Dedicated Solo Departure: Magnificent Mekong — All-inclusive Vietnam & Cambodia tour including flights

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    18 days, 17 nights
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    18 days
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    17 nights
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    10 September 2024
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    26 September 2024
  • E​xplore iconic sites
  • D​elve into deep-rotted culture
  • D​ine on delicious cuisine
  • D​edicated solo departures

Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the magnificent temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

  • Marvel at the temples of Angkor at sunset
  • Witness how Cambodia Living Arts keep traditions alive
  • Cruise the picturesque Mekong for 3 nights
  • Test your senses at Noir in Saigon
  • Learn traditional farming practice in Hoi An
  • Stroll through Hanoi's ancient alleyways
  • Glide across emerald Halong Bay
  • Enjoy the Quintessence of Tonkin show

These dedicated solo departures are exclusive for customers who prefer to share their wonderful holiday experiences with a ready-made group of like-minded solo travellers. You’ll also enjoy these exclusive benefits on our Dedicated Solo departure:

  • Enjoy the comfort of your own room on tour
  • Smaller group sizes - M​ax Group Size of 18
  • FREE return Australian transfers from home to the airport within 50km radius
  • FREE airport lounge pass (available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane airports only)
  • Complimentary cocktail on arrival at your destination


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Your itinerary at a glance


  • Return international economy flights (prices may vary depending on departure city)
  • Taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
  • 15 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Victoria Mekong Cruise
  • Fully Inclusive Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders
Your fare excludes:
  • Drinks
  • Optional excursions or shows
  • Insurance



DAYS 1-2 Fly To Siem Reap:

Fly overnight from Australia to Cambodia. You will be met at Siem Reap in the Arrivals hall by your Local Guide or National Escort. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time travel to your hotel for check in.

Day 3: The Temples Of Angkor:

Journey into the old city of Angkor Thom. At its heart is the enigmatic Bayon, an iconic temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Admire the Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King before continuing to the atmospheric Ta Prohm. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures. As the sun sets, float peacefully on the moat that surrounds Angkor Thom, soaking up the atmosphere. Sit down to a welcome dinner with the group this evening.

Day 4 Tonle Sap:

Travel to the shores of Tonle Sap and visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk (Oct to Feb) or Chong Kneas (Mar to Sep). Stop at Chansar village for a glimpse at rural life before visiting the home of a local Khmer family.

D​ay 5 Fly To Phnom Penh:

Fly to Cambodia's charming capital, Phnom Penh. Board a cyclo and head into the heart of the city to visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before perusing the treasures of the National Museum. Stop to visit Wat Phnom before ending the day with a glass of refreshing local beer.

D​ay 6 Board The Victoria Mekong:

Spend the morning confronting Phnom Penh's tragic past with visits to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields. Transfer to Sisowath Quay and board the Victoria Mekong whilst being serenaded with traditional music. Relax with a sundowner on deck and enjoy an Apsara dance performance before sitting down to a sumptuous gala dinner.

D​ay 7 Into Vietnam:

The ship departs this morning, with plenty of on-board activities available; alternatively, spend the morning relaxing in the pool. Sail into Vietnam around lunchtime, anchoring near Tan Chau. Tender ashore to visit a Taoist temple and see the intriguing stilt houses. Return to the ship in time for a traditional lion dance performance.

D​ay 8 Floating Market And Tan Loc Island:

Continue downstream to Long Xuyen and disembark to visit the bustling floating market and a local museum. After lunch back on-board, arrive at Tan Loc Island, where you'll be able to explore the Ancient House and a lush garden for tea and fruit – a taste of Mekong hospitality. Later, go by local motorcart to a plum wine distillery and taste this intriguing local beverage made from fermented rose apples. Sail on to Can Tho, a Mekong Delta city where the ship will dock. Enjoy a performance of Don Ca Tai Tu – traditional music of the Mekong, while you sip a farewell cocktail and enjoy dinner.

