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21 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Bangkok to Hanoi 2023
The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok (Northbound)Starting from $7,729
River Cruise DescriptionThis inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok's famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha followed by the Temple of the Reclining Buddha-the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the city. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoy a walking tour of the famous landmarks of the city and try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class. Go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the unbelievable network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Next, board your ship and begin your cruise along the mighty Mekong River. As you cruise through Vietnam, you'll stop in the villages for interactions with locals, such as a visit to the home of a skilled family who make handcrafted sampans for a living. In Cambodia, visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, with the magnificent Royal Palace featuring its striking Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Take in the stunning views at the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your river cruise adventure to Siem Reap, where you'll see the magnificent Temples of Angkor. The famous temples here, such as Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers, are a display of intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. Disembark your cruise ship and fly to Hanoi, where you'll explore the famous Old Quarter with peddlers trading goods among its 36 ancient streets. From here, travel to Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, where you'll be amazed at the more than 3,000 limestone islands of varying shapes. Enjoy a 2-night cruise along the bay with visits to the Cua Van Floating Village, fascinating caves, and a chance to swim at Ti Top Island. The beautiful scenery, ornate temples, and interactions with locals make this Southeast Asia river cruise vacation one you won't soon forget!
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|Jan 6, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Jan 20, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Feb 3, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Feb 17, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Mar 3, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,379||Call Us!|
|Mar 17, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,529||Call Us!|
|Aug 4, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$7,729||Call Us!|
|Aug 18, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Sep 1, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,209||Call Us!|
|Sep 15, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,209||Call Us!|
|Sep 29, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,489||Call Us!|
|Oct 13, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,889||Call Us!|
|Oct 27, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,589||Call Us!|
|Nov 10, 2023||Avalon Saigon||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Nov 24, 2023||Avalon Saigon||$8,589||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 BANGKOK, THAILANDWelcome to Thailand!
Day 2 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 3 BANGKOKEnjoy a full day at your leisure.
Day 4 BANGKOK–HO CHI MINH CITYToday, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
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 REAP–HANOIToday, transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.
Day 17 HANOI
Day 18 HANOI–HA LONG BAY
Day 19 HA LONG BAY
Day 20 HA LONG BAY–HANOI
Day 21 HANOIYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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