FROM $8,735

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River Cruise in 2025

Get ready to discover the mesmerizing charm of Vietnam and Cambodia on a 12-night river cruise package with Avalon Waterways! The package includes three nights in Siem Reap a 7-night cruise on the Mekong River, and two nights in Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the ancient traditions and rich cultures of the area while mingling with locals. You will have the chance to witness breathtaking sights and engage in exciting activities.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River Cruise in 2025

DEPARTURE DATE: March 24, 2025
Countries Visited: Cambodia, Vietnam


On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

Your adventure begins in fascinating Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you’ll get up close to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. Visit famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and the splendid Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and tour the other gems of the city before embarking on your river cruise.

In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your cruise into Vietnam and visit a vibrant market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made.

This memorable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation concludes in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen—Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War.

Travel Dates & Pricing

March 24, 2025from $8,735 CAD - (compared to $10,085)Per Person

What's Included

  • 12 night package from Siem Reap Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (3 night accommodation in Siem Reap, 7 night cruise, 2 night accommodation in Ho Chi Minh)
  • 12 breakfast, 9 lunch, 9 dinner
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Taxes and port charges


1Mon Mar 24Siem Reap
2Tue Mar 25Siem Reap
3Wed Mar 26Siem Reap
4Thu Mar 27Siem Reap
5Fri Mar 28Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban
6Sat Mar 29Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Phnom Penh
7Sun Mar 30Phnom Penh
8Mon Mar 31Border Crossing–Chau Doc
9Tue Apr 1Vinh Long
10Wed Apr 2Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation)
11Thu Apr 3Ho Chi Minh City
12Fri Apr 4Ho Chi Minh City
13Sat Apr 5Ho Chi Minh City

Day 1 – Siem Reap

Welcome to Cambodia

Day 2 – Siem Reap

Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple; Apsara dance performance

Day 3 – Siem Reap

Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village

Day 4 – Siem Reap

Phnom Penh (Embarkation): Fly to Phnom Penh; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 – Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban

Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 6 – Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Phnom Penh

Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, or visit the lively central market

Day 7 – Phnom Penh

Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage

Day 8 – Border Crossing–Chau Doc

Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc

Day 9 – Long Khanh A–Cu Lao Gieng

Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 10 – Vinh Long

Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made

Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation)

Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class and lunch

Day 12 – Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 13 – Ho Chi Minh City

End of vacation

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