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Mekong River Cruises


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2024 Essential Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

MS AMALotus 14 Sep 2024 13 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Cu Chi Tunnels

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4★ hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City & Siem Reap included*

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Sail on board the elegant all-balcony suite river ship RV Apsara*

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - My Tho, Vietnam - Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam - Tan Chau - Evergreen Island, Vietnam - Phnom Penh - Oudong - Koh Chen - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Oknha Tey -.…
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(full fare £5,045) Suite from £3,759pp

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2024 Essential Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

MS AMALotus 31 Aug 2024 13 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Cu Chi Tunnels

Drinks & Gratuities Included*

4★ hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City & Siem Reap included*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

Sail on board the elegant all-balcony suite river ship RV Apsara*

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - My Tho, Vietnam - Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam - Tan Chau - Evergreen Island, Vietnam - Phnom Penh - Oudong - Koh Chen - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Oknha Tey -.…
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(full fare £5,045) Suite from £4,039pp

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2024 Essential Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

MS AMALotus 17 Aug 2024 13 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Cu Chi Tunnels

Drinks & Gratuities Included*

4★ hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City & Siem Reap included*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

Sail on board the elegant all-balcony suite river ship RV Apsara*

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - My Tho, Vietnam - Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam - Tan Chau - Evergreen Island, Vietnam - Phnom Penh - Oudong - Koh Chen - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Oknha Tey -.…
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Highlights of the Mekong River

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Sleepy but with a bustling dock, Kampong Chhnang is a great little spot close to the Tonle Sap river where you can catch glimpses of rural Cambodian life. Take a wooden boat through the floating fishing villages, wave to farmers working in rice fields or wander through the lively produce market - all indicators of simply Khmer living. Cambodia’s capital is the beautiful and busy Phnom Penh, where visitors can stroll along a pedestrianised riverfront lined with restaurants and parks, bargain in the art deco Central Market and explore landmarks like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Those keen to further understand Cambodia’s sad history should visit the sombre yet important Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site upon which thousands of people were held prior to being taken to the Killing Fields during the genocidal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.

Before embarking on the Mekong River, most itineraries start at Siem Reap. Once a tiny village, Siem Reap is now the most popular destination in the country thanks to its proximity to Angkor Archaeological Park, where 400 square kilometres of ancient Khmer Empire city ruins still stand. Angkor Wat is the most famous part of the site but many of the area's 1,000 temples are just as fascinating. Seek out the serene faces of Bayon Temple, the overgrown tree-covered Ta Prohm and the intricately carved Banteay Srei - and arrive early to avoid crowds!

The rural town of Cai Be in Vietnam is known for holding a floating retail market where boats vie for business every morning. Although fewer sellers appear here each year due to the increase in roads being built in the area, the surrounding scenery and meandering little canals are still stunning. The largest city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh, famous for the part it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays its sprawling streets are filled with a wonderful mix of French colonial architecture, bustling food stalls, spiritual temples and shining high-rises. Must-see sights include the double spires of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Jade Emperor Pagoda while hunting for bargains in the chaotic Ben Thanh Market and taking at least one ride in a speeding cab is a quintessential Vietnamese experience.

Sa Dec, a peaceful city with beautiful colonial architecture, is famous for more than just its well-known flower markets and peaceful tree-lined streets. Huynh Thuy Le Old House is a riverside residence dating from 1895 that once belonged to the Chinese family of a 27-year-old son who then-teenage author Marguerite Duras had an affair with before immortalising it in her acclaimed novel, The Lover.


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