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Explore the top-rated Vietnam small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, My Tho, Tan Chau, and Sa Dec, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Vietnam small ship cruises start at $1,250 for a trip of 7 to 16 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Vietnam small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Evening view over Luang Prabang
$2,183
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Best of Vietnam & Laos

13 Day Itinerary
  • Cruise Halong Bay
  • Explore the streets of Hanoi
  • Trek villages near Luang Prabang
  • Interact with elephants
Activities:
Hiking, Homestay, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Spend 13 days on a focused tour of the highlights of North Vietnam and Laos. Spend a few days touring Hanoi including a cruise on the mystical Ha Long Bay. Travel then to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. Spend time trekking through rural Khmu villages and interact firsthand with …
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The beautiful Vinh Trang temple near My Tho
$2,562
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Mekong River - Upstream - High water

Saigon - Siem Reap - 8 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day river cruise aboard The Jahan, an elegant British-Indian colonial-style riverboat, and explore the Mekong River during the high water season, from Saigon to Siem Reap. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and diverse cultures of the Mekong Delta as you visit charming rural …
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Flower farms in Sa Dec, Vietnam
$2,364
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Mekong River - Upstream - High water

Saigon to Siem Reap - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Explore rural villages
  • Discover skilled craftsmanship
  • Experience scenic views at Delta
  • Explore floating markets
  • Discover cultures of Mekong Delta
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 8-day high-water river cruise aboard the Jayavarman traveling from Saigon to Siem Reap along the Mekong River. Immerse in the diverse heritage and cultures of the Mekong Delta by visiting rural villages, historical pagodas, and vibrant markets. Get a chance to interact with the …
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Boat floating along the Mekong River
$2,364
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Mekong River - Downstream - Low water

Siem Reap to Saigon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Interact with locals
  • Explore Cambodian culture
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Explore the Mekong River
  • Discover villages and markets
Starts / Ends:
Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Come aboard the Jayavarman for an 8-day low-water cruise from Siem Reap to Saigon and indulge in the wonders of the Mekong River. Admire the landscapes and vibrant port cities as you cruise along the river. Gain insight into the local culture and traditions by exploring rural villages, ancient …
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Sunset over the Mekong River
$2,364
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Mekong River - Downstream - High water

Siem Reap to Saigon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 8-day high-water cruise aboard the Jayavarman. Cruise from Siem Reap to Saigon to experience the best of the Mekong River, exploring the scenic landscapes and exciting port cities along the way. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic …
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Phnom Penh Royal Palace complex
$1,150
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Mekong River - Upstream

Saigon to Phnom Penh - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Observed locals along the river
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Phnom Penh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 4-day Lower Mekong river cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh aboard the luxurious French-Colonial-style riverboat, the Jayavarman. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas, and colorful markets. Engage with locals and witness …
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Floating Market in Cai Be
$2,562
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Mekong River - Downstream - High water

Siem Reap to Saigon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day high-water Mekong river cruise aboard the Jahan. Cruise from Siem Reap to Saigon to experience the best of the Mekong River, exploring the scenic landscapes and exciting port cities along the way. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, …
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Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
$1,150
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Mekong River - Downstream

Phnom Penh to Saigon - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
Starts / Ends:
Phnom Penh / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 4-day river cruise aboard the Jayavarman from Phnom Penh to Saigon and discover the diverse cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage of the Lower Mekong River with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas, and colorful markets. Engage with …
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The Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia.
$14,345
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Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon

Siem Reap to My Tho - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Jahan
  • Explore legendary sites of Angkor
  • Learn about life along the river
  • Tour Phnom Penh and Saigon
  • Observe tradition & innovation
Starts / Ends:
Angkor Wat / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River offers access to traditional villages as well as bustling cities. Join this 12-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 …
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The Vinh Trang Temple in My Tho
$2,562
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Mekong River - Downstream - Low water

