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Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
14-night Magnificent Mekong Cruisetour
January 10, 2020
Viking Cruises: Viking Mekong
Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
Vacation Offer ID 1314458
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 14-night cruistour
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Cultural Curriculum
  • Meals including regional specialties
  • Most alfresco dining on the rivers
  • Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Dinner
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Walking track & sports deck
  • Curated library
  • 24-hour guest services
  • All port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with Viking Air purchase
  • Viking Service Guarantee
YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
  • River-view stateroom Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
14-night Magnificent Mekong Cruisetour
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Hanoi

Hanoi 01/10/2020

Fly to Hanoi, former capital of French Indochina, then transfer to your hotel. Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking River Cruises. Check in for a 2-night stay, then relax or take a walk to stretch your legs and get acquainted with the city.,
01/10/2020 01/10/2020
Hanoi

Hanoi 01/11/2020

After breakfast, take a tour of this unique, thousand-year-old Asian capital where old and new combine in a lush setting of parks and lakes. Visit the Museum of Ethnology, which includes a number of fascinating exhibits that bring Vietnam's history and astonishingly diverse culture to life. Then tour the notorious "Hanoi Hilton", the H?a Lò Prison where American POWs were held captive during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, visit Hanoi's Temple of Literature. Founded in 1070 as Vietnam's first university, this maze-like compound features inviting courtyards, gateways, pavilions, walkways, lakes, and a museum. Continue on to the One Pillar Pagoda, an 11th-century monument that was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954. En route, pass some colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House and St. Joseph's Cathedral. Relax this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D),
01/11/2020 01/11/2020
Hanoi

Hanoi 01/12/2020

In the morning, take a leisurely ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter by "green" electric car. Enjoy some free time before your short afternoon flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Check into your hotel for a three-night stay; tonight's dinner is accompanied by a traditional Apsara dance show. (B, D),
01/12/2020 01/12/2020
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 01/13/2020

Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Begin your day with a visit to one of Angkor's largest Khmer temples, Angkor Wat, built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century AD. With its beautiful proportions and extensive, intricate bas-relief stone carvings, it is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. Spend some time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular sights such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Today you also visit the mysterious Bayon Temple, known for its giant, stone-carved faces with their enigmatic smiles. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (B, D),
01/13/2020 01/13/2020
Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat 01/13/2020

Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Begin your day with a visit to one of Angkor's largest Khmer temples, Angkor Wat, built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century AD. With its beautiful proportions and extensive, intricate bas-relief stone carvings, it is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. Spend some time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular sights such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Today you also visit the mysterious Bayon Temple, known for its giant, stone-carved faces with their enigmatic smiles. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (B, D),
01/13/2020 01/13/2020
Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom 01/13/2020

Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Begin your day with a visit to one of Angkor's largest Khmer temples, Angkor Wat, built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century AD. With its beautiful proportions and extensive, intricate bas-relief stone carvings, it is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. Spend some time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular sights such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Today you also visit the mysterious Bayon Temple, known for its giant, stone-carved faces with their enigmatic smiles. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (B, D),
01/13/2020 01/13/2020
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 01/14/2020

Today, ride to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srei ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. Then, journey to Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has been left as it was discovered, with trees and large shrubs growing over the ruins. After lunch on your own, visit a local village supported by Viking River Cruises, observe school children at work and find out how you can "adopt" a child to help support their education. This evening enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show, which uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, jugging, and aerial acts. (B, D),
01/14/2020 01/14/2020
Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm 01/14/2020

Today, ride to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srei ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. Then, journey to Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has been left as it was discovered, with trees and large shrubs growing over the ruins. After lunch on your own, visit a local village supported by Viking River Cruises, observe school children at work and find out how you can "adopt" a child to help support their education. This evening enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show, which uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, jugging, and aerial acts. (B, D),
01/14/2020 01/14/2020
Banteay Srey

Banteay Srey 01/14/2020

Today, ride to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srei ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. Then, journey to Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has been left as it was discovered, with trees and large shrubs growing over the ruins. After lunch on your own, visit a local village supported by Viking River Cruises, observe school children at work and find out how you can "adopt" a child to help support their education. This evening enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show, which uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, jugging, and aerial acts. (B, D),
01/14/2020 01/14/2020
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 01/15/2020

