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DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHTS TO VIETNAM. Services per airline policies.

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY (Saigon) -   
VIETNAM                                          (D)

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Depending on you flight arrival time, you will either have a an afternoon city tour* followed by dinner OR you will have dinner and overnight at your hotel with the city tour held next day.

EMBARKATION - SET SAIL                     (B, L, D)
After breakfast and check-out and depart on an excursion to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. Built during the Vietnam War to protect from bombing raids, the tunnels extend underground for over 212 km and range in depth from 3 to 12 meters! They feature remnants of a living city; schools, community kitchens, sleeping quarters, hospitals as well as military production facilities. Return to the city and enjoy a Vietnamese style lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue with a city sightseeing tour* of this bustling capital which will include the Post Office, built by Gustav Eiffel, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The tour will end at the pier where you will embark your floating hotel. As you set sail on your
Mekong adventure, enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by dinner.


DAY 4:  MY THO – VINH TRANG – THOI SON ISLAND                   (B, L, D)
After breakfast, pass through the magnificent
canal of Cho Gao. Sightseeing of My Tho, or “Fragrant Herb” will begin by crossing the river on local boats. This quiet and prosperous city of 100,000 is renowned for its huge rice fields, gardens and fruit orchards. A visit by bus will also take you to the Vinh Trang pagoda.  After lunch back on board, local boats will take you to ThoiSonIsland where you will view local people’s daily life and enjoy locally grown seasonal fruits.


DAY 5: CAI BE- VINH LONG - SA DEC                                      (B, L, D)
In the morning, board local sampans for a wonderful ride though the Cai Be floating market where you can observe local farmers selling and trading their wares. Then continue on to Vinh Long or “Majestic Dragon” located in the middle of the delta between two arms of the
Mekong. Here you will sail through narrow canals and observe houses built on stilts, hawkers in boats and hundreds of craft as they criss/cross in all directions. You will also visit a brick factory and a local house with a show room featuring traditional farming tools. After lunch on board, arrive to Sa Dec where your sightseeing tour will visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda, a local primary school, and a few remaining colonial houses including the “Chinaman’s House” featured in Marguerite Duras’ famous novel “The Lover”, also made into a movie. Dinner on board.

Upon arrival at Chau Doc your sightseeing will begin with a visit via local boats to the fish raising rafts followed with a visit to the village of the local minority Cham community where you will be able to see (and taste) rice cake and candy making skills of the locals. Return to the ship for lunch and after lunch sail on to the Cambodian border. Relax on the sundeck while the vessel goes through the (sometimes lengthy) border procedures.  Then your floating hotel will navigate towards the Cambodian capital:
Phnom Penh. Enjoy the passing vista’s or participate in on board lectures and other activities. Dinner on board. Late night arrival to Phnom Penh.


DAY 7: PHNOM PENH                                                                                      (B, L, D)
After breakfast, tour this lovely capital of
Cambodia which has retained its French colonial charm. Your morning sightseeing will include the RoyalPalace complex and the NationalMuseum. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to S-21 prison, the infamous place of torture and death for thousands of innocent Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime, made world famous by the movie “The Killing Fields. Return to the ship for an enchanting Apsara Dance performed for you prior to dinner. The balance of the evening is free

To relax or explore the vibrant night life of the riverside promenade with a “wild” tuk-tuk ride!

DAY 8: PHNOM PENH - KAMPONG TRALACH                                          
    (B, L, D)
The morning is free to explore Phnom Penh on your own, visit the famous Russian market where you can haggle for anything from fine jewelry to local crafts and souvenirs. Return to the ship for lunch on as you sail on to Kampong Tralach. On arrival to Kampong Tralach, depart on a tour which will include the century old Vihara Pagoda. Return to the ship and continue sailing.


Kampong Chhnang is one of
Cambodia’s largest fishing ports and the center of fish farming. It is also famous for its archaic pottery making which supplies the whole country. Your walking /mini-bus tour will take you to a pottery farm and a local village where locals will demonstrate their wide variety of use for the local sugar sap tree. Return to the ship for lunch and sail on to the Tonle SapLake. Along the way, set sail via local boats through the “FloatingVillage” OF Chon Tru, a unique town completely set on water! See the people living on boats, including a stop at the local “floating” Catholic Church! The smiles of the local children are priceless! The evening is reserved for our festive Captain's Farewell Dinner!


High water: Early this morning, set sail and observe the local farmers, water buffalo and other unspoiled views as the RV “Toum Toui II” crosses the vast 150 km wide Tonle Sap Lake (approximate sailing time is 4 to 5 hrs). On arrival to the port (located 45 min. from the town) bid your wonderful crew and ship goodbye as you disembark and transfer to the city for the next part of your adventure (arrival around 13:00)! Light lunch and Check-in to your hotel.


Low water:  After breakfast, you will cross the Tonle SapLake via speed boat or hydrofoil (approximately 3 hrs) arriving at Siem Reap around 12:30. Light lunch and hotel check-in.

PM: In the afternoon, depart by bus on your introductory city tour of this fast growing gateway to the Angkor Temples. Stops will include the Artists D’ Angkor Arts & Crafts Center. The tour will end in the town center where you will delight in a walking tour through the lively streets prior to enjoying dinner at either the "Red Piano" restaurant, a favorite of actress Angelina Jolie during her filming of the "Tomb Raider" movies or at the air conditioned “Champey” Restaurant nearby. After dinner, free time to explore the lively downtown night life featuring night bazaars, cafe's and night clubs. Return to the hotel on your own (easy walking distance or even shorter tuk-tuk ride)

DAY 11: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR TEMPLES                                                    (B, L, D)
The day is devoted to an in-depth exploration of the fascinating “Lost City of Angkor”. Once the capital of the ancient Khmer empire, which ruled the area from the 9th to the 13th century, the city and its fascinating temples were slowly covered by jungle until the city was lost to civilization. The temples were rediscovered at the end of the 19th century, the jungle was cleared over the next 70 years to reveal the “8th Wonder of the World” – the ancient Temples of Angkor Wat – today a UNESCO Heritage sight. After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, your morning tour will take you to explore the south gates of Angkor Thom, Bayan,
BaphounTemple, Elephant Terrace, the Royal enclosure and the Terrace of the Leper King. A break for lunch will be held al fresco at the popular FCC club nearby. The afternoon is reserved for a visit to Ta Phrom and the magnificent main Temples of Angkor Wat! End the day with dinner at another local restaurant.  

DAY 12: SIEM REAP                                                                                              (B)
As all good things must come to an end, so does your wonderful exploration of this unique part of
Southeast Asia! After a final breakfast, check-out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your homebound flights. (B)

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