8 Days Mekong River Cruise

Cambodia Tour

Journey from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam north to Siem Reap in Cambodia as you cruise along the mighty Mekong River.

At 2,700 miles the Mekong River is the longest waterway in South East Asia, and it stretches incredibly all the way from China to the south Vietnamese coast, draining in the South China Sea. This cruise navigates the Lower Mekong, travelling from Ho Chi Minh up past the Cambodian border to Siem Reap. Take in panoramic views of the landscapes alongside the river, from traditional rural life in the Mekong Delta to the golden-spired temples that line the river's banks in Phnom Penh. During your journey you'll get the chance to visit villages and towns, experiencing a taste of South East Asian life and plenty of delicious local delicacies. A highlight of the tour is surely the stretch surrounding Kampong Cham, where the glorious scenery includes gleaming rice paddies and ancient Khmer temples.

The majestic Jayavarman is considered the father in Heritage Line’s “family” of cruise ships. This vessel was named after Angkor’s most venerated king, who ruled from 1181 to 1218, and was a devout Buddhist. King Jayavarman oversaw the construction of some of the most famous temples in Angkor, including Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and the unforgettable Bayon. Along with its peaceful beauty, the Mekong Delta is known for its friendly locals. The crewmembers of The Jayavarman are no exception. From the moment they board, guests are made to feel at home. Offering exceptional service, comfort and style, The Jayavarman is a name to remember. This beautiful vessel is an unforgettable means of exploring some of the finest scenery in Asia.

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  • Day 1 Saigon - My Tho

    Leave Saigon and transfer to My Tho, located 70km South of Saigon on the upper Mekong River. Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a welcome dinner on the Sun Deck.

  • Day 2 Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc

    During the cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. After touring the canals via sampan, head to the Ba Duc ancient house and observe...

  • Day 3 Chau Doc - Border Crossing

    Enjoy a short excursion around town with a short walk to visit the local market and the temple nearby. When back to the quay, start a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish...

  • Day 4 Phnom Penh

    Witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom Penh’s river promenade. After breakfast, embark on a city tour in this dynamic and historical capital of Cambodia which has retained its...

  • Day 5 Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham

    Depart from Phnom Penh with a stop at Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisure walk. Cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages and mind blowing river life with scores of fishermen on duty....

  • Day 6 Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey

    Embark on a journey upriver to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers some of the best views in Cambodia. Enjoy spectacular views of...

  • Day 7 Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang

    The Jayavarman sets sail to Kampong Chhnang via Prek K’dam along the meandering Tonle Sap River, which narrows through leafy swaths of the South East Asian jungle. Enjoy lunch on The Jayavarman...

  • Day 8 Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

    Witness stillness and tranquility of the Tonle Sap on the way to Siem Reap.


The weather in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is split into just two seasons, and the city receives a tropical climate with hot, humid conditions all year round. The rainy season lasts from May to November, with showers tending to be short and sudden during this period. The dry season sees slightly cooler temperatures, but still maintains an average temperature of 28ºC. Typhoons are common between July and November, so it's advisable to avoid this period. Most people choose to visit during the dry season.

The city of Phnom Penh enjoys warm, tropical weather all year long. There are two seasons: a dry season from December to April and a wet season from May to November. In the dry season the northeast monsoon winds keep the days sunny and dry, but the wet season brings the monsoons themselves, bringing showers and high levels of humidity. Many people choose to visit in December and January due to the comfortable climate and lack of rain.

Typical for Cambodia, Siem Reap enjoys warm, tropical weather all year round. The dry season lasts from November to March, with hardly any rain falling in December and January, although these two months are part of the Cambodian winter, meaning cooler climes. This time is ideal for sightseeing, allowing visitors to cycle and visit the temples comfortably. The wet season begins in May and lasts until November, and often brings spectacular storms.



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