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VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA Angkor Thom Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake Angkor Wat To find out more visit saga.co.uk/mekong Cambodia Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Ben Tre Phnom Penh nights in hotel nights on ship Tan Chau Gao Giong Voyage on the Mekong 14 nights from £3799 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required§ 5 nights in hotels, 7 nights on board ship, and 2 in flight 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners l l l l l l l Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels Local beer, spirits or soft drinks with dinner on board ship Tourist visa**. Pictured above: Amazing Angkor Wat; A floating market on the Mekong Delta; Explore Ho Chi Minh City Excursions and visits Tour Ho Chi Minh city Visit to Ben Tre and Cho Lach Island Visit to Gao Giong bird sanctuary Visit Con Phuoc Island Sailing the canals of Tan Chau Phnom Penh city tour by 'cyclo' Sail on the Tobnle Sap River and visit Koh Okhna Tey island Visit Koh Trong Island Watch for dolphins in Kratie Angkor Wat complex, the world's largest religious monument l l l l l l l l l l VIP Travel Service INCLUDED ­ see page 139 Day 1: UK-Ho Chi Minh City. Fly overnight to Ho Chi Minh City. Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City. Two-night stay at the locally rated 5-star New World Hotel. Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City. Start your holiday with a tour of Vietnam's largest city. Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City. Embark the RV Mekong Pandaw (hhhh) for your seven-night cruise. Day 5: Ben Tre. Sail by sampan to Ben Tre, the `island of coconuts', where you'll meet local artisans and honey producers. Continue to Cho Lach Island to watch potters at work, then enjoy a cooking lesson in Banh Xeo. Day 6: Gao Giong. Travel by coach to the Gao Giong bird sanctuary. Return to the ship and cruise upstream to Con Phuoc Island, which you will visit by Xi Loi ­ motorcycle rickshaw. Day 7: Tan Chau, Vietnam. Explore the canals of the port city of Tan Chau, close to the Cambodia border. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of local villages by motorcycle rickshaw or 'cyclo'. An optional excursion features a fruit-carving demonstration. Day 8: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Enjoy a city tour by bicycle carriage, or 'cyclo' this morning, where you'll see the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. This afternoon there's an optional visit to the Choeung Ek killing fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. There's an optional excursion to the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for high tea. B, L, D Day 9: Tonle Sap cruise-Koh Okhna Tey. Sail up the Tonle Sap River this morning to Koh Okhna Tey, known as `Silk Island'. Visit the workshops to see how the silk is produced, dyed and hand- woven. Day 10: Koh Trong. Cruise to the small rural island of Koh Trong. There are no cars here ­ you'll explore by bicycle or ox cart. Afterwards sail to the small riverside town of Kratie, one of the best places in which to spot elusive Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. Day 11: Kampong Cham-Siem Reap. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham where you'll disembark the ship and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Royal Angkor Resort for a three-night stay near the ancient city of Angkor. Day 12: Siem Reap. Visit Angkor Thom and see the 12th-century Bayon Temple and the exquisite Angkor Wat. Day 13: Siem Reap. At leisure. Optional excursion to Angkor Silk Farm. Day 14: Siem Reap-UK. Depart Siem Reap for your return overnight flight. Day 15: UK. Arrive back in the UK for your included UK door-to-door travel service. RV Mekong Pandaw hhhh Facilities include a restaurant, salon lounge, observation deck, spa (extra charge) and fitness centre. All cabins are outside facing with access to the promenade deck and have air-conditioning, a hairdryer and safe. Prices from: Main Deck Twin Main Deck for Sole Occupancy Upper Deck Twin Sep 4, 2019 3799 Sold out 4249 Oct 30 3999 Sold out 4449 Jan 22, 2020 4199 4999 4699 Feb 19 4199 4999 4699 Voyage on the Mekong. Holiday code: FE088. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 139 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. Ask about our great value upgrades to Premium Economy or Business Class. Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! Please note: This tour is necessarily flexible because of changing water levels on the Mekong. A certain level of mobility is required as excursions from the ship are via sampan. **Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. 116 Please quote GR373 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking