10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

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10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Special Promotions

With awesome valued packages

10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Special Promotions

With awesome valued packages

10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Special Promotions

With awesome valued packages

10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Special Promotions

With awesome valued packages

10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Special Promotions

With awesome valued packages

10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

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Package INCLUDES
  • International flight from Laos to Siem Reap with fully service Airlines
  • 5-night onboard  4*  RV Mekong Pearl
  • 4-night at 4* Empress Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, with breakfast
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All meals included onboard 
  • Refined local cuisine onboard cruise
  • All port fees included
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures​
  • Full-day Siem Reap City tour & Angkor Wat tour with lunch
  • Local Village Tour and School visit in Siem Reap
  • Airport transfers in Laos and Siem Reap are included

 

Exclusive BONUS
  • 5% discount for return customer
  • $30 onboard credit
  • $70 travel voucher toward your next booking with us
  • 20% discount on Comprehensive Policy Travel Insurance 
From: $3,189
Per person
Twin share

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10-Day Impressions Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour

Vientiane – Along the Mekong - Salakham - Ban Don Saingam- Xayabouri Dam - Kuang Si Waterfall - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap - Ankor Wat- Local Village -School Visit 

AMAZING SALE! Get up to 40% OFF an exclusive itinerary 10-Day Impressions  Mekong River Cruise in Laos and Cambodia Tour 2021. Price of $3,189 per person INCLUDES  international flights from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap!!

This is special offer only valid until 13 March 2020; the price is normally $5,311 per person, so don't miss out!

Enjoy a memorable Mekong cruise journey through the magnificent scenery of Laos cruise. Embark on the boutique Mekong Pearl and set sail from the peaceful Vientiane to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang; stroll through colorful markets and experience firsthand the Laotian people's traditional way of life.  Travel along formerly inaccessible stretches of Southeast Asia's most exciting river, relax aboard your exclusive river vessel and enjoy the unspoiled nature of Upper Mekong.

Then fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore the world-famous Angkor Wat and have an up-close interaction with the local community to discover its fascinating way of life.

  • Embark on one of Tweet World Travel exclusive itinerary
  • Sail along the upper Mekong from Vientiane to Luang Prabang aboard a boutique river vessel - Mekong Pearl 
  • Visit the incredible ruins of Angkor Wat
  • Feel like a real explorer as you navigate one of the most difficult rivers in the world
  • First-hand experience of the Laos and Cambodia peoples’ traditional lifestyles
  • The waterfalls at Kuang Si, inviting you to swim in their lovely natural pools
  • Unforgettable impressions of the mighty Mekong River in Laos, the “mother of waters”
  • Professional onboard infotainment, including lectures and documentaries on the region
  • Witness the daily life of people along the Mekong Delta and visit a local school
  • Meet the locals and learn about their daily lives 
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in small group shore excursions 
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew​

 

Welcome to the Mekong get ready for an unforgettable experience!

This afternoon, you will embark on either of our boutique ships the Mekong Sun or Mekong Pearl, both vessels are built in a comfortable Laotian style. These unique vessels are the first German-Laotian owned river ships with cabins on the upper Mekong. Settle into your accommodating cabin and unpack for a six-day cruise. (Check-in is at 2 pm).

In the afternoon you will participate in a guided city tour including all highlights of the Laotian capital: amongst others the That Luang Stupa and the Victory gate. Back onboard your river vessel, enjoy the spacious decks, lounge on board and attend your welcome reception and dinner this evening. A selection of Asian and European food will be provided throughout the cruise.

Overnight on board.
Today your Mekong river cruise experience starts.

During the day you will cruise up-river, as we move up the river you will discover remarkable and impressive landscapes. In the afternoon enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the shores before you stop at a remote place to stay for the night.

Overnight on board.
As we cruise up north you will experience the landscape changing to glorious untamed nature

The landscape becomes more and more spectacular: hills covered with tropical vegetation, awe-inspiring rock formations along the river banks, and a fascinating array of fast currents and slower river parts.The power of the mighty Mekong will give your cruise the feeling of a real expedition

During the day you will visit the dreamy district town Salakham. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch nature’s wonders along the riverbanks before you head north again and stop for the night.

Overnight on board.
Upstream you will stop at the small farming village of Ban Don Saingam, where you can participate in a 30 minutes trekking to explore a hidden cave visited exclusively by Mekong River Cruises guests. The purely natural landscape is only broken by the seldom sights of small villages and local herds of cattle.

This evening we enjoy our famous Mekong River Cruises BBQ dinner in a beautiful riverside location.

Overnight on board.
During and after breakfast on board, enjoy the beautiful view and possibly watch local fishermen along the shore. Don’t miss passing the log of the Xayabouri dam, the biggest hydropower facility in the whole of Laos.

In the afternoon you will meet the inhabitants of a small hill tribe village which is regularly visited by our guests and supported by donations. This last evening on board will be celebrated with a farewell dinner.

Overnight on board.
During the morning a guided shore excursion will take you to the Kuang Si-waterfalls, some of the most attractive waterfalls in Laos.

This afternoon you will reach Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Luang Prabang you will say goodbye to your Lao crew. Check out and disembarkation cruise.

You will take a short domestic flight to Siem Reap
"Morning: 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 at a famous local restaurant. Afternoon: 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.

Overnight in Siem Reap Hotel.
Live like a local for a morning on this 4-hour village life tour from Siem Reap. Get chance to mingle with the villagers in a typical Cambodian village, visit a local school and peek into a Buddhist temple. Along the way, learn more about sustainable development practices in Cambodia, admire traditional handicrafts like basket-weaving and discover local specialities like rice wine.
Enjoy your free day at leisure
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.

