MV “Prestige II” (7n/8d)
- 7 nights/8 days in all outside cabins in category of your choice
- 21 Meals (7 buffet breakfasts, 7 buffet/sit down lunches, 7 sit down dinners)
- Complimentary local beer, sodas, coffee, tea, water daily and wine with dinner
- All sightseeing tours and excursions as outlined
- Special highlights: Children Apsara Folk performance on board
- On board talks and lectures, movies, etc.
- English speaking Cruise Guides and Cruise Manager throughout
SAIGON (2n/3d), VIETNAM
- Arrival transfer (groups flying on same aircraft): Airport to hotel
- 2 night superior, centrally located first class hotel (Park Royal or similar)
- 4 meals including 2 breakfasts 1 lunch & 1 dinner at local restaurants
- 2 sightseeing tours including a city tour and excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Water Puppet show and English speaking local guide throughout
SIEM REAP (3n/4d), CAMBODIA
- All long distance and local arrival and departure transfers
- 3 nights* at superior centrally located first class hotels (Prince D’ Angkor or similar)
- 6 meals (3 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners at local restaurants)
- Half day city tour, including the Artists D’ Ankgor handicraft museum
- Full day tour of the Angkor Wat Temples with all entrance fees
- Farewell Apsara show and English speaking local guides throughout.
DAY 1 OVERNIGHT FLIGHTS TO VIETNAM
Services per airline policies.
DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY (Saigon) – VIETNAM (O)
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Due to various arrival times, no activities or meals planned.
DAY 3 HO CHI MINH CITY (Saigon) – VIETNAM (B, L, D)
After breakfast depart on a full day of sightseeing starting with an excursion to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. Built during the Vietnam War to protect from bombing raids, the tunnels extend underground for over 212 km and range in depth from 3 to 12 meters! They feature remnants of a living city; schools, community kitchens, sleeping quarters, hospitals as well as military production facilities. Return to the city and enjoy a Vietnamese style lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue with a city sightseeing tour that will include the Post Office, built by Gustav Eiffel, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. End the tour with a unique performance of the Water Puppet show where puppet masters are submerged under water while their puppets entertain above! Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
Day 4 SAIGON – MY THO – EMBARKATION (Lunch & Dinner on board)
Meet at the Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon at 9 am for the transfer arrangement to My Tho, located 70 kilometers away. The transfer includes a stop at the Cholon Market and visit to a lacquer factory. Arrival in My Tho and welcome on board the RV MEKONG PRESTIGE II. Lunch on board. Departure in the afternoon. Welcome Dinner on board & traditional Music Show.
Day 5 CAI BE – SA DEC (All meals on board)
Arrival at Cai Be in the morning. After breakfast we take a morning junk trip around Cai Be to visit a floating market and go ashore to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Take a stroll along the river bank and visit a local manufacturer producing rice paper, and coconut sweets. Return to the ship for lunch. Cruise past Vinh Long Province to arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. We see the house of Marguerite’s Chinese Lover. The house is a small museum of « The Lover » in Sadec. Visit to a Caodaist Temple and stroll through the colorful local market.
Day 6 TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING (All meals on board)
Arrival at Tan Chau in the morning, a remote town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer on small boats to visit a fishing farm. We go ashore to visit a local workshop producing woven mats, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk weaving workshop. A rickshaw ride round this fascinating town takes you back to the pier for lunch. Depart for the Cambodian border. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong River to Phnom Penh.
Day 7 PHNOM PENH
Arrival in Phnom Penh in the morning. The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion to the former High School « S21 », converted to a detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979, followed by a visit to Wat Phnom after which the city was named. Dinner on board. Traditional Khmer Apsara Dancing Show on board.
Day 8 CHONG KOH – PHNOM PENH (All meals on board)
Early morning sailing from Phnom Penh to Chong Koh or Oknathey (both located in Silk Island). Visit this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and a visit to the local workshop. The excursion includes a visit to a Pagoda and a meeting in a primary school. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and River life with extensive fishing activities. Return to Phnom Penh and afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board.
