Vietnam & Riches of the Mekong
Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong
Have bragging rights among your friends with this off-the-beaten-path vacation odyssey to Asia. Begin your exotic journey in Vietnam’s capital city,
Hanoi. For half a century, this 1,000-year-old city served as the capital of French Indochina. While here you will get to see some of the most iconic sights for westerners, as well as have experiences you’ve only previously read in books including:
- Visit the infamous POW prison, “Hanoi Hilton”
- Take a ride in a rickshaw
- Visit Ba Dihn Square
- Take a city tour of the Old Quarter
Then, you’ll be taken on an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Break out your camera as you float by monolithic, limestone rocks. This will be your home for the night as you slumber on board a junket.
Next, it’s off to Siem Reap in Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor. Your sightseeing highlights include:
- Angkor Archaeological Park
- Baphuon Temple, which was recently restored
- The gigantic smiling stone faces of Bayon Temple
- Cambodian/Khmer folk dance show
- Take an oxcart ride
You’ll have all this fun and then realize that you are just now embarking on the 7-day Vietnam & Riches of the Mekong River cruise. The cruise departs from Tonle Sap Lake. There are once-in-a-lifetime excursions including candy and rice paper workshops, a boat ride out to the floating markets, as well a visit to a Buddhist monastery. In addition, you’ll take a walking tour of Phnom Pen and witness the ancient art of silk making.
For those who grew up during America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, a moving trip to the Killing Fields should not be missed. There’s also a stop at Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center, also known as the Genocide Museum.
At the conclusion of the cruise, add on a 2-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Here you’ll visit many of the cultural landmarks including the Presidential Palance, with free time to explore on your own.
Included on your AMAWaterways cruise:
- Bottled water in your stateroom
- Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
- Local beer, house-brand spirit and soft drinks
- Shore excursions in every port of call
This is a wonderful vacation for a group of friends to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary. Call us today to reserve your stateroom on this uniquely special Asian vacation experience. Feel free to mix and match between the pre- and/or post-cruise land vacation and the cruise. The Cruise plus Land package starts at $4,498.