From the Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta & Hanoi and Halong Bay

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Cast off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the legendary river that begins in the mountains of Tibet and meanders through no less than six countries. The Mekong traces the authentic, profound, and mesmerizing history of Vietnam and Cambodia along its riverbanks. You'll finish your extraordinary vacation in Indochina with a discovery of Hanoï, the Vietnames...
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Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • HIGHLIGHTS EXCURSIONS INCLUDED: Discover three historic cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap
    • Unique and unforgettable cruise along the Cho Gao Canal
    • Tour five major temples in Angkor
    • Meet local inhabitants and discover their daily life in Koh Chen and My Tho
    • EXTENDED STAY INCLUDES: Hanoi, historic heart of the nation
    • Tour of the old quarter of the city in a "tuk-tuk"
    • Cruise on Halong Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

What's this trip about?

    Cast off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the legendary river that begins in the mountains of Tibet and meanders through no less than six countries. The Mekong traces the authentic, profound, and mesmerizing history of Vietnam and Cambodia along its riverbanks. You'll finish your extraordinary vacation in Indochina with a discovery of Hanoï, the Vietnamese capital, and on an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Halong Bay among the fantastically formed islands, crags, and cliffs.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal transport included (including local flights)
Start CityAmsterdam
End CityAmsterdam

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • Family Friendly
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Netherlands
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Porto

Activities

  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • >> CORE PROGRAM Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - double-occupancy accommodations in a first-class hotel - all meals - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - drinks during all meals in Siem Reap (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - the services of an English-speaking local tour guides and onboard CroisiEurope tour director - the Croisieurope agent in Siem Reap - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips. Tips: To ensure our customers more pleasant stay, we've included 35€ per passenger for tips which will be entirely paid to the personnel from the countries to be visited and 45€ per passenger for crew members. This amount was determined while taking into consideration the local customs and etiquette. >> EXTENDED STAY Domestic flights and their taxes (40€/person - subject to change) - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - services of local English-speaking tour guides - double-occupancy accommodations in the listed, or similar, hotels - 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) - 24-hour cruise across Halong Bay on a boat (not exclusive to CroisiEurope passengers).

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Siem Reap

Your program will begin according to your time of arrival. If your flight arrives between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., your program will be: Lunch will be served at the hotel. The afternoon is free to do as you please. Then, visit of the “Angkor Night Market”.

Day 1 Siem Reap

Your program will begin according to your time of arrival.The afternoon is free to do as you please. Then, visit of the “Angkor Night Market”.Night at the hotel.

Day 2 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

This morning, we’ll tour Ta Prohm and 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. We’ll have lunch in the city before visiting the Senteurs d'Angkor(closed on Sundays)...

Day 2 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Full-day included excursion: the Ta Prohm temple, Angkor Thom, the grounds of the former Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. We’ll end the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus. Night at the hotel.

Day 3 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples - TONLE SAP LAKE

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 (visitors must cover their shoulders and wear long pants or a long skirt). Lunch will be served at the hotel. After, you’ll be tra...

Day 3 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples - TONLE SAP LAKE

Included excursion: the Angkor Wat temple. You’ll be transferred to your ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll spend the night on the ship.

Day 4 TONLE SAP LAKE - KAMPONG CHHNANG

Disembark, road(1) to Kampong Chnang and discovery of traditional villagesOrMorning cruise(2) through Tonle Lake and disembark.Kampong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditi...

Day 4 TONLE SAP LAKE - KAMPONG CHHNANG

Disembark, road(1) to Kampong Chnang and discovery of traditional villagesOrMorning cruise(2) through Tonle Lake and disembark.Excursion included: Visit of Kampong Chhnang and tasting of local products.Cruise towards Kampong Tralach.Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Day 5 KAMPONG TRALACH - KOH CHEN - PHNOM PENH

We will set out 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, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. We’ll e...

