G Adventures Mekong River Encompassed – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

10 days from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Start packing for this 10 day tour from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City visiting Viet Nam and Cambodia with G Adventures.

Details
Length 10 Days
Code AOLZSE
Group Size Small Group - Max 28
Age Group
Category Marine

Overview

Experience Cambodia and Vietnam from a truly different perspective — the waters of the mighty Mekong River. Sail for eight days aboard a classic riverboat from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Discover Phnom Penh, roam the famous floating markets, and explore the stilt village of Chnok Tru. Incredible views of Southeast Asia await you here.

Highlights

Explore Angkor Wat and the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit ancient temples and small villages, enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market, learn about life along this famous river

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Day 1 Siem Reap

    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

  • Day 2 Day 2 Siem Reap/Koh Chen (1B, 1L, 1D)

    Start early today with a 4:30am departure for Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before exploring more of the temples. Enjoy lunch at New Hope, a G Adventures-supported project. After lunch, transfer to Koh Chen in a private vehicle. Board the riverboat by early evening, then enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting before dinner. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Riverboat Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 285km)

  • Day 3 Day 3 Koh Chen/Kampong Chhnang (1B, 1L, 1D)

    After the day's excursions, enjoy dinner on board and relax as the riverboat drops anchor for the night. Included Activities: Koh Chen Visit Kampong Chhnang Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat

  • Day 4 Day 4 Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)

    Embark on an early morning cruise to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. This afternoon, continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town. Included Activities: Kampong Tralach Visit Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

  • Day 5 Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B, 1D)

    Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour Apsara Show

  • Day 6 Day 6 Phnom Penh/Sadek (1B, 1D)

    Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the view from the top of Sam Mountain. Additional Notes: During border crossing all passengers must stay on board as formalities are done on the riverboat. The boat will usually stay at the border for 2-3 hrs whilst all formalities are completed. Depending on time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary. Although this process is usually quite simple, delays can occur. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam) Tra Su Bird Sanctuary Visit Sam Mountain Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

  • Day 7 Day 7 Sadek/Mỹ Tho (1B, 1L, 1D)

    Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to wander small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island. Included Activities: Sa Dec Visit Vinh Long Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

  • Day 8 Day 8 Mỹ Tho (1B, 1D)

    Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner. Included Activities: Vĩnh Trang Pagoda Visit Coconut Manufacturing Visit

  • Day 9 Day 9 Mỹ Tho/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

    Continue the final leg of the journey to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive around 11am and disembark. Later, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat

  • Day 10 Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Inclusions

Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap. Arrival transfer. 7 nts aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat. Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat. Chnok Tru floating village visit. Kampong Chhnang visit. Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach). Koh Chen island visit including cottage industries. Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh). Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour. Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour. Apsara show. Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit. Sam Mountain sunset visit. Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec). Vinh Long excursion. Vinh Trang Pagoda visit. Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour. Options to cycle to excursions along the way. Farewell cocktail and Captain's dinner. Cu Chi Tunnels guided visit. All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.

Tour Guide

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners



Transport

Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, walking.

Accommodation

Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts), hotels (2 nts).

Map

Notes

1. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. LOW WATER ITINERARY While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as advertised, some modifications to the itinerary are occasionally needed to reach Siem Reap while water levels are very low (March - August). The Toum Tiou II was built with a steel hull and sleek low draft, so occasions like this are rare. If changes need to be made, they may involve docking the boat just before Siem Reap and using overland transportation to reach the final destination. 3. RIVERBOAT PAYMENT METHOD Only cash is accepted for payment aboard the riverboat. There are several locations along the riverboat route with ATMs that dispense USD or VND.

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.