Timeless Wonders of Vietnam & Cambodia

aboard the Mekong Jewel

December 6 – 20, 2024

Starting at $7419 per person, double occupancy

A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure.

Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way.

Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new, often surprising visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.

DAY 1| DEC 6, 2024 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt Saigon. Tonight, consider popping out to explore the lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the city’s quintessential evening cafés—either choice would mark a splendid start to your adventure.

Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

DAY 2 | DEC 7, 2024 | Ho Chi Minh City
Experience how ancient history melds with the boisterous present in Vietnam’s largest city, where skyscrapers tower over ancient temples and motorbikes putter along picturesque alleys. This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

Featured Excursions: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
A landmark in Vietnamese history is the first destination on your panoramic city tour today, as you travel the city’s busy streets, passing elegant buildings and bustling shopping centers. On April 30, 1975, a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the gates of the building now called the Reunification Palace, symbolizing the downfall of the South Vietnamese government and the end of the Vietnam War. It’s a modern structure, commissioned in 1962 by the president of South Vietnam after his own air force tried to kill him by bombing the 19th-century French palace that had stood on the site. As you will see when you step inside, he intended to enjoy living here: It has a cinema and a nightclub—and, not too surprisingly, a spacious bomb shelter. A few blocks away, two monuments from the colonial days still stand: the lofty General Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel (of tower fame), and, across the street, twin-towered Notre Dame Cathedral, built entirely with materials shipped from France. Your motorcoach will carry you past other remnants of French colonialism—the Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater (also known as the Saigon Opera House, built in 1901 and modeled on Paris’s Petit Palais) and the City Hall (based on the Hôtel de Ville in Paris)—as well as the contemporary American consulate. But the day includes more than sightseeing: Visit a lacquer showroom to learn a bit about the history and cultural significance of a craft that has been practiced in Vietnam for at least 700 years before enjoying lunch on your own.

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.

DAY 3 | DEC 8, 2024 | Ho Chi Minh City, Transfer to My Tho (Embark), Tien Loi (Ben Tre)
Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel.

Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war—Cú Chi Tunnels
Explore a fascinating aspect of Vietnam’s long struggle to free itself from Western control. Begun by the Viet Minh on the outskirts of Saigon in 1945, as shelter from French air raids, these tunnels were expanded in the 1960s by the Viet Cong, who extended them for many miles. A network of booby-trapped tunnels led to underground chambers where people lived—in considerable privation, generally—wounds were treated and children were taught. Only a small stretch of this network is open to the public, but if you’re venturesome, you may climb down into a tunnel for an up-close look (and we do mean close—don’t expect to stand upright). – 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.

DAY 4 | DEC 9, 2024 | Tien Loi (Ben Tre), Vinh Long, Sa Dec
Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Upon arrival to Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory. Back onboard, savor an authentic Vietnamese meal this evening.

Featured Excursion: Village life on the Mekong
Step aboard a sampan—the style of this vessel is traditional, but the one you’ll board is much more luxurious than those generally used on these waters—and join the locals thronging the harbor of Cai Be. At the floating market here, merchants advertise their wares by attaching a sample—such as a watermelon, a coconut or a bunch of bananas—to a tall bamboo pole so their potential customers can easily see what they’re selling. It’s a colorful and lively scene, typical of Mekong Delta towns, though few similar villages feature a handsome French Gothic–style cathedral as a background. You’ll sail into the town and land near the An Kiet House, built early in the 19th century for a member of the royal family. Its ornately carved antique screens and furnishings give you an idea of how wealthy Southern Vietnamese families lived. While you’re on solid ground, take a look at another aspect of life of the delta: Vietnam is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of rice, and the Mekong Delta is known as the country’s “rice bowl.” You’ll learn all about this staple food and its importance to the region as you visit a local establishment where workers make everything from rice paper and rice wine to traditional rice candy.

DAY 5 | DEC 10, 2024 |  Sa Dec, Gieng Island, Hong Ngu, Cruising the Mekong River
Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat.

