Your Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights Package

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights



  16 Nights




Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Flight to Ho Chi Minh, return from Siem Reap
  • 4 night 5 star accommodation stopover in Singapore
  • Singapore Cultural Experience - Private Tour
  • Afternoon Tea at The Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel
  • Return private airport transfers in Singapore
  • 12 night Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights cruise, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap
  • Includes 5 nights in luxury hotels
  • 7 nights onboard Mekong Serenity, a new luxury river ship
  • Luxury dining – a total of 32 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Airport transfers in Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 8 to 24 August 2023***

***Alternative sailings in 2023, a surcharge may apply***

Singapore Cultural Experience - Private Tour
Singapore is undisputedly the melting pot of different cultures. This diversity instead of setting us apart has created a unique community and a branded identity called Singaporean. Visit the different Ethnic enclaves starting with Kampomg Glam. Visit the Sultan Mosque, the very heartbeat of Malay culture. Walk along 19th century shophouses now turned into stores selling textiles and, clothings and trendy cafes lining Haji Lane. Visit thereafter to Little India and be entranced by the sight and sound of the vibrant Indian culture, with temples and mosques, street art and brightly painted shophouses. Head off thereafter to Chinatown to be soaked in the Chinese ways of life. Meander along narrow streets exploring local street food, souvenir shops, crafts and antiques. You will know more about Singapore through her people and their ways of life. Tour will end at the hotel.

Afternoon Tea at The Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel
Tiffin Room has been synonymous with Raffles Hotel Singapore since its establishment in 1892. The restored interior décor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in Tiffin Room to bring back features from the early 1900s. Amidst this nostalgic setting, savor finger sandwiches, homemade scones and delightful sweet treats presented on a classic three-tier silver stand, complemented by exquisite teas. After the Afternoon Tea, be sure to stop by Raffles Boutique where you will find well-loved souvenirs and gourmet products amidst a heritage gallery that showcases the illustrious heritage of Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, once the bustling French colonial city known as Saigon. Be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon

Day 2: Long Tan or Cu Chi Tunnels
Journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan, followed by a memorial service at Long Tan Cross, a memorial marking the site of this battle. Erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, it is located in a rubber plantation. Or visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. This remarkable tunnel network concealed the Viet Cong and served as supply and communication routes, as well as hospitals and weapon caches.
Experience dinner at Vietnam House, founded by Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

Your first full day here offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences. Tonight, another Signature Experience awaits.
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship
Why not join a motorbike, shopping or walking tour? Or, get up early to ride a cycle to Tao Dan Park to try Tai Chi.

Exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City, select from the array of Freedom of Choice experiences on offer. Later, transfer to My Tho and embark your ship.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 4: Cai Be, Sa Dec
In Cai Be, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, at a rice paper manufacturer, learn how this Vietnamese staple is made. Continue to Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour his former home and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. After, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 5: Tan Chai, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing
Transfer to a small boat to cruise the tiny tributaries around the town of Tan Chau. Pass a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a fun rickshaw tour and a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, step back in time as you experience authentic rural Mekong life on a nearby evergreen island. The remainder of today is yours to relax on board and soak up views of the Mekong. Upon entering Cambodia, you’ll cruise towards its enthralling capital, Phnom Penh.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 6: Phnom Penh
Perhaps experience some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a visit to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, see the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Or, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride with a stop at the Central Market. History buffs can visit the National Museum. Alternatively, explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

Explore Cambodia’s past or present today with a range of Freedom of Choice experiences. After lunch back on board, more choices await. The evening is yours to relax.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 7: Oudong, Koh Chen, Oknha Tey
In Oudong, pay a visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks.

Today, journey to historic Oudong, which was Cambodia’s fascinating royal capital from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll enjoy a Signature Experience. On the way back to Phnom Penh, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, which is renowned for its silk manufacturing traditions, preserved over centuries. Here, gain an insight into the traditional silk weaving process. After, return to your river ship to relax before enjoying delicious onboard dining tonight.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 8: Angkor Ban
Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here, people still live in traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Continuing cruising towards Siem Reap this afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure on board. Perhaps go for a dip in the pool, or kick back on the Sun Deck with a good book and relax as life along the Mekong passes you by.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 9: Kampong Cham, Koh Pen
If you are feeling active this morning, perhaps set out on a walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You’ll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. Lunch is back on board, before taking a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. On your ship this evening, toast the end of your cruise during a final farewell dinner.
Accommodation: Mekong Serenity

Day 10: Kampong Cham, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap
Tonight, take the opportunity to savour a taste of Cambodia with a choice of local restaurants for dinner.

Disembark your ship in Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon. In Siem Reap tonight, dine in one of the local restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Day 11: Siem Reap
At Angkor Archaeological Park, enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.

Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a Signature Experience. After experiencing the majesty of World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, enjoy a guided exploration of what is regarded as Angkor’s best-preserved temple, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Relax back at your hotel after breakfast. Then this afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site which is famous for its intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. The evening is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Day 12: Siem Reap
Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath for a Buddhist blessing or enjoy a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop. If you’re feeling energetic, join a quad bike adventure or take a leisurely bicycle tour through the Cambodian countryside. Other options include a horse and cart ride, and a shopping adventure, or why not indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.

Explore Siem Reap your way today. The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you like, before tonight’s traditional Apsara dance performance and a delicious farewell dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Day 13: Depart Siem Reap
Farewell Siem Reap after breakfast this morning, as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 6 March 2023and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort or parking fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.