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2019 Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary (Siem Reap > Ho Chi Minh City)

  • Tour Code

    EWVC

  • Departure City

    Siem Reap

  • Duration

    8 Day

  • Return City

    Ho Chi Minh City

Departure and Return City

Tour Inclusions

your tour includes

  • 3 nights in Siem Reap
  • 7 nights on-board of Emerald Waterways Luxury Star-Ship
  • 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City
  • Airport transfers to and from hotels
  • The services of Emerald Waterways Tour Directors
  • The services of a local tour guide
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • All meals as listed on the itinerary
  • All tours as listed on the itinerary

dining highlights

  • 30 superb meals including: 12 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 9 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on-board

included excursions

  • Visit to Angkor Thom
  • Ta Prohm Temple
  • Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat
  • Visit to Oudong Temples
  • Visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Visit to Royal Palace and Central Market
  • Visit to Evergreen Island
  • Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in the Long Khanh Island
  • Visit to local scarf weaving workshop
  • Home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le
  • Visit to Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung
  • Visit to Tan Long Pagoda
  • Visit to fruit workshop in Ðat Dua
  • Cu Chi Tunnel tour
  • Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Phare Cambodian Circus performance
  • Ox cart ride
  • Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing - Oudong Temples
  • Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by night
  • Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory
  • Lion dance performance onboard
  • Visit to My An Hung village

discover more

  • Culinary Cambodia tour
  • Visit to Tonle Sap
  • Visit to Banteay Srei
  • Artisans d’Angkor workshop
  • Vespa tour of Siem Reap
  • Visit to Koh Chen Silversmith village - extra expense
  • Silk farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei
  • Vespa tour of Phnom Penh
  • Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary - Long Khanh Island
  • Saigon street food & walking tour by night
  • Day 1 Arrival Siem Reap - Prek’kdam - Kampong Tralach

    Sous Sdei and Welcome to Cambodia. Today, transfer from Siem Reap to Prek’kdam to embark your Emerald Waterways award-winning river cruise Star-Ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew.  Set sail to Kampong Tralach and enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Tour Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Please arrive by 6.00am.

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

    Start your day with an ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach to visit the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. 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. In one of the Oudong Temple there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge which had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident monks as part of You’re Invited. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring or simply relax on board of your Star-Ship.
    You’re Invited: ox cart ride & traditional Buddhist Monk blessing 
    DiscoverMORE: Silk farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense) OR Visit to Koh Chen Silversmith village (extra expense)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 Phnom Penh

    Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Where you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields and learn about this sad chapter in history. 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. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and central market located in the heart of the city. In the evening, you will have a chance to experience an evening tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace, offering great views of the city as part of You’re Invited.
    You’re Invited: Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by Night
    DiscoverMORE: Vespa tour of Phnom Penh (extra expense)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Phnom Penh - Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing - Hong Ngu

    As part of your You’re Invited, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue the visit, take 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. Re-board your luxury star-ship and cruise to the border between Cambodia and Vietnam.
    You’re Invited: Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Long Khanh – An Long – Hong Ngu

    This morning, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore on your own of if you prefer, to take part on the DiscoverMORE - optional tour (at additional expense) of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. Return to the star-ship and this evening be delighted by a lion dance performance on-board.
    You’re Invited: Lion Dance Performance on board
    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary (extra expense)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 My An Hung - Sa Dec – My Tho

    Start your day with a visit to My An Hung village. As part of You’re Invited, a visit this lovely and unspoiled place will surely mesmerize you. Return to the ship and Sail to Sa Dec, and in the afternoon visit the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the central market in town.
    You’re Invited: Visit to My An Hung village

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

    This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and other fruits workshop. Then, visit the Tan Long Pagoda. Return to the star-ship and sail to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation

    Bid Farewell to your luxury star-ship in the morning and be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person