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Land Journey

Heart of Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

$12,890 USD
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phnom Penh, Angkor, Siem Reap, Hoi An
Vietnam vacations
Ha Long Bay Vietnam


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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Dinner and Cambodian entertainment at the home of an acclaimed artist 




On-Tour Air included (2 flights)


Multiple-night stays at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Furama Resort Da Nang, Park Hyatt Saigon, and Rosewood Phnom Penh, and Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor


Four nights aboard a riverboat on the Mekong Delta, exploring remote villages, temples, landmarks, and colorful markets, meeting villagers, watching artisans at work, and soaking up local life


Overnight cruise onboard Paradise Elegance on Ha Long Bay





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Experiences of a lifetime

Opening doors to unseen worlds, Heart of Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong may cause you to rethink everything you know of these two Southeast Asian nations. Today the treasures of the past meet the renewal of the present… and dreams for the future.

Explore the uniquely rich artistic heritage of each country, their ethnic groups, and complex histories… meet the people, from the chefs and Vespa drivers of Ho Chi Minh City to the performers of Hoi An and Siem Reap. Spend days exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor… cities where French colonial influence is still felt… countryside dotted with rice paddies and floating villages untouched by centuries… ancient temples, pagodas, gardens… and cultural stories reclaimed from a turbulent past.  Enjoy an unforgettable four-night cruise aboard a riverboat on the Mekong Delta, winding along canals to remote villages, temples, bustling markets, and stunning river vistas.  A range of sightseeing choices in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap provide a more personal travel experience. Multiple-night stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap – plus an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay – complete this living portrait of Vietnam and Cambodia, then and now. Prepare to expand your horizons, deepen your insights, and transform your view of the world.

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Aqua Mekong

Your gateway to paradise

A magnificent presence along the river Mekong... hop aboard Aqua Mekong for a journey through the waters of Cambodia and Vietnam like never before. Taste the flavors of the region with a dining menu crafted by Michelin-starred chef, David Thompson. Wake up each morning to stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape in each of the boat's 20, 322 sq. ft. (30 sq. m.) cabins, enjoy a movie viewing in the private cinema, cozy up with a good book in the library or partake in a lively game of foosball in the games room!

Phare – The Cambodian Circus

Phare – Transforming the lives of Cambodian youth

While in Siem Reap, you’ll attend a remarkable performance of Phare – The Cambodian Circus. More than just a circus, a Phare performance employs theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The group’s young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center in Battambang, formed in 1994 by nine young men after coming home from a refugee camp following the Khmer Rouge regime. Having been greatly helped during that time by an art teacher who used drawing classes as therapy, they wanted to share their new skills among poor and troubled youngsters. The free public school and alternative art school they founded later expanded to include music, theatre and finally, the circus arts. Today, more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily, and some 500 attend the alternative schools… including some of the performers you’ll see today.

Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor

Nights 10-12

Traditional elegance near Cambodia’s magical temple complexes

Modern luxury, contemporary style and ancient Cambodian traditions await you at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Riep… a short distance away from the treasured Khmer temple complexes of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and close to Tonlé Sap Lake. Inspired by ancient Khmer architectural traditions, the hotel features elegant teak and basalt accents that evoke the nearby wonders left behind centuries ago by the Khmer civilization. Itself an oasis in an inviting riverside setting, Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is also just minutes away from the lively markets, galleries, restaurants and nightlife of Siem Riep.

Overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay

Days 3 and 4

Life on the "Bay of the Descending Dragons"

Experience life along the historic rivers, bays and deltas of Indochina firsthand on an overnight cruise among the limestone islets of Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known in local legends as the “Bay of the Descending Dragons.” According to local mythology, when the gods sent dragons to help defend the people of this region against ancient invaders, the dragons spat out jewels and jade; these became the many emerald green islands and islets you’ll encounter as you cruise the bay today. Ancient temples, local farmers, water buffalo and more pass by as you sail into the bay aboard a ship employing Vietnamese design concepts and featuring comfortable, well appointed accommodations.


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