D​ay 9 Disembark In Can Tho:

Enjoy breakfast on-board and visit a local floating market by boat. Disembark and bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship's shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon, stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. Dinner this evening will be at Noir, a restaurant that supports Saigon's visually impaired, for a sensory 'dining in the dark' experience.

D​ay 10 Explore Saigon:

This morning, visit the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels to learn the history of the Viet Cong and their guerrilla tactics during the Vietnam War. Return to Saigon, a vibrant, modern city with a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral, visit the Central Post Office, and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Relax with a coffee break at one of Saigon's popular coffee houses.

D​ay 11 Discover Hoi An:

Fly from Saigon to Danang and transfer to the enchanting town of Hoi An. Head out to explore, with visits including Chua Ong Pagoda and the spectacular Japanese Covered Bridge. Grab some refreshments at the Reaching Out Tea House, a wonderful social project in the heart of town.

D​ay 12 Tra Que Village:

Head out into Hoi An's countryside surroundings to visit a small farming community that supplies much of the areas vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush, green landscapes and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. This afternoon is at leisure.

D​ay 13 Hanoi Cyclo Tour:

Fly to Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi. A fast-paced yet graceful city, it is packed full of ancient and modern sights to discover. Begin exploring at the serene Temple of Literature before taking a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter's atmospheric tangle of streets with a stop for local delicacy 'ca phe trung' (egg coffee) en route.

Day 14 The Quintessence Of Tonkin:

Today, head to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll pass 'Uncle Ho's' monumental mausoleum and Stilt House, before seeing the Old Pillar Pagoda. Tonight, attend one of Hanoi's famously breathtaking artistic performances.

D​ay 15 - 16 Cruise Halong Bay:

Travel to Halong City, board a cruise boat and set sail on the tranquil blue-green waters of Halong Bay. With its 1,600 islands and islets, the bay was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. As you explore you'll make excursions to mysterious caves and enjoy delicious seafood on-board. After a night anchored out on the water, rise early to see the sun come up before cruising back to port. Return to Hanoi where, this evening, there will be a farewell dinner.

D​ays 17 - 18 Fly Hanoi To Australia:

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

Dates and Prices


Solo Traveller from $8,980 per person

  • Tue, 10th Sep - Thu, 26th Sep 2024

Contact our experienced travel team on 1300 414 198 for pricing on your preferred departure date.

Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out and may change without notice. The prices above include flights departing Brisbane, airline fuel surcharges and taxes which are subject to change.



We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town.

The Victoria Mekong is a four star river cruise ship offering superior service and elegance. Offering 3-4 night luxury cruising itineraries between Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the Mekong. Furnished with 33 spacious deluxe cabins, all with private balconies, the ship is also home to a cocktail bar and pool, games room, lounge area and treatment spa.



Fitness Level required:

T​his tour is rated as a physical level 1 tour. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

  • There will be sightseeing on foot for both short and extended periods of time often on uneven surfaces
  • You will be required to get on and off small boats without assistance

Of course, your National Escorts and local guides will always endeavour to provide the highest level of service and assistance; however, they cannot be expected to cater for customers who are unfit to complete the itinerary

Please Note itinerary changes: 

The uppermost level of Bayon Temple will be undergoing restorations from January 2020 and may last several years. During this maintenance period passengers will be unable to access this area but can continue to enjoy the impressive architecture from the lower two levels

The Notre Dame Cathedral is currently undertaking restorations which will continue until 2023. During this time customers are unable to enter the Cathedral; however, they can view it from the outside.



Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Additional Price Information

  • Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 12 August 2021, subject to change.
  • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
  • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$100pp (AU$145pp) is paid locally in Cambodia.
  • Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available upon request
  • Land only (Siem Reap - Hanoi) 16 days from $6,180 per person, twin share
  • Single supplement does not apply to Solo Exclusive Departures
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