RV Mekong Navigator Reviews

  • Thanks for the wonderful journey

    ...Our 7 day Mekong river cruise with Navigator was fantastic. A relaxing way to see parts of Vietnam and Cambodia. The crew couldn't do enough for you to make sure you were comfortable. We were lucky in that there were only 25 on our cruise, but I'm sure it would be just as pleasant if full. Our cabin had plenty of storage, including for cases. The shower was powerful. Water was supplied in the cabin and on trips. The food was varied and plentiful. Breakfast was a buffet, but other meals were served by the delightful waiters. Coffee etc was available on the sun deck all day. Everyday there was a different cocktail before dinner. There were two trips most days but it was up to you if you joined in. In Phnom Penh the local orphanage provide the evenings entertainment with singing and dancing... read more

     Ann Arbor - United States

  • 7 Nights on RV Mekong Navigator

    ...I had the incredible pleasure of 7 nights on RV Mekong Navigator cruise from Cambodia to Viet Nam. After this time with the crew they were more like great new friends than service staff. I looked forward to their smiles and eagerness to serve every morning (thank you, Mekong Navigator, for the early riser coffee and pastries, it was a wonderful way to start each day!) and at every meal. A warm welcome back to the boat every time we left for an excursion, with fragrant face cloths and a refreshing drink. Continuous checking and stocking of our cabin, and turndown service before bed. The boat was clean and very comfortable. The top deck is awesome. I've been on about 10 cruises and this was hands down one of the very best... read more      

    Mrs Helen Sara - Australia

  • Explore Vietnam and Cambodia

    ... RV Mekong Navigator was fantastic. A relaxing way to see parts of Vietnam and Cambodia. The crew couldn't do enough for you to make sure you were comfortable. This cruise exceeded all of our expectations. We had taken several ocean and river cruises before, but were pleasantly surprised by the comfort and convenience of this boat. The staff was ever-attentive, personable and efficient, the boat has a lovely casual, attractive ambience with a large covered sun deck, numerous lawn chairs conducive to relaxation, the cabins are spacious and comfortable, the cuisine is excellent, and the shore excursions fascinating. We highly recommend both this company... read more

    Kristiansand - Norway


 

16 DAYS - ANGKOR WAT TO PHU QUOC ISLAND:

• Unwind in the stunning Phu Quoc Beach Island
• Discover the tropical island with leisure activities
• Experience the luxurious boutique cruises in Halong Bay & Mekong Delta River
• Tour the charming city as Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh Capital
• Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Angkor Wat Temples
• Visit the authentic local villages in Vietnam and Cambodia
• Enjoy traditional Apsara dancing and other folkloric performances
• Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong
• Dine the best Vietnamese, Khmer and international cuisine
• View onboard film screenings that will enhance your journey These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.Culture Curriculum:Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of on board multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit.

LEARN ABOUT:
• Daily life of local people along river bank.
• The rise and fall of the Khmer empire
• The archeological excavations at Pre Angkor
• History of Vietnam and Cambodia
• History and culture of the Champa people and other ethnic groups
• Local Vietnamese or Khmer cooking class on board
• Experience hidden peaceful villages in remote rural area along The Mekong River
• Amazing Karts formation in Halong Bay.

FULLY ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Arrive Siem Reap:
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by a local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals:

After a short relaxing break, you will visit the famous Angkor Wat by car. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

During sunset time, Angkor Wat is less visited, and the Apsaras will shine in the most beautiful light. Return to your hotel, where you can enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2 - Angkor Wat Discovery Tour:
After breakfast, head out to the early-Angkor era temples of the Roluos Group, about 15km outside of Siem Reap. Roluos is the site of the first town built by the Angkorian kings in the 8th and 9th century and consists of three main temples: Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko. The beautiful surrounding countryside with its paddy fields and sugar palm trees is very typical for Cambodia – enjoy the beauty on ox cart ride to Roluos Pagoda, a great and fun way to get in touch with rural Cambodia and its friendly people. Here, in a small contemporary pagoda, Buddhist monks will celebrate a private blessing ceremony for you, wishing your health and a safe journey – a very special experience! Return to the hotel for a break during the midday heat.

