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Classic Mekong

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    17 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
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Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the magnificence of the temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 15 , Lunches: 14 , Dinners: 15
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    15 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Victoria Mekong Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Classic Mekong tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.


Vietnam is finally open! With travel paused for over two years, Vietnam's stunning nature and spectacular attractions have had a chance to rest and rejuvenate and are now ready to welcome visitors back at their very best. As is that famous Vietnamese hospitality - warmer, more welcoming and authentic than ever before.

Our customers who have just returned say they highly recommend experiencing this sensational country as soon as possible, with the sights at their finest and far fewer crowds.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Temples of Angkor
    Day 3 Temples of Angkor

    Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Fly to Phnom Penh and explore by cyclo, with stops at the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Stop to visit Wat Phnom before finishing the day with a glass of refreshing local beer.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Cross over into Vietnam, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making. On arrival at Vam Nao, take a sampan ashore to visit traditional cottage industries.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Continue downstream, visiting a floating market and local museum. After lunch, arrive at Tan Loc island. Here, choose to explore a historic house and gardens for tea and fruit, or a plum wine farm for a tasting. Sail on to Can Tho for a farewell dinner, accompanied by a traditional music performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Visit a local floating market before bidding farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship's shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon and stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. In Saigon, you will be met by your Vietnamese National Escort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the dark at Noir, a restaurant supporting Saigon's visually impaired.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and Central Post Office.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Fly to Danang, and continue by road to Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    After breakfast, fly to Hanoi to explore the Old Quarter by cyclo. Also stop by the Temple of Literature, and make sure to try a traditional egg coffee on the way!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Discover the rest of Hanoi's sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. In the evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin, a beautiful open-air performance on a lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 15-16
    Halong Bay
    Days 15-16 Halong Bay

    Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17
    Fly Hanoi to UK
    Day 17 Fly Hanoi to UK

    Return to Hanoi for some time at leisure. The next day, board your flight to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Lotus Blanc Resort
    National Road 6, Kruos Village, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
    Lotus Blanc Resort
    Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa is centrally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, close to a number of the city's major monuments. Featuring an onsite spa offering Khmer massage, a rooftop Jacuzzi, and a sky bar, this modern boutique hotel offers a number of options for relaxation. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Victoria Mekong
    Victoria Mekong
    The Victoria Mekong is a four star river cruise ship offering superior service and elegance. Offering 3-4 night luxury cruising itineraries between Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the Mekong. Furnished with 33 spacious deluxe cabins, all with private balconies, the ship is also home to a cocktail bar and pool, games room, lounge area and treatment spa.
    • Restaurant
  • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
  • Vinh Hung Old Town
    Vinh Hung Old Town
    Vinh Hung Old Town Hotel is the perfect base to discover the heritage town, at only a 6 minute walk away. With 33 rooms, all rooms have high standard amenities with free wifi, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer and more. Home to a swimming pool, pool bar and in house dining, this hotel won a TripAdvisor traveller’s choice award in 2018 and is sure to offer the perfect place to relax after exploring Hoi An.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Bhaya Classic
    Bhaya- No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Bhaya Classic
    Aboard a traditional-style junk, refurbished in 2015, a Bhaya Classic cruise offers a convivial atmosphere and classic oriental style. There is a sundeck for admiring the scenery and a spa and jacuzzi for relaxing whilst the restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese and international cuisine. Onboard activities as you cruise include Tai Chi and cooking classes. Cabins are cosy and comfortable with big windows for beautiful views, a fridge and a bathroom with walk in shower.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
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Places Visited: Siem Reap (3N) – Phnom Penh (1N) – Mekong Cruise (3N) – Saigon (2N) – Hoi An (2N) – Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) – Hanoi (1N)

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