- RAC members save $400*per person
- Cruise the mighty Mekong River
- Extensive sightseeing throughout Vietnam & Cambodia
RAC Travel & Cruise has secured an exclusive deal for members to experience the wonders of Vietnam & Cambodia. Travelling from Hanoi to Siem Reap, be captivated by Ha Long Bay, the floating markets of Ho Chi Minh, life along the Mekong, temples of Siem Reap plus so much more.
Wondrous waterways, iconic temples, bustling cities.Be treated to a kaleidoscope of these two great & ancient nations aboard Cruiseco Adventurer.
- Economy class flight from Perth to Hanoi, returning from Siem Reap
- 2 nights at 5-star Melia Hotel Hanoi
- 2 night luxury cruise on Halong Bay
- 2 nights at 5-Star Caravelle Hotel in Saigon
- 7 night cruise aboard Cruiseco Adventurer
- 2 nights at 5-Star Raffles Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap
- All main meals on board including local beers, soft drinks & wine with lunch & dinner
- Extensive sightseeing with expert local guides
- All transfers & taxes
- Onboard gratuities
Perth 7 March 2018 - Exclusive departure
$5,499*per person twin share Main Deck
Upper Deck: +$200* per person
DAY 1 | 7 MARCH 2018
Australia — Singapore – Hanoi
Fly with Singapore Airlines to Hanoi via Singapore*. Meet your local English speaking guide for transfer to the Melia Hotel Hanoi. Enjoy an afternoon guided tour around the city. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
*Stopover in Singapore may be required due to flight schedules
DAY 2 | 8 MARCH 2018
Hanoi to Halong Bay with overnight Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, transfer by road from your hotel in Hanoi to Halong Bay (approximately 4 hours). Board the Paradise cruise and settle into your rooms. Enjoy lunch on board before cruising the limestone islands in the afternoon.
DAY 3 | 9 MARCH 2018
Halong Bay to Hanoi (B)
Today, transfer to your day-trip boat and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.
DAY 4 | 10 MARCH 2018
Halong Bay to Hanoi (B)
This morning, continue cruising through the bay before arriving back at Halong port. Journey by road back to the Melia Hotel Hanoi. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 5 | 11 MARCH 2018
Hanoi — Saigon (B)
A full day at leisure until departure transfer to Hanoi Airport.
On arrival in Saigon, transfer by vehicle with your guide to the Caravelle Hotel, Saigon.
DAY 6 | 12 MARCH 2018
Saigon (B, L)
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your local guide, visiting the Reunification Palace (once known as the Presidential Palace), the picturesque colonial City Hall, General Post Office, Former US Embassy, Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then return to your hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure.
DAY 7 | 13 MARCH 2018
Saigon — My Tho — Cai Be (B, L, D) Today, transfer by coach to My Tho port for embarkation aboard Cruiseco Adventurer. Welcome drinks and lunch will be served onboard in the lounge, whilst cruising towards Cai Be. A gourmet dinner will be served onboard, and later in the evening enjoy folk performances about life on the Mekong Delta. The ship will moor overnight midstream near Cai Be.
DAY 8 | 14 MARCH 2018
Cai Be — Sa Dec (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take a local boat to Cai Be, visit the floating markets, the French Gothic Cathedral, a coconut candy factory, rice paper and pop rice factories. Return to the ship for lunch whilst we sail towards Sa Dec. This afternoon visit Sa Dec, the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, visit the old house of Huynh Thy Le, and the Fuijian Temple. We will pass by the home of Marguerite Duras from across the river banks. Re-board the Cruiseco Adventurer mid-afternoon to set sail for Tan Chau. This evening enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard.
DAY 9 | 15 MARCH 2018
Tan Chau, Border Crossing (B, L, D)
Today’s highlight is Tan Chau. Enjoy sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. After wards, go ashore to tour the town by rickshaw, visit factories where rattan mats and slippers are made. Then we return to the ship for lunch as we set sail for the border. In the afternoon, enjoy a fruit carving demonstration by the chef. Sip cocktails in the evening followed by dinner with your fellow traveller’s evening.
DAY 10 | 16 MARCH 2018
Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
Tour Phnom Penh by bus to visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum with its outstanding Khmer crafts. In the afternoon you will have the option to either visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields; or you could spend the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing and songs.
DAY 11 | 17 MARCH 2018
Phnom Penh, Chong Koh Village (B, L, D)
The morning is at your leisure. At midday, the ship sails towards Chong Koh. Take a leisurely stroll through this silk-weaving village, visiting home-workshops making traditional silk and cotton handicrafts. Return to the ship to sail back along the Mekong to Prek K’Dam. Enjoy a hearty lunch whilst sailing. Cocktails, dinner and onboard pianist await in the evening.
DAY 12 | 18 MARCH 2018
Oudong - Kampong Tralach (B, L, D)
Following breakfast you will travel by coach to Oudong to visit a Buddhist monastery and meditation centre. After Oudong, travel 45 minutes by bus to Kampong Tralach, to visit Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu.
Here take an ox-cart ride to the Tonle River, travelling through the countryside, past rice fields and amused locals. Return to the ship in the evening and continue cruising to Kampong Chhnang. Later, join your tour guide for a lecture onboard -Cambodia: The Past and the Present
Note: the Tonle Sap Lake’s water level varies; an alternative itinerary may be followed if it’s too low
DAY 13 | 19 MARCH 2018
High water: Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Lake (B, L, D)
Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with busy markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a boat excursion into the lake side wetlands. A stunning variety of birds can be seen along with the local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoying farewell cocktails. The ship moors near Siem Reap.
DAY 14 | 20 MARCH 2018
High water: Siem Reap (B)
Disembark Cruiseco Adventurer
Enjoy breakfast onboard and then farewell the crew and guides. Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles Grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel.
DAY 13 | 19 MARCH 2018
Low water: Kampong Chhang (B, L, D)
Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with busy markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands. A stunning variety of birds can be seen along with the local life in the floating village. Return to the boat for lunch. After lunch, the ship casts off for Prek Kdam, the cruise's final stop. Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening. The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam.
DAY 14 | 20 MARCH 2018
Low water: Disembarkation Prek Kdam —Siem Reap (B)
Disembark Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy breakfast onboard and then farewell the crew and guides. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor for the next two nights. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the world's largest temple.
DAY 15 | 21 MARCH 2018
Siem Reap (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom, theKhmer’s last capital, Terrace of the Leper King, and the Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm.
DAY 16 | 22 MARCH 2018
Siem Reap — Singapore – Australia (B) After breakfast, transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your flight home to Australia.
* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected
- Advertised prices are per person, twin share
- Price advertised is based on a Main Deck cabin
- Exclusive pricing is only available for the 7 March 2018 departure
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