Day 9 OUDONG – KAMPONG TRALACH (All meals on board)
Morning journey upriver heading towards Oudong. Arrival at Prek Dam in the early afternoon, 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. Excursion by coach to reach Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, between 1618 and 1866, Visit of the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, located at the foot of a hill on the top of which were erected numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings. This is a place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. After the visit buses depart for Kampong Tralach to visit the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back to the last century to see the beautiful wall paintings. Return to the ship by ox-drawn carriage. Dinner on board.
Day 10 KAMPONG CHHNANG (All meals on board)
Morning sailing on the Tonle Sap River, which connects the Mekong River to the Tonle Lake. Arrive at Kampong Chhnang, located approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Then board local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The life of the entire population is connected to the river with local people using the canal system which crisscross this little town. We go ashore to stroll through the scenic market. Lunch & Dinner on board.
Day 11 TONLE – SIEM REAP (Breakfast on board)
We cross the lake early in the morning* (Please note that when there is low water, the transfer to Siem Reap will be made by coach or speed boat). The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length, with interesting and varied bird life resulting from the varied the water levels in the lake and river depending on the time of year and rainfall. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to Siem Reap.
*Important notice: it may not be possible to cross Lake Tonle if the water is low. Alternative arrangements will be made to cross the lake either by bus or speed boat to meet the pier. Passengers will be informed of details before departure.
The cruise schedule and program timing are indicative and subject to modification.
DAY 12 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TEMPLES (B,L,D)
The day is devoted to an in-depth exploration of the fascinating “Lost City of Angkor”. Once, the capital of the ancient Khmer empire, which ruled the area from the 9th to the 13th century, the city and its fascinating temples were slowly covered by jungle until the city was lost to civilization. The temples were rediscovered at the end of the 19th century, the jungle was cleared over the next 70 years to reveal the “8th Wonder of the World” – the ancient Temples of Angkor Wat – today a UNESCO Heritage sight. After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, your morning tour will take you to explore the south gates of Angkor Thom, Bayan Temple, Elephant Terrace, the Royal enclosure and the Terrace of the Leper King. A break for lunch will be held al fresco at a local restaurant nearby. The afternoon is reserved for a visit to Ta Phrom (Jungle Temple) and the magnificent main Temples of Angkor Wat! End the day with dinner and farewell folk show at a popular local restaurant.
DAY 13 SIEM REAP – Overnight (OR late night flights out) (B)
Enjoy breakfast prior to departing on a half day city tour which will include a stop at the famous Artists D’ Angkor where you will see local artists at work. A great place to purchase those last minute souvenirs! The balance of the day is free to enjoy a final stroll through Pub Street OR to transfer to the airport for your late night flights out. (LAND SERVICES END with transfer or final overnight- rooms are retained until departure.)
DAY 14 ARRIVE USA (B)
Depending on your flight arrangements, fly out of Siem Reap or your Asian Gateway and arrive to the USA today.
- Arrival transfers Hanoi Airport/Hotel
- 2 nights hotel accommodations in centrally located First Class hotels (The Ann, Nikko or similar)
- 1 night aboard the first class “junk” (boat) “Indochine Sails”
- Total of 7 meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 brunch)
- Full day city tour of Hanoi including all entrance fees
- 1 hour cyclo ride and special water puppet performance
- English speaking local guides throughout
DAY 1 HANOI – ARRIVAL
Pick up at airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Due to various arrival times, the day is at leisure and Meals are on your own.
DAY 2 HANOI [B/L/D]
After breakfast begin your full day sightseeing with a visit to the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, his former residence. Continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the History Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum. Enjoy some free time to walk around the colourful streets of the Old quarter followed by Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon continue your sightseeing tour which will include a 1h cyclo tour and stops at the romantic Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple, followed by a performance of the unique Water Puppet Show. Dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your overnight hotel.
DAY 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY [B/L/D]
After breakfast at your Hotel Drive to Halong City (180km – 4h), where upon arrival you will board the junk « Indochina Sails ». Upon check-in, join your fellow passengers for a delightful sea food lunch as you start sailing. Discover Halong Bay, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Sight of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Marvel at the setting sun over dinner. Overnight on board.
DAY 4 HALONG BAY – HANOI – DEPARTURE
In the morning enjoy a late brunch as you sail back to the dock where you will disembark and drive back to Hanoi in time to catch your outbound flights to Saigon for the start of your Mekong Cruise adventure!
