RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days

by Mango Cruises - Cruise Ship: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise
RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days
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Destinations:Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Oudong Hill - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap - Mekong Delta
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price From: 1863 USD

Our 8 days cruise between Vietnam & Cambodia focus on Cruises mekong river’s Cultural Highlights. Join with us to discover local floating market and royal campital Phnom Penh in luxury & comfort style.

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Price Included
  • Transfer arrangement from Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon to the ship in My Tho on day 1 and from the ship to Siem Reap hotel or airport on day 8
  • Full board in the selected category on the R/V Mekong Prestige
  • All meals from Lunch on Day 1 until Breakfast on Day 8
  • Drinks on board : Mineral Water, non-alcoholic beverages, local beers (all day long) and local wine during the meals
  • Tipping on board
  • All excursions and entrance fees with English speaking guide as per descriptive programme
  • Assistance of an English speaking Cruise Director
  • Port taxes: 65 USD/ pax
Price Excluded
  • Overseas flights
  • Beverages other than mentioned
  • Ashore tipping
  • Visa arrangements
  • Insurances

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit the renowned Tonle Sap Lake.
  • Enjoy traditional Apsara temple dancing and other folkloric performances.
  • Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong.

Option 1: UPSTREAM: SAI GON - SIEM REAP

Day 1 Saigon - My Tho 
Meeting at Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon at 9:00 AM for the transfer arrangement to My Tho, located at 70 kilometers away. During the transfer, stop at Cholon Market and visit of a lacquer factory. Arrival in My Tho and welcome on board of RV MEKONG PRESTIGE. Lunch on board. Start of sailing in the afternoon. Welcome Dinner on board & traditional Music Show.
Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 2 Cai Be - Sa Dec 
Arrival at Cai Be in the morning. After breakfast we take a morning junk trip around Cai Be along a floating market, go ashore to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Walking along the bank river and sightseeing of the rice paper manufacturer and coconut sweets. Return to the ship and lunch. We cruise past Vinh Long Province to arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. French writer Marguerite Duras spent some of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town in the Mekong Delta. Both the school where Duras’ mother taught and the small house behind it where the family must have lived still stand. We see the house of the Chinese Lover of Marguerite. The house now is little museum of « The Lover » in Sadec. Visit of a Caodaist Temple and stroll through the colourful local market. Night navigation through the Delta.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 3 Tan Chau - Border Crossing 
Arrival in the morning at Tan Chau, a remote small town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer on small boats to visit a fishing farm. We go ashore to visit mat’s making workshop, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk weaving workshop. A rickshaw ride round this fascinating town takes you back to the pier for lunch. Cast off for the Cambodian border for the formalities. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong River to Phnom Penh.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 4 Phnom Penh 
Arrival in Phnom Penh in the morning. The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion is arranged to the former High School « S21 », converted to a detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979. Then visit of Wat Phnom after which the city was to be named. Dinner on board. Traditional Khmer Apsara Dancing Show on board.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 5 Chong Koh – Phnom Penh 
Early morning, sailing from Phnom Penh to Koh Chong. Stop at this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and workshop’s visit. Visit of a Pagoda and meeting in a primary school and chat with pupils. Lunch on board. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. Return to Phnom Penh and afternoon at leisure for a discovery of the city on your own. Possibility of shopping at the Russian Market. Dinner on board
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 6 Oudong – Kampong Tralach 
Morning journey upriver heading for Oudong. Lunch on board. Arrival at Oudong in the early afternoon, distant of 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. Between 1618 and 1866, Oudong was the capital city of Cambodia. Erected at a hilltop, this place counts numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings. We see the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. After the visit, departure in bus to Kampong Tralach. You will visit there the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back from the last century and which has retained beautiful wall paintings. Return to the ship on ox carts. Dinner on board.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 7 Kampong Chhnang 
Morning sailing on the Tonle Sap River, which connects the Mekong River to the Tonle Lake. Arrival at Kampong Chhnang, located at approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Then, boarding on local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The life of the entire population is connected with the river and all people evolve in boats through the canal system which criss-cross this little town. We go ashore to stroll through the scenic market longing the River.
Lunch & Dinner on board.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 8 Tonle Sap - Siem Reap 
Crossing of the lake early in the morning* (Please note that in case of low waters, the transfer to Siem Reap will be by coach or fast boat). The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Here bird life is profuse. Because the water levels of the lake and river vary a great deal according to the time of year and rainfall. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 
Option 2: DOWNSTREAM: SIEM REAP - SAI GON
Day 1 Siem Reap - Lac Tonle 
 
Transfer from Apsara hotel in Siem Reap to the pier of Phnom Krom in the morning (Please note that in case of low waters, the transfer to the ship will be by coach or fast boat). Welcome on board of RV MEKONG PRESTIGE and settling into the cabins. Lunch on board. Start of sailing by crossing the Tonle Lake in the afternoon*. Welcome Dinner on board
Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 2 Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Oudong 
Arrival at Kampong Chhnang, located at approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Then, boarding on local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The life of the entire population is connected with the river and all people evolve in boats through the canal system which criss-cross this little town. We go ashore to stroll through the scenic market longing the River. Return on board for lunch while sailing towards Kampong Tralach. Departure by bus to discover the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back from the last century and which has retained beautiful wall paintings. Return by ox carts and bus transfer to Oudong distant of 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. Between 1618 and 1866, Oudong was the capital city of Cambodia. Erected at a hilltop, this place counts numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings. We see the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, place of meditation for Buddhist Monks.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 3 Chong Koh – Phnom Penh 
Arrival in Koh Chong in the morning. Stop at this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and workshop’s visit. Visit of a Pagoda and meeting in a primary school and chat with pupils. Lunch on board. Sailing to Phnom Penh and visit of Wat Phnom after which the city was to be named. Dinner on board. Traditional Khmer Apsara Dancing Show on board.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 4 Phnom Penh 
The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Morning bus tour including the Royal Palace & the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion is arranged to the former High School « S21 », converted to a detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979. Time at leisure at the “Russian Market”. Dinner on board
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 5 Phnom Penh - Navigation - Boder Crossing 
Navigation heading for the border with Vietnam. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. Crossing of the border and completion of the required formalities (approximate length of 4 hours).
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 6 Tan Chau 
Arrival in the morning at Tan Chau, a remote small town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer to small boats to visit a fishing farm. We go ashore to visit mat’s making workshop, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk weaving workshop. A rickshaw ride round this fascinating town takes you back to the pier for lunch.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 7 Sa Dec - Cai Be 
Arrival at Sa Dec. French writer Marguerite Duras spent some of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town in the Mekong Delta. Walking Sightseeing Tour. We see the house of the Chinese Lover of Marguerite Duras. The house now is a little museum. Visit of a Caodaist Temple and stroll through the colourful local market. Lunch on board. We cruise past Vinh Long Province, located in the middle of the Delta region, between two arms of the Mekong. Arrival at Cai Be, tour on local boats to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Walking along the bank river and sightseeing of the rice paper manufacturer and coconut sweets. Dinner on board & traditional Music Show.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: RV Mekong Prestige Cruise 
Day 8 My Tho - Saigon 
Arrival at My Tho. Disembarkation after breakfast and bus transfer to Saigon city center.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 
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