Classic Mekong Upstream with Siem Reap & Saigon Extension
FRC-948469/948429 Mekong
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£3,519
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.
  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)

What's Not Included

  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers
Itinerary
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Day 1
Fly UK to Saigon

Leave the UK this morning on your outward flight to Saigon.

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Day 2
Saigon

Arrive in Saigon  today for the first of your two nights pre-cruise stay at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel. The rest of the day can be spent exploring at your leisure. 

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Day 3
Saigon

Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure, before enjoying a final night at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel.

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Day 4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Transfer this morning, from the meeting point in Saigon, to the port in My Tho. Begin sailing this afternoon, before a cocktail hour and an indigenous dance group this evening.

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Day 5
Ben Tre, Mekong

After breakfast, enjoy a culinary lesson in making traditional Banh Xeo at Cho Lach island. Later, cruise downstream to Ben Tre.

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Day 6
Con Phouc Island

This morning, sail up a small canal to moor off Con Phuoc Island and go ashore to explore the island by tuk-tuk seeing basket production and visiting a 100-year old Catholic Church and local woodworking artisans.This afternoon, take a short coach trip to Gao Giong ‘green oasis’ with its bird sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water birds and egrets that gather in the tens of thousands across the Duong Tharp Muoi or ‘Plain of Reeds’. 

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Day 7
Cambodia Border

This  morning explore the labyrinthine canal system around Tan Chau to visit a Taoist temple where the monks will read fortunes, before crossing the border into Cambodia this afternoon. 

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Day 8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre.

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Day 9
Silk Island

Today we will sail down the Mekong and Tonle Rivers convergence to visit Koh Okhna Tey, or ‘silk island’ to study the entire silk making process from worms to weavers. Here you can enjoy a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator. 

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Day 10
Wat Hanchey - OBT Chiro Village & Wat Nokor Bachey

This monring, enjoy a sunrise cruise to Wat Hanchey an important centre of worship during the Chenla period located on top of a hill above the mighty Mekong River with some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. bizarre Fruit and Animal statues.

Later, cruise back downstream to Kampong Cham where after lunch you will travel by Bus to the local OBT Chiro Village where the education of local children is high on the agenda. Then travel to the Wat Nokor Bachey dating back to the Jayarvaman VII period. Built completely from Black Sandstone which makes it standout from other temples built during this period. 

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Day 11
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Disembark the vessel today for your two night stay in Siem Reap at the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spas.

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Day 12
Siem Reap

Explore the city at your leisure today, before enjoying a final night at the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spas.

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Day 13
Fly Siem Reap to UK

Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight back home to the UK.

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