Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights

13 day luxury Mekong River cruise package including return international flights, accommodation, transfers, 8 day luxury Mekong River cruise with all meals, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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13 days | per person twin share | | Typically $6,145!
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  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
  • 13 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise package with flights
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Highlights

 

Explore the diverse landscapes, the untouched beauty and the intriguing past of Vietnam and Cambodia with a 13 day luxury Mekong River cruise package

Discover the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh, learn about the eerie history of the Cu Chi tunnels and cruise the mighty Mekong River in spectacular style. See traditional crafts and food products in Cai Be, learn Tai Chi on the sun deck, see local farmers working the fields and visit the untouched island of Binh Thanh

Cross the boarder into Cambodia and tour the local way of life in Tan Chau, learn about local fish farms, discover the ‘Paris of the East,’ Phnom Penh, including its famous sites, the Royal Palace, the Killing Fields and National Museum. 

Take a tuk tuk around the island of Koh Oknha, explore Kampong Chhnang, otherwise known as “water world,” and finish your incredible adventure touring famous Siem Reap and its mystical Angkor temples.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, transfers, 8 day luxury Mekong River cruise with all meals, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Heritage Line’s Jayavarman is named after Angkor’s most venerated king and is inspired by the serenity and artistry of the great Khmer monarch. Boasting intricate wood carvings and Vietnamese lacquer paintings, the ship resembles a floating art gallery. The ship offers three and a half decks, elegant dining hall, lounge, bar, Jacuzzi and beautifully decorated cabins. 

 
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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Ho Chi Minh City

Today, depart Australia for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! 

Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

After breakfast, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

In the afternoon we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

Optional Evening Activity – Saigon Dinner Cruise. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dinner on board a Saigon River Cruise. The Saigon River flows from Cambodia through Southern Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea. Dinner on a river cruise offers the opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. 

Day 3: Mekong Cruise: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Cai Be cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Today you commence your Mekong Cruise. Meet in the welcome lounge in Saigon and enjoy a drink while the staff welcome you and collect your details for boarding. We bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon and travel 70 km south overland to My Tho to embark on your luxury floating home for your coming journey along the Mighty Mekong.

Upon boarding the crew warmly welcomes you and you check in to your prepared staterooms. The ship sets sail and your fascinating journey of exploring the Mekong can begin. Lunch buffet is served in the restaurant while the vessel steadily glides upstream to reach the overnight spot.

The afternoon allows you to pass the time on your private balcony or join tea time at the open air bar as the twilight bathes the land of the Mekong Delta into a golden haze. While enjoying you dinner, the ship reaches Cai Be, a small charming town famous for its Catholic French church and manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. The floating market of Cai Be is getting smaller every year, since trading on the water is shifting more and more into modern central markets. We drop anchor mid-stream near Cai Be. After dinner every evening the cinema features selected classic movies.

Day 4: Mekong Cruise: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Start your day like many local people do around Asia with an invigorating Tai Chi class on the sun deck as the sun rises. The morning tour takes you to Cai Be where you can still see some boat to boat trading of local goods such as fruits and agricultural products. Your guide will explain the particularities of this long-lasting dealing culture.

Cai Be is a rustic town crisscrossed by many water canals. We go on-shore to visit a workshop where we learn about and observe how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies and rice wine is manufactured. Cai Be and its surrounding areas are covered by palm trees and hence the region is also famous for the production of coconut candies. With our local boat, we continue to cruise through the lush and green canal network and can observe farmers working in the fields.

Back on board lunch is served followed by some free time – enjoy a true Vietnamese coffee at the bar or simply watch the life on the riverbanks floating by. In the afternoon, reach the area of Sa Dec where you embark on a traditional local boat and head towards Binh Thanh Island. This island is one of the larger ones in the vast stream of the Mekong. Some communities have settled here and make their living by growing water hyacinths. We visit exclusively, one of those untouched areas. By wandering through the village, get a deep understanding of the native life and witness the manual process of mat making. You’ll also meet an elderly local couple who share their story on life on the island.  

