Classic Vietnam & Mekong River Adventure

Resort: Classic Vietnam & Mekong River Adventure
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Vietnam
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If youre travelling Vietnam solely by land, youre missing out on half the adventure. This tour doesn’t leave anything out. Cruise Halong Bay by junk boat; explore Hues historic monuments; check out the My Son ruins; witness daily life along the Mekong as you drift into Cambodia; and so much more. The ultimate Southeast Asia experience awaits. Get on board.

Itineraries

Day 1
Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
HanoiHa Long

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

Day 3
Ha LongHu

Enjoy breakfast on board before a morning sail back to the port and return to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

Day 4
Hu

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.

Day 5
HuHoi An

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An’s many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.

Day 6
Hoi An

Explore all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.

Day 7
Hoi An

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Day 8
Hoi AnHo Chi Minh City

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

Day 9
Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10
Ho Chi Minh CityM Tho

Transfer to the pier for the start of the riverboat journey. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the adventure begins. Sail towards My Tho.

Day 11
M ThoSadek

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a Rice Popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec.

Day 12
SadekX Vnh Xng

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town.

Day 13
X Vnh XngPhnom Penh

Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town.

Day 14
Phnom Penh

Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, use free time to visit sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, or the Russian Market.

Day 15
Phnom PenhKmpng Trlach

Continue to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery.

Day 16
Kmpng TrlachKoh Chen

Sail on to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap RIver. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries.

Enjoy lunch back on the ship en route to Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story.

Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captain’s farewell dinner.

Day 17
Koh ChenSiem Reap

This morning, say goodbye to the crew of the Toum Tiou II Riverboat. Hop into a private vehicle for an included transfer to Siem Reap. Tour ends upon arrival. Please book onward travel after 4pm.

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