7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh pre-cruise and Siem Reap post-cruise.
Step back in history as you explore Vietnam and Cambodia on this amazing cruise holiday. Enjoy a 7-night cruise along the Mekong River, discover the ancient ruins of Angkor, visit some of Vietnam’s and Cambodia’s historical treasures, behold spectacular scenery, and learn about different cultures. This is a journey like no other!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM.
Welcome to Vietnam!
Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY.
Guided walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class; welcome dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 3 HO CHI MINH CITY.
Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels; afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)
Day 4 HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION).
Board your ship to start your cruise up the Mekong River; welcome reception. (B,L,D)
Day 5 CRUISING: CAI BE-SA DEC.
Visit a cathedral; see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Cai Be; visit a brick factory, a local market, and the ancient house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le in Sa Dec. (B,L,D)
Day 6 CRUISING: CHAU DOC, VIETNAM-CAMBODIAN BORDER CROSSING.
Visit a local fish farm and the religious sites at Sam Mountain; see a local market. (B,L,D)
Day 7 CRUISING: PHNOM PENH.
Sightseeing by private cyclo including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. (B,L,D)
Day 8 CRUISING: PHNOM PENH-PREK BANG KONG.
Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields; walking tour of Prek Bang Kong with silkweaving demonstration. (B,L,D)
Day 9 CRUISING: WAT HANCHEY-ANGKOR BAN.
Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour through Angkor Ban village with school visit. (B,L,D)
Day 10 CRUISING: PREK DAM-KONGPONG LOUANG-KAMPONG TRALACH.
Visit a silversmith village of Konpong Louang; take an ox cart ride through the countryside; visit a local farmer’s home. (B,L,D)
Day 11 SIEM REAP (DISEMBARKATION).
Visit Angkor Thom & Bayon Temple; explore Angkor Wat. (B,L)
Day 12 SIEM REAP.
Visit Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm, and Les Artisans d’Angkor; Apsara dance performance. (B,D)
Day 13 SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)