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Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam
22 days from £5,785pp
Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.
Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.
Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.
- Chiang Rai
- Huay Xai
- Luang Prabang
- Siem Reap
- Phnom Penh
- Chau Doc
- Mekong Delta
- Cai Be
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chiang Rai.
Day 2 Chiang Rai
Day 3 Pakbeng
Day 4 Luang Prabang
Wake up early to see the sun rise over the misty Mekong. You will rejoin the boat this morning and your journey will head towards Luang Prabang. En route you will visit the Pak Ou Caves. You will be met at the jetty by your local guide and driver and transferred to your hotel.
Day 5 Luang Prabang
Day 6 Luang Prabang
Day 7 Vientiane
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport ahead of this afternoon's flight from Luang Prabang to the capital Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane you will be met by your guide and taken on a short city tour before arriving at your hotel.
Day 8 On-board ship (Pakse)
Vientiane , On-board ship
An early rise today as you are collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your flight to Pakse. Upon arrival in Pakse you will be met by your guide for the short transfer to the Vat Phou Boat. Upon boarding you will begin your three day exploration of the 4,000 Islands.
Day 9 On-board ship (Pakse)
Day 10 Pakse
Day 11 Siem Reap
Today you will transfer to the airport for your short flight to Siem Reap. En route you will have an opportunity to visit the town's morning market. Upon arrival in Siem Reap you will be met by your guide and taken to Angkor Wat. Here you will enjoy a short afternoon exploration before witnessing the sunset over the iconic temple.
Day 12 Siem Reap
In the early morning visit our personal favourite, Ta Prohm. By far the most atmospheric of all the ruins, it has been reclaimed by the jungle and is being crushed by massive tree roots. In the afternoon enjoy a trip to the famous Tonle Sap lake where you can visit the floating villages. Return to Siem Reap via Kbal Spean, the site of ancient Hindu carvings on the riverbed in a scenic jungle location.
Day 13 Siem Reap
Day 14 Phnom Penh
This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your short flight to Phnom Penh. Spend the afternoon on the waterfront perhaps, visiting the numerous shops and galleries, and enjoy a drink as sun sets at the Foreign Correspondents Club.
Day 15 Phnom Penh
A full day touring the sights and sounds of Phnom Penh with your private guide and driver. In the morning visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, home of the Emerald Buddha. The afternoon features visits to elements of Cambodia's recent history.
Day 16 Chau Doc
Day 17 Mekong Delta
Today your Vietnamese guide will meet you at your hotel for your transfer to Can Tho, home to the famous floating market at Cai Rang. In the evening head across the river into town, to enjoy some superb food.
Day 18 On-board ship (Mekong Delta)
After an early morning visit to the floating markets you will board the Bassac Boat for a charming cruise through the Mekong Delta.
Day 19 Saigon
An early rise today to view the markets of Cai Be before continuing by land to Saigon. After settling in to your hotel you will be collected by Vespa to embark on an unforgettable evening tour of Saigon.
Day 20 Saigon
Day 21 International return flight
Saigon , International return flight
Day 22 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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