December 17, 2018

Mekong River Small Ship Cruise

Mekong River Small Ship Cruise
From the Temples of Angkor Wat to Saigon

Cambodia & Vietnam

Join us on this exotic small-ship adventure to Southeast Asia. Experience the unique and fascinating cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam while enjoying the luxury of river boat cruising on the CroisiEurope Indochine II. This tour is an educational and culturally immersive experience. You will visit the incredible temples of Angkor Wat, modern cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon, villages, markets, temples and much more.

Dates: January 16-27, 2020 *Avg Jan. Temp 80 degrees
9 nights on Indochine II CroisiEurope Riverboat Cruise, plus 2 nights on land
60 passenger modern ship with 28 Crew Members-VIP Experience

Pricing for Land and Cruise

  • Lower Deck double occupancy: $3999 pp
  • Upper Deck double occupancy: $4215 pp
  • Single supplement: $1950
  • Add Airfare Pricing
    Available March 1, 2019 Estimated at $1500 round trip

This tour includes all these features:

  • Luxury riverboat and bus transportationRound-trip airfare from Columbus to Siem Riep and return Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Columbus
  • Transfer from SourcePoint to airport and return
  • 11 nights lodging- 2 in first class hotels and 9 nights on Croisieurope Indochine II with baggage handling for 1 bag
  • All meals in Cambodia and Vietnam (over 30 total meals)
  • All excursions and admissions led by English speaking guides
  • On-board seminars and discussions with local guides on Cambodian and Vietnamese culture and history
  • Taxes and gratuities

*Does not include $35-50 for Visa for Cambodia and Vietnam. (Done online or on arrival in country.)

Online registration and payment click here.

Or fill out attached registration form and send with payment to:

Prime Tours

7177 Dublin Rd.

Dublin, OH 43017

Payments

Book now with a $500 deposit, fully refundable until March 10, 2019. Please note the following payment is approximate payments. Actual incremental amounts vary according to your specific package.

June 1, 2019: 2nd payment $1000 per person

August 1, 2019: 3rd payment $1000 per person

October 1, 2019: 4th payment $1000 per person

Final payments balance due by December 1, 2019

Full and partial payments welcome any time. Call Prime Tours for more information at 614-766-5553.

*Cancellation Policy: After March 10, 2019 tour is non-refundable. Travel insurance is available through Travelex. Visit www.goprimetours.com for more information. In the event the tour is cancelled by Prime Tours or CroisiEurope, you will receive a full refund.

We recommend purchasing travel insurance through Travelex. Click Travelex Link for free quote and to purchase. Purchase within 10 days of booking this trip to cover pre-existing conditions. Question about insurance should be directed to Travelex 1-800-228-9792. Refer to Prime Tours agency number 35-6094. You are also welcome to shop around with any insurance company.

Accessibility Note: This tour will require walking on steps, uphill, downhill, and uneven surfaces. Additionally you will be boarding and riding small boats. Mobility is essential for this tour. Ask Prime Tours to see if this tour is for you. Sites in foreign countries are not necessarily ADA compliant.

Questions: Call Prime Tours, based in Dublin, Ohio (www.GoPrimeTours.com) at 614-766-5553.

Liability Statement: Prime Tours of Dublin, Ohio serves as an independent agent for tour passengers, arranging transportation, hotels, meals and sightseeing for the benefit of its customers. Neither Prime Tours, or SourcePoint, is responsible for any loss or damages of property or for injuries incurred by passengers, nor for delays caused by situations beyond our control, including natural disasters, riots, strikes, non-participation or other events that could affect the tour. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at our discretion, at which time full refunds are made, which releases Prime Tours and SourcePoint from future obligation. The exact scheduling and scope of events, hotels, meals, etc. during any tour is subject to change, and expenses, such as added hotel nights, added meals, transportation costs, etc, that could be incurred because of delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, such as transportation delays. Persons registering for the tour agree to these terms.

Itinerary: From the Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta
From the heights of the Himalayas to the southern coasts of the South China Sea, winding over 2,700 miles, the Mekong is much more than just irrigation for Indochina—everywhere it flows, it fascinates men and shapes their lives. Come take an expedition on this grand and plentiful “water snake,” from the ruins of Angkor to Tonle Sap Lake following the footsteps of Henri Mouhot, to Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City, still largely influenced by the French colonial days. Our meditative trip takes you along the Mekong River on board a ship combining charm and colonial-style comfort.

DEPARTURE DAY: Overnight to Cambodia. Arrive in Cambodia the next day and start your group tour on Day 1. We will depart Columbus January 16, 2020 and arrive in Siem Riep January 17, 2020.

