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2-Week Vietnam-Cambodia Tour with a Luxurious Mekong Cruise

2-Week Vietnam-Cambodia Tour with a Luxurious Mekong Cruise

By Updated Aug. 2, 2023
A Trip with a Slow Pace and Greater Depth

This is a journey for slow-pace travelers with iconic sights and hidden treasures. It includes a discovery of the unbelievable Cu Chi tunnels in lively Saigon, a deep and unique exploration of the remarkable Mekong Delta, an uplifting learn of how Cambodian people conquered the darkness of the Khmer Rouge, and a thorough unveiling of the Angkor Wat mysteries with a Khmer scholar.

We can customize this trip by adding anything you're interested in and scheduling days to fit your pace. We would happily organize a unique theme or activities for birthdays, young children, anniversaries, etc.

  • Days:13±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$3,079 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights: International on request

Vietnam-Cambodia Mekong Cruise Tour Map (Suggested Route)

Vietnam-Cambodia trip with Mekong Cruise Tour Map

Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Venture into the unbelievable Cu Chi Tunnels and realize there are always more ways than difficulties.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Stay on a luxury ship and explore the remarkable Mekong Delta at a slow pace but with great depth.

mekong river luxury ship

Experience Cai Rang floating market at its busiest and interact with passing locals.

Cai Rang floating market

Attend a particular blessing ceremony performed by local monks and gain a deeper understanding of Cambodian culture.

Monks blessing ceremony
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Unveil the mystery of Angkor Wat with the knowledge of a dedicated Khmer scholar.

angkor wat
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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the actual journey. We're ready to create a wonderful slow pace tour for you.

Day 1
Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to the lively city of Ho Chi Minh. Your private guide and driver will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Day 2
Ho Chi Minh Discovery | Venture into the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Explore the unbelievable Cu Chi tunnels with your own eyes.
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh City's essential sites: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon(outside look), Saigon Central Post Office, and War Remnants Museum.
  • Taste a cup of Vietnam coffee at a famed street cafe(or fresh juice). Did you know Vietnam is the world's second-largest coffee producer?
Saigon Central Post Office
Saigon Central Post Office—the famous place for a photoshoot.
Day 3
Ho Chi Minh | Embark on Your Mekong Cruise
  • Be ready at your Ho Chi Minh hotel lobby at 10:00 A.M and wait for cruise shuttle service transferring to the Saigon Port.
  • Settle into Mekong Princess* cruise cabin.
  • Lunch will be served soon after departure.
  • Enjoy crafted cocktails and the fantastic sunset.
  • Taste a classy Vietnamese dinner on board.
  • *The following itinerary is based on the Mekong Princess cruise and changes if you prefer another ship.
Mekong port
The hospitality staff serves you onboard.
Day 4
Ben Tre—Can Tho | Love at First Sight of the Mekong Delta
  • In the morning, take xe lam (three-wheeler) and visit a coconut candy maker.
  • Walk through the village and visit an orchard.
  • Taste some fresh fruit and board a local boat for a trip through the narrow creek.
  • Visit the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoy the welcome of unicorn dances.
  • Enjoy dinner onboard.
  • Onboard activity: lecture on "Vietnam's People, Culture, Colonial History."
Be welcomed by the unicorn dances
Be welcomed by the traditional unicorn dances in Can Tho.
Day 5
Can Tho — Hoa An| Experience the Colourful Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Board a sampan and explore the fascinating Cai Rang floating market.
  • After lunch, continue the excursion to Hoa An village.
  • Visit flower gardens, walk to a local house, and chat with the host.
  • Continue the excursion to another village on a motor trishaw.
  • Stop and visit the conical-hat-making families' places.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk in a peaceful village with rice fields and fruit trees.
Cai Rang floating market
Explore the Colourful Cai Rang Floating Market.
Day 6
Gieng Island | Cross the Hong Ngu Border into Cambodia
  • Board a sampan and visit Gieng Island.
  • Visit Hong Ngu village and Hoa Hao temple.
  • In the late afternoon, the ship arrives at the border area to complete exit procedures and continue up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh.
  • Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration with the Executive Chef.
Cooking Class on board
Have a Cooking Class with the Executive Chef.
Day 7
Phnom Penh | Discover Phnom Penh on a Cyclo
  • Take a cyclo to visit the Royal Palace, the Throne Hall, Moonlight Pavilion, and the Silver Pagoda.
  • Visit the National Museum.
  • Onboard activities: fruit carvings and tropical fruits demonstration; lecture on "Cambodia's Geography and Life along the Mekong River".
Cyclo tour in Phnom Penh
Discover Phnom Penh by an old transport mean—Cyclo.
Day 8
Phnom Penh | Learn of a Heart-Breaking Past and Hopeful Present
  • Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre and Memorial Stupa.
  • Explore the Tuol Sleng Memorial —the notorious detention centre known as S-21.
  • Have a leisurely afternoon to relax and reflect.
  • Enjoy the Apsara Show (Cambodian dancing) on board.
Tuol Sleng Museum
Learn about the Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh.
Day 9
Phnom Penh—Angkor Ban | Be Blessed by Local Monks
  • Pay a visit to Angkor Ban.
  • Attend a blessing ceremony by local monks.
  • Visit a local family and a school, where we join the children in their classroom.
Cambodian School visit
Pay a visit to a local Cambodian School.
Day 10
Angkor Ban-Siem Reap | Disembark the ship and Check in Siem Reap Hotel

After breakfast, disembark the ship at Kampong Cham port. Then be transferred by motor-coach to your Siem Reap hotel. Hotel checks in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11
Siem Reap | Angkor Wat—the UNESCO Site Unveiled
  • Be met by your private tour guide at the hotel lobby at 8 A.M.
  • Unveil the mystery of Angkor Wat with the Knowledge of a Khmer scholar(2 hours).
  • Explore the essential parts of the Angkor Wat Complex with your local guide: Angkor Thom South Gate, Bayon Temple, the Terrace of Temple Elephants.
Bayon Temple
The smiley face carvings make Bayon Temple unmatched.
Day 12
Siem Reap | Learn how APOPO Rats have Saved Hundreds of Lives.
  • Explore the unique pinkish sandstone temple—Banteay Srei and the famous jungle temple—Ta Prohm .
  • Learn how APOPO Rats have saved hundreds of lives and give a big hug to the "Hero Rat".
Apopo Rat
APOPO Rats—landmines detection specialist.
Day 13
Siem Reap Departure

You'll be escorted to Siem Reap Airport for your flight back home.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Exceptional experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

Halong Bay cruise
See the Amazing Halong Bay Seascape.

For slow pacers or families

Ho Chi Minh City Vepsa Tour
Discover Ho Chi Ming City On a Vespa.

For couples or adventurers

Phu Quoc beach relaxation
Enjoy the Sunshine on Phu Quoc Beach.

For slow pacers or families

Beng Mealea Ruin
Beng Mealea Ruins Explore.

For discovery-seekers

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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Please let us know your preference, and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Vinpearl Landmark 81 Autograph Collection in Saigon
Ho Chi Minh's Landmark Hotel
Villa Song Saigon
Boutique Residence in Ho Chi Minh city
Amansara resort
Resort for Cambodian Imperial Guests
zannier phum bitang
Angelina Jolie's choice in Siem Reap

Our Service Includes:

13 days from
per person (based on 2 persons, 5-star accommodations and Mekong Princess Cruise)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • 5-star accommodations for 12 nights
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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