Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, is offering a unique 10-night journey along the Mekong between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap onboard the 48-guest RV Indochine, one of the only ships to sail along the Cho Gao Canal between Saigon and My Tho. The itinerary is particularly exciting as CroisiEurope is the only river cruise operator whose guests can board and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City itself allowing them to truly immerse themselves in this fascinating destination.
The cruise starts with an overnight in Ho Chi Minh City and visits My Tho, Cai Be, Sa Dec, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Koh Chen, Kampong Tralach, Kampong Chhnang and Lake Tonle Sap before arriving into Siem Reap where guests will disembark and check into a hotel for two nights, giving them plenty of time to explore the ancient sites at Angkor. As the ship travels through diverse landscapes and vibrant towns, guests will enjoy a range of cultural delights such as a visit to Banteay Srei, the jewel in the crown of classic Khmer art, and the temple at Ta Prohm which dates back to 1186 and is dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman II.
The cruise takes place on the 48-guest RV Indochine, a colonial-style ship with wooden interiors, spacious and comfortable outside cabins, a panoramic restaurant, large living room, bar and sun deck.
In 2014, there are 17 departures in January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December and another 17 departures of the reverse itinerary in January, Feburary, March, April, July, August, September, October, November and December.
Prices start from approximately £1,475 person including eight nights on the RV Indochine, two nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap, all meals throughout the tour, some drinks onboard, all transfers, visits and excursions as listed in the itinerary, English-speaking Vietnamese and Cambodian guides for the visits to Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor, local guides throughout the cruise, a CroisiEurope tour leader throughout the cruise and tours, emergency and repatriation insurance and gratuities.
For reservations and further information call CroisiEurope on 020 8328 1281 or visit www.croisieurope.travel
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