Multi-destination

The Mekong Connection: Cambodia to Vietnam 12 days

Make the Mekong Connection and join this legendary river on its monumental journey, travelling from Angkor Wat, through the floating villages of Tonle Sap, and on into Vietnam, where the delta fans out and feeds thousands with its fish and fertile farming.

At a glance

  • Discover the fabled Angkor ruins hidden in the jungle
  • Kayak through the flooded forests & floating villages of Tonlé Sap
  • Tuck in to a food tour of buzzing Phnom Penh
  • Learn how Cambodians are recovering from their horrific recent history
  • Take a boat down the Mekong River into Vietnam
  • Soak up the laid back pace of Mekong Delta life
  • Admire the ingenuity of Ho Chi Minh City’s once-secret resistance tunnels

Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides & drivers

You'll typically have your own private guides & drivers throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know. 

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 45 - 6
Standard£1,740£1,573£1,388

Suorkear Boutique Hotel & Spa

This charming boutique property boasts some of the friendliest staff in Siem Reap, an admirable community support programme, and a peaceful location...
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Anise Phnom Penh

Conveniently located in the very heart of Phnom Penh, and just minutes by foot from all the key sites and attractions, the Anise hotel allows you to...
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Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located on the banks of the Bassac River, close to Vietnam's border with Cambodia, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends low-rise, Colonial style architecture with the natural beauty of the river...
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Northern Hotel Saigon

A convenient location is top priority when choosing a city hotel, and the Northern Hotel Saigon ticks this box...
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First Class£1,999£1,833£1,648

Viroth's Hotel

Not to be confused with the original, smaller Viroth’s hotel, this fresher 1950’s inspired Viroth’s Hotel opened at the beginning of 2015...
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VMansion Boutique Hotel

VMansion is a welcome breath of fresh air in one of the South-East Asia’s most exciting cities. Located within walking distance of many of Phnom Penh's key highlights...
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Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located on the banks of the Bassac River, close to Vietnam's border with Cambodia, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends low-rise, Colonial style architecture with the natural beauty of the river...
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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Sister to the Liberty Central at Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh's latest riverside hotel, the Liberty Central Riverside doesn't disappoint...
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Superior£2,091£1,924£1,739

Shinta Mani Shack

Funky and stylish, the Shinta Mani Shack enjoys a location in the heart of Siem Reap’s French Quarter...
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Palace Gate Hotel & Resort

Surrounding a beautifully restored French-Colonial villa, the Palace Gate Hotel & Resort serves up a well-balanced blend of classic luxury and modern chic...


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Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located on the banks of the Bassac River, close to Vietnam's border with Cambodia, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends low-rise, Colonial style architecture with the natural beauty of the river...
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Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint

When researching a city hotel it’s all about a central location and the new Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint certainly ticks that box...
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Deluxe£2,448£2,282£2,096

Shinta Mani Angkor

So much more than 'just another' deluxe hotel in Siem Reap, the Shinta Mani Angkor is very much part of the city's early heritage. Rebuilt from scratch in 2011, opening again in 2012...
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Raffles le Royal

Sister hotel to the renowned Raffles in Singapore, the Le Royal is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, just yards from Wat Phnom - the founding place of the city - and within easy reach of many other key attractions, such as the Royal Palace and Central Market…
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Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Located on the banks of the Bassac River, close to Vietnam's border with Cambodia, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends low-rise, Colonial style architecture with the natural beauty of the river...
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Hotel des Arts

New hotels are opening up in Ho Chi Minh City on a frequent basis and existing properties are investing in makeovers to compete, so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Step in Hotel des Arts...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

  • You may have heard about the large crowds in the Angkor temples at peak times. Whilst our experienced guides know a trick or two about avoiding these where possible, there are also a number of further-lying (and therefore quieter) temples that you may wish to consider. For example, Beng Mealea, which is the size and scale of Angkor Wat but utterly swallowed by the jungle; and the temple complex of Koh Ker, a 10th century capital abandoned for more than a thousand years. Both can easily be covered in a single day, in place of the existing programme or as an additional day.

  • As an alternative to entering Vietnam at Chau Doc, travel south from Phnom Penh to Kampot and Kep, where you can take the time to explore the Bokor National Park. From Kep it’s just a short drive to Ha Tien, where you can cross into Vietnam and continue on to Rach Gia (from where you can take the ferry to idyllic island of Phu Quoc).
  • Looking for an alternative beach destination? Just 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the seaside fishing village of Long Hai has been a well-kept secret amongst Saigon-ites for years as a weekend beach retreat, but it’s gradually opening up to the international tourist market.
At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
Please note: During high season periods (such as Christmas and New Year) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

 

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will require a visa to enter Cambodia and Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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We're

Lionel - Selective Asia consultant

'Combining Cambodia's cultural highlights with Vietnam's Mekong Delta region. The travel's relaxed and un-rushed and you'll get an excellent glimpse into local life.'

Natasha - Indochina tailor-made specialist
The Mekong Connection: Cambodia to Vietnam