After breakfast, check out of your Siem Reap hotel and begin your coach tour through the Cambodian countryside, which brings you to your ship in Kampong Cham, via the provincial capital of Kampong Thom. Due to its central location, this area is rapidly becoming an important hub for fishing and agriculture. It also has a rich archaeological heritage, to which the 200 temples, some of which predate the Khmer Empire, attest. This afternoon, board your ship. After you get settled in, meet the ship's officers over a welcome cocktail. (B,L,D),
01/15/2020 01/15/2020
Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom 01/15/2020

After breakfast, check out of your Siem Reap hotel and begin your coach tour through the Cambodian countryside, which brings you to your ship in Kampong Cham, via the provincial capital of Kampong Thom. Due to its central location, this area is rapidly becoming an important hub for fishing and agriculture. It also has a rich archaeological heritage, to which the 200 temples, some of which predate the Khmer Empire, attest. This afternoon, board your ship. After you get settled in, meet the ship's officers over a welcome cocktail. (B,L,D),
01/15/2020 01/15/2020
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 01/15/2020

After breakfast, check out of your Siem Reap hotel and begin your coach tour through the Cambodian countryside, which brings you to your ship in Kampong Cham, via the provincial capital of Kampong Thom. Due to its central location, this area is rapidly becoming an important hub for fishing and agriculture. It also has a rich archaeological heritage, to which the 200 temples, some of which predate the Khmer Empire, attest. This afternoon, board your ship. After you get settled in, meet the ship's officers over a welcome cocktail. (B,L,D),
01/15/2020 01/15/2020
Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 01/15/2020

After breakfast, check out of your Siem Reap hotel and begin your coach tour through the Cambodian countryside, which brings you to your ship in Kampong Cham, via the provincial capital of Kampong Thom. Due to its central location, this area is rapidly becoming an important hub for fishing and agriculture. It also has a rich archaeological heritage, to which the 200 temples, some of which predate the Khmer Empire, attest. This afternoon, board your ship. After you get settled in, meet the ship's officers over a welcome cocktail. (B,L,D),
01/15/2020 01/15/2020
Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 01/16/2020

This morning visit the Twin Holy Mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey with their many temples and pagodas, still used during traditional Khmer festivals. After, visit a Kampong Cham orphanage where students create beautiful paintings that are available to purchase. This afternoon the ship will set sail toward a silk-weaving village. Take a walk through the village and admire the rich silk fabrics. (B,L,D),
01/16/2020 01/16/2020
Phnompros

Phnompros 01/16/2020

This morning visit the Twin Holy Mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey with their many temples and pagodas, still used during traditional Khmer festivals. After, visit a Kampong Cham orphanage where students create beautiful paintings that are available to purchase. This afternoon the ship will set sail toward a silk-weaving village. Take a walk through the village and admire the rich silk fabrics. (B,L,D),
01/16/2020 01/16/2020
Chong Koh

Chong Koh 01/16/2020

This morning, visit the Twin Holy Mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey, with their many temples and pagodas that are still used during traditional Khmer festivals. After, visit a Kampong Cham village and learn about the self-sustaining practices of its residents. This afternoon, the ship sets sail toward a silk-weaving village. Take a walk through the village of Chong Koh and admire the rich local fabrics. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board. (B,L,D),
01/16/2020 01/16/2020
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 01/17/2020

This morning's excursion takes you through a Cambodian village. Afterwards, take a short ride to Udong Monastery for a tour and to receive a blessing by the monks. Then continue to the next village, famous for its silversmiths. Rejoin your ship and have lunch as we cruise into Phnom Penh. Your afternoon is free to explore Phnom Penh's historic riverfront area with its restaurants, art galleries, and silk shops, or perhaps visit the distinctive Central Market or the "Russian Market" where you can buy jewelry, curios, clothes, and souvenirs. You might prefer to visit more of the city's wats (monastery temples): Wat Langka, Wat Botum, Wat Koh, or Wat Ounalom, each with its own special character and purpose. Late this afternoon, there will be an onboard presentation about recent Cambodian history by a local expert. Dinner is served aboard the ship. (B,L,D),
01/17/2020 01/17/2020
Prek Kdam

