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Magnificent Mekong Cruise

(8 days, Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap, 2016)
  • 7 night Mekong River cruise on board the luxurious RV Mekong Navigator
  • Fully escorted by an Evergreen Tours Cruise Director
  • Guided sightseeing by expert Local Guides
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Baggage handling throughout the tour
  • Take an in depth journey along the Mekong River on board the luxurious RV Mekong Navigator
  • Guided tour of the sights of Phnom Penh including the Royal Palace and National Museum
  • Learn of the dark days of the Khmer Rouge with visits to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • In Tan Chau, visit a Cao Dai temple and local mat weaving workshop
  • Visit the incredible Angkorian period temple complex of Wat Nokor Bachey
  • Sampan tour of Cai Be's traditional floating market
  • Visit the home of Huynh Thuy Le who inspired the novel L'Amant
  • Tour the historic Anh Kiet House
  • Experience authentic Mekong life on Evergreen Island
  • Learn the importance of the fish industry in the Mekong with a visit to a local family's fish farm
  • Tour the ancient Wat Hanchey
  • Spend two days in Phnom Penh, once known as the "Pearl of Asia"
  • Get to know Tan Chau while riding a traditional tuk-tuk
  • Visit the gateway of the Mekong Delta, My Tho
  • See Cai Be's beautiful French Gothic Cathedral
  • Visit a traditional rice factory and a local brick factory
  • Take a unique view of Phnom Penh on a traditional cyclo tour
  • Enjoy traditional Cambodian folk dances by the Cambodian Children's Group
  • See a traditional shadow puppet show and learn about the art
  • Receive a Buddhist Water Blessing from the monks at Wat Hanchey
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L), 5 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – 7 night Mekong River Cruise (D)

Xin Chao and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! You will be met by an Evergreen Tours representative and transferred* from the bustling city, through the scenic countryside to the gateway of the Mekong Delta, My Tho (please arrive by 11:00am). Here you will receive a taste of what’s to come as My Tho is a busy port town dependent on the river for its livelihood. From here we will begin our journey upstream aboard the luxurious RV Mekong Navigator.  Once on board you will meet your Cruise Director and receive a warm greeting from the crew, followed by a welcome reception. This evening enjoy a delicious Vietnamese “Mekong Delta” Theme Highlight Dinner while sailing to Cai Be.
Seven Night Stay: RV Mekong Navigator

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec (B,L,D)

Board sampans and sail through Cai Be's floating market, a fascinating and iconic scene of the Mekong Delta. Pass the city’s French gothic cathedral, tour Anh Kiet House, then visit a traditional rice factory. Observe daily routines of the villagers before stopping at a local brick factory. Upon arrival to Sa Dec, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras' novel, L'Amant (The Lover), and take a walk through the town's market.

Day 3: Tan Chau – Vietnam/Cambodia border crossing (B,L,D)

Sail to a Cao Dai temple, then ride a Vietnamese tuk-tuk to a mat weaving workshop. Cruise to a floating fish farm, and visit Evergreen Island. Reboard the ship and cruise to the border and Phnom Penh. Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia!

Day 4: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. You’re Invited Meet our cyclo drivers for a city tour of Phnom Penh. Journey to the Royal Palace complex and the National Museum housing Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. You’re Invited Enjoy a performance by the Cambodian Children’s Group which includes Cambodia’s national dance as well as local traditional folk dances.

Day 5: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Visit the Killing Fields, which is a disconcerting reminder of the recent atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. Continue to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge. You’re Invited A traditional shadow puppet show will be performed before dinner.

Day 6: Angkor Ban (B,L,D)

Today we will visit the charming town of Angkor Ban. Here, you will have a glimpse into the lives of the local people, starting with a visit to a family’s home to see how the locals live, along with an opportunity to meet the family and discuss their lifestyle. Continue through the village to the local school and join the children in their classroom and experience a typical school day.

Day 7: Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham (B,L,D)

Visit Wat Hanchey which offers views of the Mekong River. You’re Invited Receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from the monastery’s resident monks. See Phnom Pros (man hill) and Phnom Srei (woman hill), the reclining Buddha, and the preaching Buddha. Our final visit is to the Angkorian-period complex of Wat Nokor Bachey. Return to the ship and gather for a farewell reception and Royal Cambodian Theme Highlight Dinner.

Day 8: Kampong Cham – Siem Reap (B)

Following breakfast we disembark and bid farewell to the RV Mekong Navigator and her crew. Transfer* from Kampong Cham to Siem Reap for your onward flight (Please book flights after 4.00pm). We hope you enjoyed your Evergreen Tours tour of South East Asia and hope to see you again soon!

Please Note: The Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to provide the routing and inclusions stated however depending on water levels prevalent at the time of sailing, this itinerary may be amended or modified.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 - Cruise Availablity
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Prices include port and sundry charges. Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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