CRUISETOUR

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
Dates: 04 Dec 2018 - 18 Dec 2018

Track this Sailing

Please enter between 3 and 50 characters
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
04 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 2
05 Dec 2018
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. The capital of Vietnam, millennium-old Hanoi gracefully mixes the old and new. French Colonial mansions line handsome boulevards, lakes and parks invite lingering, and modern office buildings tell of economic revival.

DAY 3
06 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 4
07 Dec 2018
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, 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.

DAY 5
08 Dec 2018
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Thom, 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.

DAY 6
09 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 7
10 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 8
11 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 9
12 Dec 2018
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.

DAY 10
13 Dec 2018
Tân Châu, Vietnam
Vinh Hòa, Vietnam
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.

DAY 11
14 Dec 2018
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. Two very different destinations await you today: busy Sa Đéc and peaceful Giêng Island. Both reflect Vietnam's multicultural history.

DAY 12
15 Dec 2018
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, Vĩnh Long and Cái Bè, which you'll see by sampan. Meet village elders, experience the lively floating market, and visit workshops creating products made from rice.

DAY 13
16 Dec 2018
My Tho, 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.

DAY 14
17 Dec 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

As Asia's "comeback kid", there's something so invigorating about Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling 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.

DAY 15
18 Dec 2018
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

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

CONSULT YOUR VIRTUOSO TRAVEL ADVISOR FOR AVAILABILITY:

$200 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

About the Ship

Mekong Navigator
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.

What's Included

Included

  • Premium beds dressed in the finest linens and duvets

  • 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.

About Us

The moment you step onboard any of Uniworld's luxurious, one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll experience the care that went into the beautiful design. With outstanding service that comes from the heart, a choice of personalized and exclusive excursions, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is included, and is as unique and special as each guest. U by Uniworld is innovating the travel industry with a fresh approach to river cruising. Our sleek ships give you access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Insider Tip

As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room and are in US Dollars. Cruise and cruise/ journey prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of 12/15/2014. Should the total cruise or cruise/journey price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise or cruise/journey within seven (7) days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise or cruise/journey is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise/journey with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment. Restrictions may apply.

Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least C$300 per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise/journey is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. Final payment is due at least ninety (90) days prior to departure. Reservations will be cancelled if final payment is not received in a timely manner.

Click here for full terms and conditions and cancellation policies. Ships' Registries: China, Egypt, India, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Vietnam



Virtuoso Voyages benefits do not extend to Package Programs. The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Hanoi, Vietnam - 04 Dec 2018

Hanoi, Vietnam - 05 Dec 2018

Hanoi, Vietnam - 06 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 06 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 07 Dec 2018

Angkor Wat, Cambodia - 07 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 07 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 08 Dec 2018

Angkor Thom, Cambodia - 08 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 08 Dec 2018

Siem Reap, Cambodia - 09 Dec 2018

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 11 Dec 2018

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 12 Dec 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - 16 Dec 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - 17 Dec 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - 18 Dec 2018

Reviews and Recommendations for Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by