13 Day Luxury Mekong Cruise Tour

Tour Code: WMK13 | Write the first review
Duration
13 days
Price From
$6,150 $3,999

Discover the greatest spots of Vietnam & Cambodia by luxury Mekong river cruise. Start with a charming Cai Be town and a rustic Binh Thanh Island. Get ready to stand astounded by many enthralling attractions along the mighty Mekong river including Angkor Ban village, Koh Oknha Tey island and Great Tonle Lake. Explore the glamour of Siem Reap city before bracing yourself for a visit to Angkor Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Route

Saigon (2N) – Cai Be (1N) – Sa Dec – Tan Chau (1N) – Phnom Penh (1N) – Kampong Cham (1N) – Kampong Chhnang (1N) - Tonle Sap Lake (1N) - Siem Reap (2N)

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Highlights

  • Travel into an underground world of guerilla warfare, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Stand astounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Temples
  • Brace yourself for an excursion around Tan Chau, slow-paced town near the Cambodian border.
  • Visit Phnom Penh’s famous tourist attractions including Killing Fields, the centrally located prison “S21”, Royal Palace and National Museum.

Itinerary

Day 1: Australia – Saigon

Depart for Saigon. You will be met at airport and transferred to your hotel for check.

Meal: In-flight Meals

Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon

 

Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, take a brief Saigon tour to Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and have fun shopping at Ben Thanh Market. In the afternoon, continue to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.

Optional Tour Dinner On Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon

Day 3: Mekong Cruise: Saigon – My Tho – Cai Be

Today, you will meet in the welcome lounge in Saigon, enjoy a drink then travel 70 km to My Tho. On arrival, embark on a luxury cruise for a journey along the mighty Mekong River. The professional crew will warmly welcome you on board then guide you to check in your prepared state-room. Lunch buffet is served in the restaurant on board.

In the afternoon, you can leisurely enjoy tea at your private balcony or at the open air bar while the cruise steadily glides upstream to reach Cai Be, a charming town well-known for its spiritual Catholic French Church and manufacturer of traditional crafts and food products. We drop anchor near Cai Be. Enjoy dinner on board and watch the selected classic movies.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 4: Mekong Cruise: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise. This morning, you will take a Cai Be tour. Go on-shore to visit a workshop where you can learn how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies, rice wine and coconut candies is manufactured. Continue to cruise through the lush and green canal network and observe farmers working on fields. Lunch is served on board.

In the afternoon, upon arrival in Sa Dec, you will embark on a local boat and head towards Binh Thanh island to explore the native life and witness the manual process of mat making. Also, you will meet an elderly local couple who will share their exciting stories on life on this island.

Back on board and take a dip in a pool on the sun deck and listen to a presentation of the expert guide on the “Life on the Mekong Delta” while the ship continues to Tan Chau, the border town to Cambodia. We will moor near Tan Chau.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 5: Mekong Cruise – Cross border to Cambodia

After breakfast at the dining hall, you will go on-shore and take an excursion around Tan Chau by “xe loi”, a local vehicle used as a taxi in this region. Slowly cross the streets to see all the local houses and workshops before stopping at the colourful market for shopping.

Afterwards, hop on a local boat to visit the floating fish farm and see how fish farming works. Back on board and cruise towards Phnom Penh.

Spend your rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner is served before arriving in Phnom Penh, a capital of Cambodia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 6: Mekong Cruise in Phnom Penh

After breakfast, start a full sight-seeing tour by bus to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime before heading to Choeung Ek Killing Field to learn about the atrocities that took place here.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Day 7: Mekong Cruise – Kampong Cham

Journey to the small Angkor Ban village on the Mekong River, famous for its beautifully traditional houses. Back on board and enjoy a presentation of traditional Khmer fashion before having lunch. Continue a visit to a local school (NGO project), enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and colourful monastery of Wat Nokor. Here we might get a chance to engage in a light banter with some of the monks living in the area. Back on board and relax.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Day 8: Mekong Cruise – Kampong Chhnang

After breakfast, stop at the island of Koh Oknha Tey. Afterwards, reach Kampong Tralach and journey to the “Green School. Observe the interesting and close-by life on shore and enjoy dinner.

We sail downstream while enjoying breakfast, stop at the island of Koh Oknha Tey, famous for its high-class silk manufactures. We explore the island by tuk-tuk then listen to a presentation about “Geography of the Mekong and Tonley Sap” before lunch.

