Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River – Cruise Only Southbound
About Mekong River, Cambodia
Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures and ancient traditions as you embark on an inspiring journey through Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way, learn more about the history of each country, marvel at spectacular scenery, and interact with the friendly locals. This is a journey that will create memories you won’t soon forget!Start your cruise in Siem Reap on the Mekong River, the thread that connects the people of Southeast Asia. Visit a colorful local market, a fish farm, and a local establishment to see how rice paper and traditional candy are made. In Phnom Penh, take a tour of the city by private cyclo, with visits to the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the stunning Silver Pagoda. Walking tours through the rural villages of Prek Bang Kong and Angkor Ban and an ox cart ride through the countryside at Kampong Tralach will grant you a memorable inside look at life along the river and interactions with the local people. Finally, end your cruise in bustling Ho Chi Minh City.All of this and more await you on this fabulous journey.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in an outside suite with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds. Enjoy an intimate river cruise experience with a maximum of 36 guests on board. Day 1 Siem Reap (Embarkation): begin your cruiseDay 2 Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Prek Dam–Prek Bang Kong: ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; walking tour of Prek Bang Kong with silk-weaving demonstrationDay 3 Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban: visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour through Angkor Ban village with school visitDay 4 Phnom Penh: sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from local orphanageDay 5 Phnom Penh: visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing FieldsDay 6 Vietnam Border Crossing–Chau Doc: visit a local fish farm and the religious sites at Sam Mountain; see a local marketDay 7 Sa Dec–Cai Be: visit a brick factory, local market, and the ancient house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le in Sa Dec; visit a cathedral and see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Cai BeDay 8 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation): end of vacation
Breakfast: American breakfast dailyLunch: 7 lunchesDinner: 7 dinners. While on board the ship, enjoy complimentary wine with dinner and complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, and spirits throughout the day.