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Cultural Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia | October 25th, 2023

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Cultural Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia | October 25th, 2023

$6999 $6699 per person

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*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing; based on a Junior Suite (216 Sq ft – Main Deck) for the Mekong River Cruise portion of the trip 

*Based on a minimum of 15 passengers

*Single Supplement rate: Limited and based on request

*Space is limited and is first come first serve! Only 14 Cabins on this 5 Star River Cruise. Please note that there are only 2 Junior Suites, 4 Saigon Suites, 4 Apsara Suites, 2 Tonle Suite and 2 Angkor Suites.

BOOK BY APRIL 30TH AND SAVE $300 CAD PER PERSON!

Cultural Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia

October 25-November 12, 2023 (Land and Mekong River Cruise Combination)

On this journey, you will explore Vietnam & Cambodia by land and river cruise! You will explore the Northern part of Vietnam (Hanoi and Halong Bay), then down to the Southern part of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), before embarking on your unique river cruise experience along the Mekong, before finishing this trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia to discover the ancient temples of Angkor Wat/Thom.

Luxury River Expeditions
Unlike most other hotels, resorts, restaurant and cruise ships, this is not “Our” exotic expedition – it is all ‘Yours’. It is not our manner to tell you what to do, when to do it, or how to enjoy yourselves. We are quite simply your facilitator, your guides, hosts & hostesses. We are all focused and passionate about providing you with a heart-warming “Once in a Life-time” truly unique and exotic Asian adventure holiday.
Welcome to Viet Princess Cruises!

By combining shipboard life, in elegant French colonial luxury, with discreet and fascinating shore excursions, this is the most intimate way to be ‘up close and personal’ with the people and culture of Southern Vietnam. The ultimate journey of exploration, along the lower Mekong, is to cruise from Saigon Port through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters.

Equally as exotic and by comparison to Vietnam, the plains of Cambodia open before you as we cruise upstream towards the nation’s capital of Phnom Penh. Along the riverbanks the oxen-carts plough their way along a narrow path, working the land, forever contributing to the cooperative, subsistence way of Life that is Cambodia today and yesterday.

Highlights:
  • Full sightseeing tour of Hanoi –  Ho Chi Minh’s Complex, an imposing monument lavishly built of marble and granite, and where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides; enjoy a relaxing cycle pedal ride around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem lake then to the theater for Water Puppet show, a traditional form of puppetry staged over a pool of water.
  • Visit the scenic landscape in the Ninh Binh province
  • Enjoy a ride by a rowing boat at a gentle pace through the Tam Coc’s caves amid the tranquility of nature.
  • Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its emerald waters and more than 1,600 limestone islands rising from the sea. Embark the Paradise Elegance Cruise ship to begin your journey for 1 memorable night onboard.
  • Sunrise Tai Chi in the middle of Halong Bay.
  • Tour around Ho Chi Minh City – visit the Central Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral and along the way also view the Saigon Opera House, constructed by the French in the 1898. Continue your visit with the former Presidential Palace and the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the local’s eyes.
  • Take sampans through a channel lined with mangroves where you will try the most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker.
  • Enjoy a memorable 7-Night Mekong River Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia – with many unique and culturally immersive experiences!
  • Experience the unique Cai Rang floating market, as the sampans weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives.
  • Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia by local cyclo drivers
  • Have a leisurely walk at the Royal Palace, to see the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion.
  • Enjoy the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.
  • In Angkor Ban you will have visit in the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban, where you will witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle.
  • Visit the incomparable Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world; as well as Angkor Thom
  • Take a private boat trip to enjoy the joyful scenery around the village of Kampong Pluk Floating Village and get a glimpse of the way of life for the people here (Tonle Sap), whose homes are built on stilts up to 10 m high
  • Plus, many more incredible experiences!
What’s Included:

