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Luxury Mekong and Temple Discovery

Enjoy an 11 day luxury cruise along the Mekong. Explore ancient temples, see Angkor Wat & witness the enchanting Apsara dancers at an exclusive gala dinner.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,475
  • 2018/2019 Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

    Tour Code:

    VIMR

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Return City:

    Siem Reap

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Begin your Mekong River adventure in Ho Chi Minh City. Please book flights to arrive prior to 8am. After lunch, travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception and welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 2 - Cai Be > Sa Dec
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Sa Dec markets
      Freechoice

      Board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be floating market before stopping at local cottage industries and French colonial or traditional Vietnamese houses. Alternatively relish a later start before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House featuring local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Or stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.

      Later immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market and visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Spend the remainder of the afternoon cruising to Tan Chau.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Tan Chau
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Firstly visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through a Cham village or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

      Tonight is your themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea

      Relax during a full day of cruising as you cross the border into Cambodia. Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony as you watch the scenery pass you by before berthing in Phnom Penh.

      Enrich

      Arrive in style by tuk tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Retire to the Elephant Bar before returning to the ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Phnom Penh
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as its modern architecture before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant which teaches street kids hospitality skills.

      Later this afternoon visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the famous Silver Pagoda within.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Oudong > Kampong Tralach > Kho Chen
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Monk blessing

      After a short cruise from Phnom Penh to Kampong Tralach, experience an ox cart ride from the ship through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

      Enrich

      Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

      Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later sail downstream to wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Kampong Cham.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.

      Freechoice

      Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an 11th century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time wandering through the township of Kampong Cham.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Siem Reap

      Drive to Siem Reap and arrive at your hotel, your stylish three night Special Stay.

      Enrich

      Take your A Reserve seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Angkor Temples Exploration

      Visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Apsara Temple dinner
      Enrich

      Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a local NGO supported bakery school.

      Freechoice

      Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or take a tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. For the more adventurous enjoy a vintage Vespa ride.

      Enrich

      Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins. A truly memorable end to your journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast