Overview

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DEPARTURE ON WEDNESDAY - Cruise from Can Tho city, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, going on fascinating shore excursions including visits to home-based workshops where products are still painstakingly made by hand, often using techniques passed on through generations. Interact with local culture at a floating market, museum, floating fish farm, and more. Visit a Taoist Temple and get your fortune read using bamboo sticks.
Itinerary
Day 1
Can Tho – Tiger Island

"Đờn ca tài tử" performance (traditional Mekong instrumental music) on board the ship

Sundowners and gala dinner on board

Board the Victoria Mekong in Can Tho, the beating heart of the Mekong Delta. As the ship cruises towards Tiger Island, watch the sunset over the Hau River, sundowner in hand. As day turns into night, sit down to a gala dinner to officially welcome you aboard your Victoria Mekong Cruise, accompanied by a traditional Southern Vietnamese folk music performance known as "Đờn ca tài tử". Overnight near Tiger Island.
Day 2
Long Xuyen – Tiger Island – Vam Nao

Morning shore excursions:

Visit Long Xuyen Floating Market and the An Giang Museum in Long Xuyen

Afternoon offshore excursions:

Visit Tiger Island, stopping to see people weaving fishing nets, making incense or carving wood. Travel by sampans or by local "xe loi"

After breakfast tender ashore to visit the colourful Long Xuyen Floating Market and the An Giang Traditions Museum, with fascinating exhibits on Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and Cham cultures in the region. After lunch on the ship head ashore and explore Tiger Island by "xe loi" or by sampan, visiting a wood carver and cottage industries such as net weaving and incense shops. Visit a pagoda locally known as “Mr. Tiger’s Temple”, hear the story that won the island its name. Return to the ship and enjoy lunch while cruising towards the provincial capital of Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta. Return on board in time for dinner and the evening’s entertainment as the ship continues cruising to Vam Nao where we overnight.
Day 3
Vam Nao – Tan Chau

Morning shore excursions:

Visit Silk Farm village to observe the whole process of producing silk in the traditional way, using only natural products (silk thread, dyes made of tree bark, leaves and fruit) and visit Cao Dai Temple by xe loi (local rickshaw)

Afternoon shore excursions with the following options:

Visit fish farms and a Taoist Temple

Visit Tra Su Forest (optional)

Lion Dance performance on the ship

Enjoy breakfast as the ship makes its way to the border town of Tan Chau where you will visit a temple dedicated to the uniquely Vietnamese religion of Caodaism. Travel by local rickshaw to a silk village where you will witness all the labor-intensive steps to producing this fine textile, including the use of natural dyes made from tree bark, leaves and fruit. After lunch on board, visit more Mekong Delta attractions, including a scenic island and some of the area’s floating fish farms. There is also an option to travel by speedboat to Chau Doc to see the submerged forest of Tra Su, known for its abundant birdlife and picturesque mangroves. Return to the ship in time for a traditional Vietnamese lion dance, followed by dinner and the evening’s entertainment. Overnight near Tan Chau.
Day 4
Tan Chau – Phnom Penh

Cruise to Phnom Penh, including border crossing. Enjoy on-board entertainment including cocktail competition

Apsara Dances performance on board the ship upon arrival in Phnom Penh

Farewell cocktail and gala dinner

As the ship begins cruising towards the Vietnam-Cambodia border, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the restaurant. After, select from the many on-board activities including a ship’s tour, cocktail competition and cultural lecture. We arrive late afternoon in the charming capital of Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” for its French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic riverwalk. Before a farewell gala dinner, take in a performance of Khmer Apsara dancing by a troupe of local dancers with the opportunity to meet them afterward. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 5
Phnom Penh

Disembarkation

Enjoy a final breakfast before disembarking at Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh’s downtown riverside promenade.

Included

All meals included in selected program

Free flow of soft beverages and local beers all day

Free flow of house wine by the glass during lunch and dinner

Complementary refillable bottle in room

Transfers to/from meeting point/ship if included in program

Escorted excursions included in program

Onboard entertainment

Taxes, Fuel, River Pilots, local anchorage fees

Excluded

Port tax (65USD)

Government taxes & service charge

Tour guide gratuities

Any visa fees

Private transfers and any other transfer not in program

Optional excursions

Medical services

Ancillary services such as Spa treatments

Telephone expenses

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