London - In flight
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel 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.
Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the Park Hyatt Saigon hotel (4T+) for the next two nights.
Ho Chi Minh City
Known as Saigon for centuries, the city boasts incredible French Colonial architecture - including a post office designed by Gustav Eiffel - and the mid-20th century Reunification Palace. A Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine at a beautiful restaurant caps the day.
Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho
Entering the Cu Chi tunnels, which stretch to the Cambodian border, is an adventure. In My Tho, join your ship the Mekong Navigator (5T) and kick off your Mekong River voyage with a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Day 5 - Cai Be - Sa Dec
In the Mekong Delta, residents live, work and shop on the water, and villages like Cai Be and Vinh Long are home to busy little family-run factories and historic colonial houses. Catch a trishaw for a ride through town and listen to the stories of village elders who have seen so many changes in Vietnam.
Day 6 - Chau Doc - Chau Phong Island - cruising the Mekong River
Oar-powered sampans, the traditional flat-bottomed boats of Vietnam, fill the narrow canals and inlets of the delta, carrying passengers to bustling waterfront markets. See how they’re built, and observe the daily lives of the locals. Also visit the small island of Gieng, where you will be very surprised to see such an architecturally impressive Catholic cathedral, built shortly after the one in Saigon.
Day 7 - Phnom Penh
Learn the meaning of every colour used in the Cao Dai temple in Tan Chau; later, feed the fish at a fish farm, meet the farmers of Evergreen Island, enjoy a rickshaw ride, and relax on board the ship as it sets sail for the Cambodian border.
Day 8 - Phnom Penh
Wide boulevards, saffron-robed monks, French Colonial architecture and traditional Khmer pagodas - Phnom Penh is a feast for the eyes, as you’ll see on a cyclo tour. You'll also visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, where priceless artefacts from Angkor Wat are displayed.
Day 9 - Cruising the Tonlé Sap River - Kampong Chhnang - cruising the Mekong River
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a moving and revealing tribute to the nation’s grievous experience under the Khmer Rouge. Then visit a silk weavers on a Mekong island.
Day 10 - Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey
Visit a local school and villagers in their homes before strolling through an eighth century temple where monks will bestow an unforgettable water blessing upon you.
Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Disembark and transfer to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat. Have lunch at a local restaurant before checking into the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort (4T), then hop on a remork for a tour of the city. French Colonial and Chinese-style buildings line shady streets, alongside colourful open-air markets.
Angkor Wat is the most recognisable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The vast complex was the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire, which ruled this region between the 9th and 12th centuries. Your expedition encompasses the south gate of Angkor Thom (the royal city, which has vanished); Bayon, with its enormous carved heads; Baphuon Temple; the Terrace of the Elephants; and the moss-covered Terrace of the Leper King.
Please note: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 12-13. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
Explore Banteay Srei as well as partially restored Banteay Samré and the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been overtaken by the jungle; tentacle-like tree roots spill over millennia-old roofs, enveloping the entire structure. Cap off your day with dinner and a traditional Apsara dance performance.
Siem Reap - Hanoi
Fly from Siem Reap to Hanoi today and on arrival check in to the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel (4T+).
Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings. Take in a traditional water puppet show and a complex honouring Ho Chi Minh, founder of modern Vietnam, that contains his residence, a museum devoted to his life, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. Step into one of the dank cells at the notorious ‘Hanoi Hilton’. Your Southeast Asian adventure ends with a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine and live entertainment.
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.