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From the Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor (port-to-port cruise)

11 Days - 1H3_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

HO CHI MINH CITY - MY THO - CAI BE - VINH LONG - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - TONLE SAP - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR

From the heights of the Himalayas to the southern coasts of the South China Sea, winding over 2,700 miles, the Mekong is much more than just irrigation for Indochina—everywhere it flows, it fascinates men and shapes their lives. Come take an expedition on this grand and plentiful “water snake,” from Ho Chi Minh City, still largely influenced by the French colonial days, to Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap Lake and the ruins of Angkor, following the footsteps of Henri Mouhot. Our meditative trip takes you along the Mekong River on board a ship combining charm and colonial-style comfort.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Discover 3 historical cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
    • Crossing through the splendid Cho Gao canal
    • Visit 6 major temples in Angkor
    • Meet the locals and learn about their daily lives in Koh Chen, My Tho...

Route

Day 1

HO CHI MINH CITY

Your program will begin according to your time of arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. If your flight arrives between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., your program will include:

A tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office. We’ll have lunch in the city. Next, we’ll head to Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city, to tour its hectic market and the Thien Hau temple. You’ll then be transferred to our ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll have dinner and spend the night on the ship, which will remain moored in central Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 2

HO CHI MINH CITY

We’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. After lunch, join us for a visit to the Museum of Vietnamese History. We’ll then begin to cruise to the splendid Cho Gao canal. We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 3

CHAO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC

During our passage through the Cho Gao Canal, you’ll discover the daily life in Vietnam—organized around fishing, farming, and transport. In My Tho, we'll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We'll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms. After lunch, we’ll visit Vinh Long, located in the middle of the Delta region between two of the Mekong’s distributaries. We’ll discover a brick and pottery factory, a fruit-tree nursery, puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers, and rice alcohol.* We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 4

SA DEC - CHAU DOC

We’ll enjoy a tour of Sa Dec to discover the local market and visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. After our excursion, we’ll return on board and cast off as you sit down to lunch. Our ship will begin to cruise to Cambodia. We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 5

CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH

After breakfast and our arrival in Chau Doc, we’ll visit a local fish farm, the Ba Chua Xu Temple, and the Tay An Pagoda. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening. Set out on a brief tour of the area by "tuk-tuk," the easiest way to get around the city. We’ll remain in port overnight.

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Day 6

PHNOM PENH

We’ll enjoy a tour of the fabulous Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, which is inlaid with more than 5,000 silver tiles. After, join us for a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia. We’ll have lunch in the city. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at the market. We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music. We’ll have dinner on board and remain in port overnight. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 7

KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG

Once we arrive in Koh Chen, you can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. Enjoy lunch on board. We’ll head to Kampong Tralach to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda, we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

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Day 8

KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE

We’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means "pot." We'll also enjoy a tasting of regional products. Enjoy lunch on board. We’ll cruise to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Tonight, we’ll have our final cocktail and dinner on the ship. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

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Day 9

Siem Reap - Angkor

We’ll spend the morning cruising the river before disembarking and having lunch on shore. After, we'll visit the Angkor Wat temple: the epitome of Khmer architectural art and the most famous and imposing of all the monuments in Angkor. Enjoy a stroll through the Angkor Night Market. Dinner and overnight in hotel (Accommodations will be at either a 4-star or 5-star hotel according to the cruise you choose).

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Day 10

Siem Reap

This morning, we’ll visit the mysterious Beng Mealea temple, whose ruins were once utterly consumed by jungle. The temple was built in the 12th century and used the same floor plan as Angkor Wat. We’ll have lunch in the city. We’ll visit the Senteurs d'Angkor, a local business with a diverse collection of silk and carvings, as well as a superb range of traditional beauty products and spices, all made locally. We’ll also visit a silk farm to learn about the complex process of creating the luxurious fabric. We’ll end the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spend the night at the hotel.

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Day 11

Siem Reap

This morning, we’ll tour Ta Prohm, a Cambodian temple dedicated to the family of Jayavarman VII. We’ll then explore Angkor Thom. Stroll through the grounds of the former Royal Palace and discover the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch will be served at the hotel.

