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
CIRCUIT MAP
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Saigon – Town 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. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 2
    Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho
    (120km/ 2.5h drive)
    Departure for the Mekong Delta, huge and fertile plain that constitutes the rice granary of Vietnam. Tourist will be on board at the tourist boat station in Cai Be and welcomed with cold towels, fresh coconut. Boating and enjoying the fresh air on the Mekong river, the tourists visit the Cai Be floating market, the original style of commerce on the Mekong river. Visiting the local poprice, coconut candy workshop and knowing the ways bee-breeding tasting honey tea by breezy river. Boating to visit the local fruit gardens and a way of horticulture and listening to the traditional music, is the best chance for relaxation. Taking about 20 minutes for rowing sampan with discovery feelings. Crossing the Mekong river to An Binh island to see the daily life along the river.  Visiting the brick & pottery factory where the tourist  know how to make the brick and the pottery from the local clay and styles with the traditional technique. Continuation for Can Tho. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 3
    Can Tho – Chau Doc
    (110km/ 2.5h drive)
    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. 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.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 4
    Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
    (5h cruise)
    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 devoted to the capital of Cambodia: the National Museum of Fine Arts, then the Silver Pagoda, inside the Royal Palace, the pagoda of Wat Phnom. Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 5
    Phnom Penh – Flight for Siem Reap (Angkor)
    (320km/50min flight)
    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. Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and 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. Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and 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. Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 8
    Siem Reap (Angkor) – Flight for Vientiane
    (2h 35 flight)
    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. Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 9
    Vientiane – Luang Prabang
    (40min flight)
    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. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 10
    Luang Prabang – Pak or Luang Prabang
    (25km/ 30min drive)
    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. 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.). Night at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 11
    Luang Prabang – Kuang Si – Luang Prabang
    (30km/ 30min drive)
    After breakfast, excursion to Kuang Si Falls. Stop in two ethnic villages along the way. Swimming on site (bring swimsuit and towel). In the afternoon, visit a weavers' village as well as homemade mulberry paper workshops in Xang Khong and Wat Xieng Lek. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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  • Day 12
    Ha Long – Hanoï – Return flight
    (180km/ 4h drive)
    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)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1405 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored 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.
 
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(Price by person in EURO)
Those price are valid till 09/30/2023
 
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NOTES
Name of city / List of hotels Standard Superior Deluxe
SAI GON
Little Saigon Boutique Hotel**
http://www.littlesaigon.com.vn/
Silverland Central***
https://www.silverlandhotels.com/silverland-central-hotel.html
Alagon D’antique Hotel & Spa****
http://www.alagonhotels.com/alagon-zen-hotel-spa.html
CAN THO
Iris Hotel Can Tho***
http://www.irishotelcantho.vn/
Kim Tho Hotel***
http://kimthohotel.vn
Victoria Can Tho Resort****
https://www.victoriahotels.asia/vi/hotels-resorts/cantho.html
CHAU DOC
Murray Guesthouse**
http://www.themurrayguesthouse.com/
Victoria Nui Sam Lodge***
https://www.victoriahotels.asia/vi/hotels-resorts/nuisam.html
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel*****
https://www.victoriahotels.asia/vi/hotels-resorts/chaudoc.html
PHNOM PENH
Asia Tune**
(https://www.asiatunehotel.com/
King Grand Boutique***
http://www.kinggrandboutiquehotel.com/
Phnom Penh hotel****
http://phnompenhhotel.com/
SIEM REAP
Claremont Angkor**
https://www.angkorhotels.org/Claremont_Angkor_Hotel
La Niche Angkor Boutique***
https://www.lanichedangkor.com/
Saem Siem Reap hotel****
http://www.saemsiemreaphotel.com/
VIENTIANE
Sengtawan***
http://sengtawan.com/
Vientiane Plaza****
https://www.vientianeplazahotel.com/
Settha Palace*****
https://www.setthapalace.com/
LUANG PRABANG
Villa Chitdara***
http://www.villachitdara.com/
Villa Santi Resort****
https://villasantihotel.com/
La Residence Phouvao*****
(
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 English 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
  • Boat tours on the Mekong to Vietnam; Cambodia & Laos.

These prices do not include
  • International flights (Siemriep - Vientiane)
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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NOS CLIENTS VOUS PARLENT DE CE VOYAGE

M et Mme André

08/11/2021
Bonjour chère Anna
 
Nous tenons à vous exprimer nos remerciements pour la qualité de l’organisation de notre séjour au Vietnam.
 
Tout s’est parfaitement bien déroulé la prise en charge, les transferts, le choix des visites et des hôtels ainsi que la qualité des guides avec une pensée particulière pour notre charmant guide de Hanoï.
 
Nous espérons pouvoir programmer en 2019 un prochain séjour au Vietnam sud et Cambodge avec vous.
 
Très sincèrement 
M et Mme André 
 
ANDRE (Groupe de 4 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 10  au 24 Novembre 2017
Email : corinneignace@orange.fr


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Frabric De Kergal.

