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Cruiseco Adventurer 11 Night Package Saigon to Siem Reap (CCASGNREP11N)

Cruiseco Adventurer is uniquely engineered to navigate these waters almost without restriction—taking you further. Step aboard and prepare to be enthralled.

Tour Departure: Feb 24, 2019


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Balcony A$4499
Suite A$4999

Highlights

Cruiseco Adventurer takes you into a deeper Mekong exploration in greater luxury. As a pioneer of river cruises in Asia, Cruiseco has become the first choice for Australian travellers who want to ‘feel’ a country, not just see one. If this sounds like you, then you will be delighted in choosing one of the journeys in this brochure. All of our itineraries combine years of experience and knowledge and combine a luxury river cruise with the very best in hotels, sightseeing and shore excursions. 


With millions of Vietnamese and Cambodians relying on its waters for survival, the mighty Mekong is a limitless source of intrigue as it takes you through a spell-binding mix of humble villages and world renowned cities. Cruiseco Adventurer is uniquely engineered to navigate these waters almost without restriction—taking you further than many comparable ships. Step aboard and prepare to be enthralled.  




Inclusions:

11 night fly / cruise / stay package includes:
 
- Return airfare from Australia*( Please refer to policies for terms and conditions)
- 7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities
- Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon
- Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary
- Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes.
 
What’s not included in your holiday price

Passport and visa fees, insurance of all kinds, laundry, phone calls, beverages (except for those noted as being included), additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules, transfers for flight arrivals that are not the same as our pre arranged group flights, and items of a personal nature are not included in the holiday costs advertised in this brochure.


Package Details

24 February: Australia — Singapore — Saigon
Fly with Singapore Airlines to Saigon via Singapore*.Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel, Saigon.
 
25 February: Saigon (B,L)
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour with your local guide, visiting the Reunification Palace (once known as the Presidential Palace), the picturesque colonial City Hall, General Post Office, Former US Embassy, Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then return to your hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure.
 
26 February: Saigon — My Tho — Cai Be (B,L,D)
Today, transfer by coach to My Tho port for embarkation aboard Cruiseco Adventurer. Welcome drinks and lunch will be served onboard in the lounge, whilst cruising towards Cai Be. A gourmet dinner will be served onboard, and later in the evening enjoy folk performances about life on the Mekong Delta. The ship will moor overnight midstream near Cai Be.
 
27 February: Cai Be — Sa Dec (B,L,D)
After breakfast, take a local boat to Cai Be, visit the floating markets, the French Gothic Cathedral, a coconut candy factory, rice paper and pop rice factories. Return to the ship for lunch whilst we sail towards Sa Dec. This afternoon visit Sa Dec, the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, visit the old house of Huynh Thy Le, and the Fuijian Temple. We will pass by the home of Marguerite Duras from across the river banks. Reboard the Cruiseco Adventurer mid-afternoon to set sail for Tan Chau. This evening enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard.
 
28 February: Tan Chau, Border Crossing (B,L,D)
Today’s highlight is Tan Chau. Enjoy sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. After wards, go ashore to tour the town by rickshaw, visit factories where rattan mats and slippers are made. Then we return tothe ship for lunch as we set sail for the border. In the afternoon, enjoy a fruit carving demonstration by the chef. Sip cocktails in the evening followed by dinner with your fellow travellers evening.
 
01 March: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
Tour Phnom Penh by bus to visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum with its outstanding Khmer crafts. In the afternoon you will have the option to either visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields; or you could spend the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing and songs.
 
02 March: Phnom Penh, Chong Koh Village (B,L,D)
The morning is at your leisure. At midday, the ship sails towards Chong Koh. Take a leisurely stroll through this silk-weaving village, visiting home-workshops making traditional silk and cotton handicrafts. Return to the ship to sail back along theMekong to Prek K’Dam. Enjoy a hearty lunch whilst sailing. Cocktails, dinner and onboard pianist await in the evening.
 
03 March: Oudong - Kampong Tralach (B,L,D)
Following breakfast you will travel by coach to Oudong to visit a Buddhist monastery and meditation centre. After Oudong, travel 45 minutes by bus to Kampong Tralach, to visit Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Here take an ox-cart ride to the Tonle River, travelling through the countryside, past rice fields and amused locals. Return to the ship in the evening and continue cruising to Kampong Chhnang. Later, join your tour guide for a lecture onboard -Camodia: The Past and the Present Note: the Tonle Sap Lake’s water level varies; an alternative itinerary may be followed if it’s too low:
 
04 March: Low water: Kampong Chhang (B,L,D)
Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with busy markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a boat excusion into the lakeside wetlands. A stunning variety of birds can be seen along with the local life in the floating village. Return to the boat for lunch. After lunch, the ship casts off for Prek Kdam, the cruise's final stop. Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening. The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam.
 