- All dates except New Year are Per Person – $696.00 Double Occupancy – $946.00 Single Occupancy
- One way economy air Hanoi-Saigon – $154.00 per person
- Supplement for Chinese New Year: (Feb 14-21, 2018) add $195 pp to above rates
Pricing and Departures
The new deluxe MV “PRESTIGE 2” launched in 2014 is one of the newest and most luxurious vessels plying the Mekong Delta! Teak enhanced throughout, this modern vessel features 3 decks, all outside cabins with FULL BALCONIES, only 32 cabins for a maximum of 64 passengers and spacious public areas including a one seat restaurant, panorama salon, massage spa and a small jacuzzi style pool on the covered Sun Deck! Sumptuous meals are accompanied by FREE local beer, soft drinks and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the day with wine added for dinner! A marvelous crew of 30 plus multi-lingual Cruise Managers ensure that you will have a world class sailing experience! Nonsmoking interiors and WI-FI free (where available)
You will find beautiful pictures in areas of Vietnam and Cambodia that are only accessible by way of the Mekong River Cruise. Browse through images of the lovely locals, unique villages, and beautiful scenery. To get a good idea of what you are missing, please feel free to take a look around.
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Received 15 February 2017 from Stephen Kanold, President and Owner of Adult Customized Tours in Palm Springs, a frequent and long time Travel Agent partner of Value World Tours.
This email is from Dr. Michele Borba, the regular guest on “Today,” “Dr. Phil,” and umpteen other TV shows. She is a best-selling author and an expert on bullying. Value World programs she’s gone on include Mongolia, Egypt, Jordan, Myanmar, and now Thailand and Laos. Talk about glowing….thank you all.
Subject: LOVED IT!!
Highlight was bathing those elephants. It was wonderful. And Craig – just elated – that he got to make paper out of elephant poop. What more could one ask for in life?
Thanks for another great trip, Steve. Pictures – one of these days. Adored Chang Rai, the highlight.
And, would you please convey a note to your Asian tour company? Please? The female guide in Thailand – Ammon (?) and the driver were EXEMPLARY!!! Seriously wonderful. She knew exactly what we wanted and as a result deviated from temples and temples and temples and found LIFE. Off the beaten path we found kids, and villagers, and schools and real life. Craig played chess with villagers in one small village – bottle cap tops. That alone was incredible. But the tours continued. Please let the tour company know that Chang Rai, Chang Mai experience were literally out of this world because of those two people. It was a 6 star adventure.
And of course, Steve, thank you. I don’t know if you realize how much you’re appreciated, but you are. Putting together everything at last minute like that was certainly not easy — but you did it. Again. You make great memories. We made it. Thanks for the tour.. We LOVE it. Leaving the first city — it’s a favorite. Could stay here a month. Luang Prabang — gorgeous! The guide, Nikhom is fabulous. The Elephant Bar restaurant incredible.
Tell your trip tour group that arranged this huge thanks!”
Received: February 14, 2017
“To: Corinna Vargas
We’re back from our amazing trip to VN and Cambodia….actually Cambodia turned out to be the gem of the trip!
I know you’ve taken this tour, but I thought you might want some feedback.
First of all, Singapore Airlines made the trip. Best airline we’ve flown and they made palatable the 38 hours in the air….
The Park Royal in Saigon and the Prince d’Angkor hotel in Siem Reap were fabulous. Our boat experience was terrific!”
“$100 in ones was not unreasonable because VN and Cambodia only accepted American dollars and few, except for hotels or bars like Raffles, would take a credit card. I think I took $700 in cash and came home with $60 (never had to use an ATM). The best shopping was in Cambodia at Phnom Penh’s central market (tell travelers to take plenty of dollars there, because we ran short. We took a tuk tuk there on our free morning before we left PP, and we didn’t allot enough time…give at least 2 hours there). Next best shopping was in Siem Reap at the night market (had an amazing $3 massage there, but gave a $5 tip) and the Angkor handicraft place…great tour and some wonderful and affordable souvenirs. .As a matter of fact, whenever you’ve got free time in Cambodia, suggest a tuk tuk ride for a dollar a person. We did this twice in PP, our free hour in Kompang Chnang (we got a city tour while everyone else walked aimlessly), and another when we arrived in Siem Reap…great way to be introduced to the city.
