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Saigon to Phnom Penh 6 Days (with Mango Cruise)

Boat / Cruise Ship: Mango Cruises 
Itinerary: Saigon - Ben Tre - Cho Lach – Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Full Day City Tour
Day 3: Ben Tre - Cho Lach – Sa Dec
Day 4: Sa Dec – Cho Moi
Day 5: Cho Moi – Chau Doc
Day 6: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh by speedboat

Prices are valid till October 31, 2013
Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,770
Cabin Category2 persons3-4 persons5-8 personsSingle Supplement
Prices/per personVND 15,226,943
(~US$ 669)
VND 12,664,365
(~US$ 556)
VND 10,174,741
(~US$ 447)
VND 4,101,300
(~US$ 180)
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Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll be pick up and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be your own.

Meals: -/-/-
Overnight in Saigon. 

Day 2: Full Day City Tour
After breakfast, you'll enjoy a guided city tour starting with the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue by heading to Chinatown with  walking tour through back streets of China town near Cho Lon to view the local daily life. Stop off for a visit of Thien Hau temple, which was built in the early 19th Century dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers. We delve deeper into Chinatown visiting the amazing Cholon and Binh Tay Market for an insight into where locals shop. Then you'll will be back to hotel at around 17:00.

Meals: B/L/-
Overnight in Saigon. 

Day 3: Ben Tre - Cho Lach – Sa Dec
Depart from Ben Tre along the Ham Luong River to Cho Lach canals.  Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water. 

Next, head towards Cai Nhum Village, starting to cycle throughout the orchards and along the smaller canals. Stop for a visit at Cai Nhum local Catholic Church and enjoy the bike ride on the suspension bridge, crossing to the other side of the canals.

Head back to the boat and lunch will be served on board while you are cruising to Vinh Long province.  On the way we will stop for a visit at the floating fish farm and experience the local river culture.

Getting back on the boat and cruising towards the town of Sa Dec, and you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.  The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.  You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.  You will also visit the beautiful Temple Kien An. 

In the late afternoon prepare for dinner onboard.  The rest of the night may be spent at your leisure. 

Meals: B/L/D
Overnight will be spent onboard in Sa Dec Province.

Day 4: Sa Dec – Cho Moi
Breakfast will be served onboard and you will begin the morning with cycling through the village of An Phu Dong.  For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
Return to your boat, freshen up, and relax.  Start cruising to Cho Moi.  On the way we will stop to explore more of the local villages by bike.  Lunch will be served onboard.

After lunch, you can bike through one more village, cross the monkey bridges, and chat with the cheerful local kids.

As you continue cruising, you will start to notice more houses on stilts and an increase of flooded fields. This area is prone to severe flooding and as a result, is one of the Delta’s poorest regions.

Head back to your boat and prepare for the cooking demonstration and dinner on board. Spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

Meals: B/L/D
Overnight will be spent onboard by Vien Island.

Day 5: Cho Moi – Chau Doc
Start the morning with breakfast on board and while cruising to Chau Doc. On the way we will stop to visit the local villages, including an old temple of the region.  Continue cruising to Vam Nao, visit the Cham Islamic village in Chau Giang, one of the biggest Muslim towns in Vietnam where the locals speak both Vietnamese and Cham languages. They read the Quran in Arabic and, of course, all the men in the village wish to travel to Mecca once in their lifetime.  You will visit the Mubarak Mosque, which is one of the mosques in the Chau Doc area.

The cruise will then make its way to the pier in Chau Doc town, where you will be dropped off. You'll be picked up to your hotel in this small town.

Meals: B/L/-
Overnight will be spent in Chau Doc.

Day 6: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh by speedboat
After breakfast, you'll leave for Phnom Penh by speed boat, go through the customs formalities and continue your cruise to Phnom Penh arriving at around 12.30. End of services.

Meals: B/-/-

Prices Include:
Pick up and transfer by private car/minibus with experienced driver.
Charter one of the small Mango sampans with full board meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Two night stay at Liberty Central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (****city centre - Twin share) and one night at Victoria Hotel**** in Chau Doc (Superior room - Twin share) with breakfasts
English speaking guide for touring days and on board
Meals as indicated in the programme
All entrance fee as mentioned in the programme
Speedboat ticket: Chau Doc to Phnom Penh (join-in).

Prices Exclude:
Entry visa to Vietnam & Cambodia
International flights and airport taxes
Travel Insurances
Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
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