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Angkor River Cruises

About Angkor 

Angkor is a region of Cambodia rich in the country’s history and home to the Angkor Archaeological Park, where you’ll find none other than the world’s largest religious structure, Angkor Wat. Siem Reap is the port which serves as your gateway to this ancient marvel and it’s a mainstay of all Mekong river itineraries, some of which offer you multiple days in port, giving you more time to explore. Angkor Wat certainly has a long history and has spent time as both a Hindu then a Buddhist temple complex since its construction in the 12th century by the Khmer king Suryavarman II. It served as a spectacular centre-point to his empire, his state temple and ultimately, his mausoleum and today, it survives as the single biggest reason why so many river cruisers choose to explore Cambodia. 

Exploring Angkor 

Angkor Wat is undoubtedly the main attraction, it is in fact the entirety of the Angkor Archaeological Park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and depending on the duration of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to see more of the park. Angkor Thom is another must-see, a royal city constructed shortly after Angkor Wat. Its name translates as ‘Great City’ and indeed, it was and certainly for all modern day visitors, it still is. Angkor Thom was the last surviving capital of the Khmer Empire and covers over five square miles of land. Unsurprisingly, there are some celebrated sights on show here, such as the expertly-carved Terrace of Elephants. At the centre of the ancient city lies one of Cambodia’s most celebrated ancient temples and always a popular site with many river cruise excursion itineraries, Bayon. The state temple of King Jayavarman VII, it is perhaps most famous for the huge and dramatic stone faces which are carved into its towers, as well as its beautiful bias relief carvings. 

Angkor tips 

You’ll ideally need to spend at least two days exploring to get the most out of Angkor, and thankfully, most Mekong itineraries will allow you this. Be sure to take care and wear strong walking shoes or boots if exploring the temples and remember to take plenty of water, too.

Angkor Itineraries

Phnom Penh

Siem reap to Ho Chi Minh

1 sailing date September 2019
14 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Angkor Wat

Ho chi minh to Siem Reap

1 sailing date March 2020
14 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

35 sailing dates January 2020 to December 2020
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4719pp
Phnom Penh

Riches of Mekong

1 sailing date February 2021
7 Nights From Kampong Cham, Cambodia to , My Tho
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Phnom Penh

Riches of Mekong

1 sailing date February 2021
7 Nights From Kampong Cham, Cambodia to , My Tho
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2499pp
Angkor Wat

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

13 sailing dates November 2019 to December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

HUGE early booking savings plus FREE one-way Business Class flight upgrade!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3379pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

36 sailing dates July 2019 to April 2020
20 Nights From Bangkok / Laemchabang, to Vietnam , Hanoi
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5419pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures of the Mekong

20 sailing dates July 2019 to April 2020
15 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

32 sailing dates September 2019 to May 2021
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings, FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | Limited time only! Book now and pay your balance by 31st December 2019 and receive an EXTRA £250 OFF per couple

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Sagaing

Mystical Irrawaddy & Treasures of the Mekong

1 sailing date October 2019
27 Nights From Fly From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £11639pp
Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

1 sailing date December 2019
14 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Vietnam , Hanoi
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4099pp
Phnom Penh

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

1 sailing date January 2019
21 Nights From UK, to UK
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Phnom Penh

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

1 sailing date August 2019
22 Nights From UK, to UK
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5459pp
Phnom Penh

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

1 sailing date December 2018
14 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Arrive UK
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Chau Doc

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

1 sailing date December 2018
14 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

15 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From UK, to UK
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3659pp
Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

21 sailing dates August 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4319pp
Angkor Wat

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery from Siem Reap

1 sailing date February 2020
10 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy a one-way Business Class flight upgrade for ONLY £99pp!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5249pp
Chau Doc

Mekong Discovery from Siem Reap

50 sailing dates January 2019 to April 2020
7 Nights From Phnom Penh, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Phnom Penh

Mekong Discoverer - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

2 sailing dates April 2019
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2859pp

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