From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau the powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, providing a lifeline for millions of people.This week we are going on an adventure on the Mekong River visiting Thailand,
Cambodia, and Vietnam. This cruise is quite different from our previous cruises, but equally beautiful and full of culture and history. We will be visiting many cities and towns along the Mekong Delta. Ancient ruins, historic sites, and an opportunity to learn about new cultures, activities, and religions – this cruise vacation has it all! Put this cruise in your bucket list. I will definitely be on this tour in 2014.
Itinerary: 14 days Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok.
Cruise: Deluxe 7-night cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in an outside stateroom on the luxurious Avalon Angkor.
Ho Chi Minh City: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class; welcome dinner; Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; visit a rubber plantation; begin cruise on the Mekong.
Cai Be: Visit An Kiet House and a cathedral; see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made.
Sa Dec: Visit a brick factory, rice factory, local market, and the ancient house of Mr. Hyunh Thuy Le.
Chau Doc: Visit a local fish farm and the religious sites of Sam Mountain; walking tour of a local market.
Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields; sightseeing by private cyclo including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum.
Prek Bang Kong: Walking tour through the village to see silk weaving.
Angkor Ban: Walking tour through the village
Kampong Cham: Visit Phnom Pros, Phnom Srey, Nokorbachey, and Wat Hanchey; partake in traditional water blessing by local monks
Udong: Visit a monastery; lecture on Buddhism.
Kampong Tralach: Ride on a traditional ox cart through the countryside.
Siem Reap: Sightseeing with a Local GUide; visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Tample, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei; Les Artisans d’Angkor, Apsara dance performance.
Bangkok, Thailand: Cruise/tour ends. Optional stay in Bangkok available. #rivercruises
ADDED BONUS: EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
Complimentary night in Bangkok, Thailand
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