Prek Kdam 01/18/2020

After breakfast, disembark in Cambodia's lovely waterfront capital and explore the city in style, in a cyclo. This mode of transportation provides many Cambodians with a source of income and visitors with a speedy and enjoyable way to move around. See the magnificent Royal Palace with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, built in the 19th century by the French, but inspired by the centuries-old architecture of the Khmer. Then take a tour of the National Museum of Cambodia, which houses treasures of Khmer art and craftsmanship and also displays art that predates the mighty empire. After lunch, join an excursion to the sobering memorial in the Tuol Sleng detention center, a former high school in which thousands of victims of the Khmer Rouge died, and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, or explore the city's maze of small alleys, markets, and busy streets on your own. Tonight's dinner is accompanied by a folkloric performance. (B,L,D),
01/18/2020 01/18/2020
Kampong Tralach-Oudong

Kampong Tralach-Oudong 01/18/2020

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Oudong Monastery for a guided tour and to receive a blessing by the monks. Then, continue to the neighboring village, famous for its silversmiths. Rejoin your ship and enjoy lunch as we cruise into Phnom Penh. Your afternoon is free to explore Phnom Penh's historic riverfront area with its restaurants, art galleries and silk shops, or perhaps visit the distinctive Central Market or the "Russian Market", where you can buy jewelry, curios, clothes and souvenirs. You might prefer to visit more of the city's wats (monastery temples): Wat Langka, Wat Botum, Wat Koh, or Wat Ounalom, each with its own special character and purpose. Late this afternoon, enjoy an onboard presentation about recent Cambodian history by a local expert. Dinner is served on board the ship. (B,L,D),
01/18/2020 01/18/2020
Oudong

Oudong 01/18/2020

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Oudong Monastery for a guided tour and to receive a blessing by the monks. Then, continue to the neighboring village, famous for its silversmiths. Rejoin your ship and enjoy lunch as we cruise into Phnom Penh. Your afternoon is free to explore Phnom Penh's historic riverfront area with its restaurants, art galleries and silk shops, or perhaps visit the distinctive Central Market or the "Russian Market", where you can buy jewelry, curios, clothes and souvenirs. You might prefer to visit more of the city's wats (monastery temples): Wat Langka, Wat Botum, Wat Koh, or Wat Ounalom, each with its own special character and purpose. Late this afternoon, enjoy an onboard presentation about recent Cambodian history by a local expert. Dinner is served on board the ship. (B,L,D),
01/18/2020 01/18/2020
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 01/18/2020

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Oudong Monastery for a guided tour and to receive a blessing by the monks. Then, continue to the neighboring village, famous for its silversmiths. Rejoin your ship and enjoy lunch as we cruise into Phnom Penh. Your afternoon is free to explore Phnom Penh's historic riverfront area with its restaurants, art galleries and silk shops, or perhaps visit the distinctive Central Market or the "Russian Market", where you can buy jewelry, curios, clothes and souvenirs. You might prefer to visit more of the city's wats (monastery temples): Wat Langka, Wat Botum, Wat Koh, or Wat Ounalom, each with its own special character and purpose. Late this afternoon, enjoy an onboard presentation about recent Cambodian history by a local expert. Dinner is served on board the ship. (B,L,D),
01/18/2020 01/18/2020
Mekong River

Mekong River 01/19/2020

Sail down the Mekong, one of the world's great rivers, toward the Vietnamese border. The Mekong is truly the "Mother River of Southeast Asia", sustaining civilizations through the centuries. Pass by some of the Mekong rice fields. The Khmer Empire was founded on a rice surplus, and rice is still the main staple of Vietnamese cuisine. (B,L,D),
01/19/2020 01/19/2020
Tan Chau

Tan Chau 01/20/2020

Today you will have a rare glimpse of rural life as it has been lived for ages. Begin your morning with a ride on a traditional rickshaw in Tân Châu. Observe the making of floor mats from sedge and slippers from uzu. Afterward, visit the floating fish farm by wooden sampan, then take a boat ride to Vinh Hòa, known as "Evergreen Island". Here you can take a short walk to see various methods of traditional Vietnamese farming and the crafts and other daily activities of local people firsthand. Set sail in the afternoon, observing daily life along the way. This evening, enjoy a screening of the film L'amant (The Lover), which will prepare you for tomorrow's visit to Sa Ðéc. (B,L,D),
01/20/2020 01/20/2020
Vinh Hoa

