7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Siem Reap pre-cruise and Ho Chi Minh 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 SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA.
Welcome to Cambodia!
Day 2 SIEM REAP.
Visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat. This evening, enjoy a private Apsara Dance Performance. (B,L,D)
Day 3 SIEM REAP.
Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei and Les Artisan’s d’Angkor. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this charming town. (B)
Day 4 SIEM REAP (EMBARKATION).
This morning, transfer to the port and board your river cruise vessel for your CRUISE down the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam. (B,L,D)
Day 5 CRUISING: KAMPONG TRALACH-KONPONG LOUANG-PREK BANG KONG.
Ox cart through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith villageof Konpong Louang; walking tour through Prek Bang Kong village with silk-weaving demonstration. (B,L,D)
Day 6 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 7 CRUISING: PHNOM PENH.
Sightseeing by private cyclo including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from local orphanage. (B,L,D)
Day 8 CRUISING: PHNOM PENH.
Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields. (B,L,D)
Day 9 CRUISING: BORDER CROSSING-CHAU DOC, VIETNAM.
Visit a local fish farm, the religious sites at Sam Mountain, and a local market. (B,L,D)
Day 10 CRUISING: SA DEC-CAI BE.
Visit a brick factory, local market, and the ancient house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le in Sa Dec; visit a cathedral and see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Cai Be. (B,L,D)
Day 11 HO CHI MINH CITY (DISEMBARKATION).
Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class. (B,L)
Day 12 HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS.
Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 13 HO CHI MINH CITY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)