Featured Excursion: Sampans and Romance
Take to Sa Dec’s narrow canals just as the locals do. Children frolic in the water, fishermen ply their trade, and women care for their families. From here, you’ll head into town, where you will walk through a crowded and colorful local market—stands sell everything from snake blood, fresh fish, clothing and flowers to mangosteens— on your way to the romantic, lacelike Huynh Thuy Le House, a late-19th-century home made famous by best-selling French novelist Marguerite Duras. Duras spent her teen years in Sa Dec, and her prize-winning novel, The Lover, is said to be based on her doomed love affair with Huynh Thuy Le, the son of a wealthy Chinese landowner. Sail from bustling Sa Dec to serene Gieng Island to dip into another aspect of Vietnam’s past: The triangle-shaped island is home to a surprising array of 19th-century Catholic churches and monasteries that date to an era when it was the largest Catholic parish in Vietnam. Though the Franciscan monastery and the Providence nunnery have been largely abandoned, stately Gieng Island Church is still in daily use.

DAY 6 | DEC 11, 2024 |Hong Ngu, Cruising the Mekong River, Phnom Penh
Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process first-hand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa.

Featured Excursion: Daily Life on the Great Delta
In the Mekong Delta, hardworking residents live and labor on the water, harvesting what the delta gives them and turning it into products they can sell to earn a living or food they can eat, wasting nothing. Today you’ll get a taste of this way of life during a sampan tour that carries you through the floating villages that line the banks of the great river to the town of Tan Chau. Stop at a temple devoted to Vietnam’s homegrown religion Cao Dai (a faith that incorporates most major world religions, including Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, as well as a pantheon of saints that range from Joan of Arc to Thomas Jefferson and Victor Hugo); an image of the Divine Eye appears in every temple, and each color that decorates the temple has a specific meaning. After visiting the temple, hop aboard a rickshaw for a ride to a factory where you can watch baskets and mats being hand-woven from reeds grown on the delta, and check out a floating fish farm. The raising and harvesting of seafood is one of Vietnam’s fastest-growing industries, and you’ll be amazed by the efficiency and ingenuity on display. You may even get a chance to feed the fish. Then return to your sampan to cruise through the canals to Evergreen Island, where a rickshaw ride through the village reveals traditional houses built on stilts, an essential precaution during the rainy season, when the Mekong rises and spills into all of the towns that line the river.  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.

DAY 7 | DEC 12, 2023 | Phnom Penh
Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s Capital—Phnom Penh
A tuk tuk will whisk you down wide boulevards laid out by French colonial administrators in the 1860s, when Cambodia was part of French Indochina, past old French-influenced buildings, beautiful pagodas and (with a bit of luck) saffron-robed monks, on your way to the Royal Palace. Spacious grounds—you might notice a resemblance to formal French parterres—are home to a group of structures featuring classic Khmer architecture. Each one has a specific function: The Throne Hall, with its spires and flying celestials, hosts royal coronations, while the Moonlight Pavilion was intended as a venue for dance performances (but is now used for receptions). The famed Temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as the Silver Pagoda, boasts a floor-covering of 5,329 silver tiles. In the center of the pagoda are both an emerald and a gold Buddha statue (the latter of which is studded with nearly 10,000 diamonds). You’ll also tour the National Museum, which features an incomparable collection of the nation’s archaeological and artistic treasures. Following lunch onboard, enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, taking in the shopping and lively entertainment venues of Phnom Penh.

DAY 8 | DEC 13, 2024 | Phnom Penh, Cruising the Mekong River, Ankor Ban
Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school-turned-prison that is now a genocide museum.

Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields—Tragedy and Reconciliation in Cambodia
It’s hard to reconcile the pastoral serenity of the orchards and rice fields surrounding Choeung Ek with the horrific mass executions that took place here during the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge, yet the memorial stupa filled with the skulls of Pol Pot’s victims tells the tale. These were the Killing Fields, where more than 17,000 men, women and children were slaughtered and buried in mass graves. First, however, they were tortured in Security Prison 21 (also known as S-21), a former high school on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which you will also visit today. The guards and staff of the prison were mostly adolescent males—aged 15 to 19—among whom was a young photographer whose job was to document the prisoners. Though many of his photos were destroyed, 6,000 of them remain, displayed on the walls here; as you look at these portraits, you’ll see grief, fear and defiance—and you’ll be heartbroken to learn that out of the thousands held here, only seven survived. Those who were killed at Choeung Ek were just a small fraction of the almost two million Cambodians who died in a three-year period between 1975 and the beginning of 1979.

DAY 9 | DEC 14, 2024 | Angkor Ban, Wat Hanchey, Kampong Cham
If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive a special water blessing from Buddhist monks.

Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s Vibrant Cultural Life
Be ready to answer questions when you visit a local school—because the children love to practice their English—and deepen your understanding of Cambodia when you meet villagers in their homes. You may encounter more children when you stop at a beautifully situated temple complex on a hilltop. Wat Hanchey has incredible views of the Mekong River—you get a real sense of just how huge the river is as you see it stretch into the distance, looking more like a great lake than a river. The complex itself is a remarkable mixture of the ancient and the new: An eighth-century Angkor temple and a modern Buddhist temple share the area—along with playful gibbons and enormous, colorfully painted concrete statues. Before your departure you’ll receive a traditional water blessing from the local monks—one of the most personal and touching moments you’ll experience on this journey. 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.

DAY 10 | DEC 15, 2024 | Kampong Cham (Disembark), Transfer to Siem Reap
You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. You will enjoy three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Featured Excursion:  City Tour & Artisan Visit by Remork
Climb aboard a remork (a motorcycle rickshaw) for a relaxing tour of the streets of Siem Reap, with stops at several artisans’ workshop that will introduce you to Siem Reap’s thriving arts scene. Your first stop is Tlai Tno, an art association where young performers learn the intricate moves of traditional Apsara dance. You’ll also visit Artisans Angkor’s workshops, which promote the resurrection of traditional Khmer crafts: hand-carved sculptures in wood or stone, lacquer work, silk paintings and silk fabrics—all locally made by hand in the traditional way—are available at the shop.

DAY 11 | DEC 16, 2024 | Siem Reap
Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 11 and 12. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Featured Excursion: Angkor Wat Temple
Every aspect of Angkor Wat had religious meaning to its builders 900 years ago: the great rectangular moat, the main gate facing the west, the towers topped with stone lotuses, the huge smiling stone heads, the layout of the lanes and buildings. The largest religious monument in the world, magnificent Angkor Wat is the single most recognizable landmark in Cambodia. It is simply breathtaking in both size and scope and boasts the longest continuous bas-relief in the world. Although Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its importance is so immeasurable that several other conservation organizations have been enlisted to help ensure its protection. And yet, Angkor Wat is just one piece of this enormous complex at the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire (which ruled this region between the ninth and 12th centuries). It was part of a roughly 250-square-mile (64,749-hectare) city that has largely disappeared into the jungle, though excavation efforts are ongoing (recent laser imaging has revealed another, even larger nearby city under the jungle floor that was linked to the temple city).

Masterpiece Collection
Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to guests is the heart and soul of our brand that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excurisons, available for an optional charge.

Khmer Culinary School – US$60
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in a new culture than with a cooking class. Traditional Khmer cuisine is one of detail—intriguing textures, complex aromas and exhilarating flavors create distinctly light, delicate and healthy cuisine. Learn to create stunning Khmer meals while gaining insight into the fascinating culture and traditions of Cambodia. During your class, the instructor will demonstrate the methods of Khmer cookery, from ingredient preparation to cooking. Test your skills at grounding pastes, chopping up meat and vegetables, stir-frying, deep-frying and stewing food to create flavorful dishes. Of course, there will be plenty of rice—a dish so important, Cambodians greet each other by saying “Nyam bai howie nov?” or “Have you eaten rice yet?” With a full stomach and delighted taste buds, you will say farewell to the instructor and head back to the resort.

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Cambodian Acrobatic Drama – US$58
Be amazed by Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic and top-rated evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare performers also use theater, music and dance to tell Cambodian stories—historical, folk and modern. Phare artists are graduates of Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO and professional arts training center in Battambang, Cambodia. The school was founded by nine young men returning from a refugee camp of the Khmer Rouge regime. Finding healing through the arts, they wanted to provide the same opportunity for poor, socially deprived and troubled youth. You will be astonished by the performers’ energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. It is not a show to miss.

DAY 12 | DEC 17, 2024 | Siem Reap
Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Prepare to be amazed! Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines.

