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Magnificent Mekong

Resort:Magnificent Mekong
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Cambodia, Vietnam
Price From: £3645.00

Overview

Explore unique places & cultures

Shop Old Hanoi’s markets. See the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat. Behold the haunting beauty of Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins. Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia by cyclo rickshaw. Discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets. With hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracketing your 8-day Mekong cruise, this 15-day cruisetour reveals the beauty and grace of a land we have only begun to know.

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi boasts one of the most beautiful panoramas in the region and has more cultural sites than any other city in Vietnam.

Day 2 Hanoi, Vietnam

A French-conceived colonial city, Hanoi embodies the contrasting nature of Vietnam.

Day 3 Hanoi, Vietnam

Amid more than 600 pagodas and temples, Hanoi’s Old Quarter displays the original streets and architecture from the early 20th century.

Day 4 Siem Reap, Cambodia

Built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is the most iconic portion of the Hindu temple complex located in Angkor, Cambodia.

Day 5 Siem Reap, Cambodia

See magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu in 10th-century Hindu temples.

Day 6 Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham has a pleasant French colonial charm and is known for its quaint, relaxed atmosphere.

Day 7 Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Loosely translating as “the riverside of the Cham people,” Kampong Cham is the sixth largest city in Cambodia.

Day 8 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” this bustling Cambodian capital is home to charming French colonial architecture and the monumental Angkorian complex for which Cambodia is revered.

Day 9 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The city overlooks a total of three waterways, the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac, and its park-like riverfront boasts plenty of inviting cafés and restaurants.

Day 10 Mekong River, Cambodia

As the river opens up to the Vietnamese delta, narrow rivulets lead to inviting floating markets where all manner of the earth’s bounty is sold from ubiquitous longboats.

Day 11 Tân Châu, Vietnam

A thriving border town on Mekong shores, Tân Châu occupies a rural district in the delta of Vietnam.

Day 12 Sa Ðéc, Vietnam

Sa Ðéc is a French-colonial river port and agricultural trading center. It was once one of the Mekong Delta’s largest cities. Today, it is a laid-back town of tree-lined streets, old villas and colorful markets.

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small fishing village called Prey Nokor. With a population of about 7.2 million people, it is now Vietnam’s largest city.

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City blends history and modern, youthful energy.

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

From enduring, narrow alleyways to wide, Parisian-style boulevards, Ho Chi Minh City has an identity all its own.