Siem Reap to Saigon via Phnom Penh

8-day cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam

From the magnificent temples of Angkor to the bustling Vietnamese metropolis.

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  • Day One - Siem Reap
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    We gather at the FCC for the transfer to Phnom Krom, the Siem Reap pier. Transfer by local boats to the ship.

    When water levels are too low (sometimes between mid-December and August) it may not be possible to embark at the pier in Siem Reap. Alternatively, you will be transferred from Siem Reap to Koh Chen by air-conditioned bus (5-6 hours) where you will embark at approximately 6.30pm.
  • Day Two - Chnok Tru to Kampong Chhnang
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    You enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard before we visit Chnok Tru and tour a floating village. The entire community – temples, houses and schools – sits merrily on the water. We return to the ship before setting off for Kampong Chhnang.

    After lunch, we head off to Kampong Chhnang, which is renowned for its fine clay pottery. In fact, its name in Khmer means ‘Port of Pottery’. Kampong Chhnang is a tranquil province lined with sugar-palm trees and paddy fields which blend into the horizon in dazzling hues of gold and green.

    We return to the ship and begin our journey to Kampong Tralach. The ship drops anchor a few miles downriver and dinner is served.

  • Day Three - Kampong Tralach to Phnom Penh
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    Breakfast is served as we cruise to the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu Pagoda at Kampong Tralach. We return to the ship and depart for Phnom Penh, with lunch served onboard. We arrive in the capital, Phnom Penh and passengers are free to explore this “Pearl of Asia” for the balance of the afternoon. In the early evening, you are entertained by the graceful and beguiling ‘Apsara Dance’ before dinner is served.

  • Day Four - Phnom Penh
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    A buffet breakfast is enjoyed before we visit the Royal Palace, its Silver Pagoda and the famed Russian Market. We return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. We recommend you set aside some time to visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Dinner and overnight onboard.

  • Day Five - Kaam Samnar to Vinh Xuong Border to Sa Dec, Vietnam
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    The ship leaves at the break of dawn for the Kaam Samnar Border (Cambodia) and Vinh Xuong Border (Vietnam). Breakfast is served. We arrive at the check-point. After formalities have been concluded, we depart for Sa Dec.

    Dinner is served onboard. The ship moors overnight.

  • Day Six - Sa Dec to Vinh Long
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    After breakfast, local boats collect you for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec. We return to the ship.

    After lunch, we cruise to Vinh Long and tour a brick and pottery factory and the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Fruit Tree Nursery. We visit a typical local dwelling and a showroom of traditional farming tools. Vinh Long, Vietnamese for ‘Majestic Dragon’, sits merrily in the middle of the Delta, protected by the two great arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruit.

    Life here centres on the water. Houses are perched precariously on stilts that cling to the banks of the river. Hawkers peddle knick-knacks from their boats. Hundreds of small boats traverse the river every day. The unbridled warmth of the locals makes this a destination par excellence. The ship cruises towards Cai Be for a short panoramic tour. We then sail onto My Tho where we moor overnight.

  • Day Seven - Cai Bei to My Tho
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    After breakfast, local boats transfer you to the mainland for a short panoramic tour of My Tho. My Tho, which translates as ‘fragrant herb’ in Vietnamese, draws thousands of tourists each year, eager to embrace the untouched beauty of the Mekong Delta. It is a prosperous city of some 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its myriad fruit orchards, gardens and vast rice fields. The climate is warm and pleasant throughout the year. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most verdant gardens of Vietnam, encircled by coconut palms and banana and mango trees.

    We return to the ship and then cruise towards Saigon. A sumptuous farewell dinner is served and the ship moors overnight.

  • Day Eight - My Tho to Saigon
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    After breakfast, the ship departs for Saigon. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before packing your bags and relaxing in good time for our arrival at Saigon Port.

Disclaimer: Please email us for a precise itinerary as programs differ from ship to ship.
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