Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay (Northbound) 2021
16 Day River Cruise Hanoi to Siem Reap
Starting at $5,634
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
On this inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.The best way to experience Vietnamese culture is with a tour of its fascinating capital of Hanoi. Go on a cyclo ride through the ancient streets of the Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet performance. Travel through the peaceful countryside to Ha Long Bay where you’ll cruise by its breathtaking limestone islands. In Ho Chi Minh City, see the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen—Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. On an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used during the Vietnam War. Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and visit a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren.The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Arrive Hanoi:||Welcome to Vietnam|
|Day 2 Hanoi:||Visit Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; take an electric-cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance|
|Day 3 Hanoi-Ha Long Bay:||Cruise on Ha Long Bay|
|Day 4 Ha Long Bay-Ho Chi Minh City:||Fly to Ho Chi Minh City|
|Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City:||Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class|
|Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City:||Cu Chi Tunnels excursion|
|Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 8 Vinh Long-Cu Lao Gieng:||Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng|
|Day 9 Chau Doc-Long Khanh A-Cambodian Border Crossing:||Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration|
|Day 10 Phnom Penh:||Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage|
|Day 11 Phnom Penh:||Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields, or visit the lively central market|
|Day 12 Wat Hanchey-Angkor Ban:||Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit|
|Day 13 Konpong Louang-Kampong Tralach:||Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer's home in Kampong Tralach|
|Day 14 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)-Siem Reap:||Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple|
|Day 15 Siem Reap:||Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance|
|Day 16 Siem Reap:||End of vacation|
|Hanoi||Ha Long Bay||Ho Chi Minh City||Siem Reap|
1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho Hanoi Vietnam
Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the central business district and numerous shopping areas. Built entirely over the serene waters of historic West Lake and adjacent to the famous 800-year-old Golden Lotus Pagoda, the hotel features contemporary Vietnamese design and exceptional service for an unforgettable visit to the City of Peace.
No 12 Ha Long Street Bai Chay Ward Quang Ninh Province Ha Long Bay Vietnam
The elegant Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel offers exceptional service, premier amenities, a variety of dining options, and of course stunning views of Ha Long Bay. Relax in style at the spa, lounge by the outdoor pool, or refresh on the sundeck with a cocktail.
22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Inspired by the desire to ignite and excite the imagination of travelers, The Reverie Saigon is the ultimate example a luxury hotel. Paired with luxurious facilities and amenities, and the warmth of distinctly Vietnamese hospitality it's not anything like you've ever experienced before, just like the destination.
Sivutha Blvd Siem Reap Cambodia
The Park Hyatt, Siem Reap is the city's most prestigious address and perfect base to explore the Temples of Angkor. Located in the heart of the city, this award winning hotel blends an elegant and contemporary design to create an enlivening resort and residential feel. From the second you arrive you will be welcomed by true Cambodian hospitality and superb service. The stylish guestrooms offer a refined home away from home with all the amenities one would expect from a deluxe hotel. The luxurious collection of accommodation is matched by stylish dining venues that offer fresh, flavorful, well-presented dishes of French and Indochine inspirations. Lighter fare is also offered at The Glass House, the onsite deli-patisserie. Discerning travelers will appreciate the other amenities on offer. Relax by one of the two pools or in the inviting Living Room lounge and bar, get in a work out in the fitness center, or visit The Spa for holistic therapies and treatments using only locally harvested floral and aromatic ingredients.