1-800-342-0019 Speak to a River Cruise Expert

Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise on Emerald Harmony

Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise on Emerald Harmony

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Harmony
Starts: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thu, Aug 12, 2021
Ends: Siem Reap, Cambodia on Tue, Aug 24, 2021

Overview

Call for our Unadvertised Deals
Get A Free Quote Now

Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

This river cruise qualifies for unpublished pricing. Please call us or Click Here To Get Our Low Price

Special Offers

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON EMERALD WATERWAYS CRUISES
We have Low Prices on Emerald Waterways - Guaranteed!

We Are Committed To:

When you book a trip with us, whether it's halfway around the world or in your own backyard, you can rest assured that you'll benefit from our vast experience in the travel industry, our award winning service and client satisfaction.

Read More

Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Thu, Aug 12, 2021): Arrival Ho Chi Minh City

Xin Chao and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, this is a city with a turbulent and colorful past. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s commercial center with over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes. Included is a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Fri, Aug 13, 2021): Ho Chi Minh City

Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, through rice paddies and villages. Explore Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide and hear how the military constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used for defence, such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have an orientation drive, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace.

Included Excursion
Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Included Excursion
Orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City

DiscoverMORE
Evening Saigon street food tour (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 (Sat, Aug 14, 2021): Ho Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho

Today, transfer from your hotel to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta and, this evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sun, Aug 15, 2021): My Tho - Sa Dec

This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Then travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to Emerald Harmony to sail onwards to Sa Dec, a hidden gem on the Mekong Delta.

Included Excursion
Visit to a workshop in Ðat Dua and visit to Tan Long Pagoda


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon, Aug 16, 2021): Sa Dec - My An Hung - Hong Ngu

Start your day with a visit to the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, then take a walk through the Central Market and peruse its many stalls. Return to Emerald Harmony and sail to My An Hung village. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, specialising in red-hot chilli and peppers.

Included Excursion
Visit to the Chinese Congregational House and the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le

EmeraldPLUS
Visit to My An Hung village


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Tue, Aug 17, 2021): Hong Ngu - An Long - Long Khanh

This morning is yours to explore on your own or, if you prefer, you can take part in a DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a journey to Long Khanh Island and visit a local family to learn about scarf-weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to Emerald Harmony this evening and you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board.

DiscoverMORE
Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary (extra expense)

Included Excursion
Visit to a local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khanh Island 

EmeraldPLUS
Lion Dance performance on board


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Wed, Aug 18, 2021): Hong Ngu - Vietnam / Cambodia Border Crossing - Phnom Penh

As part of EmeraldPLUS, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue the visit, embark one of our sampans to Evergreen island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. Re-board your luxury star-ship and cruise to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia.

EmeraldPLUS
Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory

Included Excursion
Visit to Evergreen Island 


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Thu, Aug 19, 2021): Phnom Penh - Prek’kdam

Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Where you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the small museum and learn about this sad chapter in history. This afternoon, you will visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). This is a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Central Market located in the heart of the city. In the evening, you will have a chance to experience an evening tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace, where you will enjoy a beverage and take in the great views of the city as part of EmeraldPLUS.

Included Excursion
Visit to the Killing Fields & Toul Sleng Genocide Museum

Included Excursion
Visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market

EmeraldPLUS
Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by Night


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Fri, Aug 20, 2021): Phnom Penh - Prek’kdam

Start your day with a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach and the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temple there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge which had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring or simply relax on board of your Star-Ship.

Included Excursion
Visit to Oudong Temples

EmeraldPLUS
Traditional Buddhist Monk blessing

DiscoverMORE
Silk Farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei (extra expense) 


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Sat, Aug 21, 2021): Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap

Disembark Emerald Harmony in the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three-night stay. This evening, attend the Cambodian Circus, Phare and enjoy an evening of acrobatics, music and dance. 

EmeraldPLUS
Phare Circus


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Sun, Aug 22, 2021): Siem Reap

Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom. The last capital of the Khmer Empire, it was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown by jungle trees and has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies. 

Included Excursion
Visit to Angkor Thom

Included Excursion
Visit to Ta Prohm Temple

DiscoverMORE
Vespa tour of Siem Reap (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 (Mon, Aug 23, 2021): Siem Reap

Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Later this evening enjoy your farewell dinner accompanied by Chayyom dancers. 

Included Excursion
Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat

DiscoverMORE
Visit to Banteay Srei (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
Visit to Tonlé Sap (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE
Culinary tour of Cambodia (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Tue, Aug 24, 2021): Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


Meals Included: Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-342-0019

Ship Information

Emerald Harmony


Loading...

Cabins

Loading...

Life on Board

Loading...

Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

Similar Itineraries Other Travelers Liked

Sail Date Operator Ship Length Price
Aug 12, 2021 Emerald Waterways Emerald Harmony 13 $3,895

Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Emerald was awesome. It offered us cultural experience that was unusual and authentic. We felt like we got to know the countries we visited. We are looking to book with Emerald again in Europe. Local and tour Director was the best

first emerald waterway tour was excellent ! excellent and unique excursions included plus good optional tours offered loved the Vespa ride, ox cart and rickshaw ride Hoi Ann and Halong bay are highlights emerald staff very welcoming to us


AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Emerald Waterways. Brochure Price is based on the itinerary's highest brochure price. Our price reflects our base price for the same departure as Brochure Price. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. All prices change frequently and our website prices are not guaranteed until a deposit has been received by us. The prices on our website are intended to serve as a guide only and may not accurately reflect current prices. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Please call us toll free at 1-800-342-0019 to confirm current prices and availability. Prices listed are per person, cruise only, and based on double occupancy.

Call Us Now 1-800-342-0019


AffordableTours.com BBB Business Review

Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2020 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!