Classic Mekong (Main Deck)

Classic Mekong (Main Deck)

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Classic Mekong (Main Deck)

17 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: Krong Siem Reap, Victoria Mekong Cruises, Vàm Nao, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hội An, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

1615

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours, Sailing

Interests:

Cultural, History

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the magnificence of the temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

Highlights

  • Cruise the Mekong for 3 nights.

  • Drift along Angkor's moat at sunset.

  • Visit captivating Phnom Penh.

  • Learn traditional farming techniques in Hoi An.

  • Test your senses at Noir in Saigon.

  • Cruise the magnificent Halong Bay.

  • Stroll through Hanoi's alleyways.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Siem Reap

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Siem Reap

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 : Temples Of Angkor

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.

Day 4 : Tonle Sap Lake

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village.

Day 6 : Embark The Victoria Mekong

Location: Victoria Mekong Cruises

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.



Day 6 : Embark The Victoria Mekong

Location: Victoria Mekong Cruises

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.



Day 7 : Vam Nao

Location: Vàm Nao

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross over into Vietnam, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making. On arrival at Vam Nao, take a sampan ashore to visit traditional cottage industries.

Day 8 : Tan Loc

Location: Can Tho

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue downstream, visiting a floating market and local museum. After lunch, arrive at Tan Loc island. Here, choose to explore a historic house and gardens for tea and fruit, or a plum wine farm for a tasting. Sail on to Can Tho for a farewell dinner, accompanied by a traditional music performance.

Day 9 : Disembark The Victoria Mekong

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit a local floating market before bidding farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship's shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon and stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. In Saigon, you will be met by your Vietnamese National Escort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the dark at Noir, a restaurant supporting Saigon's visually impaired.

Day 10 : Discover Saigon

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and Central Post Office.



Day 11 : Journey To Hoi An

Location: Da Nang, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Danang, and continue by road to Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

Day 12 : Tra Que Village

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

Day 13 : Fly To Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, fly to Hanoi to explore the Old Quarter by cyclo. Also stop by the Temple of Literature, and make sure to try a traditional egg coffee on the way!

Day 14 : Explore Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the rest of Hanoi's sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. In the evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin, a beautiful open-air performance on a lake.

Day 15 : Halong Bay

Location: Hạ Long Bay

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations.



Day 18 Depart Hanoi

Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    15 nights in 3+/4 star

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 15, Lunches: 14, Dinners: 15

  • Cruise

    Victoria Mekong Cruise

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and Southeast Asia is no exception.

    However, it is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much.

    Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time.

    In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour.

    The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the national escort.



    If you are travelling in a smaller group with local guides only, then tipping is paid in each destination.

    To be fair to the guides we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller with small groups.



    We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy, but we do recognise that it may not suit everyone.

    However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.

  • Drinks with Meals

    Drinks included whilst aboard the Victoria Mekong

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • What is 'Happy to Share'?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date. If a share partner is found, the Single Supplement will be removed from your booking. If a share partner is not found, the Single Supplement will remain and is payable with your final balance in line with our normal booking conditions. Either way, our Operations Team will contact you around 75 days before departure to let you know whether a share partner has been found or not. We regret that Happy to Share requests cannot be accepted within 75 days of departure. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to change or withdraw this arrangement at any time.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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