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The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam with Bangkok (Northbound) 2021

From Bangkok, Thailand to Hanoi, Vietnam
Length: 21 Days - Departs: Fri, Feb 26, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

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This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha followed by the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the city. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoy a walking tour of the famous landmarks of the city and try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class. Go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the unbelievable network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Next, board your ship and begin your cruise along the mighty Mekong River. As you cruise through Vietnam, you’ll stop in the villages for interactions with locals, such as a visit to the home of a skilled family who make handcrafted sampans for a living. In Cambodia, visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, with the magnificent Royal Palace featuring its striking Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Take in the stunning views at the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your river cruise adventure to Siem Reap, where you’ll see the magnificent Temples of Angkor. The famous temples here, such as Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple, featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers, are a display of intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. Disembark your cruise ship and fly to Hanoi, where you’ll explore the famous Old Quarter with peddlers trading goods among its 36 ancient streets. From here, travel to Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, where you’ll be amazed at the more than 3,000 limestone islands of varying shapes. Enjoy a 2-night cruise along the bay with visits to the Cua Van Floating Village, fascinating caves, and a chance to swim at Ti Top Island. The beautiful scenery, ornate temples, and interactions with locals make this Southeast Asia river cruise vacation one you won’t soon forget!

  1. Day 1
    BANGKOK, THAILAND
    Fri, Feb 26, 2021
    Welcome to Thailand!
  2. Day 2
    BANGKOK
    Sat, Feb 27, 2021
    This morning, your Guided Sightseeing begins with a boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals. Stop at the stunning Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Also, Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    (B,L)
  3. Day 3
    BANGKOK
    Sun, Feb 28, 2021
    Enjoy a full day at your leisure.

    (B)
  4. Day 4
    BANGKOK–HO CHI MINH CITY
    Mon, Mar 01, 2021
    Today, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    (B)
  5. Day 5
    HO CHI MINH CITY
    Tue, Mar 02, 2021
    Motorbikes, Monuments, and Mouthwatering Cuisine

    CLASSIC Take a Walking Tour of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks including a stop at the Rex Hotel for a refreshing drink at the rooftop bar where the U.S. Military held the infamous “Five O’Clock Follies” during the war. Then visit the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

    DISCOVERY For lunch, participate in a hands-on Vietnamese Cooking Class. Learn to prepare several local dishes and how to recreate them at home. Last, but not least, sample your delicious creations!

    Explore the city further during free time this afternoon.

    This evening join your traveling companions for a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

    (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS
    Wed, Mar 03, 2021
    Secret Passageways and Underground Hideouts

    CLASSIC Drive out of the city for a Guided Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels—an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length—used as a hideout and secret village by the Viet Cong.

    Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. Consider stopping for a drink at the famous rooftop bar at the Caravelle Hotel.

    (B)
  7. Day 7
    HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION)
    Thu, Mar 04, 2021
    Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Transfer to the port on the Saigon River for embarkation. Get acquainted with the ship and relax before your welcome reception this evening.

    AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VINH LONG

    (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    VINH LONG–CU LAO GIENG
    Fri, Mar 05, 2021
    Sweets, Sampans, and Sun Hats

    DISCOVERY Board a sampan this morning to Visit a local workshop in Vinh Long where you will see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candies are made.

    DISCOVERY This afternoon, enjoy scenes of daily life on Cu Lao Gieng Island via sampan and local motor cart. Your Guided Excursion starts at a local workshop, where a skilled family hand-crafts sampan boats. Then, visit the home of a local family that makes Vietnamese conical hats, or “Non la,” from materials such as palm leaves and bamboo. These iconic hats are primarily used as protection from the sun and rain but you may also see them used as a basket to carry home goods from the market. Lastly, stop at one of Vietnam’s oldest Catholic churches.

    AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO CHAU DOC

    (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    CHAU DOC–LONG KHANH A–BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA
    Sat, Mar 06, 2021
    Colorful markets, Charming Locals, and Cotton Weavers

    DISCOVERY In Chau Doc, take a Guided Walk through the local market and absorb the atmosphere as locals are busy buying and selling fish, meat, and produce. Then embark on a River Excursion down the backwaters of the Mekong. Along the way, see traditional floating homes, speedboat merchants, religious sites, a market selling dried goods, and more.

