Visit: Mekong River
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  • Price From: $ 145
  • Cruise Length:8 days 7 nights
  • Cruise Type: Luxury Cruises
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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018
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Day 1

DAY 1: SAIGON / EMBARKATION (L / D)

The RV Mekong Princess awaits you in Saigon Port. Once aboard, you will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery. We sail at midday through the famed Mekong Delta on our way to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

Late in the day we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where cocktails are served as sun sets, and sampans pass by. A traditional Vietnamese dinner is soon ready, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most eclectic tastes.

Overnight on Cruise.

 

 

Day 2

DAY 2: BEN TRE / TRA ON (B / L / D)

For the early risers, sunrise tea or coffee provides the perfect start to the morning.

Today, you witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, we board the classically built sampans to explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region.

Cruising amidst the mangroves and Nipah Palm plantations, we disembark to visit the handcrafted coconut candy-makers. This is a famous cottage industry and a local delicacy, enjoyed throughout Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

As we stroll through the narrow paths of local villages, we make close, personal contact with the residents. A small fleet of a locally designed motorized ‘Tuk Tuk’ takes us on a ride through the plantations, en route to the

exotic tropical fruit farms.

Savor the freshest most colorful Dragon-fruit, succulent Watermelons, delicious Lychees and the notorious Durian.!

A local riverboat returns us to the Mekong Princess, as we continue on our way to an even more remote destination in the Mekong

Delta.

Luncheon is served as we cruise along a narrow canal, regarded as one of the busiest trading routes in Southeast Asia.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta, barely touched by tourism, to see Phuoc Hau historic pagoda. Explore the neighborhood where the locals make products from water hyacinth, a fast

growing free-floating plant in the Mekong Delta.

Overnight on Cruise.


Day 3

DAY 3: CAN THO / THOT NOT (B / L / D)

Tea and coffee served at sunrise.

A local riverboat takes us to the fascinating Cai Rang floating market at Can Tho, where the Captain skillfully navigates through the flotilla of boats that come to market each day. This location is a photographer’s delight. Be ready.!

A brief shore excursion follows a short cruise past the Cai Rang markets to nearby rice noodle factory, where we see the process of noodle making. It’s hot, steamy, ‘smelly’ and totally authentic.

The river boat returns us to the Mekong Princess for luncheon.

In the afternoon, arrive at the village of Thot Not and climb aboard a “Lambro 555” taking us through the village to hear the cacophony of sound at a tropical bird sanctuary. After a short walk into the sanctuary, we climb the steps to a viewing platform and enjoy an incredible view over the treetops and down on the nesting area of a variety of protected birds.

The boat will then return us to the RV Mekong Princess for sunset cocktails and dinner.

Tonight guests enjoy local village entertainment onboard.

Overnight on Cruise.

 

End of service.


Day 4

DAY 4: GIENG ISLAND   (B / L / D)

The early risers can enjoy tea or coffee at sunrise.

This morning local riverboats return to ferry us to Gieng Island. We stroll through the nearby village to witness how the classic and traditional oriental sampan boats are made. A short distance along the canal and time to explore duck farms, monkey bridges and tropical orchards. Next is another mode of transport named a “xe loi” (motorized trishaw). Crossing the island aboard your Xe Loi we arrive at the local Catholic Church, built in the 1870’s.

Later this afternoon, your sampans take you to the village of Thot Not, where you transfer to a “Lambro 555” that takes you through the village, where you begin to hear the cacophony of a bird sanctuary. After a short walk into the sanctuary, you climb the steps to the viewing platform, and enjoy an incredible view over the treetops and down on the nesting area of a variety of protected birds. Tonight you will enjoy a local entertainment show onboard after dinner.

Overnight on Cruise.


Day 5

DAY 5: HONG NGU / BORDER CROSSING (B / L / D)

The final excursion in Vietnamese waters takes us to the remote island village of Hong Ngu, located only fifteen kilometers from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces an abundance of traditional Khmer scarves, which are exported to Cambodia. Hand-woven in many homes throughout the village, we see the intricate weaving process from start to finish. Many of the villagers are embroidery artists who display their art on the balconies of their timber homes, which are built on stilts to avoid flooding in the wet season.

The residents of Hong Ngu had rarely encountered western visitors prior to the arrival of the RV Mekong Princess. Their welcome is warm and naturally friendly. During our time here, we enter a local temple dedicated to a unique religion, founded in this area, named Hoa Hao.

We return by riverboat to the RV Mekong Princess, weigh anchor and cross the border into Cambodia, cruising onwards towards our overnight anchorage.

At sunset, cocktails will be served before a dinner menu of Western-Oriental cuisine is provided for your pleasure.’

Overnight on Cruise.


Day 6

DAY 6: PHNOM PENH            (B / L / D)

After breakfast, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, stroll amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds.

Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest Angkorian artifacts in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap. After a return cyclo ride to the ship, you may wish to take some time to have lunch at a local restaurant, walk along the quay, or visit some of Phnom Penh’s famous markets and fascinating boutiques.

This afternoon, a private air-conditioned coach takes us to the outskirts of Phnom Penh to visit Choeung Ek (‘The Killing Fields’). This is the monument commemorating the nations notorious past. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison.