One way international flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap with fully service Airlines

  • Stopover: Not available
  • Flight Class Upgrades
    - Premium Economy: Not available
    - Business Class: Subject to availability
  • Luggage  allowance for flight from Laos to Cambodia: 20kg

Please note your international from Australia to Asia is not included in this package. 

Flights from Australia route booking as below:

  • From Australia to Vientiane and from Siem Reap to Australia
  • If you want to book your international flights with us please call 1300 739 652

  • 5-night onboard 4* RV Mekong Pearl
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All meals onboard 
  • Refined local cuisine
  • All port fees included
  • All excursion and entrance fees
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • English-speaking tour guides onboard
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board

A wide selection of drinks/alcohol is available to purchase.

Additional information

Cabin Information

All cabins are air-conditioned

Triple Share: Not available.

Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not available.

Note:

Medicine fridge is not available in the cabin, but is available in the bar area if required.

Currency Onboard

  • The currency accepted on board is US dollar. You can pay in dollars or by using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some small denomination US dollars in cash with you during your trip.
  • All expenses incurred onboard the ship will be charged and finalised at the end of the cruise, by cash (in USD) or credit card. EFTPOS facility is available on board.

Laundry

  •  Laundry service is available onboard and will incur additional charges if used.

Massage 

  • A massage service is available onboard and will incur additional charges if used.

 

Other Information

This cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility as there are no lifts on board the ship.

 

  • 4-night at 4 stars Hotel in Siem Reap with breakfast

Triple Share: Not available.

Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Subject to availability

 

  • Enjoy a personalised experience in small group shore excursions/touring with a maximum 20 passengers per vehicle?
  • All our touring/excursions are with local tour guides
  • All excursions during the cruise in Laos
  • A smaller local boat will transfer guests ashore for excursions along the river
  • Full-day Siem Reap City tour & Angkor Wat tour with lunch
  • Local Village Tour and School visit in Siem Reap
  • Airport transfers in Laos and Siem Reap are included

 

  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches; 5 Dinners 
  • Meals are a mixture of Asian and Western cuisines.
  • Breakfast & Lunch is buffet style on-board. Dinner is set menu or al a carte.
  • Set meals during tour / shore excursion
  • Self-service Tea, Coffee & biscuit is available on the sun deck throughout the day.
  • One bottle of water is provided per passenger during each excursion/tour.  Bottled water is also provided in the cabin.

A wide selection of drinks / alcohol is available to purchase.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements.

Please note we will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours and cruise ship. It is your responsibility to make sure your cabin is secure.  
  • You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel room. The driver will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.
  • Cruise crews will help you to upload/off-load your luggage to/from the ship
  • For international flights, 23kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage are allowed per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

If you are a Tweet World Travel return customer, we will give you a 5% discount for this package. Please contact our office on 1300 739 652 or contact your travel consultant to redeem this offer.

After purchase, you will receive your 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 24 hours of your purchase, you are required to make full payment for your order. 

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

  • Credit Card: 1.8% surcharge
  • Bank Transfer:

Travel Voucher will be issue 30-15 days before your departure

Tipping Guide

Tipping often makes up a large part of the crew and tour guides’ wages and a tip is appreciated if you are happy with the services provided during your cruise. In general, while tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service in Asia, it is not compulsory.

Tweet World Travel has not included tipping in your cruise price because we believe that the guest may choose to tip according to the service you receive. If you do choose to tip, please refer to a suggested guide below:

 

SERVICE   RECOMMENDED AMOUNT IN USD WHEN TO GIVE
Tour Guides $3-6 US per passenger per day An envelope will be provided. Please give directly to the guide at the end of each cruise/tour
Staff & crew on board $10 US per passenger per day for the entire crew An envelope will be provided.
 

 

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in this package.

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. We are an authorised representative of CoverMore Travel Insurance Services.

We can provide you with general information about the travel insurance options available to you. If you decline travel insurance, you will be required to sign an indemnity statement/disclaimer.

If you wish to purchase Travel Insurance with us, we will give you a 20% discount on your comprehensive policy.

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. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. It is important that you ensure that you have valid passports, 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 are incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

This package DOES NOT include a Laos nor Cambodia Visa. You will need to have a current Visa for entry into Laos and Cambodia. If you wish to apply for the applicable visas through us please see below for a single-entry visa fee:

  • Laos Visa $95
  • Cambodia Visa $85



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

Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.

 

 

This deal is valid until  13  March  2020
  •  After your booking has been confirmed: No flight booking changes are possible

Child Policy

  • Child from 1-11 years old receives 15% discount on this package
  • For a child 12 years old and above, the full price will apply

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after full payment is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoiced or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full, but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any error or outstanding amount.

By booking with us the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package 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.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us will not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise, which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise.

  • Full payment will due 24 hours after your booking is confirmed. 
    • You can make a payment by  Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.5% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.5% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

After bookings are deposited/fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 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 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.

·         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.

 

Your travel voucher will be issued and send to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and be applied to your booking.

Please see the below for the cancellation policy of this package.

6.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

110 days or more before departure – $900 per person is non-refundable

109‐79 days before departure – 65%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

 

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness to participate, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours. If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airline's cancellation policy will be applied.

6.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

If this package is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

 

6.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use every reasonable endeavor to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

7.1 PUBLICITY

When you book with Tweet World Travel, you agree that we may use images of you taken during the trip and any comments made in writing by you regarding the trip, without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium we choose.

If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

7.2 PRIVACY

Tweet World Travel collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

For our full Privacy Policy, see enclosed LINK

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