Day 1 London - In flight
Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a Cathay Pacific or another leading airline overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon)
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the Park Hyatt Hotel (4T+) for the next two nights.
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City
Start the day off with a tour of the city’s incredible French Colonial architecture, followed by a visit to the Reunification Palace. A Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine at a beautifully decorated local restaurant caps off your day.
Enter the astonishing system of underground passages that stretch to the Cambodian border. Then head to My Tho to embark the River Orchid (5T) on your memorable Mekong River journey. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Vietnamese-themed dinner on board.
Sail aboard a sampan for a tour of the historic An Kiet House. Next, visit a small family-run factory in Cai Be that makes candies, rice paper, and popped rice. Later in Sa Dec, visit a factory where bricks and tiles are made with Mekong Delta clay and fired with rice husks. Then walk through the busy Sa Dec market to the one-time home of Huynh Thuy Le, made famous by Marguerite Duras’s novel The Lover.
Join the locals in lively Chau Doc harbour as your sampan cruises among the traditional floating markets. Visit a Cham tribal village and a local fish farm. Then relax onboard your ship in the afternoon as it sets sail for the Cambodian border.
The ship will dock in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you’ll enjoy a morning cyclo tour. Visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, which contains thousands of artefacts, including jewel-encrusted Buddhas, and features a floor tiled with pure silver. Then it’s on to the National Museum to see Angkor artefacts.
Cambodia’s 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.
Your ship will 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.
Today in Kampong Cham, visit the Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey temples, where monkeys frolic among massive Buddhas. Later on, you’ll 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 then receive a traditional water blessing from the local monks. In the evening, indulge in a special Cambodian themed dinner.
Day 11 Kampong Cham (disembark) - Siem Reap
Disembark your ship this morning and transfer to Siem Reap. After settling in to your room at the Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa (4T+), travel by remork for a tour of the city.
Day 12 Siem Reap
You’ll begin your day at Angkor Wat, the most recognisable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. 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 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.
Please note: Order of sightseeing may change on day 12 and 13. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control
Day 13 Siem Reap
Today, you’ll visit Banteay Srei - considered to be the pinnacle of artistic achievement at Angkor - and Banteay Samré. In the afternoon, you’ll 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. Enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance during dinner.
Day 14 Siem Reap - Hanoi
Fly from Siem Reap to Hanoi today and on arrival check in to the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel (4T+).
Day 15 Hanoi
Visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda during your tour of the city. You’ll also see the ‘Hanoi Hilton’. After lunch, step into a cyclo for an exciting tour of the colonial district and attend a water puppet show. Be treated to a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments.
Day 16 Hanoi - In flight
Transfer to the airport at Hanoi for a return overnight Cathay Pacific or another leading airline flight to London.
Day 17 London
Arrival at London Heathrow or Gatwick where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.