Day 1 : Siem Reap – Angkor Cambodia
Your program will begin according to your time of arrival in Siem Reap. Accommodations will be at either a 4-star or 5-star hotel. Lunch will be served at the hotel between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and you’ll be able to check into your room at 2 p.m. Afternoon program dependent on flight arrival.

Day 2 : Siem Reap – Angkor Cambodia
We’ll explore Angkor Thom, the monumental temple of Bayon—famous for its towers and 172 faces of Avalokitesvara, and Ta Prohm. After lunch in town, we’ll leave for a visit of Banteay Srei. This evening, we’ll have dinner in a restaurant in town before ending the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spending the night at the hotel.

Day 3 : Siem Reap – TONLE SAP LAKE Cambodia
We’ll visit the Angkor Wat temple: the epitome of Khmer architectural art. It is the largest religious monument in the world and an architectural masterpiece. Lunch will be served at the hotel. In the early afternoon, you’ll be transferred from the hotel to the ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board.

Day 4 : TONLE SAP LAKE – KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH Cambodia
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise across the lake. After lunch, we’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means “pot.” We’ll enjoy a tasting of regional products before returning on board and beginning to cruise to Kampong Tralach. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 5 : KAMPONG TRALACH – KOH CHEN – PHNOM PENH Cambodia
We will set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road through rice fields. After lunch, we’ll arrive in Koh Chen. You can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. After returning on board, we’ll spend the afternoon cruising towards Phnom Penh, arriving in the early evening and enjoy a brief “tuk-tuk” tour of the city. Enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music and have dinner.

Day 6 : PHNOM PENH Cambodia
We’ll enjoy a tour of the fabulous Royal Palace, one of the most impressive examples of Cambodian architecture, and its Silver Pagoda. Onward to visit the National Museum. After lunch in town, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at the market. We’ll return on board for dinner in the evening and start sailing to VN.

Day 7 : CHAU DOC – SA DEC Vietnam
Located on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous city of Chau Doc has developed around fish and fish farming. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda. Once we are back on board, we’ll begin to cruise toward Sa Dec. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8 : SA DEC – VINH LONG – CAI BE Vietnam
Once we arrive in Sa Dec, discover the local market and visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. Lunch on board. We’ll set out in smaller boats and travel through canals and orchards before arriving in Cai Be. We’ll discover a brick and pottery factory as well as a traditional factory producing puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers used to make nems, and rice alcohol*.

Day 9 : MY THO – HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam (formerly Saigon)
We’ll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We’ll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms. Lunch will be served on board. We’ll then set out to cross the very narrow Chao Gao Canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll have dinner and remain in port overnight.

Day 10 : HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City was heavily influenced by French colonialism in the 19th century. We’ll enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office, and visit the Museum of Vietnamese History. Lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat. After our excursion, we’ll return on board our ship. Tonight we’ll have our farewell cocktail and dinner. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 11 : HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. We’ll spend the morning visiting Cholon, the Chinese influenced section of the city, including its hectic market. After lunch in town, we’ll bid farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. for your return flight to the United States.

 

Registration Form – Please send in with your deposit of $500 or register and pay online at www.goprimetours.com .

Cambodia & Vietnam Mekong River Small Ship Cruise
Passenger 1: Please print name as it appears on passport. If you don’t have a passport now let us know when you do.
First:____________________________Middle_____________________Last___________________________________
Date of Birth:_____________________ Passport Exp. Date:__________________Passport #:______________________
Name as it will appear on name tag: __________________________________
Street:__________________________City:__________________________State:_________Zip:_______________
Phone:________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Sharing Room with:_____________________________ Special Requests: _______________________________
Type Room (circle choice) *Double 1 bed *Double twin beds *Single 1 bed
Travel Insurance: I will purchase travel insurance (yes or no). Visit our website www.goprimetours.com to purchase, or call us at 614-766-5553 with questions.

Senior Center:________________________

Cambodia & Vietnam Mekong River Small Ship Cruise

Passenger 2: Please print name as it appears on passport. If you don’t have a passport now let us know when you do.

First:____________________________Middle_____________________Last___________________________________
Name as it will appear on name tag: __________________________________
Date of Birth:_____________________ Passport Exp. Date:__________________Passport #:______________________ Street:__________________________City:__________________________State:_________Zip:_______________
Phone:________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Sharing Room with:_____________________________ Special Requests: _______________________________
Type Room (circle choice) *Double 1 bed *Double twin beds *Single 1 bed
Travel Insurance: I will purchase travel insurance (yes or no). Visit our website www.goprimetours.com to purchase, or call us at 614-766-5553 with questions.

Senior Center:________________________

Payments by check payable to Prime Tours.
PRIME TOURS
7177 Dublin Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017