Mekong Odyssey

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay, Da Nang, Hội An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mỹ Tho, Cái Bè District, Sa Đéc, Tân Châu, Phnom Penh, Oudongk, Krong Kampong Chhnang, Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cai Be, Mekong River


Duration: 21 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 28

Age range: 16-70

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

Featuring a relaxing 7-night cruise on the mighty Mekong, not only is this tour perfect for the cruise lover, it also explores the charming cities, natural wonders and cultural treasures of both Vietnam and Cambodia. Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter by rickshaw Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise Sample local cuisine in Hanoi Master Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An Enjoy a 7-night Mekong River cruise Discover the wonders of Angkor Visit a floating village in Tonle Sap Experience PHARE — The Cambodian Circus

Highlights

  • iconCruise on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.
  • iconWander the elegant streets of Hoi An.
  • iconTake a tour of Saigon's colonial treasures.
  • iconCruise the mighty Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia.
  • icon Take a cyclo ride through splendid Phnom Penh.
  • iconGet lost in the mysterious temples of Angkor.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Halong Bay
Angkor Wat
Tonle Sap Lake
Mekong Delta
Hannoi
Cu Chi Tunnels

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 -2 : FLY TO HANOI

Location: London, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly overnight to Vietnam's vibrant capital city, Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

icon Day 3 : EXPLORE HANOI

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature before taking a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter, stopping off for local delicacy 'ca phe trung' (egg coffee) en route. Continue on foot, sampling a range of local cuisine as you explore further!

icon Day 4 : CRUISE HALONG BAY

Location: Hạ Long Bay

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend two days aboard your comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the boat and enjoy twilight over the bay.

icon Day 5 : TRAVEL TO HOI AN

Location: Da Nang, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy sunrise and a hearty brunch on board as your cruise back to the bay. Return to Hanoi for your flight to Da Nang. Transfer to the charming town of Hoi An.

icon Day 6 : HOI AN

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the charms of Hoi An on a walking tour. A wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, the colourful market, a Chinese temple and the Reaching Out Arts & Crafts workshop. At the local market, you will pick up fresh produce for a local cooking class.

icon Day 7 : Hue

Location: Hue

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, travel to the town of Hue. The epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. This morning, explore the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City before visiting the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang complex comprises almost 40 monuments and is surrounded by gardens and pools.

icon Day 8 : FLY TO SAIGON

Location: Hue, Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda this morning before an early afternoon flight of 1 hour and 25 minutes to Saigon.

icon Day 9 : CU CHI TUNNELS

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, where you’ll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Return to the city to visit the neoclassical Central Post Office; the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum where the brutality of the war and its victims are well-documented. Finish up browsing through the lively Ben Thanh Market.

icon Day 10 : MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

Location: Mỹ Tho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up for your cruise by your local guide from Mekong Prestige. Transfer to My Tho, a city on the Mekong Delta, to board your boutique cruise vessel, Mekong Prestige II. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.

icon Day 11 : CAI BE AND SA DEC

Location: Cái Bè District, Sa Đéc

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock at Cai Be to visit the floating market and stroll along the river bank to visit local manufacturers of rice paper and coconut sweets. Also explore Sa Dec.

icon Day 12 : TAN CHAU

Location: Tân Châu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit a fish farm and a handicraft village before exploring Tan Chau by rickshaw. Cross into Cambodia.

icon Day 13 : PHNOM PENH

Location: Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cambodia's capital is a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. After an introductory lecture, take a city tour that includes the dazzling Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum and Wat Phnom. This evening, watch an Apsara dance performance onboard.

icon Day 14 : RURAL CAMBODIA

Location: Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail away from Phnom Penh and soak up the views of rural Cambodia. Visit a silk weaving village, a local pagoda and a primary school.

icon Day 15 : OUDONG

Location: Oudongk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the old hilltop capital of Oudong before finding peace at Vipassana Dhura Pagoda. Also see Kampong Tralach and return to the ship by ox-drawn carriage.

icon Day 16 : TONLE SAP RIVER

Location: Krong Kampong Chhnang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail onto the Tonle Sap River and cruise to Kampong Chhang, where you'll see a floating village and buzzing local market.

icon Day 17 : SIEM REAP

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer with your ship guide to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. At the drop-off point in Siem Reap, you will be met by your Cambodian National Escort and transferred to your hotel to store your luggage. This afternoon, visit the captivating Banteay Srei, a richly-embellished sandstone temple, before taking a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

icon Day 18 : EXPLORE ANGKOR

Location: Angkor Wat

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The tour begins in the heart of Angkor Thom, the old walled city - passing through its South Gate you'll reach the enigmatic Bayon and visit the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. The best preserved of Angkor's temples, examine the vast number of intricate details and relish the sheer magnificence of its architecture. This evening, enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

icon Day 19 : TONLE SAP LAKE

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

High Water Season (Aug to Feb): Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle before enjoying a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening, sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul): Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor before visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening, sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.

icon Day 20 -21 : FLY SIEM REAP TO UK

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

What's Included

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    Entrance Fees

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    Fully Guided

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    Local Taxes

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    International Travel

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    Accommodation

    18 nights in 4 star

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Cruise

    Mekong River Cruise

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

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    Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 350 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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