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Mekong Discovery (Northbound) on Avalon Saigon

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On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Walk through a colorful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a song and dance performance by children from a local orphanage.

On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue this diverse river cruise and stop in a Silversmith Village to see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. Go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields in the enchanting Cambodian countryside and witness the daily lives of farmers. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is sure to create lasting memories!


Included Features:

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 3 Chau Doc–Long Khanh A–Cambodian Border Crossing: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration

Day 4 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage

Day 5 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields, or visit the lively central market

Day 6 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 7 Konpong Louang–Kampong Tralach: Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach

Day 8 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation): End of vacation

About Avalon Saigon
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Aug 10, 2023 through
Aug 17, 2023
Aug 6, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$2,819.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7213986
Mar 23, 2023 through
Mar 30, 2023
Mar 19, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,439.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7213988
Aug 24, 2023 through
Aug 31, 2023
Aug 20, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,439.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7214005
More Departure Dates
WHS-2023

Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation)
2 Vinh Long – Cu Lao Gieng
3 Chau Doc – Long Khanh A – Border Crossing, Cambodia
4 Phnom Penh
5 Phnom Penh
6 Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
7 Konpong Louang – Kampong Tralach
8 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.