InterAsia Mekong Special – 7 days

Mekong Eyes ExplorerInterAsia Mekong Special – 7 days

Explore bustling Saigon city, join a cooking class, experience the amazing Cu Chi tunnels, discover the beautiful countryside of the Mekong Delta and relax on a Mekong Eyes cruise boat, visiting the colourful floating markets and getting a taste of the region.


 
Saigon • Can Tho • Cai Be • Sa Dec • Cao Lanh • Tan Chau • Phnom Penh
 
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 Mon – Arrive Saigon
    Arrive Saigon airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay three nights at the Paragon Saigon Hotel or the Saigon Prince Hotel in downtown Saigon.

    Day 2 Tue – Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels
    A morning city tour of dynamic Saigon takes in the former Presidential Palace, the Old Post Office, a walk around the outside of Notre Dame Cathedral and a visit to Ben Thanh Market. Early afternoon, drive to Cu Chi to visit the incredible underground tunnel network built by the Vietnamese guerrilla fighters. (B)

    Day 3 Wed – Grain By Luke cooking class
    In the morning, join a class at Grain Cooking Studio, a chic space in the heart of the city, founded by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen. The hands-on class with one of Luke’s selected chefs begins with a lesson about fish sauce, the basis of almost every Vietnamese dish, followed by some traditional yet innovative dishes to cook and taste. Enjoy lunch with the food you have prepared, before making your own way back to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. (B,L)

    Day 4 Thu – Saigon – Can Tho – Cai Be
    Depart early by shuttle transfer from your hotel in Saigon to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. Board your cruise boat the Mekong Eyes Explorer for a three night journey along the Mekong into Cambodia. The panoramic cruise begins as you enjoy lunch onboard. Late afternoon stop for a guided walk to a rural village or through the lush green orchards and rice paddies. Return to the boat to witness your first Mekong sunset from the top deck. Dinner and overnight onboard. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 Fri – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Cao Lanh
    Cruising begins as breakfast is served. Take an excursion on a rowing sampan to explore the small canals of Tan Phong islet and visit a family who produce coconut candy. Later take a bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong canals. Rejoin the cruise for lunch and continue on to towards Sa Dec where you will visit an ancient traders’ villa and a pagoda. Relax on deck before dinner is served at 7pm. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 Sat – Cao Lanh – Tan Chau
    This morning’s excursion is to Tan Thuan Dong islet where you may walk or cycle to explore the islet. Plenty of time this afternoon to relax and watch the passing river scenery as you cruise to Tan Chau. A Sunset cocktail party begins on deck at 5pm followed by dinner at 7pm. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 Sun – Tan Chau – Phnom Penh
    Breakfast is served from 6am followed by disembarkation to transfer to a speedboat for the journey to Phnom Penh departing at 7.30am. On arrival at Phnom Penh Sisowath Quay International Port around 1pm, you will be transferred to your hotel in downtown Phnom Penh. (Phnom Penh accommodation not included). Tour concludes. (B)

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  • Group departure dates & prices

    Prices valid to December 2018.

    Day 1 – arrive Saigon Twin Share Single Supp.
    12 Mar 2018 $1490 $458
    23 Apr 2018 $1490 $458
    10 Sep 2018 $1490 $458
    01 Oct 2018 $1490 $458
    03 Dec 2018 $1490 $458

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars.

    Ask InterAsia for great value airfares ex Australia with Vietnam Airlines.

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  • Price Includes:

    Price includes:

    • 3 nights hotel accommodation, deluxe rooms
    • 3 nights cruise accommodation, superior cabin
    • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Grain By Luke group cooking class
    • All transfers, sightseeing tours and shore excursions as per itinerary
    • All entrance fees, when applicable.
    • Air-conditioned vehicles, experienced local drivers and guides
    • Public speed boat from Tan Chau to Phnom Penh
    • Bottled water in cabins and free flow of local tea and coffee during the cruise

     

    Group tour prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.

 

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InterAsia Mekong Special – 7 days
 

Highlights

  • Cooking class at Grain By Luke
  • Cruising the Mekong on a modern, boutique cruise boat built from traditional materials
  • Bicycle rides and walks exploring riverside villages and islands
  • Sunset views from the top deck
 
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