Vietnam & Cambodia pre/post cruise portion – Group arrival/departure transfers | Private transfers and transportation on tour | Inclusive of hotel tax, hotel service charges and includes daily breakfast as mentioned hotels (or similar) | Package 2D1N cruise on Paradise Elegance Cruise in Ha Long Bay | Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides (one guide in each city) | Entrance fees | Meals as specified | Lunch at local restaurant included 2 drinks of beverage (soft drinks, local beer) | Dinner at local restaurant included 2 drinks of beverage. (soft drinks, local beer) | Domestic flight Hanoi-Saigon with airport taxes, one way, economy class | Cold towels and water on sightseeing days | Vietnam Visa

*GROUP ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TRANSFERS INCLUDED – This transfer will be based on the timing of the majority of flight arrivals and departures. If flights are booked outside of this then a $50 CAD per person cost each way will apply.

Cruise portion – Expertly trained culinary team providing buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and seated multiple course dinner, including exclusive ‘Spa Cuisine’ and French-Indochine inspired options | Complimentary organic coffee, herbal teas, mineral water, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits and free-flow house wine (House wine with dinner only) | Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes and ships tour | Enhanced Fitness Facility | In-room breakfast (available upon request) | Welcome Reception | Farewell Reception | Themed Dinners | Local Entertainment on selected evening | Unique exclusive cruise program itinerary | Shoe cleaning after excursion | Welcome drink following excursions | Individual VOX listening devices | Maximum 28 Guests onboard/onshore | Modern air-conditioned coach transfers by road | Spacious riverboats for ship to shore transfers with safety approval | Port charges

*43 Meals included throughout | Tips & gratuities for entire program 18 days 17 nights (land, shore excursion and Mekong Princess cruise crew)

INCREDIBLE VALUE!

Not included in price:

Round trip International Airfare | Cancellation and Out of Country Medical Insurance | Visa for Cambodia ($50 USD cash per person at border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia) | Premium drink options on cruise | Cabin upgrades, per below 

Upgrades for Other Cabin Categories:
  • Saigon Suite: +$550 CAD pp (256 Sq Ft – Main Deck)
  • Apsara Suite: +$800 CAD pp (256 Sq Ft – Upper Deck)
  • Tonle Suite: +$1550 CAD pp (323 Sq Ft  – Upper Deck)
  • Angkor Suite: +$2300 CAD pp (560 Sq Ft – Upper Deck)
Payment Terms & Conditions:

Deposit: $1000 CAD per person due at time of booking (non-refundable)

Final Balance: July 17th, 2023 (100% non-refundable after final payment)

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 3
Mention Group Booking Number: MEKGRP23

RECENT MEMBER TESTIMONIALS:

“Listen. You need to book this trip!”

The Viet Princess cruise on the Mekong River is a class act and you will not be disappointed.  The ship’s décor: suites, dining room, lounge and the sun deck area are beautifully appointed.  The crew members are welcoming and bend over backwards to accommodate your needs and to ensure your voyage will create fond memories that will last forever.  The cuisine for the buffet breakfast, lunch and the a la carte dinners is exceptional–a five star experience offered by the kitchen staff.  The daily tours on shore provide an authentic glimpse into the lives of the people in villages along the Mekong.  The local tour guides who stay on the ship are enthusiastic and passionate about their country and make the tours an unforgettable experience.  Of my many and varied travels, this experience is equal to my favorite journeys.  Do not miss out on a chance to enjoy this amazing travel opportunity.”

The Mekong Princess River Cruise…This cruise was top notch!”

As suggested by our Trip Merchant travel company we booked the Mekong Princess River Cruise. As Canadians we were intrigued……we were told it would be a fabulous Asian experience, that it was!

We arrived to a lovely boutique colonial style river boat and were ushered to the Angkor Suite…..it was beautiful and spacious. Eric the Cruise Director and his staff were outstanding……they really cared that the needs and wants of the customer were met. They were the most friendly and most gracious people of all our travels, we enjoyed them very much. The restaurant served a great variety of dishes and introduction to exotic flavours. The cruise had daily excursions that were truly authentic and an eye opener into the daily lives and culture of their people which included Vietnam and Cambodia. Memories we will never forget.

