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The Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong

2 Nights Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, 7 Nights Mekong River Cruise My Tho to Kampong Cham, and 3 Nights Hotel Siem Reap(or reverse)
Uniworld Timeless Wonders of Vietnam
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2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - 13 days

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Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - 13 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a cruise representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt Saigon. Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés—either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, Dinner Cruise on the Saigon Princess

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - transfer to My Tho (Embarkation) - Tien Loi (Ben Tre)

Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel

FEATURED EXCURSION: Vestiges of war - Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 4: Cai Be - Vinh Long

Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Upon arrival to Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory. Back onboard, savor an authentic Vietnamese meal this evening.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Village Life on the Mekong

Day 5: Sa Dec - Gieng Island - Hong Ngu - Cruising the Mekong River

Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Sampans and colonial romand

Day 6: Hong Ngu - (Long Khanh A) - Cruising the Mekong River - Phnom Penh

Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. Your last and most interesting visit of the day? A visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Daily life on the great Delta

Day 7: Phnom Penh

Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cambodia's capital - Phnom Penh

Day 8:Phnom Penh - Cruisng the Mekong River

Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: The Killing Fields - tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia

Day 9: Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cambodia's vibrant cultural life

Day 10: Kampong Cham (Disembarkation), transfer to Siem Reap, Cambodia

You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

FEATURED EXCURSION:City tour and artisan visit by remork

Day 11: Siem Reap

Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Angkor Wat Temple

Today’s lunch will be on your own.

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

Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

FEATURED EXCURSION: South Gate Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Phrom, Apsara show and dinner

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

Day 13: Siem Reap

Check out of your luxury hotel and head to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed itinerary: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Skip to Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap itineraryi

Day 1: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Arrive at Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a cruise representative and transferred to your luxury hotel, the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

Day 2: Siem Reap

Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Angkor Wat temple, City Tour and artisan visit by remork

Today’s lunch will be on your own. NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 2 and 3. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Day 3: Siem Reap

Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

FEATURED EXCURSION: South Gate Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm, Apsara show and dinner

NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 2 and 3. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Day 4: Siem Reap - transfer to Kampong Cham (Embarkation)

Today, you’ll have free time to explore Siem Reap, a place name that means, literally, “Defeat of Siam”—which tells you something of its history. It is the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Later check out of your hotel and transfer via executive motorcoach to Kampong Cham where you'll embark on the beautiful Mekong Jewel—your elegant home for the next seven nights—and set sail on the beautiful Mekong.

Day 5: Wat Hanchey - Anchor Ban - Phnom Penh

Today is a celebration of Cambodia’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cambodia's cultural life

Day 6:Cruising the Mekong River - Phnom Penh

Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cambodia's Capital - Phnom Penh

Day 7: Phnom Penh

Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.

FEATURED EXCURSION: The killing Fields - tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia.

Day 8: Cruising the Mekong River - Hong Ngu (Long Khanh A)

You leave Cambodia behind and cross into Vietnam today, delving into a region where traditional and modern lifestyle elements mingle: Agriculture may still reign supreme, but TV satellite dishes dot rooftops of houses built on stilts. You'll visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. And perhaps the most interesting visit of the day? A visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Daily life of the great defta

Day 9: Cu Lao Gieng - Sa Dec

Following breakfast, you'll venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat. Later, your journey continues via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec and visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Sampans and colonial romance

Day 10: Vinh Long - Tien Loi (Ben Te) - My Tho

Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Village life on the Mekong

Day 11: My Tho (Disembarkation) - transfer to Ho Chi Minh City

Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, dinner cruise on Saipon Princess

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Vestiges of war - Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • The following visas are necessary for travel to Vietnam & Cambodia: Vietnam – a MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA. This is very important because Guest will enter Vietnam TWICE during the trip. Cambodia – a SINGLE ENTRY VISA. Note: a Cambodian e-visa (obtained online through the Cambodian Embassy) is NOT ACCETABPTLE FOR A BORDER CROSSING ON THE RIVER. The visa must be a standard issue visa.
  • Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.
  • Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels and uncontrollable factors.
     

    Departure Dates

    Start City

    Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin. Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
    From Ho Chi Minh City
    Program Start Date

    Suite

    Grand Suite

    Royal Suite
    Sep 23, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    Nov 4, 2022
    $6,399
    $8,599
    $10,499
    Dec 2, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    Dec 16, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    From Siem Reap
    Program Start Date

    Suite

    Grand Suite

    Royal Suite
    Sep 15, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    Sep 29, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    Oct 27, 2022
    $6,399
    $8,599
    $10,499
    Nov 10, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    Dec 8, 2022
    $7,999
    $10,199
    $12,099
    iMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
    Port charges are additional $200 USD per person.
    Additional fees may be charged by the airline for checked baggage and/or excess baggage. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government or non government entities. 
    Limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. Please Inquire.
    Dates above do not include international air travel. When planning your trip, allow one extra day before tour date for travel between USA and Asia.

Prices Include:

▪ 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the all-suite Super Ship Mekong Jewel
▪ 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the Park Hyatt Saigon (or similar)
▪ 3 nights in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar)
▪ 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
▪ Services of an experienced Tour Manager
▪ Cultural enrichment
▪ Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager)
▪ Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
▪ Welcome Dinner cruise on the Saigon Princess
▪ Farewell Dinner with Apsara Show
▪ Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea
▪ Shore excursions all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities for local guides and tour bus drivers
▪ Personal expenses

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