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2023 2024
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From the Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor & The Imperial Cities (port-to-port cruise)

17 Days - 1H9_PP
# Description

Cruise

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - HO CHI MINH CITY - CHAO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - Angkor Temples Angkor - Siem Reap

 

TONLE SAP LAKE - HO CHI MINH CITY - MY THO - CAI BE - VINH LONG - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG -- SIEM REAP - ANGKOR

This 7-day pre-cruise program lets you discover the capital, Hanoi, as well as thousand-year-old pagodas, lakes and historical monuments. Set out on an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Halong Bay among the fantastically formed islands, crags, and cliffs. You will also visit the essential sites in two Vietnamese provinces formerly known as Annam and Tonkin.

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THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

    EXTENDED STAY INCLUDES:
    • The fortified Imperial City in Hue
    • The My Son temples
    • In Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh's stilt house and mausoleum
    • Cruise on Halong Bay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Discover three historic cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap
    • Unique and unforgettable cruise along the Cho Gao Canal
    • Tour six major temples in Angkor
    • Meet local inhabitants and discover their daily life in Koh Chen and My Tho
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Route

Day 1

Hanoi

Full-day included excursion: Ho Chi Minh City and its mausoleum.

Traditional water puppetry show.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 2

Hanoi - Halong Bay

We’ll leave early in the morning for Halong Bay (approx. 3.5 hours travel time).

We’ll be welcomed aboard a junk and enjoy a cocktail.

We'll cruise in Halong Bay.

We'll spend the night on board.

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Day 3

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Tai Chi class on deck.

Included excursion: visit of one of the largest caves of the bay.

We'll cruise in Halong Bay.

Disembarking and trip back to Hanoi.

You’ll take a flight to Hue.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 4

Hue

Full-day included excursion: the tombs of Khai Dinh and Tu Duc, the Tu Hieu Pagoda, the Imperial City and the Dong Ba Market.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 5

Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Full-day included excursion: the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, the village of Kim Long and the Museum of Cham Sculpture.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 6

Hoi An - My Son

Full-day included excursion: My Son, Hoi An for lunch and a visit of the city and the Fujian Assembly Hall.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 7

Hoi An - HO CHI MINH CITY

You’ll take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Included excursion: tour of the city, its hectic market and the Thien Hau temple.

You’ll then be transferred to our ship.

After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

We'll spend the night on the ship.

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Day 8

HO CHI MINH CITY

Included excursions:

- The Cu Chi tunnels

- The Museum of Vietnamese History

We’ll then begin to cruise to the splendid Cho Gao canal.

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 9

CHAO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE

Passage through the Cho Gao Canal.

Included excursions:

- Visit of a bee farm and tasting

- Ride in small sampans along the canal lined

- Discovery of a brick and pottery factory, a fruit-tree nursery, puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers, and rice alcohol*

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 10

SA DEC

Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll return on board and cast off as you sit down to lunch. Our ship will begin to cruise to Cambodia. We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 11

CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH

Included excursion: visit of a local fish farm, the Tay An Pagoda and the Ba Chua Xu Temple.

We’ll arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening.

Included excursion: brief tour of Phnom Penh by "tuk-tuk."

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 12

PHNOM PENH

Full-day included excursion:

- The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda

- The National Museum

- The Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war

We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music.

The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 13

KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH

Included excursion: visit of a small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work.

We’ll head to Kampong Tralach.

Included excursion: the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda in ox carts.

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 14

KAMPONG CHHNANG - TONLE SAP LAKE

Included excursion: Kampong Chhnang and tasting.

We’ll cruise to Tonle Sap Lake.

We’ll spend the night on board.

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Day 15

Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

We’ll spend the morning cruising.

Disembarking.

Included excursion: the Angkor Wat temple.

Enjoy a stroll through the Angkor Night Market.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 16

Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Full-day included excursion: the Beng Mealea temple(1) and the Senteurs d'Angkor.

We’ll end the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus.

Night at the hotel.

