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Mekong Journey: Lotus Cruises

Private Travel | Cruises 13 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3195

Journey along the Mekong river aboard a luxury Lotus Cruises vessel, visiting small riverside communities and the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh accompanied by an expert local guide. The 34-cabin ship features elegant French colonial decor and spacious suites with private balconies and 5-star amenities. The adventure ends with guided tours of the Angkor Wat temples.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore remote villages, islands & markets
  • Visit a Khmer scarf workshop in Hong Ngu village
  • Tour Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City & the Angkor temples
  • Stay in 5-star accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City


Days 2-3: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive and transfer to the Park Hyatt Saigon for a 2-night stay. The following day take a city tour and visit the Cu Chi tunnels. (B)

Day 4: Board your Mekong cruise

Transfer to My Tho in the Mekong delta. Board the Mekong Navigator and begin your 7-night journey with a cruise to Cai Be. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Cai Be • Sa Dec

Board sampan boats to explore the canals and floating market of Cai Be, with stops at traditional Vietnamese houses and workshops. Afternoon visit to Sa Dec, home to historic buildings, markets and a Chinese temple. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Cu Lao Gieng • Hong Ngu island

Morning visit to Cu Lao Gieng island to see the cathedral and a boat-building workshop. Afternoon tour of the island village of Hong Ngu, known for its production of traditional Khmer scarves. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Cross into Cambodia

Cross the border at Chau Doc into Cambodia, then spend the afternoon cruising to Phnom Penh, with onboard activities available. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Phnom Penh

Morning visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Evening onboard performance of the traditional Apsara blessing dance. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Phnom Penh

Morning city tour by tuk tuk visiting the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Angkor Ban • To Kampong Cham

Morning visit to Angkor Ban village. Afternoon excursion to the monastery of Wat Hanchey, where you will receive a traditional Buddhist water blessing from the resident monks. (B, L, D)

Days 11-12: Siem Reap • Angkor temples

Disembark in Kampong Cham, then continue by coach to Siem Reap and stay 2 nights at the Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor. A guide and driver are available both days to explore the Angkor Wat temple complex. (B, L)

Day 13: Fly home


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive cruise:

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. Cruise itinerary is subject to change.

This cruise can also be operated in reverse on the downstream itinerary.

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Park Hyatt Saigon
    Park Hyatt Saigon

    The Park Hyatt Saigon is the city's foremost luxury hotel, centrally located on Lam Son Square, near the Opera House and within walking distance of the city's shopping, entertainment and tourist attractions. Rooms and suites are decorated in an opulent French colonial style with wooden floors, separate work area, high-speed internet access and white marble bathroom with walk-in rain shower. The spacious Park Suite King rooms feature a separate living room area and wooden shutters that provide a warm residential ambience. The Xuan Spa offers private treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness studio. Diners can choose from two innovative restaurants, one serving Vietnamese seafood dishes and steak, the other offering an all-day Italian dining venue. Afternoon tea can be taken at The Park Lounge, while the martini bar is one of the city's top nightlife destinations. Features: 245 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, 2 restaurants, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: ...

  • La Residence d'Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap
    La Residence d'Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap

    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 drink.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3195 per person

High season from £4295 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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