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9-DAY VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA MEKONG CRUISE PACKAGE

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

You only need to unpack once on our Vietnam and Cambodia Mekong Cruise. Sail from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City 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 a completely different way of life. 

Trip code : RVLD9D

Duration : 9 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  
  • Visit Phnom Penh's Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and National museum
  • Visit a local school and help local children practice their English skills, mingle with the locals
  • See traditional silversmith in action at a small village
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 

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.

AM: We will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that we can travel try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. PM: Lunch on board then start cruising. 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 4

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 Tralach Leu Pagoda. 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. Disembark the RV Lan Diep at noon. Our driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

***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
  • Port fees
  • 8-night on board RV Lan Diep
  • 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

Note:

  • Fly Free offer only applies for 2019 departures 
  • Return international flights from Australia(ADL, MEL, SYD, PER, BNE) in economy cabin

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