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Timeless wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong
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Embark on a captivating Uniworld river cruise through the timeless wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Mekong River. This extraordinary journey unveils a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty. Start in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, where ancient temples and modern skyscrapers coexist. Explore bustling markets and experience the warmth of the Vietnamese people. Sail along the Mekong River, witness colorful floating villages, and embrace the rhythm of river life. Discover hidden gems and be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes. In Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, tradition blends with modernity. Visit ancient temples, vibrant markets, and learn about Cambodia's resilient spirit through its tragic history. The journey culminates in Siem Reap, the gateway to the mystical Angkor Wat. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece and explore ancient ruins adorned with intricate carvings. Immerse yourself in the beauty and allure of these timeless destinations, where every moment is filled with wonder and enchantment.
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Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, travelers whose cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or those who have availed a private arrival transfer are warmly welcomed by a Uniworld representative. They are then seamlessly transported to the luxurious Park Hyatt Saigon. Tonight, it is recommended that they venture out to explore the vibrant Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city's characteristic evening cafés. Both options would provide an exceptional beginning to their adventure.
Ho Chi Minh City
Spend the day exploring Ho Chi Minh City and all that it is has to offer. Ho Chi Minh City, is famous for the excellence of its food, which reflects, inevitably, a certain French influence combined with the unique flavors of the region. One can truly experience the captivating fusion of ancient history with the vibrant present in Vietnam's largest city. Marvel at how majestic skyscrapers gracefully tower over time-honored temples, while the melodic sound of motorbikes fills the air as they leisurely putter along the charming and picturesque alleys.
Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Tien Loi
The featured excursion for the day offers an intriguing opportunity to gain insight into the expansive network of remarkably narrow tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. It serves as a fascinating glimpse into the historical significance of these tunnels. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to your ship your elegant home for the next seven nights and set sail on the beautiful Mekong. Onboard your ship this evening, savor a delicious Vietnamese-themed dinner.
Tien Loi (Ben Tre) - Vinh Long - Sa Dec
Today, travelers will have the opportunity to witness the vibrant activity and energy of delta river life as local traders transport their bountiful produce to the bustling markets. Following a satisfying breakfast, they will embark on a traditional sampan, immersing themselves in the exploration of the narrow canals and enchanting backwaters that characterize this renowned region. A truly unique excursion awaits on the untouched island of Tien Loi, thoughtfully curated exclusively for Uniworld guests. Here, they can marvel at the craftsmanship of local farmers as they skillfully create rooster cages and beautifully decorate bonsais in their yards, offering a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage. Upon arriving in Vinh Long, the sampans will transport the travelers to a traditional rice factory, where they can witness the intricate process of rice production. As the day winds down, they will return to the ship and indulge in a delectable Vietnamese meal, savoring the authentic flavors that embody the essence of the region.
Sa Dec - Gieng Island - Hong Ngu
After breakfast, travelers can continue their journey aboard a sampan, providing them with a unique opportunity to observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. They will have the chance to visit a vibrant and colorful temple, explore the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, and then embark on a venture to Gieng Island. On the island, they will be immersed in the experience of witnessing a local family expertly crafting incense sticks and the traditional conical hat. This delightful excursion allows travelers to engage with the local culture and traditions, creating lasting memories of their time in the region.
Hong Ngu - Phnom Penh
Travelers will have the chance to visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a significant hub for the production of traditional Khmer scarves, situated near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. The scarves are intricately woven in numerous homes throughout the village, offering a firsthand glimpse of the weaving process. Additionally, a stop will be made at a local temple dedicated to the unique Hoa Hoa religion, which originated in this particular region of Vietnam. The most intriguing visit of the day awaits as travelers have the opportunity to explore the home of a retired VC General, providing valuable insights into the historical and cultural significance of the area. This immersive experience allows for a deeper understanding of the local traditions, weaving together the past and present in a truly captivating way. This afternoon, you’ll cross the Vietnamese border, and tomorrow you’ll awake in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, for the next leg of your exciting journey.
