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From £5470pp
13 days & 11 nights
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Mekong Journey: Lotus Cruises

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Fly to Ho Chi Minh City


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

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: Board your Mekong cruise
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)

DAY 11: Siem Reap • Angkor temples
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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 12: Siem Reap • Angkor temples
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Siem Reap • Angkor temples

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 13: 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

  • 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
Low Season
From £5,470 per person
High Season
From £6,390 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

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These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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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.
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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