Siem Reap to Saigon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • Explore Wat Hanchey
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Join a Tai Chi class
Starts / Ends:
Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a journey through time and discover the enchanting Mekong River. Spanning six countries in Asia, this mysterious body of water has been a source of love and life for millions. Legend has it that the God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, linked hands with the Mekong to build …
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Phnom Penh Royal Palace complex
$1,161
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Mekong River - Upstream

Saigon to Phnom Penh - 4 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Observed locals along the river
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Phnom Penh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 4-day Lower Mekong river cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh aboard the luxurious British-Indian colonial-style riverboat, The Jahan. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas, and colorful markets. Engage with locals and witness …
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Boat floating along the Mekong River
$1,161
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Mekong River - Downstream

Phnom Penh to Saigon - 4 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
Starts / Ends:
Phnom Penh / Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the diverse cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam on this 4-day river cruise along the great Mekong River from Phnom Penh to Saigon. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas, and colorful markets. Engage with locals and witness …
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The beautiful Vinh Trang temple near My Tho
$2,364
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Mekong River - Upstream - Low water

Saigon to Siem Reap - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Jayavarman
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 8-day low-water river cruise, aboard the luxurious British-Indian colonial-style riverboat, Jayavarman, from Saigon to Siem Reap. Cruise along the mighty Mekong River and discover the rich heritage and cultures of the Mekong Delta. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage …
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Phnom Penh Golden Temple
$2,562
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Mekong River - Upstream - Low water

Saigon - Siem Reap - 8 Day Itinerary aboard The Jahan
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a journey through time and discover the enchanting Mekong River. Spanning six countries in Asia, this mysterious body of water has been a source of love and life for millions. Legend has it that the God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, linked hands with the Mekong to build …
Cruise Details
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Temple ruin of the My Son complex
$3,350
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Vietnam Heritage

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the ancient sites of Hanoi
  • Discover caves & beaches
  • Visit Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
  • Peruse Ben Thanh Market
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days exploring ancient sites and learning about the cultures and traditions that have shaped the heritage of Vietnam today. Explore the great sites of Hoa Lu and My Son as well as tour historic buildings in Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. See firsthand the impressive Hue citadel and …
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Halong Bay boat
$1,212
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Hanoi & Ha Long Bay

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Huu Tiep Lake
  • Tour Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
  • Sail through caves and villages
  • Bicycle along the coastline
Activities:
Cooking Class, Kayaking, Land, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the city of Hanoi combined with a two-night cruise on Ha Long Bay on this seven-day trip in Northern Vietnam. Get a taste of Hanoi city life including a water puppet show, local cuisine, and visits to architectural gems on this short Vietnam tour. Spend two nights cruising Ha Long Bay …
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Kayaking in Halong and Lan Ha
$601
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Senses of Lan Ha

Lan Ha Bay Roundtrip - 3 Day Itinerary aboard Ylang
  • See canals and islands of Lan Ha
  • Learn Vietnamese culture and foods
  • Swim the pristine sea waters
  • Enjoy a fun-field activities
Starts / Ends:
Tuan Chau / Tuan Chau
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Fishing, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ylang on this 3-day cruise and experience the beauty of Lan Ha and Halong Bay in Vietnam. Watch the landscape, admire the beauty of each island along the way, and discover the culture and history of Lan Ha Bay. Learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy the stunning, …
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Breathtaking view of Halong Bay's Islands
$510
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Jewels of Halong Bay

Halong Bay Roundtrip - 3 Day Itinerary aboard Violet
  • See the Karst islands of Halong Bay
  • Learn Vietnamese culture and foods
  • Visit the hidden Sung Sot Cave
  • Explore the emerald waters by kayak
  • See locals in floating pearl farm
Starts / Ends:
Tuan Chau / Tuan Chau
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 3-day cruise, aboard a luxury French-Indochinese-inspired ship, the Violet, to discover Ha Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons,” an enchanting bay in the heart of Vietnam. Relax, soak in the scenery, and embrace the culture. Visit the Sung Sot Cave, the biggest …
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