Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
Travel DatesDepartures year round
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Day 1: Depart London
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Cambodia.
Day 2: Arrive Siem Reap
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and spend at your leisure.
Day 3: Angkor, Siem Reap
This morning is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, you will discover Ta Prohm temple. The rest of your day is spent on exciting Insider Experiences. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
Day 4: Angkor, Siem Reap
Enjoy a free morning to explore. Later, discover the remains of Angkor Archaeological Park, a long-standing tribute to the ancient Khmer Empire. Visit the 12th-century temple Bayon. Finish your day with sunset at Angkor Wat.
Day 5: Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Embark Ship
Transfer to Kampong Cham to board the RV Apsara. Later, delight in an Insider Experience.
Day 6: Angkor Ban, Oknha Tey
Enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban on a walking tour. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey. Disembark and board a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Leave your local transport and continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village.
Day 7: Oknha Tey, Phnom Penh
Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. After an Insider Experience here, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copperware workshops. This afternoon is free to explore.
Day 8: Phnom Penh
Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. Later, take a tour to visit the Royal Palace. See the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace complex and admire the Emerald Buddha carved from Baccarat crystal. After dinner, perhaps step out for an evening walk.
Day 9: Border Crossing, Tan Chau
Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship's chef while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Tonight, watch a documentary film about Pol Pot as your ship cruises towards the small Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.
Day 10: Tan Chau, Sa Dec
After breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong's tiny tributaries, observing the stilt house villages. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, visit the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft.
Day 11: Sa Dec, Cai Be
Take a boat ride to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec for a tour. Visit the former home of Huynh Thuy Le. Le’s one-time lover, French writer Marguerite Duras penned her best-selling novel, The Lover, about their affair. After lunch, step aboard a local boat and journey to Cai Be to see the French Gothic cathedral. Go ashore to visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. After, visit a coconut candy factory to see how the local sweet is created. Enjoy a final dinner on board your ship.
Day 12: Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Finish the day in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Today, explore Ho Chi Minh City at leisure before a delicious Farewell Dinner to round off your holiday.
Day 14: Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 15: Arrive London
Arrive back in London today.