Vinh Hoa 01/20/2020

Today you will have a rare glimpse of rural life as it has been lived for ages. Begin your morning with a ride on a traditional rickshaw in Tân Châu. Observe the making of floor mats from sedge and slippers from uzu. Afterward, visit the floating fish farm by wooden sampan, then take a boat ride to Vinh Hòa, known as "Evergreen Island". Here you can take a short walk to see various methods of traditional Vietnamese farming and the crafts and other daily activities of local people firsthand. Set sail in the afternoon, observing daily life along the way. This evening, enjoy a screening of the film L'amant (The Lover), which will prepare you for tomorrow's visit to Sa Ðéc. (B,L,D),
01/20/2020 01/20/2020
Sa Dec

Sa Dec 01/21/2020

This morning, board a sampan to explore the backwaters and canals of the Delta. Small factories line the river channels; get a glimpse of industry in the region with a visit to a brick factory. Stop in Sa Ðéc and see the house of Mr. Hu?nh Th?y Lê, the protagonist in best-selling autobiographical novel, L'Amant (The Lover), by Marguerite Duras. After lunch, visit the colorful floating market of Cái Bè; see local workers producing rice noodles, coconut candy, and a host of other handmade products. This evening, attend an onboard screening of the 2002 film The Quiet American, based on Graham Greene's novel set in 1952 Saigon. (B,L,D),
01/21/2020 01/21/2020
Cai Be

Cai Be 01/21/2020

This morning, board a sampan to explore the backwaters and canals of the Delta. Small factories line the river channels; get a glimpse of industry in the region with a visit to a brick factory. Stop in Sa Ðéc and see the house of Mr. Hu?nh Th?y Lê, the protagonist in best-selling autobiographical novel, L'Amant (The Lover), by Marguerite Duras. After lunch, visit the colorful floating market of Cái Bè; see local workers producing rice noodles, coconut candy, and a host of other handmade products. This evening, attend an onboard screening of the 2002 film The Quiet American, based on Graham Greene's novel set in 1952 Saigon. (B,L,D),
01/21/2020 01/21/2020
My Tho

My Tho 01/22/2020

Bid farewell to your ship this morning as your cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam comes to an end. Disembark in M? Tho, a busy river port not far from the capital of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. On your way to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll tour the Cu Chi tunnels, mysterious once-secret tunnels used as supply routes, hospitals, and living quarters by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. These subterranean passageways outside Ho Chi Minh City are a tiny part of a huge network that extends through much of Vietnam. Upon arrival in the city, check into your hotel for a two-night stay, then spend the rest of the day at leisure, getting acquainted with Ho Chi Minh at your own pace. See some of the historic French colonial architecture and soak up some of the city's youthful energy. Tonight's dinner is in a local restaurant. (B, D),
01/22/2020 01/22/2020
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 01/22/2020

Bid farewell to your ship this morning as your cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam comes to an end. Disembark in M? Tho, a busy river port not far from the capital of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. On your way to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll tour the Cu Chi tunnels, mysterious once-secret tunnels used as supply routes, hospitals, and living quarters by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. These subterranean passageways outside Ho Chi Minh City are a tiny part of a huge network that extends through much of Vietnam. Upon arrival in the city, check into your hotel for a two-night stay, then spend the rest of the day at leisure, getting acquainted with Ho Chi Minh at your own pace. See some of the historic French colonial architecture and soak up some of the city's youthful energy. Tonight's dinner is in a local restaurant. (B, D),
01/22/2020 01/22/2020
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 01/22/2020

Bid farewell to your ship this morning as your cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam comes to an end. Disembark in M? Tho, a busy river port not far from the capital of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. On your way to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll tour the Cu Chi tunnels, mysterious once-secret tunnels used as supply routes, hospitals, and living quarters by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. These subterranean passageways outside Ho Chi Minh City are a tiny part of a huge network that extends through much of Vietnam. Upon arrival in the city, check into your hotel for a two-night stay, then spend the rest of the day at leisure, getting acquainted with Ho Chi Minh at your own pace. See some of the historic French colonial architecture and soak up some of the city's youthful energy. Tonight's dinner is in a local restaurant. (B, D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
01/22/2020 01/22/2020
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 01/23/2020

