The Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam With Sapa - Southbound

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Sailing Date: Jul 09, 2018
Through: Jul 30, 2018
Book By: Jul 5 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 21
Ship: Avalon Siem Reap
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4994782
from $7,459.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Siem Reap, Cambodia     
2 Siem Reap     
3 Siem Reap     
4 Siem Reap (Embarkation)     
5 Kampong Tralach - Konpong Louang - Phnom Penh     
6 Phnom Penh     
7 Wat Hanchey - Angkor Ban     
8 Border Crossing - Chau Doc, Vietnam     
9 Long Khong A - Cu Lao Gieng     
10 Ben Tre     
11 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation)     
12 Ho Chi Minh City. Excursion To Cu Chi Tunnels     
13 Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi     
14 Hanoi     
15 Hanoi - Ha Long Bay     
16 Ha Long Bay     
17 Ha Long Bay - Hanoi     
18 Hanoi - Sapa     
19 Sapa     
20 Sapa     
21 Sapa - Hanoi     
22 Hanoi     
Number of Nights: 21
This magical river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Cambodia and Vietnam, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way.

Your adventure begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the magnificent Temples of Angkor-ancient ruins that are a display of architectural complexity and grandeur unlike anything else in the world. See the most famous of these temples, Angkor Wat, which honors the Hindu god, Vishnu; and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and other treasures of the city before embarking on your river cruise. In Kampong Tralach, an ox cart ride will show you the Cambodian countryside and you'll meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life. The temple of Wat Hanchey provides you the most stunning views, and then take part in a traditional water blessing with local monks. Continue to Vietnam and stroll through a local market-a unique opportunity to see locals buying and selling fresh produce. Via sampan, visit the home of a local family for a cotton-weaving demonstration and a local workshop which makes rice wine and traditional candies. In bustling Ho Chi Minh City, try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels-the extraordinary network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.

Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets. Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You'll visit the Cua Van Floating Village, spectacular caves, and even go for a swim at Titop Island. Fly to Sapa, located in northwest Vietnam, with its lush green hillsides, surrounded by mountains in every direction. Here, you'll visit the villages of the Zay and Black Hmong ethnic groups to learn about their way of life. And to really appreciate the serene landscape, visit the stunning Silver Waterfall and enjoy the epic views from atop the highest road in Vietnam at a point called Heaven Gate. The perfect ending to an unforgettable river cruise vacation!

Included Features:

Cruise: 7-night cruise in a Panorama SuiteSM with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM. Enjoy an intimate river cruise experience with a maximum of 36 guests on board.

Day 1 Arrive Siem Reap: welcome to Cambodia

Day 2 Siem Reap: visit Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei; Apsara dance performance

Day 3 Siem Reap: visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, and Ta Prohm by tuk-tuk; Les Artisans d'Angkor

Day 4 Siem Reap (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Kampong Tralach-Konpong Louang-Phnom Penh: ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer's home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum

Day 6 Phnom Penh: visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields; afternoon at leisure; show by children from local orphanage

Day 7 Wat Hanchey-Angkor Ban: visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 8 Vietnam Border Crossing-Chau Doc: visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc

Day 9 Long Khong A-Cu Lao Gieng: walking tour of Lhong Khong A with cotton-weaving demonstration; visit a sampan-making family and interact with a Catholic priest in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 10 Ben Tre: visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation): walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi: fly to Hanoi

Day 14 Hanoi: visit Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Day 15 Hanoi-Ha Long Bay (Embarkation): drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village

Day 16 Ha Long Bay: cruise the bay; visit Titop Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak

Day 17 Ha Long Bay (Disembarkation)-Hanoi: visit Sung Sot Cave; drive to Hanoi

Day 18 Hanoi-Sapa: drive to Sapa; visit a local market

Day 19 Sapa: visit Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Silver Waterfall, and Heaven Gate

Day 20 Sapa: visit a weekly market and a Red Dao village

Day 21 Sapa-Hanoi: drive to Hanoi

Day 22 Hanoi: end of vacation

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Mar 19, 2018 - Apr 09, 2018


$8,519.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018


$7,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018


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Aug 06, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018


$7,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 03, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018


$8,109.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 08, 2018


$8,329.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 01, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018


$8,519.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 15, 2018 - Nov 05, 2018


$8,519.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 29, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018


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Nov 12, 2018 - Dec 03, 2018


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Nov 26, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018


$8,519.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018


$8,109.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Dec 24, 2018 - Jan 14, 2019


$8,379.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

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