Monday 19 November
Sunway Vietnam River Cruise September 2018
Value
€5,895
You Save
€1,195
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OFFER DETAILS

RECOMMEND this OFFER

In another exclusive offer, Rewarding Times have teamed up with Sunway Travel to bring you all the enjoyment of a luxury 7 night River Cruise on the AmaDara from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Departing 8th December 2018

Price €4,450 for two, was €5,558

SAVE: €1,108

Offer includes 1 night pre cruise in a 5* hotel in Hoi Chi Minh City and 1 night post cruise in a 5* hotel in Siem Reap, twin share on B&B basis, 7 nights river cruise, sharing a Category B stateroom with French and outside balcony on a full board basis, unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, as well as house brand spirits, local beer and soft drinks throughout your cruise.  Return transfer from airport to hotels and ship. (Flight and extras not included)

 River Cruise includes:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All on board dining in a variety of venues
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 On board AmaDara

This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! The AmaDara features French Colonial décor and richly carved wood furniture inspired by the history of the region, as well as local artifacts made by native craftsmen. Air-conditioned interior corridors lead to spacious staterooms and suites, most featuring twin balconies that invite the ever-changing scenery of Southeast Asia inside. On board, the AmaDara caters to your every whim, with massage rooms, fitness room, gift shop, hair salon and Sun Deck pool. Her stunning Saigon Lounge provides respite by day and unites guests over intriguing local entertainment by night. Savor authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the Main Restaurant or dine at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant;  

 Cruise From: Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the “Peal of the Orient,” offers a vibrant mix of old and new and provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise along the mighty Mekong, discovering a glimpse into another era; one where people still happily honor the timeless traditions passed down through the centuries from their ancestors. Throughout your trip, immerse yourself into the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas and colorful markets. Be treated to a special blessing by monks in Buddhist monastery, meet elementary students at a local school, and witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies. Experience all this and more on this life-enriching cruise along the Mekong.

 

 River Cruise Itinerary:

 

 DAY 1, EMBARKATION - Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer from Hotel and Board the AmaDara at My Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be.

 DAY 2, Cai Be

Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops and the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, which her prize-winning novel, “The Lover,” is said to be based on.

 DAY 3, Tan Chau

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh.

 DAY 4Phnom Penh

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge

 DAY 5Oudong

In Kampong Tralach, you’ll have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Afterwards, you’ll go to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. During the afternoon, take a leisurely walk through Koh Chen and visit home workshops specializing in silver- and copper-smithing. You’ll get an up-close view of how local artisans make ornamental items often used in traditional ceremonies

DAY 6Oknhatey Village 

Visit Silk Village and local school

Experience Phnom Penh via an authentic Tuk Tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. Later in the morning, set sail for Oknhatey Village. Oknhatey is “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you’ll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Afterwards, the ship set sail to Kampong Chhnang.

DAY 7, In Kampong Tralach, you’ll have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Afterwards, you’ll go to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. During the afternoon, take a leisurely walk through Koh Chen and visit home workshops specializing in silver- and copper-smithing. You’ll get an up-close view of how local artisans make ornamental items often used in traditional ceremonies. 

DAY 8Kampong Cham - Disembarkation

Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark in Kamping Cham. Transfer to hotel for 1 night.

 

 SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options

 

 

TERMS of OFFER

  • River Cruise and Pre/Post nights Hotel price is for two people based on two sharing
  • Insurance is extra
  • Flights are extra, cost is approximately €1000 per person, bookable with Sunway
  • Port Charges are extras, €135pp
  • Gratuities at your discretion
  • Visa is required for Vietnam $25 and Cambodia $30 per person
  • Bookings must be made by 30th September 2018
  • This River Cruise must be taken on the select date of 10th December 2018
  • Offer dates are subject to availability.
  • Offer must be booked and paid in full at the time of booking
  • 100% cancellation fee applies once cruise and Hotels are booked.
  • Multiple vouchers can be purchased
  • Any upgrades to different cabins will incur extra fees
  • This offer can only be booked in quantities of 2
  • Holiday must be booked with Sunway Head Office, Marina House, Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
  • Sunway booking terms and conditions apply

 

 

LOCATION

COMPANY INFO

Sunway Holidays
Marina House
Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire,
Dublin,
Ireland

T: +35312366862

E: marketing@sunway.ie
W: http://www.sunway.ie/

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