LEGENDARY MEKONG DOWNSTREAM WITH PRESTIGE RIVER CRUISE
SIEM REAP - TONLE LAKE - KAMPONG CHHNANG - KAMPONG TRALACH - OUDONG - CHONGKOH - PHNOM PENH - TAN CHAU - SA DEC - CAI BE - MY THO - SAIGON
A wide range of recreational and cultural activities will be on offer as you cruise along the amazing Mekong River. From cooking classes, fruit & vegetable carving, napkin & towel folding or increase your knowledge with cultural quizzes and screening of films related to the local history and culture of this region. Our local guides will provide you with an overview about local traditions and customs in Vietnam and Cambodia. At this special price it is a journey not to be missed!
Save 50% on this cruise with prices from $1,725 per person twin share (normally from $3,450 per person twin share).
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▪ Upstream transfers from the Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon to the ship in My Tho on day 1 and from the ship to Siem Reap Sokha Angkor Resort hotel on day 8
▪ Downstream transfers from Siem Reap Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel on day 1 to the ship and from My Tho to Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Saigon on day 8.
▪ Full board in the selected category of the R/V Mekong Prestige II
▪ All meals from Lunch on Day 1 until Breakfast on Day 8
▪ Drinks on board : Mineral Water, non-alcoholic beverages, local beers and local wine during meals
▪ On board tips/gratuities
▪ All excursions and entrance fees with English speaking guide as per included excursions in the itinerary
▪ The services of an English-speaking Cruise Director
▪ Port taxes
▪ Overseas flights
▪ Beverages other than those mentioned above
▪ Tipping/gratuities for land services
▪ Visa arrangements
|Ship||Category||Cabin type||Start date||End date||Price||Available Cabins||Special Price||Status|
|Mekong Prestige II||Premium||Main Deck||11/04/2019||18/04/2019||3,450||6||1,725||Book now|
|Mekong Prestige II||Premium||Upper Deck||11/04/2019||18/04/2019||3,738||9||1,869||Book now|
|Mekong Prestige II||Premium||Junior Suite||11/04/2019||18/04/2019||4,380||1||2,190||Book now|
|Mekong Prestige II||Premium||Terrace Suite||1104/2019||18/04/2019||4,880||1||2,440||Book now|
|Mekong Prestige II||Premium||Single Occupancy on Main Deck||11/04/2019||18/04/2019||5,808||0||2,904||Book now|
DAY 1 SIEM REAP- EMBARKATION (LUNCH & DINNER ON BOARD)
Transfer from Sokha Angkor Resort hotel in Siem Reap to the pier at Phnom Krom in the morning.
*(Please note that in case of low waters, the transfer to the ship will be made by coach or speed boat). Welcome on board the RV MEKONG PRESTIGE II and settle into your cabin. Lunch on board. Afternoon departure crossing the Tonle Lake*. Welcome Dinner on board.
*Please note that in case of bus transfer, a light lunch buffet will be served on board upon arrival.
DAY 2 KAMPONG CHHNANG-KAMPONG TRALACH-OUDONG (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
Arrival at Kampong Chhnang, located approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Board local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The life of the entire population is connected to the river with local people using the canal system which crisscross this little town. We go ashore to stroll through the scenic market. Return on board for lunch while sailing towards Kampong Tralach. Departure by ox-drawn carriage to discover the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back from the last century which has retained beautiful wall paintings. Bus transfer to Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, between 1618 and 1866. Visit of the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, located at the foot of a hill on the top of which were erected numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings, a place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. In the evening, navigation towards Phnom Penh.
DAY 3 CHONG KOH-PHNOM PENH (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
Arrival in Chong Koh or Oknathey (both located on Silk Island) in the morning. Stop at this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and a visit to the local workshop. Visit to a Pagoda and meeting in a primary school. Lunch on board. Sailing to Phnom Penh and visit to Wat Phnom after which the city was named. Dinner on board. Traditional Khmer Apsara Dancing Show on board.
DAY 4 PHNOM PENH (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Morning bus tour including the Royal Palace & the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. An afternoon excursion is arranged to the former High School « S21 », which was converted to a detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979. Leisure time and shopping at the “Central Market”. Dinner on board.
DAY 5 PHNOM PENH- NAVIGATION-BORDER CROSSING (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
The ship departs towards the border with Vietnam in the morning. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. Crossing of the border and completion of the required formalities.
DAY 6 TAN CHAU (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
Morning journey upriver heading towards Oudong. Arrival at Prek Dam in the early afternoon, 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. Excursion by coach to reach Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, between 1618 and 1866, Visit of the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, located at the foot of a hill on the top of which were erected numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings. This is a place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. After the visit buses depart for Kampong Tralach to visit the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back to the last century to see the beautiful wall paintings. Return to the ship by ox-drawn carriage. Dinner on board.
DAY 7 SA DEC- CAI BE (ALL MEALS ON BOARD)
Arrival at Sa Dec. The French writer Marguerite Duras spent parts of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town on the Mekong Delta. We see the house of Marguerite’s Chinese Lover. The house is a small museum of « The Lover » in Sadec. Visit to a Caodaist Temple and a stroll through the colorful local market. Lunch on board. We cruise past Vinh Long Province, located in the middle of the Delta region, between the two tributaries of the Mekong. Arrival at Cai Be, tour on local boats to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Walk along the river bank and visit to a manufacturer of rice paper and coconut sweets. Dinner on board & traditional Music Show.
DAY 8 MY THO- DISEMBARKATION-SAIGON (BREAKFAST ON BOARD)
Arrival at My Tho. Disembarkation after breakfast and bus transfer to Saigon city center. The transfer includes a stop at the Cholon Market and the visit to a lacquer factory.
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