Wendy Wu A Mekong Experience Tour
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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.
- Saigon ‘dining in the dark’ experience
- A cyclo tour of Phnom Penh’s bustling streets
- A sunset cruise on the moat of Angkor Thom
- A night at Cambodia’s famous Phare Circus
- Local market visit and cooking class
Day 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels
Get to grips with the horrors 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 4: Embark 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Disembark the Victoria Mekong
Bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong this morning as you dock in Phnom Penh, where you will meet your new Cambodian National Escort. 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 9: History of Phnom Penh
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 10: 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.
Day 11: 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 12: 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 13-14: Fly Siem Reap to UK
Grab your last minute souvenirs before boarding an overnight flight to the UK, arriving home the following day.
- International flights and current taxes
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Local soft drinks, local beer and local spirits on the cruise
- Domestic transportation
- Visa fees for the UK & EU passport holders
- All meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
- Based on London Heathrow departures
- Regional UK departures available
- Flight upgrades available on request
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On our classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.
This group tour has a maximum group size of 18. You may come across other Wendy Wu Tour Groups during your tour.
This tour has a physical rating of 1. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You will be getting on and off coaches and boats as well as walk around the sights and climbing some steps.
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