Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, this is a city with a turbulent and colourful past.
Transfer to a hotel for your two night stay (D)
Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Head to the Cu Chi tunnels for a visit with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars.
Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy an orientation drive, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace (B)
Transfer to the port and embark Emerald Waterways’ luxurious Star-Ship Emerald Harmony for your seven night Mekong river cruise, set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta (B,L,D)
This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Then travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to Emerald Harmony to sail onwards to Sa Dec, a hidden gem on the Mekong Delta (B,L,D)
Start your day with a visit to the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, then take a walk through the Central Market and peruse its many stalls. Return to Emerald Harmony and sail to My An Hung village. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, specialising in red-hot chilli and peppers (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to My An Hung village
This morning is yours to explore on your own. In the afternoon, embark on a journey to Long Khanh Island and visit a local family to learn about scarf-weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance back on board (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Lion Dance performance on board
As part of EmeraldPLUS, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continuing the visit, embark one of the sampans to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community.
Later, cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory
Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. This morning, 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.
This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the majestic Royal Palace. In the evening, experience a tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh as part of EmeraldPLUS (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night
Enjoy a visit to the Oudong Temples. 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 temples, receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the resident monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS. The afternoon is at your leisure (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Visit the Oudong temples and receive a traditional Buddhist Monk blessing
Disembark and transfer to the Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap for your three night stay. This evening, witness the Cambodian Circus, Phare and enjoy an evening of acrobatics, music and dance (B,L)
EmeraldPLUS: Phare Cambodian Circus performance
Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom. The last capital of the Khmer Empire, it was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown by jungle trees and has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies (B,L)
Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Later this evening enjoy your farewell dinner accompanied by Chayyom dancers (B,D)
The 2022 Majestic Mekong River Cruise Launch
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ROL Cruise are delighted to introduce Emerald Waterways’ BRAND NEW ship – Emerald Harmony, a spectacular river cruise Star-Ship that will exceed all your expectations! Join the newest ship to the Emerald Waterways fleet as she embarks on an incredible river cruise down the mighty Mekong on her maiden season.
Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay. Free drinks with lunch & dinner are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Free all-inclusive drinks is subject to T&Cs and can be withdrawn at any time. Saving is based on two adults sharing. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and should the named hotel not be available an alternative will be supplied, further T&Cs apply. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Use of the Wellness area may incur an additional charge. Pay in FULL by 8pm 31st October 2020 to receive additional discount. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.
Book between 13th November until December 24th 2020 and pay in full to enjoy 10% off the advertised fare. If full payment is not received 12 months prior, the Super Earlybird Saving will be removed. The Super Earlybird Saving is applicable on the cruise element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.
John Lewis Gift Card is tiered on cabin grade booked, based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 30th November 2020.