This afternoon, explore the highlights of the Small Circuit. Start your tour with a visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”.

From here, it is only a short hop to the most beautiful temples of the Grand Circuit, like the overgrown Preah Khan Temple and Neak Pean with its artificial lakes. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast

Day 3:  Banteay Srei - Angkor Thom
Early today, travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srei, which is best viewed in the warm morning light. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs. Banteay Srei is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

On the way back, you will have the possibility to stop at local communities along the way and your guide will help you to interact with the local community to learn about the way of life here. Seize the opportunity to taste Palm Wine and Palm Sugar (seasonal) and other popular local produce.

Break up your day with lunch at Sala Bai back in Siem Reap, a school training young Cambodians from poor family backgrounds in the principles of hospitality in order to give them a future. The guests will have plenty of opportunities to talk to the students as they will go on a tour of the school after the meal. (Note: Sala Bai is open from Monday - Friday and it is usually closed during national holidays and for the entire month of April over the Khmer New Year holiday.)

This afternoon, visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom by local tuk tuk. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces.

From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast,lunch

Day 4: RV Mekong Navigator Cruise Embarkation
This morning guests transfer from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Upon arrival, embark the Mekong Navigator and enjoy a Welcome Reception on the Sun Deck as we begin our journey. Following the informative Welcome Briefing and meeting with our friendly crew, a Cambodian theme dinner is served in the Le Marché Dining Room.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,Theme Dinner

Day 5: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham
This morning, guests visit a local, secondary school, which serves eight surrounding district. Following a tour of the school and an interesting Q&A opportunity with the principal and students, guests walk up the hill to the Wat Hanchey, to receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from the monastery and the amazing views of the Mekong River valley, guests return to the ship for lunch.
Following linch, guests enjoy a drive through the city of Kampong Cham to visit the hills of Phnom Lros (man hill) and Phnom Srei (woman hill), the incredible Stupa, the 10-meter long reclining Buddha, and the 13-meter tall preaching Buddha. Today’s final visit is to the 12th century, Angkorian-period complex of Wat Nokor Bacey, which features several original statues of Buddha and stone inscriptions. We then return to the ship and begin sailing downstream.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner

Day 6: Tonle Sap River Cruise - Kampong Chhnang
Guests enjoy a full day of sailing up the scenic Tonle Sao River. This very narrow winding river provides a rare up-close glimpse of rural river life in Cambodia. After lunch, guests board a private excursion boat and experience a panoramic cruise of the floating villages at Kampong Chhang. Here we observe the very friendly locals living, working, and even shopping on the river. We return to the ship and set sail while enjoying the beautiful sunset ans local children on the riverbanks bidding us farewell as we continue oue journey down the Mekong.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner

Day 7: Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast on board this morning, guests meet their cyclo driver for an exciting morning city tour of Phnom Penh. You are gently transported by your driver along the riverfront to the Royal Palace complex. Here guests enjoy a leisurely walk through the grounds viewing Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion, before visiting the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Guests return to their cyclos for the short ride to the National Museum ending the morning with a comprehensive tour of the many Angkorian-preiod artifacts excavated at the Angkor Temple complex at Siem Reap.
Guests wil enjoy a free afternoon on Phnom Penh with a variety of optional excursions which to pick from, or simply enjoy their time independently shopping or at one of the many wonderful restaurants and pubs nearby.
Before dinner, children entertain guests on our Sun Deck with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance as well local traditional folk dances.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner/Apsara Show

Day 8: Phnom Penh - Killing Fields
This morning, guests learn more about the darkest days of Cambodian history. After a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship is the Choeung Ek killing fields, where will walk through the fields, visit the small museum during the Khmer Rouge regime. Before returning to the ship, guests will also tour Toul Sleng (also known as S-21), the former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge.
Guests enjoy one last free afternoon in Phnom Penh, before we set sail this evening to the border of Cambodia & Vietnam.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner

