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Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruises - Avalon Waterways

Mekong River cruises with Avalon Waterways bring you through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia aboard an elegant and relaxing river ship. You’ll see amazing Southeast Asian cities like Cai Be, Sa Dec and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, or Phnom Penh, Kampong Tralach and Siem Reap in Cambodia. While aboard an Avalon Waterways river cruise along the Mekong River, you’ll discover the incredible roles that religion and art have played in shaping these Southeast Asian nations. Monasteries and temples seem to appear around every river bank, and the overall feel is peaceful and serene along the Mekong – making this the perfect retreat.

Some of Avalon Waterways’ Vietnam and Cambodia river cruises feature time in Bangkok, Thailand – a diverse city beaming with unbelievable history and bright cultures. Dare yourself to try something new and open your mind to the celebrated traditions of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Avalon Waterways offers cruisers the opportunity to explore the impact of the Vietnam War while touring Ho Chi Minh City and nearby towns. You could enter the infamous Cu Chi tunnel hideouts left by the Viet Cong or tour the city’s many cathedrals, theaters and museums. But there’s more to Vietnam than big cities and a war torn past, which is why Avalon Waterways delights in also taking guests through the fertile countryside and hardworking villages along the Mekong.

In Cambodia you’ll discover an unforgettable landscape, most famously characterized by the grand temples of Angkor Wat. Originally built as a Hindu structure, the Angkor Wat complex has since been converted to Buddhism and many of its temples and chambers are yours to explore. Continue below for a few examples of the experiences available on a Mekong River cruise with Avalon Waterways:

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Vietnamese Food
  • Dive right into the Vietnamese culture in a hands-on cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City. Learn how to cook local dishes using traditional techniques, and then taste your handiwork!
  • Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels outside of Ho Chi Minh City to learn about this 120-mile stretch of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. You’ll even have the opportunity to walk through a section of tunnel for yourself.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • As beautiful as Cambodia is, its past is strongly marked by the violence of the Khmer Rouge. Learn more about Cambodia’s dark history at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the tragic Killing Fields.
  • Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, get ready for some intense temple touring at the massive Angkor Wat complex, which features the unique red sandstone Banteay Srei Hindu temple among countless others.
Phnom Penh's Royal Palace
  • While touring Cai Be, Vietnam, pay a visit to the beautiful main cathedral or head to a local shop to learn how rice is used to make candy, rice paper and rice wine.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, which features a stunning Silver Pagoda. After filling your camera with photos, head to the National Museum to view its collection of Khmer artifacts.


Avalon Waterways offers a few different itineraries on the Mekong River, all on a special river ship designed to sail all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (something many other ships are unable to do). Be amongst the exclusive few this year on an Avalon Waterways river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong River. Take the first step by contacting The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383.


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