Angkor Wat Cambodia Timeless Wonders 2016

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong

15 DAYS FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will transfer you to the tranquil Park Hyatt Saigon hotel.

Day 2 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Start the day off with a tour of the city’s incredible French Colonial architecture, followed by a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. A Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine at a beautifully decorated local restaurant, complete with live traditional entertainment, caps off your day.

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to My Tho (embark)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cu Chi Tunnels

Enter the astonishing system of underground passages that stretches to the Cambodian border, then head to My Tho to embark on your memorable Mekong River journey. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Vietnamese-themed dinner onboard. 

Day 4 – Cai Be, Sa Dec

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Sampan cruise, An Kiet House, rice-paper and candy-making shop, Sa Dec canal cruise, brick and rice factories, and Huynh Thuy Le house

Board a sampan for a tour of the historic An Kiet House, then visit a small family-run factory in Cai Be that makes candies, rice paper, and popped rice. Later, visit a factory in Sa Dec where bricks and tiles are made with Mekong Delta clay and fired with rice husks. Cruise through bustling floating markets to the one-time home of Huynh Thuy Le, made famous by Marguerite Duras’s novel The Lover

Day 5 – Chau Doc, Chau Phong Island, cruising the Mekong River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Chau Doc harbor cruise and visit to Cham tribal village with fish farm

Join the locals in lively Chau Doc harbor as your sampan cruises among the traditional floating markets. Visit a Cham tribal village and a local fish farm, then relax onboard as the ship heads for the Cambodian border. 

Day 6 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Phnom Penh city tour

The ship will dock in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you’ll enjoy a tour via remork (motorcycle rickshaw). Visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, which contains thousands of artifacts, including jewel-encrusted Buddhas, and features a floor tiled with pure silver. Then it’s on to the National Museum to see Angkor artifacts. Following lunch onboard, explore the city at your leisure. 

Day 7 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choeung Ek Memorial Stupa and grounds, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Cambodia’s grievous experience under the Khmer Rouge regime is revealed at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. You will visit this memorial and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.  

Day 8 – Cruising the Tonlé Sap River, Kampong Chhnang, cruising the Mekong River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tonlé Sap River cruise and Kampong Chhnang exploration cruise

Cruise along the scenic Tonlé Sap River to Kampong Chhnang, a busy floating village. After your tour, relax on the ship’s sun deck and enjoy the stunning sunset. 

Day 9 – Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey Monastery, and Wat Hanchey

Today in Kampong Cham, visit the Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey temples, where monkeys frolic among massive Buddhas. Later, investigate historic sites dedicated to the Buddha. Eighth-century Wat Hanchey has wonderful views of the Mekong; stroll among the ancient and modern buildings and receive a traditional water blessing from the local monks. In the evening, indulge in a special Cambodian-themed dinner. 

Day 10 – Kampong Cham (disembark), transfer to Siem Reap

FEATURED EXCURSION: Siem Reap city tour via remork

Disembark and transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant before checking in, then hop on a remork for a tour of the city. 

Day 11 – Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

Begin your day at Angkor Wat, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple boasts the longest continuous bas-relief sculpture in existence. Today’s expedition encompasses the south gate of Angkor Thom, once the capital of the Khmer empire, and the pyramid temple of Bayon with its iconic (and enormous) carved heads. Conclude with a walk around Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants, and the moss-encrusted Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance during dinner. 

Note: Order of sightseeing may change on days 11 and 12. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Day 12 – Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Banteay Srey and Ta Prohm

Today you’ll visit Banteay Srey—considered to be the pinnacle of artistic achievement at Angkor—and Banteay Samré. You'll also see the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been overtaken by the jungle; tentacle-like tree roots spill over millennium-old roofs, enveloping the entire structure. 

Day 13 – Siem Reap, fly to Hanoi

Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi, then check into the elegant and serene InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel.

Day 14 – Hanoi (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Hanoi city tour, Thanh Long water puppet show, “Hanoi Hilton,” and colonial Hanoi electric cart tour

Visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda during your tour of the city, and see the “Hanoi Hilton.” After lunch, step into an electric cart for an exciting tour of the colonial district and attend a water puppet show. This evening, you'll be treated to a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments. 

Day 15 – Depart Hanoi (Vietnam)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your tour with a Ha Long Bay optional extension.

Day 1 – Hanoi (Vietnam)

Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will transfer you to the tranquil Intercontinental Westlake Hotel.

