MEKONG’S LEGENDS
MEKONG’S LEGENDS
Along the stream
MEKONG’S LEGENDS
The "Vietnam over water" tours offer you an original way to conquer the main sites of Vietnam. You will sail from cities to cities, borrowing rivers, seas and various boats. Cruise on the Mekong River where you can see the floating market of Cai Be and the gardens, vegetable gardens and orchards of Binh Hoa Phuoc Island. Navigation from Chau Doc (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) by hydrofoil. Visit Siem Reap (Cambodia) with the famous Angkor site with vast architectural ensembles, temples and shrine. Discovery of Vientiane (Laos) and its surroundings where you can admire the Kuang Si Falls to the sacred caves of Pak Ou.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Saigon – City tour
    Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Transfer to the hotel.

    Then discover the city Saigon- "the Far East speaks", the largest city and the largest port in the country. Visit: the former Catinat Street, the Cathedral, the History Museum, the Cho Lon Market, the Temple of the Jade Emperor, the Temple of the Protecting Goddess of the Sailors Thien Hau.

    Lunch and dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 2
    Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho
    Departure for the Mekong Delta, huge and fertile plain that constitutes the rice granary of Vietnam.

    On the way, stop at My Tho. Then take a boat ride from Cai Be to Vinh Long, visit the Cai Be Floating Market as well as the gardens, vegetable gardens and orchards of Binh Hoa Phuoc Island. Lunch in the bonsai garden of a resident.

    Continuation for Can Tho. Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 3
    Can Tho – Chau Doc
    After breakfast at the hotel, departure by motorboat to visit one of the most lively floating markets of the Mekong Delta - Cai Rang, with its hundreds of boats jostling and clashing against each other, while their owners try to sell their goods.

    Cruise along this river gives the opportunity to see closely the daily life of the delta inhabitants and an authentic Vietnam. Here, the real roads are the waterways, crisscrossed with sampans and boats. The Mekong Delta is crisscrossed by a multitude of canals, paddy fields and gardens, islands and villages punctuated by the pulsations of the river. Here we slide on the water with boats or canoes. The people of the delta have been shaped by the waters of the river that governs the lives of men, from birth to death. Everything depends on the Mekong: the work of the fields, the orchards or the rice fields, the fishing, the transports, the traditions ..., then departure by the road for Chau Doc. Quick stop at Long Xuyen for lunch.

    Continue to Chau Doc - a nice little town near the Cambodian border with important Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities. Arriving at Chau Doc, we visit Mount Nui Sam- important place of pilgrimage of the region, the temple of the Queen of the country, the pagoda of Tay An ...

    Installation at the hotel and dinner in town. Night in Chau Doc.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 4
    Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
    Navigation along the Bassac to Phnom Penh. First we walk along an amazing floating village. Its heavy wooden houses with flowered balconies have all the comforts (including television) and each has its own fish reserve; these remain in their natural environment and feed on leftovers.

    Arrival in Phnom Penh and check in at the hotel. Afternoon dedicated to the capital of Cambodia: the National Museum of Fine Arts, then the Silver Pagoda, inside the Royal Palace, the pagoda of Wat Phnom.

    Lunch and dinner at restaurants in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 5
    Phnom Penh – Flight for Siem Reap (Angkor)
    In the morning, fly to Siem Reap. Reception on arrival, transfer and installation at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the temple of Ta Prohm, imprisoned in the giant roots of cheese makers, Preah Khan, huge monastery town and Neak Pean, basin for purificatory rites.

    Lunch and dinner at restaurants in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 6
    Siem Reap (Angkor)
    Visit Angkor Thom, a vast architectural ensemble that is accessed by five monumental gates and including in its center Bayon, famous for its towers 172 faces Avalokitesvara. Walk in the enclosure of the former Royal Palace where is the sanctuary of Phimeanakas, then discover the terrace of the Elephants and that of the Leper King. Lunch in town. Afternoon dedicated to Angkor Wat, huge funerary temple erected in the twelfth century whose architecture, statuary and bas-reliefs mark the peak of Khmer art.

    Ascent of Phnom Ba Kheng and sunset all over the site.

    Dinner at the restaurant and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 7
    Siem Reap (Angkor)
    Excursion to Bantey Srei (10th century), small pink sandstone temple sumptuously carved and often considered as the jewel of Khmer art. In return, stop at Bantey Samrè (Xth century). Visit Preah Khan, a huge monastery city, and Neak Pean, basin for purificatory rites.

    Lunch and dinner at restaurants in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 8
    Siem Reap (Angkor) – Flight for Vientiane
    Transfer to the airport and flight to Vientiane.

    Reception on arrival, transfer and installation at the hotel. The current capital of Laos, unlike its neighbors Bangkok and Hanoi has retained its quiet appearance and a human size. The Wat Sisaket temple, dating from 1818, one of the most beautiful and important of the capital. It is the only one not to have been destroyed during the Siamese invasion and it includes traditional parts of the Laotian monastery. Wat Ho Phra Keo, where you can admire beautiful pieces that are one of the main riches of Laotian art. The Patuxai, a small triumphal arch that sits at the northern end of Lane Sang Street and visit That Luang, the country's most popular monument, is both a religious symbol and a symbol of the unity of the country. Finally, Wat Simuang, considered as the lucky temple of the city.

    Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 9
    Vientiane – Luang Prabang
    After breakfast, free time before transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Luang Prabang. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Breakfast in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discovery of the old Royal Palace (closed on Tuesdays) today reconverted into National Museum where you will admire the Pra Bang, golden Buddha who gave his name to the city, the attributes of royal power, bronze drums, etc ... Continue with the Vat Mai, famous temple for its gilded bas-reliefs the life of one of the reincarnations of the Buddha. It is in this monastery that the image of Prabang is displayed on the occasion of the Pimai, Lao New Year celebrations. Then Wat Sene, whose golden facade instantly catches the eye. You will also climb the 328 steps up to Mount Phousi to enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset.

    Dinner at a local restaurant and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 10
    Luang Prabang – Pak or Luang Prabang
    Optional: very early in the morning, around dawn, observe the long lines of Bonzes who leave their pagoda and walk the streets to receive food offerings from the faithful. A unique show that takes place every day of the year ... After breakfast, you will admire the splendor of Vat Xieng Thong, richly decorated and located at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong before embarking on a local boat for a trip up the Mekong to the sacred caves of Pak Ou. The two caves, also called Tham Ting by the locals, are home to thousands of Buddha statues of various sizes. The caves are the subject of processions and pilgrimages during great festivities. Return to Luang Prabang and have lunch.

    In the afternoon, visit Vat Visoun, completely rebuilt from Delaporte's sketches following the invasion, looting and destruction of the city in 1887 by the "Black Pavilions", pirates coming from the South of China. We also visit Vat Aham right next door, where is the altar of the two main geniuses of Luang Prabang and the Vat That where are enclosed the ashes of King Sisavang Vong, in the great central reliquary. In the late afternoon, crossing the Mekong to climb to Wat Chompet and enjoy the view at sunset.

    SPECIAL: At the end of the day, you will participate in a "Baci". Mixture of animism and Buddhism, this ceremony is specific to Laos: it aims to "call minds" to the one who invokes them before performing an important task or to live a major event (birth, marriage, journey, etc.).

    Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 11
    Luang Prabang – Kuang Si – Luang Prabang
    After breakfast, excursion to Kuang Si Falls. Stop in two ethnic villages along the way. Swimming on site (bring swimsuit and towel). Picnic at the falls or return to Luang Prabang for lunch (optional).

    In the afternoon, visit a weavers' village as well as homemade mulberry paper workshops in Xang Khong and Wat Xieng Lek. Dinner at a local restaurant and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 12
    Ha Long – Hanoï – Return flight
    After breakfast, free time before transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination. End of the trip.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1 405 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote. 
 
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NOTES
A supplement will be added to the price of your trip during the period of Christmas and New Year (from 24 of December 2020 to 04 of January 2021), as well as during the period of the festivities for Tet (from 10 of February to 17 of February 2021)

Name of city / List of hotels Standard Superior Deluxe
HANOI
Noble Boutique Hotel***
(Deluxe Room)
http://www.nobleboutiquehotel.com
Hanoi Pearl Hotel****
(Deluxe Room)
http://hanoipearlhotel.com
Hôtel de l’Opéra Hanoï*****
(Deluxe Room)
http://hoteldelopera.com
CAN THO
Hau Giang Hotel***
(Superior Room)
http://www.canthotourist.vn/khach-san/hau-giang
Irish Hotel****
(Superior Room)
http://www.irishotelcantho.vn
Victoria Hotel*****
(Superior Room)
https://www.victoriahotels.asia
CHAU DOC
Hung Cuong**
(Deluxe room)
http://hungcuonghotel.vn/
Chau Pho Hotel***
(Superior Room)
http://chauphohotel.com/
Victoria Nui Sam****
(Superior room)
https://www.victoriahotels.asia/fr/hotels-resorts/nuisam.html
PHNOM PENH
Asia Tune**
(Superior room)
https://www.asiatunehotel.com/
King Grand Boutique***
(Deluxe room)
http://www.kinggrandboutiquehotel.com/
Phnom Penh hotel****
(Superior room)
http://phnompenhhotel.com/
SIEM REAP
Claremont Angkor**
(Superior room)
https://www.angkorhotels.org/Claremont_Angkor_Hotel
La Niche Angkor Boutique***
(Deluxe room)
https://www.lanichedangkor.com/
Saem Siem Reap hotel****
(Deluxe room)
http://www.saemsiemreaphotel.com/
VIENTIANE
Sengtawan***
(Standard Room)
http://sengtawan.com/
Vientiane Plaza****
(Superior Room)
https://www.vientianeplazahotel.com/
Settha Palace*****
(Deluxe Room)
https://www.setthapalace.com/
LUANG PRABANG
Villa Chitdara***
(Standard Room)
http://www.villachitdara.com/
Villa Santi Resort****
(Deluxe Room)
https://villasantihotel.com/
La Residence Phouvao*****
(Garden View Room)
https://www.belmond.com/hotels/asia/laos/luang-prabang/belmond-la-residence-phou-vao/

 
These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Domestic flights Phnom Penh- Siem Reap; Siemriep - Vientiane, Vientiane- Luang Prabang economy class
  • Chau Doc fast boat - Phnom Penh
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats)
  • The assistance of a French speaker-guide at each stage of the trip: Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Vientiane & Luang Prabang
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
These prices do not include
  • International flights (Siemriep - Vientiane)
  • International airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • The Gala dinners of 24 and 31 December 2016
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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