    DISCOVERY After lunch, take a Sampan Ride to the village of Long Khanh A for a Cotton-Weaving Demonstration in this well-preserved artisan tradition.

    Return to the ship and head for the Cambodian border.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PHNOM PENH

    (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    PHNOM PENH
    Sun, Mar 07, 2021
    The Royal Treatment

    CLASSIC Take a City Tour by private cyclo to visit the Royal Palace with the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum featuring an outstanding display of Khmer artifacts.

    The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city at your leisure. Consider a Guided Optional Tour of a local brewery with free flowing local beer!

    Just before dinner, children from a local orphanage will perform a show, featuring local song and dance.

    (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    PHNOM PENH
    Mon, Mar 08, 2021
    A Dark History or Market Dynamics

    CLASSIC This morning, a Guided Visit of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields offers a glimpse into the atrocities inflicted on the Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge regime, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit the lively Central Market by tuk-tuk to see its unique Art Deco design.

    After lunch, depart Phnom Penh and enjoy some time at leisure on the ship.

    AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO WAT HANCHEY

    (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
    Tue, Mar 09, 2021
    Water Blessings and Back-to-School Adventures

    DISCOVERY Visit Wat Hanchey, a hilltop temple dating back to the 8th century. Climb or be driven to the top where you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area and partake in a traditional water blessing given by local monks.

    DISCOVERY After lunch, enjoy a Walking Tour through the rural village of Angkor Ban. Here, you will visit a traditional Khmer house and interact with children at a local school.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KONPONG LOUANG

    (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    KONPONG LOUANG–KAMPONG TRALACH
    Wed, Mar 10, 2021
    Calm in the Cambodian Countryside

    DISCOVERY Start your Guided Sightseeing at the silversmith village in Konpong Louang. Here, see talented craftsmen use age-old techniques to turn pure silver into works of art. In Kampong Tralach, board an ox cart for a ride through the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Along the way, stop to meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life.

    This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising on the Tonle River.

    EVENING CRUISE TO PHNOM PENH

    (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)–SIEM REAP
    Thu, Mar 11, 2021
    A Pilgrimage of Inspirational Beauty

    Fly to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth!

    CLASSIC After lunch, begin your Sightseeing Tour by tuk-tuk to explore the temples. Start at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples: Angkor Wat. Featuring five trademark towers, it is the symbol of Cambodia. Then, visit Angkor Thom, where you will explore Bayon Temple with its 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-relief sculptures, OR:

    ACTIVE Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple by bike.

    The evening is yours to explore charming Siem Reap, stay to witness the sunset at Angkor Wat, or consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Cambodian circus.

    (B,L)
  15. Day 15
    SIEM REAP
    Fri, Mar 12, 2021
    Roots Carved in Stone and Celebrated in Dance

    CLASSIC Continue your Guided Sightseeing of the Angkor Temples at Ta Prohm. Tree roots cover the ruin walls, allowing you to experience the temple with the same wonder as early explorers. Then visit Banteay Srei, a unique temple built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. En route stop at a local village famous for making Khmer noodles by hand.

    Spend the afternoon at your leisure. You may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to further explore Siem Reap, or visit the temple complex by tuk-tuk.

    DISCOVERY This evening, a private Apsara Dance Performance brings ancient Khmer culture to life through music, song, and dance.

    (B,D)
  16. Day 16
    SIEM REAP–HANOI
    Sat, Mar 13, 2021
    Today, transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

    (B)
  17. Day 17
    HANOI
    Sun, Mar 14, 2021
    Historic Hanoi and Water Puppets

    CLASSIC First, join a Guided Visit of the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next, see iconic sites, including One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” Lastly, visit the 900-year-old Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university.

    Enjoy lunch at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that teaches local children restaurant skills for stable employment opportunities.

    CLASSIC After lunch, enjoy an Electric-Cart Ride through the fascinating Old Quarter—with its 36 ancient streets where merchants trade as they have for centuries.

