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Southeast Asia with Mekong Cruise

TICN15: 16 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 5-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $4139 per person Free Inquiry
Quan Thanh Temple, HanoiHalong Bay cruiseTonle LakeA village on Tonle LakeCentral Post Office, Ho Chi Minh CityWar Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Once you have cleared customs and baggage claim, your guide and driver will meet you in the Arrival Hall of Hanoi Airport. They will then transfer you to the hotel to help you with the check-in procedures. The rest of the day is free on your own to explore the city and prepare for the following Cambodia Vietnam vacation package.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Sofitel Metropole
Day 2 Hanoi
After breakfast, we will begin the Hanoi city tour with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house. Afterwards comes the visit to the unique One Pillar Pagoda and close-by Presidential Palace. We then head southward to find the Temple of Literature.

After that, you will be led to the West Lake Scenic Area and stop by Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Next, an hour-long fun-filled cyclo tour around the Old Quarter is arranged for you. Later, enjoy the fantastic Water Puppet Performance and then attend a welcome dinner. After that, we will escort you back to the hotel.

The importance of Ba Dinh Square:
Like Red Square in Moscow and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Ba Dinh Square is also a symbol of the country. In the center of the square, the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Hall is a must-see of everyone coming here. The Square is also a place where Hanoi people gather and celebrate festivals.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi
Quan Thanh Temple
Halong Bay cruise
Cruise on Halong Bay
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise
Drive to Halong Bay to board a luxurious cruise and stay one night. You will be impressed by Halong Bay scenery. (B+L+D)
In the morning, we will set out for a memorable cruise on Halong Bay. Upon boarding the luxurious cruise ship, you will see the tropical scenery with idyllic villages, terraced rice fields, and orderly coconut groves on both sides of the bay. Along the way, you will also witness the wonders of nature as you view steep mountains, varied karst landforms and their reflections upon the clear water.

In the afternoon, you will go ashore to view peculiar stalactites in a limestone cave, and can then enjoy yourself by participating in recreational activities like swimming and diving. Return to the junk where you will spend overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: La Regina Legend Cruise
Day 4 Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi - Siem Reap
Relax on board, disembark around noon and fly to Siem Reap(Cambodia). Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. (Brunch)
This morning you can get up early to learn Tai Chi or enjoy the awesome sunrise on board. Later, have a leisurely morning tea or coffee, and then take a row boat to sight-see neighboring caves and villages. Afterwards, a bumper brunch is served on the junk.

At about noon, you will disembark the ship and meet the guide at the dock. After that, take a private car to the airport and fly to Siem Reap. After landing, the guide for your Cambodia tour will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Raffle Angkor
Day 5 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, breakfast at hotel or on site arranged by us, Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Takeo, Exit by North Gate, Ta Prohm. (B)
Beginning with the fascinating sunrise over Angkor Wat, the Siem Reap Angkor tour will then lead you to the Angkor Thom, full of different pagodas and delicate stone carvings. Enter the ancient capital from the South Gate to admire the mysterious Khmer Smile at Bayon Temple. Then, we will take you to see vivid stone embossments at the Terrace of Elephants and the adjacent Terrace of the Leper King and stop by the Takeo Temple. Next, proceed to the Ta Prohm Temple covered by towering old trees having exited via the North Gate. Later, the guide will escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat
Day 6 Siem Reap
Drive to site of Hariharalaya (also refered to Rolous group), afternoon visit to temple of Banteay Srei, Preah Khan (Sacred Sword). (B)
Your Cambodia tour from Vietnam continues today. After breakfast, we will set out for the Rolous Group, mainly composed of three distinctive temples called Bakong, Lolai, and PreahKo. In the afternoon, you will be led to the Banteay Srei renowned for showy and exquisite reliefs. Next, the Preah Khan Temple (Sacred Sword Temple) to the northeast of Angkor Thom will be the last stop of this day trip before returning to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Siem Reap - Tonle River
Friendly Tip: The following itinerary is based on high water season (approx. Aug-Nov). 
Board on the luxurious cruise and start Mekong cruise journey. (B+L+D)
Friendly Tip: The following cruise is based on high water season between Aug to mid-Nov approximately.

In the morning, we will set out to the Tonle Lake pier by a comfortable drive. After a short boat trip, transfer to the luxurious cruise to begin the journey along the picturesque Mekong River. We will pass through dense tropical rainforest. Along the way, you can also appreciate beautiful idyllic scenes.

