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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

Siem Reap

Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

5 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £7149pp
Ho Chi Minh City

The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam (Northbound)

1 sailing date April 2021
17 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Vietnam , Hanoi (Halong Bay)
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5649pp
Siem Reap

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

21 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
11 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus a FREE two-night stopover in Dubai on selected sailings!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3999pp
Siem Reap

Vietnam And Cambodia Highlights

1 sailing date December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
APT Cruising logo CALL
Phnom Penh

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

17 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2021
23 Nights From UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £6069pp
Angkor Wat

Siem Reap to Ho chi minh

12 sailing dates November 2020 to April 2021
13 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
APT Cruising logo FROM £5029pp
Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

15 sailing dates July 2020 to March 2021
11 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Includes HUGE savings of up to 35%! Cabins selling fast!

APT Cruising logo FROM £3049pp
Phnom Penh

Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem reap

12 sailing dates November 2020 to April 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Fly FREE in Premium Economy!

APT Cruising logo FROM £4839pp
Angkor Wat

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

53 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4469pp
Phnom Penh

Riches of Mekong

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

Includes HUGE savings, flights, transfers, a three-night hotel stay in Siem Reap, a seven-night river cruise and a two-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £4129pp
Phnom Penh

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

19 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap

Includes HUGE early booking savings of up to 10%!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4989pp
Phnom Penh

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

26 sailing dates October 2020 to December 2021
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple plus a FREE two-night stopover in Dubai on selected sailings!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2929pp
Phnom Penh

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

1 sailing date November 2020
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £6199pp
Phnom Penh

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

14 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2021
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE early booking savings of up to 10%!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5219pp
Ho Chi Minh City

From Angkor Temples to the Mekong Delta

8 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2020
18 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to Vietnam , Hanoi (Halong Bay)
CroisiEurope logo FROM £4219pp
Phnom Penh

Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City

20 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2020
17 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Vietnam , Hanoi (Halong Bay)

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5019pp
Hanoi

The Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam from Siem Reap

20 sailing dates July 2020 to December 2020
17 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to Vietnam , Hanoi (Halong Bay)
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5119pp
Phnom Penh

Riches of the Mekong

23 sailing dates October 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Kampong Cham, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

Includes HUGE savings, flights, transfers, a three-night hotel stay in Siem Reap, a seven-night river cruise and a two-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £3099pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Charms of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

26 sailing dates September 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Kampong Cham

Includes HUGE savings, flights, transfers, a two-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, a seven-night river cruise and a two-night hotel stay in Siem Reap!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £3039pp

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