    DISCOVERY An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating Live Performance of Hanoi’s renowned water puppets, a traditional 11th-century art form.

    (B,L,D)
  18. Day 18
    HANOI–HA LONG BAY
    Mon, Mar 15, 2021
    Island Shapes and a Floating Village

    Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes. Board the luxurious Paradise Elegance for a 2-Night Cruise on the bay.

    DISCOVERY Visit the Cua Van Floating Village, home to more than 700 people—by bamboo raft, OR:

    ACTIVE Take a Kayak Ride to visit Cua Van Village.

    Enjoy scenic sailing for the remainder of the day before anchoring for the night.

    (B,L,D)
  19. Day 19
    HA LONG BAY
    Tue, Mar 16, 2021
    Caves, Kayaks, and Scenic Climbs

    DISCOVERY Visit Ti Top Island for a Guided Excursion to take a swim, or climb 400 steps to the top for stunning views. You can also visit Luon Cave by boat, and explore Dark & Bright Cave by bamboo raft, OR:

    ACTIVE Explore Luon Cave and Dark & Bright Cave by Kayak Ride.

    After a day of exploring, consider a spa treatment or simply relax for happy hour prior to dinner!

    (B,L,D)
  20. Day 20
    HA LONG BAY–HANOI
    Wed, Mar 17, 2021
    Surprising and Amazing Beauty

    This morning, relax onboard your ship, or visit Sung Sot Cave, considered one of the most beautiful in the area with its magnificent formations. Afterwards, return to Hanoi and check in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure.

    (B)
  21. Day 21
    HANOI
    Thu, Mar 18, 2021
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

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Accommodation Information

Dates and Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires requires purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $700. Required intra-vacation air segments are Bangkok/Ho Chi Minh City; Phnom Penh/Siem Reap; Siem Reap/Hanoi. Air prices were effective on Apri 7, 2020, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Local Guides & drivers are included (excludes extensions which are to be paid locally).

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

All prices are per person based on double room occupancy. Cruise price based on Category B in an Panorama Suite on Mekong Deck. To upgrade to a Category A on Tonle Deck, add $400 per person or $800 in single occupancy.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
Accommodations
4.9
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.9
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 18 reviews - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

Great trip for cultural experiences with local people, customs and way of life.

Avalon Waterways was a very efficient first class operation. Loved all the cultural excursions that made us truly understand the people in the countryside of Vietnam and Cambodia. Some highlights - an Ox-cart ride to a farmer's home, Tuk-Tuk transportation to the magnificent Angkor Wat, boat excursion with lunch and a cave walk in Halong Bay, and pedi-cab to the Kings Palace in Phenom Penh. I'd definitely book an Avalon tour again.

the itinerary/package we booked was not exactly as all of the others on our trip booked with their travel consultants. I believe Avalon seems this trip in several different ways with different "extensions" this was not known to us until we arrived

Excellent accommodations. Avalon people were always helpful and supportive. River he went to the guides were excellent all the transportation arrangements we're also excellent

Second Avalon cruise and they continue to deliver on all expectations.

First trip with Avalon, enjoyed it thoroughly. Brand new 36 passenger boat was a plus.

An outstanding tour from beginning to end! I give it my very highest recommendation!

This tour with Avalon was above expectations. The new ship was spectacular and the staff was wonderful. Rooms and bathrooms were large--didn't feel like a ship. Food on the breakfast and lunch buffets was excellent--well prepared, lots of choices.

The trip was fantastic overall and more than met our expectations. The tours included in the package were especially good and most importantly our guides were absolutely superb especially the tour director who was the best we have had so far after several river cruises and many and land tours. We opted for the extension to Han Loy Bay and I would warn travelers that while it was beautiful the 4 hour trip there and back was arduous especially for a 4 hour excursion . If an extra day there could be arranged it would be more comfortable. We also went during the Chinese New Year and some shopping and sights were not available for 5 days and this should have been made known by Avalon in advance. No real issue for us but others griped a bit . We are not big souvenir hunters and we didn't feel as though we missed anything. Also the boat crew was outstanding and very impressive as our cruise was only the 6th for the brand new ship and crew.

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