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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

7 night cruise & 5 nights hotel. Book by January 31st 2022.

€3,399

Description

A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. In many ways, a your visit to this region is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY On arrival to Tan Son Nhat International Airport you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Park Hyatt Saigon. Your Call: Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés -either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. Featured Excursion: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Not to Miss Moment: This evening, join us on-board the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night. 

DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY  MY THO (EMBARK) Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel. Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war -Cú Chi Tunnels.

DAY 4: BEN TRE (TIEN LOI ISLAND)  VINH LONG Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of Delta River life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Featured Excursion: Step aboard a luxurious sampan to discover the village life along the Mekong. 

DAY 5: SA DEC  GIENG ISLAND  CRUISING THE MEKONG RIVER Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colourful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat. Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance.

DAY 6: HONG NGU (LONG KHANHA VILLAGE)  PHNOM PENH Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves and located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process firsthand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam plus visit to the local home of a retired VC General. Featured Excursion: Daily life on the great delta.

DAY 7: PHNOM PENH Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s capitalPhnom Penh.

DAY 8: PHNOM PENH  CRUISING THE MEKONG RIVER Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school turned prison that is now a genocide museum. Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields-tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia. 

DAY 9: ANGKOR BAN  WAT HANCHEY If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks. Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s vibrant cultural life.

DAY 10: KAMPONG CHAM (DISEMBARK)  SIEM REAP You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Featured Excursions: City tour & Artisan visit by remork. Stunning Accommodation: Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

DAY 11: SIEM REAP Today is a bucket list moment kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Featured Excursion: Visit Angkor Wat Temple - the largest religious monument in the world & the single most recognisable landmark in Cambodia.

DAY 12: SIEM REAP Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines. Featured Excursions: South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm and Apsara show and dinner.

DAY 13: SIEM REAP (DEPART) Check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport to begin your journey home.

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