Classic Vietnam & Mekong River Adventure

Classic, Hanoi to Siem Reap

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If you’re travelling Vietnam solely by land, you’re missing out on half the adventure. This tour doesn't leave anything out. Cruise Halong Bay by junk boat; explore Hue’s 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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Hoi An
  • Halong Bay caves entrance
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
  • Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
  • Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
  • Sam Mountain sunset visit
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
  • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
  • Koh Chen island visit including cottage industries
  • Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
  • Kampong Chhnang visit
  • Chhnok Tru floating village visit
  • Farewell cocktail and Captain's dinner
  • 7 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat with options to cycle to excursions along the way
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Savour fresh seafood
  • Visit the imperial citadel
  • Explore ho chi minh city
  • Take a cyclo tour in phnom penh
  • Cruise the mekong by riverboat

Itinerary

Hanoi Arrive at any time.
Hanoi/Ha 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.
Ha Long/Huế Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.
Huế Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.
Huế/Hoi 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.
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.
Hoi An Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.
Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City/Mỹ 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.
Mỹ Tho/Sadek 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.
Sadek/Xã Vĩnh Xương 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.
Xã Vĩnh Xương/Phnom 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.
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.
Phnom Penh/Kâmpóng Trâlach 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.
Kâmpóng Trâlach/Koh 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.
Koh Chen/Siem 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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