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Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam

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Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam

18 Days from $6,479 pp

This magical Southeast Asia river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Cambodia and Vietnam, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way.

Your adventure begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the magnificent Temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, these ancient ruins are a display of architectural complexity and grandeur unlike anything else in the world. Stand in awe at the most famous of these temples, Angkor Wat, which honors the Hindu god, Vishnu; and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and other treasures of the city before embarking on your river cruise. In Kampong Tralach, an ox cart ride will show you the Cambodian countryside and you’ll meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life. The temple of Wat Hanchey, perched on a hilltop, will provide the most stunning views, and then take part in a traditional water blessing with local monks.

Continue your journey into Vietnam and stroll through a local market - a unique opportunity to see locals buying and selling fresh produce. Via sampan, visit the home of a local family for a cotton-weaving demonstration and a local workshop which makes rice wine and traditional candies. In bustling Ho Chi Minh City, try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels - the extraordinary network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.

Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets. Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You’ll visit the Cua Van Floating Village, spectacular caves, and even go for a swim at Titop Island. The perfect ending to an unforgettable Southeast Asia river cruise holiday!

An Avalon Waterways river cruise boasts some enviable amenities:
  • Spacious staterooms & suites with floor to ceiling open air balconies that let the outside in, at your command.
  • A dedicated professional Cruise director and certified local guides offering VIP access during shore excursions.
  • Delectable breakfast lunch and dinner cuisine crafted by locally inspired chefs.
  • Sparkling wine with breakfast, beer and wine at every lunch and dinner on board and unlimited premium coffees.
  • Free Wi-Fi access so you can stay in touch with family and friends and keep up to date should you wish to.
  • Freedom to personalise your cruise, your way with our exclusive Avalon Choice®

Book select 2019 Asia river cruises and SAVE UP TO $4,000 per couple*!

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When planning your next holiday come in-store (16 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea, NSW, 2227), call (02) 9525 2211 or email us and let Southside World Travel create the best travel experience for you.

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