13 Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong – Emerald Cruise

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13 Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong – Emerald Cruise

Emerald DISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

  • Emerald Plus – Local folk singing in My An Hung village – Lion Dance performance on board – Tour the local Cao Dai Temple, Tan Chau – Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour – Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing, Oudong – A cultural Performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation – Phare Cambodian Circus performance, Siem Reap – Apsara Dance Performance and Dinner
  • Included Excursions – 13 excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
  • DiscoverMORE – 13 optional excursions, available at an additional cost

And of course, our exceptional Emerald VALUE inclusions come as standard

  • 7 nights on board the luxurious Emerald Harmony
  • Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
  • 30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Complimentary international and local wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner while on board Emerald Harmony
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • All port charges and taxes
  • ATAS protected and CLIA member
  • All tips included

SAVE $3,000 PER COUPLE EARLYBIRD FARE PER COUPLE

Expired on Tuesday December 23rd, 2025

Expired on Tuesday December 23rd, 2025

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City

Xin Chao and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Cruises representative and transferred to your hotel, situated in downtown District 1, for a two-night stay. After checking in, you will be free to explore the city before meeting your tour director for your welcome briefing and dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Dinner

Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a Pho lunch with remainder of the afternoon and evening yours to enjoy at leisure or venture out on one of our DiscoverMORE excursions.

Included Excursion
Cu Chi Tunnels

DiscoverMORE
An evening Saigon Street Food walking tour (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
One Night in Saigon (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After checkout, enjoy a tour of the city, visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Town Hall. Then, visit the Reunification Palace before transferring to the port where you will board your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony. You’ll be welcomed on board by your captain and crew before setting sail after lunch down the Saigon River to Cho Gao canal where you will anchor for the night. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Included Excursion
An orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning travel through the bustling Cho Gao. The Cho Gao canal is one of the major arterial canals of Vietnam connecting Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta with Ho Chi Minh City. Today is a fascinating morning watching the heavy commercial traffic navigate this important waterway which can see upwards of 1,800 vessels transit each day. This afternoon once on the Mekong River, you’ll visit the Tan My Floating community followed by a ride through the local plantations to visit a mushroom farm, a fruit farm with sampling and a honey farm with local sweet before returning to Emerald Harmony to sail onwards to Sa Ðéc, a hidden gem on the Mekong Delta.

Included Excursion
Visit the Thoi Binh hamlet and its farming and fishing communities, untouched by tourism

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a short ride on a sampan to Sa Dec enjoy a walking tour around town with stops at the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le (currently under renovation), who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant, and enjoy a walk through the central market to peruse its varied produce.

Return to Emerald Harmony by sampan and sail to My An Hung Island. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam specialises in red-hot chilli and peppers. As part of our EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy some local folk singing during the visit.

EmeraldPLUS
Listen to some local folk singing in My An Hung

Included Excursion
A visit to the Chinese Congregational House and the bustling Sa Dec Markets

Included Excursion
A visit to My An Hung village and its Monkey Bridge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Gieng Island you can travel through the island’s villages to visit families who work in a variety of local industries including boat building of different types and creating incense sticks for temples. Also visit Vietnam’s oldest church.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy your free time on board or, if you prefer, partake in a DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary in An Long.

Included Excursion
See the local industries in Gieng Island

DiscoverMORE
A visit to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary in Tram Chim National Park (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a sampan to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. Reboard your sampan to travel back to Tan Chau and as part of our EmeraldPLUS programme, visit the recently renovated Cao Dai temple. The religion of Cao Dai is a syncretic, monotheistic religion established in southern Vietnam in the city of Tây Ninh in 1926. Here, you will learn more about the mix of ideas that form the basis of this fascinating religion. Afterwards ride in a Xe Loi (local form of cyclo) from the temple back to your sampan to then visit a Mekong fish farm before returning to Emerald Harmony.

Back on board your luxury Star-Ship, cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Whilst at the border, as part of our EmeraldPLUS programme, you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board. Tonight, celebrate crossing the border with a Cambodian-style family dinner.

EmeraldPLUS
A visit to a local Cao Dai Temple

EmeraldPLUS
A Lion Dance performance on board

Included Excursion
A visit to Evergreen Island

Included Excursion
Experience a Xe Loi ride, unique to the Mekong Delta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city, known as the “Pearl of Asia”, was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, you will learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of the country’s history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the memorial and learn about this sad historic chapter.

Afterwards 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. Spend the afternoon as you please exploring our DiscoverMORE excursions or simply relaxing on board Emerald Harmony. In the evening, as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme you will have a chance to experience an evening remork (local Tuk-Tuk) ride through Phnom Penh to enjoy the city lights.

EmeraldPLUS
Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour

Included Excursion
Killing Fields at Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

DiscoverMORE
A silk farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
Craft Beer Adventure by remork (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located north of Phnom Penh, Oudong was the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in 1866. Important remnants on the temple site include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In the main temple of the Oudong Monastery, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme. In the afternoon, you will visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens, followed by the Central Market located in the heart of the city. Back on board, as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, enjoy a cultural performance by the Cambodian Student and Children's Organisation. Afterwards set sail, gliding past the illuminated Phnom Penh at night for a short sail to Koh Khsach Krao.

