Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia, and The Mekong (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to your luxury hotel. You will be greeted with a private check-in, welcome drink, and information packet at the hotel. An elegant flower arrangement and fruit platter await you in your room. The remainder or your time today is yours to spend at leisure in Vietnam's charming capital city.

Hanoi, Vietnam

With its tree-lined streets and graceful old architecture, traditional culture, and fabulous street food, multifaceted Hanoi is a heady mixture of old and new, timeless and trendy. French colonial mansions line handsome boulevards, lakes and parks invite lingering, and modern office buildings tell of economic revival.; Featured Excursions: Atmospheric Hanoi.

Hanoi, Vietnam
Air travel
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Spend the day exploring Hanoi on your own before flying to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is your base for exploring Angkor Wat, the heart of the ancient Khmer empire. The city has an allure all its own, with sprawling markets, a lively dining scene, and enticing street food. The evening is at your leisure. You might want to go out and try some of the local Khmer cuisine or simply relax over dinner on your own at the hotel. Tomorrow you will be journeying deep into the heart of the Angkor temple complex.

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Preah Dak, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today is a Bucket List Moment kind of day, as you unleash your inner Indiana Jones and explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded as the pinnacle of the dazzling, inventive culture that flourished in medieval Cambodia, it is one of the most spectacular monuments you will ever lay eyes on. The next two days are devoted to the astonishing Angkor Wat complex.; Featured Excursions: Angkor Wat and Khmer Noodle House at Preah Dak Village, Art School, and Artisan Visit by Remork

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Thom, Cambodia
Ta Prohm, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Prepare to be amazed! Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.; Featured Excursions: South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm, Apsara show and dinner, South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm, Apsara show and dinner

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Kompong Cham, Cambodia

Today, you'll have free time to explore the Siem Reap, a place name that means, literally, "Defeat of Siam"—which tells you something of its history. It is the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Later check out and transfer via executive motorcoach to Kampong Cham, to embark on the beautiful Mekong Navigator—your elegant home for the next seven nights—and set sail on the beautiful Mekong.

Wat Hanchey, Cambodia
Ângkôr Ban, Cambodia

Today is a celebration of the Cambodia's bright future. You'll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive a special water blessing from Buddhist monks. The mighty river carries you into the Cambodian countryside today, giving you an opportunity to meet and chat with locals.; Featured Excursions: Cambodias vibrant cultural life.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Today's featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You'll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.; Featured Excursions: The Killing Fields—tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Once considered the loveliest of Indochina's French-built cities, Phnom Penh has somehow retained much of its charm despite all the political and cultural turmoil of the 20th century. See how this fascinating city is rediscovering itself with an insightful panoramic tour and time to explore on your own. Founded in the 15th century, Phnom Penh is the thriving capital of the kingdom of Cambodia. It stands at the juncture of three rivers and is divided into three distinct districts: the French colonial area, a handsome residential district, and a rapidly changing Old Town.; Featured Excursions: Cambodia's capital—Phnom Penh.

DAY 10
Tân Châu, Vietnam

You leave Cambodia behind and cross into Vietnam today, delving into a region where traditional and modern lifestyle elements mingle: agriculture may still reign supreme, but TV satellite dishes dot rooftops of houses built on stilts. Thousands of boats ply the waters of the Mekong—wooden cargo boats, water taxis, dredges, fishing craft. Traditional and modern elements mingle in this region, but the river rules everything. More authentic encounters await you today, starting with a cruise through the canals to Evergreen Island, where village houses are built on stilts. Stop at a temple devoted to Vietnam's homegrown religion, and hop aboard a rickshaw for a ride to a factory that makes handwoven reed baskets. Later, take a sampan ride through the floating villages lining the banks of the great river.; Featured Excursions: Daily life on the great delta.

DAY 11
Cu Lao Gien, Vietnam
Sa Déc, Vietnam

Dip into Vietnam's colorful and culturally eclectic past in Sa Đéc—the former haunt of author Marguerite Duras—and the island of Giêng, which boasts a rather unexpected array of Catholic churches and monasteries.; Featured Excursions: Sampans and colonial romance.

DAY 12
Vinh Long, Vietnam
Cái Bè, Vietnam

Get set for an authentic slice of daily life along the Mekong with visits to two quintessentially Vietnamese locales, Vinh Long and Cái Bè, which you'll see by trishaw and by sampan. Meet village elders, experience the lively floating market, and visit workshops creating products made from rice.; Featured Excursions: Village life on the Mekong.

DAY 13
My Tho, Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ready for an adventure? Today's featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong's vast network of incredibly narrow booby-trapped tunnels dating from the Vietnam War. If you dare, you can even climb down inside for an up-close look.; Featured Excursions: Vestiges of war—Củ Chi Tunnels.

DAY 14
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As Asia's "comeback kid", there's something so invigorating about Ho Chi Minh City, a busting metropolis with a youthful and innovative energy—and no wonder, given that more than half the population is younger than 35. Embrace the dynamic spirit of the city formerly known as Saigon on today's panoramic tour. History melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam's largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. It was founded in 1690; became the capital of French Cochinchina in the 1860s, when it was known as Saigon; and acquired its modern moniker in 1976, when it was named for Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.; Featured Excursions: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight home or continue your tour with an extraordinary Bangkok optional extension program.

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia, and The Mekong map

About the Ship

Uniworld S.S. Catherine
Mekong Navigator

Reminiscent in design of the French Colonial-era manor homes of Old Saigon, the 34-suite Mekong Navigator lends a sophisticated yet comfortable ambience.

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  • Flatscreen television with on-demand movie system

  • Marble spa tub and separate shower, with all-natural bath amenities

Not Included

  • These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; and laundry.

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