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Dip your toe into the many magnificent cultures located along the Mekong; enjoy hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City alongside your eight-day cruise down the magnificent river.
Traveling aboard the Viking Saigon, you’ll have the opportunity to pay a visit to UNESCO World Heritage site temple Angkor Wat and many other historical buildings, enjoy a front-row seat to lush landscapes that pay homage to the river’s impactful role in fishing and farming and enjoy a mix of both local and international cuisine.
Enjoy the beauty and grace of gentle landscapes, friendly locals, thriving villages and traditional foods. Connect with other people on this unique journey arranged by Viking.
Your eight-day cruise along the Mekong river is sandwiched between stops at hot-spot hotels in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Explore towns frozen in time, wander the temple ruins, observe locals engaging in traditional practices such as sedge grass weaving, working in the rice fields and dying silk.
Arrive and check in to your hotel.
Explore the Old Quarter, its labyrinth of bustling streets offering you the opportunity to sample products that have been produced and sold for centuries.
Spend your morning exploring the Vietnamese capital – famous for its delicious street food.
In the afternoon, fly to Siem Reap to explore the temple of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Explore the lasting legacy of the Khmer Empire, known for their construction skills and economic links. Pay a visit to Bayon.
Explore a number of stunning smaller temples;. Including the ruins of Ta Prohm Temple. Stroll through the city centre to choose from a variety of eateries offering both local and international cuisine.
Check out of your hotel and journey to Kampong Cham, the sixth-largest city in Cambodia.
Admire the serene riverside setting; venture off the beaten path to discover quiet streets full of friendly locals and a waterfront promenade. Pay a visit to Wat Nokor, a 12th-century temple complex.
Take the chance to explore this bustling capital, once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’. Enjoy the city’s park-like waterfront boasting cafes, restaurants, museums and other institutions.
Marvel at the city’s rapid urbanization, resulting in a thriving cultural and food scene. Make sure to take up the opportunity to sample its signature dishes.
Pass Mekong rice fields, villages and towns that seem frozen in time. Enjoy lush landscapes and evidence of the river’s role in farming and fishing.
Enjoy the views of this thriving border town within the rural district. High-quality silk is produced here, expertly dyed in bright colours and traditional patterns. Sedge grass weaving is another tradition, producing mats, baskets and other useful items.
Enjoy the sights at the French colonial river port and agricultural trading centre Sa Ðéc. Lined with trees and flower markets, the streets of this sleepy town are perfect for a leisurely stroll.
View remarkably preserved houses in the town of Cái Bè. Surrounded by fruit orchards, this Vietnamese enclave projects an intimate village air.
Disembark your ship and check into your hotel at Vietnam’s largest city, formally founded as a small fishing village. Enjoy the bustle of French colonial grandeur mixed with old-world marketplaces and modern skyscrapers.
Explore jewels such as the Opera House and Central Post Office, or simply peruse the streets offering local specialties of a heady mix between French and Vietnamese cultures.
Take a trip to Tao Dan Park, where locals can be spotted engaging in their daily exercise with a round of badminton, tai chi or any of the outdoor gym equipment. After breakfast, check out of your hotel to begin your journey home
Designed to navigate the unique features of the Mekong River, the Viking Saigon is reassuringly Scandi in design, with the understated and elegant interiors for which Viking is famous. Explore this legendary river in style and luxury.
“I really enjoyed this trip. The hotels I stayed at were pleasant and a nice change of scenery from the cabin I would be spending the majority of my nights in. Cruising down the Mekong was really awesome, I ate a lot of food and am definitely a lot fatter now.”
Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.
Yes, there is a fitness centre available to all guests during their stay aboard Viking Saigon.
The trip as a whole is organised to be fifteen days long, however only eight days of that is spent cruising down the Mekong aboard the Viking Saigon.
On day 3 of your journey, in Siem Reap, there’s the option to visit Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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