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8D7N Mekong Discovery (WHS/WSH)

8D7N Mekong Discovery (WHS/WSH)

Per Pax
From: $20552 $3669 From: €4501 €3493 From: £3864 £2999 From: RM20552 RM15952 From: CAD6124 CAD4754 From: SGD6556 SGD5089 From: AUD6823 AUD5296 From: HKD37240 HKD28905
Ho Chi Minh City

Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.

Cities to Visit: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Cu Lao Gieng - Chau Doc - Long Khanh A - Phnom Penh - Wat Hanchey - Angkor Ban - Konpong Louang - Kampong Tralach
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2022 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **


Booking Period: from August 20, 2022 till September 12, 2022
Travel Period: from Now till November 28, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Chau Doc
~ Angkor Ban
~ Phnom Penh
~ Kampong Tralach
~ Vinh Long
What To Expect
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 sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Walk through a colourful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a song and dance performance by children from a local orphanage.

On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue this diverse river cruise and stop in a Silversmith Village to see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise holiday is sure to create lasting memories!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (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

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: VINH LONG - CU LAO GIENG

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 3: CHAU DOC - LONG KHANH A - BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 4: PHNOM PENH

    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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: PHNOM PENH

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: WAT HANCHEY - ANGKOR BAN

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 7: KONPONG LOUANG - KAMPONG TRALACH

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 8: DEPART PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WSH (Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2022 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE **


Booking Period: from August 20, 2022 till September 12, 2022
Travel Period: from Now till November 28, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Chau Doc
~ Angkor Ban
~ Phnom Penh
~ Kampong Tralach
~ Vinh Long
What To Expect
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 sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Walk through a colourful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a song and dance performance by children from a local orphanage.

On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue this diverse river cruise and stop in a Silversmith Village to see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise holiday is sure to create lasting memories!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (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

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: VINH LONG - CU LAO GIENG

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 3: CHAU DOC - LONG KHANH A - BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 4: PHNOM PENH

    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.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: PHNOM PENH

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: WAT HANCHEY - ANGKOR BAN

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 7: KONPONG LOUANG - KAMPONG TRALACH

    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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

    • Photo by Ted McGrath on Flickr

  • Day 8: DEPART PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    NOTES: Reverse course itinerary WSH (Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City) also available. Call for more details

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $20552 $3669 From: €4501 €3493 From: £3864 £2999 From: RM20552 RM15952 From: CAD6124 CAD4754 From: SGD6556 SGD5089 From: AUD6823 AUD5296 From: HKD37240 HKD28905
Booking Form

$3669 €3493 £2999 RM15952 CAD4754 SGD5089 AUD5296 HKD28905

Age +12

$3669 €3493 £2999 RM15952 CAD4754 SGD5089 AUD5296 HKD28905

Age below 12

Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled sailing and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.