Marvels of the Mekong River | Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City: 7-Nights

Price $3139 $2599 8 Days/7 Nights
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Marvels of the Mekong River | Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City: 7-Nights

$3139 $2599 per person

*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing in a Junior Suite (216 Sq ft – Main Deck)

Great savings for Trip Merchant members!

Upgrades for Other Cabin Categories for 2023 Dates 

Saigon Suite: +$550 CAD pp (256 Sq Ft – Main Deck)

Apsara Suite: +$800 CAD pp (256 Sq Ft – Upper Deck)

Tonle Suite: +$1550 CAD pp (323 Sq Ft  – Upper Deck)

Angkor Suite: +$2300 CAD pp (560 Sq Ft – Upper Deck)

Welcome to Southern Vietnam…

By combining shipboard life, in elegant French colonial luxury, with discreet and fascinating shore excursions, this is the most intimate way to be ‘up close and personal’ with the people and culture of Southern Vietnam.

The ultimate journey of exploration, commencing in Cambodian waters and heading south along the waterways of the Mekong Delta and along the lower Mekong as you make your way into Saigon Port.

What’s Included: 

Expertly trained culinary team providing buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and seated multiple course dinner, including exclusive ‘Spa Cuisine’ and French-Indochine inspired options.
  • 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 and ships tour.
  • Enhanced Fitness Facility
  • In-room breakfast (available upon request)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Reception
  • Themed Dinners
  • Local Entertainment on selected evening
  • Unique exclusive cruise program itinerary
  • Shoe cleaning after excursion
  • Welcome drink following excursions
  • Individual VOX listening devices
  • Maximum 28 Guests onshore
  • Modern air-conditioned coach transfers by road
  • Spacious riverboats for ship to shore transfers with safety approval
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 3
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMMekong19

Departure Dates

Rates are based on a Junior Suite Cabin – Upgrades Available
TM Special Peak Season Rate: January through end of March | October to December – $3099 CAD | Regular Rate: $4039 CAD
TM Special Shoulder Season Rate: April through end of September – $2599 CAD | Regular Rate: $3139 CAD
January 5
March 30
April 13
June 22
July 6, 20
August 3, 17, 31
September 28
December 7
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Departure City
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
    14 Cabins
Kampong Cham, Cambodia/ Embarcation

Early this morning, transfer by motor-coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham and embark the RV Mekong Princess for lunch. After enjoying the afternoon at leisure, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Cambodian Welcome Dinner on board.
Meals Provided: Lunch, Dinner
Angkor Ban, Cambodia

Today we will visit the charming town of Angkor Ban. Here, you will have a glimpse into the lives of the local people, starting with a visit to a family’s home to see how the locals live, along with an opportunity to meet the family and discuss their lifestyle. Next, you will continue through the village to the local school, where you will join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. You will then walk back through the village to the ship, with an opportunity to take photos along the way, including a brief stop at the local monastery complex.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After breakfast this morning, 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. After a return cyclo ride to the ship, you may wish to take some time to have lunch at a local restaurant, walk along the quay, or visit some of Phnom Penh’s famous markets and lovely boutiques. This afternoon, 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. Before dinner, children from a local orphanage entertain guests with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Crossing/ Hong Ngu, Vietnam

This morning, the MV Mekong Princess will process through immigration and customs, cross the border into Vietnam, and continue downstream to Hong Ngu. Your sampans take you to 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, you will 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, and are especially friendly and welcoming. Before returning to the sampans, guests will visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hòa Hóa.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Gieng Island/Hoa An, Vietnam

This morning, your sampans return to take you into Gieng Island. After a short walk around visiting to a local sampan village, where hundreds of sampans are produced daily by local families, we will 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, which was built as old as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon in the 1870s. In the afternoon, your boat takes you 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 2 local families. Then, we say goodbye and go back to the ship by boat.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Can Tho/Tra On, Vietnam

Your sampans return early this morning before breakfast for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampan will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, you will have many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. After the market visit, a stop is made at a local factory to see the amazing process of making instant noodles. After one final pass through the market, you return to the ship for breakfast. This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to see Phuoc Hau historic pagoda and a local handicraft village and families.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ben Tre, Vietnam

Today, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process and walking through the family’s orchard, a horse cart will take you on a 15-minute ride 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. This evening, we enjoy a Vietnamese Farewell Dinner as the ship sails into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Saigon, Vietnam/Disembarcation

After breakfast this morning, make your way from Saigon Port to the airport or Saigon hotel.
Meals Provided: Breakfast

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The two Junior Suites are located mid-ship on the Mekong Deck, and offer 216 square feet (20 square meters) of living space.
The four Saigon Suites are located forward on the Mekong Deck, and offer 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space.
The four Apsara Suites are located mid-ship on the Bassac Deck. With 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space.
Located forward on the Bassac Deck, the two Tonle Suites provide guests with 323 square feet (30 square meters) .
Located on the Bassac Deck, our two 560 square feet (52 square meters) Angkor Suites offer the most spacious and luxurious accommodations aboard the Mekong Princess. In addition to French doors opening onto a private veranda with seating area, the suites' floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow for breathtaking views of the passing scenery. The suites feature a king-size bed with a premium mattress and linens, a spa bath with a large soaking tub and glass rain shower, and a fully stocked minibar. Guests choosing one of the Angkor Suites enjoy an extra level of personal service, with complimentary laundry service, complimentary evening canapes and scented bath preparation, on request.