Before dinner, children from a local orphanage entertain guests with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.

Overnight on Cruise.


Day 7

DAY 7: ANGKOR BAN (B / L / D)

Today we visit the charming town of Angkor Ban. Here we experience an insight into the lives of the local people, starting with a visit to a family’s home to witness their lifestyle. We meander through the village to the local school and time to interact with the students and experience a typical day of study in rural Cambodia.

Overnight on Cruise.


Day 8

DAY 8: KAMPONG CHAM / DISEMBARKATION (B)

Following breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your ships crew and transfer by road from Kampong Cham river port to Siem Reap and the famed Angkor Wat.

End of service.

(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

*Important Note:
Stop-sell on Public Holidays: [01 Jan (New Year Eve), 18-21 Feb (Tet Holidays), 28 Apr (Hung King), 30 Apr (Reunification Day), 01 May (May Day), 02 Sep (National Day), 24 Dec (Christmas Season), 31 Dec (New Year Eve)].

The Price Includes:

Transfers from/to the meeting point to/from Embarkation/Disembarkation Points.

  • Meeting point for checking – in Mekong Princess, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet nam : The lobby of Park Hyatt Sai gon hotel. 2 Lam Son Square District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam.
  • Meeting Point for checking-in Mekong Princess, Phnom Penh, Cambodia : Titanic Restaurant, Phnom Penh. Ave. 106, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh 12202 Port Authority Contact: +855 92 888 798 (Ms. Chanika) (Note: A hospitality desk will be arranged at the restaurant entrance)
  • Meeting Point for checking-in Mekong Princess, Siem Reap, Cambodia: Park Hyatt hotel, Siem Reap. Sivutha Boulevard | Siem Reap, Kingdom Of Cambodia Contact: +855 12 506 222 (Mr. Chanthy) (Note: A hospitality desk will be arranged in front of hotel lobby)

Excluding services:

  • Air fare to/from Destination
  • All outside transfers are not included in the cruise itineraries of Viet Princess Cruises.
  • Premium Wines & Spirits
  • Shipboard Gratuities
  • All Incidentals

Important note :

  • Visas are required for Travel to/from Vietnam & Cambodia and are the responsibility of the guest to obtain.
Accommodations: Complimentary Excursion Amenities: Dining, Wellness & Entertainment:
  • All-Suite Luxury Vessel
  • 2 Angkor Suites with Panoramic French Balconies and Wraparound Verandahs (560.00 Square Feet/52.00 Square Meters)
  • 2 Tonle Suites with Panoramic French Balcony (323.00 Square Feet/30.00 Square Meters)
  • 4 Apsara Suites with Panoramic French Balcony (256.00 Square Feet/24.00 Square Meters)
  • 4 Saigon Suites with Panoramic French Balcony (256.00 Square Feet/24.00Square Meters)
  • Angkor & Tonle Suites are Fixed King Beds
  • Apsara & Saigon Suites are Convertible From Two Twin-Size to One Queen-Size Bed.
  • Luxury Honeycomb Spa Robes with Slippers
  • All-Natural Spa-Quality Bath Amenities
  • Pillow Menu
  • In-room Electronic Safe
  • Individual Climate Control
  • 500-Thread Count Linens with Duvet
  • Premium Mattresses
  • Bottled Water Replenished Daily
  • Welcome Flower Arrangement & Fresh Fruit Upon Arriva
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet in All Public Areas
  • Make-up Mirror
  • Multi-Configuration Plugs
  • Generous Closet Space and Under-Bed Storage
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Screen LCD Television with Movie System
  • Butler Service to Include:
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Assistance with Pillow Menu Selection
  • Presentation of Spa-Quality Bath Amenities
  • Entertainment System Assistance § Ensures your Accommodations are Immaculat
  • Polish and Condition Shoes Upon Request
  • Refreshes Ice Bucket
  • Prepare and Pack Luggage Upon Request
  • Scented Bath on Request
  • Complimentary Evening Canapés
  • Wellness and Culture Based Included Shore Excursion Program Including All Admissions
  • Port charges.
  • Unique Exclusive Cruise Program Itinerary
  • Shoe Cleaning After Excursion
  • Welcome Drink Following Excursions
  • Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout Cruise
  • Maximum 24 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions
  • Full-Size Motor Coach on All Excursions (Where Applicable)
  • Deluxe Sampans with Cold Towel Service, Fresh Fruit, and Tea/Coffee Service (Where Applicable)
  • Expertly Trained Culinary Team Providing Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, and Seated Multiple Course Dinner, including exclusive ‘Spa Cuisine’ and FrenchIndochine Inspired Options.
  • Complimentary Organic Coffee, Herbal Teas, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Local Beer, Local Spirits, and Free-Flow House Wine (House Wine with Dinner Only)
  • Series of Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes and Ship Tour
  • Complimentary Spa Treatment (1 Per Person) During 7-Night Voyage Enhanced Fitness Facility.
  • In-room Breakfast (Available Upon Request)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Reception
  • Themed Dinners
  • Spacious Air-Conditioned Lounge with Nightly Entertainment
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