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Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
14-night Magnificent Mekong Cruise/Land Package
November 24, 2023
Viking Cruises: Viking Saigon
Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Vacation Offer ID 1395761
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 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 Cruise/Land Package
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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Hanoi

Hanoi 11/24/2023

Fly to Hanoi, former capital of French Indochina, then transfer to your hotel. Check in for a two-night stay, then relax or take a walk to stretch your legs and get acquainted with the city.,
11/24/2023 11/24/2023
Hanoi

Hanoi 11/25/2023

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 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam's revered revolutionary leader, and 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. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, which includes a number of fascinating exhibits that bring Vietnam's history and astonishingly diverse culture to life. 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 colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House and St. Joseph's Cathedral. Then tour the notorious "Hanoi Hilton", the H?a Lò Prison where American POWs were held captive during the Vietnam War. Relax this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/25/2023 11/25/2023
Hanoi

Hanoi 11/26/2023

In the morning, take a leisurely ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter by "green" electric car. Enjoy 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/26/2023 11/26/2023
Air Travel

Air Travel 11/26/2023

In the morning, take a leisurely ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter by "green" electric car. Enjoy 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/26/2023 11/26/2023
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 11/26/2023

In the morning, take a leisurely ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter by "green" electric car. Enjoy 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/26/2023 11/26/2023
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 11/27/2023

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. In the afternoon, spend time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular attractions, such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/27/2023 11/27/2023
Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat 11/27/2023

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. In the afternoon, spend time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular attractions, such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/27/2023 11/27/2023
Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom 11/27/2023

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. In the afternoon, spend time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor's most popular attractions, such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King with their dramatic bas-reliefs. Dine at a local restaurant and relax this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/27/2023 11/27/2023
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 11/28/2023

Today, you will visit Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has remained largely untouched since its discovery. Continue on to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srey ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. This afternoon, you will stop by an elementary school sponsored by Viking. Spend time amid the children's contagious enthusiasm and get to know a little about them. Your young hosts will share some of their lessons, and you can talk with the teachers and learn about the positive contribution that Viking's scholarship has made to the school and its community. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show that uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, and aerial acts. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/28/2023 11/28/2023
Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm 11/28/2023

Today, you will visit Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has remained largely untouched since its discovery. Continue on to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srey ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. This afternoon, you will stop by an elementary school sponsored by Viking. Spend time amid the children's contagious enthusiasm and get to know a little about them. Your young hosts will share some of their lessons, and you can talk with the teachers and learn about the positive contribution that Viking's scholarship has made to the school and its community. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show that uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, and aerial acts. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/28/2023 11/28/2023
Banteay Srey

Banteay Srey 11/28/2023

Today, you will visit Ta Prohm, one of the most popular of the Temples of Angkor. Unlike many other buildings, it has remained largely untouched since its discovery. Continue on to the spectacular 10th-century Hindu temple Banteay Srey ("Citadel of Women") to see magnificent carvings of Shiva and Vishnu. This afternoon, you will stop by an elementary school sponsored by Viking. Spend time amid the children's contagious enthusiasm and get to know a little about them. Your young hosts will share some of their lessons, and you can talk with the teachers and learn about the positive contribution that Viking's scholarship has made to the school and its community. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant followed by a Cambodian Circus show that uniquely blends together theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, and aerial acts. (Breakfast, Dinner),
11/28/2023 11/28/2023
Siem Reap

Siem Reap 11/29/2023

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 its 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/29/2023 11/29/2023
Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom 11/29/2023

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 its 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/29/2023 11/29/2023
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 11/29/2023

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 its 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/29/2023 11/29/2023
Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 11/29/2023

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 its 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/29/2023 11/29/2023
Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 11/30/2023

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. Afterward, 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 onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/30/2023 11/30/2023
Phnompros

Phnompros 11/30/2023

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. Afterward, 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 onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/30/2023 11/30/2023
Chong Koh

Chong Koh 11/30/2023

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. Afterward, 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 onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
11/30/2023 11/30/2023
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 12/01/2023

After breakfast, disembark in Cambodia's picturesque 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 get 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 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, you may choose to explore the city's maze of small alleys, markets, and busy streets on your own. Tonight's dinner is accompanied by a folkloric performance. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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!

Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour – 9 hours - Phnom Penh
Highlights:
  • Royal Palace/Silver Pagoda
  • National Museum
  • Central Market (Traditional Market)
  • Khmer set menu lunch at a local restaurant
  • Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S 21)
  • Chheong Ek (Killing Field)
Tour Duration: 9hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fees as per your program
  • Meals: Khmer set menu lunch at local restaurant
(One first drink is included either one soft drink OR one bottle of water OR one local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages or meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
12/01/2023 12/01/2023
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 12/02/2023

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Udong 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 onboard the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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!

Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour – 9 hours - Phnom Penh
Highlights:
  • Royal Palace/Silver Pagoda
  • National Museum
  • Central Market (Traditional Market)
  • Khmer set menu lunch at a local restaurant
  • Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S 21)
  • Chheong Ek (Killing Field)
Tour Duration: 9hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Cold towel service onboard
  • Bottle of water onboard
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing with entrance fees as per your program
  • Meals: Khmer set menu lunch at local restaurant
(One first drink is included either one soft drink OR one bottle of water OR one local beer)
 
Not Included:
  • Beverages or meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide and driver
12/02/2023 12/02/2023
Kampong Tralach-Oudong

Kampong Tralach-Oudong 12/02/2023

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Udong 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 onboard the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/02/2023 12/02/2023
Oudong

Oudong 12/02/2023

This morning's excursion takes you through the Cambodian village of Kampong Tralach. Afterward, take a short ride to the Udong 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 onboard the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/02/2023 12/02/2023
Mekong River

Mekong River 12/03/2023

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. This evening, attend an onboard screening of the 2002 film The Quiet American, based on the Graham Greene novel set in 1952 Saigon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/03/2023 12/03/2023
Tan Chau

Tan Chau 12/04/2023

Savor 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. Afterward, visit a 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 prepares you for tomorrow's visit to Sa Ðéc. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/04/2023 12/04/2023
Vinh Hoa

Vinh Hoa 12/04/2023

Savor 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. Afterward, visit a 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 prepares you for tomorrow's visit to Sa Ðéc. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/04/2023 12/04/2023
Sa Dec

Sa Dec 12/05/2023

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 autobiographical novel L'Amant (The Lover) by best-selling author 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/05/2023 12/05/2023
Cai Be

Cai Be 12/05/2023

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 autobiographical novel L'Amant (The Lover) by best-selling author 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
12/05/2023 12/05/2023
My Tho

My Tho 12/06/2023

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, 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
12/06/2023 12/06/2023
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 12/06/2023

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, 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
12/06/2023 12/06/2023
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels 12/06/2023

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, 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),
12/06/2023 12/06/2023
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 12/06/2023

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, 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),

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 litre of bottled 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
Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit History Museum & Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Visit China Town & Cao Dai Temple en-route
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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 litre bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Get on a motorized sampan to experience the life of local people, visit local brickwork, local fruit farms, family workshops Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and cruise back to the Pier
  • If time permits, have a quick visit of Sai Gon or shopping at 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
  • Private boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
12/06/2023 12/06/2023
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 12/07/2023

After breakfast, begin another full-day tour of this bustling metropolis with a visit to its historic center. Take a stroll along Dong Khoi 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 tour at Ben Thanh 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. (Breakfast, Dinner),

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 litre of bottled 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
Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit History Museum & Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Visit China Town & Cao Dai Temple en-route
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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 litre bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Get on a motorized sampan to experience the life of local people, visit local brickwork, local fruit farms, family workshops Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and cruise back to the Pier
  • If time permits, have a quick visit of Sai Gon or shopping at 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
  • Private boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 12/08/2023

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, continue your Southeast Asia adventure with a three-night stay in Bangkok, Thailand's exciting capital. (Breakfast),

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 litre of bottled 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
Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit History Museum & Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Visit China Town & Cao Dai Temple en-route
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market
Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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 litre bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
Mekong Delta Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Get on a motorized sampan to experience the life of local people, visit local brickwork, local fruit farms, family workshops Photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and cruise back to the Pier
  • If time permits, have a quick visit of Sai Gon or shopping at 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
  • Private boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 litre of bottled water and cold towel in the vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All international and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa on arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants, etc.
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Viking Cruises: Viking Saigon
Designed to navigate the Mekong River, hosting just 80 guests, Viking Saigon offers understated elegance and has been built to reflect the clean, Scandinavian design principles for which Viking is known. Explore one of the world's most scenic regions in comfort with outdoor verandas, hotel-style beds and public areas bathed in light, offering panoramic views of your surroundings.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2021
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
1000
Guests (Lowers)
80
Total Guests
80
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
20
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
40
Suites
2
Balconies
38
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2020. 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.

Suite

Explorer Suite (ES) Call for Price
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES
  • Deck 3
  • Suite size: 735 sq. ft.
  • River-view suite with spacious, separate sitting room, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a large veranda off the living room
  • Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Two flat-screen TVs with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, bathtub, and anti-fog mirror
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Balcony

Veranda Stateroom (A) Call for Price
Veranda Stateroom
  • Category: A
  • Deck 3
  • Stateroom size: 305 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony
  • Private veranda
  • Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower and anti-fog mirror
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

French Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (B) Call for Price
French Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: B
  • Deck 2
  • Stateroom size: 305 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony
  • Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
French Balcony Stateroom (C) Call for Price
French Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: C
  • Deck 1
  • Stateroom size: 305 sq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony
  • Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens and pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Flat-screen TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming
  • 110/220-Volt outlets and USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer, and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes and slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

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.

Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Veranda Stateroom (A)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • French Balcony Stateroom (B)
Deck 1

Stateroom Key

  • French Balcony Stateroom (C)
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