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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise 2018-2019 (Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap)

11-days with Scenic

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Itinerary

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
After arriving in Vietnam, you will be welcomed and taken to your meeting point. If arriving earlier, please arrive at the Park Hyatt hotel by midday. From here travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception. Please book flight to arrive before 8am. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2 Cai Be > Sa Dec
Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.

Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Tan Chau
Freechoice: Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Tonight enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
Cross the border into Cambodia and sail to the capital city, Phnom Penh.

Enrich
Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Phnom Penh
Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market and the city’s modern architecture.

Later this afternoon marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen
In Kampong Tralach, experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

Enrich
Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Later sail down the Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

Freechoice: Learn about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and beetle nut village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.

Enrich
Take your Section A Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 9 Siem Reap
Visit the colossal Angkor Wat before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10 Siem Reap
Enrich
Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

Enrich
Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Siem Reap
Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Enjoy an 11 day luxury cruise along the Mekong. Explore ancient temples, see Angkor Wat & witness the enchanting Apsara dancers at an exclusive gala dinner.

From the flavour and culture of Vietnam to the colour and history of Cambodia, your senses will be charmed along the length of the Mekong and heightened by the treasures of Siem Reap.

Meander along the Mekong and float by the lively floating markets of Cai Be, learn about Vietnam’s French-infused past, soak up the melting pot of cultures that is Phnom Penh and discover the bright communities embracing rural river life along the Tonle Sap River. Siem Reap is home to the magnificent temples, ancient hydraulic systems and communication routes of Angkor and still today the scores of temples and relics whisper secrets of the once-imposing Khmer Kingdom. Discover it all on this enchanting journey.
  • Welcome
  • Freechoice, Sa Dec markets
  • Freechoice activities
  • Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea
  • Freechoice, Royal Palace
  • Enrich - Monk blessing
  • Enrich - Phare Circus
  • Angkor Temples Exploration
  • Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Enrich - Apsara Temple dinner
  • Farewell
  • 27 meals including 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Spirit
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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