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From £4575pp
14 days & 12 nights
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A River Journey on the Mekong (Jayavarman)

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
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Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


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

DAY 2: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel for 2 nights. (N)

DAY 3: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

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)

DAY 4: Mekong cruise
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Mekong cruise

Private 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)

DAY 5: Cai Be • Binh Thanh island
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Cai Be • Binh Thanh island

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)

DAY 6: Tan Chau
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Tan Chau

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)

DAY 7: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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)

DAY 8: Angkor Ban & temples
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Angkor Ban & temples

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)

DAY 9: Koh Oknha Tey
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Koh Oknha Tey

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)

DAY 10: Kampong Chhnang • Tonlé Sap lake
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Kampong Chhnang • Tonlé Sap lake

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)

DAY 11: Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

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)

DAY 12: Angkor temples
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Angkor temples

Full-day tour of the smaller temples of Angkor, including the Roluos Group, Banteay Srei, Preah Khan and Neak Pean. (B, L)

DAY 13: Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom
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Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

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)

DAY 14: Fly Home
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Fly Home


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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise in style on the Jayavarman luxury vessel
  • Uncover Vietnam War history in the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Visit remote villages, markets & local artisans along the Mekong river
  • Two full days to discover the Angkor temples, finishing with sunset over the site
  • Meet local artisans & visit village workshops
Low Season
From £4,575 per person
High Season
From £7,330 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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