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Treasures of the Mekong Cruise

(13 days, Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap, 2014 - 2015)
This 13 day journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap includes a seven night luxury cruise along the Mekong River, plus Siem Reap, home to the famous Angkor Wat.

Your 11 day journey begins in Ho Chi Minh City before transferring to My Tho in the Mekong Delta to board your luxurious Mekong River cruise boat. Your first stop will be Chau Doc, where you will visit the busy market and temple before exploring its incredible and unique floating villages and catfish farms.

You will then cross the border into Cambodia and stop at Phnom Penh, where you will visit the Genocide Museum and learn about the Khmer Rouge regime and the Cambodian Civil War. Next you will cruise into Kampong Chan and visit the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, which offers some of the best views of Cambodia and dates back to the 8th century.

Your journey continues along the Tonlé Sap River to the great lake of Tonlé Sap, which is more than 150 kilometres in length and dominates the Cambodian countryside. Your cruise concludes in Siem Reap, where you will visit the magnificent 12th century World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat temple complex, the ancient capital of the great Khmer Empire and undoubtedly one of the most superb wonders of the world.

12 night tour • 5 night Vietnam and Cambodia land tour • 7 night exclusive luxury Mekong River cruise

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Private Charter

  • Ultimate Inclusions
  • Intimate boutique cruise
  • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows or private balconies in 88% of all cabins
  • Luxurious dining and lounge areas
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Daily champagne breakfast
  • Complimentary local beer, select spirits and house wine with lunches and dinners
  • All meals included
  • Champagne welcome reception
  • Luxury monogrammed spa robes yours to keep
  • Wireless internet all public areas
  • Intimate shore excursions
  • Complimentary spa treatment & laundry service for guests in Grande and Prestige Suites
  • Cultural performances, lectures and cooking classes
  • Personal audio headsets
  • Experienced Cruise Director
  • English-speaking Local Guides
  • Airport transfers
  • ALL TIPPING, GRATUITIES and PORTERAGE

Included Scenic Enrich

  • Uncover secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels from the personal account of your veteran guide, who lived and fought there
  • Enjoy an exclusive champagne cocktail reception with your Cruise Director
  • Witness a cultural performance featuring traditional Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance and other local folk dances
  • Watch a wonderful and intriguing shadow puppet show featuring Khmer folktales accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from monks at Wat Hanchey
  • Attend a unique performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus for a story about Cambodian lives and society
  • Enjoy lunch at Haven, a school training young Cambodians from poor families in the principles of hospitality
  • Visit a pagoda where Buddhist monks will perform a private blessing

Included Scenic Special Stays

  • The historic Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City has an enviable location opposite the Opera House in the heart of the city
  • Seven night luxury Mekong River cruise on board the Mekong Navigator between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap
  • The luxurious Park Hyatt Siem Reap is close to the ruins of Angkor Wat

Included Scenic Free Choice

  • In Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap

Included Scenic Free Choice Dining

  • In Ho Chi Minh City

Included Scenic Dining

  • 30 superb meals including 12 Full Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 6 Lunches (L), 4 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 7 Dinners (D)

