Timeless Wonders of Vietnam

from 

AU$10,669

per person
 
Duration: 16 Nights
Destination: Vietnam
Region: Asia
Deal Code: PA1F62YQ

 

 

Description

Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • $1000 flight credit per person
  • 14 night Timeless Wonders of Vietnam cruise/tour
  • Accommodation onboard Mekong Jewel and hotels
  • 14 days of excursions during your cruise, all fully hosted
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest & freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee & tea
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • 2 night luxury stay at The Reverie Saigon in a Panorama Deluxe King Room
  • Includes breakfast daily, free mini bar and wi-fi
  • Select private transfers

***Rate based on twin share for travel 10 to 26 January 2023.***

***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***

Day 1: Hanoi, Vietnam
Arrive at the Hanoi airport and transfer to your luxury accommodations, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi
Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings, as you'll see on today's fascinating tour of the city.

Day 3: Hanoi, fly to Siem Reap
Enjoy free time in Hanoi before your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you will be transferred to your luxury hotel, the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

Day 4: Siem Reap
Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5: Siem Reap
Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

Day 6: Siem Reap, transfer to Kampong Cham (Embark)
Today, you’ll have free time to explore Siem Reap, a place name that means, literally, “Defeat of Siam”—which tells you something of its history. It is the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Later check out of your hotel and transfer via executive motorcoach to Kampong Cham where you'll embark on the beautiful Mekong Jewel—your elegant home for the next seven nights—and set sail on the beautiful Mekong.

Day 7: Wat Hanchey, Angkor Ban, Phnom Penh
Today is a celebration of Cambodia’s bright future. You’ll 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.

Day 8: Phnom Penh
Today, you’ll 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, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

Day 9: Phnom Penh
Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.

Day 10: Cruising the Mekong Rover, Hong Ngu (Long Khanh A)
You leave Cambodia behind and cross into Vietnam today, delving into a region where traditional and modern lifestyle elements mingle: Agriculture may still reign supreme, but TV satellite dishes dot rooftops of houses built on stilts. You'll 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 they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. And perhaps the most interesting visit of the day? A visit to the local home of a retired VC General.

Day 11: Cu Lao Gieng, Sa Dec
Following breakfast, you'll venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat. Later, your journey continues via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec and visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le.

Day 12: Vinh Long, Tien Loi (Ben Tre), My Tho
Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll 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 created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more.

Day 13: My Tho (Disembark), transfer to Ho Chi Minh City
Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City
Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City
Your cruise tour comes to an end.

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 09 June 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.