Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)–My Tho-Vinh Long–Chau Doc–Koh Dek Chau-Phnom Penh-Kampong Chhnang–Chnok Tru–Siem Reap
Experience Cambodia and Vietnam from the banks of the mighty Mekong River. Take an adventure with Lan Diep Cruise and see these beautiful countries in an unforgettable way. From Ho Chi Minh, visit fishing ports, small island villages, stunning pagodas, view ancient traditions, and cruise down the Tonle Sap to Siem Reap, home of the mysterious Angkor Temples.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- My Tho
Day 2: My Tho- Cai Be
Day 3: Cai Be- Vinh Long- Sa Dec
Day 4: Sa Dec- Chau Doc
Day 5: Chau Doc- Koh Dek Chau
Day 6: Koh Dek Chau- Phnom Penh
Day 7: Phnom Penh Highlights
Day 8: Phnom Penh-Koh Chen/Oudong-Kampong Tralach
Day 9: Kampong Chhang- Kompong Luong
Day 10: Kompong Luong- Siem Reap
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)! Your journey will begin in the early morning, where you will be transferred to the international port of Saigon for your cruise. Settle into your cabin and prepare for a breathtaking 10 day adventure up to Siem Reap, home of the mysterious Angkor temples.Enjoy lunch on board as your cruise departs. Relax on deck and admire the scenery as we make our way to My Tho, a market town known for its many orchards, rice plantations and the most extensive cultivation of rice, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, longans, and citrus fruits of Vietnam. In the early evening, your cruise will drop its anchor near Thoi Son Island, where you will enjoy traditional music by local musicians as you relax in the peaceful sunset.Return to the ship and have a splendid welcome dinner, followed by free time for the rest of the evening.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the mainland by a local boat where you will then travel to Vinh Trang Pagoda by car. Enjoy a panoramic view of My Tho on the drive as you head to Dong Tam Snake Farm and My Tho Market to discover the local gardens and rice fields. Once you return to the pier, you will take a local boat to Thoi Son Island where you can explore the daily activities of the people as you enjoy some fresh local fruit.We will continue to make our way to Cai Be as you enjoy your lunch. Relax on board for the afternoon.Enjoy your evening on board with a leisurely dinner as the boat drops its anchor near Cai Be for night.
In the early morning, you will complete the rest of the journey to Vinh Long as you enjoy a lovely breakfast. Located in the middle of the delta between two arms of the mighty Mekong River, life in this city centers on water, consisting of houses that are hoisted up on stilts that are planted into banks of the river. Upon your arrival, you will take a local boat to visit a brick and pottery factory and the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees.After enjoying your lunch on board, we will make our way to Sa Dec, where you will take a short panoramic tour of this peaceful city full of tree-lined streets, fading colonial villas and a myriad of orchards and flower markets. Next, you will take a bus to visit Vuong primary school before continuing on to visit the beautiful Kien An Cung Pagoda. Take a stroll around Sa Dec Market along the River bank, and then visit a nursery of flower and bonsai trees before returning to the boat for the evening.Upon returning to your ship, you will enjoy a nice dinner as your cruise drops its anchor near Sa Dec port for night.
After breakfast, your cruise will depart for Chau Doc. Upon arrival, enjoy an extensive tour and introduction with a Vietnamese guide before having lunch at the Victoria Hotel restaurant. Chau Doc is a remote border town full of many different cultures. The city is known for its vivid and vibrant colors with floating fish farms, colonial buildings, and many markets. Local boats will ferry you to visit a Cham minority village.Once you return to the Victoria hotel, take a stroll through Chau Doc market where you will enjoy a glistening view of the rice paddies on the peak of Sam Mountain. On your way back to the hotel, you will stop to visit Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset before having dinner at the Victoria Hotel's restaurant.In the evening, you will have free time to enjoy the Victoria hotel facilities or have a wander through the city before returning to the boat.
Following your breakfast on board, we will depart for Vinh Xuong, the city where Vietnam meets Cambodia. After lunchtime, we will make our way to Kaam Samnor.Take in the breathtaking sites as your cruise sets sail to Koh Dek Chau Island. Upon your arrival, take a stroll through the lovely village and discover the ways of daily life in Cambodia.Enjoy your dinner on board as the boat sails towards Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.
After breakfast we will make the rest of our journey to Phnom Penh. You will be given the opportunity to explore the city, beginning with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which now serves as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979.In the evening, we will return to your cruise for a traditional Apsara dance show while you enjoy your dinner on board.
After breakfast you will explore Phnom Penh, beginning with a visit to the dazzling Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.You will return to the boat for lunch, and after a short rest on board you have the remainder of the day to explore Phnom Penh on your own.In the evening, return to the ship to admire the beautiful sunset during dinner.
We will begin this morning by making our way to Koh Chen, a wonderful silversmith village on a small island just north of Phnom Penh. Next, we will visit Cambodia's old capital, Oudong, the site of the royal stupas.You will then be given lunch on board before continuing on to Kampong Tralach to see its stunning pagoda and outstanding century-old mural paintings. You will also be able to enjoy a nice view of the rice paddies.To end this lovely day, you will return to the cruise for dinner. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax on board.
This morning, we will continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap River. Kampong Chhnang is also known for its market and pottery-making villages nearby which produce enough pottery to supply the entire country.Enjoy your lunch on board while we continue to cruise toward Kompong Luong, an incredibly remote yet self-sufficient village. Upon your arrival, you will take a small local boat to discover the incredible floating villages.We will then return to your cruise for farewell cocktails and dinner . Enjoy the last evening on board.
In the early morning, we will depart for Siem Reap, enjoying your last half day to relax on the deck as we make our way across the Tonle Sap Lake.After a final lunch on board, you will be dropped off at the pier to continue your onward journey.
Entrance and sightseeing fees as listed;
All meals as listed;
Transportation as listed;
Accommodations as listed;
Domestic flights, car transfers as listed;
Professional licensed English-speaking guide.