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G Adventures: Mekong River Experience

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Price: R 28,899.00

8 days, Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City.

Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this eight-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, the S21 Museum, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.

Booking Details For This Adventure

Selected departures in period: Prices per person sharing from:
 November 2019 - March 2020 R 28,899.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group (Marine)
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: AOVZSE
     

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap/Koh Chen

Arrive at the meeting point in Siem Reap by 1:30pm for the included transfer to the pier. The group will transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen by bus and embark at Koh Chen at approximately 6:30pm.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Koh Chen/Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy the morning in Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Then, continue on to one of the biggest floating villages on the Tonle Sap River, Kampong Chhnang. Learn more about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh

Embark on an early morning cruise to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. This afternoon, continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5: Phnom Penh/Sadek

Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the view from the top of Sam Mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6: Sadek/Mỹ Tho

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to wander small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7: Mỹ Tho

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival.

Meals included: Breakfast
 

Validity Selected departures between  November 2019 - March 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers AOVZSE
Inclusions • 7 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat.
• Chhnok Tru floating village visit.
• Kampong Chhnang visit.
• Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach).
• Koh Chen island visit include cottage industries.
• Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh).
• Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour.
• Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour.
• Apsara show.
• Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit.
• Sam Mountain sunset visit.
• Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec).
• Vinh Long excursion.
• Vinh Trang Pagoda visit.
• Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour.
• Farewell cocktail and Captain's Dinner.
• Accommodations: • Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts).
• Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners.
• Transportation: Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, walking.
• All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD55-75 for meals not included.
• Drinks and tips on board not included.
T's & C's • Deposits:A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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