Back on board you may like to pamper yourself with a spa treatment or take a dip in the pool on the sun deck. The expert guide offers a presentation on the “Life on the Mekong Delta” as the ship continues sailing to Tan Chau – the border town to Cambodia. We moor mid-stream near Tan Chau.

Day 5: Mekong Cruise: Cross border to Phnom Penh, Cambodia cruise-icon(B,L,D)

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the dining hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. Today you’ll take an excursion around Tan Chau, a pleasant, slow-paced town near the Cambodian border with a sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.

Once on-shore hop on “xe loi” to explore Tan Chau. A xe loi is a local vehicle which is still used as a taxi in this region. Slowly move around the streets to see all the workshops, houses and domiciles before stopping at the colorful local market near one of the ancient temples. This is the best time to interact with the vendors of this friendly town to practice your bargaining skills.

Board a local boat and cruise past floating houses to finally reach a floating fish farm. This region is the source of fish production to be sold all over the world and you’ll closely see how fish farming works.

Back on board your “home”, set sail towards the Vietnamese-Cambodian border. Get ready for a fascinating and leisurely cruise through the deep Cambodia countryside towards Phnom Penh. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner is served before arriving in the capital of Cambodia around 7pm, docking at the pier of Phnom Penh.

Day 6: Mekong Cruise: Phnom Penh cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Welcome to Phnom Penh – once called the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it’s retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance.

After breakfast commence a full day sight-seeing tour including the Killing Fields and prison “S21”. Both historic sites display the sad and cruel chapter of Khmer history when once the Khmer Rouge ruled the country with terror and suppression. Having merely changed, it can be a heart wrenching experience.

After lunch, explore the fascinating cultural heritage of Phnom Penh – the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda and the exceptional Khmer crafts at the National Museum are highlights. The day trip ends with a “cyclo” ride back to the ship through the bustling streets of downtown Phnom Penh.

In the evening, a professor of the Royal University of Phnom Penh provides a fascination insight into Cambodian modern history. Definitely a highlight as the lecturer had a private relation to the former King of Cambodia and many other high ranking politicians.

Dinner is served on the sun deck, accompanied by an Apsara dance performance. You have to witness the brilliance and richness of this dance along with the soothing sounds of traditional music.

As the evening unwinds enjoy your supper with a good glass of wine and marvel at the skyline of Phnom Penh and the calming flow of the Tonle River.

Day 7: Mekong Cruise: Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham (Mekong) cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh towards the small Angkor Ban village up the Mekong River. Wake up to the gentle cruise motion and get ready for breakfast in the dining room.

The Angkor Ban village is famous for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. It feels like being transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity.

Back on board enjoy a presentation of traditional Khmer fashion.

After lunch, cruise further up the Mekong to visit a local school to understand more about the education of the young Cambodian generation (this project is funded by an NGO). The children here are always excited to show their skills in music and art and will bathe you in smiles upon your applause.

Continue by road to the enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey (7th century). This small complex sits on a hill top right on the shore with breath-taking views on the Mekong. Another temple on the way is the tiny, colourful monastery of Wat Nokor. Here we might get the chance to engage in a light banter with some of the monks living in the area.

Relax back on board until dinner is served. The boat moors mid-river near Kampong Cham.

Day 8: Mekong Cruise: Kampong Cham (Mekong) – Kampong Chhnang (Tonle) cruise-icon (B,L,D)

During breakfast we sail downstream and stop at the Island of Koh Oknha Tey. Situated in the middle of the Mekong famous for the manufacturing of high class silk products.

By tuk tuk we explore the island with its workshops and learn how silk is processed from its source, provided by little silkworms, to a final top quality product made of original Cambodian silk.

Before lunch the expert guides offer a presentation about “Geography of the Mekong and Tonle Sap”.

After lunch a Monks’ blessing ceremony on board will deliver spirits and wishes of health and prosperity for all.

The cruiser continues its journey, passing the confluence of Mekong and Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach. Gliding through leafy swaths of this jungle-like landscape we reach Kampong Tralach. Children waive enthusiastically while bringing their livestock for a bath in the meandering river.