After lunch, enjoy afternoon tea at an outdoor bar and spend leisure time on board. In the evening, if interested, you can watch classic movies we carefully selected.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: Jayarvaman
Tonle Lake
Tonle River boat ride
A village on Tonle Lake
Floating village
Day 8 Kampong Chhnang - Kamp. Tralach - Kampong Cham
Tai Chi class on board, excursions to rural village, floating villages, wetlands and local river life. (B+L+D)
In the early morning, you are welcome to attend the Tai Chi class on deck. After breakfast, take a local boat and go ashore. By minibus, we will head for a local village where we explore the rural landscape on foot. Our stroll will include visits to earthenware and coconut candy factories. Later, we continue our exploration of the countryside and distinctive floating villages where you can see wide wetlands. After that, the boat returns to the junk. In the afternoon, we will disembark to have a short stay at the Green School and travel by ox cart to explore locals' river life. Then, return to the ship to continue the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Kampong Cham - Okhna Tey - Phnom Penh
Learn NGO project, excursion to temple of Wat Hanchey, Koh Oknha Tey Island by tuk tuk, docks at Phnom Penh pier, free exploration. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, you will get to learn about the education of young Cambodian children, which is a NGO project. Local children will be invited to the ship to show their talents in singing and dancing. After that, disembark the junk and have an excursion to the pre-Angkorian temple, Wat Hanchey.

In the afternoon, the ship will berth at the port of Koh Oknha Tey. Accompanied by our guide, you will visit this isolated island by tuk tuk. After arriving at the pier of Phnom Penh, you are free to leave the ship to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Phnom Penh
Killing Fields, prison "S21", Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda, National Museum, cyclo ride back to the ship, enjoy a barbecue dinner. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, we will drive to the famous Killing Fields and prison "S21" to know more about the massacre committed by the Khmer Rouge. Afterwards, we proceed to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda to admire the luxurious imperial buildings with their intricate decorations. Then, pay a visit to the National Museum that houses many exquisite ancient handicrafts. Later, we will return to the ship by a cyclo ride, and then have a barbecue dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda
Day 11 Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Tan Chau
A lecture about Cambodian modern history, afternoon is free. A culinary class is offered, reach the border and arrive in Vietnam. (B+L+D)
In the morning, there will be a talk about the modern history of Cambodia on board the ship. The afternoon is free for you to relax. You may take a culinary and learn to cook authentic local cuisines if interested. When crossing the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, you may have a glance at Tan Chau Town, located on the boundary line.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Tan Chau - My An Hung - Sa Dec
Tour around Tan Chau, local market, a floating fish farm, set off for the My An Hung Village, reach Sa Dec. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, disembark the ship to stroll around Tan Chau. There, you will visit a bustling market and a floating fish farm. Then, back onboard to have lunch. When arriving at the My An Hung Village, we will go ashore again to have a nice glimpse at the beautiful rural scenes. Return to the junk after the visit to continue the cruise down the Mekong River. The ship will finally dock at Sa Dec at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Binh Thanh Island - Cai Be - My Tho
Island of Binh Thanh, traditional mat making, floating market of Cai Be, reach My Tho. (B+L+D)
Get to the Island of Binh Thanh in the morning. Then we will take a sampan to the Binh Thanh Island. After a first impression of this islet, you will go to see how they make the traditional mats at a local factory. In the afternoon, we will reach at the busy floating market of Cai Be, where locals trade goods on boats. At night, the ship will berth at My Tho.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Floating market of Cai Be
Floating market of Cai Be
Day 14 My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer from My Tho to Ho Chi Minh City. Presidential Palace, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market. (B+L)
After breakfast, you will be escorted to Ho Chi Minh City after disembarking at My Tho. After you have settled in the hotel, we will drive you to the city center to find the Presidential Palace and Central Post Office. Later, continue the private Ho Chi Minh City tour to the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum. After that, the guide will take you to experience the bustle of Ben Thanh Market before going back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Central Post Office
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
War Remnants Museum
Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City
Free at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, you can spend the whole day strolling around Ho Chi Minh City on your own. You can view French-style buildings along the streets at ease, and experience people's leisurely city life. A taste of some special snacks at local market should not be missed.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 16 Departure from Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. (B)
Your 16-day private Cambodia - Vietnam tour will end today. After checking out from the hotel, you will be escorted to the airport for your homeward flight. Have a safe and pleasant journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • One domestic & regional flight (economy class seat): Hanoi - Siem Reap.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia Visa fees.
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