Well bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 01/06/2020
Arrival 01/16/2020
FROM $ 2,767 PP
$ 3,209
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Departure 01/11/2020
Arrival 01/21/2020
FROM $ 3,471 PP
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Departure 01/22/2020
Arrival 02/01/2020
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$ 3,209
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Departure 01/27/2020
Arrival 02/06/2020
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Departure 01/28/2020
Arrival 02/07/2020
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Departure 02/07/2020
Arrival 02/17/2020
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$ 3,209
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Departure 02/12/2020
Arrival 02/22/2020
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Departure 02/13/2020
Arrival 02/23/2020
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Departure 02/23/2020
Arrival 03/04/2020
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Departure 02/28/2020
Arrival 03/09/2020
FROM $ 3,253 PP
$ 3,689
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Departure 02/29/2020
Arrival 03/10/2020
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Departure 03/10/2020
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Departure 03/15/2020
Arrival 03/25/2020
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Departure 03/16/2020
Arrival 03/26/2020
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Departure 03/26/2020
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Departure 03/31/2020
Arrival 04/10/2020
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$ 3,029
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Departure 04/01/2020
Arrival 04/11/2020
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Departure 04/06/2020
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Departure 04/11/2020
Arrival 04/21/2020
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Departure 04/16/2020
Arrival 04/26/2020
FROM $ 2,533 PP
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Departure 04/17/2020
Arrival 04/27/2020
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Departure 08/15/2020
Arrival 08/25/2020
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Departure 08/21/2020
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Departure 08/31/2020
Arrival 09/10/2020
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Departure 09/05/2020
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Departure 09/06/2020
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Departure 09/16/2020
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Departure 09/22/2020
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Departure 10/07/2020
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Departure 10/08/2020
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Departure 10/13/2020
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Departure 10/18/2020
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Departure 10/23/2020
Arrival 11/02/2020
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Departure 10/29/2020
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Departure 11/03/2020
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Departure 11/08/2020
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Departure 11/19/2020
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Departure 11/25/2020
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Departure 11/30/2020
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Departure 12/05/2020
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Departure 12/10/2020
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Departure 12/11/2020
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Departure 12/16/2020
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Departure 12/26/2020
Arrival 01/05/2021
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Departure 12/27/2020
Arrival 01/06/2021
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* Price based on double occupancy

Included :
Not included

Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - double-occupancy accommodations in a first-class hotel - all meals - drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water during the cruise on board the RV Indochine and RV Indochine II - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - the services of an English-speaking local tour guides and onboard CroisiEurope tour director on board the RV Indochine and RV Indochine II - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips (excluding tips for crew members on board the ship).

Tips: To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €35 per passenger will be given to service providers for your destination country as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.

International flights and their taxes - transfers - Cambodian and Vietnamese visas - cancellation and baggage insurance - tips for crew members on board the ship (for informational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to US$5) - drinks other than those mentioned.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.


HEALTH FORMALITIES

Vaccines are not mandatory for this trip. However, it is advisable to be up to date with all vaccinations (tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, and typhoid fever). Your doctor will prescribe an antimalarial drug if necessary. Mosquito repellent is strongly recommended.

WEATHER

The dry season lasts from December to April, but the air remains humid (temperature: 77° to 95°F). The rainy season, from May to November, can present very strong but brief storms that generally take place at the end of the afternoon.

METHODS OF PAYMENT - CURRENCY EXCHANGE

  • The currency accepted on board is the US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some US dollars in cash with you during your trip.
  • For the current exchange rates for the Vietnamese dong and the Cambodian riel, please consult websites such as www.xe.com or www.oanda.com/currency/converter/.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

  • "Pchum Ben" from September 16th to 18th
  • "Water and Moon Festival" from October 30th to November 1st

During these days, some sites can be closed without warning.

TIME DIFFERENCE

You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.


  • 4 DAYS IN HANOI AND HALONG BAY

Ref. 1H6_AIPP - PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM AVAILABLE starting with 2 participants

The 4-day pre-cruise program will let you discover Hanoi, the capital, and many of the unforgettable sites in the country. Set out on an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Halong Bay among the fantastically formed islands, crags, and cliffs.


These cruises and tours are not recommended for persons with reduced mobility as there are no lifts on board the ships.

  • Crossing Tonle Sap Lake: During the high-water season, usually from August to the end of November, the crossing will be done on your ship. In the low-water season, from December to February, the crossing will be done on high-speed boats (approximately 4 hours). In the very low-water season, from approximately February to April, the transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen to join your ship will be done in an air-conditioned coach (approximately 5 hours).
  • Low waters can happen at any time during the year. The time frames are given as examples, but are dependent on the quality of rainfall.
  • The banks of the river we will cruise on can be steep and slippery depending on the water level.
  • The itinerary, stopovers, and excursions can be modified by the cruise company and our on-site representatives if needed. The captain of the ship is the sole authority who can modify the ship itinerary for safety or navigational reasons.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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