Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, and The Mekong River (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Hanoi, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Hanoi, Vietnam

This morning, your Guided Sightseeing takes a look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which "Uncle Ho" ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda: One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the infamous "Hanoi Hilton". Also visit the ancient Temple of Literature, over 900 years old and Hanoi's first university. Lunch is at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that trains local street children in restaurant skills they can use to find a job and build a stable life. After lunch, enjoy an electric cart ride through the fascinating Old Quarter, with 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppets, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Hanoi, Vietnam
Ha Long, Vietnam

Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets sprinkled across the bay. Board a Cruise Excursion to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Ha Long, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Air travel
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Motorbikes, Monuments, and Mouthwatering Cuisine. Explore the city further during free time this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Secret Passageways and Underground Hideouts. Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. Consider stopping for a drink at the famous rooftop bar at the Caravelle Hotel. (Breakfast)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Transfer to the port on the Saigon River for embarkation. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Vinh Long, Vietnam
Cu Lao Gien, Vietnam

Sweets, Sampans, and Spires. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Chau Doc, Vietnam
Long Khánh Island, Vietnam

Colorful Markets, Charming Locals, and Cotton Weavers. Return to the ship to set sail for the Cambodian border. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bonjour! French Charm Lives in Cambodia's Capital City. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free-flowing local beer! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Shining a Light on a Dark History. After lunch, depart Phnom Penh and enjoy some time at leisure on the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Wat Hanchey, Cambodia
Ângkôr Ban, Cambodia

Water Blessings and Back To School Adventures. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Kompong Luong, Cambodia
Kampong Tralach, Cambodia

Calm in the Cambodian Countryside. This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Tonle Sap River. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Air travel
Siem Reap, Cambodia

A Pilgrimage of Inspirational Beauty. Fly to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 15
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Roots Carved in Stone and Celebrated in Dance. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. You may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to further explore Siem Reap or the temple complex by tuk-tuk. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, and The Mekong River map

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