HO CHI MINH - BOARDING RV LAN DIEP - CU CHI TUNNEL - CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE - SIEM REAP - DISEMBARK RV LAN DIEP
This tour to the highlights of 2 countries: Vietnam, Cambodia
From AUD 1869 pp* (Fully INCLUSIVE onboard and shore excursions)
Our ship will sail from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, through authentic Mekong River villages, to Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap Lake and Siem Reap, where you can explore the world-famous Angkor Wat Temples!
- 8-night on board RV Lan Diep 4-star cruise
- Return airport transfers
- Ho Chi Minh City Tour with lunch
- Cu Chi Tunnel Tour with lunch (bonuses)
- $70 travel voucher toward your next booking with us (bonuses)
- Full board meals
- Port Fees
- Shore Excursions during cruise
DAY 1 : HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - BOARDING RV LAN DIEP
AM: You will be transferred from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and taken to board the cruise ship.
PM: In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We then board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight.
DAY 2 : CU CHI TUNNEL - CHO GAO
AM: We will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that we can travel try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
PM: Lunch on board then start cruising. Overnight we moor at Nha Be.
DAY 3 : CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE- SA DEC
AM: Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see local craftsman at work.
PM: After we cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec. Overnight stop at our mooring point.
DAY 4 : SA DEC
AM: Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence and afterwards we can discover the local market. Back on board.
DAY 5 : CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH
AM: We spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh.
PM: After dinner we have a "TUK TUK" trip, and then moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
DAY 6 : PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
AM: On our city tour we visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum.
PM: We have lunch in a local restaurant and then the option to visit a former detention centre used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. After we have time in the "Central Market". In the evening we have an Apsara dance show. Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.
DAY 7 : KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG
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AM: Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a school.
PM: After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu Pagoda. We cross through the village by oxcart to reach the pagoda. We return and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.
DAY 8 : KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE
AM: Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery.
PM: We then visit a floating village on small local boats. In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight.
DAY 9 : SIEM REAP - DISEMBARK RV LAN DIEP - AIRPORT
We spend the morning cruising. Disembark the RV Lan Diep at noon. Our driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
THE BENELUX BONANZA
The journey I was about to undertake would not only in geographical terms span vast distances over land and sea......it was an odyssey which would cover a period of over four hundred years and one in which I would try to establish a "connection" with my ancestors.