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Magical Mekong River Cruise & Tour

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  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

A spectacular tour cruising from Vietnam and Cambodia into Laos with the chance to see the best of these fascinating countries from a unique perspective. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City you’ll see the Cu Chi Tunnels and other sights before boarding your ship for a cruise on the Mekong River. During the cruise you’ll stop off at a number of places including the fascinating Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and the gorgeous Tonle Sap lake. End your trip spending time in the historic Laos former capital of Luang Prabang. (APT)

Highlights:

  • Visit three of south-east Asia’s most captivating countries
  • See the humbling Killing Fields memorial in Cambodia
  • Experience the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam
  • Take a tour of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city in Laos

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

You’ll arrive into Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon. On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have a welcome dinner with the rest of your tour group.

(Dinner included)

Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels

Today you’ll explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. These historic passages were used by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War and played a crucial role for the Viet Cong. Afterwards spend your afternoon at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3

Board your ship

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the port of My Tho where you will board your luxurious river boat to begin your eight-day cruise. Get settled in and relax before a welcome aboard dinner.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4

Cai Be

Today you’ll take a local boat to the town of Cai Be – a riverside town with an impressive gothic cathedral. In the afternoon you’ll cruise to the city of Vinh Long where you’ll disembark and take a look at a local market.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5

Sa Dec

In the morning of day five you’ll pass floating markets and visit the city of Sa Dec. Here you’ll take a guided sightseeing tour. After lunch you will get back on-board the ship and cruise to Tan Chau.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6

Tan Chau

In the morning you’ll transfer to a smaller boat and travel along the tiny streams of the Mekong passing stilt houses and other traditional sights. Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau then travel onwards to cross the border into Cambodia.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 7

Phnom Penh

Today you’ll cruise to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. Here you’ll disembark and visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda – two very impressive sights. After lunch on the boat you’ll take an excursion to the Killing Fields to learn about the dark past of the country.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Chong Koh/Kampong Tralach

After breakfast on day eight you’ll take a trip to the silk-weaving village of Chong Koh. This will be followed by cruising to Prek K’dam  where you’ll leave the ship and take a coach to Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia. After a tour of the city you’ll head to Kampong Tralach to explore the temples and scenery of the region.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 9

Kampong Chhnang/Tonle Sap

Today a small boat will take you to visit some traditional fishing villages near Kampong Chhnang. Afterwards you’ll return to the ship and cruise to Tonle Sap, a remarkably beautiful lake. In the evening you’ll have a farewell dinner.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10-11

Siem Reap

After breakfast you’ll cruise to port and then transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap. After checking-in you’ll head out to Ta Phrom, a famous and well-preserved temple. In the evening you’ll have leisure time to explore Siem Reap. On day 11 you’ll explore the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park and see Angkor Wat itself, one of the famous temples in south-east Asia.

(Two breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 12

Luang Prabang

Today you’ll fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang in Laos where you’ll transfer to your hotel and enjoy a dinner.

(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 13-14

Luang Prabang/Kuang Si Falls

Take in the impressive sights on Luang Prabang including the temples, the Royal Palace and the Golden Buddha on day 13. In the evening you’ll visit a night market. On day 14 you’ll take a trip to Kuang Si Falls and visit a local animal sanctuary.

(Two breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 15

Depart

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included:

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: flight, river cruise, airport transfer and coach
  • Accommodation includes river ship and hotels
  • 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 11 dinners included

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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