Explore one of the world’s great rivers
on this 7-night cruise on the Mekong,
passing small riverside villages and
sleepy temples that, being inaccessible
by road, are well off the tourist trail.
These river cruisers are the ideal way to
explore remote locations while retaining
access to luxury accommodation,
facilities and food back on board.
This journey can be taken either up or
downstream, ending or beginning at the
legendary temples of Angkor.
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Fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City, via
Arrive and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel for 2
Morning tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, the
underground network dug by the Viet Cong.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of the
city. (B, L)
Transfer to My Tho to board the Jayavarman for a 7-night cruise to Siem Reap. Spend
the afternoon navigating the waters of the
Mekong delta towards Cai Be. (B, D)
In the morning, take a boat trip around Cai
Be to see the floating market and explore
the islands and orchards of the delta. In
the afternoon, cruise to Sa Dec and enjoy a
traditional sampan ride to Binh Thanh island,
then continue to Tan Chau. (B, L, D)
Morning excursion to a local market, the floating
villages, cat fish farms and a visit to a Muslim
Cham village near Chau Doc. Return to the boat
and continue upriver, crossing the border into
Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Phnom Penh, including the Royal
Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum
and Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide. Dinner is
followed by a performance of traditional Apsara
dance. (B, L, D)
Sail to Chong Koh and visit the riverside village
here that specialises in silk weaving, then on to
the village of Angkor Ban to learn more about
village life. Later this evening begin sailing to
Kampong Cham. (B, L, D)
Sail upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple
of Wat Hanchey, and enjoy the panoramic views
of the Cambodian countryside. Afterwards, sail
back to Kampong Cham visiting the Wat Nokor
temple along the way. Moor overnight near
Kampong Cham. (B, L, D)
Set sail today up the Tonlé river, which connects
the Tonlé lake with the Mekong and Bassac
rivers that merge at Phnom Penh. Take an
excursion by coach to the pottery village of
Aundaung Russey. A farewell dinner will be held
this evening. Overnight moored in the middle of
the lake. (B, L, D)
Early morning crossing of the huge Tonlé Sap
lake, then disembark and coach journey to
Siem Reap. Arrive and transfer to Belmond La
Résidence d’Angkor for 3 nights. (B)
Full-day tour of the smaller temples of Angkor,
including the Roluos Group, Banteay Srei, Preah
Khan and Neak Pean. (B, L)
This morning, explore picturesque Ta Phrom
and Prasat Tanei where a light picnic breakfast
is served. Continue to the jewel of the Khmer
empire: Angkor Wat. In the afternoon, visit
Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants
and the Terrace of the Leper King. End the
day at Bayon, where its distinctive stone
faces are softened by the light of the setting
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour escort.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation in each destination
throughout the tour. Rooms and cabins are based
on the standard category.
The itinerary that is shown above is
correct for times of high water in the region,
typically between July and December. At other
times of the year, water levels on the Tonle Sap
lake are too low to navigate, meaning that the
excursions above will be rearranged, and on
Day 11 a coach will transport pa
When on board the cruise,
the transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise
are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Inspired by the golden-age cruise liner
Normandie, the Jayavarman was Indochina’s
first boutique-style river cruiser. All 27 spacious
cabins and suites are beautifully furnished
and have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors leading
to private balconies. Facilities include a
dining room, bar and lounge, sun deck, library
with internet workstation, observatory with
binoculars, and the Apsara beauty salon
This tour departs the UK on
Wednesdays. Itineraries are subject to change and
amendments due to local conditions and seasonal
water levels. There are no departures in May.
Located by the river in the centre of Siem Reap, surrounded by majestic old trees, Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is a charming place to relax and escape the heat. Airy rooms are furnished using dark woods with large bathrooms and balconies surrounding a large pool. The restaurant serves local and European food with an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a refreshing...
The Caravelle Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping and nightlife areas on Dong Khoi Street and Lam Son, and overlooks the historical Opera House. The hotel has 311 rooms including eight suites, and includes a rooftop open-air bar with magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the city. The hotel is composed of two buildings, the original 10-floor Caravelle Hotel, and a new 24-floor tower added in 1998. Other facilities include two restaurants, a swimming pool and health...
Inspired by the golden age cruise liner, Normandie,
the Jayavarman is Indochina’s first boutique river
cruiser, offering uncompromising luxury. All 27
spacious cabins and suites are beautifully furnished
and have private balconies. Facilities include a
sundeck, library with internet access, observatory
and Apsara beauty salon and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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