After lunch, you will join a Monk’s blessing ceremony to pray for health and prosperity on board. The cruise continue towards Kampong Tralach, we drop anchor near Kampong Chhnang, allowing you to observe the interesting close-by life on shore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 9: Mekong Cruise – Tonle Sap Lake

Wake up early to witness the spectacular dawn and join a Tai Chi session on sun deck. After breakfast, visit a nearby rural village and take a walking tour to observe the village specialities – Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar then explore the floating villages and the wetlands of the region. Back on board for lunch and continue towards the Great Tonle Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reverse.

In the afternoon, leisurely enjoy a high tea then join a farewell event.

The boat moors near the Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Day 10: Mekong Cruise – Siem Reap

This morning, you will arive in Siem Reap. Disembark and take a local boat to the shore. On arrival at the pier, you will be greeted by our tour guide and get transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full-day discovering the breathtaking Angkor Temples. Start your journey with a visit to Angkor Wat. In the afternoon, journey to Angkor Thom, home to the Elephant Terrace, Bayon Temple, Terrace of Leper King and Ta Prohm.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 12: Siem Reap

Spend a day at your leisure and get ready for a flight to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: In-flight

Day 13: Australia Arrival

Home arrival.

Meals: In-flight meal

Accommodation: N/A

Inclusions

  • International flights from SYD/MEL to Vietnam/Cambodia
  • Accommodation and Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transfer by private vehicle with A/C
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking guide in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2 bottles of water per day during your trip

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Dates & Prices

*Prices included Location Surcharge and Peak Season surcharge
* indicates Lowest Price for that region

Departure

Price

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

$4,399

Sold Out

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,199

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

$4,399

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

$4,399

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

$4,199

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,199

Thu, 04 Jul 2019

$3,999

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

$3,999

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

$3,999

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

$3,999

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

$4,199

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

$4,199

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,199

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,199

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

$4,199

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Departure

Price

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

$4,399

Sold Out

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,199

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

$4,399

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

$4,399

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

$4,199

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,199

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,199

Thu, 04 Jul 2019

$3,999

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

$3,999

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

$3,999

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

$3,999

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

$3,999

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

$4,199

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

$4,199

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,199

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,199

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

$4,199

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Departure

Price

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

$4,699

Sold Out

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,499

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

$4,699

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

$4,699

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

$4,499

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,499

Thu, 04 Jul 2019

$4,299

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

$4,299

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

$4,299

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

$4,299

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

$4,499

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

$4,499

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,499

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,499

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

$4,499

Show All

Departure

Price

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

$4,699

Sold Out

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,499

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

$4,699

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

$4,699

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

$4,499

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,499

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,499

Thu, 04 Jul 2019

$4,299

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

$4,299

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

$4,299

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

$4,299

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

$4,299

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

$4,499

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

$4,499

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,499

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,499

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

$4,499

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Departure

Price

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

$4,899

Sold Out

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,699

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,699

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,699

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

$4,899

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

$4,899

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

$4,699

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

$4,699

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

$4,699

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

$4,699

Thu, 04 Jul 2019

$4,499

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

$4,499

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

$4,499

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

$4,499

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

$4,499

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

$4,499

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

$4,499

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

$4,699

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

$4,699

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,699

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

$4,699

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

$4,699

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Important

  • Surcharge of AUD300 for departures from Adelaide or Brisbane and AUD500 for departures from Perth
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for departures in March, April, October, November & December and AUD800 for departures in January ,February
  • Surcharge of AUD1,635 for Single Supplement
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for Trip Extension (Administrative Fee only, No Service included)
  • Surcharge of AUD1,899 for Business Class Upgrade (international flights only)

How to book

  • Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

(In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/ ).

  • Step 2: Complete the Booking Form
  • Step 3: One of our Representatives will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

Deposit Information

  • A deposit of AUD99 per person upon booking to secure your travel date (non-refundable after 48 hours of booking for any reason).
  • Final Payment is due at least 60 days prior to departure. Once this payment is made, any prior payment is strictly non-refundable.
  • If the Final Payment is not completed by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments are strictly non-refundable.
  • Invoices will be sent to you through Email, please take responsibility to ensure payments are made on time.

Tour Exclusion

  • Meals, Drinks and any Service not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visa fee to Vietnam & Cambodia (If you need assistance with your Visa, please request it upon filling in Booking Form).
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel.

 

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing the Travel Insurance package as soon as you pay the deposit for a piece of mind. Please refer to Travel Insurance for further information.

Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, it’s appreciation and expectation. We suggest 5$/pax/day tipping.

Airline

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines is supplied per voucher (including 1 x 30 kg checked baggage and 7 kg hand baggage per passenger).
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: AUD200 per person for trip extension or early arrivals. If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

Business Class Upgrade:

From AUD1899 per person (international flights only) if you wish to upgrade your class. (Vietnam Airlines only)

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