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Luxury Mekong River Cruise

Luxury Mekong River Cruise.from $4,939.00pp

2 nights Siem Reap | 8 night River Cruise | 1 night Ho Chi Minh City | Flights 
Luxury Cambodia and Vietnam River Cruise

Indulge yourself with a Mekong river cruise on our 5-star luxury vessel, the RV Indochine II.  The Mekong traces the authentic, profound, and mesmerizing history of Vietnam and Cambodia along its riverbanks.

You will navigate through one of Asia’s most dynamic waterways, and experience a tapestry of colour and culture from vibrant cities to charming riverside villages, bustling markets to peaceful temples. Enjoy the ultimate cruising experience on the RV Indochine II combining authentic charm, colonial-style comfort with complete luxury.

Dining Experience & Cuisine

Look forward to meal times as your onboard Chefs prepare local cuisine, colorful and tasty, while adapted to Western tastes.

Buffet Breakfast

Your day will start with an impressive self-served buffet breakfast in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams and jellies, a variety of sausages and cold cuts, eggs, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Lunch & Dinner

Lunch can be either buffet lunch or sit-down meals, while dinner will be 3-course sit-down meals. A menu of local specialties is prepared on a daily basis from fresh ingredients.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Cu Chi Tunnels, extensive series of tunnels set up by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
  • Enjoy an exciting ox-cart ride to the local Buddhist monastery and participate in a special Buddhist blessing
  • Experience the pleasant contrasting mix of cultures along the way and be intrigued by the country’s multi-layered history
  • Shop through captivating traditional markets along the Mekong, or grab a bargain at the Central Market in Cambodia
  • Enjoy cultural performances including traditional Vietnamese music and Cambodia’s Apsara dance
  • Explore a variety of workshops along the way which are unique to each region
  • Soak up Ho Chi Minh City’s buzzing energy and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis
  • Be charmed with authentic and meaningful local interactions along your journey

Mekong River is a wonderful way to explore one of the world’s finest rivers.

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Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Cruise
  • Post-Cruise Accommodation
  • Pre-Cruise Accommodation
  • Select Beverages
  • Sightseeing
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches
  • Taxes
  • Transportation

Itinerary

 

DAY 1
Fly to Siam Reap from Sydney (Please call us for other Airports)
Make own way to Hotel for 2 Nights (includes Breakfast)

Day 2 
Days at Leisure

DAY 3
SIEM REAP (D)
Make your own way to port.
After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board. We’ll spend the night on board.
Overnight on board RV Indochine II.

DAY 4
TONLE SAP LAKE - KAMPONG CHHNANG (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise across the lake. After lunch, we’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means "pot." We'll enjoy a tasting of regional products before returning on board and beginning to cruise to Kampong Tralach. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

DAY 5
KAMPONG TRALACH - KOH CHEN - PHNOM PENH (B, L, D)
We will set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. In order to access the pagoda we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields.
After lunch, we'll arrive in Koh Chen. You can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. After returning on board, we'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Phnom Penh, arriving in the early evening.
Enjoy a brief tour of the area by "tuk-tuk," the easiest way to get around the city. We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music and have dinner.

DAY 6
PHNOM PENH (B, L, D)
We’ll 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, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at the market.
We'll return on board for dinner in the evening and start sailing towards Vietnam.

DAY 7
CHAU DOC (B, L, D)
Located on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous city of Chau Doc has developed around fish and fish farming. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda. Lunch. Once we are back on board, we’ll begin to cruise toward Sa Dec.
We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

DAY 8
SA DEC - VINH LONG - CAI BE (B, L, D)
Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll have lunch on board and cruise to Vinh Long. We’ll set out in smaller boats and travel through canals and orchards before arriving in Cai Be. We’ll discover a brick and pottery factory as well as a traditional factory producing puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers used to make nems, and rice alcohol*.
We’ll return on board our ship and begin to cruise. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

DAY 9
MY THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (FORMERLY SAIGON) (B, L, D)
We'll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We'll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms.
Lunch will be served on board. We’ll then set out to cross the very narrow Chao Gao Canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll have dinner and remain in port overnight in the downtown area.

DAY 10
HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L, D)
Ho Chi Minh City was heavily influenced by French colonialism in the 19th century. We’ll enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office, and visit the Museum of Vietnamese History.
Lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches.
After our excursion, we'll return on board our ship. Tonight we’ll have our farewell cocktail and dinner. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 11
HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. We’ll spend the morning visiting Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city, including its hectic market. After lunch in town, we’ll bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Make your own way to Hotel in Ho Chi Minh for 1 night stay (Includes breakfast)

DAY 12
Make own way to Airport
Fly home to Sydney (Please call us for other Airports)

 


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