Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong Cruise!
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Toum Tiou 1 & Bhaya Cruises • 13 Nights • 21 October 2017
Experience and enjoy the best of Asia with this 13 night Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia fly-cruise-tour including cruising the Mekong River & Halong Bay with mini tours in both Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and tour Siem Reap for Angkor Wat.
From just $3999pp* including all airfares ex. Sydney, this is no doubt the Best Value Vietnam & Cambodia package currently available.
BUT you better hurry, spots are limited and this offer ends 30 June 2017!
• Return airfares from Sydney with Vietnam Airlines - Add-on ex Brisbane or Melbourne from $300pp; ex Perth from $200pp
• All meals and entertainment onboard
• Guided tours and hotel stays
• Highlights include: Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Danang, Hoi An, rice paddies, Japanese Bridge, Ride on a Water Buffalo and more!
• All port fees and taxes
If you need more information, please feel free to contact us TODAY and to book in this deal! Simply fill out the enquiry form, or give us a call on 1300 487 283. Don't miss out on this value-for-money Asian cruise!
*Terms and Conditions apply: Subject to availability at time of booking. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer valid until 30 June 2017 or until sold out prior. Please see your itravel agent for full terms and conditions.
21 Oct 2017
Fly from Australia. Upon arrival make your own way to hotel in Saigon for a 2 night stay.
22 Oct 2017
Ho Chi Minh at leisure
23 Oct 2017
Check-out hotel & make your own way to Saigon port for embarkation. Overnight onboard. (D)
24 Oct 2017
My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long. Navigation on the marvellous canal of Cho Gao. Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island.
On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as “fragrant herb”, where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It’s a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees. Local boat transfer to the mainland for a short panoramic tour of My Tho town and visit Vinh Trang pagoda, stop for a visit of My Tho market. Return at the pier - Passengers cruise on the river to dragon Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits. Re-embark and leave for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board. Drops anchor at Cai Be. In local boats cruise around Cai Be Floating Market. Visit the handicraft village where workers produce rice paper, rice wine, popped rice etc. in a traditional way. Continuing for Vinh Long - a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools.
Vinh Long, which translates as “Majestic Dragon”, is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruits. Life is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence. Overnight on board. (B,L,D)
25 Oct 2017
Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour and transfer to Trung Vuong primary school. Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda. Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the “Chinaman’s house” (from Duras’ novel “The Lover”, also made into a movie). Arrival at Chau Doc. Departure for fish raising rafts. If the timing is allowing it, watch of the sunset on the Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into an infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda. Overnight onboard. (B,L,D)
26 Oct 2017
Vinh Xuong – Phnom Penh. Cruise to Vinh Xuong check-point. Formalities clearance to cross the border.
Arrival in Phnom Penh late afternoon. Disembark cruise and transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our local tour guide and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
27 Oct 2017
Morning visit the Great City of Angkor Thom, which was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8m high wall; each side of the city is 4km long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates; 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace Area. Continuing to explore the temples of the Small Circuit. The most famous among these is Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Afternoon Angkor Wat, visit the biggest religious temple in the world; the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple. Built by Suryavarman II, in early 12th century Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. Considered as the masterpiece of the Khmer architecture, this Visnu temple is the King’s funerary temple. These are the main reasons to explain the West exposure of the temple. Enjoy dinner with Apshra dance. Overnight in Siem Reap (B,L,D)
28 Oct 2017
Transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our friendly tour guide will welcome you and transfer to city central. Overnight in Da Nang City. (B)
29 Oct 2017
Full day tour, Discover Hoi An & rice paddies tour. Highlights include: Enter historical houses dating as far back as the 15th Century, Visit the iconic Japanese Bridge, Admire the grand ornamentation of ancient Chinese Assembly Halls, Watch the art of handicraft making at a local workshop, Take a ride by bicycle to the captivating Hoi An countryside, Meet local rice farmers and chat about their daily life over a cup of tea in their workplace (a rice paddy!), take a ride on a water buffalo and much more. Overnight in Da Nang. (B,L,D)
30 Oct 2017
Morning free time on the beautiful beach of Danang. Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our tour guide will greet you and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi (B)
31 Oct 2017
Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay and embark cruise. Cruise through Ha Long Bay passing Chicken Rock and Titov Island. Visit Luon cave by rowing boat. Overnight on Cruise in Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
01 Nov 2017
Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Explore Surprise cave; one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight on Cruise in Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
02 Nov 2017
Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Swimming or hiking on Titov island. Disembark then transfer back to Hanoi. After dinner, enjoy the water puppet performance, a unique and famous traditional performance. Overnight in Hanoi (B,D)
03 Nov 2017
Morning city tour to visit some of the city’s attractions including the Quan Thanh pagoda, Ho Chi Minh museum & house on stilt & One Pillar pagoda. Visit Literature temple which is regarded as the first university of Vietnam. Transfer to airport for your flight home to Australia (B,L)