Ultimate Southeast Asia & The Majestic Mekong – with Luang Prabang – Southbound


Summary: This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Bud...

Duration
23 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
15-Nov-2019
Starting at
USD 8,309.00
USD 6,309.00
Price per day
USD 274.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Siem Reap
Tour
Ultimate Southeast Asia & The Majestic Mekong – with Luang Prabang – Southbound
Tour Code
WSBL

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Bangkok: Welcome to Thailand

Day 2 Bangkok: Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 3 Bangkok: Day at leisure

Day 4 Bangkok—Siem Reap: fly to Siem Reap

Day 5 Siem Reap: Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple; Apsara dance performance

Day 6 Siem Reap: Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village

Day 7 Siem Reap—Phnom Penh (Embarkation): Fly to Phnom Penh; onboard welcome reception

Day 8 Wat Hanchey—Angkor Ban: Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 9 Kampong Tralach—Konpong Louang—Phnom Penh: Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

Day 10 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage

Day 11 Border Crossing—Chau Doc: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc

Day 12 Long Khanh A—Cu Lao Gieng: Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; visit a Catholic church, a local home to see how Vietnamese conical hats are made, and a sampan-making workshop in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 13 Ben Tre: Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation): Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 16 Ho Chi Minh City—Hanoi: fly to Hanoi

Day 17 Hanoi: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Day 18 Hanoi—Ha Long Bay (Embarkation): Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village

Day 19 Ha Long Bay: Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak

Day 20 Ha Long Bay—Hanoi—Luang Prabang: Drive to Hanoi; fly to Luang Prabang

Day 21 Luang Prabang: Visit Mount Phousi, Wat Mai, the National Museum, and Wat Xieng Thong

Day 22 Luang Prabang: Day at leisure

Day 23 Luang Prabang: End of vacation

Itinerary

This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha followed by the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the city.

Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you’ll see the magnificent Temples of Angkor, such as Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Next, board your ship and begin your cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, with the magnificent Royal Palace featuring its striking Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Take in the stunning views at the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren.

Continue your cruise into Vietnam and stop in the villages for interactions with locals, such as a visit to the home of a skilled family who make handcrafted sampans for a living. In exciting Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a walking tour of the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class. Disembark your cruise ship and fly to Hanoi, where you’ll explore the famous Old Quarter with peddlers trading goods among its 36 ancient streets. From here, travel to Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, where you’ll be amazed at the more than 3,000 limestone islands of varying shapes.

Enjoy a 2-night cruise along the bay with visits to the Cua Van Floating Village, fascinating caves, and a chance to swim at Titop Island. Finally, Luang Prabang is a well-preserved ancient town representing the heart of Laotian culture. Here, you’ll ascend Mount Phousi for stunning views of the city and the Mekong River below and stop in the National Museum to learn about the last king and queen of Laos. The beautiful scenery, ornate temples, and interactions with locals make this Southeast Asia river cruise vacation one you won’t soon forget!

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BANGKOK, THAILAND
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BANGKOK
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BANGKOK
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BANGKOK—SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
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SIEM REAP
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SIEM REAP
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PHNOM PENH (EMBARKATION)
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WAT HANCHEY—ANGKOR BAN
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KAMPONG TRALACH—KONPONG LOUANG
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PHNOM PENH
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BORDER CROSSING—CHAU DOC, VIETNAM
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LONG KHANH A—CU LAO GIENG
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BEN TRE
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HO CHI MINH CITY (DISEMBARKATION)
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HA LONG BAY
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HA LONG BAY—HANOI—LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
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LUANG PRABANG
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LUANG PRABANG
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LUANG PRABANG

Visited Countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia


Ship Information
Ship Name
Siem Reap
Ship Type
Hours
Summary

The all-suite Avalon Siem Reap, one of our incredible new Suite Ships®, was specifically designed to offer the best river cruise experience on the Mekong River. She is the only ship in the industry cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (or vice versa) eliminating hours of motorcoach travel time, which means you enjoy more cruising along the Mekong River! {{br}}{{br}}The ship has been meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, yet it retains the colonial charm fitting to Vietnam and Cambodia. While the number of guests on the ship may be small, the ship isn't. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, the public spaces never feel congested. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, there is plenty of seating and spots to relax. Plus, our lounges are located at the front of the ship, not the back, so no matter where you sit you'll always have a great view.{{br}}{{br}}Our crew embodies the spirit of you first, no matter what. From the reception staff and bartender to wait staff and room attendant, we always deliver exquisite service that's comfortable and friendly, never stuffy! With Avalon, our ship becomes your home away from home.

 
Travel Package
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