1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
4. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
5. The flights to Vietnam from Cambodia;
6. Accommodations: hotels/cruises based on double/single occupancy as specified;
7. Government taxes & fees;
8. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from Vietnam, as well as transportation to/from the above city (For LandOnly);
2. Entry visa fees (if applicable);
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to help protect you and your trip investment.
Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your seven-night cruise.
board a motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Later, join fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner. (L, D)
Note: All cruise only guests must meet at our designated hotel in Siem Reap on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham. We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.
During the morning, go on a walking tour to Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive.
Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on-going of the local villagers.
After visiting here, the ship sails to Oknhatey or ‘silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. This island is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving.
While here, you’ll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts.
Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. (B, L, D)
Your morning excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866.
Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery.
After visiting Oudong, be treated to a truly authentic excursion, an oxcart ride through a local village Kampong Tralach.
Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city’s French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture.
After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B, L, D)
This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum).
Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market.
After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal palace, the spectacular silver pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. (B, L, D)
Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B, L, D)
Visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will hav t he opportunity to enjoy an authentic experience via a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.”
Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop.
Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec. (B, L. D)
Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, on whom her prize-winning novel “The Lover” is said to be based.
Later, board a motorcoach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a military base during the French was and now an important ecological site.
You will have the opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, and the historic Kiet Old House.
In Cai Be, cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B, L, D)
Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, where you disembark and Motorcoach transfer to Sofitel Saigon Plaza (B).
*We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Ho Chi Minh after 2:30pm today to avoid potential missed connections.
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