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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise 2021 (Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap)

11 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be welcomed and taken to your meeting point, the Intercontinental Saigon. Please arrive at the hotel by midday. After lunch, travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception. (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 Scenic Freechoice activity.

Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec 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 and visit a family-operated fish farm 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
Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market.

Enrich
Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Phnom Penh > Kho Chen
This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later, sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Oudong > Kampong Tralach
Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village.

Enrich
Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk.

Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery.Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham.

Sundowners
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks.Sail 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 betel nut village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

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

Day 9 Siem Reap
Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent).

Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. (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.

Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Enrich
Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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

Map
All This Included
From Ho Chi Minh City to Sieam Reap, meander along the Mekong, receive a monk's blessing and discover the bright communities along the Tonle River.

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 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.
  • 27 meals including 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners
Accommodations
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.
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* 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.