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VIETNAM LUXURY CRUISE AND GOLF PACKAGE

Cruise Itinerary -  Dates to be confirmed

 Please note that the golf pre/post part will be orgainised and arranged around the dates of your cruise.

 

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City, Emabrk Cruise

On arrival, transfer to My Tho Port to embark your luxury river ship for your eight-day Mekong River cruise. Settle in to your suite before an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner this evening, where you’ll sample the diverse flavours from the region of Luke’s heritage.

Daily Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 2 - Cai Be, Sa Dec

A local boat will take you to the lovely river land town of Cai Be today. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with colonial buildings and delightful flower gardens. Afterwards, visit a local rice paper manufacturer for insight into how Vietnamese rice paper is made, then enjoy lunch back on board as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This is where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le.On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board your luxurious ship.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 3 - Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing

This morning after a tantalising breakfast, disembark your river ship and transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. Cruise past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. Later, step back in time during a visit to a local evergreen island and see authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is then spent on board your luxurious river ship. This afternoon, perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia. Alternatively, watch daily life on the Mekong unfold, before enjoying a delicious dinner later this evening. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4 - Phnom Penh, Freedom Of Choice

Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After breakfast, disembark in Phnom Penh and embark on your chosen activity. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk which takes in sights including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 5 - Phnom Penh, Koh Chen Village

This morning after a sumptuous breakfast, enjoy time at leisure in Phnom Penh. Relax aboard your luxury ship or discover the city’s other attractions. Later today, cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. On arrival, visit some of the home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs, with the chance to purchase a memento of your journey.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6 - Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Disembark in Prek K’dam this morning and travel by coach on a morning tour of Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu before an exciting ox-cart ride takes you through rice fields and a small village to rejoin your ship.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7 - Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy an authentic glimpse into the local way of life today with a small-boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam. This evening, reflect on the days that have just gone by as you enjoy your last night on board your luxury river cruise as you indulge in a Farewell Dinner.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8 - Disembark Cruise at Prek K'dam, Siem Reap

Farewell your crew and disembark your cruise in Prek K’dam before transferring by coach to Siem Reap for your onward flight.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast