Marine: Mekong River Experience Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (AVVSZW)
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, 6 lunches, 4 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.
Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapess There's a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this eight-day river cruise, youll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to 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 before wandering through the local markets.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City/Ms Tho (1D)|
Arrive at the meeting point by 2:00pm for an included transfer to the pier. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the journey begins. Sail towards My Tho. Included Activities: Riverboat Welcome Meeting Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 2||Sadek||Day 2 Ms Tho/Sadek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a rice popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark on the evening sail to Sa Dec. Included Activities: Vinh Trang Pagoda Visit Coconut Manufacturing Visit Cai Be Floating Market Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 3||Xa Vinh Xuong||Day 3 Sadek/Xa Vinh Xuong (1B, 1L)|
Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town. Included Activities: Sa Dec Visit Sam Mountain Sunset Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||Day 4 Xa Vinh Xuong/Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)|
Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town. Additional Notes: During the border crossing all passengers must stay on board and the formalities are done on the riverboat. The ship will usually stay at the border for a 2-3 hours whilst all the formalities are completed. Depending on the time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary, although this process is usually quite simple delays can happen. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Vietnam - Cambodia) Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 5||Phnom Penh||Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B, 1L)|
Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. Enjoy an included lunch at Friends, a social enterprise. Opt to visit sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, or the Russian Market with free time. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour
|Day 6||Kampong Tralach||Day 6 Phnom Penh/Kampong Tralach (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Wander through the town of Koh Chen on an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue 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. Included Activities: Koh Chen Visit Kampong Tralach Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 7||Chnok Tru||Day 7 Kampong Tralach/Chnok Tru (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail on to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap River. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries. Enjoy lunch on the boat en route to Chnok Tru. Hop in a local boat to visit one of the largest floating villages on the river. Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captains farewell dinner. 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: Kampong Chhnang Visit Floating Village Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
|Day 8||Siem Reap||Day 8 Chnok Tru/Siem Reap (1B)|
Depart for Siem Reap early morning. Tour ends upon arrival. Please book onward travel after 4pm. Additional Notes: Tour ends upon arrival at approximately 11am. Please book onward travel from 4pm. If there is inclement weather, or when water levels are too low (possible from mid December to mid August) it may not be possible to sail to the port in Siem Reap. Alternatively, the group will transfer from Koh Chen to Siem Reap by bus. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
Local Flights: N/A
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