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    Mekong Discovery

    Resort:Mekong Discovery
    Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
    Destination: Cambodia, Vietnam
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    Overview

    Rushing down from the upper reaches of the Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong makes its final journey to the South China Sea through Cambodia and Vietnam. Watch life on the river go by from your premium cruise vessel and disembark to visit breath-taking sights and cultural wonders.

    15 Day Mekong Discovery Tour Itinerary

    Our Mekong Discovery itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

    Day 1-2 Fly to Saigon

    Fly overnight to the evocative city of Saigon. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 3 Explore Saigon

    Though Saigon is the edgy, fastpaced metropolis that is driving Vietnam towards a very bright future, the city is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, beautiful reminders of colonial
    times gone by, before learning more about Vietnam™s period at war at the fascinating Reunification Palace and chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish the day with a browse through the lively Ben Thanh Market. (B)

    Day 4 Mekong Delta

    Transfer down to My Tho, a bustling
    city on the Mekong Delta. On
    arrival you will board your beautiful
    Pandaw vessel. The rest of the
    day is dedicated to settling in to
    your stateroom “ you can sit on
    the sundeck and sip your welcome
    cocktail watching the world go by
    before dining on delicious local
    cuisine in the bistro-style restaurant
    before retiring for the night. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 Cai Be

    Visit Cai Be, another city on the
    Mekong Delta that is enveloped
    by numerous fruit orchards. Here
    you will experience the sights and
    sounds of the local floating market.
    Watch hundreds of boats piled high
    with colourful produce, cruising up
    and down the waterways ready to
    trade. This afternoon paddle along
    some of the numerous palm-lined
    canals on a traditional sampan, the
    perfect way to glimpse everyday
    life on the delta. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 Chau Doc

    Today™s excursion is to the village
    of Chau Doc. Home to a diverse
    array of communities including
    Chinese, Cham and Khmer it is a
    fascinating place to explore. You
    will also visit a catfish farm. Return
    to the ship for lunch and cast off
    for the Cambodian border. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 Explore Phnom Penh

    Arrive at Phnom Penh, Cambodia™s
    capital, a city of airy boulevards
    and colonial villas. Take a cyclo
    ride around the centre to see the
    main sites, including the dazzling
    Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
    This afternoon there is an optional
    excursion to the Killing Fields and
    Tuol Sleng Museum, where you
    can learn more about the horrific
    reign of the Khmer Rouge. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 Tonle Sap

    Take an excursion up the Tonle Sap
    River (by river or road, depending on
    water levels) to Kampong Chhang,
    a city set amongst scenes of vivid
    green rice paddies with soaring
    palms. Later discover the vast Tonle
    Sap wetlands, an area of ecological
    importance supporting a diverse
    range of flora and fauna. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 Kratie

    Morning walk at Angkor Ban and after an all day sail through delightful Cambodian countryside we reach charming French colonial town of Kratie in the evening. No other river ships get this high but thanks to the Mekong Pandaw™s shallow draft we can attempt it. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 Kampong Cham

    From Kratie we go further upstream using a local bus to view the dolphin grounds in a national park protected area. In the afternoon on our return downstream we stop at a curious shrine known as the Monkey Temple on the way to moor overnight near Kampong Cham.
    (B,L,D)

    Day 11 Siem Reap

    Disembark the cruise vessel and
    transfer by road to Siem Reap, the
    gateway to the Temples of Angkor. (B)

    Day 12 Angkor Wat

    The Angkor Archaeological Park
    encompasses over a thousand
    temples, the remains of different
    capitals of the Khmer Empire
    between the 9th and 15th
    centuries. Today is dedicated to the
    indescribable Angkor Wat, the most
    magnificent and best preserved of
    all of Angkor™s treasures. Considered
    one of the new wonders of the
    world, Angkor Wat is the largest
    religious building on the planet
    and is full of exquisite carvings and
    details that will take your breath
    away. There is also time to see
    some of the sights of the walled
    city of Angkor Thom, including the
    Elephant Terrace. (B,L)

    Day 13 Siem Reap

    Continue your explorations of
    Angkor with visits to Preah Khan
    and Neak Pean, both of which
    seat on the edge of the central
    temple complex looking over the
    surrounding rice paddies, which
    lends both temples a wonderful air
    of tranquillity. You™ll also explore Ta
    Prohm, Angkor™s most atmospheric
    temple, which remains in the
    throes of the jungle. (B,L)

    Day 14 Depart Siem Reap

    Fly home to the UK, arriving home
    the following day. (B)