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Wendy Wu Classic Mekong

Wendy Wu Classic Mekong

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Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

– Drift along Angkor’s moat at sunset
– Witness how Cambodia Living Arts keep traditions alive
– Cruise the picturesque Mekong for 3 nights
– Test your senses at Noir in Saigon
– Learn traditional farming techniques in Hoi An
– Stroll through Hanoi’s alleyways
– Cruise the magnificent Halong Bay
– Marvel at the Quintessence of Tonkin show

Days 1-2: UK – Siem Reap

You will be met at Siem Reap in the arrivals hall by your Local Guide or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving  at a similar time travel to your hotel for check in.

Day 3: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures.

Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake

High Water Season (Aug to Feb)
Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities.

Low Water Season (Mar to Jul)
Visit Chong Kneas floating village.

Day 5: Fly to Phnom Penh

Fly to Phnom Penh and explore by cyclo, stopping to visit the magnificent Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom.

Day 6: Embark on Victoria Mekong Cruise

Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.

Day 7: Tan Chau

Cross over into Vietnam, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making. Tender ashore in Tan Chau and visit a silk village. In the evening, enjoy a thrilling lion dance performance before dinner.

Day 8: Tan Loc

Continue downstream, visiting a floating market and local museum. After lunch, head to Dinh Yen Craft Village. Here, you will visit a local family who make beancurd and also a local who makes colourful straw mats. Sail on to Can Tho for a farewell dinner, accompanied by a traditional music performance.

Day 9: Disembark the Victoria Mekong

Visit a local floating market before bidding farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship’s shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon and stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. In Saigon, you will be met by your Vietnamese National Escort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the dark at Noir, a restaurant supporting Saigon’s visually impaired.

Day 10: Saigon

Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and Central Post Office.

Day 11: Saigon – Hoi An

Fly to Danang, and continue by road to Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

Day 12: Tra Que Village

Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An.

Day 13: Fly to Hanoi

After breakfast, fly to Hanoi to explore the Old Quarter by cyclo. Also stop by the Temple of Literature, and make sure to try a traditional egg coffee on the way!

Day 14: Hanoi

Discover the rest of Hanoi’s sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. In the evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin, a beautiful open-air performance on a lake.

Days 15-16: Halong Bay

Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations.

Day 17: Depart Hanoi

Return to Hanoi for some time at leisure. The next day, board your flight home, arriving home the same or following day.

Days 1-2: Fly to Siem Reap

Fly overnight to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. This evening, join your group for dinner and a welcome briefing with your National Escort.

Day 3: Temples of Angkor

Journey into the Old City of Angkor Thom. At its heart is the enigmatic Bayon, an iconic temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Admire the Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King before continuing to the atmospheric Ta Prohm. Spend the afternoon soaking up the magnificent treasures of Angkor Wat. This evening, return to Angkor Thom to take a boat ride on its moat at sunset.

Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake

Travel to the shores of Tonle Sap. Visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk (Oct to Feb) or Chong Kneas (Mar to Sep). Stop at a local village for a glimpse of rural life before visiting the home of a Khmer family.

Day 5: Phnom Penh

Travel to Cambodia’s charming capital, Phnom Penh. Board a cyclo and head into the heart of the city to see the magnificent Royal Palace – official residence of the King – along with the Silver Pagoda in its grounds. Check into your hotel

Day 6: Embark the Victoria Mekong

Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.

Day 7: Into Vietnam

The ship departs this morning, with plenty of onboard activities available. Alternatively, spend the morning relaxing in the pool. Sail into Vietnam around lunchtime, anchoring near Tan Chau. Tender ashore to visit a Taoist temple and see the intriguing stilt houses. Return to the ship in time for an exciting lion dance performance on the Sky Deck as the sun sets.

Day 8: Phu Tan & Tiger Island

After breakfast, tender ashore in Phu Tan to visit a craft village famed for its handmade clay stoves. After lunch, anchor at Tiger Island and head ashore to explore, learning about local industries such as ceramics and incense making. Return to the ship for dinner and the evening’s entertainment.

Day 9: Long Xuyen & Dinh Yen

Arrive in Long Xuyen and hop on a tender to visit the bustling floating market. Stop in town to visit a museum with exhibits on ancient cultures of the region before returning to the Victoria Mekong. Enjoy lunch as the ship continues downstream to Dinh Yen, where you’ll see the villagers weaving colourful straw mats and meet a family who specialise in making sheets of beancurd. This evening, the ship continues to Can Tho.

