Cruising the Mekong River – Vietnam & Cambodia

Cruising the Mekong River – Vietnam & Cambodia



National Trust travelers will board the Mekong Princess, an elegant all-suite vessel combining romantic French colonial style with modern comforts, for the most intimate luxury cruising experience available on the Mekong. Our program begins with a stay in Ho Chi Minh City, a busy and dynamic city still known by many as Saigon, and ends with two full days to explore the remarkable Khmer temples and monuments of legendary Angkor, one of Asia’s most exquisite archaeological gems. In between, the Mekong River takes us into the fascinating but seldom-visited world of one of Asia’s great waterways. Marvel at floating villages whose residents literally live on the water—working, shopping, even attending school and church. Tour a family-owned orchard, visit a noodle factory and a coconut candy maker, and experiment with typical Vietnamese ingredients during a cooking demonstration.

Pricing from
Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019


Pre-tour Extension: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay
• 3 (non-consecutive) nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi
• 1 night aboard a junk boat in Ha Long Bay
Details and pricing for extension TBD.


Map Vietnam


  • day 1


    Depart U.S. Overnight flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • day 2

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Park Hyatt Hotel
    Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon); transfers to hotel; evening at leisure to rest and recover from flight

  • day 3

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Park Hyatt Hotel
    City tour and lunch; Cu Chi Tunnels visit with former Viet Cong officer or local expert; welcome dinner at
    local venue BLD

  • day 4

    Ho Chi Minh City (Embark)

    Mekong Princess
    Mid-morning check out; market visit; embark Mekong
    Princess BLD

  • day 5

    Ben Tre & Tra On

    Mekong Princess
    Sampan ride through mangrove channels; visit local coconut candy maker; visit orchard, travel by local
    boats to explore creeks lined with Nipah palms; see remote Mekong Delta en route to Tra On and Phuoc
    Hau pagoda BLD

  • day 6

    Can Tho & Thot Not

    Mekong Princess
    Sampan ride through Can Tho’s floating market; visit local factory, family-owned orchard; ride xe lam
    (motorized trishaw) to bird sanctuary in Thot Not BLD

  • day 7

    Gieng Island

    Mekong Princess
    Sampan ride to Gieng Island; visit sampan village; canal drive through duck farms, monkey bridge and
    tropical orchards; Catholic Church visit BLD

  • day 8

    Hong Ngu, Vietnam /Border Crossing

    Mekong Princess
    Visit local village where traditional scarves are woven; local temple devoted to Hoa Hoa; Cambodia border
    crossing; overnight in Phnom Penh BLD

  • day 9

    Phnom Penh

    Mekong Princess
    Cyclo ride through Phnom Penh with Silver Pagoda, National Museum; afternoon Choeung Ek killing fields and Tuol Sleng (former Khmer Rouge prison); evening (local orphanage) children’s performance on board; overnight in Phnom Penh BLD

  • day 10

    Angkor Ban

    Mekong Princess
    Visit this charming town and a local family’s home. Stop by a school to visit with children in their
    classroom. Walk through the village back to the ship, with a stop at the local monastery. BLD

  • day 11

    Kampong Cham/ Siem Reap

    Park Hyatt Hotel
    Disembark Mekong Princess; transfer to Siem Reap; evening at leisure BL

  • day 12

    Siem Reap

    Park Hyatt Hotel
    Full morning Angkor Wat; Siem Reap art tour by tuk tuk with visits to galleries and artisan workshops ; BL

  • day 13

    Siem Reap

    Park Hyatt Hotel
    Sunrise view over Angkor Wat from Ba Kheng Temple; elephant ride to Angkor Thom; Ta Prohm; afternoon at leisure; farewell dinner with local performance BLD

  • day 14

    Return to U.S.

    Transfers to Siem Reap airport for return flights to the U.S.

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