Overall the attention to detail was amazing on so many levels…..it is something all travellers should experience. We are so glad we step a little outside our comfort zone for an experience of a lifetime!

“Having a fabulous time!”

We are very appreciative that you recommended this cruise to us – it is absolutely amazing. All of the staff are professional & friendly, the food is delicious, & our suite is incredible – they upgraded us!

The shore excursions have been really unique & interesting, and our guide is very knowledgeable, well educated, & speaks very good English. He gets off when we leave Vietnam & we will have a Cambodian tour guide after that.

The cruise director, Eric, is amazing!  We were worried about currency & tipping and he has arranged for all the tipping to be done by them & we will pay it with our bill at the end. It’s been great to not have to take money along & wonder if we are tipping the right people & how much. If we have any Vietnamese Dong currency left at the end, we can pay some of our bill with it.

I really like that this cruise company gives so much back to the communities that they go in to. Even the money from the on board shop goes to the children in Cambodia. All in all, I can’t say enough nice things about this experience – we feel so lucky to be here & thank you again for introducing us to this fabulous company.

  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Departure City
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Activity Level
    This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Passenger Limit
    28 (maximum capacity on ship)
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Wednesday, October 25, 2023: International Departure
Depart Canada and fly to Vietnam!
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Thursday, October 26, 2023: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival Hanoi, walk outside the terminal, meet your local guide with your name on the TMJ signboard and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free at leisure for the rest of day.

Meals Provided: N/A
Accommodation: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake / Classic Room (http://hanoi.intercontinental.com/)
 
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Friday, October 27, 2023: Hanoi City Tour
Free at leisure in the morning.


14:00: We start the City tour with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Complex, an imposing monument lavishly built of marble and granite, and where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides.


After that, we can visit Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-stilts where he lived and worked in the last years of his simple life. Wind our way afterwards to the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoian culture and appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture.

Our cyclo team will pick us up for a relaxing ride around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem lake then to the theater for Water Puppet show, a traditional form of puppetry staged over a pool of water. Admire this skillful art as you watch scenes of daily life unfold on stage.

17:00: Enjoy the Water Puppetry show (First-Class). We cap off the day with dinner at a local restaurant, then back to the hotel and free at leisure.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake / Classic Room
 
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Saturday, October 28, 2023: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hanoi

This scenic landscape is in Ninh Binh province, 100 km from Ha Noi. The capital of Viet Nam was situated here before being transferred to Ha Noi in 1010. This land is famous with ancient temples adorned with the traditional wood carving of the 17th century for the worship of the first Vietnamese kings (Dinh, Le temples) and beautiful river flowing through the limestone mountain ranges. The ride by the rowing boat in a gentle pace brings us through the Tam Coc’s caves amid the tranquility of nature. It is absolutely a peaceful experience. On the way back from the caves, we may choose to get off the boat and the boat for a short walk on the rural winding road to have a deeper feeling about the countryside of Viet Nam.


Lunch with local specialties at restaurant in Tam Coc. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake / Classic Room
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Sunday, October 29, 2023: Hanoi – Halong Bay (3,5 hour drive) / One-night Cruise

Today we travel approximately 3,5 hours to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its emerald waters and more than 1,600 limestone islands rising from the sea. Embark the Paradise Elegance Cruise ship to begin your journey. Lunch will be served while cruising and exploring Halong Bay. After lunch on board, visit Tung Sau pearl farm, and then Titov Island you can either choose to hike the mountain to get an overview of Halong Bay or swim at the beach on the island. Enjoy sunset at L'Odyssée Sundeck or Piano Lounge. Savor your Western set dinner, which is prepared by the talented chef.
*Note: Due to cruising conditions in Ha Long Bay, itineraries may change without prior notice.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paradise Elegance Cruise / Deluxe Balcony (https://www.paradisecruise.com/paradise-elegance/)
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Monday, October 30, 2023: Halong Bay – Hanoi / Hanoi departs / Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City Via VN257@16:30 (Reference flight info)

Boost the energy for the new day with a Tai Chi lesson is held on deck. Enjoy a light breakfast on board in the still of the morning before cruising to Sung Sot cave – The most beautiful and largest cave in Ha Long Bay with stalactites and stalagmites at various shapes and sizes, at the end of the way out, you can have an amazing panoramic view from the viewpoint. The breakfast will be served while the cruise passed by Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave and The Fighting Cock Islet. Return to Tuan Chau Marina where we disembark, meet your guide and we are transferred back to Hanoi via the new Highway. Lunch en-route at local restaurant, then transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Saigon.

