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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Tour Style: Boutique River Cruises
15 Days from $5,599 per person

Two of the most beautiful, historic, and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see and more about the experiences you have and the people you meet along the way. It all makes for a fascinating, rewarding, and multi-layered travel experience.

One of the many highlights of your Uniworld journey will be two full days at Cambodia’s spectacular UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex, one of the world’s largest and most important archaeological sites and the former epicenter of the Khmer empire. Explore Ta Prohm, with its massive stones smothered under the roots of giant banyan trees, and Bayon Temple, famous for its immense and enigmatic stone faces. Your journey concludes in historic Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where your city tour features the former prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton” by American POWs, a cyclo tour of the colonial district, and a traditional water puppet show.

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  1. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to your luxury hotel. You will be greeted with a private check-in, welcome drink and information packet at the hotel. An elegant flower arrangement and fruit platter await you in your room. Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés—either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

  2. As Asia’s “comeback kid,” there’s something so invigorating about Ho Chi Minh City, a busting metropolis with a youthful and innovative energy—and no wonder, given that more than half the population is younger than 35. Embrace the dynamic spirit of the city formerly known as Saigon on today’s panoramic tour.

    Featured Excursion:
    Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City

    meal(s):Breakfast & Welcome Dinner
  3. Ready for an adventure? Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow, booby-trapped tunnels dating from the Vietnam War. If you dare, you can even climb down inside for an up-close look.

    Featured Excursion:
    Vestiges of war—Cú Chi Tunnels

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  4. Get set for an authentic slice of daily life along the Mekong with visits to two quintessentially Vietnamese locales, Vinh Long and Cai Be, which you’ll see by trishaw and by sampan. Meet village elders, experience the lively floating market and visit workshops creating products made from rice.

    Featured Excursion:
    Village life on the Mekong

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  5. Dip into Vietnam’s colorful and culturally eclectic past in Sac Dec—the former haunt of author Marguerite Duras—and the island of Gieng, which boasts a rather unexpected array of Catholic churches and monasteries.

    Featured Excursion:
    Sampans and colonial romance

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  6. More authentic encounters await you today, starting with a sampan ride through the floating villages lining the banks of the great river. Stop at a temple devoted to Vietnam’s homegrown religion, then hop aboard a rickshaw for a ride to a factory that makes handwoven reed baskets. Later, cruise through the canals to Evergreen Island, where village houses are built on stilts.

    Featured Excursion:
    Daily life on the great delta

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  7. Founded in the 15th century, Phnom Penh is the thriving capital of the kingdom of Cambodia. It stands at the juncture of three rivers and is divided into three distinct districts: the French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town.

    Featured Excursion:
    Cambodia’s capital—Phnom Penh

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  8. 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.

    Featured Excursion:
    The Killing Fields—tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  9. If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’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 a special water blessing from Buddhist monks.

    Featured Excursion:
    Cambodia’s vibrant cultural life

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  10. You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to 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.

    Featured Excursion:
    Gateway to Angkor Wat

    meal(s):Breakfast & Lunch
  11. Today is a Bucket List Moment kind of day, as you unleash your inner Indiana Jones and explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded as the pinnacle of the dazzling, inventive culture that flourished in medieval Cambodia, it is one of the most spectacular monuments you will ever lay eyes on.

    Featured Excursion:
    Amazing Angkor Wat

    NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 12 and 13. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  12. Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Prepare to be amazed! 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.

    Featured Excursions:
    South gate of Angkor Thom Bayon and Ta Prohm
    Apsara show and dinner

    NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 12 and 13. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

    meal(s):Breakfast & Dinner
  13. Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at your luxury hotel, you’ll be greeted with a private check-in and a welcome briefing with complimentary drinks. The remainder of your time today is yours to spend at leisure in Vietnam’s charming capital city.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  14. Parisian elegance infuses Hanoi’s boulevards, which are lined with handsome colonial buildings. Take in a traditional water puppet show and a complex honoring Ho Chi Minh, founder of modern Vietnam, that contains his residence, a museum devoted to his life, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda, which has been built and rebuilt since 1049. You can see another aspect of Vietnam’s history if you step into one of the dank cells at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” Your Southeast Asian adventure ends with a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine and live entertainment at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell Dinner
  15. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport for your flight home or continue your tour with an extraordinary Ha Long Bay optional extension program or unique Sapa optional extension program.

    meal(s):Breakfast

Important Visa Information

Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.
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Visa required for this trip and must be obtained prior to traveling, call for details. Cambodian airport departure tax ($35 per person) required for this trip.

Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded cabin. Single rooms are available at a supplement. Port Charges are an additional $140 per person.

All inter-trip air related charges in economy class for flights detailed in the day-by- day itinerary are included in the price shown based on accurate airfare at time of press. At the time you purchase your trip the inter-trip air prices may be higher.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the cruise.

Special Discounts and Promotions: At times we offer discounted departures. These discounts are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other discounts other than our Frequent Traveler Discount and $100 AARP Member Discount. Other restrictions may apply, please call for details.

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Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country. 

  • All Meals All Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Cruise Management Professional Cruise Management
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Six-Star Ships Six-Star Ships

Taste

  • 14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners Welcome and Farewell Dinners with wine and live entertainment onshore
  • Complimentary house wine, local beers and spirits, and soft drinks throughout the cruise
  • Onboard and onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beers or soft drinks

Travel

  • 7-night Mekong River cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the Mekong Navigator*
  • 7 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes and porterage*
  • Tips for local experts and drivers
  • All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days

Explore

  • 12 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/ Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • State-of-the-art portable audio headset system on select excursions throughout your trip

Experience

  • Flowers and fruit plate upon arrival
  • Private group check-in with a welcome drink at each hotel
  • Onshore cultural highlights: Apsara dance performance with dinner and Thang Long water puppet show
  • Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

*Ship and hotels are subject to change.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. Travelers visiting Vietnam and Cambodia will also need an entry visa.  We will send you application forms to complete to obtain your visa prior to departure. Visa costs and entry requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov to learn more.

  • The currency in Vietnam is the Dong and in Cambodia is the Riel. We recommend bringing a few cards on your trip as well as some cash.  You can obtain cash in the local currency at ATMs.  In Cambodia you can pay with US dollars but change will be given in Riel.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can be layered for your trip. Sturdy walking shoes are important for sightseeing excursions; a hat, lightweight jacket, and shawl or scarf might also come in handy. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Length: 230 ft / Width: 42 ft / Voltage: 220 volts / Guests: 68 / Staff: 34

Grande Suites: 2 (584 sq ft) / Prestige Suites: 2 (387 sq ft) / Signature Suites: 16 (291 sq ft) / Vista Suites: 10 (276 sq ft) / Superior Suites:  4 (256 sq ft) / Rivers: Mekong River

With a design reminiscent of the French Colonial–era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, the all-suite Mekong Navigator features a sophisticated and comfortable ambience. This beautiful ship—a new addition to our fleet in 2017—carries no more than 68 guests, assuring gracious and attentive service from our impeccably- trained staff. Every suite is a beautiful and tranquil retreat, a blend of timeless elegance and modern conveniences and luxuries. Public areas include the inviting Le Salon Lounge with full-service bar on the Sun Deck, La Bibliothèque Library & Internet Lounge, the Observation Lounge, Le Marché Restaurant, and the La Vie Spa and Fitness Center.

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Features & Amenities

Observation Deck

Suites

Restaurant

Add an Optional Cruise Extension Package

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Included in your 4-day stay: 
• 3 nights at the InterContinental Bangkok (or similar)
• Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
• Guided city tour
• English-speaking local expert
• All transfers, transportation and intra-Asia flights 

Pricing:

$899 per person (single supplement $399)
Additional fees may apply, please call for details. 

NOTE: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Included in your 3-day stay: 
• 1 night at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (or similar)
• 1 night on a luxury junk in an outside stateroom with all meals onboard
• Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
• Visit to Sung Sôt Cave and floating village
• English-speaking local expert
• All transfers and transportation 

Pricing:

$649 per person (single supplement $349)
Additional fees may apply, please call for details

NOTE: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Hanoi.

Sapa, Vietnam

Included in your 5-day stay: 
• 1 night at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (or similar)
• 3 nights at the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (or similar)
• Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes and porterage
• Cross-cultural encounters with Vietnam’s ethnic hill tribes
• English-speaking local expert
• All transfers and transportation 

Pricing:

$999 per person (single supplement $459)
Additional fees may apply, please call for details. 

NOTE: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Hanoi.

 

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