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Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong on Emerald Harmony

From Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Length: 13 Days - Departs: Wed, Mar 13, 2024
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Mar 13, 2024
Arrival
Mar 25, 2024

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Single Supplement: 45% single supplement offer is available. Single supplement is applied to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare plus 45% of the 2nd guest fare. 45% single supplement is combinable with pay in full roundtrip air offer. If guest chooses to waive free air, the single supplement can be reduced to 25% when paid in full within 30 days of booking, or 120 days prior to departure; whichever is sooner. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Arrival Siem Reap
    Wed, Mar 13, 2024

    Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your included three-night stay in Siem Reap.

    In the evening, you’ll meet your Cambodian tour director to learn more about the days ahead, before enjoying a welcome dinner show with Apsara dancers.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Siem Reap
    Thu, Mar 14, 2024

    Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. It was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. The city was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII and covers an area of 9 square kilometres. After the tour, visit the sacred temple of Ta Prohm, overgrown by jungle trees.

    This afternoon and evening is at your leisure or undertake a DiscoverMORE option.

    This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theatre and music. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts.

    EmeraldPLUS
    The Cambodian Circus, Phare

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Angkor Thom

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Ta Prohm Temple

    DiscoverMORE
    A Vespa tour of Siem Reap (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Siem Reap
    Fri, Mar 15, 2024

    Rise early and witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Afterwards, walk through this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout.

    Return to the hotel and enjoy the day at leisure or continue touring with DiscoverMORE. Later you may also choose a DiscoverMORE evening option.

    Included Excursion
    A sunrise visit to Angkor Wat

    DiscoverMORE
    Afternoon - A visit to Banteay Srei (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Afternoon - A visit to Tonlé Sap (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Afternoon - A culinary tour of Cambodia (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Evening - Sunset Gondola Boat Ride at Bayan (extra expense)

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    Evening – Drinks and Canapes in the Rice Field (extra expense)

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    Evening - Cambodian Street Food Discovery Tour (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Siem Reap – Koh Khsach Krao Embarkation
    Sat, Mar 16, 2024

    Today, leave Siem Reap and venture to the town of Koh Khsach Krao to embark your Emerald Cruises award-winning Star-Ship. En route, stop in Kampong Kdei to see the impressive Angkor Bridge, before having lunch at a local restaurant and a further stop in the spider village of Skol.On arrival in Koh Khsach Krao, you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Later, set sail whilst you enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Oudong - Phnom Penh
    Sun, Mar 17, 2024

    Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Monastery and Temples. Located north of Phnom Penh, Oudong was the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in 1866. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident monks as part of EmeraldPLUS.

    Spend the afternoon as you please, exploring with DiscoverMORE options or simply relaxing on board Emerald Harmony as you sail to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. The city known as the “Pearl of Asia”, was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.

    After dinner, enjoy a Phnom Penh by City Lights remork (tuk tuk) tour.

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    Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour

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    A traditional Buddhist Monk blessing

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Oudong Temples

    DiscoverMORE
    A silk farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Enjoy a craft beer adventure by remork in Phnom Penh (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Phnom Penh - Vietnam / Cambodia Border
    Mon, Mar 18, 2024

    This morning, you will learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of the country’s history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the small museum and learn about this sad historic chapter. Then you will visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). This is a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge.

    Back on board Emerald Harmony, enjoy a Cambodian Street Fair lunch, before visiting the majestic Royal Palace with its French-inspired gardens, followed by a shopping stop at the central market located in the heart of the city.  

    This evening, enjoy a cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation, before setting sail to the border where you will anchor for the night. Tonight enjoy a Cambodian-style family dinner.

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    A cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation

    Included Excursion
    A visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum

    Included Excursion
    A visit to the Royal Palace and central market


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Vietnam / Cambodia Border Crossing – Tan Chau – Long Khanh Island
    Tue, Mar 19, 2024

    This morning, cross the border into Vietnam and continue sailing to Tan Chau.

    In Tan Chau, as part of EmeraldPLUS, visit the recently renovated Cao Dai temple. The religion of Cao Dai is a syncretic, monotheistic religion established in southern Vietnam in the city of Tây Ninh in 1926. Here, you will learn more about the mix of ideas that form the basis of this fascinating religion. After a Xe Loi ride, embark one of our sampans to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. Stop at a local fish farm enroute back to the ship.

    This afternoon, sail to Long Khanh Island, known for its scarf weaving and visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda. After anchoring for the night near An long, you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A visit to Cao Dai temple, a religion unique to the Mekong Delta

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    A Lion Dance performance on board

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Evergreen Island and Tan Chau

    Included Excursion
    A visit to a local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khanh Island


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    An Long - My An Hung
    Wed, Mar 20, 2024

    Relax on board this morning or join our DiscoverMORE tour of Tràm Chim National Park, home to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. Covering a total area of 7,313 hectares, Tram Chim National Park, located in Tam Nong, is currently one of Vietnam’s eight most important bird sanctuaries. With a system of swamps, grass plots and natural canals, the park is an ideal habitat for 191 species of plants, 150 species of freshwater fish, and nearly 231 species of water birds. Some of these are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of rare and threatened species.

    This afternoon, enjoy a visit to My An Hung village as part of our EmeraldPLUS programme. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam specialises in red-hot chilli and peppers. Enjoy some local folk singing during the visit, wander through coconut farms, meet the locals and learn about life in the village.

    Tonight, enjoy a Vietnamese family-style dinner as you sail to Sa Dec.

    DiscoverMORE
    Tràm Chim National Park with Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Sa Dec - Cai Be
    Thu, Mar 21, 2024

    Visit Sa Dec on a walking tour, with stops at the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, and see outside the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant and enjoy a walk through the central market to peruse its varied produce.

    Return to Emerald Harmony by sampan and, after lunch on board, you’ll arrive in Cai Be. Travelling via sampan, visit a coconut candy workshop and learn how coconut candy and other local sweets are made, then visit a local French colonial heritage villa.

    Continue sailing to My Tho this evening.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
    Fri, Mar 22, 2024

    Sit back, relax and take in a full day of sailing the magnificent Mekong River and canals. Watch as life in the Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam awakens for another day as the ship departs early this morning to begin transiting the Cho Gao canal. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ever-changing vista’s from the pool, to enjoy a treatment in the Wellness Area (additional expense), or to read a book and chat with new friends. Cruise past mangroves, narrow canals, fish farms, busy cargo barges and local fishing boats alike.

    Tonight, dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City with views of the city lights. Note: You will not be able to disembark this evening due to Customs Regulations.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation – City Stay
    Sat, Mar 23, 2024

    Bid farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves, such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits.

    Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, check into your hotel for your included two-night stay, and enjoy a free afternoon.

    This evening choose between two DiscoverMORE options to experience the night life of HCMC.

    Included Excursion
    A tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels

    DiscoverMORE
    Evening - Saigon street food tour (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Evening – One night in Saigon (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  12. Day 12
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Sun, Mar 24, 2024

    Enjoy a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, the Reunification, or Independence, Palace. Formerly the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese.

    Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office and listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture.

    Included Excursion
    A tour of Ho Chi Minh City


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Depart Ho Chi Minh City
    Mon, Mar 25, 2024

    After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the HCMC airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
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Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.8
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4.8
Value for Money
4.8

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Emerald was awesome. It offered us cultural experience that was unusual and authentic. We felt like we got to know the countries we visited. We are looking to book with Emerald again in Europe. Local and tour Director was the best

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