EmeraldPLUS
A traditional Buddhist Monk blessing

EmeraldPLUS
Cultural Performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation

Included Excursion
A visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark Emerald Harmony in the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three-night stay. Stay at the beautiful Shinta Mani, a deluxe boutique property of world-class design that takes great care in honouring the environment and paying homage to the traditional and local aesthetics. This evening as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, attend Phare, The Cambodian Circus, where a combination of acrobatics, music and dance tell a uniquely Cambodian story.

EmeraldPLUS
Phare Cambodian Circus performance

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom, not a single temple such as the historic sites it neighbours, but rather one of the most remarkable royal cities of the Angkor Period and an architectural wonder. As the last capital of the Khmer Empire, it was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace, military and buildings for administering the kingdom. Afterwards, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm. In an incredible standoff between human creation and nature, the jungle's root systems have reclaimed this spiritual location now enshrouded in wild vegetation. The backdrop to many Hollywood scenes, the incredible Ta Prohm is both a cinematic and contemplative location. This evening is free to visit ‘Pub Street’ or try a DiscoverMORE option this evening.

Included Excursion
Visit to Angkor Thom

Included Excursion
Visit to Ta Prohm Temple

DiscoverMORE
Evening – Sunset Drinks Gondola Boat at Bayon (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
Evening - Dinner in the Rice Field (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
Evening - Cambodian Street Food Discovery Tour (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Rise early and witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Afterwards walk through this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. This afternoon is free time to visit the town and markets or try a DiscoverMORE tour. Later this evening, enjoy your farewell dinner as part of your EmeraldPLUS programme, accompanied by an Apsara dance performance.

EmeraldPLUS
Apsara dance performance and dinner show

Included Excursion
Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat

DiscoverMORE
Vespa tour of Siem Reap

DiscoverMORE
A visit to Banteay Srei (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
A visit to Tonlé Sap (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
A culinary tour of Cambodia (extra expense)

Senteurs d’Angkor Workshop (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the Siem Reap airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Depart Finish Price From
11, 25 Jan, 04 Apr 2024 23 Jan, 06 Feb, 16 Apr 2024 $5190
22 Feb, 07, 21 Mar 2024 05, 09 Mar, 02 Apr 2024 $5600
18 Apr 2024 30 Apr 2024 $5985
16 May 2024 28 May 2024 $5145
07 Oct, 12, 26 Dec 2024, 03 Jan 2025 29 Oct, 24 Dec 2024, 07 Jan, 04 Feb 2025 $5995
11, 28 Nov 2024, 06 Feb 2025 26 Nov, 10 Dec 2024, 18 Feb 2025 $6495
20 Feb, 06, 20 Mar 2025 04, 18 Mar, 01 Apr 2025 $6495
03, 17 Apr 2025 15, 29 Apr 2025 $5995
01 May 2025 13 May 2025 $5595
15 May 2025 27 May 2025 $4995
23 Oct, 04, 18 Dec 2025 04 Nov, 16, 30 Dec 2025 $5995
06, 20 Nov 2025 18 Nov, 02 Dec 2025 $6495

 

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Depart Finish Price From
03 Jan, 10 Apr 2024 15 Jan, 22 Apr 2024 $5190
28 Feb, 13 Mar 2024 11, 25 Mar 2024 $5600
24 Apr 2024 06 May 2024 $4530
09 Oct, 04, 18 Dec 2024, 01 Jan 2025 21 Oct, 16, 30 Dec 2024, 13 Jan 2025 $5995
06, 20 Nov 2024 18 Nov, 02 Dec 2024 $6495
15 Jan 2025 27 Jan 2025 $6790
29 Jan, 12, 26 Feb, 12 Mar 2025 10, 24 Feb, 10, 24 Mar 2025 $6495
26 Mar, 09 Apr 2025 07, 21 Apr 2025 $5995
23 Apr 2025 05 May 2025 $5595
07 May 2025 19 May 2025 $4995
15 Oct, 10, 24 Dec 2025 27 Oct, 22 Dec 2024, 05 Jan 2025 $5995
29 Oct, 12, 26 Nov 2025 10, 24 Nov, 08 Dec 2025 $6495

*All prices are per-person based on double occupancy and reflect our current offers.

SAVE $3,000 PER COUPLE EARLYBIRD FARE PER COUPLE

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YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES

  • 7 nights on board the Emerald Harmony
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • A visit to Oudong Temples
  • A visit to the Killing Fields & Tuel Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Visit to Royal Palace & central market
  • Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khan Island
  • Visit to home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le
  • Visit to Tan Long Pagoda

EmeraldPLUS

  • Visit to My An Hung village
  • Lion Dance performance on board
  • Tour the recently renovated Cao Dai temple
  • Phnom Penh by night on a remork (Tuk-Tuk) tour
  • Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing
  • Phare Cambodian Circus performance
  • A cultural Performance by the Cambodian Student and Children’s Organisation

DiscoverMORE

  • 11 optional excursions, available at an additional cost

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

  • 31 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board Emerald Harmony

Expired on Tuesday December 23rd, 2025

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