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Mekong Discovery (Southbound) on Avalon Saigon

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On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

In the enchanting Cambodian countryside, go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers. In a Silversmith Village, see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. French influences are still apparent in the lovely capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Here you’ll tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda and enjoy a song and dance performance by children at a local orphanage. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren.

Continue your river cruise into Vietnam where you’ll walk through a colorful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is sure to create lasting memories!


Included Features:

Day 1 Phnom Penh (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban: Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 3 Kampong Tralach–Konpong Louang–Phnom Penh: Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, or visit the lively central market

Day 4 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage

Day 5 Border Crossing–Chau Doc: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc

Day 6 Long Khanh A–Cu Lao Gieng: Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 7 Vinh Long: Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made

Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

About Avalon Saigon
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Aug 15, 2024 through
Aug 22, 2024
Aug 11, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,389.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7674679
Mar 28, 2024 through
Apr 04, 2024
Mar 24, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$4,009.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7674690
Aug 29, 2024 through
Sep 05, 2024
Aug 25, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$4,009.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7674711
More Departure Dates
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Embarkation)
2 Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
3 Kampong Tralach – Konpong Louang – Phnom Penh
4 Phnom Penh
5 Border Crossing – Chau Doc, Vietnam
6 Long Khanh A – Cu Lao Gieng
7 Vinh Long
8 Ho Chi Minh City (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.