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Cruiseco Adventurer 11 Night Package Siem Reap to Saigon (CCAREPSGN11N)

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 3, 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

03 February: Australia — Singapore — Siem Reap
Fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore*. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, meet your guide who will escort you to the Raffles Grand d’Angkor. This afternoon, enjor a tour of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple. Enjoy an Angkor Wat sunset before heading back to your hotel.

04 February: Siem Reap (B,L)
After breakfast, you will visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon,Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm. Note: the Tonle Sap Lake’s water level varies; an alternative itinerary may be followed if it’s too low.

05 February: Low Water: Siem Reap - Prek K’Dam (B,L,D)
Transfer by coach around the lake to Prek Kdam, stopping en route at Kampong Thom. Upon arrival this afternoon, embark onto the Cruiseco Adventurer. Welcome drinks and lunch will be served onboard and at night, enjoy your first gourmet dinner with fellow travellers.

06 February: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach (B,L,D)
Mooring midsteam, take a motor boat exursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river - complete with a floating village. Return to ship and cast the off towards Kampong Tralach. En route you may attend a lecture on Cambodia: The Past and the Present in the Saigon Lounge.

07 February: Kampong Tralach, Oudong, Phnom Pehn (B,L,D)
In the morning, take an ox-cart ride to Bihara belonging to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Buses await for you to board and travel about forty five minutes to Oudong. Attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony and visit a Buddhist meditation centre. Afterwards, take a short bus ride back to the Cruiseco Adventurer at Prek Kdam. Back on baord in the early evening the ship sets sail towards the capital Phnom Penh. Following dinner, a Khmer fold show awaits at the Saigon Lounge. Afterwards, you may like to relax in one of the many bars located just opposite the dock as the ship stays overnight in Phnom Penh.

08 February: 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 may prefer to spend the afternoon at your leisure in Phomn Penh. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing and songs in the Saigon Lounge.

09 February: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing – Tan Chau (B,L,D) 
Today is a day of cruising the main Mekong Channel, an international shipping route. Enjoy the morning at leisure on board. During the afternoon there will be a cooking class by the executive chef. Arrive in Tan Chau, the first Vietnamese town on the majestic Mekong River. The Cruiseco Adventurer will moor on the river overnight, enjoy dinner and cocktails on board.

10 February: Tan Chau - Sa Dec (B,L,D) 
Today’s highlight is Tan Chau—a small town untouched by tourism. Enjoy sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Afterwards, go ashore to tour the town by rickshaw, visit factories where rattan mats and slippers are made. In the afternoon, cruise downstream to Sa Dec. There will be an onboard lecture Vietnam: Past and Present. The ship arrives in Sadec during dinner and moors midstream overnight.

11 February: Sadec- Cai Be (B, L,D) 
Today, visit Sa Dec, the hometown of Marguerite Dura’s lover,visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s, pagodas, and the Fujian Temple, and join the bantering of local markets along the paved river banks. Across these banks, you will pass by the home of Marguerite Duras. In the afternoon, take a local boat to Cai Be, visit the French Gothic Cathedral, a coconut candy factory, rice paper and pop rice factories.

12 February: My Tho - Saigon (B) 
Say farewell to the Cruiseco Adventurer at My Tho port. Transfer by bus to Saigon and check into the Caravelle Hotel. The day is at your leisure.

13 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.

14 February: Saigon – Singapore - Australia (B) 
After breakfast you will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: 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: SQCCAREPSGN

Sat 2 Feb 2019
Day 2: Siem Reap Transfer
Sun 3 Feb 2019
Day 2 - 4: Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor
Sun 3 Feb 2019
Day 2 - 4: Siem Reap Base Package
Sun 3 Feb 2019
Day 4: Siem Reap - Prek K’Dam
Tue 5 Feb 2019
Day 5: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach
Wed 6 Feb 2019
Day 6: Kampong Tralach, Oudong, Phnom Pehn
Thu 7 Feb 2019
Day 7: Phnom Penh
Fri 8 Feb 2019
Day 8: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing – Tan Chau
Sat 9 Feb 2019
Day 9: Tan Chau - Sa Dec
Sun 10 Feb 2019
Day 10: Sadec- Cai Be 
Mon 11 Feb 2019
Day 11: My Tho - Saigon
Tue 12 Feb 2019
Day 11 - 13: Caravelle Hotel Saigon
Tue 12 Feb 2019
Day 12: Saigon Base Package
Wed 13 Feb 2019
Day 13: Saigon Transfer
Thu 14 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.