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)
Private transfer to My Tho to board the
Jayavarman / Jahan 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 the village of Angkor Ban to learn more
about village life. Afterwards, visit the hilltop pre-
Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and enjoy the
panoramic views of the Cambodian countryside.
Continue to the temple of Wat Nokor. (B, L, D)
Sail downstream and stop at the island of Koh
Oknha Tey, notable for its manufacture of high
quality silk products. Afternoon cruise to the
confluence of the Mekong and Tonlé rivers, then
on to Kampong Tralach. Anchor later in the
Tonlé river near Kampong Chhnang. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Kampong Chhnang, then take a local
boat to the shore for a walking tour to see
Khmer pottery and palm sugar production.
Back on board, lunch is served as you cruise
gently along the narrow and meandering
Tonlé river into the vast Tonlé Sap lake.
Farewell dinner and entertainment on board
tonight. (B, L, D)
Early morning crossing of the huge Tonlé Sap
lake. Disembark and board a shared coach
transfer to Siem Reap. Arrive and take a private
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
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 the end of July to mid-November.
At other times of the year, water levels on Tonlé
Sap are too low to navigate, meaning that the
excursions above may be rearranged and, on
day 11, a coach will transport passengers from
Kampong Cham to Siem Reap.
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards, to
discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary,
please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The sister ship to the Jayavarman, the Jahan
offers a luxury cruising experience, with 26
elegant cabins furnished in a distinctive British
Indian colonial style. On board, facilities
include the Viceroy dining hall, which serves
western, Khmer and Vietnamese specialities;
the Funnel Bar; a pool deck; a gym and steam
bath. Signature services include high tea in the
observatory, a cruise concierge desk and private
shore excursions with a tour assistant.
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...
The Jahan is newest member of the Mekong River
Boat Collection and the smaller sister ship to the
Jayavarman. There are 26 elegant cabins furnished
in a distinctive colonial style. Facilities include a
dining hall, bar, pool deck, gym and steam bath.
Services include high tea in the observatory and
private shore excursions with a tour...
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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