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9-DAY VIETNAM & CAMBODIA MEKONG CRUISE

HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI - CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMLON TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE - SIEM REAP

Sail along the mighty Mekong River, visiting local sites en-route. Sit back and witness the authentic lives of the people living along the river and see amazing sites of the completely different way of life. You only need to unpack once on our 9-Day Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong Cruise!

Trip code : RVLD9D

Duration : 9 days

Destination : Vietnam - Cambodia

Travel Dates : 2019/2020

  • Visit  Ho Chi MInh City  and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis 
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Travel on a colonial style wooden ship, fitted with modern amenities 
  • Explore one of the world’s longest rivers
  • Discover small quaint villages along the river
  • Shop through traditional markets along the Mekong  
  • Visit Phnom Penh's Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and National museum
  • Visit a local school and help local children practice their English skills, mingle with the locals
  • See traditional silversmith in action at a small village
  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 
AM: You will be transferred from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and taken to board the cruise ship. PM: In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We then board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight.
AM: We will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that we can travel try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. PM: Lunch on board then start cruising. Overnight we moor at Nha Be.
AM: Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see local craftsman at work. PM: After we cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec. Overnight stop at our mooring point.

DAY 4

AM: Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence and afterwards we can discover the local market. Back on board.
AM: We spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh. PM: After dinner we have a "TUK TUK" trip, and then moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
AM: On our city tour we visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum. PM: We have lunch in a local restaurant and then the option to visit a former detention centre used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. After we have time in the "Central Market". In the evening we have an Apsara dance show. Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.
AM: Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a school. PM: After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tarlach LeuPagoda. We cross through the village by oxcart to reach the pagoda. We return and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.
AM: Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery. PM: We then visit a floating village on small local boats. In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight.
We spend the morning cruising. Disembark the RV Lan Diep at noon. Our driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

  • Escorted by an experienced Tweet World Travel tour director
  • Expert services of local guides throughout your trip
  • Airport transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap to the cruise ship
  • Port fees
  • 8-night on board RV Lan Diep
  • Fully inclusive food and drink* while on board the ship
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Entertainment on board the cruise ship
  • All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides

Note:

  • Fly Free offer only applies for 2019 departures 
  • Return international flights from Australia(ADL, MEL, SYD, PER, BNE) in economy cabin

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoice or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserve the right to correct any error of outstanding amount.

Any booking valued at or less than $1,300 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

  • You will be required to pay deposit of 30% total price after booking confirmed. A Booking will be cancelled if deposit is not received by the due date on the invoice
  • If you cancel your cruise booking at any time, an amount of $450 per person from your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions
  1. Receipt of Deposit

By sending/paid a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise

1.2 Final balance

Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date. If the outstanding payment is not received by the due date, your booking will automatically be cancelled. Then the cancellation rate will be applied.

  1. PAYMENT
  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.

Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).
  • Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.
  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date, the following fees will be applied:

  • Cancel at any time: $450 per person is non-refundable
  • From 110 days to 91 days before departure: 45% of total price
  • Between 91 and 61 days prior to departure: 55% of total price
  • Between 61 and 45 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Between 45 and 35 days prior to departure: 75% of total price
  • Within 35 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
  • Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on cruise.

If your cruise package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the cruise 110 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable by you, Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure.

7.3 Cancellation by Cruise Company or Third-Party Provider

If the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you.

If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

8. PUBLICITY

When you book with Tweet World Travel, you agree that we may use images of you taken during the trip and any comments made in writing by you regarding the trip, without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium we choose.

If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

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