cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the River Orchid*
7 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage*
Tips for local experts and drivers
All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within Vietnam and Cambodia
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Welcome and Farewell Dinners with wine and live entertainment onshore
Complimentary house wine, local beers and spirits, and soft drinks throughout the cruise
Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beers, or soft drinks

EXPLORE
12 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip
State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on all excursions throughout your trip

EXPERIENCE
Flowers and fruit plate upon arrival
Private check-in with a welcome drink at each hotel
Onshore cultural highlights: Apsara dance performance with dinner and Thang Long water puppet show
Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
*Ship and hotels are subject to change.

 

Port Charges: $0.00

Base category: Category 3

 
 

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