Majestic Mekong: 12 Night Fly Stay & River Cruise

Flights + 2 Nights in Ho Chi Minh + 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

  • 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 Fine dining on your cruise to feature meals at local restaurants and more, you’ll relish flavors you never knew existed and enjoy a tantalising degustation dinner, complete with matching wines.

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Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfares including baggage
  • 2 Night in Ho Chi Minh
  • 7 Night Mekong River Cruise onboard a luxury river ship
  • 3 Nights in Siem Reap
  • All-Inclusive sightseeing in up to 9 destinations
  • Gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary beverages whilst onboard
  • Fine dining - a total of 31 meals

Itinerary

Day
1

Fly Australia to Ho Chi Minh

Start your Asian Experience as you depart from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne flying into Ho Chi Minh City.

Day
2

Ho Chi Minh City

Arriving in the heart of exciting Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll be introduced to your representative and transferred to your grand hotel in the exciting business and entertainment districts on Dong Khoi Street. Once you settle in and relax a little, you can enjoy the rest of the day to explore the neighborhood at your own pace. Ho Chi Minh City was once a French colonial city full of energy named Saigon, today it offers an endless array of attractions that complement its rich culture and intriguing history. Tonight, meet your fellow guests and your Tour Director during a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Daily : Dinner

Day
3

Ho Chi Minh City

Choose from a journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan before attending a memorial service at the Cross of Long Tan - a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. Alternatively, visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels, a momentous tunnel web constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam war. Tonight, travel to Vietnam House for a mouth-watering and private degustation dinner, complimented with paired wines.

Today choose from two unique experiences before enjoying a specially prepared dinner.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
4

Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

Today choose from a walking tour of Vietnam’s bustling capital, Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. Or hop on the back of a moped for an exhilarating city tour. On the alternative, tour the Ky Long Art Villa and learn about the art of Vietnamese lacquer. You may also like to give your culinary skills a workout with a fun cooking class at a local cooking studio or partake in a fun filled shopping tour.

Choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today. This afternoon transfer to My Tho to embark your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: Cruise the Mekong river aboard your luxury river ship

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
5

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
6

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
7

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
8

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
9

Oudong, Kampong Tralach

This morning take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call in at a monastery where local monks will provide you with a Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to the interesting village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your luxury river ship.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
10

Kampong Chhnang

Board a small boat and head to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam, enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day
11

Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

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

Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Day
12

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
13

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
14

Fly Siem Reap to Australia

Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

Daily : Breakfast

Day
15

Australia

Arrive into Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne

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