Since I asked you, wine on the ship was relatively inexpensive ($22-35 per bottle) with enough variety and the drinks up top were cheap (beer was $2.50 and mixed drinks $5..which was halved during happy hour from 5-7). I ended up bringing home one of the two bottles I brought…the other we had before dinner on the sundeck. Since we had them, we open Norm’s two bottles at dinner for a $5 corkage fee…which is more than fair.
We saw no mosquitoes (yea!) and had to use little sunscreen….I guess, that’s the beauty of traveling in January. You might mention that on the river with a breeze, travelers should have a wind breaker and second light wrap….it got downright chilly at times. The weather overall was very mild despite the fact that the thermometer said high 80’s. Along with four pair of shorts, I took knock around long pants and two pair of dress pants for dinners and was very comfortable.
Again, all of this might be because it was January.
The other gal in our group, Dianna, had broken her foot the week before our departure. Even with a walking boot, she was able to manage all the walking and steps. She’s a trooper, but this trip with some effort is do-able physically.
If someone is interested in this tour, I wouldn’t mind responding to e-mail questions to encourage them.
Thanks, we had a marvelous time on our exotic and well organized adventure.”
It has been 5 months since our trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. I want to thank you making our travel arrangements and preparing us so well for this trip! What a wonderful cultural experience. Every day was a highlight, starting with an exhilarating drive from the airport in Siem Reap to our hotel: hiking around Angkor Wat: roaring down Tonle Sap Lake in a speed boat to our boutique river boat “Toum Tiou II”: cruising down the Mekong River and ending in Ho Chi Minh City. Our tour group was small with 4 Americans, 1 Australian and 10 French. What fun we had!”
“Our guides were knowledgeable and went out of their way to provide us a very personalized experience. My husband and I felt a special connection with the people of Cambodia as we explored their markets, were invited to and attended a wedding, visited their businesses. What a resourceful people! The happy faces and welcoming smiles remain with us.The “Toum Tiou II” was special – comfortable, with a very dedicated and caring staff and the best “Chef” on the Mekong. Our meals were 5 Star, fresh, varied and delicious. Value World did an excellent job of coordinating all our excursions, transfers and travel arrangements. We were privileged to have enjoyed this trip at this point in time. We felt like explorers seeing sites that were recently discovered. I know this will change as Cambodia becomes westernized. Vietnam supplied an interesting contrast to Cambodia from the standpoint of development, economic vitality and the similar but different people.This trip was definitely one of the highlights in our lives.
Jan & Ed Maisen
Received: June 18, 2013
Trip Date: Jan 24th – Feb 5th, 2013
“5,000 Waves, 10,000 Smiles…
That is probably a conservative estimate. Add to that 7,500 “hellos” and you get a sense of how welcoming and friendly the Vietnamese and Cambodian people were to me and my traveling companions-both in the urban and rural areas we visited on this wonderful adventure.”
“I have just returned from almost two weeks in Southeast Asia . Most of my time was spent aboard the “Toum Tiou II”, a small boutique river boat that sleeps up to 28 passengers. An extremely comfortable ship with air conditioning in both the dining area and sleeping quarters. T.T. II is unique in that its draft is only 1½ meters. This allowed us to get in to shore closer than any other boat currently on these rivers. Hence we got to explore the most remote and exotic destinations on the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers that we navigated. The cruise wound 300 miles north and west from Ho Chi Minh City , formally Saigon , to Tonle Sap Lake and our final destination, Siem Reap , Cambodia .
Saigon was fascinating to me for its controlled traffic mayhem and the Cu Chi Tunnel complex.
Nothing can prepare one for the driving conditions in both Vietnam and Cambodia . You can only experience it and, adjust. Some among you will freak. Other’s with a more Buddhist-like sense of self will find themselves embracing the cacophony of sound and motion and make it almost magically from point A to B-unharmed and satisfied that now you as well as they, have managed to find harmony in a setting that would cause considerable road rage most anywhere in our western world.
The Cu Chi Tunnel complex is a vestige of the Vietnam War era. Interesting in its ingenuity and diabolical nature. Many Americans died here. Having served during this time frame I feel fortunate not to have been stationed anywhere near this place…
Once on the river, things change dramatically. I have never been so relaxed traveling anywhere in my life. The upper deck on T.T. II has a small “library”, bar, lounge chairs and a covered sitting area with electric fans to manage comfort levels even on the hottest, most humid of days.
