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VIETNAM & CAMBODIA LUXURY RIVER CRUISE - 11 NIGHTS
An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser - Cruiseco Adventurer. Surely no where boasts a more captivating array of culture, rituals and ruins than Vietnam and Cambodia.
Limited to just 58 guests, the Cruiseco Adventurer has set the benchmark for luxury adventure cruising on the Mekong. Emperors and artists, warriors and monks…surely nowhere boasts a more captivating array of culture, rituals and ruins than Vietnam and Cambodia. From tiny villages to great cities, every turn promises to reveal a triumph or tragedy.
With millions of Vietnamese and Cambodians relying on its waters for survival, the mighty Mekong is a limitless source of intrigue as it takes you through a spell-binding mix of humble villages and world renowned cities.
While these lands abound with exquisite culture and amazing feats, no-one can share the very best of them with you like Cruiseco. Our itinerary draws on years of in-depth indigenous knowledge and unique partnerships with local providores.
And importantly, you are in our capable hands throughout a spellbinding voyage that will engage all of your senses. Renowned for providing unforgettable experiences, Cruiseco’s itineraries are designed to show you the real heart of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Ship: Cruiseco Adventurer
Cruise Line: Cruiseco
Departures: 19 March 2017 | 24 September 2017 | 01 October 2017 | 22 October 2017 | 29 October 2017 | 05 November 2017 | 26 November 2017 | 28 January 2018 | 11 February 2018 | 25 February 2018
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sa Dec, My Tho, Saigon, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Tan Chau
Prices From: AUD$3,249
Your Cruiseco Adventurer 11 night tour includes:
- 7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities
- Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon
- Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary
- Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes.
11 night Siem Reap to Saigon (Downstream)
DAY 1: Australia — Singapore — Siem Reap Fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore*. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, meet your guide who will escort you to the Raffles Grand d’Angkor. This afternoon, enjor a tour of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple. Enjoy an Angkor Wat sunset before heading back to your hotel.
DAY 2: Siem Reap (B,L) After breakfast, you will visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon,Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm. Note: the Tonle Sap Lake’s water level varies; an alternative itinerary may be followed if it’s too low.
DAY 3: High Water: Siem Reap - Prek K’Dam (B,L,D) After breakfast, transfer by coach to the jetty and take a motor boat to Cruiseco Adventurer. Welcome drinks and lunch will be seved onboard. Soak up the scenery as you cruise towards Kampon Chhnang.
DAY 3: Low Water: Siem Reap - Prek K’Dam (B,L,D) Transfer by coach around the lake to Prek Kdam, stopping en route at Kampong Thom. Upon arrival this afternoon, embark onto the Cruiseco Adventurer. Welcome drinks and lunch will be served onboard and at night, enjoy your first gourmet dinner with fellow travellers.
DAY 4: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach (B,L,D) Mooring midsteam, take a motor boat exursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river - complete with a floating village. Return to ship and cast the off towards Kampong Tralach. En route you may attend a lecture on Cambodia: The Past and the Present in the Saigon Lounge.
DAY 5: Kampong Tralach, Oudong, Phnom Pehn (B,L,D) In the morning, take an ox-cart ride to Bihara belonging to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Buses await for you to board and travel about forty five minutes to Oudong. Attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony and visit a Buddhist meditation centre. Afterwards, take a short bus ride back to the Cruiseco Adventurer at Prek Kdam. Back on baord in the early evening the ship sets sail towards the capital Phnom Penh. Following dinner, a Khmer fold show awaits at the Saigon Lounge. Afterwards, you may like to relax in one of the many bars located just opposite the dock as the ship stays overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 6: Phnom Penh (B,L,D) Tour Phnom Penh by bus to visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum with its outstanding Khmer crafts. In the afternoon you will have the option to either visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields; or you may prefer to spend the afternoon at your leisure in Phomn Penh. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing and songs in the Saigon Lounge.
DAY 7: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing – Tan Chau (B,L,D) Today is a day of cruising the main Mekong Channel, an international shipping route. Enjoy the morning at leisure on board. During the afternoon there will be a cooking class by the executive chef. Arrive in Tan Chau, the first Vietnamese town on the majestic Mekong River. The Cruiseco Adventurer will moor on the river overnight, enjoy dinner and cocktails on board.