After breakfast, begin another tour of this bustling metropolis with a visit to its historic center. Take a stroll along Ð?ng Kh?i Street, the main shopping boulevard in the old colonial heart. See the grand City Hall, Reunification Palace, the old Opera House with its soaring arched entryway, the Chinatown area, and a lacquer factory. Complete your morning tour at B?n Thành Market. The rest of your afternoon is free. Explore the city's neighborhoods or do a bit of last-minute shopping at the local markets before this evening's festive final dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
01/23/2020 01/23/2020
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 01/24/2020

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking River Cruises. Or, continue your Southeast Asia adventure with a 3-night stay in Bangkok, Thailand's exciting capital. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
01/24/2020 01/24/2020
Viking Cruises: Viking Mekong
The Viking Mekong is a beautifully handcrafted ship specifically designed to navigate even the most remote areas of the Mekong River. Refurbished in 2013, Viking Mekong accommodates 56 guests and offers a river view from every stateroom with large windows and personal deck space, and an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere with attentive, English-speaking crew. Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the most scenic and fascinating regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of Viking Mekong.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2012
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Vietnam
Tonnage (GRT)
856
Guests (Lowers)
56
Total Guests
56
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
29
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
28
Suites
2
Balconies
Ocean/River View
28
Interior
Accessible
Let Viking's staff treat you to personalized service, fine wines, and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities, and take advantage of a wide array of amenities, from the onboard Congierge to shipwide Wi-Fi.
Tipping Policy
It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to the guest's satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the full fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    For guests' convenience, all Viking ships have Internet access, as follows:

    • Ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine - There is free Wi-Fi available, so you can bring your laptop and get online at any time. Alternatively, each ship has a few computers for guest use; there are desktop machines in Russia and laptops in Europe that guests may use free of charge. Guests who bring laptops to Russia may wish to bring a LAN cable for use in their stateroom; this may work a bit better than the wireless LAN in rural areas along the river.
    • Ships in China - There is an Internet café with desktop stations for guest use, free of charge. There is no onboard wireless network in China or Southeast Asia, so you will not be able to get Internet service on your personal computer while on the ship, although you may be able to do so during hotel stays.
    • Please note - Shipboard service may be unreliable during certain parts of the journey. The Internet connection functions via cellular service or satellite downlink, and there may be times when reception is not possible and/or when the connection is quite slow. For this reason, it is recommended that guests use the internet connection checking and sending email only, and not for downloading large files or watching video online.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Viking reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the river or ocean cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    All Viking ship interiors, staterooms, and verandas are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the sun deck.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Viking will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options on the menu, and chefs are able to prepare low-salt or gluten-free cuisine. Guests requiring special diets, such as diabetic or low-cholesterol meals, must alert Viking Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board, and the chefs will make make reasonable efforts to fulfill these requests.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests must report any disability requiring special attention while on their Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Viking cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical, or other special needs should contact Viking River Cruises directly at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) with additional questions, and to obtain a copy of Viking's Policy Statement.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Slippers
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Local Entertainment
Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Massage Room

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

River View

Standard Stateroom (C) Limited Availability
Standard Stateroom
  • Category: C
  • Middle (Lotus) Deck
  • Square Feet: 168
  • Stateroom size: 168 sq. ft.
  • Upper & Middle deck staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors
  • All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Safe, hair dryer, and air conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V
Standard Stateroom (B) Limited Availability
Standard Stateroom
  • Category: B
  • Upper (Jasmine) Deck
  • Square Feet: 168
  • Stateroom size: 168 sq. ft.
  • Upper & Middle deck staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors
  • All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Safe, hair dryer, and air conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V
Standard Stateroom (A) Limited Availability
Standard Stateroom
  • Category: A
  • Upper (Jasmine) Deck
  • Square Feet: 168
  • Stateroom size: 168 sq. ft.
  • Upper & Middle deck staterooms have floor-to-ceiling, sliding French doors
  • All staterooms have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Safe, hair dryer, and air conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. 2-for-1 fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Please call for the most up-to-date prices, as pricing and availability may change at any time. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking River Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Upper (Jasmine) Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Standard Stateroom (A)
  • Standard Stateroom (B)
  • Junior Suite (JR)
Middle (Lotus) Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Standard Stateroom (C)
Main Deck