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Avalon Waterways Mekong Discovery – Cruise Only Northbound (WHS0)

8 days Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh 
On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Walk through a colorful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a song and dance performance by children from a local orphanage.

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 this diverse river cruise and stop in a Silversmith Village to see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. Go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields in the enchanting Cambodian countryside and witness the daily lives of farmers. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is sure to create lasting memories!

Ships: Siem Reap - Saigon
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Receive $299 per person air from select US cities on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 12/27/18, 09/13/18, 09/20/18, 09/27/18, 11/29/18, 12/06/18, 12/13/18
  • Single supplement waived on select 2020 Avalon Mekong river cruise departures*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 01/09/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20, 01/30/20, 02/06/20, 02/13/20, 02/20/20, 02/27/20, 03/05/20, 03/12/20, 03/19/20, 03/26/20, 04/02/20, 04/09/20
  • Single supplement waived on select 2019 Avalon Mekong and Ganges river cruise departures*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 02/14/19, 02/21/19, 02/28/19, 03/07/19, 03/14/19, 04/11/19, 07/11/19, 02/07/19, 07/25/19, 08/01/19, 08/08/19, 08/15/19, 08/22/19, 08/29/19, 09/05/19, 09/12/19, 09/19/19, 09/26/19, 10/03/19, 10/17/19, 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/07/19, 11/14/19, 11/21/19, 11/28/19, 12/05/19, 12/12/19, 12/19/19, 12/26/19, 01/24/19, 01/31/19, 01/17/19
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/25/19, 08/01/19, 08/08/19, 08/15/19, 08/22/19, 12/05/19, 12/12/19, 12/19/19, 12/26/19
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 01/09/20, 01/16/20, 01/23/20, 01/30/20, 02/06/20, 02/13/20, 02/20/20, 02/27/20, 03/05/20, 03/12/20, 03/19/20, 03/26/20, 04/02/20, 04/09/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/11/19, 01/10/19, 01/17/19, 01/24/19, 01/31/19, 02/07/19, 02/14/19, 02/21/19, 02/28/19, 03/07/19, 03/14/19, 03/21/19, 03/28/19, 04/04/19, 04/11/19, 08/29/19, 09/05/19, 09/12/19, 09/19/19, 09/26/19, 10/03/19, 10/10/19, 10/17/19, 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/07/19, 11/14/19, 11/21/19, 11/28/19
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong & Irrawaddy river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/11/18, 07/05/18, 08/16/18, 08/30/18, 10/04/18, 10/25/18, 11/01/18, 11/15/18, 11/22/18
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Mekong & Irrawaddy river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/13/18, 09/20/18, 09/27/18, 11/29/18, 12/06/18, 12/13/18, 12/20/18, 12/27/18
  • Single supplement waived on select 2018 Avalon Irrawaddy and Mekong river cruise departures*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 12/06/18
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; visit a sampan-making family and interact with a Catholic priest in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 3 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 4 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 5 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields

Day 6 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 7 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 8 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation): End of vacation

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WHS - Take this cruise with land stays

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1HO 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)
Day 2VINH LONG–CU LAO GIENG
 Sweets, Sampans, and Spires

DISCOVERY Board a sampan this morning for a local Workshop Visit in Vinh Long to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candies are made.

DISCOVERY This afternoon, enjoy scenes of daily life with a Guided Excursion along the river near Cu Lao Gieng via sampan. Stop at a local home, where a skilled family hand-crafts sampan boats. Then, ride a motor cart to one of Vietnam’s oldest churches for a special interaction with a catholic priest.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO CHAU DOC

(B,L,D)
Day 3CHAU DOC–LONG KHANH A–BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA
 Colorful 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)
Day 4PHNOM PENH
 Bonjour! French Charm Lives in Cambodia’s Capital City

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)
Day 5PHNOM PENH
 Shining a Light on a Dark History

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.

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

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO WAT HANCHEY

(B,L,D)
Day 6WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
 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)
Day 7KONPONG LOUANG–KAMPONG TRALACH
 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)
Day 8PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Dates and Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $161. Required intra-vacation air segment: Phnom Penh/Siem Reap. Air prices were effective on February 7, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Local Guides & drivers are included (excludes extensions which are to be paid locally).

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.


All prices are per person based on double room occupancy. Cruise price based on Category B in a Panorama Suite on Mekong Deck.

To upgrade to a Category A on the Tonle Deck, add $400 per person in double occupancy or $800 in single occupancy.

Extra Nights per person in Ho Chi Minh City:
in single room $268; in twin room $139

Avalon Notes

  • During low water conditions, generally mid-December to August, we will not be able to sail across Tonle Sap and will fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. No sightseeing will be missed. Low water conditions vary from year to year, so this will be evaluated on a cruise-by-cruise basis.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
09/20/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,889.00
09/27/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,889.00
10/04/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
10/11/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
12/13/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $3,669.00
01/03/2019 $4,199.00
01/10/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
01/17/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
01/24/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
01/31/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
02/14/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
02/21/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
02/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
03/07/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
03/14/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
03/21/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
03/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
04/04/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
07/11/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
07/25/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
08/01/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
08/15/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
08/22/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,249.00
08/29/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,869.00
09/05/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,869.00
09/12/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,869.00
09/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
09/26/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
10/03/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
10/10/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
10/17/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
10/24/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
10/31/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
11/07/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
11/14/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
11/21/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
11/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,309.00
12/05/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
12/12/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,869.00
12/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $3,869.00
12/26/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,099.00
01/02/2020 $4,439.00
01/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
01/16/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
01/23/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
01/30/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
02/06/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
02/13/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
02/20/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
02/27/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
03/05/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
03/12/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
03/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,469.00
03/26/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,249.00
04/02/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,249.00
04/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,249.00
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