05 March: Low water: Disembarkation Prek Kdam - Siem Reap (B)
Disembark Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy breakfast onboard and then farewell the crew and guides. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor for the next two nights. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the world's largest temple.
 
06 March: Siem Reap (B,L)
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom, theKhmer’s last capital, Terrace of the Leper King, and the Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm.
 
07 March: Siem Reap — Singapore — Australia (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your flight home to Australia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon Transfer
Sun 27 Jan 2019
Day 1: Singapore Airlines

Depart from either: Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City

To: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

SPECIAL FARE

SALES VALIDITY: Until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Class

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

CODE: SQCCASGNREP

Sun 27 Jan 2019
Day 1 - 3: Caravelle Hotel Saigon
Sun 27 Jan 2019
Day 2: Saigon Base Package
Mon 28 Jan 2019
Day 3: Saigon-My Tho- Cai Be
Tue 29 Jan 2019
Day 4: Cai Be-Sa Dec
Wed 30 Jan 2019
Day 5: Tan Chau, Border Crossing
Thu 31 Jan 2019
Day 6: Phnom Penh (Ship docks overnight)
Fri 1 Feb 2019
Day 7: Phnom Penh, Chong Koh Village
Sat 2 Feb 2019
Day 8: Oudong - Kampong Tralach
Sun 3 Feb 2019
Day 9: High water: Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Lake OR Low water: Kampong Chhang 
Mon 4 Feb 2019
Day 10: High water: Disembarkation Siem Reap OR Low water: Disembarkation Prek Kdam-Siem Reap
Tue 5 Feb 2019
Day 10 - 12: Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor
Tue 5 Feb 2019
Day 10 - 12: Siem Reap Base Package
Tue 5 Feb 2019
Day 12: Siem Reap Transfer
Thu 7 Feb 2019
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

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Reservations and payments 
Bookings for these exclusive Cruiseco Adventurer Holidays must be made with a Cruiseco travel agent. On confirmation of your booking, a written confirmation will be sent to your Cruiseco travel agent. You will be given 7 days to pay a deposit of $1,000 per person. This deposit secures your holiday as requested. Failure to pay the deposit by the due date may result in the cancellation of your booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. If your booking is made within 90 days prior to sailing, full payment, along with details of your travel insurance policy will be due immediately.
 
Booking changes and cancellations
In the unfortunate event that you should have to cancel your holiday, we must be notified in writing. The day that we receive the written notification, will be considered the date that your cancellation has been made. Certain cancellation fees apply to your holiday if cancelled after a deposit or final payment has been made.

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to your Cruiseco travel agent. The following scale of charges (includes GST) will apply when notice of cancellation is given prior to sailing.

Days before sailing of cancellation notice received

Cancellation Charges

Administration Fees on all cancellations

$100.00 per person

Over 90 Days

Loss of deposit plus any airfare cost

60-89 Days

50% of total holiday cost plus admin fee

30-59 Days

75% of total holiday cost plus admin fee

29 Days - Sailing / Departure

100% of total holiday cost


Travel insurance Travel 
Insurance is mandatory for Cruiseco’s Authentic Asia Holidays. We recommend that you obtain Travel insurance before paying a deposit. Failure to obtain travel insurance will not waive any cancellation fees in the event that you need to cancel your trip.
 
Visas
Visas are required pre-sailing for both Vietnam and Cambodia. 
Please note that e-visa's for Vietnam are NOT permitted. 
 
Other conditions 
It is your responsibility to ensure you have read all of the Booking Conditions and to provide valid travel documents. Ask your Travel Agent for advice concerning passport and visa requirements.
 
Cruiseco’s statement of business practice 
Your Cruiseco agent is required to provide you with a copy of Cruiseco’s “Statement of Business Practice” upon booking your Cruiseco holiday. 

Prices are per person in AUD for 27 Jan 19, 3 Feb 19, 24 Feb 19 & 3 Mar 19 departure date, based on twin share accommodation (Main Deck) correct as at 3 December 2018. Solo travellers must pay single supplement. Holiday offer includes return Economy class international airfare ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth, including air taxes, cruise with port charges and on board gratuities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transfers as stated in the itinerary. Prices vary across departure dates. Offer valid for new bookings, for a limited time, are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel insurance is mandatory and is at an additional cost. Does not include any additional accommodation or transfers made necessary due to flight schedules however this is available at additional cost. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Full payment and names of travelling party are required within 72 hours of booking. Subject to availability at time of booking. Cancellation fees and conditions apply. For full terms and conditions see the Cruiseco Authentic Asia Vietnam Cambodia 2018-2019 brochure. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

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