December 10-27, 2018
January 21 - February 07, 2019
February 25 - March 14, 2019
March 18 - April 04, 2019

Other departure dates available
18 Days
Tour Status - Available

This magical Southeast Asia river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Cambodia and Vietnam, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way.

Your adventure begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the magnificent Temples of Angkor.  Stand in awe at the most famous of these temples, Angkor Wat, which honors the Hindu god, Vishnu; and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers.

Continue your journey into Vietnam and stroll through a local market—a unique opportunity to see locals buying and selling fresh produce.

Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets.  Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You’ll visit the Cua Van Floating Village, spectacular caves, and even go for a swim at Titop Island. The perfect ending to an unforgettable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation!

This tour is operated by one of our Travel Partners.  {AVA}

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple; Apsara dance performance
  • Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village
  • Siem Reap–Phnom Penh (Embarkation):Fly to Phnom Penh; onboard welcome reception
  • Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban:Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Phnom Penh:Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh:Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc
  • Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; visit a sampan-making family and interact with a Catholic priest in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation):Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels excursion
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
  • Hanoi–Ha Long Bay (Embarkation):Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village
  • Ha Long Bay:Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak
  • Ha Long Bay (Disembarkation)–Hanoi:Visit Sung Sot Cave; drive to Hanoi

Day 1:  SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA*
Welcome to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
*Airfare to Siem Reap, Cambodia, is at an additional cost.

Day 2:  SIEM REAP
The Tranquil Temples of Angkor and Joyful Dances   (B, L, D)Enjoy some time at your leisure this afternoon to explore Siem Reap’s shops for local artisan crafts.

Day 3:  SIEM REAP
Root-Covered Ruins and Native Noodles
Spend the afternoon at your leisure.(B)

Day 4:  PHNOM PENH (EMBARKATION)
Your intimate Suite Ship® Awaits!  Fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to the port where your ship’s crew will be waiting to welcome you onboard. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening.  AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO WAT HANCHEY    (B, L, D)

Day 5:  WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
Water Blessings and Back-to-School Adventures.  EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KAMPONG TRALACH   (B, L, D)

Day 6:  KAMPONG TRALACH–KONPONG LOUANG
Calm in the Cambodian Countryside.   Sail to the capital city of Phnom Penh this afternoon.  
PHNOM PENH - Shining a Light on a Dark History

This evening, spend some free time exploring the city on your own. Perhaps follow the riverfront promenade to the historic Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC).    (B, L, D)

Day 7:  PHNOM PENH
Bonjour! French Charm in Cambodia
The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free-flowing local beer!   Just before dinner, children from a local orphanage will perform a show, featuring local song and dance.  EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIETNAM/CAMBODIA BORDER     (B, L, D)

Day 8:  BORDER CROSSING–CHAU DOC, VIETNAM
Good Morning, Vietnam!
EVENING CRUISE TO LONG KHANH A   (B, L, D)

Day 9:  LONG KHANH A–CU LAO GIENG
Cotton Weavers & Sampan Makers
EVENING CRUISE TO BEN TRE    (B, L, D)

Day 10:  BEN TRE
Sweets and Sampans
This afternoon, enjoy time on board the ship as we sail to exciting Ho Chi Minh City.
AFTERNOON CRUISE TO HO CHI MINH CITY    (B, L, D)

Day 11:  HO CHI MINH CITY (DISEMBARKATION)
Motorbikes, Monuments, and Mouthwatering Cuisine
Enjoy time at your leisure this afternoon and evening for independent exploration. Maybe stop for a drink at the famous rooftop bar at the Caravelle Hotel.    (B, L)

Day 12:  HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS
Secret Passageways and Underground Hideouts
Explore the city further during free time this afternoon.  This evening, join your traveling companions for a special dinner in a local restaurant.   (B, D)

Day 13:  HO CHI MINH CITY–HANOI
Today, transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi.  Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.    (B)

Day 14:   HANOI
Historic Hanoi and Water Puppet
Enjoy lunch at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that trains local street children in restaurant skills they can use to become employed for a more stable life.  An early dinner this evening.     (B, L, D)

Day 15:  HANOI–HA LONG BAY
Island Shapes and a Floating Village
Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes. Board the luxurious Paradise Elegance for a Two-Night Cruise on the bay.  Enjoy scenic sailing for the remainder of the day before anchoring for the night.    (B, L, D)

Day 16:  HA LONG BAY
Caves, Kayaks, and Scenic Climbs
After a day of exploring, consider a spa treatment or simply relax for happy hour prior to dinner!    (B, L, D)

Day 17:  HA  LONG BAY–HANOI
Surprising and Amazing Beauty
This morning, relax onboard your ship, or visit Sung Sot Cave, considered one of the most beautiful in the area with its magnificent formations. Afterwards, return to Hanoi and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure.   (B)

Day 18:  HANOI*
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.   (B)
*Airfare from Hanoi is at an additional cost.

Per Person, Double - from $10,287.00, Land only

Plus Air/Port/Gov't Taxes of $TBA per person
Single Occupancy - Call for details
Initial Deposit - $2,500.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment - per person is due before September 30, 2018

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