Marine: Mekong River Cruise Experience (AOLZSE)

Countries Visited: Cambodia, Viet Nam
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
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    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.
    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: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Explore Angkor Wat and the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit ancient temples and small villages, enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market, learn about life along this famous river

    Description
    This is a Cambodia and Vietnam experience with a truly different perspective - from the waters of the mighty Mekong River. Sail for eight days aboard a classic riverboat from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Discover Phnom Penh, roam the famous floating markets, and explore the stilt village of Chnok Tru. Theres an incredible (and incredibly beautiful) view of South Asia thats just waiting for you.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Siem ReapDay 1 Siem Reap
    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Chnok TruDay 2 Siem Reap/Chnok Tru (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Start early today with a 4:30am departure for Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before exploring more of the temples. Enjoy lunch at New Hope, a G Adventures-supported project. Embark around 2:30pm. Once on board, enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting. 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: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Riverboat Welcome Meeting New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
    Day 3KAMPONG CHHNANGDay 3 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 4Phnom PenhDay 4 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 5Phnom PenhDay 5 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 6SadekDay 6 Phnom Penh/Sadek (1B, 1D)
    Cross the border into Vietnam. Opt to cycle, or stay on board, to Chau Doc from the checkpoint. 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 7Ms ThoDay 7 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 cycle 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 8Ho Chi Minh CityDay 8 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. Opt to cycle there instead. 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 9Ho Chi Minh CityDay 9 Ms Tho/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
    Continue the final leg of the journey to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive around 11am and disembark. Later, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
    Day 10Ho Chi Minh CityDay 10 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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