*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruise to receive $1,000 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates in 2021 and on select cruises ONLY. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 6, 2019 and March 1, 2021 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with Welcome Back and Peace of Mind Credit only. Applies to new bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0697
This magical Southeast Asia river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Cambodia and Vietnam, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way.Your adventure begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the magnificent Temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, these ancient ruins are a display of architectural complexity and grandeur unlike anything else in the world. Stand in awe at the most famous of these temples, Angkor Wat, which honors the Hindu god, Vishnu; and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and other treasures of the city before embarking on your river cruise. In Kampong Tralach, an ox cart ride will show you the Cambodian countryside and you’ll meet a local farmer and learn about his daily life. The temple of Wat Hanchey, perched on a hilltop, will provide the most stunning views, and then take part in a traditional water blessing with local monks. Continue your journey into Vietnam and stroll through a local market—a unique opportunity to see locals buying and selling fresh produce. Via sampan, visit the home of a local family for a cotton-weaving demonstration and a local workshop which makes rice wine and traditional candies. In bustling Ho Chi Minh City, try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels—the extraordinary network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets. Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You’ll visit the Cua Van Floating Village, spectacular caves, and even go for a swim at Ti Top Island. The perfect ending to an unforgettable Southeast Asia river cruise vacation!
Gratuities for Local Guides & drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.
All prices are per person based on double room occupancy. Cruise price based on Category B in an Panorama Suite on Mekong Deck. To upgrade to a Category A on Tonle Deck, add $400 per person or $800 in single occupancy.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.
It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.
New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:
FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:
In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.
BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:
New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:
NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:
TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:
Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:
COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:
Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:
FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:
Ensuring a healthy crew, including:
Great trip for cultural experiences with local people, customs and way of life.
Avalon Waterways was a very efficient first class operation. Loved all the cultural excursions that made us truly understand the people in the countryside of Vietnam and Cambodia. Some highlights - an Ox-cart ride to a farmer's home, Tuk-Tuk transportation to the magnificent Angkor Wat, boat excursion with lunch and a cave walk in Halong Bay, and pedi-cab to the Kings Palace in Phenom Penh. I'd definitely book an Avalon tour again.
the itinerary/package we booked was not exactly as all of the others on our trip booked with their travel consultants. I believe Avalon seems this trip in several different ways with different "extensions" this was not known to us until we arrived
Excellent accommodations. Avalon people were always helpful and supportive. River he went to the guides were excellent all the transportation arrangements we're also excellent
Second Avalon cruise and they continue to deliver on all expectations.
First trip with Avalon, enjoyed it thoroughly. Brand new 36 passenger boat was a plus.
An outstanding tour from beginning to end! I give it my very highest recommendation!
This tour with Avalon was above expectations. The new ship was spectacular and the staff was wonderful. Rooms and bathrooms were large--didn't feel like a ship. Food on the breakfast and lunch buffets was excellent--well prepared, lots of choices.
The trip was fantastic overall and more than met our expectations. The tours included in the package were especially good and most importantly our guides were absolutely superb especially the tour director who was the best we have had so far after several river cruises and many and land tours. We opted for the extension to Han Loy Bay and I would warn travelers that while it was beautiful the 4 hour trip there and back was arduous especially for a 4 hour excursion . If an extra day there could be arranged it would be more comfortable. We also went during the Chinese New Year and some shopping and sights were not available for 5 days and this should have been made known by Avalon in advance. No real issue for us but others griped a bit . We are not big souvenir hunters and we didn't feel as though we missed anything. Also the boat crew was outstanding and very impressive as our cruise was only the 6th for the brand new ship and crew.
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