08/11/2021
Madame NGUYEN bonjour,
Nous voilà revenu du Vietnam et du Cambodge il y a peu de jours.
Tous les amis du groupe de voyage et moi-même, nous voulons remercier Mandarin road et toute son équipe pour le très beau voyage que vous nous avez organisé aussi bien les paysages, les différents sites touristiques que les guides, les restaurants et l'hôtellerie.
Nous n'avons que des félicitations à vous adresser.
Nous espérons que nous aurons à nouveau le plaisir de faire un autre voyage en Asie du sud-est. Nous ne manquerons pas de vous solliciter à nouveau pour l'organisation.
A très bientôt.
Frabric De Kergal.
DE KERGAL (Groupe de 8 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam et au Cambodge du 26 Novembre  au 13 décembre 2017
Email : f.dekergal@wanadoo.fr


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Bonjour Tina,
Nous voilà bien rentrés - depuis une semaine -  de notre voyage au Vietnam/Siem Reap, avec beaucoup de belles images dans la tête et nous voulons vous remercier pour l'organisation de ce voyage.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la diversité de ce que nous avons pu voir et des expériences vécues, durant nos différentes étapes: les sites, les monuments, les visites culturelles, les populations, la cuisine. Nous aimons partager tout cela avec nos amis à présent.
Coté "logistique", tout s'est bien passé aussi: les guides étaient intéressants et à l'écoute, dans des styles différents, les voitures étaient confortables et les chauffeurs ponctuels et efficaces.
Nous avons aussi bien mangé dans l'ensemble et aimé la cuisine vietnamienne. Quant aux hôtels, ils étaient pour la plupart conformes à nos attentes et confortables. Pour celui de Hoi An,remplaçant l’hôtel prévu, pour préciser mon  mail précédent, la chambre était correcte, soyez rassurée. C'est le petit déjeuner qui nous a "étonné", car nous n'avions encore jamais vu cela dans nos voyages: il fallait choisir un seul item dans une petite carte très réduite et en outre, nous avons dû attendre une demie heure l’omelette que nous avions commandée alors que nous étions les seuls clients présents...
Mais c'est un désagrément vraiment minime par rapport à l'ensemble du séjour chez vous !
Nous avons aussi apprécié votre réactivité lorsqu'il a fallu changer quelques points du programme.
Au total donc une belle expérience !
Nous vous souhaitons ainsi qu'à toute l'équipe Mandarin une belle fin d'année 2017.
Gérard et Gudrun Guibilato.
 
GUIBILATO (Groupe de 2 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam et au Cambodge du 25 Novembre  au 13 décembre 2017
Email : gguibilato@hotmail.com


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Voyage au Vietnam.
 
Bonjour,
 
Tout d’abord merci pour cette très bonne organisation de notre voyage madame VU a toujours été à notre écoute avant et pendant notre séjour.
 
 
Concernant les points forts
 
1/ hôtellerie de très bonne qualité nous avons été surclassé quatre fois, au sylverland où on nous a proposés le dernier jour une suite , au famiana de Phu Quoc où nous avions une villa front beach ,au classy superbe suite et à la résidence wat boo .
 
A noter les hôtels suivants pour vos clients français :
La résidence watboo a siem reap
Le Grace boutique hôtel a mui ne
Famiana à Phu Quoc mais il faut une villa front beach pour éviter les nombreux russes Le silverland . trés bon hôtel nous avons sympathisé avec M VU KHAC DUY . exécutive assistant manager et nous recommandons cet hotel .
 
Il faut éviter l ‘arnaque de coucher chez l ‘habitant (du moins cette adresse.)
 
2/ Guides :
A anchor le guide exceptionnel très grande culture très serviable au top .
Entre siem reap et Phnom Penh le guide un peu limite à Phnom Penh très bon guide bonne qualité bonne culture serviable .
 
À Saigon et sur le trajet Mékong madame Lan n ‘est pas très professionnelle et peut être un peu dépassée.
nous avons vu le dernier jour plus de bâtiments autour de l hôtel qu’avec elle elle n ‘a pas de culture sur l ‘histoire les musées fait au pas de course c ‘est dommage nous étions en permanence à lui poser des questions souvent évacuées .
Sur le Mékong le Cochinchine très bon guide qui s est très occupé de nous très bonnes explications très belles balades visite à recommander à vos clients.
 
3/ voitures et chauffeurs toutes les voitures à compter du deuxième jour superbes chauffeurs très professionnels .
Merci encore nous ne manquerons pas de vous recommander auprès de nos relations
 
Gilbert et jocelyne Arbanou.
 
ARBANOU (Groupe de 2 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam et au Cambodge du 25 Janvier 16 Février 2018
Email : gj.abarnou@orange.fr


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J.A. Guy KRAEMER

08/11/2021
Je suis né à Hanoï d’un père militaire français qui a « fait l’Indo ».
J’ai voulu faire découvrir le Vietnam à mes 2 filles étudiantes sous l’angle « nature et culture » mais surtout leur faire rencontrer des gens authentiques et découvrir leur vie de tous les jours.
 
Plus que les traditions, l’histoire et les paysages, ce sont les Vietnamiens eux-mêmes qui sont la vraie richesse de ce pays, que j’avais déjà visité il y a une dizaine d’années.
J’ai donc choisi un opérateur local et Mandarin Road et leur programme a totalement répondu à mes demandes, parfois très personnalisées, notamment avec les séjours et les repas chez l’habitant.
On a ri, on a chanté, on a connu de grands moments de joie.
Vous cherchez l’authenticité et les vraies valeurs du Vietnam …?
Adressez-vous à Mandarin Road J J J
 
J.A. Guy KRAEMER (Groupe de 4 personnes)
 
Séjour au Vietnam du 01 au 14 Novembre 2018
Email : guykraemer@free.fr
 


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