Later the boat find its anchor spot in the Tonle River near Kampong Chhnang allowing you to observe the interesting and close-by life on shore.

Day 9: Mekong Cruise: Kampong Chhnang – Tonle Sap Lake cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Wake up early to witness this spectacular water-world in the break of dawn or join the Tai Chi class.  

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, is where everything is on sticks balanced on water rich soil. Arguably the most fascinating part of the cruise in Cambodia.

Visit a nearby rural village and go on a walking tour to see village specialities – Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar. Before returning to the boat we explore the local floating villages and wetlands of the region.

Back on board lunch is served as your cruise gently along the narrow and meandering Tonle, towards the Great Tonle Lake. The river opens up to a vast “sea” – known as the biggest fresh water lake in Asia. This lake can only be crossed during high water season (approx. from end-July to mid-November).

In the afternoon, enjoy a high tea as the sun sets before your farewell event. Enjoy dinner, dancing and music with the crew.

The boat moors near Siem Reap.

Day 10: Disembark Cruise – Siem Reap (B)

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to millions of people. It has more fishes than any other lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare and endangered feathered life.

This morning your cruise comes to an end. Disembark the ship and take a local boat to the shore, passing a vast floating community.

On arrival at the pier, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your Siem Reap hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B)

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. The world heritage site with soaring towers and one of the most amazing man-made monuments in the world. Visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Monastery, Angkor Thom, Bayon and the Elephant Terrace.

Day 12: Siem Reap –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Free time before your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 13: Australia.

Arrive home today.

 

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international flights with Vietnam Airlines, a full service airline including 30kgs checked luggage per person
  • All transfers
  • 8 day 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise on board Heritage Lines premium ‘Jayavarman’ ship in a Superior Stateroom with private bathroom featuring large floor to ceiling panoramic glass doors that open onto your own balcony
  • Shore excursions with local guides 
  • All meals while on-board your cruise 
  • 4 nights’ superior hotel accommodation 
  • Most meals – breakfast daily plus 8 lunches and 7 dinners 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary 
  • English speaking local experts for key sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation

Highlights:

  • Experience the mighty Mekong River with an 8 day luxury cruise 
  • Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City before learning about the eerie history of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Experience the bustling floating markets of Cai Be 
  • Enjoy a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples
  • Discover The Royal Palace and take in everything that Phnom Penh has to offer
  • Witness the simple yet traditional rural lifestyle of the local people from the comfort of your luxury ship
 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 90 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping, Visas and anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement:

$1,635 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay this single supplement. 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 -30 people 

Accommodation: 

Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar
Mekong River Cruise – Jayavarman or similar 
Siem Reap – Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar

Optional Tours:

Saigon Dinner Cruise – $74 per person 
Tonle Sap Lake tour – $75 per person 

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

For more information see the itinerary.

Mekong River cruise: On board Heritage Lines premium ‘Jayavarman’ ship in a Superior Stateroom featuring large floor to ceiling panoramic glass doors that open onto your own balcony, air-conditioning and private bathroom.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

If you are needing assistance with your Visa, please request it upon submitting your booking form.

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

2017 

9 November*
23 November*
7 December* 

2018 

18 January**
1 February**
1 March*
15 March*
29 March* 
12 April*
22 April* 
14 June 
28 June 
5 July
19 July
2 August
16 August
30 August
13 September
27 September
11 October*
25 October*
8 November*
22 November*
6 December*

* Departures in March, April, October, November & December incur a peak season surcharge of $200 per person.

** Departures in January & February incur a peak season surcharge of $400 per person.

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines a full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Business Class Upgrade: From $1,899 per person (international flights only). You will be contacted after submitting your booking form if you wish to upgrade

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $150 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. This fee does not include accommodation

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Only $199 deposit! 
  • Return airfares with Vietnam Airlines  
  • All transfers
  • 8 day 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise on board Heritage Lines premium ‘Jayavarman’ ship including shore excursions
  • All meals while on-board your cruise 
  • 4 nights’ superior hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary 
  • English speaking local experts guides
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