Day 9: Border Crossing - Chau Doc
Following clearing formalities crossing the border, guests witness a fascinating change in the architecture along the riverfront as they are now in Vietnam. After lunch, guests board beautiful sampans for a panoramic cruise of Chau Doc harbor with its traditional Vietnamese floating market. After visiting the mail town of Chau Doc and the colorful Tay An Pagoda, guests continue their panoramic tour aboard sampans to visit a local family’s fish farm. Here we will learn about various types of fish being caught and farm-raised in this region and the importance of this industry to Vietnam’s economy.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner

Day 10:  Sa Dec - Cai Be
Following breakfast this morning, we board sampans to navigate the narrow canals of the Mekong. Guests observe daily routines of the villagers en route to the historic town as Sa Dec. we stop en-route at a local brick factory where guests can view the complete process of brick-making by local men and women utilizing clay form the Mekong River.
We continue to the town as Sa Dec, where a short visit will be made to the home of Mr. Hyun Thuy Le, who inspires Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant (The Lover) as well as a fascinating walk through the town’s market experiencing the sights and smells of the colorful fresh produce, meat, live fish and seafood being sold.
After returning to the ship for lunch, guests enjoy an afternoon cruise to Cai Be. We pass the city’s beautiful French gothic Cathedral then tour the historic An Kiet House with its beautiful surrounding gardens. Following we board our sampans to visit a traditional rice factory where workers produce rice paper, rice wine, popped rice, and many varieties of traditional candies.
We then set sail towards My Tho enjoying a Reception and elegant Vietnamese theme dinner as we bid farewell to the magnificent Mekong.
Overnight on RV Mekong Navigator
Meals: breakfast,lunch,dinner/Farewell Dinner/ cultural show

Day 11: My Tho - Disembarkation
Following breakfast guests disembark the vessel and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city Airport for short flight to Phu Quoc isand. On arrival you will be picked up to La Veranda Resort. Free at your leisure on the beach.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island
Meals: breakfast

Day 12: Phu Quoc Island - Free Day
Have breakfast at your hotel, free at your leisure for swimming, scuba diving and diving.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island
Meals: breakfast

Day 13: Phu Quoc Island - Free Day
Have breakfast at your hotel, free at your leisure for swimming, scuba diving and diving.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island
Meals: breakfast

Day 14: Phu Quoc island - Free Day
Have breakfast at your hotel, free at your leisure for swimming, scuba diving and diving.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island
Meals: breakfast

Day 15: Phu Quoc island - Free Day
Have breakfast at your hotel, free at your leisure for swimming, scuba diving and diving.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island
Meals: breakfast

Day 16: Phu Quoc Island Departure
Have breakfast at your hotel, then go to airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh Airport to connect your international flight.

Especially we can book the hotels as your requested, which perfectly meet your expectation and budget.

WELL SELECTED HOTEL INCLUSIONS
Location Hotel Names Hotel Websites & Room Types No of Night TripAdvisor Reviews
Siem Reap Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
(5* Boutique Hotel)
www.victoriahotels.asia
superior room
 3 Reviews
 Mekong River RV Mekong Navigator Cruise
(5* Cruise)
www.rvmekongnavigator.com
superior suite 
 7  Reviews
Phu Quoc Island

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
(5* Hotel)

www.laverandaresorts.com
 garden view deluxe room
 5 Reviews

The price hotel categories:
- 5 Star hotels and resorts from US$ 135 - US$ 180 ++/ per room/night with breakfast

16 DAYS ANGKOR WAT TO PHU QUOC ISLAND TOUR:
• Private tour.
• All private sedan car (Ford, Toyota)
• 7 Nights double room at hotels and 7 nights on RV Mekong Navigator in places as indicated in program
• Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
• Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines.
  Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc and Returns.
• All sightseeing tickets.
• Tissues and water on car.
• Services charges and government tax.
• No extra charge after confirmation
• 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

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