Vietnam and Cambodia: Mekong - The Veins of the Dragon
A superb trip for families and individuals, Vietnam and Cambodia blends the world of the Mekong and the magnificence of the Cambodian Khmer civilization. Begin by exploring Hanoi and practicing Tai Chi by the lake with the locals. Visit the Cham Museum near Danang and the old Chinese port town of Hoi An. Fly on to Saigon to wander the markets, before taking a boat through the Mekong Delta down to Phnom Penh. End your journey clambering around the Khmer temples of Siem Reap and boating on the Tonle Sap River.
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $3995.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Saturday, February 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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|Day 1||Arrive Saigon. Walk through downtown. Welcome dinner and À Ố show|
|Day 2||Drive Ben Tre. Boat ride down Mekong to homes and factories. Bike through villages. Evening at a local home with a cooking demonstration|
|Day 3||Boat trip to Tai Phu Canal and bike to My Long Market, temple and village. Board Mango Cruise and explore canals|
|Day 4||Bike through Vung Liem Town. Boat down canals to Cai Be to homestay. Rowboat through delta|
|Day 5||Boat to Cai Be Market and special breakfast. Bassac Cruise|
|Day 6||Arrive Cai Rang. Visit this largest Mekong floating market. Transfer to Hotel. PM Free|
|Day 7||Visit very rare authentic floating market and explore town. PM free|
|Day 8||Depart for Chau Doc, stopping at Cham village|
|Day 9||Cross at Xa Xia/Prek Chak into Cambodia. Visit cave temple and drive Kep|
|Day 10||AM boat to Rabbit Island. PM Explore caves of Phnom Sorsia|
|Day 11||AM drive to Phnom Penh. PM City Tour|
|Day 12||Visit Toul Sleng, Killing Fields, Pour Une Sourire d’Enfant and markets. Sunset Cruise|
|Day 13||Fly Reap. Visit Bakong and Kompong Khleang. PM dance performance|
|Day 14||Dawn at Ta Prohm. Visit Banteay Srei. Hike up Kbal Spean for picnic. Landmine Museum and sunset at Phnom Bakheng|
|Day 15||Dawn at Angkor Wat. Visit Artisans d’Angkor, Angkor Thom and Bayon. PM flight to Bangkok|