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Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Jahan
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Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River offers access to traditional villages as well as bustling cities. Join this 13-day voyage for a panoramic and immersive experience of these two very different countries. Enjoy time on land, exploring historic Angkor Wat before embarking for a 7-night cruise aboard the 48-guest Jahan, an extraordinary riverboat that offers a level of luxury previously unavailable on the Mekong. End your tour in exciting Saigon; spend three days here at the conclusion of your voyage to explore Vietnam's bustling city.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Siem Reap, Cambodia
Days 2-3 : Angkor | Siem Reap
Day 4 : Kampong Cham | Embark
Day 5 : Wat Hanchey or Koh Dach | Angkor Ban
Day 6 : Kampong Chhnang | Kampong Tralach
Day 7 : Phnom Penh
Day 8 : Cruising the Mekong
Day 9 : Chau Doc or Tan Chau, Vietnam
Day 10 : Sadec | Cai Be
Day 11 : My Tho | Saigon | Disembark
Day 12 : Saigon
Day 13 : Saigon | Depart for Home

Highlights

  • Spend two days exploring the legendary religious sites of Angkor
  • Visit proud communities and learn about life along the river
  • Tour important historical sites of Phnom Penh and Saigon
  • Discover a blend of tradition & innovation in these rapidly changing places

Ship

Jahan

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Cambodia
  • Mekong River
  • Vietnam
  • Angkor Ban
  • Angkor Wat
  • Cai Be
  • Chau Doc
  • Kampong Chhnang
  • Kampong Tralach
  • Kompong Cham
  • My Tho
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sa Dec
  • Saigon
  • Siem Reap
  • Wat Hanchey

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Locals moving in carts pulled by cattle in Cambodia. A local fishing boat on the Mekong River in Vietnam. Statues located at the temple of Wat Nokor. The Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia. A Killing Fields offering in the capital city of Phnom Penh.

Day 1 Siem Reap, Cambodia

Arrive in Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. Settle into your outstanding Khmer style hotel, La Résidence d’Angkor, on the banks of the Siem Reap River.

Day 2-3 Angkor | Siem Reap

  • Hotels
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Rise early to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. This 12th-century Khmer temple, one of the world’s largest religious monuments, is adorned with elaborate bas-reliefs and sculptures. Ride a tuk-tuk, or motorized rickshaw, to the walled city of Angkor Thom. Discover the shrines of Ta Prohm and the temple of Banteay Srei. Enjoy traditional Cambodian music and dance at a beautifully-lit private dinner at one of Angkor’s temples. Visit a workshop where local youth are trained in age-old Khmer arts.

Day 4 Kampong Cham | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Drive to the bustling town of Kampong Cham and embark the Jahan, your home for the next seven nights.

Day 5 Wat Hanchey or Koh Dach | Angkor Ban

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Wat Hanchey, see a variety of temples, including an 8th-century temple from the pre-Angkor Chenla period, or see the silk weaving village of Koh Dach. Continue to the village of Angkor Ban, with its traditional houses and friendly residents. 

Day 6 Kampong Chhnang | Kampong Tralach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit a village where artisans make traditional pottery, and board local boats to see the clustered houses and shops that float in midstream. At Kampong Tralach, take an oxcart ride through rice paddies to a local school.

Day 7 Phnom Penh

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the Cambodian capital by cyclo (bicycle taxi), and visit the Royal Palace and the National Museum of Cambodia. Learn about the reign of the Khmer Rouge on a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This evening, enjoy an apsara dance performance. 

Day 8 Cruising the Mekong

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take in views of everyday life along the river, attend talks by your experts, and join your chefs to learn how to cook regional dishes. Cross the border into Vietnam.

Day 9 Chau Doc or Tan Chau, Vietnam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Chau Doc has one of Vietnam’s most interesting markets, with an astonishing variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and other goods. Continue to a floating market on the river and a fish farm, where you will see fish being fed through trap doors in the floating platforms. In the afternoon, continue sailing the Mekong. 

Day 10 Sadec | Cai Be

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a local boat to experience rural life in the Mekong Delta. See the floating market of Cai Be, step into a rice “factory” to watch rice-based candies being made, and cruise among floating markets and fish farms. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner aboard the Jahan.

Day 11 My Tho | Saigon | Disembark

Disembark in My Tho and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Then journey to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and check into the Park Hyatt Saigon for two nights. Meet with a local expert on Vietnam’s modern development, and have a private dinner at the former residence of U.S. ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Day 12 Saigon

Embark on a tour of Saigon’s landmarks, including the Reunification Palace, headquarters of the South Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War. Visit the Cu Chi tunnels. 

Day 13 Saigon | Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart Saigon today and begin your journey home.

Jahan

Saigon

Siem Reap - Hotels

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Category 1
323 sq ft. Located on Main Deck. Private balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Twin and queen beds. Sitting area and spacious bathroom with glass-walled shower.
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Category 1 Single
323 sq ft. Located on Main Deck. Private balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Twin and queen beds. Sitting area and spacious bathroom with glass-walled shower.
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323 sq ft. Located on Upper Deck. Private balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Twin and queen beds. Sitting area and spacious bathroom with glass-walled shower.
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Category 3
376 sq ft. Located on Main and Upper Deck. Each cabin has a queen-size bed and a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Television, private DVD player, balcony with two sun beds and a table, sitting area, and a spacious bathroom.
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Located on Upper Deck. Largest cabins with a queen-size bed, a private Jacuzzi, and a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. They have separate sitting and living areas, plus a spacious bathroom.

Notes

Cost Includes:
  • Accommodations ashore and aboard ship
  • Meals indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader and expert guides
  • Internet access (in limited areas)
  • All port charges and service taxes
Not Included:
  • Air transportation
  • Personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.
  • Discretionary tips to ship’s crew
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