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Visit small towns along the Mekong and observe the daily routines of the locals
  • Tour the bustling border town of Chau Doc and surrounding area
  • Take a city tour of Phnom Penh, the dynamic and historical capital of Cambodia
  • Learn about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge and visit the infamous Killing Fields
  • Walk up to Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda
  • Discover the Reclining Buddha and the tall preaching Buddha
  • Visit Wat Nokor Bachey, built within the ruins of an ancient temple that holds a timeless story then visit one of the local orphanages in Kampong Cham
  • Witness the sun rise over Angkor Wat before touring this spectacular complex
  • Discover the magnificent and picturesque Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom and Bayon temples as well as the Roluos Group
  • Ride a cow cart as you immerse yourself with the local village people around Siem Reap
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (D)
Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! On arrival you will be met by your Scenic Tours representative and transferred* to your luxury hotel situated in the centre of Saigon. The rest of the day is at leisure before meeting your Tour Director for your tour briefing. (Please arrive by 5.00pm). This evening enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE dining, select from: (1) soak up the atmosphere along the Saigon River during your dinner cruise; or (2) discover lively local streets by night and sample different street food dishes; or (3) dine at Restaurant Nineteen presenting Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular international buffet; or (4) indulge in homemade Italian and authentic wood-fired pizzas whilst overlooking the Opera House.
Two Night Special Stay: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (FB,HD)
This morning enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity, select from: (1) explore local neighbourhoods on your walking tour; or (2) uncover this bustling city as the locals do on a vintage Vespa; or (3) discover Vietnam’s history through the diverse religions and cultural influences. This afternoon experience the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground rooms and tunnels spanning 250 kilometres, used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. SCENIC ENRICH: Explore the underground labyrinth of tunnels with your War Veteran, who shares his personal account of life during this time. This evening indulge in your Included sumptuous contemporary Vietnamese meal offered in a beautiful, unusual setting of a former opium refinery.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Embark Cruise (FB,HD)
After breakfast you will be transferred to My Tho to board the luxurious Mekong Navigator for your Included 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening enjoy your champagne cocktail reception followed by your delicious Mekong Delta Welcome Dinner.
Seven Night Special Stay: Mekong Navigator
Day 4: Cai Be - Sa Dec (FB,L,D)
Arrive at the charming town of Cai Be with its lively and colourful floating market. Following your champagne breakfast, board sampans and tour historic Anh Kiet House. Visit a traditional rice factory before returning to the ship for lunch. Board sampans to navigate the narrow canals and observe the daily routines of the villagers en route to the historic town of Sa Dec.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Border crossing into Cambodia - Phnom Penh (FB,L,D)
Cruise Chau Doc harbour with its traditional Vietnamese floating market. Continue to the colourful Tay An Pagoda, then visit a local family’s fish farm before returning to the ship for lunch. Continue cruising and cross the border into Cambodia. Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia! Spend the afternoon at leisure cruising to Phnom Penh.
Day 6: Phnom Penh (FB,L,D)
Take an exciting morning cyclo tour along the city’s riverfront to the Royal Palace complex for your visit. SCENIC ENRICH: Before dinner witness a cultural performance featuring traditional Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance.
Day 7: Phnom Penh (FB,L,D)
Reflect upon Cambodia’s darkest history on a visit to the Killing Fields. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening enjoy a shadow puppet show featuring ancient Khmer folktales accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.
Day 8: Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang (FB,L,D)
Enjoy a full day of sailing on the scenic Tonle Sap River. Observe the friendly locals living, working, and even shopping on the river.
Day 9: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham (FB,L,HD)
This morning visit a local secondary school and meet with the principal and students. SCENIC ENRICH: Walk up to Wat Hanchey and receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from the resident monks. Tonight gather for a farewell reception and Royal Cambodian Theme Dinner.
Day 10: Disembark Cruise - Siem Reap (FB,D)
Following breakfast this morning transfer from your luxury cruise to your hotel in Siem Reap where the rest of the day is at leisure. SCENIC ENRICH: Attend a unique and special performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus, mixing music, dance, acrobats and juggling in a story about Cambodian lives and society, established 20 years ago by young Cambodians returning from the refugee camps. Enjoy your Included Khmer dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet of Western and Asian cuisines.
Three Night Special Stay: Siem Reap
Day 11: Siem Reap (FB,HL)
Rise early this morning for your Included visit to Angkor Wat and witness the sunrise over the magnificent 12th century World Heritage temple complex. After breakfast at the hotel continue to explore more of the marvellous Khmer temple architecture during your Included visit to Angkor Thom with its impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. Discover the grandeur of Bayon Temple then explore Ta Prohm, entangled by the surrounding jungle vines, one of the most picturesque of the Angkor temples. SCENIC ENRICH: Enjoy lunch at Haven, a school training young Cambodians from poor families in the principles of hospitality. This afternoon drive through the countryside for your Included visit to the temples of the Roluos Group. Enjoy your Included cow cart ride, a great way to get in touch with rural Cambodia. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit a small pagoda where Buddhist monks will perform a private ceremony, wishing you health and a safe journey.
Day 12: Siem Reap (FB,HD)
Enjoy your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity, select from: (1) discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum; or (2) visit a local market and take part in an authentic Khmer cooking class; or (3) explore the recently accessible Beng Mealea in the jungles of Siem Reap; or (4) uncover the mountain site of Phnom Kulen, a pilgrim place for Khmer people; or (5) appreciate Cambodia’s exquisite handicrafts. As you farewell Cambodia this evening enjoy your Included delicious authentic Khmer Farewell dinner.
Day 13: Depart Siem Reap (FB)
Spend time at leisure before your Included transfer* to the airport for your onward journey or homebound flight (flight not included).

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary

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