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Luxury Mekong River Cruise & Angkor Temple Discovery

HO CHI MINH CITY - CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT

Indulge yourself with a Mekong river cruise on our 5-star luxury vessel, the RV Indochine II. You will navigate through one of Asia's most dynamic waterways, and experience a tapestry of colour and culture from vibrant cities to charming riverside villages, bustling markets to peaceful temples. Enjoy the ultimate cruising experience on the RV Indochine II combining authentic charm, colonial-style comfort with complete luxury. 

Your Mekong River cruise journey begins in Ho Chi Minh City with a comprehensive tour of the city and Cu Chi Tunnels to learn of the fascinating war history. Then cross the narrow Chao Gao Canal, engage in local life in My Tho and Koh Chen and pass through the city of Phnom Penh with its Royal Palace and bustling markets. Be charmed by unforgettable interactions with the locals along your journey. You will disembark in Siem Reap, home of the world-famous Angkor Wat, where you will stay for the next two nights and explore the Angkor Wat temple.

       • Embark the ship in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
       • Enjoy the ultimate luxury on a 5-star cruise along with one of Asia's most dynamic waterways
       • Enjoy a personalised experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum of 20 passengers per vehicle

Trip code : TC121397C

Duration : 12 days

Destination : Vietnam - Cambodia

Travel Dates :2021

  • Complimentary one-way chauffeur service for residential address within 35 km from major Australia international airports 
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle
  • Visit  Ho Chi Minh City  and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis 
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Travel on a colonial style wooden ship, fitted with modern amenities 
  • Explore one of the  world’s longest rivers
  • Discover small quaint villages along the river
  • Shop through traditional markets along the Mekong  
  • See traditional silversmith in action at a small village
  • Grab a bargain at  the Russian Market 
  • Be in awe of Angkor Wat with more than 45 ancient Khmer temples dating back to the 9th century.
  • Learn about the Khmer regime in Phnom Penh
  •  Enjoy and Apsara dance show
  • Visit a local school and help local children practice their English skills, mingle with the locals
  • Cruise and explore Tonle Sap fascinating ecosystem and local villages 
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 

On your arrival at Tan San Nhat International Airport our tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to the Rex Hotel.

This morning you will be transferred to the wharf to board the cruise ship.

In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

We then board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.

Overnight onboard RV INDOCHINE II

Today we depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence, home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages.

On arrival, we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view many craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that, we can try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. 

Enjoy lunch on board then start cruising.

Overnight we moor at Nha Be.

Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see a local craftsman at work.

After lunch we cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec.

Overnight stop at our mooring point.

Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence and afterwards we can discover the local market.

Back on board for dinner and overnight at our mooring point.

We spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh. 

After dinner we have a "TUK TUK" trip, and then moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.

On our city tour of Phnom Penh we visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum.

We have lunch in a local restaurant and then there is the option to visit a former detention centre used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war.

Afterwards we will have time in the "Central Market" for some inexpensive shopping. 

In the evening we have an Apsara dance show onboard.

We overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.

Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a local school.

After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu Pagoda. We cross through the village by oxcart to reach the pagoda.

We return to the boat and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.

Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to traditional pottery.

We then visit a floating village on small local boats.

In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap.

Enjoy your Cocktail and Gala Dinner tonight.

We spend the morning cruising, taking breakfast on board.

Depending on the water levels, we cross lakeTonle Sap.

We arrive in the port of Siem Reap where you will be transferred to the hotel.

After breakfast, you will visit The Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphuon, and Phimeanakas temples, plus Terraces of the Elephant and Leper King. Lunch will be at a famous local restaurant.

After lunch visit Ta Prohm then explore the Angkor Wat temple, the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World.

You will climb up to Bakheng Hill to watch the sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding area.

Enjoy a buffet-dinner at a famous restaurant with a performance of Cambodia's traditional APSARA dance show.

Overnight in Siem Reap hotel.

Today our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home or onward journey.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
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  • Escorted by an experienced Tweet World Travel Cruise director
  • Expert services of local guides throughout your trip
  • Airport transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap to the cruise ship
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All meals included onboard - DRINKS INCLUDED* with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • All port fees included
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.