Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River With Bangkok (Northbound)

07/08/2020 through 12/25/2021
07/08/2020 through 01/12/2022
Avalon Waterways

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia-including a stay in Bangkok, Thailand-you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen-Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. On an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used during the Vietnam War.

Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and visit a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your river cruise vacation in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world.

Your Southeast Asia adventure concludes in Bangkok, the enchanting capital of Thailand, where you’ll get up close to its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha-the oldest and largest of its kind. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore the “Venice of the East”-a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!

Included Features:

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City: Welcome to Vietnam

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City: Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 6 Chau Doc–Long Khanh A–Cambodian Border Crossing: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration

Day 7 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage

Day 8 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields, or visit the lively central market

Day 9 Wat Hanchey–Angkor Ban: Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 10 Konpong Louang–Kampong Tralach: Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach

Day 11 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)–Siem Reap: Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple

Day 12 Siem Reap: Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance

Day 13 Siem Reap-Bangkok, Thailand: Fly to Bangkok

Day 14 Bangkok: Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 15 Bangkok: Day at leisure

Day 16 Bangkok: End of vacation

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Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City. Excursion To Cu Chi Tunnels
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Day 3 Classic Drive Out Of The City For A Guided Visit To The Cu Chi Tunnels-an Extraordinary Network O...
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Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation)
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Day 5 Vinh Long – Cu Lao Gieng
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Day 6 Chau Doc – Long Khanh A – Border Crossing, Cambodia
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Day 7 Phnom Penh
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Day 8 Phnom Penh
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Day 9 Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
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Day 9 Discovery After Lunch, Enjoy A Walking Tour Through The Rural Village Of Angkor Ban. Here, You Wi...
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Day 9 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Konpong Louang
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Day 9 Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
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Day 10 Konpong Louang – Kampong Tralach
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Day 11 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation) – Siem Reap
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Day 12 Siem Reap
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Day 13 Siem Reap – Bangkok, Thailand
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Day 14 Bangkok
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Day 14 This Morning, Your Guided Sightseeing Begins With A Boat Ride On The Klongs, Bangkok’s Famous Can...
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Day 15 Enjoy A Full Day At Your Leisure.


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Day 16 Your Vacation Ends With Breakfast This Morning.


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