(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your included three-night stay in Siem Reap. In the evening, you’ll meet your Cambodian tour director to learn more about the days ahead, before enjoying a welcome dinner. (D)
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. The city was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII and covers an area of 9 square kilometres. After the tour, visit the sacred temple of Ta Prohm, overgrown by jungle trees.
This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theatre and music. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts. (B,L)
EmeraldPLUS - The Cambodian Circus, Phare
Included Excursion - A visit to Angkor Thom
Included Excursion - A visit to Ta Prohm Temple
Rise early and witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Afterwards, walk through this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout.
Return to the hotel and either enjoy the day at leisure, continue touring or choose a DiscoverMORE touring option. This evening, enjoy a gala dinner together, accompanied by an Apsara performance. (B,D)
Included Excursion - A sunrise visit to Angkor Wat
Today, leave Siem Reap and venture to the town of Prek K’dam to embark your Emerald Cruises award-winning Star-Ship. En route, stop in Kampong Kdei and see the impressive Angkor Bridge, before having lunch at a local restaurant.
On arrival in Prek K’dam, you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Later, set sail whilst you enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. (B,L,D)
Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Monastery and Temples. Located north of Phnom Penh, Oudong was the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in 1866. 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. Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident monks as part of EmeraldPLUS.
Spend the afternoon as you please, exploring with DiscoverMORE options or simply relaxing on board Emerald Harmony. After dinner, enjoy a Phnom Penh by City Lights remork (tuk tuk) tour. (B,L,D)
Included Excursion Visit to Oudong Temples
EmeraldPLUS Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing & Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour
Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city known as the “Pearl of Asia”, was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, you will learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of the country’s history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the small museum and learn about this sad historic chapter. 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.
Back on board Emerald Harmony, enjoy a Cambodian Street Fair lunch, before visiting the majestic Royal Palace with its French-inspired gardens, followed by a shopping stop at the central market located in the heart of the city. This evening, enjoy a cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation, before setting sail to the border. Celebrate crossing the border with a Cambodian-style family dinner. (B,L,D)
Included Excursion - A visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum & Visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market
EmeraldPLUS - A cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation
In Tan Chau, EmeraldPLUS invites you to visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Learn more about the long and complicated silk-making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk, created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, originating from Tan Chau silk village around 100 years ago. Board a sampan to Evergreen Island and walk through a local village for a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community.
This afternoon, visit Long Khanh Island, known for its scarf weaving and Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda. After anchoring for the night near An long, you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board. (B,L,D)
Included Excursion - Visit to Evergreen Island & Visit to a local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khanh Island
EmeraldPLUS - Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory & Lion Dance performance on board
Relax on board this morning or join our DiscoverMORE tour of Tràm Chim National Park, home to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary.
This afternoon, enjoy a visit to My An Hung village as part of our EmeraldPLUS programme. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam specialises in red-hot chilli and peppers. Enjoy some local folk singing during the visit, wander through coconut farms, meet the locals and learn about life in the village.
Tonight, enjoy a Vietnamese family-style dinner. (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS - Visit to My An Hung village
Visit Sa Dec on a walking tour, with stops at the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant, and enjoy a walk through the central market to peruse its varied produce.
Return to Emerald Harmony by sampan and, after lunch on board, you’ll arrive in Cai Be. Travelling via sampan, visit a coconut candy workshop and learn how coconut candy and other local sweets are made, then visit a local French colonial heritage villa. (B,L,D)
Included Excursion - A visit to the Chinese Congregational House and the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le
Sit back, relax and take in a full day of sailing the magnificent Mekong River and canals. Watch as life in the Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam awakens for another day as the ship departs early this morning to begin transiting the Cho Gao canal. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ever-changing vista’s from the pool, to enjoy a treatment in the Wellness Area (additional expense), or to read a book and chat with new friends. Cruise past mangroves, narrow canals, fish farms, busy cargo barges and local fishing boats alike.
Tonight, dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City with views of the city lights. (B,L,D)
Bid farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves, such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, check into your hotel for your included two-night stay, and enjoy a free afternoon. (B,L)
Included Excursion - A tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
Enjoy a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, the Reunification, or Independence, Palace. Formerly the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese.
Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office and listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. (B,D)
Included Excursion - An orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. (B)
The 2023 Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River
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Yes, Emerald Cruises do have a Flexible Cancellation Policy. With Emerald Cruises, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald Cruises departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2022. This policy is applicable across all Emerald’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises.
Please note: Third party cancellation fees may apply. Further cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.
Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK.
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. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee that the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary included. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving the same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. 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. Super earlybird savings are capacity controlled and are subject to change; fares must be paid in full 12 months prior to departure. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.
Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booking an Oceanview cabin or above by 8pm 23rd May 2022.