Treasures of the Mekong

Treasures of the Mekong

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Breathe in the essence of South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap including Phnom Penh, Tan Chau & the Mekong river.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Siem Reap
Arrive at your hotel, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.

Siem Reap
Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting Pouk Silk Farm. Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Enrich Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

Siem Reap
Enrich Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school. Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Enrich Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.

Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise
Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits. 

Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham. Freechoice: Learn the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively, explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns Enrich Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda, before partaking in a ceremony which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks. Later, sail downstream to Koh Dach Island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset. Enrich Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

Phnom Penh
Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk, visit the Central Market as well as the city’s modern architecture. This afternoon is at your leisure.

Phnom Penh > Tan Chau
Marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit. The afternoon take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border.

Tan Chau
Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit Vinh Te canal and a family-operated fish farm followed by Tây An Temple at Sam Mountain or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a free afternoon cruising to Sa Dec.

Sa Dec > Cai Be
Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market. Stop at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Freechoice: Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively, savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or learn how to make cocktails on board. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail to My Tho.

Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the War Museum before an orientation tour around your hotel for a two night stay. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon, or a meal in the surroundings of an old colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.

Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Reminisce with your fellow travellers during your farewell dinner.

Ho Chi Minh City
Depart with many cherished memories.

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