Every fishing, rice growing, pottery making village met us with waves, hellos and smiles. Honestly, I don’t think the local Chamber of Commerce had anything to do with this. Considering what these cultures have been through in the recent decades it is remarkable how genuinely warm and friendly virtually everybody is.
A word about the photos I took where people were involved. For the first few days I asked everyone as best I could if it was OK for me to take their photo. At some point a week or so into the trip I began to feel I would hurt someone’s feelings if I didn’t take their photo-especially the mother/father/child compositions. These people universally seem to have a pride about themselves and their families that allows them instantaneous comfort with strangers. It’s really special.
The last stop on my Vietnam-Cambodian odyssey found me staying 2 nights in the town of Siem Reap which is about two miles south of the UNESCO World Heritage site and “8th Wonder of the World”-the ancient Temples of Angkor Wat.
Reaching its cultural zenith in the 12th century, this temple complex has to be seen to be believed. Huge numbers of tourists, mostly from Thailand, Japan and Europe converge upon this fascinating series of structures daily but it is mammoth in size so it doesn’t seem to matter. At various times I was completely alone in the jungles, exploring lesser sites quite off the beaten path.
So, this vacation was a total winner. Value World Tours put things together for me with about a week’s notice, (a record). They did an exceptional job of setting up the boat arrangements, flights and transfers, hotels, meals and excursions. I could not have been more pleased with their professionalism.
This is a travel experience I am going to lobby you gently to do. As I have said a time or two in the past, maybe this one is not for everyone. Some degree of fitness will enhance the experience. Bob 84 and Anne 74, two of my travel mates saw and did everything I did, except the highest 75 meter tower at Angkor Wat . Had it not been so warm that day, they would have been right up there with me!
This trip will cost you about $3,500,(though there is a 2 for 1 type deal coming up early next year). This includes all meals, air/transfers, lodging and 8 days on the fabulous Toum Toui II. This is “bucket list” stuff. Call me if you are interested-or call just to say hi.
Travel healthy, well and as often as you can…
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Received:November 26, 2012
I got back from my Mekong Delta Cruise on Tuesday and have recovered well from the long flights.
I wanted that thank you so much for putting this trip together for me-it was spectacular! I have been in well over 60 countries now and this was the most interesting and enjoyable travel experience I have ever had.I loved the river boat experience and the village tours and other excursions was amazing!I will do a write up of my trip for clients and friends and will forward you a copy as well.
I just wanted to tell you that our trip was incredible from beginning to end! The boat was lovely and so was the staff, I really cannot say enough good things.
Name: Jennifer Carvaly
Received : 03/02/2010
First of all I wish to thank you for (…) the Mekong River, it was absolutely wonderful.I want to also thank you for helping me to arrange to bring supplies to the orphanage in Cambodia. The ships pursuer accompanied us to a whole sale market in Phnom Penh and we were able to buy 50 mosquito nets, 40 blankets, 100 bars of soap, 100 tooth brushes and 100 tubes of toothpaste. Our group was able to personally distribute to the children the soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste. This was such a special experience as the children were so appreciative.
Thank you again for all you did.”
Name: Patricia Wolfe
Received : 09/19/2009
“2nd time on this trip. 1st time was great but this was even better.
Not enough space to say all the great thing about the cruise and VTW, Inc. This was one of the best out of many cruises.”
Name: James Kronauge
Received : 09/16/2009
“(Excerpts from an email)Sorry it took me so long to write this note. I just wanted to tell you how much we loved our Mekong Cruise (9/18). It was a lovely experience and all the crew were fabulous……particularly offering helpful hands when embarking and disembarking from the boat to shore or to another boat! We will highly recommend the cruise to our clients in the future.”
Name: S. Randall
Received : 09/16/2009
“My friend and I were on the MV Indochine Nov 14-28 and thoroughly enjoyed it — interesting itinerary, good cruise director, perfect air conditioning, eager to please polite staff, good cabin care, good breakfasts and lunches. The guide in Phnom Penh was excellent. I feel your cruises are good value and will recommend you in future.”
Name: Judy Wood
Received : 11/14/2008
“I am sorry to be so long in telling you what a great trip we experienced in December. It was a trip full of interest and also political insight.
