Explore one of the world’s great rivers,
passing small villages and sleepy
temples that, being inaccessible by
road, are well off the tourist trail. A river
cruise is the ideal way to explore remote
locations while retaining access to luxury
accommodation. This journey can be
taken either up or downstream, ending
or beginning at the temples of Angkor
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Arrive and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel for 2
Morning tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, the
underground network dug out by the Viet Cong.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for city tour. (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 and village
that specialises in catfish farming. 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, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the
killing fields of Choeung Ek and the 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)
Day 10: Tonlé Sap lake
Early morning crossing of the huge Tonlé
Sap lake, then disembark and continue 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 with
a visit to Bayon at sunset. (B)
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 guide.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation throughout the tour.
Prices are based on the standard room or cabin
category, unless otherwise stated.
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.
The itinerary that is shown above
is correct for times of high water in the region,
typically from mid-September to the end of
December. At other times of the year, water
levels on Tonlé Sap are too low to navigate,
meaning that the excursions above will be
rearranged and, on Day 11, a coach will
transport passengers from Kampong Cham to
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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
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...
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