Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong 2021 Uniworld River Cruise

A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way.

Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new, often surprising visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.

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Itinerary

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat 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 the Park Hyatt Saigon. Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés—either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

Featured Excursions: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City & Dinner Cruise on Saigon Princess

Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel.

Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war—Cú Chi Tunnels

Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Upon arrival to Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory. Back onboard, savor an authentic Vietnamese meal this evening.

Featured Excursion: Village life on the Mekong

Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat.

Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance

Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. Your last and most interesting visit of the day? A visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

Featured Excursion: Daily life on the great delta

Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s capital—Phnom Penh

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 Excursion: The Killing Fields—tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia

If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’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 an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s vibrant cultural life

You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Featured Excursion: City tour & Artisan visit by remork

Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Featured Excursion: Angkor Wat Temple

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.

Featured Excursion: South Gate Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm & Apsara show and dinner

Check out of your luxury hotel and head to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport for your flight home.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
1 January 2021 was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
7 January 2021^ £6,479
15 January 2021 was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
21 January 2021^ £6,299
4 February 2021^ was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
12 February 2021 £6,479
18 February 2021^ was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
26 February 2021 was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
4 March 2021^ was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
12 March 2021 was £5,999 NOW £4,999 — Picture-Perfect Savings
18 March 2021^ £6,479
16 September 2021^ £6,299
24 September 2021 £4,949
30 September 2021^ £6,299
28 October 2021^ £6,299
5 November 2021 £6,299
11 November 2021^ £6,299
3 December 2021 £6,299
9 December 2021^ £4,499
17 December 2021 £6,299

What's Included

  • Save £1,000pp on selected sailings when you book by 30th September 2020
  • Free One Way Business Class Flight upgrade if booked by 30 September 2020
  • Savings of up to 10% if booked by 30 September 2020
  • Return flights from a selection of UK airports, supplements may apply
  • 7-night Mekong river cruise on board the Mekong Jewel
  • 5 nights touring inclduing hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap (B&B)
  • 29 meals inclduing 1 Gala Dinner
  • 13 included excersions including a visit to the famous Angkor Wat complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.