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    Majestic Mekong River Cruise
    8 days | 7 nights
    from $2,125* pp
    Exclusive $1,000*pp discount^
    Mekong has so much to offer you can experience some of the best on this great seven-night cruise that will take you to Kampong Tralach, Phnom Penh, Hong Ngu, Long Khanh, An Long and My Tho and Ho Chi Minh city. You will set sail on your Emerald Waterways award-winning river cruise Star-Ship where everything will be taken care of for you to enjoy and relax.
    Your cruise includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise includes:

    • 7 nights cruise aboard of Emerald Waterways Luxury Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony
    • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
    • Captain’s welcome and farewell reception and dinner
    • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
    • Emerald Waterways services
    • Local tour guide
    • Lion dance performance on board
    • Taxes and charges
    • Return airport transfers
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing
    • Phnom Penh tuk-tuk drive by night
    • Visit to family-owned Lanh My A silk producing, Oudong Temples, Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Royal Palace and central market, Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda in the Long Khanh Island, local scarf weaving workshop, home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, Tan Long Pagoda, fruit workshop in Đat Dua
    Valid for travel
    1 May 2021 departure, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    1 Nov 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrival Siem Reap - Prek’kdam - Kampong Tralach

    Sous Sdei and Welcome to Cambodia. Today, transfer from Siem Reap to Prek’kdam to embark your Emerald Waterways award-winning river cruise Star-Ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Set sail to Kampong Tralach and enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Tour Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

    Please arrive by 6.00am.

    Day 2

    Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

    Start your day with an ox cart ride before visiting the Wat Kampong Tralach and the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temple, there was a known large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge which had the hill as one of their last strongholds. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident monks as part of You’re Invited. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring or simply relax on board of your Star-Ship.

    Day 3

    Phnom Penh

    Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. This morning, we learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Where you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields and learn about this sad chapter in history. Then, you will visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21). This is a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and central market located in the heart of the city. In the evening, you will have a chance to experience an evening tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh ending on a rooftop terrace, where you will enjoy a beverage and take in the great views of the city as part of You’re Invited.

    Day 4

    Phnom Penh - Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing - Hong Ngu

    As part of your You’re Invited, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue the visit, take one of our sampans to Evergreen island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. Re-board your luxury star-ship and cruise to the border between Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Day 5

    Long Khanh – An Long – Hong Ngu

    This morning, embark on a visit to the Long Khanh Island. There, you will visit a local family and learn about scarf weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist pagoda and a grapefruit garden. The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax onboard the ship or if you prefer, to take part on the DiscoverMORE – optional tour (at additional expense) of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. Return to the star-ship and this evening be delighted by a lion dance performance on-board.

    Day 6

    My An Hung - Sa Dec – My Tho

    Start your day with a visit to My An Hung village. As part of You’re Invited, a visit this lovely and unspoiled place will surely mesmerize you. Return to the ship and Sail to Sa Dec, and in the afternoon visit the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the central market in town.

    Day 7

    My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

    This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and other fruits workshop. Then, visit the Tan Long Pagoda. Return to the star-ship and sail to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 8

    Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation

    Bid Farewell to your luxury star-ship in the morning and be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

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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. All prices based on land and cruise components only. Cruise accommodation is based a Category D suite. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price and includes an earlybird discount of $500 per person, an early payment discount for full payment 12 months in advance of $400 per person and a TravelManagers exclusive $100*pp discount when booked and deposited by 1 November 2019. A non-refundable booking deposit of $100 per person per cruise/tour is due at time of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $900 per person per cruise/tour must be paid within 48 hours of making a booking. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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