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Mekong Journey: Lotus Cruises

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

Can Tho (Mekong Delta)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 221 452 843 1656 2048 2118 2319 2419 26210 2078 1185
Rainy Days 6 4 5 8 15 16 17 17 19 19 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dalat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661 1559 1559 1457
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 241 422 873 1837 1918 2088 24310 2419 24810 1817 914
Rainy Days 8 6 7 10 17 21 22 24 22 20 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Danang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 331 321 351 572 974 883 1034 30112 52821 36714 2108
Rainy Days 4 5 5 8 14 19 18 22 18 14 7 5
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679 2577

Hanoi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2373 2781 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2984 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1864 2170 2577 2679 2679 2679 2577 2272 1966 1559
Sunshine hours 3 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 281 422 974 1817 24210 25810 29712 2259 1255 572 191
Rainy Days 10 12 15 14 15 15 16 17 14 11 8 5
Humidity N N N M VH E E VH VH H L N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 80 231 632 1837 26110 25710 24910 27011 25510 1566 653
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 15 16 17 18 20 18 12 9
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hoi An

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2882 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2068 2170 2373 2577 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 924 321 301 341 562 994 904 1044 29712 52621 36314 2068
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 20 19 23 19 15 7 5
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hue

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 2984 2679 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1315 442 502 472 853 964 984 1134 35114 52020 44518 25010
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 19 19 23 18 13 6 4
Humidity N L M H VH VH VH VH VH H M N
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2475 2679 2882 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2781 2577

Mai Chau

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2882 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2882 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 4 3 3 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 301 482 1074 1978 28211 29612 35914 24710 1295 592 221
Rainy Days 9 10 13 13 16 18 19 21 16 11 7 5
Humidity VH VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nha Trang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2475 2577 2475 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 6
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 161 291 432 813 542 572 602 1496 28811 28111 1656
Rainy Days 6 5 5 8 15 18 19 21 20 18 12 9
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2679 2781 2984 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882 2781 2577

Phan Thiet

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 3290 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 151 271 592 1536 1907 1928 1978 25310 25310 2028 1205
Rainy Days 7 5 5 8 15 17 18 20 20 19 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2781 2882 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679

Phu Quoc

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3290 3391 3391 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 371 351 793 1325 1887 24310 27011 36915 28211 27311 2038 984
Rainy Days 6 5 6 8 16 17 18 19 20 19 14 9
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Sapa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2882 2475 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2475 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 331 492 1054 1827 24210 28711 32213 2169 1104 532 251
Rainy Days 8 8 9 12 15 19 22 23 17 13 8 6
Humidity N N N N L M M M L N N N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Battambang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3595 3595 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 141 492 823 1416 1456 1596 1616 2369 2118 823 171
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 14 13 16 18 17 14 6 2
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Phnom Penh

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3493 3493 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 80 291 683 1667 1566 1496 1626 24510 26310 1155 271
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 15 15 16 16 19 17 9 4
Humidity H H VH VH E VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Siem Reap

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3493 3697 3697 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 90 281 643 1466 1667 1867 2249 25010 2158 612 70
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 15 15 18 18 18 15 6 2
Humidity H VH VH E E VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tatai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3391 3290 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 612 1034 1345 35514 72328 69327 91636 60524 33713 1195 311
Rainy Days 4 5 8 11 20 23 24 25 24 20 10 4
Humidity Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

(N)

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

(B)

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: ...

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  • Mekong Navigator
    Mekong Navigator

    The Mekong Navigator combines modern luxury with French colonial elegance. The ship encompasses 34 sumptuous suites, ensuring an intimate experience coupled with highly personalised service. Superior Suites are located on the lower deck and are furnished with two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed, as requested. Cabin features include a rainfall shower, minibar, pillow menu, air conditioning , television,  flat-screen television, hairdryer and safe. Ship facilities include a stylish restaurant and bar serving regional and western dishes, a breezy sun deck, library, spa and fitness centre. During the voyage a selection of carefully planned excursions are included, led by knowledgeable, English-speaking guides. Lotus are keenly aware of the importance of protecting the fragile ecosystem of the Mekong delta and supporting the communities that live here. To this end all products used on board are eco-friendly and local people are involved as much as possible in the running of the ship, from the ...

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  • Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor
    Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor

    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

MKC2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3195 per person

High season from £4295 per person

 

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

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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