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12 DAY VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

HO CHI MINH CITY - CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMLON TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE - SIEM REAP

Sail along the mighty Mekong River, visiting local sites en-route. Sit back and witness the authentic lives of the people living along the river and see amazing sites of the completely different way of life. Visiting world heritage sites of Angkor Wat.

Trip code : LD2021T

Duration : 12 days

Destination : Vietnam - Cambodia

Travel Dates : 2019/2020

  • Visit  Ho Chi MInh City  and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis 
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Travel on a colonial style wooden ship, fitted with modern amenities 
  • Explore one of the  world’s longest rivers
  • Discover small quaint villages along the river
  • Shop through traditional markets along the Mekong  
  • See traditional silversmith in action at a small village
  • Grab a bargain at  the Russian Market 
  • Be in awe of Angkor Wat with more than 45 ancient Khmer temples dating back to the 9th century.
  • Learn about the Khmer regime in Phnom Penh
  •  Enjoy and Apsara dance show
  • Visit a local school and help local children practice their English skills, mingle with the locals
  • Cruise and explore Tonle Sap fascinating ecosystem and local villages 
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 

On your arrival to Tan San Nhat our tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to your hotel.

AM: You will be transferred from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and taken to board the cruise ship. PM: In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We then board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight onboard RV Lan Diep.

AM: In the morning we visit Cholon and visit the market and the Thien Hau Pagoda. PM: Lunch on board before our visit to the National History museum and a lacquer-ware factory. Overnight we moor at Nha Be.

AM: Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see local craftsman at work. PM: After we cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec. Overnight stop at our mooring point.

DAY 5

AM: Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence and afterwards we can discover the local market. Back on board.

AM: We spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh. PM: After dinner we have a "TUK TUK" trip, and then moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.

AM: On our city tour we visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum. PM: We have lunch in a local restaurant and then the option to visit a former detention centre used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. After we have time in the "Central Market". In the evening we have an Apsara dance show. Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.

AM: Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a school. PM: After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tarlach LeuPagoda. We cross through the village by oxcart to reach the pagoda. We return and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.

AM: Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery. PM: We then visit a floating village on small local boats. In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight.

We spend the morning cruising, taking breakfast on board. Depending on the water levels, we cross the Tonle Sap lake. We arrive in the port of Siem Reap. You will be Transfer to Hotel.

"Morning: After breakfast, you will visit The Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphuon, and Phimeanakas temples, plus Terraces of the Elephant and leper King. Lunch at a famous local restaurant. Afternoon: Visit Ta prohm then explore the Angkor Wat temple, the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World. You will climb up to Bakheng Hill to watch the sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding area. Enjoy Buffet-Dinner with performance of Cambodia Traditional APSARA dance show. Dinner at a famous restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap Hotel.

Today our driver will transfer to the airport for your flights home.

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***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

  • Escorted by an experienced Tweet World Travel tour director
  • Expert services of local guides throughout your trip
  • Airport transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap to the cruise ship
  • Fully inclusive food and drink* while on board the ship
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Entertainment on board the cruise ship
  • All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides

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