16 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Mekong River Cruise

Tour Code: WMK16 | Write the first review
Duration
16 days
Price From
$7,015 $3,799

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

Hanoi(2N) - Halong Bay(1N) - Hoi An(2N) – Saigon(2N) - Cai Be (1N) – Sa Dec – Tan Chau (1N) – Phnom Penh (2N) – 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: Hanoi Arrival

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

Meal: In-flight

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

This morning, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples) and Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam).

Optional Tour Hanoi Street food (dinner included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation:Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today, you will take a 3.5-hour transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty then we drive to Noi Bai Airport and get ready for a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Hoi An to check in your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Belle Maison Hadana

 

Day 5: Hoi An

After breakfast, will explore Hoi An’s bustling local market and other attractions with unique architecture such as Old Merchants’ House, a local Chinese Temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the peaceful Thu Bon River, one of the world’s famous trading port in the past. It will be an ideal day for you to learn about the fascinating stories and history of these ancient architectures.

Optional Tour Tra Que Vegetable Village

Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetables such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour time.

Optional Tour Hoi An Cooking Class

A chance for you to experience all the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and master your cooking skills with unique recipes.

Optional tour My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha village

My Son sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in southern region of Vietnam. Get ready to stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An – Saigon

After breakfast, get transferred to Da Nang Airport for a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Afterwards, spend half a day for famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and dive into the colorful Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

 

Day 7: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast, head 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Phnom Penh

Welcome to Phnom Penh, described as the “Pearl of the Orient”. You will go on-shore and get transferred to check in your hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 12: Phnom Penh City Tour

This morning, you will take a Phnom Penh city tour to The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Ounalom and Central Market. Watch the royal dance rehearsal by the Apsara Arts Association while having lunch then discover the place where journalists camped on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover, followed by a visit to the ghostly building. Later on, continue 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. To end your journey today, you will have a chance to taste some Khmer snacks while learning about the somber Cambodian history.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 13: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Today you will board a domestic flight to Siem Reap where you’ll stay for two nights. On arrival, check in your hotel and relax.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full-day visiting the breathtaking Angkor Temples including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (home to Elephant Terrace, Bayon Temple, Terrace of Leper King and Ta Prohm).

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap – Depart for home

You will get a free time before getting transferred to the airport for a flight back home.

Optional Tour Tonle Sap Lake

Enjoy a half-day trip to explore the natural splendour of the countryside and the riparian life along Tonle Sap Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reverse and experience the unique traditional techniques used for stone carving, silver plated and lacquer work, etc.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

Day 16: Home Arrival

You will arrive in Australia today.

Meal: N/A

Inclusions

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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Dates & Prices

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

Departure

Price

Sat, 09 Feb 2019

$4,599

Sat, 23 Feb 2019

$4,599

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

$3,999

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

$3,999

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

$3,999

Sat, 29 Jun 2019

$3,799

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

$3,799

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

$3,799

Sat, 10 Aug 2019

$3,799

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

$3,799

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

$3,799

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

$3,799

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

$3,999

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

$3,999

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

$3,999

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

$3,999

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

$3,999

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Departure

Price

Sat, 09 Feb 2019

$4,599

Sat, 23 Feb 2019

$4,599

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

$3,999

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

$3,999

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

$3,999

Sat, 29 Jun 2019

$3,799

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

$3,799

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

$3,799

Sat, 10 Aug 2019

$3,799

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

$3,799

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

$3,799

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

$3,799

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

$3,999

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

$3,999

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

$3,999

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

$3,999

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

$3,999

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Departure

Price

Sat, 09 Feb 2019

$4,899

Sat, 23 Feb 2019

$4,899

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

$4,299

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

$4,299

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

$4,299

Sat, 29 Jun 2019

$4,099

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

$4,099

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

$4,099

Sat, 10 Aug 2019

$4,099

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

$4,099

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

$4,099

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

$4,099

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

$4,299

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

$4,299

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

$4,299

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

$4,299

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

$4,299

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Departure

Price

Sat, 09 Feb 2019

$4,899

Sat, 23 Feb 2019

$4,899

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

$4,299

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

$4,299

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

$4,299

Sat, 29 Jun 2019

$4,099

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

$4,099

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

$4,099

Sat, 10 Aug 2019

$4,099

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

$4,099

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

$4,099

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

$4,099

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

$4,299

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

$4,299

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

$4,299

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

$4,299

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

$4,299

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Departure

Price

Sat, 09 Feb 2019

$5,099

Sat, 23 Feb 2019

$5,099

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

$4,499

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

$4,499

Sat, 06 Apr 2019

$4,499

Sat, 29 Jun 2019

$4,299

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

$4,299

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

$4,299

Sat, 10 Aug 2019

$4,299

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

$4,299

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

$4,299

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

$4,299

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

$4,499

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

$4,499

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

$4,499

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

$4,499

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

$4,499

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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 AUD1,250 for Single Supplement
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for Trip Extension (Administrative Fee only, No Service included)
  • Surcharge from 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)

Optional Add-ons

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Hoi An Cooking Class Tour

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