A Mekong Experience - Early Bird 2020 Specials
With four nights to soak up the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong on a relaxed cruise, on this tour you'll also discover the beauty of southern Vietnam. Packed with memorable moments and cultural experiences, discover vibrant Saigon, explore the lush waterways of the Mekong Delta and stand awestruck before the magnificent temples of Angkor in charming Cambodia. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience. Plus you will experience the newest deluxe vessel on the Mekong River the Victoria Mekong.
• 13 days touring exploring Saigon to Siem Reap.
• All main meals, entrance fees and airport transfers.
• Dine in the dark experience at Noir restaurant
• 4 nights cruising on the newest deluxe vessel Victoria Mekong.
• Visa Fees for Asutralian Passport holders
5 April 2020
Save up to $300* per person
22 Aug 19,
unless sold out prior.
DAY 1: FLY TO SAIGON
Fly to Saigon. You will be met in Saigon in the arrivals hall by your Local Guide or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time travel to your hotel for check in.
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS
Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, before dining in the dark at Noir.
DAY 3: BOARD THE VICTORIA MEKONG
Drive via Can Tho to board the Victoria Mekong and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.
DAY 4: TIGER ISLAND
Explore Tiger Island and its local industries by either sampan or electric bike, before continuing your upstream journey to visit a floating market and local museum.
DAY 5: TAN CHAU
Continue your cruise, with shore excursions around Tan Chau including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, silk village and options to see the Tra Su Forest. In the evening, watch a thrilling lion dance performance.
DAY 6: BORDER CROSSING
Cross over into Cambodia, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making, and in the late afternoon, dock at Sisowath Quay for a traditional Apsara performance and a farewell dinner.
DAY 7: DISEMBARK THE VICTORIA MEKONG
Leave the ship behind this morning as you dock in Phnom Penh. Board a cyclo to explore the main sights of the city such as the Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom, before ending the day with a local beer by the riverfront.
DAY 8: SIEM REAP OLD AND NEW
Spend the day reflecting on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Later on, fly to Siem Reap.
DAY 9: TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.
DAY 10: TONLE SAP LAKE
High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village. This evening enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.
DAY 11: CAMBODIAN COOKING
Travel by tuk tuk to a cooking lesson, where you will learn to prepare traditional Khmer dishes. Spend your afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner.
DAYS 12-13 FLY SIEM REAP TO AUSTRALIAYou will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. Any time prior to departure today is free at your leisure. Fly home to Australia, arriving the same or the following day.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 July 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. Savings based on availability of partner airline, special economy class fare and specific airfare class. Surcharges apply once seats are sold out. Advance seat selection on flights is not available. Airline fuel surcharge (where applicable) included, and subject to change. All services are subject to availability. Due to airline connections, extra nights’ accommodation may be required at additional expense. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due within 5 days of booking or quote is not guaranteed. Balance of payment due 75 days prior to departure. Full payment is required immediately for departures within 75 days. All air is ticketed upon receipt of deposit (or full payment for bookings departing within 75 days). Loyalty discount applies. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Wendy Wu Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.