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Day 17

Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Full-day included excursion: the Ta Prohm temple, Angkor Thom, the grounds of the former Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Well bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 02/02/2023
Arrival 18/02/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/02/2023
Arrival 18/02/2023
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Ship : RV Lan Diep Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 18/02/2023
Arrival 06/03/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 18/02/2023
Arrival 06/03/2023
Ship : RV Lan Diep Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 26/02/2023
Arrival 14/03/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/03/2023
Arrival 22/03/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 06/03/2023
Arrival 22/03/2023
Ship : RV Lan Diep Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/03/2023
Arrival 30/03/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 22/03/2023
Arrival 07/04/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 22/03/2023
Arrival 07/04/2023
Ship : RV Lan Diep Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 30/03/2023
Arrival 15/04/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/04/2023
Arrival 23/04/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/04/2023
Arrival 23/04/2023
Ship : RV Lan Diep Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 15/04/2023
Arrival 01/05/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 23/04/2023
Arrival 09/05/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/08/2023
Arrival 26/08/2023
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 26/08/2023
Arrival 11/09/2023
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 03/09/2023
Arrival 19/09/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/09/2023
Arrival 27/09/2023
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 19/09/2023
Arrival 05/10/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/09/2023
Arrival 13/10/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/10/2023
Arrival 21/10/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/10/2023
Arrival 29/10/2023
Sold out
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/10/2023
Arrival 06/11/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/10/2023
Arrival 14/11/2023
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 06/11/2023
Arrival 22/11/2023
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Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/11/2023
Arrival 30/11/2023
Sold out
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 22/11/2023
Arrival 08/12/2023
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/11/2023
Arrival 16/12/2023
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 16/12/2023
Arrival 01/01/2024
Ship : RV Indochine Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 24/12/2023
Arrival 09/01/2024
Ship : RV Indochine II Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Included :
Not included

>> CORE PROGRAM

Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - double-occupancy accommodations in a first-class hotel - all meals - drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water during the cruise - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - the services of an English-speaking local tour guides and onboard CroisiEurope tour director - the Croisieurope agent in Siem Reap - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips (excluding tips for crew members on board the ship).

Tips: To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €35 per passenger will be given to service providers for your destination country as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.

>> EXTENDED STAY

Domestic flights and their taxes (55€/person - subject to change) - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - services of local English-speaking tour guides - double-occupancy accommodations in the listed, or similar, hotels - all meals - drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - 24-hour cruise across Halong Bay on a junk (not exclusive to CroisiEurope passengers).

>> CORE PROGRAM

International flights and their taxes - transfers - Cambodian and Vietnamese visas - cancellation and baggage insurance - tips for crew members on board the ship (for informational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to US$5) - drinks other than those mentioned.

>> EXTENDED STAY

Tips for guides and drivers (approximately $35 per passenger) - drinks other than those mentioned.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.


FLIGHTS

On flights Ho Chi Minh City/Hue and Da Nang/Hanoi (or the opposite direction), the free baggage allowance is 20kg per person. Beyond this weight, a supplement will be requested by the airline at the check-in counter.

HEALTH FORMALITIES

Vaccines are not mandatory for this trip. However, it is advisable to be up to date with all vaccinations (tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, and typhoid fever). Your doctor will prescribe an antimalarial drug if necessary. Mosquito repellent is strongly recommended.

WEATHER

The dry season lasts from December to April, but the air remains humid (temperature: 77° to 95°F). The rainy season, from May to November, can present very strong but brief storms that generally take place at the end of the afternoon.

METHODS OF PAYMENT - CURRENCY EXCHANGE

  • The currency accepted on board is the US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. In Cambodia, it is recommended to have some US dollars in cash with you. In Vietnam, if you wish to buy souvenirs, we recommend that you change about £20 or $20 into dongs on arrival.
  • For the current exchange rates for the Vietnamese dong and the Cambodian riel, please consult websites such as www.xe.com or www.oanda.com/currency/converter/.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

  • "Pchum Ben" from September 16th to 18th
  • "Water and Moon Festival" from October 30th to November 1st

During these days, some sites can be closed without warning.

TIME DIFFERENCE

You can consult www.worldtimezone.com to see the time difference between your home and your destination.


These cruises and tours are not recommended for persons with reduced mobility as there are no lifts on board the ships.

  • Crossing Tonle Sap Lake: During the high-water season, usually from August to the end of November, the crossing will be done on your ship. In the low-water season, from December to February, the crossing will be done on high-speed boats (approximately 4 hours). In the very low-water season, from approximately February to April, the transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen to join your ship will be done in an air-conditioned coach (approximately 5 hours).
  • Low waters can happen at any time during the year. The time frames are given as examples, but are dependent on the quality of rainfall.
  • The banks of the river we will cruise on can be steep and slippery depending on the water level.
  • The itinerary, stopovers, and excursions can be modified by the cruise company and our on-site representatives if needed. The captain of the ship is the sole authority who can modify the ship itinerary for safety or navigational reasons.
  • Low water can occur at any time of the year. The periods are indicative and depend on the amount of rainfall.
  • Depending on the height of the water and the tides, the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers on board RV Indochine II may take place from the mini terraces of cabins 221 and 224 (located aft of the upper deck).

(1) The visit of Beng Mealea temple can be replaced by the visit of the Roluos Group temples.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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