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Follow the course of the Mekong, from the glorious temples of Angkor in Cambodia to Vietnam's verdant delta, getting a taste of authentic Indochina as you go.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change according to local conditions. Deposit Payment: A deposit of 20% of total tour cost is required. NOTE: Visas for Cambodia and Vietnam are required for Australian passport holders, the cost of which is not included in the above prices. Your visas can be arranged by Wendy Wu Tours at an additional cost.
Our Classic Mekong Downstream itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
This morning transfer from the meeting point in Siem Reap to Kampong Cham and embark your Pandaw cruise ship for the next seven-nights. (L,D)
Sunrise cruise to Wat Hanchey an important centre of worship during the Chenla period located on top of a hill above the mighty Mekong River with some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. Visit 8th century structures some destroyed by American bombings during the Vietnam War. We cruise back downstream to Kampong Cham where after lunch we travel by Bus to the local OBT Chiro Village where the education of local children is high on the agenda. Pre-Hospitality training courses, plastic recycling, bee keeping, farming and handicraft skill projects are set up to improve the skill set of local children. We then travel to the Wat Nokor Bachey dating back to the Jayarvaman VII period.(B,L,D)
Sail down the Mekong/Tonle River convergence to visit Koh Okhna Tey, or ‘silk island’ to study the entire silk making process from worms to weavers. There will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator. Return to ship and cruise downstream towards Phnom Penh. Evening lecture on Angkor and Khmer culture.. (B,L,D)
Tour Phnom Penh by cyclo, provided by a company that supplies basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. Admire the mix of traditional Khmer and French architecture and explore fascinating sites such as the Grand Palace and the Silver Pagoda. (B,L,D)NOTE: In the afternoon you have the option of an excursion by coach to the Killing Fields of Cheung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Museum. This excursion is included in the cost of your cruise; however, it must be requested at the time of booking. Please advise our Travel Consultants.
Travel up the Tonle Sap River by boat or
road (depending on water levels) to explore
the villages of Kampong Trolach and
Chong Koh. (B,L,D)
Spend the day cruising in the Mekong channel at the Vietnamese border crossing, where passports and visa documentation will be checked. (B,L,D)
Visit a Cham tribal village and a catfish
farm. Explore Chau Doc, a town that has
retained a French-style charm with many
old colonial buildings. This afternoon
excursion through the canals by sampan
to Sa Dec via Vinh Long to see the local
market and the ancient house of the
‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous
French novelist. (B,L,D)
Disembark your Pandaw cruise ship
early this morning and transfer to the
Saigon drop-off point. Arrive at Saigon
late-morning where your arrangements
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