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16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Hanoi to Siem Reap 2022
Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River with Hanoi & Ha Long Bay (Northbound)
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River Cruise DescriptionOn this 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 fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.The best way to experience Vietnamese culture is with a tour of its fascinating capital of Hanoi. Go on a cyclo ride through the ancient streets of the Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet performance. Travel through the peaceful countryside to Ha Long Bay where you'll cruise by its breathtaking limestone islands. In Ho Chi Minh City, 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, 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.The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers.
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|Oct 7, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Oct 21, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
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|Nov 18, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Dec 2, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 HANOI, VIETNAMWelcome to Vietnam!
Day 2 HANOIThis morning, your Guided Sightseeing takes a look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda: One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” Also visit the ancient Temple of Literature, over 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university. Lunch is at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that teaches local street children restaurant skills for more stable employment opportunities. After lunch, enjoy an electric-cart ride through the fascinating Old Quarter, with 36 ancient streets where merchants trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi’s renowned water puppets, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century.
Day 3 HANOI–HA LONG BAYTravel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets sprinkled across the bay. Board a Cruise Excursion to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays.
Day 4 HA LONG BAY–HANOI–HO CHI MINH CITYThis morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight for Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5 HO CHI MINH CITY
Day 6 HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS
Day 7 HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION)
Day 8 VINH LONG–CU LAO GIENG
Day 9 CHAU DOC–LONG KHANH A–BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA
Day 10 PHNOM PENH
Day 11 PHNOM PENH
Day 12 WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
Day 13 KONPONG LOUANG–KAMPONG TRALACH
Day 14 PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)–SIEM REAP
Day 15 SIEM REAP
Day 16 SIEM REAPYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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