LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED
LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED
2 Siem Reap
Kampong Chhnang Phnom Penh
Ho Chi Minh City
INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
• Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi tunnels • Spend 7 nights on a cruise on the Lower-Mekong River • Witness local life in the Mekong Delta • Discover Phnom Penh • Sunset tour of Angkor Wat
PRICES FROM £2539pp
12 day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia Ho Chi Minh City • Cai Be • Sa Dec • Tan Chau • Phnom Penh • Koh Chen • Oudong • Kampang Tralach • Kampong Chhnang • Siem Reap • Angkor
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival, meet with your guide and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D) Fusion Suites Saigon (2 nights) Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City In the morning, take a step back in time and revisit the military history of the area. Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters. (B) Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Cruise Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City as you travel south to My Tho to embark your premium river ship, RV La Marguerite. Enjoy lunch and a welcome drink as the ship glides along the Lower Mekong. Later that evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (BLD) RV La Marguerite (7 nights) Day 4: Cai Be & Sa Dec Take a local boat to the town of Cai Be. Visit floating markets that boast bountiful produce, then cruise to Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit an ornate Cao Dai Temple. (BLD) Day 5: Tan Chau – Phnom Penh Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau and take a small-boat ride to discover rural life on an island in the Mekong. Cross into Cambodia and cruise towards the capital, Phnom Penh. (BLD) Day 6: Phnom Penh In the morning, you’ll learn about Cambodia’s troubled past with a visit to the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum. Travel back to the ship for lunch before visiting the spectacular white and gold architecture of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. (BLD) Day 7: Phnom Penh - Koh Chen Enjoy leisure time to explore Phnom Penh. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a village specialising in copperware. (BLD)
Day 8: Oudong - Kampong Tralach Take a day short-coach ride to Oudong, once the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866. Here, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks, sure to be a memorable highlight of your Mekong River cruise. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach and experience an authentic ox-cart ride, a popular method of transport in rural Cambodia. (BLD) Day 9: Kampong Chhnang - Prek K’dam Enjoy a small-boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Later, return to your ship and journey to Prek K’dam. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board. (BLD) Day 10: Prek K’dam - Siem Reap Disembark your ship and transfer to Siem Reap. Later, meet with underprivileged children at Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), and get a glimpse into the organisation that supports them by providing a creative, educative and loving environment. (B) Shinta Mani Resort (2 nights) Day 11: Siem Reap After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple, famous for their verdant intertwined trees. That evening, enjoy a sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring a delicious Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance with your new- found friends and fellow guests. (BD) Day 12: Siem Reap After breakfast, your tour concludes with an airport transfer. (B) This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Travel Group.
£2539 per person
PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels and on board a premium river ship • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners, selected drinks on board your river cruise • Shared touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a Tour Director and expert local guides in each location • Airport transfers, port charges, tipping and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 17; Mar 3, 17, 31; Jul 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24 Also operates in reverse starting in Siem Reap - please call for dates.
TOUR STYLE: Cruise & Tour
GROUP SIZE: 92
ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars
Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.
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