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Cambodia & Vietnam

on AmaWaterways AmaDara

 

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Great prices starting at: $3,048.00

 

 

HO CHI MINH CITY TO SIEM REAP

 

 

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Pre-Tour Extension-Hanoi City Tour & Cruise through Halong Bay

 

Pre-Cruise Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

 Post-Cruise Stay Angkor Wat Temple Tour

 

Chiang Mai Retreat Extension with Fr Tom

 

 

The Itinerary:

 

Lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the "Pearl of the Orient," offers a vibrant mix of old and new and provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise along the mighty Mekong, discovering a glimpse into another era; one where people still happily honor the timeless traditions passed down through the centuries from their ancestors. Throughout your trip, immerse yourself into the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas and colorful markets. Be treated to a special blessing by monks in Buddhist monastery, meet elementary students at a local school, and witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies. Experience all this and more on this life-enriching cruise along the Mekong.

 

 

 

 

Optional Pre-Tour Extension

September 23-27, 2019 

Hanoi City Tour & Cruise through Halong Bay

 

$1,095.00 per person double occupancy. 

The single supplement is $400.

 

Day 1- Arrive in Hanoi. Private transfer from the airport to the hotel. Day and evening at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi MK Premier Boutique Hotel.

Day 2- Full day Hanoi City tour including the Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House & the Old Pillar Pagoda. Visit Hoan Kiem lake, enjoy a buggy ride, visit the Old Quarter and have coffee with the locals. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Transfer from Hotel to Tuan Chau Marina Port. Embark on th Bhaya Classic Cruise through Halong Bay. Discover Tien Ong Cave, join an exciting "Master-Chef Competition" & fruit carving demonstration. Retire to your cabin or join the staff for squid fishing. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 4 - Morning Tai Chi on the sundeck with tea & coffee. Kayaking and swimming freely in a less touristy Coc Cheo Islet area. Visit to a floating pearl farm for a special local lunch experience. On the way the cruise boat passes Ho Ba Ham Area, Ba Men Temple, But Island & Me Cung Cave. Discover local life on Halong Bay. After dinner retire to your cabin or join the staff for squid fishing. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5 - Morning Tai Chi on the sundeck with tea & coffee. Visit Cua Van floating village by traditional row boat or kayak. Take your time to visit the village. Enjoy brunch while the cruise boat returns to Tuan Chau marina port. (Breakfast included)

 

Transfer to Hanoi Airport. Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

 

Pre-Cruise Stay

September 27-30, 2019

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

 

Post-Cruise Stay

October 7-9, 2019

Angkor Wat Temple Tour

 

$1,050.00 per person double occupancy

Includes Pre & Post-Cruise stay

The single supplement is $350

 

Sep 27 - Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to hotel. Dinner (included) at a local restaurant.

Day 28 - Guided full day city tour including a Cu Chi Tunnel excursion. Dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast & dinner included)

Sep 29 - Day at leisure. (Breakfast included)

Sep 30 - Depart Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast included)

 

Transfer by coach to the port to embark the cruise

 

Post-Cruise October 7-9, 2019

Angkor Wat Temple Tour 

 

Oct 7 - Arrive in Siem Reap. Transfer to the hotel. Evening sunset temple tour. Dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner included) 

Oct 8 - Morning sunrise & afternoon temple tour. Dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast & dinner included)

Oct 9 - Transfer to the airport for flight home, or to *Chiang Mai for the Chiang Mai Retreat Extension with Fr Tom.

 

The Cruise Itinerary:

 

September 30, 2019 - Ho Chi Minh City EMBARKATION

In the morning, visit Ben Thanh Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Board the AmaDara at My Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner inluded)
 

 

October 1, 2019 - CAI BE – SA DEC
Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper-making workshops and the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour, whom her prize-winning novel, The Lover, is said to be based on. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

 

October 2, 2019 - TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to get an authentic experience and take a traditional "xe-loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to "Evergreen Island." Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

 

October 3, 2019 - PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
This morning's excursion takes you to Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you will explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

 

October 4, 2019 - OUDONG – KAMPONG TRALACH – PHNOM PENH
Visit Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village along the river bank. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

 

October 5, 2019 - OKNHATEY - ANGKOR BAN

In the morning, set sail for Oknhatey Village. Oknhatey is the "Silk Island," located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you will visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

 

October 6, 2019 - ANGKOR BAN – KAMPONG CHAM
Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on-going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

 

October 7, 2019 - KAMPONG CHAM– DISEMBARKATION

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark and Motorcoach transfer to Sofitel Siem Reap. (Breakfast included)
*Note: We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 5:30pm today to avoid potential missed connections.

 

Homeward Bound

Includes airport transfer for those not attending the Post-Cruise Angkor Wat Temple Tour Oct 7-9.

 

 

Chiang Mai Retreat Extension with Fr Tom

*October 9-14, 2019

 

$775.00 per person double occupancy. 

The single supplement is $350.

 

Day 1 - Arrive in Chiang Mai. Meet & Greet. Transfer to the hotel. (Dinner included)

 

Day 2 - Visit an elephant camp. Lunch at the orchid and butterfly garden. Afternoon tour of a Hill Tribe village, including a visit to the kindergarten, the temple and the church inside the complex. (Breakfast & dinner included)

Days 3,4 & 5 - Days at leisure (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Transfer to the airport. (Breakfast included)

Homeward bound

 

 

About The Speaker:

 

Fr. Tom W. is a noted retreat leader and conference speaker worldwide. His Jesuit education and experience as a world-traveler combined with a blend of wit and wisdom endears him to people of all faiths and life paths.

 

 This cruise is perfect for people from all

12-step groups!

 

Our Prices

Start At:

 

 $3,048.00

 

Conference registration fee: $325 not included

 

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy 

 

Single rates are available

 

➤➤➤ Must be booked through In This Life to attend events

 

Price Includes:

 

Cruise, Government Fees, Tax & Port Charges

 

Not Included:

Conference Fee of $325.00 pp
Pre/Post Cruise expenses
Insurance
Private Tours & Shore Excursions
Extra Gratuities
Personal Expenses
Flights

 

About the Cruise on

AmaWaterways AmaDara

 

Passenger Capacity of 124

 

About the Ship: This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! AmaWaterways' sole cruise ship on the Mekong River, the AmaDara features French Colonial décor and richly carved wood furniture inspired by the history of the region, as well as local artifacts made by native craftsmen. Air-conditioned interior corridors lead to spacious staterooms and suites, most featuring twin balconies that invite the ever-changing scenery of Southeast Asia inside. On board, the AmaDara caters to your every whim, with massage rooms, fitness room, gift shop, hair salon and Sun Deck pool. Her stunning Saigon Lounge provides respite by day and unites guests over intriguing local entertainment by night. Savor authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the Main Restaurant or dine at The Chef's Table specialty restaurant.

 

 

 

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