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G Adventures: Mekong River Encompassed

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Price: R 25,979.00

10 days, Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City Riverboat Adventure.

Experience Cambodia and Vietnam from a truly different perspective – the waters of the mighty Mekong River. Sail for eight days aboard a classic riverboat from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Discover Phnom Penh, roam the famous floating markets, and explore the stilt village of Chnok Tru. There's an incredible (and incredibly beautiful) view of Southeast Asia that's just waiting for you.

Booking Details For This Classic Small Group Riverboat Adventure

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
September 2018 R 25,979.00 pps
October 2018 R 30,119.00 pps
November - December 2018 R 32,479.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: AOLZSE (Marine)

G Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Siem Reap/Chnok Tru

Visit Angkor Wat at sunrise and continue exploring with a local guide. Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported New Hope project. Embark after lunch and settle in as the crew set sail for Chnok Tru.
Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: Chnok Tru/Kampong Chhnang

Visit one of the biggest floating villages on the Tonle Sap River, Chnok Tru, before continuing on to Kampong Chhnang. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh

Arrive early at Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. Return to the vessel and continue on to Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5: Phnom Penh

Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6: Phnom Penh/Sadek

Cross the border into Vietnam. Opt to cycle, or stay on board, to Chau Doc from the checkpoint. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the sunset from the top of Sam Mountain.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7: Sadek/Mỹ Tho

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to cycle small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8: Mỹ Tho/Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Continue on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) via the Cho Gao canal. Opt to cycle there instead. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9: Mỹ Tho/Ho Chi Minh City

Continue the final leg of the journey to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive around 11am and disembark. Later, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast
 

Tour Inclusions

  • G Adventures for Good: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap 
  • 7 nts aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
  • Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
  • Chnok Tru floating village visit
  • Kampong Chhnang visit
  • Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
  • Koh Chen island visit including cottage industries
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
  • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
  • Apsara show
  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Sam Mountain sunset visit
  • Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
  • Vinh Long excursion
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
  • Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
  • Options to cycle to excursions along the way
  • Farewell cocktail and Captain's dinner
  • Cu Chi Tunnels guided visit
     
Validity 29 June 2018 (other departures available Feb - Dec 2018)
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers AOLZSE (Marine)
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• Accommodations: Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts), hotels (2 nts)
• Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
• All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
• Transportation: Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, walking
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and tips on board
• Anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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