Timeless Wonders of Vietnam

Resort: Timeless Wonders of Vietnam
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: Asia
Price From: £6499.00

Overview

Combine the hustle and bustle of Vietnams second city with Cambodias creeper-clad temples and the laid-back villages of the Mekong Delta. After soaking up the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, youll board your luxurious ship and set sail along the Mekong. Get a glimpse of local life as we visit traditional villages and stroll through markets, then learn about Cambodias heritage in French-influenced Phnom Penh. The iconic temples at Angkor are up next, including Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm.

Whats Included

  • 5 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on the S.S. Mekong Jewel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

13 excursions and visits

  • Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
  • Dinner cruise on Saigon Princess
  • Vestiges of war – Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Village life on the Mekong
  • Sampans and colonial romance
  • Daily life on the great delta
  • Cambodias capital – Phnom Penh
  • The Killing Fields – tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia
  • Cambodias vibrant cultural life
  • City tour & Artisan visit by remork
  • Angkor Wat Temple
  • South Gate Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm
  • Apsara show and dinner

Plus

  • Spacious suites featuring roomy bathrooms, robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Gala dinner
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

Itinerary

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho

Todays featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Congs vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, youll be taken to embark your ship.

Day 2 Tien Loi (Ben Tre) – Vinh Long

Today, youll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. Youll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region.
The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits, on a unique excursion to see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Upon arrival in Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory.

Day 3 Sa Dec – Gieng Island – Hong Ngu – cruising the Mekong River

Continue your journey via sampan, where youll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colourful temple, the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where youll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat.

Day 4 Hong Ngu (Long Khanh A) – cruising the Mekong River – Phnom Penh

Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since theyre woven in many homes around the village, youll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand.
Youll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. Your last and most interesting visit of the day is a visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

Day 5 Phnom Penh

Today, youll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, youll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artefacts.

Day 6 Phnom Penh – cruising the Mekong River

Todays featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. Youll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.

Day 7 Angkor Ban – Wat Hanchey

If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodias dark past, today is a celebration of the countrys bright future. Youll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

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