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The Heart Of Cambodia & Vietnam With Sapa - Northbound

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Sailing Date: Dec 10, 2018
Through: Dec 31, 2018
Book By: Dec 6 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 21
Ship: Avalon Saigon
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5017048
from $8,099.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam     
2 Ho Chi Minh City     
3 Ho Chi Minh City. Excursion To Cu Chi Tunnels     
4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation)     
5 Vinh Long - Cu Lao Gieng     
6 Chau Doc - Long Khong A - Cambodian Border Crossing     
7 Phnom Penh     
8 Phnom Penh     
9 Wat Hanchey - Angkor Ban     
10 Konpong Louang - Kampong Tralach     
11 Siem Reap (Disembarkation)     
12 Siem Reap     
13 Siem Reap - Hanoi     
14 Hanoi     
15 Hanoi - Ha Long Bay     
16 Ha Long Bay     
17 Ha Long Bay - Hanoi     
18 Hanoi - Sapa     
19 Sapa     
20 Sapa     
21 Sapa - Hanoi     
22 Hanoi     
Number of Nights: 21
This magical river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Vietnam and Cambodia, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way.

Your adventure begins in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where you'll get a taste of the culture first-hand with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on a fascinating excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Immerse yourself in the everyday life of locals with a visit to a family's home for a cotton-weaving demonstration and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In Cambodia, visit the famous sites, such as the temple of Wat Hanchey, providing spectacular views, and take part in a traditional water blessing with local monks. Enjoy an ox cart ride around the Cambodian countryside and meet a local farmer to learn about his daily life. Siem Reap offers the magnificent Temples of Angkor. These ancient ruins are a display of architectural complexity and grandeur unlike anything else in the world. See the most famous temples here, such as Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and other treasures of the city.

Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets. Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You'll visit the Cua Van Floating Village and spectacular caves. Fly to Sapa, located in northwest Vietnam, with its lush green hillsides, surrounded by mountains in every direction. Here, you'll visit the villages of the Zay and Black Hmong ethnic groups to learn about their way of life. And to really appreciate the serene landscape, visit the stunning Silver Waterfall and enjoy the epic views from atop the highest road in Vietnam at a point called Heaven Gate. The perfect ending to an unforgettable river cruise vacation!

Included Features:

Day 1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City: welcome to Vietnam

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City: walking tour of the city's landmarks; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Vinh Long-Cu Lao Gieng: visit a local workshop and see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; visit a sampan-making family and interact with a Catholic priest in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 6 Chau Doc-Long Khong A, Vietnam-Cambodian Border Crossing: visit a local fish farm and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khong A with cotton weaving demonstration

Day 7 Phnom Penh: sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from local orphanage

Day 8 Phnom Penh: visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields

Day 9 Wat Hanchey-Angkor Ban: visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour through Angkor Ban village with school visit

Day 10 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 11 Siem Reap (Disembarkation): visit Angkor Wat & Banteay Srei

Day 12 Siem Reap: visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm, and Les Artisans d'Angkor; Apsara dance performance

Day 13 Siem Reap-Hanoi: fly to Hanoi

Day 14 Hanoi: visit Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Day 15 Hanoi-Ha Long Bay (Embarkation): drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village

Day 16 Ha Long Bay: cruise the bay; visit Titop Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak

Day 17 Ha Long Bay (Disembarkation)-Hanoi: visit Sung Sot Cave; drive to Hanoi

Day 18 Hanoi-Sapa: drive to Sapa; visit a local market

Day 19 Sapa: visit Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Silver Waterfall, and Heaven Gate

Day 20 Sapa: visit a weekly market and a Red Dao village

Day 21 Sapa-Hanoi: drive to Hanoi

Day 22 Hanoi: end of vacation

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 08, 2018

21

$8,319.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 01, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018

21

$8,509.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 15, 2018 - Nov 05, 2018

21

$8,509.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 29, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018

21

$8,509.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Nov 12, 2018 - Dec 03, 2018

21

$8,509.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Nov 26, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018

21

$8,509.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

21

$8,099.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Dec 24, 2018 - Jan 14, 2019

21

$8,369.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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