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Mekong River Encompassed

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 Trip Length
10 Days
 Trip Starts
Siem Reap
 Trip Finishes
Ho Chi Minh City
10 Day Mekong River Encompassed Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: Cambodia Vietnam
Budget
Affordable
Pace
Leisurely
Trip Style
Marine
Trip Code
AOLZSE

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 10 Day Mekong River Encompassed. Experience Cambodia and Vietnam from a truly different perspective — the waters of the mighty Mekong River. Sail for eight days aboard a classic riverboat from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Discover Phnom Penh, roam the famous floating markets, and explore the stilt village of Chnok Tru. Incredible views of Southeast Asia await you here.

Itinerary

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Start early today with a 4:30am departure for Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before exploring more of the temples. Enjoy lunch at New Hope, a G Adventures-supported project. After lunch, transfer to Koh Chen in a private vehicle. Board the riverboat by early evening, then enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting before dinner. (B/L/D)

After the day's excursions, enjoy dinner on board and relax as the riverboat drops anchor for the night. (B/L/D)

Embark on an early morning cruise to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. This afternoon, continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town. (B/L)

Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure. (B/D)

Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the view from the top of Sam Mountain. (B/D)

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to wander small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island. (B/L/D)

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner. (B/D)

Continue the final leg of the journey to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive around 11am and disembark. Later, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. (B)

Depart at any time. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Explore Angkor Wat and the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Visit ancient temples and small villages.
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market.
  • Learn about life along this famous river.

  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Arrival transfer
  • 7 nts aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
  • Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
  • Kampong Chhnang visit
  • Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
  • Koh Chen island visit including cottage industries
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
  • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
  • Apsara show
  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Sam Mountain sunset visit
  • Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
  • Vinh Long excursion
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
  • Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
  • Options to cycle to excursions along the way
  • Farewell cocktail and Captain's dinner
  • Cu Chi Tunnels guided visit
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

  • Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 Nights), hotels (2 Nights)
  • Cabins on board the Toum Tiou II all have exterior view windows and private bathrooms.
  • 125 ft. (38m) Riverboat. Built: 2008 Flag: Cambodian Draft: 1.8m Engine power: 450 HP Speed: 11 Knots Capacity: 28 Passengers Cabins: 14 - 6 upper, 8 main Boat Layout: Large screen television in lounge showing movies nightly. Library with classic literature, Wifi in public areas, outdoor dining and lounge areas with comfortable seating.

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, cyclo, walking

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'Mekong River Encompassed' Reviews

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Nice small group cruise 0 , QLD, Australia, Jan 2020
This cruise is really well organised and goes where a lot of the bigger cruise boats do not go. G Adventures supports small local operators for their day trips and this was evident in a number of places as other tourists were not to be seen e.g. brick making, mule ride, hand made pottery, lunch at training restaurant, etc. Tour Leader (or Chief Experience Officer, CEO, as they are officially called) was very helpful and efficient especially when I had an unexpected trip to hospital. The cabins are a reasonable size for a small boat and there is a great sun deck upstairs which could be used anytime. Staff were helpful and most spoke enough English to be understood. Food was simple, varied and plentiful. Dinner was 4 course and special diets catered for, breakfast was a hot and cold buffet with your choice of cooked eggs, so plenty of options. Omelettes were best I’ve had. Would certainly travel with them again.
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Prices & Dates

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