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18-Night Trip on Avalon Saigon

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River With Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Bangkok (Northbound)

On this inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

Experience Vietnamese culture with a tour of the captivating capital of Hanoi. Go on a cyclo ride through the ancient streets of the Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet performance. In Ha Long Bay, you’ll cruise through its breathtaking limestone islands. See the famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City and try your hand in the kitchen-Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. On an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used during the Vietnam War.

Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and visit a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. In Siem Reap, you’ll see the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world.

Your Southeast Asia adventure concludes in enchanting Bangkok, Thailand, where you’ll visit its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha-the oldest and largest of its kind. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore the "Venice of the East"-a perfect ending to this remarkable journey!


Included Features:

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi: Welcome to Vietnam

Day 2 Hanoi: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Day 3 Hanoi–Ha Long Bay: Cruise on Ha Long Bay

Day 4 Ha Long Bay–Ho Chi Minh City: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City: Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 8 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 9 Chau Doc–Long Khanh A–Cambodian Border Crossing: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration

Day 10 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage

Day 11 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields, or visit the lively central market

Day 12 Wat Hanchey –Angkor Ban: Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 13 Konpong Louang–Kampong Tralach: Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach

Day 14 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)–Siem Reap: Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple

Day 15 Siem Reap: Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance

Day 16 Siem Reap–Bangkok, Thailand: Fly to Bangkok

Day 17 Bangkok: Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 18 Bangkok: Day at leisure

Day 19 Bangkok: End of vacation


18 Nights Starting At
August 04, 2023 through August 22, 2023
Book by:
July 31, 2023 7:00 PM
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary Overview
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Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8
Vinh Long – Cu Lao Gieng
Day 9
Chau Doc – Long Khanh A – Border Crossing, Cambodia
Day 10
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Day 12
Wat Hanchey – Angkor Ban
Day 13
Konpong Louang – Kampong Tralach
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Day 18
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Dates & prices
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Inside Outside Balcony Suite
July 31, 2023 7:00 PM
August 04, 2023
to August 22, 2023
18 Nights from $6,729.00
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January 16, 2023 7:00 PM
January 20, 2023
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18 Nights from $7,919.00
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January 30, 2023 7:00 PM
February 03, 2023
to February 21, 2023
18 Nights from $7,959.00
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February 13, 2023 7:00 PM
February 17, 2023
to March 07, 2023
18 Nights from $7,919.00
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February 27, 2023 7:00 PM
March 03, 2023
to March 21, 2023
18 Nights from $7,709.00
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March 13, 2023 7:00 PM
March 17, 2023
to April 04, 2023
18 Nights from $7,459.00
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August 14, 2023 7:00 PM
August 18, 2023
to September 05, 2023
18 Nights from $7,339.00
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August 28, 2023 7:00 PM
September 01, 2023
to September 19, 2023
18 Nights from $7,589.00
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September 11, 2023 7:00 PM
September 15, 2023
to October 03, 2023
18 Nights from $7,589.00
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September 25, 2023 7:00 PM
September 29, 2023
to October 17, 2023
18 Nights from $7,819.00
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Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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October 09, 2023 7:00 PM
October 13, 2023
to October 31, 2023
18 Nights from $7,819.00
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Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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October 23, 2023 7:00 PM
October 27, 2023
to November 14, 2023
18 Nights from $7,919.00
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Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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November 06, 2023 7:00 PM
November 10, 2023
to November 28, 2023
18 Nights from $7,919.00
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Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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November 20, 2023 7:00 PM
November 24, 2023
to December 12, 2023
18 Nights from $7,919.00
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About Avalon Saigon

Ship Overview
Avalon Saigon
Voted the "Best New River Cruise Ship" by TravelAge West in 2019, the all-suite Avalon Saigon delivers the best cruise experience on the Mekong River. Like her sister ship, the Avalon Siem Reap, the Avalon Saigon is designed to venture easily into areas where other cruise ships cannot, while measuring as wide and long as ships carrying twice the number of our just 36 guests. Cruising uninterrupted from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (or vice versa), the Saigon eliminates hours of motorcoach travel time associated with other river cruise ship itineraries. The Avalon Saigon Suite Ship incorporates the classic colonial charm befitting the Vietnam and Cambodia experience with the modern features you expect from Avalon. Each Panorama Suite features 245-square-feet of living space with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows to create river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. With luxurious beds that face the window, you'll never miss a fascinating view on the Mekong. You'll also find ample room to roam on board, while never feeling crowded. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, you'll find plenty of seating and inviting spots to relax. With lounges located at the front of the ship, you'll always have a great forward-focused view no matter where you sit. Our crew embodies Avalon's "you first" spirit from start to finish. From the reception staff and bartender to wait staff and room attendant, you'll experience exquisite service with a relaxed luxury that's come to encompass the Avalon difference.
Ship Details
Year Built
2018
Year Entered Service
2018
Ship Length
195 ft
Total Capacity
36
Crew Size
24
Suites
18
Laundromats
Number of Decks
2
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
Open-air observation lounge with premium lounge chairs
Panorama Lounge
Bar
Reception
Spa treatment room
Dining Room
Galley
Navigation Bridge
Fitness Center
Deck plans are not yet available
About Avalon Waterways
Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.