Featured Excursion: South Gate Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm
Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Once a huge, square city, Angkor Thom was founded in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII after his people’s previous capital had been overrun by the Chams. You can still see the defensive measures that surrounded the city—in fact, you’ll enter through one, crossing over the moat and passing between the stone figures lining the lane leading to the intricately decorated south gate in the great wall around Angkor Thom. The king’s palace, made of wood, has long since vanished, but the ruins that remain are astonishing, including the pyramidal temple of Bayon, with the enormous carved heads that have become an iconic symbol of the Angkor archaeological area. You’ll also visit the temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. 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. This man made wonder has been reclaimed by the jungle over the course of many centuries, and exploring it is sure to bring out the adventurer in you. From Ta Prohm, you’ll move on to the unfinished temple of Ta Keo. Legend has it that construction on Ta Keo was suspended when the temple was struck by lightning—an event that was considered a bad omen.

Apsara Show and Dinner
After an exciting day of sightseeing, you’ll indulge in a lavish dinner with an Apsara dance show. Apsara is the traditional Khmer dance form that tells stories and conveys messages using ornate costumes, graceful movements, codified facial expressions, and distinctive hand and foot positions. The many Apsara figures that adorn Angkor and pre-Angkor temples you’ve just visited testify to the dance form’s long and esteemed history.

NOTE: Order of sightseeing may change on Days 11 and 12. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Masterpiece Collection
Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to guests is the heart and soul of our brand that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excurisons, available for an optional charge.

Bakheng Hill Sunrise Gondola Ride – US$90
Today is all about magnificent views. Your morning begins at Bakheng Hill, where a steep path will take you to Phnom Bakheng, the highest temple in Angkor. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise overlooking the gates of Angkor Wat and the temples of Angkor—a truly breathtaking sight. Following a walk back down the hill, enjoy breakfast at the Angkor Café, with the gates of Angkor Wat as your view. After breakfast, transfer to the South Gate of Angkor Thom and join a morning gondola ride along the ancient ruins on a small baray (a type of reservoir typical of ancient Khmer water management). Float along the baray, a typical ancient Khmer reservoir, on a gondola surrounded by ancient ruins. Finally, end your excursion at the ruins of Prasat Chrung, the Shrine of the Angle, whose wall makes for the perfect vantage point to take in the amazing landscapes. Please note: As the dirt path to the temple can be steep and is not handicap accessible, this tour is recommended for more active travelers.

 

DAY 13 | DEC 18, 2024  | Siem Reap, Fly to Hanoi
Enjoy free time in Siem Reap before your flight to Hanoi. Then, check in to your luxury accommodations, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel.

Masterpiece Collection
Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to guests is the heart and soul of our brand that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excurisons, available for an optional charge.

Quad Bike Tour – US$170
We will pick you up from the hotel at half an hour prior to departure time to our office, then our guide will give you a safety driving, instruction how to drive the quad bike, and will make a short training for the beginner to adobe with quad bike before departure. Riding the road less travelled in rural villages and communities, including a visit to the rice paddy field, Water Buffalos, Cambodian Buddhism Monastery, visit one of non-touristic temple which built before Angkor Wat temple in 09 Century, and enjoy visiting to the local market during the tour, then break for local fresh coconut or cool drink on the way, after a memorable break we will head back to town in a difference way.

DAY 14 | DEC 19, 2024 | Hanoi
Hanoi’s elegant boulevards are lined with trees and handsome buildings, as you’ll see on today’s fascinating tour of the city. At the same time, this lively cultural center—Vietnam’s capital city—is replete with bustling streets, food vendors, museums and historic sites, making for an intriguing study in contrasts that rivals any other metropolitan destination.

Featured Excursion: Hanoi City Tour
Spend the day exploring a city some call Asia’s most beautiful. You’ll visit a complex honoring Ho Chi Minh, founder of modern Vietnam. Also on the agenda: the Temple of Literature, originally built as a Confucian temple in 1070 AD. Six years later on the same grounds, Vietnam’s first university was founded. Today, you can experience the tranquility of its beautiful gardens and pavilions. You can see another aspect of Vietnam’s history if you step into one of the dank cells at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” as Hoa Lo, a French colonial-era prison, was known to the American pilots who were held there as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.

DAY 15 | DEC 20, 2024 | Hanoi
Check out of your luxury hotel and head to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

 

PRICES These discount prices are based on DOUBLE occupancy & include $220 pp Port Charges

$7419pp – Suite                         Retail – $8219

$10819pp – Grand Suite           Retail –  $11619

$12419pp  – Royal Suite           Retail – $13219

Each client also receives a $150 per person onboard credit AND,
if you have cruised with Uniworld in the past, you receive an additional discount of $400pp!

