Luxurious Mekong River Cruise From Vietnam to Cambodia

By combining shipboard life, in elegant French colonial luxury style cruise ship operated Mekong Princess, with discreet and fascinating shore excursions, Les Rives is proud to present the 8 Days Ultimate Mekong Region Discovery from Vietnam to Cambodia. This is the most intimate way to be ‘up close and personal’ with the people and culture of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia. The ultimate journey of exploration, along the lower Mekong, is to cruise from Saigon Port through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters.

Mekong River Cruise to Cambodia

CRUISE FACILITIES & SERVICES

The Saigon Suites is the room type that we selected for our guests. The Suites are located forward on the Mekong Deck, and offer 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony. The suite’s spacious bath is finished in marble and offers an indulgent rain shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

Amenities in room:

Queen bed
Individual climate control
Luxurious marble bath with glass rain shower.
Flat-screen TV

Saigon Suites on Mekong River Cruise

A convivial place to join friends and recount the day’s activities, share stories, or simply unwind, Ramvong Lounge offers a spacious and inviting, climate-controlled atmosphere where guests may enjoy complimentary local spirits, local beer, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water, while marveling at the passing landscape through the expansive windows. Movies relevant to the destination may be shown in the afternoons, and live entertainment is offered in the evenings.

Ramvong Lounge on Mekong River Cruise

Small, intimate and seating up to thirty guests, the Indochina Restaurant serves three meals daily and combines both buffet style service with à la carte fine dining. Viet Princess Cruises Culinary Director is originally from Europe and the onboard Head Chef calls Cambodia home. All hospitality service crew are Khmer and speak English fluently.

Indochina Restaurant on the Mekong River Cruise

Located on the Mekong Deck, the Princess Spa is every spa-lover’s dream. With the most extensive spa menu of any ship on the Mekong River, guests can rejuvenate both mind and body during this seven-day journey. Utilizing the highest-quality all-natural Bodia SpaTM products, our highly-trained spa therapists offer several types of massages as well as facials and will customize a program to fit each guest’s specific needs. Each guest aboard the Mekong Princess will indulge in a complimentary spa treatment during their cruise as they enjoy this week long journey of rejuvenation.

The state-of-the-art fitness center on board the Mekong Princess offers modern equipment in a comfortable atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows so guests may exercise without missing a moment of the beautiful Mekong River scenery. Daily yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes are offered on the Bassac Deck.

Fitness Center on Mekong River Cruise
SAIGON SUITES

The Saigon Suites is the room type that we selected for our guests. The Suites are located forward on the Mekong Deck, and offer 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony. The suite’s spacious bath is finished in marble and offers an indulgent rain shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

Amenities in room:

Queen bed
Individual climate control
Luxurious marble bath with glass rain shower.
Flat-screen TV

Saigon Suites on Mekong River Cruise
RAMVONG LOUNGE

A convivial place to join friends and recount the day’s activities, share stories, or simply unwind, Ramvong Lounge offers a spacious and inviting, climate-controlled atmosphere where guests may enjoy complimentary local spirits, local beer, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water, while marveling at the passing landscape through the expansive windows. Movies relevant to the destination may be shown in the afternoons, and live entertainment is offered in the evenings.

Ramvong Lounge on Mekong River Cruise
INDOCHINA RESTAURANT

Small, intimate and seating up to thirty guests, the Indochina Restaurant serves three meals daily and combines both buffet style service with à la carte fine dining. Viet Princess Cruises Culinary Director is originally from Europe and the onboard Head Chef calls Cambodia home. All hospitality service crew are Khmer and speak English fluently.

Indochina Restaurant on the Mekong River Cruise
PRINCESS SPA

Located on the Mekong Deck, the Princess Spa is every spa-lover’s dream. With the most extensive spa menu of any ship on the Mekong River, guests can rejuvenate both mind and body during this seven-day journey. Utilizing the highest-quality all-natural Bodia SpaTM products, our highly-trained spa therapists offer several types of massages as well as facials and will customize a program to fit each guest’s specific needs. Each guest aboard the Mekong Princess will indulge in a complimentary spa treatment during their cruise as they enjoy this week long journey of rejuvenation.

FITNESS CENTER

The state-of-the-art fitness center on board the Mekong Princess offers modern equipment in a comfortable atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows so guests may exercise without missing a moment of the beautiful Mekong River scenery. Daily yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes are offered on the Bassac Deck.

Fitness Center on Mekong River Cruise

PRICING & INCLUSION

Double Room:65,999,000 VND/pax
Maximum 2 guests per room

Single Room:73,999,000 VND/pax
Maximum 1 guest per room

Please check the cruise ship availability day here before making the reservation.

