Save $2,600 Per Couple on Select 2022 Mekong River Cruises

    Save $1,300 Per Person | Asia 2022 | 8-Days | Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh | Offer expires June 21, 2021

    Save $2,600 Per Couple on Select 2022 Mekong River Cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $5,279* CAD per person

    (featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy on cabin category B, on the departure date indicated, and includes all taxes and fees and the Avalon $1,300 per person discount)

    Savings: $2,600 per couple

    Voyage departure: September 15, 2022

    Video: Mekong River Cruise Vacations | Avalon Waterways

    Inclusions:

    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain's & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary dinner and wine with lunch and dinner

    Mekong Discovery (Northbound) Itinerary:

    Photo: Map of Mekong Discovery (Northbound) Itinerary

    Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation)

    Transfer to the port on the Saigon River for embarkation. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening.

    Afternoon/evening cruise to Vinh Long

    Dinner

    Photo: Ho Chi Minh City

    Day 2: Vinh Long - Cu Lao Gieng

    Discovery: Board a sampan this morning to visit a local workshop in Vinh Long where you will see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candies are made.

    Discovery: This afternoon, enjoy scenes of daily life on Cu Lao Gieng Island via sampan and local motor cart. Your Guided Excursion starts at a local workshop, where a skilled family hand-crafts sampan boats. Then, visit the home of a local family that makes Vietnamese conical hats, or “Non la,” from materials available to them such as palm leaves and bamboo. These iconic hats are primarily used as protection from the sun and rain but you may also see them used as a basket to carry home goods from the market. Lastly, stop at one of Vietnam’s oldest Catholic churches.

    Afternoon/evening cruise to Chau Doc

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 3: Chau Doc - Long Khanh A - Border Crossing, Cambodia

    Discovery: In Chau Doc take a Guided Walk through the local market and absorb the atmosphere as locals are busy buying and selling fish, meat, and produce. Then embark on a River Excursion down the backwaters of the Mekong. Along the way, see traditional floating homes, speedboat merchants, religious sites, a market selling dried goods, and more.

    Discovery: After lunch, a sampan brings you to the village of Long Khanh A for a Cotton-Weaving Demonstration of a well-preserved artisan’s tradition.

    Return to the ship to set sail for the Cambodian border.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Phnom Penh

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 4: Phnom Penh

    Classic: Take a City Tour by private cyclo to visit the Royal Palace with the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum featuring an outstanding display of Khmer artifacts.

    The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free-flowing local beer!

    Just before dinner, children from a local orphanage will perform a show featuring local song and dance.

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 5: Phnom Penh

    Classic: This morning, a Guided Visit of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields offers a glimpse into the atrocities inflicted on the Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge regime, OR:

    Discovery: Visit the lively Central Market by tuk-tuk to see its unique Art Deco design.

    After lunch, depart Phnom Penh and enjoy some time at leisure on the ship.

    Afternoon/evening cruise to Wat Hanchey

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Phnom Penh Royal Palace

    Day 6: Wat Hanchey - Angkor Ban

    Discovery: Visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop temple dating back to the 8th century. Climb or be driven to the top where you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and partake in a traditional water blessing given by local monks.

    Discovery: After lunch, enjoy a Walking Tour through the rural village of Angkor Ban. Here, you will visit a traditional Khmer house and interact with children at a local school.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Konpong Louang

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 7: Konpong Louang - Kampong Tralach

    Discovery: Start your Guided Sightseeing at the silversmith village in Konpong Louang. Here, see talented craftsmen use age-old techniques to turn pure silver into works of art. In Kampong Tralach board an ox cart for a ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Along the way, stop to meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life.

    This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Tonle River.

    Evening cruise to Phnom Penh

    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 8: Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Breakfast

    Don't miss your chance to cruise through Southeast Asia. Offer expires June 21, 2021!

    Terms And Conditions

    *Book a select 2022 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruise to receive $1,300 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates in 2022 and on select cruises ONLY. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 5, 2020 and June 21, 2021 for travel at select times in 2022. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with Welcome Back Credit only. Applies to new bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; contact your travel advisor for Travel Terms & Conditions and further details.

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