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Fascinating Asia is a unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. Get ready to be Immersed in cultures and ancient traditions. You’ll have the most spectacular time sightseeing and spending time with the locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

1

Fascinating Asia: Explore Ho Chi Minh City

Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. The amazing city combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers where you’ll have a chance to see its famous landmarks. You’ll also try your hand in the kitchen, Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class.

You will also go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi for an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War.

You will then embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River. From visiting a colorful market to seeing firsthand how sampans, rice wine, and traditional candles are made, you will be able to immerse yourself in the local cultures.

2

A Phnom Penh Discovery

You will tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda in the capital of Cambodia. Afterward, you’ll have the chance to take in the stunning views of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey situated on a hilltop. You will then walk through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. To finish your fascinating Asia day, you will go on a unique ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers.

3

A Grand Finale!

You will end this memorable Fascinating Asia river cruise holiday is a stay in Siem Reap. This place is home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. Then enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance—a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!

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Tour Expiry Date2019-08-16

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D1

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

D2

Motorbikes, Monuments, and Mouthwatering Cuisine

CLASSIC: Take a Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks, including a stop at the Rex Hotel for a refreshing drink at the rooftop bar where the U.S. Military held the infamous “Five O’Clock Follies” during the war. Then visit the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

DISCOVERY: For lunch, participate in a hands-on Vietnamese Cooking Class. Learn to prepare several local dishes and how to recreate them at home. Last, but not least, sample your delicious creations! Explore the city further during free time this afternoon.
This evening join your traveling companions for a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

D3

Secret Passageways and Underground Hideouts

CLASSIC: Drive out of the city for a Guided Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels-an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length- used as a hideout and secret village by the Viet Cong.

Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. Consider stopping for a drink at the famous rooftop bar at the Caravelle Hotel. (B)

D4

HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION)

Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding 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 (B,L,D)

D5

Sweets, Sampans, and Sun Hats

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 handcrafts 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 (B,L,D)

D6

Colourful markets, Charming Locals, and Cotton Weavers

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 (B,L,D)

D7

The Royal Treatment

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. (B,L,D)

D8

A Dark History or Market Dynamics

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 (B,L,D)

D9

Water Blessings and Back-To-School Adventures

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 (B,L,D)

D10

Calm in the Cambodian Countryside

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 (B,L,D)

D11

A Pilgrimage of Inspirational Beauty

Fly to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth!

CLASSIC: After lunch, begin your Sightseeing Tour by tuk-tuk to explore the temples. Start at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples: Angkor Wat. Featuring five trademark towers, it is the symbol of Cambodia. Then, visit Angkor Thom, where you will explore Bayon Temple with its 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-relief sculptures, OR:

ACTIVE: Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple by bike.
The evening is yours to explore charming Siem Reap, stay to witness the sunset at Angkor Wat, or consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Cambodian circus. (B,L)

D12

Roots Carved in Stone and Celebrated in Dance

CLASSIC: Continue your Guided Sightseeing of the Angkor Temples at Ta Prohm. Tree roots cover the ruin walls, allowing you to experience the temple with the same wonder as early explorers. Then visit Banteay Srei, a unique temple built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. En route, stop at a local village famous for making Khmer noodles by hand.
Spend the afternoon at your leisure. You may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to further explore Siem Reap or the temple complex by tuk-tuk.

DISCOVERY: This evening, a private Apsara Dance Performance brings ancient Khmer culture to life through music, song, and dance. (B,D)

D13

SIEM REAP

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

C

Countries

Vietnam and Cambodia
M

Meals Included

Includes 12 breakfast, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners
T

Transport

State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities

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Set Tour Packages

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Standard of accommodation
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Panorama Suite
06 Jan 20 18 Jan 20 Deluxe$6878
13 Jan 20 25 Jan 20 $7603
20 Jan 20 01 Feb 20 $6878
27 Jan 20 08 Feb 20 $6878
03 Feb 20 15 Feb 20 $6878
10 Feb 20 22 Feb 20 $6878
24 Feb 20 07 Mar 20 $6878
02 Mar 20 14 Mar 20 $6878
09 Mar 20 21 Mar 20 $6878
16 Mar 20 28 Mar 20 $6878
23 Mar 20 04 Apr 20 $6478
30 Mar 20 11 Apr 20 $6478
06 Apr 20 18 Apr 20 $7183
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