Inclusion:

One free voucher per pax to join one of our best selling tours: Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat, Can Gio Forest tour by Speedboat or Saigon Sunset Cruise by Speedboat

Pickup from all locations in Ho Chi Minh City.

7 night stays on the Luxurious Mekong Princess Cruise. Room type: Saigon Suites.

All entrance fee and English speaking tour guide escort along the tour.

Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and seated multiple course dinner for the whole trip.

Complimentary organic coffee, herbal teas, mineral water, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits and free-flow house wine (House wine with dinner only).

Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes.

Local Entertainment on selected evening.

Complimentary spa treatment (1 per person) during 7-night voyage.

Exclusion:

Gratitude for the crew.
Visa entrance to Cambodia. Visa entrance can be made on board however, only paper visa are accepted when enter Cambodia on cruise ship. (E-visa will not be accepted by the custom).

Cruise available date

12th of September

26th of September

10th of October

1st of November

19th of December

2nd of January

12th of March | 26th of March

10th of September

18th of June

2nd of July | 16th of July | 30th of July

13th of August | 27th of August

10th of September | 24th of September

8th of October | 22nd of October

19th of November

3nd of December | 31st of December

2019

12th of September

26th of September

10th of October

1st of November

19th of December

2020

2nd of January

12th of March | 26th of March

10th of September

18th of June

2nd of July | 16th of July | 30th of July

13th of August | 27th of August

10th of September | 24th of September

8th of October | 22nd of October

19th of November

3nd of December | 31st of December

MEKONG RIVER CRUISE itineraries

Our Ultimate Mekong River Cruise to Cambodia will last for 8 days and 7 nights. Starting from Saigon Port in Ho Chi Minh city, you will cruise through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters. The final destination will be the Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel. You can find more details about each day below.

Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Port / Embarkation

Our staff will pickup you from all locations in Ho Chi Minh city, then transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port, begin your Mekong River Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia. Once aboard, you will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery. We sail at midday through the famed Mekong Delta on our way to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

Late in the day we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where cocktails are served as sun sets, and sampans pass by. A traditional Vietnamese dinner is soon ready, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most eclectic tastes.

Ben Tre – Can Tho

In the morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

In the afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, the capital riverside city of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore yourself on own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

Can Tho – Hoa An

After lunch, continue excursion by boat to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor cart to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making and mat weaving families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products though hands-on experience. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

*Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

Gieng Island – Hong Ngu / Border Crossing

In the morning we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where hundreds of sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the untouched floating area with duck farms, monkey bridges, and tropical orchards along the riverside. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Catholic Church, built around the same time as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon in the 1870s.

In the afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered one western visitor prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. This late afternoon, the RV Mekong Princess will cross the border into Cambodia and continue up the Mekong River.

Phnom Penh – Welcome to Cambodia

Our Mekong Princess arrives in Phnom Penh in the morning and docks at the center port.

After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

The ship docks overnight in Phnom Penh.

*Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

Phnom Penh

In the morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.

In the afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh.

Before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

Angkor Ban

The Mekong Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.

*Onboard activity: Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your local Cambodian host.

Kampong Cham Disembarkation

After breakfast we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham. Transfer by motor-coach to Siem Reap. Arrive Meeting Point at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel at noon.

DAY 1

Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Port / Embarkation

Our staff will pickup you from all locations in Ho Chi Minh city, then transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port, begin your Mekong River Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia. Once aboard, you will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery. We sail at midday through the famed Mekong Delta on our way to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

Late in the day we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where cocktails are served as sun sets, and sampans pass by. A traditional Vietnamese dinner is soon ready, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most eclectic tastes.

DAY 2

Ben Tre – Can Tho

In the morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

In the afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, the capital riverside city of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore yourself on own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

DAY 3

Can Tho – Hoa An

After lunch, continue excursion by boat to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor cart to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making and mat weaving families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products though hands-on experience. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

*Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

DAY 4

Gieng Island – Hong Ngu / Border Crossing

In the morning we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where hundreds of sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the untouched floating area with duck farms, monkey bridges, and tropical orchards along the riverside. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Catholic Church, built around the same time as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon in the 1870s.

In the afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered one western visitor prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. This late afternoon, the RV Mekong Princess will cross the border into Cambodia and continue up the Mekong River.

DAY 5

Phnom Penh – Welcome to Cambodia

Our Mekong Princess arrives in Phnom Penh in the morning and docks at the center port.

After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

The ship docks overnight in Phnom Penh.

*Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

DAY 6

Phnom Penh

In the morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.

In the afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh.

Before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.

DAY 7

Angkor Ban

The Mekong Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.

*Onboard activity: Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your local Cambodian host.

DAY 8

Kampong Cham Disembarkation

After breakfast we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham. Transfer by motor-coach to Siem Reap. Arrive Meeting Point at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel at noon.

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