Arrive at Ho Chi Minh city airport, walk outside the terminal, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at Hotel and free at leisure at the rest of the day.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Nhat Ha L’Opera Hotel / Deluxe (https:// www.nhathalopera.com)
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Tuesday, October 31, 2023: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

08:30AM – meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City which was built by the French in 1850. We begin our day with a visit to the Central Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral and along the way we will also view the Saigon Opera House, constructed by the French in the 1898.

Continue your visit with the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war, revealing the history of Saigon during its turbulent recent past. Further, drive to visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the local’s eyes (Please note that some of the photos are very graphic).
Then, we transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After, transfer back to hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Nhat Ha L’Opera Hotel / Deluxe
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Wednesday, November 1, 2023: Free at leisure till Dinner Cruise – Cu Chi Tunnel as Optional Tour

Free day at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City.

*OPTIONAL TOUR – CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR*

08:30AM – meet your guide at the hotel lobby and we depart a 2-hour drive northwest of Saigon to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches as well as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Saigon at around 01:00PM. Lunch at local restaurant and then, transfer back to your hotel.

Price per person: On a request basis - Inclusions: - Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle. - English speaking guide. - Cu Chi Tunnel entrance fee - 1 Lunch at local restaurant including 2 units of drinks (soft drinks/local beers)
06:30PM – meet your guide at the hotel lobby and we depart to the Saigon River port to enjoy unique Fine Dining River Cruise on Saigon Princess Dining Cruise.


Unique cruising and dining venue, Saigon Princess will bring to you a high-class quality, luxurious, truly different experiences and memories about an energetically modern HCM City at day as well as a sparklingly magnificent one at night by your sight from Saigon river.

Back to the port at 09:30PM and transfer back to the hotel.

*NOTES 4-courses menu Tea/coffee 2 beverage items per pax: Soft drinks, local beers & house wine

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner Cruise
Accommodation: Nhat Ha L’Opera Hotel / Deluxe
 
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Thursday, November 2, 2023: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Embark the RV Mekong Princess

Breakfast at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
End of land services in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh city.
Transfer to the Saigon port to embark RV Mekong Princess.
Later in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to transfer to the Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port - 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City for embarkation.

Once aboard, a safety briefing as soon as you embarked will take place in the Ramvong Lounge. You will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery.



Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.


We sail at midday through Saigon river, Soai Rap river, Nuoc Man canal, Vam Co river and Cho Gao canal to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.


Late in the day, we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, time to enjoy crafted cocktails by our skilled bartenders and watch the sun sets, and sampans passing by. A traditional Vietnamese “A La Carte” dinner will be served in the Indochine onboard Restaurant, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most delicate palates.


 
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Friday, November 3, 2023: Ben Tre - Can Tho

This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe lam” (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, known as Tay Do - the capital of the Mekong Delta. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

*Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, Vietnam’s People, Culture & colonial History.
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Saturday, November 4, 2023: Can Tho - Hoa An

We start our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for a sumptuous buffet breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.


After lunch, continue excursion by sampan to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

After a short break, continue our excursion on motor trishaw to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.

The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.
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Sunday, November 5, 2023: Gieng Island, Hong Ngu

After breakfast, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.

This afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered a few western visitors prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hao.

The ship sails and anchors in Tan Chau overnight.

*Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.
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Monday, November 6, 2023: Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Our Princess will dock at Phnom Penh port. After completing immigration procedures to Cambodia, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.


