11 Day Spiritual Cambodia & The Mekong River Cruise

7 Night Luxury River Cruise + 3 Nights in Siem Reap

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Overview

Experience authentic Asia on your 12 Night Fly Stay & River Cruise holiday. From it's majestic monuments, authentic cuisine and remote villages to the hidden charms of the bustling back streets you will enjoy the wide diversity that Vietnam and Cambodia has to offer.

Experience a life-changing travel experience, be captivated by the incredibly diverse landscapes and immerse yourself in the native culture and history. With exceptional and attentive service and every detail taken care of, the only decision you need to make is which unique experience you wish to choose as this package gives you the flexibility to design your holiday, just the way you want.

Discover the intricate carvings of Angkor Wat, cruise the majestic Mekong and be blessed by an authentic Buddhist at the monastery of Oudong on your in depth discovery of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Highlights

  • Angkor Wat Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed masterpiece with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple.
  • Tan Chau Rickshaw Enjoy a famous rickshaw ride around the incredible Tan Chau.
  • Buddhist Blessing Partake in an authentic Buddhist blessing at the Monastery of Oudong.
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Discover an incredible tunnel network constructed by the Viet Cong fighters during the war. With a history so diverse, the tunnels make for a fascinating afternoon.
  • Ta Prohm Temple Discover the world heritage listed Temple of Ta Prohm.
  • Luxury River Ship Experience Vietnam and Cambodia in all-inclusive luxury on a seven-night Mekong River cruise.
  • Culinary Wonder Be treated to an unforgettable dinner at Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House personally designed for this tour

Inclusions

  • 7 Night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • All-Inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary beverages whilst onboard
  • Finest dining - a total of 31 meals

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Itinerary

Day
1

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Embark Ship

In Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll be met and transferred to Kampong Cham where your river ship awaits for an eight-day Mekong River cruise. Here, embark the RV AmaMekong, your home for the next seven nights. Following lunch on board, jump in a tuk tuk and explore the island of Koh Pen.

Day
2

Cai Be, Sa Dec

A traditional boat will transport you to the majestic river-land town of Cai Be today. On arrival, step ashore to explore the French Gothic cathedral along with the vibrant port area. The it is onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll get to experience the ancient art of Vietnamese rice paper making. Enjoy lunch today back on board as you cruise past settings of charismatic rural life towards the charming town of Sa Dec. This sleepy village is where exemplary French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house, learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, ‘The Lover’. Later in the day, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. Watch tourists and sojourners come and go and admire the alluring grace of the building.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
3

Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing, Phnom Penh

Travel by small boat on an adventure along the tiny tributaries that dot the riverside town of Tan Chau. Visit a floating fish farm, before stepping ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. Travel past friendly locals, shops and rice wine rooms. This afternoon be transported back in time during a visit to an evergreen island to experience authentic rural Mekong life. Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure as you cross into Cambodia heading for Phnom Penh.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
4

Phnom Penh

Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum which is located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk which is an exciting way to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.

Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
5

Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

With a free morning in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the sights and attractions. Your Cruise Director can provide inspiration should you need it. Later in the day, your ship will cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the delicate home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. Watch the clever artisans at work and perhaps purchase a memento.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
6

Angkor Ban

Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here, people still live in traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Continuing cruising towards Siem Reap this afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure on board. Perhaps go for a dip in the pool, or kick back on the Sun Deck with a good book.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
7

Kampong Chaam, Koh Pen

If you are feeling active this morning, perhaps set out on a walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You’ll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. Lunch is back on board, before taking a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. On your ship this evening, toast the end of your cruise during a final farewell dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
8

Kampong Cham, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

Tonight in Siem Reap, choose where to enjoy dinner from seven unique and delicious restaurants.

Today, disembark at Kampong Cham and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon. In Siem Reap tonight, dine in one of the local restaurants tonight.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day
9

Siem Reap

Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

After your unique experience this morning, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Angkor Wat, the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its bewildering intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children.

Daily : Breakfast

Day
10

Siem Reap

Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts; participate in a fun Apsara dance class; take off on a thrilling quad bike adventure; enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour across the Cambodian countryside; take a horse and cart ride; partake in a traditional Khmer cooking class; go on a shopping adventure; or perhaps indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.

Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps step out to explore the city independently. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Day
11

Siem Reap

This morning marks the end of your tour as you bid farewell to your new friends after breakfast.

Daily : Breakfast

Day
12

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  • Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Offer subject to live availability at time of booking. Price advertised is based on 14 December 2020 departure only. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 22 October 2019 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Travel Online recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask your travel agent if you require any clarification. Book by 30 November 2019. Offer valid when booking Vietnam and Cambodia tour of 13 days or more departing from the 1st July 2019 to the 30th April 2020 .
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