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the all-suite Super Ship Mekong Jewel
  • 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the Park Hyatt Saigon (or similar)
  • 3 nights in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea
  • 13 included excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Dinner with Apsara Show
  • 2 countries: Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are included both during the cruise/tour as well as on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • AIRFARE
  • items of a personal nature
  • alcoholic beverages other than specified

Sharon Carr Travel can help with your air reservations – please call our office at 972-233-3300 for assistance.

Optional 4-night Pre- or Post- Stay in HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM – $1249pp


  • 1 night at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 nights on the Paradise Grand (or similar), Ha Long & Lan Ha Bays with all meals onboard
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • All service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Viet Hai Village visit
  • Kayaking the Tay Keo Cave Area
  • Dark and Bright Cave visit
  • Discover natural lagoons in Lan Ha Bay
  • All transfers and transportation

$1249 per person double occupancy | $799 single supplement for solo travelers

 

Mekong Jewel 

Debuting in January 2020, the Mekong Jewel is the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. This all-suite Super Ship includes two dining venues: one main restaurant and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The Mekong Jewel replaces the Mekong Navigator and was constructed with sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and features a swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room, gym, hair salon, nail bar, two lounges and a library.

Staterooms

SUITE (339 sq ft – 31.5 sq m)

  • Suites on the Sun Deck and Orchid Deck feature private open-air balconies.
  • Suites on the Lotus Deck feature French balconies.
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

GRAND SUITE (551 sq ft – 51 sq m)

ROYAL SUITE (924 sq ft – 85.8 sq m)

 A valid passport is required for this trip. Vietnam & Cambodia visas are required for this trip. 

Uniworld will provide the info for obtaining visas. Visas can only be purchased approximately 3 months prior to departure.

 Your passport cannot expire for at least 6 months after your return.  You must have a valid passport to get your Vietnam and Cambodia visas. SCT will provide the info for obtaining visas. Visas can only be purchased from 120-30 days prior to departure.

Note: Suites have balconies or French balconies. Suites are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

PAYMENTS:   A deposit of 10% per person is due with reservation. We will need a copy of the inside of your passport and birthdates for each passenger.   Final payment is due no later than August 8, 2024. All fares are subject to fuel/tax increases. For all guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate non-refundable airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. Uniworld accepts MC, VISA, & AX.

CANCELLATIONS:    If cancelled before August 8, 2024, a $700 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled on or after August 8, 2024, trip is non refundable.   Please understand that vendors are very strict with regard to cancellation.  No exceptions can be made. If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible to have proper documentation.  Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.

CANCELLATION                               CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON
120 days or more                              $200 per person for cruise/tour
119 – 90 days                                      20% of the fare
89 – 60 days                                        35% of the fare
59 – 30 days                                        50% of the fare
Less than 30 days                              100% of the fare

FULL LEGAL NAMES: must be given as stated on passports. (No nicknames).  Name changes may be made up to 120 days prior to departure for $200 per name.  Please understand that vendors are very strict with regard to cancellation.  No exceptions can be made.

FINAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE.

INSURANCE: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully.  Please understand that insurance does not cover a pandemic.

RESPONSIBILITY: Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House offers retail travel services to customers, which are provided by separate and independent vendors of travel services. Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House does not operate, control, or otherwise provide the services of the independent travel vendors. Hence, customer agrees that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House acts only as agent for the client in acquiring transportation, hotel accommodations, sightseeing, and other privileges, or services for the clients’ benefit, and on the express condition that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House  shall not be responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, pandemic, omission or irregularity which may occur or be occasioned, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in or responsible for carrying out any of the arrangements, or otherwise in connection there with. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary.   Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause.  Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House is not responsible for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes.  All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not liable for any illnesses contracted during or after travel, is not liable for medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered during or after travel.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.  SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. 

NOTE TO TRAVELER: The traveler assumes and understands that there is a risk involved with travel and travel activities and/or excursions. The traveler is responsible for reading and abiding by all Health and Safety protocols of the vendor & the destination prior to travel, has reviewed the travel itinerary for accuracy, has been advised of all applicable fees imposed by Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House Travel and the suppliers, and has been offered the option of purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The traveler also understands that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and that changing any aspect of any travel arrangements may result in the payment of additional money.

Sharon Carr Travel will charge a fee commensurate with the trip cost if client cancels his/her trip and commission is not paid by the vendor.

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