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Mekong & Beyond - 2017

Small group tour
16 days - From £2870*PP

Explore Cambodia and Vietnam. In Cambodia, visit vibrant markets, villages and the magnificent temples of Angkor. Cruise the Mekong aboard Jayavarman, wander the bustling streets of Saigon and visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Explore charming Hoi An, uncover Hanoi and cruise Halong Bay.

Inclusions

  • 07 nights hotel accommodation
  • 08 nights cruise accommodation breakfast daily
  • 01 brunch
  • 08 lunches
  • 09 dinners
  • 02 internal flights within Asia
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Tour Leader based on a minimum of 10 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • arrival and departure transfers
  • tips and porterage

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NOVEMBER 16th
(Thursday)

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DECEMBER 1st
(Friday)

Per person from:

£3973*

Single supplement:
£1833*
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NOVEMBER 30th
(Thursday)

End

DECEMBER 15th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£3677*

Single supplement:
£1506*
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DECEMBER 14th
(Thursday)

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DECEMBER 29th
(Friday)

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£3677*

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£1506*
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JANUARY 11th
(Thursday)

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JANUARY 26th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£4150*

Single supplement:
£1930*
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FEBRUARY 22nd
(Thursday)

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MARCH 9th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£4150*

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£1930*
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MARCH 22nd
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APRIL 6th
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£4150*

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£1930*
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APRIL 5th
(Thursday)

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APRIL 20th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£3685*

Single supplement:
£1385*
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JULY 12th
(Thursday)

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JULY 27th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£2870*

Single supplement:
£1270*
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AUGUST 9th
(Thursday)

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AUGUST 24th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£2870*

Single supplement:
£1270*
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SEPTEMBER 6th
(Thursday)

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SEPTEMBER 21st
(Friday)

Per person from:

£2870*

Single supplement:
£1270*
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OCTOBER 4th
(Thursday)

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OCTOBER 19th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£4295*

Single supplement:
£1670*
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NOVEMBER 15th
(Thursday)

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NOVEMBER 30th
(Friday)

Per person from:

£4295*

Single supplement:
£1670*
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DECEMBER 13th
(Thursday)

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DECEMBER 28th
(Friday)

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£4295*

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£1670*
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2018

DAY 1: SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA)
On arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Tara Angkor Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2: TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
Spend the day exploring the magnificent temples of Angkor. Take a pre-dawn tuk-tuk ride to Angkor Wat's seldom-used East Gate entrance to marvel at the silhouetted central spires. Travel to the Angkor Thom complex including Bayon temple and its stone head sculptures. Return to town for lunch before exploring Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm.

Hotel: Tara Angkor Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3: SIEM REAP TO KAMPONG CHHNANG
Drive to Kampong Cham where your ship awaits. Following a short briefing, settle into your cabin or enjoy the boat's facilities before meeting your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 4: ANGKOR BAN TO WAT HANCHEY
Rise early to embark on a land excursion to the pre-Angkorian temple, Wat Hanchey and enjoy superb views over Cambodia. Return to the boat for lunch and witness a blessing ceremony performed by local monks.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 5: KAMPONG CHHNANG TO KAMPONG TRALACH
Visit the floating village of Kampong Chhnang and see the Khmer-styled pottery at Aundaung Russey village. At Kampong Tralach, take a fun ride on an ox-cart before cruising closer to Phnom Penh.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 6: PHNOM PENH TOUR
Arrive in Phnom Penh and visit the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek and Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes. Visit the Royal Palace and the National Museum. In the evening, enjoy an exquisite Apsara dance performance back on board the ship.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 7: PHNOM PENH TO TAN CHAU (VIETNAM)
Learn about the incredible modern history of Cambodia at a talk presented on board as you cruise towards the Vietnam border.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 8: TAN CHAU TO SA DEC
Embark on a short shore excursion to explore Tan Chau, a town near the border with an interesting mix of cultures. Visit a colourful local market followed by a boat excursion to the floating villages and stop at My An Hung village. Sample tea sweetened with local honey and taste local fruit.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 9: SA DEC TO MY THO
Arrive at Binh Thanh Island and enjoy a fun tour of the man-made canals by traditional sampan (circular bamboo boats). Cruise towards Cai Be, famous for its authentic floating market. On a shore excursion, visit a workshop and observe how rice paste, rice paper, and rice is made.

Cruise: Jayavarman (or similar)

DAY 10: MY THO TO SAIGON
Disembark the ship and bid a fond farewell to the crew before driving to Saigon. In Saigon, take a walking tour through the heart of the city visiting the must-see sites including Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatre, the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and Dong Khoi Street.
 
Hotel: Grand Hotel (or similar)

DAY 11: CU CHI TUNNELS TO HOI AN
Drive to Cu Chi and explore the incredible network of underground tunnels. Fly from Saigon to Danang, before driving to Hoi An. Enjoy some free time before exploring the old town on a walking tour.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 12: HOI AN
Take a special food-focussed walking tour of Hoi An with students from Streets Cafe, who are keen to practise their English-speaking skills. In the afternoon, enjoy exploring the town independently.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar)

DAY 13: HOI AN TO HANOI
Travel to Danang before flying to Hanoi. Discover Hanoi's highlights including Ho Chi Minh Quarter, House on Stilts, Presidential Palace, Temple of Literature and the backstreets of the bustling Old Quarter.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 14: HANOI TO HALONG BAY
Drive east to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay and board your private junk boat to begin your exploration of the magnificent bay.

Cruise: Overnight boat (or similar)

DAY 15: HALONG BAY TO HANOI
Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay's stunning scenery as you continue exploring the bay. Drive back to Hanoi.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 16: HANOI
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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