Marine: Mekong River Adventure Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (AVVSPW)
Countries Visited: Cambodia, Viet Nam All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 28
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Sail the mighty Mekong, explore the floating markets and villages, discover Phnom Penh and get to know the locals of Kampong Chhnang, visit ancient temples and small villages, enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market.
Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapess There's a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this five-day river cruise, youll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the Cai Be floating market, where you'll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through more local markets.
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|Day 1||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City/Ms Tho (1D)|
Arrive at the meeting point by 2:00pm for an included transfer to the pier. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the journey begins. Sail towards My Tho. Included Activities: Riverboat Welcome Meeting Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 2||Sadek||Day 2 Ms Tho/Sadek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a Rice Popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec. Included Activities: Cai Be Floating Market Visit Coconut Manufacturing Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 3||Xa Vinh Xuong||Day 3 Sadek/Xa Vinh Xuong (1B, 1L)|
Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town. Included Activities: Sam Mountain Sunset Visit Sa Dec Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||Day 4 Xa Vinh Xuong/Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)|
Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town. Additional Notes: During the border crossing all passengers must stay on board and the formalities are done on the riverboat. The ship will usually stay at the border for a 2-3 hours whilst all the formalities are completed. Depending on the time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary, although this process is usually quite simple delays can happen. Included Activities: Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Border Crossing (Vietnam - Cambodia) Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 5||Phnom Penh||Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)|
Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, return to the boat where the tour ends on arrival at approximately 2pm. Included Activities: Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Departure Day (Activities)
Local Flights: N/A
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