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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***

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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