The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.
*Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your host.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023: Phnom Penh City

This morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive away from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.
This afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh.
This evening before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.

The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023: Angkor Ban

The Mekong Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like.


Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.
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Thursday, November 9, 2023: Disembark in Kampong Cham – Siem Reap by Road (4 hours drive)

Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast Buffet in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast, we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham and transferred by motor-coach to your hotel in Siem Reap for check-in procedure and afternoon free at leisure until dinner.

This evening dinner with Apsara Show at local restaurant.

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Friday, November 10, 2023: Full Day Temples Tour

This morning, we will explore Angkor Wat. This temple is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Angkor Wat is surrounded by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 x 1500 meters. The temple itself is 1 km square and consists of three levels surmounted by a central tower. The walls of the temple are covered inside and out with bas-reliefs and carvings. Nearly 2000 distinctively rendered Apsara carvings adorn the walls throughout the temple and represent some of the finest examples of Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. After tour, comeback to Siem Reap town for lunch at the local restaurant.

After lunch, we will visit Angkor Thom (Big Angkor), is a 3 km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. There are five entrances (gates) to the city, one for each cardinal point, and the victory gate leading to the Royal Palace area. Each gate is crowned with 4 giant faces. The South Gate is often the first stop on a tour. Then discover the beauties of amazing temples called Ta Prohm temple. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig and silk-cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best ‘tree-in-temple’ photo opportunities at Angkor. Flocks of noisy parrots’ flit from tree to tree adding to the jungle atmosphere. Ta Prohm temple, where the famous film Tomb Raider was shot and brought the Angkor Wonders to the world. This evening dinner at local restaurant.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel / Tailorbird Standard
 
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Saturday, November 11, 2023: Eco-Adventure and Floating Village
This morning you will discover Beung Pearang Biodiversity Conservation Center is a peaceful home to hundred species of wetland and water birds, reptiles and mother fish. The center is located 13km southeast of Siem Reap provincial town and is the closest Bird Watching area in Siem Reap. Special for bird watchers and nature lovers. Lunch at local restaurant

Continue to visit Kampong Pluk Floating Village, here is a much better option for you to visit a village on the lake. Kampong Pluk is accessible by boat only. Kampong Pluk is a relatively small village that provides very good insight into the village lifestyle of the Tonle Sap. This village exists almost exclusively on fishing and related activities. Houses are built on stilts up to 10 m high, and the village is surrounded by flooded forest. We will take a private boat trip to enjoy the joyful scenic around the village and end of the trip enjoy the beautiful Sunset on boat there before return to Siem Reap for dinner at local restaurant.
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Sunday, November 12, 2023: Siem Reap Departure - Fly Home
Breakfast: Included at your hotel.
Check out of your luxury hotel and head to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport for your flight home.
*Other: Some hotels throughout may be subject to change and in the event there is a change of hotels it would be replaced with a similar quality property.
 
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Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 3
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Cabin/Deck Plans Below:
JUNIOR SUITES
The two Junior Suites are located mid-ship on the Mekong Deck, and offer 216 square feet (20 square meters) of living space
SAIGON SUITES
The four Saigon Suites are located forward on the Mekong Deck, and offer 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space.
 APSARA SUITES
The four Apsara Suites are located mid-ship on the Bassac Deck. With 256 square feet (24 square meters) of living space.
TONLE SUITES
Located forward on the Bassac Deck, the two Tonle Suites provide guests with 323 square feet (30 square meters) .
ANGKOR SUITES
Located on the Bassac Deck, our two 560 square feet (52 square meters) Angkor Suites offer the most spacious and luxurious accommodations aboard the Mekong Princess. In addition to French doors opening onto a private veranda with seating area, the suites' floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow for breathtaking views of the passing scenery. The suites feature a king-size bed with a premium mattress and linens, a spa bath with a large soaking tub and glass rain shower, and a fully stocked minibar. Guests choosing one of the Angkor Suites enjoy an extra level of personal service, with complimentary laundry service, complimentary evening canapes and scented bath preparation, on request.