Day 5 KAMPONG TRALACH - KOH CHEN - PHNOM PENH

Included excursion: the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda.We’ll enjoy lunch on board.Included excursion: visit of a small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work.We’ll cruise to Phnom Penh.Included excursion: brief tour of Phnom Penh by "tuk-tuk."We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music.We’ll spend the night on board.

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 Sva...

Day 6 PHNOM PENH

Full-day included excursion: - The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda - The National Museum - The Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war We’ll cruise to Vietnam. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 7 CHAU DOC

Chau Doc sits among a giant patchwork of rice fields along the Mekong River. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and begin to cruise to Sa Dec. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Day 7 CHAU DOC

Included excursion: visit of a local fish farm, the Tay An Pagoda and the Ba Chua Xu Temple. We’ll begin to cruise toward Sa Dec. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 8 SA DEC - VINH LONG - CAI BE

Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll return on board for lunch and cruise to Vinh Long. We’ll set out in smaller boats and travel through canals an...

Day 8 SA DEC - VINH LONG - CAI BE

Included excursion: visit of the former house of Huynh Thuy Le. Enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll cruise to Vinh Long. Included excursion: discovery of a brick and pottery factory, a fruit-tree nursery, puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers, and rice alcohol.* We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 9 MY THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon)

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 and have a glimpse of villagers going about their daily lives. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and then set out to cross the ...

Day 9 MY THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon)

Included excursions: - Visit of a bee farm and tasting - Ride in small sampans along the canal lined We’ll set out to cross the very narrow canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 10 HO CHI MINH CITY

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam. We’ll enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office. After, join us for a visit to the Museum of Vietnamese History. Lunch wil...

Day 10 HO CHI MINH CITY

Included excursion: tour of the city, its hectic market and the Thien Hau temple. Lunch will be served on board. Included excursions: - The Museum of Vietnamese History - Discovery of the Cu Chi tunnels We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 11 HO CHI MINH CITY - Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. After you disembark from the ship, we’ll head to Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city. We’ll enjoy lunch in town, and you’ll be transferred to the airport and board a flight to Hanoi. Dinner in a restaurant. You’ll check into a 4-star hotel.

Day 11 HO CHI MINH CITY - Hanoi

Inlcuded excursion: Cholon. We’ll enjoy lunch in town. Flight to Hanoi. Night at the hotel.

Day 12 Hanoi

We’ll spend the day on a guided tour of the capital, visiting the outside of the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh's humble stilt house behind the mausoleum, and the unique One Pillar Pagoda Buddhist temple. We’ll visit the Temple of Litera...

Day 12 Hanoi

Full-day included excursion: Ho Chi Minh City and its mausoleum. Traditional water puppetry show. Night at the hotel.

Day 13 Hanoi - Halong Bay

We’ll leave early in the morning for Halong Bay (approx. 3.5 hours travel time). We’ll be welcomed aboard, enjoy a cocktail, have lunch on board, and begin our cruise to discover the thousands of various limestone islands dotting the emerald-colored bay. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.  

Day 13 Hanoi - Halong Bay

We’ll leave early in the morning for Halong Bay (approx. 3.5 hours travel time).We’ll be welcomed aboard and enjoy a cocktail.We'll cruise in Halong Bay.We'll spend the night on board.

Day 14 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Rise early with us this morning and participate in a Tai Chi class on deck. We’ll continue our cruise through the bay, discovering more of its extraordinary scenery and visiting one of the largest caves. Brunch will be served before you disembark at 11:00 a.m. and beg...

Day 14 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Tai Chi class on deck. Included excursion: visit of one of the largest caves of the bay. We'll cruise in Halong Bay. Disembarking and trip back to Hanoi. Transfer to the airport. We’ll bid you farewell at the airport at approximately 6:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 8:00 p.m.

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    • >> CORE PROGRAM International flights and their taxes - transfers - Cambodian and Vietnamese visas - cancellation and baggage insurance - drinks on board from our special lists - drinks other than those mentioned. >> EXTENDED STAY Tips for guides and drivers (approximately $20 per passenger) - drinks other than those mentioned.
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THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE All meals included 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
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