Classic Vietnam & Mekong River | Idelo Travel

Classic Vietnam & Mekong River

Escorted & Small Group Tours
18 Days
£2,987per person
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If you’re travelling Vietnam solely by land, you’re missing out on half the adventure. Cruise Halong Bay by junk boat; explore Hue’s historic monuments; check out the My Son ruins; witness daily life along the Mekong as you drift into Cambodia; and so much more. The ultimate Southeast Asia experience awaits. Get on board.

Holiday Highlights

  • Halong Bay junk cruise
  • Guided tour of Hue
  • Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Discover floating villages and markets
  • Visit the S21 Museum and Killing Fields in Phnom Penh
  • Escorted group touring and cruising
  • 7 nights sailing on the Mekong River

Trip Itinerary

HANOI | HA LONG | HUẾ | HOI AN | HO CHI MINH CITY | MỸ THO | SADEK | XÃ VĨNH XƯƠNG | PHNOM PENH | KÂMPÓNG TRÂLACH | CHNOK TRU | SIEM REAP

  • Day 1-2

    Depart London for Hanoi, arriving the next day. Transfer to your meeting point for a welcome meeting that evening.


  • Day 3

    Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner. (BLD)


  • Day 4

    Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue. (BL)


  • Day 5

    Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.


  • Day 6

    Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. (B)


  • Day 7-8

    Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles. (B)


  • Day 9

    Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city. (B)


  • Day 10

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City. (B)


  • Day 11

    Transfer to the pier for the start of the riverboat journey. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the adventure begins. Sail towards My Tho. (D)


  • Day 12

    Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec. (BLD)


  • Day 13

    Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. (BL)


  • Day 14

    Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town. (BL)


  • Day 15

    Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, use free time to visit sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, or the Russian Market. (BL)


  • Day 16

    Wander through the town of Koh Chen. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. (BLD)


  • Day 17

    Sail on to Kampong Chhnang. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market. Enjoy lunch back on the ship en route to Chnok Tru. Hop in a local boat to visit one of the largest floating villages on the river. Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captain's farewell dinner. (BLD)


  • Day 18

    Depart for Siem Reap early morning. Tour ends upon arrival. Transfer to the airport for your flight home OR enjoy an optional Siem Reap extension before departing. (B)


Holiday Price Overview

Escorted & Small Group Tours
18 Days
£2,987per person
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