Marine: Mekong River Experience Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (AOVZSE)
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: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 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.
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Chnok Tru||Day 1 Siem Reap/Chnok Tru (1D)|
After embarking, enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting before dinner on board. Additional Notes: When water levels are too low (possible from mid December to mid August) it may not be possible to embark at the port in Siem Reap. Alternatively, the group will transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen by bus and embark at Koh Chen at approximately 6:30pm. Included Activities: Riverboat Welcome Meeting Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 2||KAMPONG CHHNANG||Day 2 Chnok Tru/Kampong Chhnang (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After the days excursions, enjoy dinner on board and relax as the riverboat drops anchor for the night. Additional Notes: When water levels are too low (possible from mid December to mid August) it may not be possible to visit the floating village at Chnok Tru. Alternatively, the group will visit a floating village at Kampong Chhnang and anchor near Koh Chen. Included Activities: Floating Village Visit Kampong Chhnang Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 3||Phnom Penh||Day 3 Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)|
Arrive early at 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. Return to the vessel and continue on to Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. 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. Included Activities: Kampong Tralach Visit Koh Chen Visit Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||Day 4 Phnom Penh (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour Apsara Show
|Day 5||Sadek||Day 5 Phnom Penh/Sadek (1B, 1D)|
Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the sunset from the top of Sam Mountain. Additional Notes: During border crossing all passengers must stay on board as formalities are done on the riverboat. The boat will usually stay at the border for 2-3 hrs whilst all formalities are completed. Depending on time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary. Although this process is usually quite simple, delays can occur. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam) Tra Su Bird Sanctuary Visit Sam Mountain Sunset Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 6||Ms Tho||Day 6 Sadek/Ms Tho (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Sa Dec Visit Vinh Long Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 7||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 7 Ms Tho/Ho Chi Minh City (1B, 1D)|
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. Continue on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) via the Cho Gao canal. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captains dinner. Included Activities: Vinh Trang Pagoda Visit Coconut Manufacturing Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 8||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)|
Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival. Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
Local Flights: N/A
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