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    A Mekong Experience
    12 days | 11 nights
    From $5,370* pp
    With four nights to soak up the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong on a relaxing cruise, on this tour you'll also discover the beauty of southern Vietnam. Packed with memorable moments and cultural experiences, discover vibrant Saigon, explore the lush waterways of the Mekong Delta and stand awestruck before the magnificent temples of Angkor in charming Cambodia.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return flights to Asia^
    • Domestic flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
    • 8 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
    • 4 night river cruise aboard the 4-star
      Victoria Mekong
    • All meals
    • Transportation in a coach
    • Touring with English-speaking guides
    • All entrance and sightseeing fees
    • Visa fees
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Unique ‘dining in the dark’ experience at NOIR
    • Cyclo tour of Phnom Penh’s bustling streets
    • Guide along Angkor Thom’s moat at sunset
    • Enjoy a Phare Circus performance in Siem Reap
    • Cooking class with a local market tour
    Valid for travel
    6 Apr 2020 departure, subject to availability. Other departures available, seasonal surcharge apply.
    Offer expires
    31 Oct 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Saigon

    Fly to Saigon. You will be met in Saigon in the arrivals hall by your local guide.

    Day 2

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, before dining in the dark at Noir.

    Day 3

    Board the Victoria Mekong

    Drive via Can Tho to board the Victoria Mekong and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.

    Day 4

    Tiger Island

    Explore Tiger Island and its local industries by either sampan or electric bike, before continuing your upstream journey to visit a floating market and local museum.

    Day 5

    Tan Chau

    Continue your cruise, with shore excursions around Tan Chau including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, silk village and options to see the Tra Su Forest. In the evening, watch a thrilling lion dance performance.

    Day 6

    Border crossing

    Cross over into Cambodia, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making, and in the late afternoon, dock at Sisowath Quay for a traditional Apsara performance and a farewell dinner.

    Day 7

    Disembark the Victoria Mekong

    Leave the ship behind this morning as you dock in Phnom Penh. Board a cyclo to explore the main sights of the city such as the Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom, before ending the day with a local beer by the riverfront.

    Day 8

    Siem Reap old and new

    Spend the day reflecting on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Later on, fly to Siem Reap.

    Day 9

    Temples of Angkor

    Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best-preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures.

    Day 10

    Tonle Sap Lake

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village. This evening enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

    Day 11

    Cambodian cooking

    Travel by tuk tuk to a cooking lesson, where you will learn to prepare traditional Khmer dishes. Spend your afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner.

    Day 12

    Fly Siem Reap to Australia

    You will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. Any time prior to departure today is free at your leisure. Fly home to Australia, arriving the same or the following day.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Air offer: Departing from major cities in Australia; Vietnam Airlines is included for these tours, however, other options available – surcharges may apply. Airline schedules from different cities vary so travellers from some cities may need to make their own way to another capital city to join the tour or may require pre- or post-tour accommodation, a stopover or have a lengthy transit en route to their destination. Any cost for accommodation, transportation or meals incurred will be at the passengers’ own expense. An initial deposit of $300 is due, then another $1,000 is due in three weeks later to secure the airfares and full payment 75 days before departure. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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