Day 10: Disembark & Drive to Saigon

Transfer from Can Tho to Saigon, stopping en route for a delicious local lunch. This evening, your Vietnamese National Escort will whisk you away to enjoy ‘dining in the dark’ at NOIR, a social enterprise restaurant employing blind waiters. Immersed in total darkness, with your senses heightened, tastes and textures are amplified to create a truly mindful dining experience.

Day 11: Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels

Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and Central Post Office.

Day 12: Journey to Hoi An

Fly to Danang Airport and transfer to Hoi An. Head out an a walking tour, with visits including Chua Ong Pagoda, a historic merchant house and the spectacular Japanese Covered Bridge. With its charming yellow buildings, shimmering river, and vivid silk lanterns, a stroll through this traditional town feels like stepping back in time.

Day 13: Tra Que Village

Head out into Hoi An’s peaceful countryside to visit an organic farming community. Here you can enjoy the lush green landscapes and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. You’ll even have an opportunity to try the techniques for yourself! The afternoon is at leisure to head to the beach or explore the Old Town’s charming shops and boutiques.

Day 14: Historic Hanoi

After breakfast, transfer to Danang and fly 1 hour and 20 minutes to the charming city of Hanoi. This afternoon, visit the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university, before taking a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Each cyclo (rickshaw) takes one passenger and is operated by a cycle driver behind the carriage. Wrap up your ride with an opportunity to taste some ‘egg coffee’ – a local speciality!

Day 15: Explore Hanoi

Discover the rest of Hanoi’s sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. Tonight, attend one of Hanoi’s famous theatre performances.

Days 16-17: Halong Bay

Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations.

Day 18: Depart Hanoi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

You’ll spend 15 nights in 3+/4* accommodation

Cruise the Mekong Delta
Cruise the Mekong in style aboard the contemporary Victoria Mekong with state-of-the-art facilities and an itinerary packed with culturally-immersive shore excursions and onboard activities.

Hanoi Cyclo Tour
Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, stopping off at a café to sample a traditionally-made, local speciality, egg coffee.

Angkor Thom Sunset Cruise
After a day of exploration relax as you float on the gentle waters of the moat of Angkor Thom, seeing the old walled city from a different perspective and savouring the beauty of a peaceful sunset.

– Return international economy flights
– All accommodation
– All meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
– All sightseeing and entrance fees
– All transportation and transfers
– English speaking National Escort or Local Guides
– Cambodia visa fees for UK and EU passport holders

The Victoria Mekong is the greenest ship on the Mekong River blending state-of-the-art eco-credentials with four-star comfort and superior service.

With just 35 passenger cabins you are guaranteed a genuine ‘small ship’ experience. Spacious, stylish staterooms all come with floor to ceiling windows, private balcony and individually controlled air conditioning and on board you’ll find an infinity pool, spa, gym, movie room, games room, boutique and even mini golf.

All excursions and on-board entertainment are included for the duration of your Mekong cruise as are all meals local beers, soft drinks and house wine with dinner.

Staterooms and Suites
Relx in some of the most spacious staterooms on the Mekong River. Spacious oases of modern tranquillity furnished in natural wood with a muted palette of soothing earth tones, choose from Deluxe Staterooms located on either the River Deck or Panorama Deck and spacious aft-facing VIP Suites on the ship’s Panorama Deck.

All rooms feature:
– Panoramic French window, leading to private balcony
– Bathrooms with rain shower and branded quality fittings
– Bathrobes and slippers
– Branded amenities
– Refillable aluminium water bottles
– Mini-safe
– Central AC with individual control
– Imported linens with duvet and two kinds of pillows
– Premium mattresses
– Convertible bed configuration
– Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
– Multi-configuration plugs & USB ports
– Free Wi-Fi access in rooms
– Generous closet space and under-bed storage
– Hair dryer
– Daily/nightly turndown service
– 24h laundry service
– Complimentary evening canapés

>>View Deck Plans here >>

– Based on London Heathrow departures
– Regional UK departures available
– Flight upgrades available on request
– Land only from £3090 (Siem Reap – Hanoi)
– Single room from £740
– Tipping paid locally US$66
– Price listed is based on new bookings only

Classic

These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South-east Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.

The maximum number of people per group for this tour is 18

This tour has a physical rating of 1. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

 

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