Majestic Mekong River Cruise

8 Days
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
From (USD)
$ 2,195
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Ho Chi Minh City Embarkation - My Tho

    Xin Chao and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Today, embark on your Emerald Waterways award-winning river cruise Star-Ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta, and this evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Tour Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Please arrive by 9.30am.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - My Tho – Sa Dec

    This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and other fruits workshop. Then, visit the Tan Long Pagoda. Return to the star-ship and sail to Sa Dec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sa Dec – My An Hung - Hong Ngu

    Start your day with a visit to the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the central market in town. Return to the star-ship and sail to My An Hung village. In the afternoon, as part of EmeraldPLUS, you will have a chance to visit this lovely and unspoiled place.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to My An Hung village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh

    This morning is at leisure for you to explore on your own of if you prefer, to take part on the DiscoverMORE - optional tour (at additional expense) of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to the star-ship and this evening be delighted by a Lion Dance performance on-board.
    EmeraldPLUS: Lion Dance performance on-board
    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Hong Ngu – Vietnam / Cambodia Border Crossing - Phnom Penh

    As part of EmeraldPLUS, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue the visit, embark one of our sampans to Evergreen island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. Re-board your luxury star-ship and cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Phnom Penh

    Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Where you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the small museum and learn about this sad chapter in history. Then, you will visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). This is a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Central Market located in the heart of the city. In the evening, you will have a chance to experience an evening tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace, where you will enjoy a beverage and take in the great views of the city as part of EmeraldPLUS.
    EmeraldPLUS: Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by Night
    DiscoverMORE: Khmer Martial Art & Dance (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam

    Start your day with an ox cart ride before visiting the Wat Kampong Tralach and the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temple there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge which had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring or simply relax on board of your Star-Ship.
    EmeraldPLUS: ox cart ride & traditional Buddhist Monk blessing
    DiscoverMORE: Silk Farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense) or Visit to Koh Chen Silversmith village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap

    Bid farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Please depart after 18:00.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • 7 nights on board of Emerald Waterways Luxury Star-Ship
  • The services of Emerald Waterways Tour Directors
  • The services of a Local Tour Guide
  • Visit to fruit workshop in Dat Dua
  • Visit to Tan Long Pagoda
  • Visit to Chinese congregational house in Ki?n An Cung
  • Home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le
  • Visit to Local Scarf Weaving Worshop
  • Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in the Long Khanh Island
  • Visit to Evergreen Island
  • Visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Visit to Royal Palace and central market
  • Visit to Oudong Temples

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including: 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EmeraldPLUS
  • Visit to My An Hung village
  • Lion Dance Performance on board
  • Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory
  • Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by Night
  • Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing (Oudong Temples)

Pricing & Availability