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Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River (Northbound) on Avalon Saigon

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On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen-Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War. Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and immerse yourself in the local cultures with a visit to a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made.

In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers.

The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Then enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance-a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!


Included Features:

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City: Welcome to Vietnam

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City: Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 6 Chau Doc–Long Khanh A–Cambodian Border Crossing: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration

Day 7 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage

Day 8 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields, or visit the lively central market

Day 9 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

Day 10 Konpong Louang–Kampong Tralach: Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach

Day 11 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)–Siem Reap: Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple

Day 12 Siem Reap: Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance

Day 13 Siem Reap: End of vacation

About Avalon Saigon
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Oct 24, 2022 through
Nov 05, 2022
Oct 20, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$5,429.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6723866
Nov 07, 2022 through
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 3, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$5,429.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6723857
Nov 21, 2022 through
Dec 03, 2022
Nov 17, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$5,429.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6719338
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 Ho Chi Minh City
3 Ho Chi Minh City. Excursion To Cu Chi Tunnels
4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation)
5 Vinh Long – Cu Lao Gieng
6 Chau Doc – Long Khanh A – Border Crossing, Cambodia
7 Phnom Penh
8 Phnom Penh
9 Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
10 Konpong Louang – Kampong Tralach
11 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation) – Siem Reap
12 Siem Reap
13 Siem Reap
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.