Arrival into Siem Reap, Cambodia
On your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.
After check-in, we will have a Trip Briefing session in the afternoon before going out to enjoy a breath-taking view of the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat during twilight.
End your first day in the mystical Siem Reap as you feast on a delicious Welcome Dinner while being captivated by the stunning Apsara Dance Performance.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Siem Reap – Golf Round – Ankor Wat Tour (B,L,D)
Today, enjoy a round of golf at Angkor Golf Course in Siem Reap. In the afternoon, we will explore Angkor Wat temple, the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World and the masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire.
Siem Reap – Cruise Embarkation (B,D)
Enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to your cruise boat*.
After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board. We’ll spend the night on board
* In low water season, we will transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen to join the cruise in an air-conditioned coach (approximately 5 hours)
Tonle Sap Lake – Kampong Chhnang (B,L,D)
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise across the lake. After lunch, we’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means “pot.” We’ll enjoy a tasting of regional products before returning on board and beginning to cruise to Kampong Tralach. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.
Kampong Tralach – Koh Chen – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
We will set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. After lunch, we’ll arrive in Koh Chen. You can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work.
After returning on board, we’ll spend the afternoon cruising towards Phnom Penh, arriving in the early evening. Enjoy a brief tour of the area by “tuk-tuk,” the easiest way to get around the city. We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music and have dinner.
Phnom Penh City & Golf Round (B,L,D)
Today, enjoy a round of golf at Vattanac Gold Resort in Phnom Penh. In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day tour in Phnom Penh visiting Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace before returning to the boat. In the evening, have dinner onboard and start sailing towards Vietnam.
Chau Doc (B,L,D)
Located on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous city of Chau Doc has developed around fish and fish farming. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda. Lunch. Once we are back on board, we’ll begin to cruise toward Sa Dec. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.
Sa Dec – Vinh Long – Cai Be (B,L,D)
Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll have lunch on board and cruise to Vinh Long. We’ll set out in smaller boats and travel through canals and orchards before arriving in Cai Be. We’ll discover a brick and pottery factory as well as a traditional factory producing puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers used to make nems, and rice alcohol. We’ll return on board our ship and begin to cruise. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.
My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)
We’ll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We’ll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms. Lunch will be served on board. We’ll then set out to cross the very narrow Chao Gao Canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll have dinner and remain in port overnight in the downtown area.
Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L,D)
Ho Chi Minh City was heavily influenced by French colonialism in the 19th century. We’ll enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office, and visit the Museum of Vietnamese History.
Lunch will be served on board.
In the afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches. After our excursion, we’ll return on board our ship. Tonight, we’ll have our farewell cocktail and dinner. We’ll remain in port overnight.
Cruise Disembarkation – Transfer to Vung Tau – Golf Round (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will disembark the ship in the morning for a 3-hour drive to Vung Tau, a quaint coastal city. On arrival, have lunch and play a round of golf at the championship golf course The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip. Enjoy your evening at leisure.
Helicopter flight to Ho Chi Minh City & Golf Round – Domestic flight to Hai Phong (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will board our helicopter for a quick flight (1-hour) to the championship golf course Twin Doves Golf Club. On arrival, enjoy a round of golf. After lunch, we will take a domestic flight to Hai Phong. Check in your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Golf Round – Transfer to Hai Phong – Embark Era Cruises
In the morning, enjoy a round of golf at the FLC Halong Golf Club, one of the most beautiful golf courses in Vietnam. Play golf with a stunning backdrop of Halong Bay. After golf, we will be transferred by speed boat to embark on our luxury cruise with Era Cruises. Enjoy your free afternoon at leisure, join activities organised by the cruise: swimming or kayaking, fun cooking demonstration and squid fishing session. Or simply relax on the top deck under the cover of a star-filled sky.
Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
In the morning, practice Tai Chi onboard. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you. After a buffet breakfast, we will board the Era Day Boat to head to Viet Hai village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village and visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have a chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available
Enjoy lunch with the Signature set menu on our day boat.
After lunch, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area before returning on board Era Cruise. In the evening, participate in a cooking demonstration. Your evening is free at leisure and do some squid fishing at night if the weather allows.
Cruise Disembarkation – Hanoi (B,L,D)
Enjoy the last stage of your Halong cruise to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.
Back to our main board to enjoy brunch, then check out of your cabin. You will be transferred back to the wharf and travel to Hanoi.
Golf Round – Hanoi Cyclo Tour – Water Puppet Show (B,L,D)
In the morning, enjoy a round of golf in Hanoi at the championship course Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club. In the afternoon, we will explore Hanoi and go on a fun cyclo tour around the Old Quarter. In the evening, feast on a delicious Farewell Dinner.
Hanoi – Tour ends (B)
After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers as you are transferred to Hanoi airport for your departure flight.