The staff on board the Indochine were really efficient and very friendly. Particularly our cruise director, Stefan David, and the purser, Yves. The guides were really some of the best I have experienced, full of information and so pleasant. The chef and servers on the Indochine were attentive and thorough. They are all to be congratulated.
I thank you for this opportunity to see such a different part of the world. It was awesome.”
Name: Barbara Worsham
Received : 12/01/2008
“The cruise was fascinating and great way to see Cambodia. The crew (members) were lovely and extremely friendly…..the bar man went out of his way to make me the best mango juice I have ever had…Angkor Wat was incredible.”
Name: Linda Inwards
Received : 10/26/2008
“This was my first river cruise, so I have nothing to compare. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The cabins were small, but that was expected. Over all a great trip, I would recommend it to anybody.”
Name: Rolf Warner
Received : 12/03/2008
“Thank you very much for a wonderful trip!”
Name: Barbara Aker
Received : 12/18/2007
“This was the trip of a lifetime and your support system made it possible. Congratulations!”
Name: Patricia Lynch Greene
Received : 09/16/2007
“This trip was wonderful in so many ways. The people of Vietnam and Cambodia, the sights, the fact that we were able to work with children in a school on their English, give to an orphanage etc.The local guides were terrific, personable, knowledgeable and some were very endearing.
This trip more than met my expectation.”
Name: Kim Clary
Received : 02/27/2007
“This trip was wonderful- great itinerary of sightseeing-cruise-sightseeing.The people in this part of the world are so sweet, gentle and gracious. I felt completely safe and secure the whole time, even as a single woman traveler.”
Thank you! I will recommend this trip to everyone!
Name: Carol J Karr
Received : 09/11/2007
Download the detailed list of Travel Tips For to Vietnam/Cambodia.
Will I need to obtain a visa in order to travel to Vietnam & Cambodia?
***Remember: obtaining a visa and proper travel documents are YOUR responsibility!***
What do I need to obtain a visa?
Special note: While the Vietnamese visa may be obtained prior to your trip or on arrival, you can get the Cambodian visa only at the border. Please note that for your Cambodian visa, you will need to bring one passport size photo (real photos, no photocopies!!!) and a $35.00 per person application fee (to be paid in CASH if entering Cambodia through the airport or billed to your cabin if entering Cambodia on the ship).
Are transfers included?
Which ship will be chartered for the 2017 Mekong cruises?
Will I be able to make phone calls and check emails while aboard the ship?
What is the currency should I be prepared to use?
What methods of payment are accepted on board and on shore?
I’m super excited for all the tours! But will I have any free time during the program?
How does tipping work in Vietnam & Cambodia? Is it accepted and/or required?
For more information about tipping, including Individual vs. Pooled Tipping, please take a look at our detailed Vietnam & Cambodia Travel Tips.
What if I have special dietary needs or food allergies?
Anything else I should make sure to pack?
All outlets are 220 V. The outlet in your bathroom is convertible to 110 V and is to be used for electric shavers only. A converter and an adapter are needed for all other 110 V appliances used in your cabin. We suggest you bring along a converter and appropriate adaptors/plugs – see below.
1. UNIVERSAL TRANSFORMER to convert from the US 110 Volts to the 220 (please check your electronic devices as some newer models automatically convert within a voltage range).
2. UNIVERSAL ADAPTOR PLUGS for sockets, which are different than at home. Since there are no supplies of converters/adapters on board we highly recommend you purchase transformer adapter plug set at any travel or appliance store before you leave. “2 round plug about 1 inch apart” is the one needed.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET: Medications which are vital to your health. A letter should accompany these from your doctor (signed and dated), certifying that such medications are vital to your health. Dosage should be indicated. Always pack any personal medications in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked baggage. Additionally, those passengers with lighter physical disabilities must report them to us at the time of booking.
Sailing the Mekong Delta is great way to see the sites and sounds of Cambodia and Vietnam. Take a 13 day tour from Vietnam to Cambodia on our brand new deluxe MV Prestige II visiting towns along the way such as Saigon to see the massive 75 mile Cu Chi Tunnels and the capitol of Cambodia, Phnom Penh to tour the Royal Palace and discover Phnom Penh’s charming French influences.
Please contact us at 800-795-1633 to inquire about our river cruises.
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