Magnificent Mekong

14 nights from £3699

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  • Flights and Transfers Included
  • Includes 14 Guided Tours
  • Complimentary Drinks with Lunch and Dinner
  • All port charges, taxes and fees included

06 December 2012

Magnificent Mekong

Cruise Highlights

Viking River Cruises - RV Indochina - 14 Nights - 06 December 2012

Viking        -   RV Indochina
14 nights   -  6th December 2012

Explore the stunningly scenic and culturally distinctive lands that lie along the remarkable Mekong River. On this 15-day cruisetour, discover two countries, two cultures and two ways of life linked by Indochina’s most important river—from Vietnam’s bustling cities to the tranquility of Cambodia. Encounter ancient Khmer monuments and the elegant French colonial capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia; and in Vietnam, visit the floating markets of the Mekong delta, experience the intimate charm of Hanoi’s old city and tour dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Here you will find gracious hosts and some of the finest cuisine in the world, while enjoying the natural beauty and rich history just beyond the banks of the magnificent Mekong.

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Your Itinerary

06 Dec ‘12   Hanoi

07 Dec ‘12   Hanoi
                  City tour featuring the 'Hanoi Hilton'
                  prison, Ho Chi Minh Memorial
                  and the Museum of Ethmnology

08 Dec ‘12   Hanoi and Siem Reap
                  Guided tour of Hanoi's
                  Temple of Literature Fly to Siem Reap

09 Dec ‘12   Angkor Wat
                  Visit the Angkor Wat Temple,
                  a UNESCO Site, and explore the
                  fortified city of Angkor Thom.
                  You will also visit the Bayon Temple

10 Dec ‘12   Angkor and Siem Reap
                  Explore the temple ruins left behind
                  by Khmer Empire including Banteay
                  Srey and Ta Prohm. Return to Siem
                  Reap and visit a vocational centre
                  that trains apprentices in traditional
                  crafts; then take a guided tour
                  through Artisans d'Angkor, a network
                  of studios for the newly trained crafts
                  people.

11 Dec ‘12   Kampong Thom and Kampong
                  Cham

                  From Siem Reap enjoy a coach ride
                  through the Cambodian countryside to
                  to Kampong Cham, via the provincial
                  capital of Kampong Thom

12 Dec ‘12   Kampong Cham
                  Visit the hilltop temple of Wat
                  Hanchey,the Twin Holy Mountains
                  and the ecotourism village of
                  Choeungkok, supported by the
                  French-Cambodian Amica organization

13 Dec ‘12   Phnom Penh
                  Cyclo city tour see the
                  Royal Palace and the National
                  Museum of Cambodia. In the
                  afternoon, join an excursion to the
                  memorial in Tuol Sleng detention
                  centre and the Killing Fields of
                  Choeung EK

14 Dec ‘12   Phnon Penh
                  Tour the National Mueum of
                  Cambodia and visit the Buddhist
                  temple of Wat Phnom

15 Dec ‘12   Mekong River Scenic Cruising
                  Enjoy scenic cruising along the
                  Mekong

16 Dec ‘12   Chau Doc and Cu Lao Gien
                  Tour Chau Doc while riding a trishaw
                  before visit a Cham tribal village,
                  observe village life and visit a catfish
                  farm. Visit Cu Lao Gien Island and see
                  the monastery of St. Paul of Chartres

17 Dec ‘12   Sa Dec and Cai Be
                  See the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le,
                  the protagonist in Marguerite Dura's
                  beloved autobiographic novel.
                  Then enjoy a Sampan boat excursion
                  along the Mekong Delta. Later,
                  visit the floating markets in Cai Be,
                  where local workers produce ride
                  noodles, coconut candy and a
                  host of other handmade products

18 Dec ‘12   My Tho and Ho Chi Minh City
                  Disembark in My Tho and take a short
                  trip to Ho Chi Minh City where you
                  will take a tour of Reunification Palace,
                  see the Central Post Office and Notre
                  Dame Cathedral.

19 Dec ‘12   Ho Chi Minh City
                  City tour featuring colonial
                  and Emperor Jade 
                  Pagoda, then enjoy a visit to
                  Ben Thanh market. In the afternoon
                  visit the War Remnants Museum

20 Dec ‘12   Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights

  • Siem Reap

    Angkor Wat Tour

    Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archeological sites in the world. Visit one of Angkor’s largest Khmer temples, Angkor Wat, built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century A.D. With its beautiful proportions and extensive, intricate bas-relief stone carvings, it is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. Spend some time exploring the fortified city of Angkor Thom, which houses several of Angkor’s most popular sights such as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings with their dramatic bas reliefs.

  • Hanoi

    Hanoi Tour

    Tour this unique, thousand-year-old Asian capital where old and new combine in a lush setting of parks and lakes. Pass by the scenic Sword Lake on your way to the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial, a complex dedicated to Vietnam’s 20th-century Communist leader. Then, spend some time in the excellent Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where you learn about the cultural heritage of this multicultural country’s 50+ ethnic groups. Later, tour the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” the facility where American POWs were held captive during the Vietnam War.

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City Tour

    Begin your tour of this bustling metropolis in the Chinatown area of the city. Walk along Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping boulevard in the old colonial heart. See the grand city hall, the old opera house with its soaring arched entryway, the double spires of the Notre Dame Basilica and the Central Post Office. Then get a different perspective on modern-day Vietnam at the War Remnants Museum, which provides a stark picture of the Vietnam War from a decidedly partisan point of view. This afternoon, head to Ben Thành Market for some handcrafted souvenirs and also visit a Lacquer Factory.

  • Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh Tour

    Dock along the lovely waterfront of Cambodia’s capital and explore the city in style, in a cyclo. This mode of transportation provides many Cambodians with a source of income and visitors with a speedy and enjoyable way to move around. See the magnificent Royal Palace with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, built in the 19th century by the French but inspired by the centuries-old architecture of the Khmer. Then join an excursion to the sobering memorial in the Tuol Sleng detention center, a former high school in which thousands of victims of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime died, and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, or explore the city’s maze of small alleys, markets and busy streets on your own if you prefer.

Your Ship

RV Indochina

RV Indochina

The RV Indochina is a beautifully handcrafted ship specifically designed to navigate even the most remote areas of the Mekong River. Built in 2008, RV Indochina accommodates 60 guests and offers a river view from every stateroom with large windows and personal deck space, and an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere with attentive, English-speaking crew. Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of the RV Indochina.

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