The following is a suggested itinerary.

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam!

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport look for your driver who will be waiting for you with a sign with your name. Your driver will transfer you to your centrally located hotel where you can spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Accommodation: Carevelle Hotel (or similar) – Opera Room

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Morning Jeep Tour of Saigon

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for a unique tour of the city. Your Jeep Tour will take you for a visit to some famous places in Ho Chi Minh City such as: the Reunification Palace, Saigon Central Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, The War Remnants, Jade Emperor Pagoda, The Saigon Opera House and the last one is Ben Thanh Market which is one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minh City.

This afternoon is free for you to explore the local area, indulge in a tranquil spa treatment at the Kara Spa, or simply relax by the secluded and private freeform pool.

Accommodation: Carevelle Hotel (or similar) – Opera Room

Breakfast Included

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Evening Taste of Vietnam Tour (by motorcycle)

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast, followed by free time to enjoy the spa or pool facilities. Or take a leisurely walk around the local area to discover more of this dynamic city.

This evening you are in for a special treat as you immerse yourself in Vietnamese cuisine and culture. You will be picked up from your hotel by your English speaking, local guide, on their motorcycle. This unique food and culture tour includes stops at 5 different dining locations and is arguably, one of the best dining experiences in Ho Chi Minh City. After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Carevelle Hotel (or similar) – Opera Room

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Transfer to cruise

After breakfast this morning your driver will transfer you to the meeting point for your cruise.

Breakfast Included

Days 4 – 10: Mekong River Cruise

Please refer to our Vietnam & Cambodia brochure

The mighty Mekong River is the twelfth longest river in the world and the sixth-longest in Asia. Commencing at the Tibetan Plateau, the river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before dispersing into the Mekong Delta and the South China Sea.

Our unique river cruise options will take you from Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, via Phnom Phen, the capital of Cambodia, to the fascinating city of Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor. Along the way, there is so much to experience and explore.

To take you on this extraordinary journey, we have selected sister ships, The Jahan and Jayavarman. Both have fascinating stories to tell. Once onboard, the intensity of the outside world will fade, and you will find yourself immersed in the exotic world of the Lower Mekong.

Jayavarman – A Floating Art Gallery

Named after Cambodia’s most renowned monarch, King Jayavarman VII, Jayavarman resembles a floating art gallery with objects d’art exhibited all over the public decks. King Jayavarman VII created some of the most famous temples of the lost Angkorian civilisation and was known for his tranquillity and love for artistic creation.

Finished in an elegant French-colonial design with stylish Art-Deco accents, the ship’s rooms and public areas are warm and embracing. From your first step on board, the atmosphere invites you to feel at home.

The Jahan – The Most Romantic Ship on the Mekong

Sister ship to Jayavarman, The Jahan captivates and transports guests back in time with an atmosphere evoking the glory of former British-India. Named after the celebrated 16th-century Indian emperor and arts patron Shah Jahan, The Jahan showcases fine artworks and regal finishings sourced from India.

The designer vessel’s staterooms are spacious and have private balconies, and the sprawling Noble Suites offer unparalleled onboard living experiences. The atmospheric East India Club and Lounge resembles an old British-Indian Gentlemen’s Club, while the adjacent sun deck and Jacuzzi pool provide modern resort-like facilities.

Both ships feature luxury spa options onboard. So, after a busy day onshore, you have time to relax and indulge your senses. Morning Tai Chi classes is also available and is suitable for beginners as well as experts.

For the full cruise itinerary, please see our Vietnam & Cambodia ebrochure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included on all full cruise days.

Day 11: Siem Reap, Cambodia

After transferring from your ship, you will arrive at the stunning The Aviary Hotel in Seam Reap. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy either at the ground floor pool for the rooftop pool. Or perhaps indulge in a spa treatment at the Amret Spa.

However you decide to spend your time, make sure you retire early as it will be an early start tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Room

Day 12: Siem Reap, Cambodia – Full Day Angkor Temple Tour

What an incredible day of discovery today!

Your guide will meet you at your hotel pre-dawn (approx. 5am), to take you to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Arriving early, you can witness the stunning silhouette of the temple’s uniquely shaped towers against a coloured sky as the sun breaks over the horizon. Your guide will then return to your hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, it is time to start your temple exploration of the UNESCO world heritage complex inside the stunning walled city of Angkor Thom. With gates flanked by the stone statues of gods and demons, you find yourself in an ancient world of massive stone faces and evocatively striking temples. You will take in the enigmatic Bayon, the mighty Baphoun Temple, Phimeanakas and the royal Palace enclosure, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Next stop is Ta Prohm, easily the most atmospheric and a highlight for anyone visiting Angkor, a haven for any photography enthusiasts.  A temple where you will love to linger, swallowed by the jungle looks very much in the same state as when the French explorers stumbled upon it more than a century ago.

In front of the magnificent Angkor Wat is perfect for lunch or a break during your day trip to Temples, refresh you with fresh fruits juice and shakes, and savour some delicious Khmer, Asian or International dishes (own cost).

As you enter the main causeway of Angkor Wat and start the long walk to the main temple, feast your eyes on the sight of this imposing structure.  Discover its many galleries, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved bas-reliefs that tell the ancient Hindu legends of Ramayana and victorious Khmer battles.   Climb to the holiest sanctuary at the summit of the temple, where you are rewarded with fantastic views across the entire complex and beyond.

At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Please note that the temple tour itinerary is flexible and may be adjusted by your local guide after consultation with you.  Weather, festivals, your interests and energy levels all have a bearing on which temples to visit and in what order.

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Room

Breakfast included.

Day 13: Siem Reap, Cambodia – Phare Circus (No animals)

Today you have time to relax by the pool(s), enjoy a spa treatment or discover more of what Siem Reap has to offer.

You are in for a truly unique experience on your final night in Cambodia.  your driver will pick you up from the hotel at 6:15pm and take you to the Big Top in Siem Reap to see a performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus from the best seat in the house.  Theatre, story, dance, high-energy music and circus acts tell uniquely Cambodian stories. These circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.  Please note there are NO ANIMALS in the performance.

After and exhilarating experience, you can either relax back at the hotel or spend one last evening in town, on the world-famous Pub Street are at the markets.

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Room

Breakfast included.

Day 14: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sadly, your wellness break concludes after breakfast this morning. Over the past two weeks you will have had the opportunity to experience the unique sights, sounds and tastes of Vietnam and Cambodia while also indulging in relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments along the way. We look forward to welcoming you on your next Unique Cruises Wellness holiday.

Your Holiday, Your Choice!

NOTE: If you are short on time, we offer shorter cruises from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia or Phnom Pehn, Cambodia to Siem Reap, Cambodia. All itineraries can also be done in reverse. Please contact us for more information.