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See the major historical and archeological sites of Cambodia and Vietnam with a luxury river cruise and the finest five-star hotel stays

The magnificent Mekong river, one of the longest rivers in Asia, winds gracefully past lush green paddy fields and tiny fishermen's villages in Vietnam and along to Cambodia's elaborate temples through its fascinating capital, Phnom Penh.

This excellent 17-day adventure includes a seven-night cruise along the Mekong in a Luxury Balcony suite aboard the Mekong Jewel, a luxurious and ornately-decorated ship. On board you'll find two dining venues, including an al-fresco venue on the deck, plus a swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room, two lounges and a library.

You'll board the Mekong Jewel after spending two days in the frenetic Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll witness ancient history melding with the energetic present in Vietnam's largest city.

There'll be 13 excellent excursions included in your itinerary, all fully hosted by local, English-speaking experts.

In Phnom Penh you'll discover the harrowing and brutal history of the Khmer Rouge regime and the infamous Killing Fields. But as well as learning about Cambodia's dark past, you'll also get a chance to celebrate the country's bright future.

You'll meet children at a local school and local villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive a water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

Discover the fascinating archaeological site of Angkor, where you'll see the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, including the world-famous temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your tour ends in Hanoi, Vietnam, where you'll take a tour of the city, wandering its elegant boulevards lined with trees and grand buildings, spending a night in a luxury hotel before your flight home.

For a limited time, readers receive an exclusive £500 per booking saving, plus £150 per booking (£75pp) onboard credit to spend on the cruise.

Departs most Tuesdays and Fridays until 10 December 2024, 2025 dates also available, offer available on selected dates, please call for details.

Please note, some departures run in the reverse order, departing from Hanoi and finishing in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Price includes

  • Return flights included from London, with regional flights available on request (supplement may apply)
  • Seven-night cruise in a Luxury Balcony suite on board the luxury Mekong Jewel
  • Two nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the Park Hyatt Saigon (or similar)
  • Three nights in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar)
  • Two nights in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners, including a welcome and farewell dinner
  • Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be 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
  • 13 included immersive excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Dinner with an Apsara Show
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel


Tue, Tue, Jun 18, 2024
Fri, Fri, Oct 31, 2025
17 days
Price per person

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a suite, subject to availability and based on 6 December 2024 departure date. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Price includes saving of up to £500pp, saving is capacity controlled, book by 31 May 2024. Other departure dates are available, please call to enquire. Single supplement applies, please call to enquire. Deposit 15%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

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  1. Day
    Depart UK
    London, United Kingdom

    Today you'll depart from the UK on your economy flight from London, which is included in the price of your holiday.

  2. Day
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Your flight arrives today at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, where you'll be greeted by a Uniworld 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 to start your adventure.

    *Please note: Order of itinerary may change depending on departure date. Some departures run Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, some departures run Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    Tien Loi
    Tien Loi, Vietnam

    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 where you'll embark and settle into your Luxury Balcony suite.

    Take the opportunity to explore the ship's wonderful facilities, including two dining venues, a spa, swimming pool, and nail bar.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    Tien Loi, Vinh Long, Sa Dec
    Tien Loi, Vietnam

    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(wooden river boat) and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region.

    There's an included excursion to the untouched island of Tien Loi, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more.

    Upon arrival at Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory. This evening, back on board, you'll dine on an authentic Vietnamese meal.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Sa Dec, Gieng Island, Hong Ngu
    Cu Lao Gieng , Vietnam

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Hong Ngu, Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Today 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. Your last and most interesting visit of the day will be a visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Today, you'll discover the thriving capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and represents a dizzying blend of architectural styles-French colonial, Khmer, modern and everything in between. Here, you'll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artefacts.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    Phnom Penh, Angkor Ban
    Angkor Ban, Cambodia

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    Angkor Ban, Wat Hanchey, Kampong Cham
    Angkor Ban, Cambodia

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    Kampong Cham, Siem Reap
    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. You will enjoy three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
    Angkor Wat , Cambodia

    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 and among the largest religious structures in the world.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    Siem Reap
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day
    Siem Reap, Hanoi
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi. On arrival, check in to your luxury accommodation, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  15. Day
    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hanoi's elegant boulevards are lined with trees and handsome buildings, as you'll see on today's fascinating tour of the city. At the same time, this lively cultural center-Vietnam's capital city-is replete with bustling streets, food vendors, museums and historic sites, making for an intriguing study in contrast that rivals any other metropolitan destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  16. Day
    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Check out of your luxury hotel and head to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast
  17. Day
    Arrive in the UK
    London, United Kingdom

    Today you arrive in the UK.

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