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From the Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta & Hanoi and Halong Bay

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Cast off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the legendary voyage. The Mekong traces the authentic, profound, and mesmerizing history of Vietnam and Cambodia along its riverbanks. You’ll finish your extraordinary vacation in Indochina with a discovery of Hanoï, the Vietnamese capital, and on an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Halong Bay among the fantastically formed islands, crags, and cliffs.
Aerial view of Angkor WatReflections of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)Bui Vien Street, Ho Chi Minh CityFloating fishing village in Halong BayLocal moving cattle through the fields
Highlights
  • Discover 3 historical cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
  • Cross through the splendid Cho Gao canal
  • Visit 4 major temples in Angkor
  • Meet the locals and learn about their daily lives in Koh Chen, My Tho...
Activities
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Siem Reap

Your program will begin according to your time of arrival. If your flight arrives between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., your program will be: Lunch will be served at the hotel. The afternoon is free to do as you please. Then, visit the “Angkor Night Market”.

Day 2: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, tour Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Stroll through the grounds of the former Royal Palace, and discover the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Have lunch in the city before visiting the Senteurs d'Angkor(closed on Sundays), a local business with a diverse collection of silk and carvings, as well as a superb range of traditional beauty products and spices, all made locally. End the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 3: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples - Tonle Sap Lake

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Visit the Angkor Wat temple: the epitome of Khmer architectural art and the most famous and imposing of all the monuments in Angkor (visitors must cover their shoulders and wear long pants or a long skirt). Lunch will be served at the hotel. After, you’ll be transferred to your ship. Our crew will welcome you and help you get comfortably settled into your cabins. Have dinner and formally meet our crew. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake - Kampong Chhnang

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning crossing Tonle Sap Lake. Eenjoy lunch on board before visiting Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means "pot." Enjoy a tasting of regional products before returning on board and beginning to cruise to Kampong Tralach. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Day 5: kampong Tralach - Koh Chen - Phnom Penh

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda, you need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts or in"tuk-tuk", moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. Enjoy lunch on board before exploring the small village of Koh Chen, where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. After our tour, Return on board and begin to cruise to Phnom Penh. Once you arrive, enjoy a brief tour of the area by "tuk-tuk," the easiest way to get around the city. Return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music. Our ship will remain overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 6: Phnom Penh

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a tour of the fabulous Royal Palace, one of the most impressive examples of Cambodian architecture, and its Silver Pagoda. Onward to visit the National Museum. After lunch in town, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Svay Prey School, former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterward, enjoy some free time at the market. Return on board for dinner in the evening and start sailing towards Vietnam.

Day 7: Chau Doc

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Chau Doc sits among a giant patchwork of rice fields along the Mekong River. Pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda. Enjoy lunch on board and begin to cruise to Sa Dec. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.
 

Day 8: Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man on who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. Return on board for lunch and cruise to Vinh Long. Set out in smaller boats and travel through canals and orchards. Discover a brick and pottery factory, a fruit-tree nursery, puffed rice, rice-paper wrappers, and rice alcohol.* Return on board our ship and begin to cruise. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.
 

Day 9: My Tho | Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. You'll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms and have a glimpse of villagers going about their daily lives. Enjoy lunch on board and then set out to cross the very narrow canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City and spending the night on the ship, which will remain moored in central Ho Chi Minh City.
 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam. Enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office. After, join us for a visit to the Museum of Vietnamese History. Lunch will be served on board. Leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. After our excursion, Return to the ship. Tonight, have our farewell cocktail and dinner and spend the night at the port.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City | Disembark

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. After you disembark from the ship, head to Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city. enjoy lunch in town, and you’ll be transferred to the airport and board a flight to Hanoi. Dinner in a restaurant. You’ll check into a 4-star hotel.

Day 12: Hanoi

Spend the day on a guided tour of the capital, visiting the outside of the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh's humble stilt house behind the mausoleum, and the unique One Pillar Pagoda Buddhist temple. Visit the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius. After lunch in town, take a pedi-cab ride. Tour the local "Embassy Row" with its French colonial-style architecture. This evening,  watch a traditional water puppetry show and have dinner in the city before spending the night at the hotel.

Day 13: Hanoi | Halong Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Leave early in the morning for Halong Bay (approx. 3.5 hours travel time). You’ll be welcomed aboard, enjoy a cocktail, have lunch on board, and begin our cruise to discover the thousands of various limestone islands dotting the emerald-colored bay. Enjoy dinner on board this evening. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.  

Day 14: Halong Bay | Hanoi

  • 1 Breakfast
Rise early with us this morning and participate in a Tai Chi class on deck. Continue our cruise through the bay, discovering more of its extraordinary scenery and visiting one of the largest caves. Brunch will be served before you disembark at 11:00 a.m. and begin your trip back to Hanoi. Before arriving, stop off at the Dinh Bang communal hall. You’ll enjoy a light dinner, PHO soup tasting before being transferred to the airport. bid farewell at the airport at approximately 6:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 8:00 p.m.

 

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Siem Reap - Hotels

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14 outside-facing cabins on the main deck equipped with two low beds that can be moved together; large storage space under the box spring; private bathroom with sink, toilet and shower; air-conditioning; safe; hair dryer; and dresser.
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10 outside-facing cabins on the upper deck equipped with two low beds that can be moved together; large storage space under the box spring; private bathroom with sink, toilet and shower; air-conditioning; safe; hair dryer; and dresser.
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  • 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
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