DAY 8: Tan Chau - Sa Dec (B,L,D) Today’s highlight is Tan Chau—a small town untouched by tourism. Enjoy sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Afterwards, go ashore to tour the town by rickshaw, visit factories where rattan mats and slippers are made. In the afternoon, cruise downstream to Sa Dec. There will be an onboard lecture Vietnam: Past and Present. The ship arrives in Sadec during dinner and moors midstream overnight.
DAY 9: Sadec- Cai Be (B, L,D) Today, visit Sa Dec, the hometown of Marguerite Dura’s lover,visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s, pagodas, and the Fujian Temple, and join the bantering of local markets along the paved river banks. Across these banks, you will pass by the home of Marguerite Duras. In the afternoon, take a local boat to Cai Be, visit the French Gothic Cathedral, a coconut candy factory, rice paper and pop rice factories.
DAY 10: My Tho - Saigon (B) Say farewell to the Cruiseco Adventurer at My Tho port. Transfer by bus to Saigon and check into the Caravelle Hotel. The day is at your leisure.
DAY 11: Saigon (B,L) Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your local guide, visiting the Reunification Palace (once known as the Presidential Palace), the picturesque colonial City Hall, General Post Office, Former US Embassy, Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then return to your hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure.
DAY 12: Saigon – Singapore - Australia (B) After breakfast you will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh Airport.
EXTENSIONS IN CAMBODIA/ VIETNAM/ LAOS
If you wish to extend your stay in either Vietnam or Cambodia pre or post cruise, there are a number of exciting extension options available.
(B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected
RV CRUISECO ADVENTURER
- Length 223 ft
- Width 42 ft
- 29 Crew with a mix of Cambodian and Vietnamese nationalities
- Maximum passengers: 58
- Sundeck 1345 sq ft (32 couch seats, 15 chairs and 20 sun loungers)
- Saigon Lounge 561 sq ft (64 couch seats and 5 bar stools)
- Gym Area 590 sq ft
- Spa Room 16 sq ft
- Mekong Restaurant 446 sq ft (64 seats)
- Reception Area 177 sq ft
CRUISECO ADVENTURER CABINS
TYPES OF CABINS FOUND ONBOARD
All cabins and suites are fitted with:
- Individual climate control
- Luggage storage
- Writing desk
- Flat screen LCD television to play dvd’s
- Refrigerator with bottled water replenished daily
- Hair dryer
- Bathrobe and slippers
11 x Main Deck Cabins (247 sq. ft)
Located on the Main Deck. Cabins provide guests with 247 square feet of living space with both a French and private balcony offering floor to ceiling views. Main Deck cabins are outfitted with two twin beds or one queen bed as requested.
14 x Upper Deck Cabins (247 sq. ft)
Located on the Upper Deck. Cabins provide guests with 247 square feet of living space with both a French and private balcony offering floor to ceiling views. Upper Deck cabins are outfitted with two twin beds or one queen bed as requested.
2 x Junior Suites (333 sq. ft)
Located forward on the Upper Deck. Suites provide guests with 333 sq ft of living space with a large French balcony and separate private balcony. Bathrooms are complete with separate bath tub and shower. Junior Suites are outfitted with two twin beds or one queen bed as requested.
2 x Deluxe Suites (537 sq. ft)
Located forward on the Main Deck. Suites provide 537 sq ft of living space. A large French balcony in the main bedroom and a private balcony in a separate living area provide plenty of space to relax. There is an ensuite bathroom off the main bedroom and separate bathroom off the living area. Deluxe Suites are outfitted with two twin beds or one queen bed as requested. There is also an option for a third person with a sofa bed in the living area.
VIETNAM QUICK FACTS
Area: 331,114 square kilometres
Language: Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer, local languages
Religion: Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian, indigenous beliefs, Muslim
CAMBODIA QUICK FACTS
Capital: Phnom Penh
Area: 181,035 square kilometres
Language: Khmer, French, English
Religion: Theravada Buddhist
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