Today, travelers will have the opportunity to explore the thriving capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Situated at the confluence of three mesmerizing rivers, the city showcases a fascinating fusion of architectural styles, encompassing French colonial, Khmer, modern, and everything in between. Within its enchanting streets, one can discover an enticing riverside esplanade adorned with a myriad of captivating Buddhist temples, palaces, and artifacts. Phnom Penh offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, providing a truly immersive experience for all who visit. Following lunch onboard, enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, taking in the shopping and lively entertainment venues of Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh - Angkor Ban
The featured excursion for the day promises to be an exceptionally profound and unforgettable experience, leaving a lasting impression throughout the journey. Travelers will have the opportunity to delve into the chilling history of the Khmer Rouge as they visit the notorious Killing Fields. Additionally, they will explore a former school that was transformed into a prison during that dark era, now serving as a poignant genocide museum. This excursion offers a poignant and educational insight into the past, allowing visitors to reflect upon the resilience and strength of the Cambodian people.
Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham
If the previous day was dedicated to exploring Cambodia's dark past, today becomes a joyous celebration of the nation's promising future. Travelers will have the privilege of engaging with young children at a local school and warmly interacting with hospitable villagers in their homes. Moreover, a rare and memorable experience awaits as they receive a water blessing from local Buddhist monks, an opportunity that will leave an indelible impression. This day offers a beautiful contrast, highlighting Cambodia's resilience and the optimism that shines brightly in its people and their aspirations for the future. To mark the end of this special day, and to commemorate your last evening onboard the ship, you’ll be treated to a decadent Cambodian-themed dinner. Take your place in the dining room and enjoy delectable dishes prepared in the style of those once served to Cambodian royalty.
Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
In the morning, travelers will disembark and smoothly transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the esteemed gateway to the legendary archaeological site of Angkor. They will relish in three nights of luxurious accommodation at the exquisite Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, conveniently located just moments away from the renowned temple complex of Angkor Wat. To explore the vibrant streets of Siem Reap, they will embark on a leisurely tour aboard a remork, allowing them to unwind and take in the city's charm. Along the journey, they will make stops at various artisans' workshops, providing captivating insights into Siem Reap's thriving arts scene. This experience will serve as an introduction to the city's rich artistic heritage, showcasing the talents and creativity of its local artisans.
Today marks a remarkable day filled with bucket list-worthy experiences as travelers delve into the awe-inspiring ancient temples of Angkor Wat. This colossal religious complex, now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers an unparalleled journey through time. As the largest religious monument globally, the grandeur of Angkor Wat captivates all who encounter it, serving as Cambodia's most iconic landmark. Its sheer size and intricate detailing leave visitors breathless, with the longest continuous bas-relief in the world further enhancing its splendor. Recognizing the immeasurable significance of Angkor Wat, numerous conservation organizations have united efforts to safeguard its preservation, underscoring its enduring importance. Exploring this sacred site promises an unforgettable adventure, immersing travelers in the captivating beauty and historical significance of one of the world's most revered treasures.
Today, travelers will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking remnants of Angkor Thom, the majestic royal city. Constructed during the pinnacle of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this remarkable complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments remained concealed from the world for an extensive period, enveloped by lush jungle foliage. You’ll have some time for lunch on your own before heading to the amazing “jungle temple” of Ta Prohm. Unlike the other Angkor temples, which have been painstakingly excavated and restored, Ta Prohm has been left almost as it was found. Massive trees grow like magic out of stone walls and roofs, their tentacle-like roots pouring over doorways and stretching across courtyards. From Ta Prohm, you’ll move on to the unfinished temple of Ta Keo. After an exciting day of sightseeing, you’ll indulge in a lavish dinner with an Apsara dance show.
Siem Reap - Hanoi
Travelers can relish in leisure time in Siem Reap before their flight to Hanoi, taking advantage of the opportunity to explore the city at their own pace. Later, upon arrival in Hanoi, they will have the pleasure of checking in to their opulent accommodations at the renowned Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel. This luxurious hotel offers an exquisite retreat, combining timeless elegance with modern comforts, ensuring a truly indulgent stay in the vibrant capital city of Vietnam.
Hanoi's picturesque boulevards, adorned with majestic trees and splendid buildings, set the stage for today's captivating city tour. Delve into the rich tapestry of this vibrant cultural hub, Vietnam's esteemed capital, where a harmonious blend of elegant avenues and lively streets awaits. The city's bustling thoroughfares are brimming with vibrant food vendors, captivating museums, and significant historical landmarks, offering a fascinating juxtaposition of contrasts that rivals even the most renowned metropolitan destinations. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Hanoi as you uncover its captivating stories and witness the captivating interplay between tradition and modernity.
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