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Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

Summary:

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

In the ...

Duration
8 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
26-Sep-2024
Starting at
USD 5,179.00
Price per day
USD 647.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Saigon
Tour
Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

Summary

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

In the enchanting Cambodian countryside, go on an ox-cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers. In a Silversmith Village, see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. French influences are still apparent in the lovely capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Here you’ll tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda and enjoy a song and dance performance by children at a local orphanage. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren.

Continue your river cruise into Vietnam where you’ll walk through a vibrant market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is sure to create lasting memories!

Map: Mekong Discovery (Southbound) (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Embarkation)
Day 2.
Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban
Day 3.
Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Phnom Penh
Day 4.
Phnom Penh
Day 5.
Border Crossing–Chau Doc, Vietnam
Day 6.
Long Khanh A–Cu Lao Gieng
Day 7.
Vinh Long
Day 8.
Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation)

Travel Countries (2): Cambodia, Vietnam

Ports of call (3): Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Vinh

Ship Information

Ship Name
Saigon
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Phnom Penh

Arrow Going To

Ho Chi Minh City

River CruisesThis is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

Mekong Discovery (Northbound)

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On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.Via sa...

Next Departure: 19-Sep-2024
Starting at: USD 5,179.00

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