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16 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Siem Reap to Bangkok 2022
Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River with Bangkok (Southbound)
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River Cruise DescriptionOn this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam-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.Begin in fascinating Siem Reap, Cambodia, to see the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. Be amazed at the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and tour the other gems of the city before embarking on your river cruise. 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 school children. Continue your cruise into Vietnam 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 bustling Ho Chi Minh City, you'll visit 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 walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War.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!
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 17, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Oct 31, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 14, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 28, 2022||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Dec 12, 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 SIEM REAP, CAMBODIAWelcome to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 SIEM REAP
Day 3 SIEM REAP
Day 4 PHNOM PENH (EMBARKATION)Your Intimate Suite Ship® Awaits! Fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to the port where your ship’s crew will be waiting to welcome you onboard. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening.
Day 5 WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
Day 6 KAMPONG TRALACH–KONPONG LOUANG
Day 7 PHNOM PENH
Day 8 BORDER CROSSING–CHAU DOC, VIETNAMGood Morning, Vietnam!
Day 9 LONG KHANH A–CU LAO GIENG
Day 10 VINH LONG
Day 11 HO CHI MINH CITY (DISEMBARKATION)
Day 12 HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS
Day 13 HO CHI MINH CITY–BANGKOK, THAILANDToday, fly to Bangkok. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 14 BANGKOKThis morning, your Guided Sightseeing begins with a boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals. Stop at the stunning Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Also, Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 15 BANGKOKEnjoy a full day at your leisure.
Day 16 BANGKOKYour extension ends with breakfast this morning.
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