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Mekong Discovery - River Cruise

7 nights from $4279 per person share twin
in an deluxe stateroom
Flights are additional
Departs 04 Aug 22
other dates available

Sale Period

Sales until 01 Mar 21

 

7 nights from
$4279
per person share twin in an deluxe stateroomFlights are additionalDeparts 04 Aug 22 other dates available

Mekong Discovery     

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sight-see and spend time with locals.

Deal Includes

7 night luxury river cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Phom Penh or vv
 Gourmet cuisine with regional wine & beer
 Choice of daily sightseeing
 Avalon's renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury
 Onboard Entertainment
Services of a professional Cruise Director & Local Guides

Cruise Itinerary

  • DAY 1:   HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION)
    Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Transfer to the port on the Saigon River for embarkation. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VINH LONG (L,D)
  • DAY 2:   VINH LONG-CU LAO GIENG
    Sweets, Sampans, and Sun Hats DISCOVERY - Board a sampan this morning to Visit a local workshop in Vinh Long where you will see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candies are made. DISCOVERY - This afternoon, enjoy scenes of daily life on Cu Lao Gieng Island via sampan and local motor cart. Your Guided Excursion starts at a local workshop, where a skilled family handcrafts sampan boats. Then, visit the home of a local family that makes Vietnamese conical hats, or "Non la," from materials available to them such as palm leaves and bamboo. These iconic hats are primarily used as protection from the sun and rain but you may also see them used as a basket to carry home goods from the market. Lastly, stop at one of Vietnam's oldest Catholic churches. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO CHAU DOC (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3:   CHAU DOC-LONG KHANH A-BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA
    Colourful markets, Charming Locals, and Cotton Weavers DISCOVERY - In Chau Doc take a Guided Walk through the local market and absorb the atmosphere as locals are busy buying and selling fish, meat, and produce. Then embark on a River Excursion down the backwaters of the Mekong. Along the way, see traditional floating homes, speedboat merchants, religious sites, a market selling dried goods, and more. DISCOVERY - After lunch, a sampan brings you to the village of Long Khanh A for a Cotton-Weaving Demonstration of a well-preserved artisan's tradition. Return to the ship to set sail for the Cambodian border. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4:   PHNOM PENH
    The Royal Treatment CLASSIC - Take a City Tour by private cyclo to visit the Royal Palace with the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum featuring an outstanding display of Khmer artifacts. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free-flowing local beer! Just before dinner, children from a local orphanage will perform a show featuring local song and dance. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 5:   PHNOM PENH
    A Dark History or Market Dynamics CLASSIC - This morning, a Guided Visit of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields offers a glimpse into the atrocities inflicted on the Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge regime, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit the lively Central Market by tuk-tuk to see its unique Art Deco design. After lunch, depart Phnom Penh and enjoy some time at leisure on the ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO WAT HANCHEY (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6:   WAT HANCHEY-ANGKOR BAN
    Water Blessings and Back-To-School Adventures DISCOVERY - Visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop temple dating back to the 8th century. Climb or be driven to the top where you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and partake in a traditional water blessing given by local monks. DISCOVERY - After lunch, enjoy a Walking Tour through the rural village of Angkor Ban. Here, you will visit a traditional Khmer house and interact with children at a local school. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KONPONG LOUANG (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7:   KONPONG LOUANG-KAMPONG TRALACH
    Calm in the Cambodian Countryside DISCOVERY - Start your Guided Sightseeing at the silversmith village in Konpong Louang. Here, see talented craftsmen use age-old techniques to turn pure silver into works of art. In Kampong Tralach, board an ox cart for a ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Along the way, stop to meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Tonle River. EVENING CRUISE TO PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8:   PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION).
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
 
Deluxe Stateroom (Cat B) Twin Was $5729 Now From $4279 per person share twin

Cruise departs select dates March to December 2022
Price based on 04 Aug 22 departure




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Terms and Conditions

* Terms & conditions: Prices correct as of 22/12/20, is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Book select 2021 or 2022 Europe & Asia river cruises and save $350, $500, $700, $1,000, $1,300, $1,400, $1,650, $2,000, or $3,400 per person, dependent on the departure date chosen. Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary page. Select dates are not eligible for promotion. Offer applicable across all cabin categories. Offer valid for new 2021 and 2022 bookings made from 05/01/21 - 01/03/21 or until sold out. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication, is dependent upon cruise and cabin category availability, and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Free SafetyNet Protection applies to the tour, associated pre/post accommodation and transfers booked directly with the Globus family of brands. SafetyNet Protection does not apply to any airfares or any products purchased via another wholesale or retail supplier, nor does it apply to any service charge or cancellation fee charged to you by your Travel Agent, which should be discussed with them at time of booking. SafetyNet Protection is not applicable on Oberammergau packages. Free SafetyNet is only available on new bookings, cannot be added retrospectively or applied to a transferred booking credit. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person/per cruise required within 7 days to secure reservation and offers. Cruises including intra-tour flights require additional deposit, confirmed at time of reservation. Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion except Welcome Back Credit an Peace of Mind Travel Plan. Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions, visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au.

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