The wedge of Southeast Asia occupied by Vietnam and Cambodia is a place of great contrasts. Vietnam is a very up-tempo atmosphere, whereas Cambodia is much more serene and tranquil. Few fortunate travelers get an authentic taste of alluring Vietnam and exotic Cambodia like this. Uniworld‘s Cambodia and Vietnam river cruises are the consummate cultural experience, as you will be afforded the opportunity to see many different societies that lie along the Mekong River. 2014 Vietnam and Cambodia river cruise deals include river itineraries with ports-of-call such as Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and more.
Throughout this journey, you’ll explore Cambodia’s UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex, floating markets, and authentic rural villages. The cuisine you will encounter on a river cruise will be just as interesting as the contrast in society. The Vietnamese use ingredients like fish sauce, pork and beef, and usually present their side dishes with a dipping sauce. The Cambodian culinary style is similar to Thai, with many soups and stir-fried dishes, but employs some Indian and Chinese techniques.
Sail on the River Orchid in style on this passage down the Mekong and you’ll have a chance to discover the sights, the sounds, and the tastes of two countries joined by one river.
Prices start at $4,699 per person with trips running from July to December 2014.