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LUXURY MEKONG RIVER CRUISE FROM VIETNAM TO CAMBODIA

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

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.

Trip code : TC1697DC

Duration : 9 days

Destination : Vietnam - Cambodia

Travel Dates :2022

  • Embark the ship in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy the ultimate luxury on a 5-star cruise along one of Asia's most dynamic waterways
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum 20 passengers per vehicle
  • Soak up Ho Chi Minh City's buzzing energy and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Explore one of the world’s longest rivers and be fascinated by local living along the river
  • Enjoy an exciting ox-cart ride to the local Buddhist monastery and participate in a special Buddhist blessing 
  • Be charmed with authentic and meaningful local interactions along your journey
  • Shop through captivating traditional markets along the Mekong, or grab a bargain at the Central Market in Cambodia
  • Explore a variety of workshops along the way which are unique to each region
  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Enjoy cultural performances including traditional Vietnamese music and Cambodia's Apsara dance
  • Cruise and explore Tonle Sap fascinating ecosystem and local villages 
  • Satisfy your tastebuds with delectable Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 

Our pick up point for this cruise is at the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

You will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the wharf to join the cruise group and have a buffet lunch at a restaurant nearby.

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 on board RV Indochine II.

This morning we will 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.

Enjoy 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 may 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 the ship

Lunch is onboard and then we start cruising along the Mekong Delta.

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 local craftsmen at work.

In the afternoon, we will cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec.

Overnight we 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. We will also discover the local market.

Back on board for lunch.

In the afternoon we cruise to Chau Doc.

Overnight we stop at our mooring point.

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

After dinner, we arrive in Phnom Penh and go for a "TUK TUK" trip around the city.

Our ship is moored for the night right in the heart of Phnom Penh City.

Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.

On our city tour this morning will include a visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum.

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

Afterward we will have time for shopping in the "Central Market".

In the evening we will be treated to a traditional Apsara dance show.

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 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 ox-cart to reach the pagoda.

We return 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 a traditional pottery workshop.

We then visit a floating village on small local boats.

In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap.

Enjoy our Cocktail and Gala Dinner tonight.

We spend the morning cruising.

Once we reach the port of Siem Reap we disembark the RV Indochine II around noon.

Our driver will transfer you to our drop off point in Siem Reap which is where our cruise package ends.

 

***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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  • 8- nights on 5-star luxury premium ship RV Indochine II
  • All Port fees
  • Half day Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnel Tour
  • Return Transfers from/to pick up point and from/to port
  • Full board meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages: Coffee, tea and drinking water, 1 soft drink or 1 local beer every lunch and dinner
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & entrance fees at monument
  • All shore excursions touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

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.

  • All excursions for this cruise are included in the price.