Day 2 – Hanoi (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Hanoi city tour, Thanh Long water puppet show, “Hanoi Hilton,” and colonial Hanoi electric cart tour

Visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda during your tour of the city, and see the “Hanoi Hilton.” After lunch, step into an electric cart for an exciting tour of the colonial district and attend a water puppet show. This evening, you'll be treated to a Welcome Dinner with live music and complimentary wine at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments—an authentic northern Vietnamese dining experience. 

Day 3 – Hanoi, fly to Siem Reap Cambodia

Enjoy free time in Hanoi before your flight to Siem Reap, then check into the elegant and serene Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa.

Day 4 – Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap city tour via remork

Begin your day at Angkor Wat, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple boasts the longest continuous bas-relief sculpture in existence. Explore the temple at your leisure, then tour the city center of Siem Reap by remork (motocycle rickshaw), passing charming open-air markets. The tour will introduce you to Siem Reap's many dining and shopping options, which you will have plenty of time to explore later in the day. 


Day 5 – Siem Reap (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Banteay Srey and Ta Prohm

Today you’ll visit Banteay Srey—considered to be the pinnacle of artistic achievement at Angkor—and Banteay Samré. Later, you’ll also see the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been overtaken by the jungle; tentacle-like tree roots spill over millennium-old roofs, enveloping the entire structure.

Day 6 – Siem Reap, transfer to Kampong Cham (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Angkor Thom

Today’s expedition encompasses the south gate of Angkor Thom, once the capital of the Khmer empire, and the pyramid temple of Bayon with its iconic (and enormous) carved heads. The afternoon ends with a walk around Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants, and the moss-encrusted Terrace of the Leper King. From there, you will travel to Kampong Cham and board the intimate River Orchid. In the evening, indulge in a special Cambodian-themed dinner. 

Day 7 – Cruising the Mekong River, Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey Monastery, and Wat Hanchey
Today in Kampong Cham, visit the Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey temples, where monkeys frolic among massive Buddhas. Later, investigate historic sites dedicated to the Buddha. Eighth-century Wat Hanchey has wonderful views of the Mekong; stroll among the ancient and modern buildings and receive a traditional water blessing from the local monks. 

Day 8 – Cruising the Mekong River, Kampong Chhnang (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tonlé Sap River cruise and Kampong Chhnang exploration cruise

Cruise along the scenic Tonlé Sap River to Kampong Chhnang, a busy floating village. After your tour, relax on the ship’s sun deck and enjoy the stunning sunset. 

Day 9 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Phnom Penh city tour

The ship will dock in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you’ll enjoy a tour via remork (motorcycle rickshaw). Visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, which contains thousands of artifacts, including jewel-encrusted Buddhas, and features a floor tiled with pure silver. Then it’s on to the National Museum to see Angkor artifacts. Following lunch onboard, explore the city at your leisure. 

Day 10 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choeung Ek Memorial Stupa and grounds, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Cambodia’s grievous experience under the Khmer Rouge regime is revealed at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. You will visit this memorial and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This afternoon, following lunch onboard, explore the city at your leisure.

Day 11 – Cruising the Mekong River, Chau Doc, Chau Phong Island, Vietnam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Chau Doc harbor cruise and visit to Cham tribal village with fish farm

Cross the Cambodian border into Vietnam and begin your tour. Join the locals in lively Chau Doc harbor as your sampan cruises among the traditional floating markets, and visit a Cham tribal village and a local fish farm. 

Day 12 – Sa Dec, Cai Be (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Sa Dec canal cruise, brick and rice factories, and Huynh Thuy Le house, Cai Be sampan cruise, An Kiet House, rice-paper and candy-making shop,

Take a canal cruise in Sa Dec and visit a factory where bricks and tiles are made with Mekong Delta clay and fired with rice husks. Later, cruise through busy floating markets to the one-time home of Huynh Thuy Le, made famous by Marguerite Duras’s novel The Lover. Board a sampan for a tour of the historic An Kiet House, and visit a small family-run factory in Cai Be that makes candies, rice paper, and popped rice. On your last evening onboard, enjoy a Vietnamese-themed dinner.


Day 13 – My Tho, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Ho Chi Minh City tour

After disembarking, settle in to Ho Chi Minh city's tranquil Park Hyatt Saigon hotel, then enjoy a tour of the city’s incredible French Colonial architecture. You'll also visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. A Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine at a beautifully decorated local restaurant, complete with live traditional entertainment, caps off your day. 

Day 14 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cu Chi Tunnels

Enter the astonishing system of underground passages that stretches to the Cambodian border. Later, enjoy lunch at one of Ho Chi Minh's well-known restaurants and explore the city on your own. This evening, you'll be treated to a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine at local venue. 

Day 15 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your tour with an optional extension in Bangkok or Luang Prabang.