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Escorted Tours

Mekong River Cruise including

Singapore


Route:
  • London
  • Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Mount Popa
  • Mandalay
  • Pwin Oo Lwin
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Yangon
  • Singapore
  • London

3 NIGHTS from £439pp

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the incredible city-state of Singapore
  • Discover the incredible Angkor Wat
  • Tour of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital
  • Eight-night cruise along the Mekong River
  • Cai Be floating market
  • City tour of Saigon
  • See the Cu Chi Tunnels of the Viet Cong

Extension from £439pp

Tour + Extension from £3288pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Singapore

Explore this lush, vibrant and modern city in one of our centrally located hotels. With a fascinating mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures, Singapore offers something for everyone.

Experience mouth-watering food at one of the local hawker centres or splash out at one of many stylish shops and treat yourself to a Singapore Sling at the famous Raffles Hotel. However, Singapore is not all about shopping and eating. Minutes away from the centre you can find outdoor activities, a contemporary art scene as well as sparkling reservoirs and green forests - the 'Lion City' will not disappoint.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Siem Reap

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia, via Singapore.

2
Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore the area.

  • Lunch & Dinner
3
Siem Reap

Enjoy a full-day tour of the historic Angkor Wat temple complex and discover the ancient city of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple and the famous Angkor Wat, together with the jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Siem Reap to Mekong Cruise

This morning, transfer to Tonle Sap lake to board your cruise ship, your home for the next eight nights. Sail through the afternoon before mooring overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Mekong Cruise

After breakfast, spend the morning cruising towards Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Taste the regions famed palm sugar before touring around the village on board small local boats. Later, return to the ship to continue to Kampong Tralach.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Mekong Cruise

Start today by enjoying a short ox-cart ride to reach a beautiful pagoda amidst magnificent landscapes of rice fields. In the afternoon, embark on a trip to the little-known copper making village of Koh Chen where residents have been perfecting a craft handed down over generations. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dance show and dinner on board.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Mekong Cruise

After breakfast, transfer for a tour of the historical capital of Phnom Penh. Begin at the dazzling edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda then enjoy a local lunch

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Mekong Cruise

Sail along the Mekong Channel into Vietnam. Arrive in the early afternoon to Chau Doc, a charming oldfashioned fishing and farming town situated in the heart of a gigantic grid of rice fields where floating farms overspill into the waters.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Mekong Cruise

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the colonial town of Sa Dec. After lunch, cruise toward Vinh Long where hundreds of boats criss-cross in all directions between houses on stilts. Arriving in Cai Be to experience the local floating market.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Mekong Cruise

Transfer to small boats and visit the nearby islands of My Tho. Visit a beekeeping farm and experience its honey tea and exotic fruits. After dinner, the evening is at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Mekong Cruise

Enjoy a city tour of Ho Chi Minh, visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post office. After lunch in the afternoon, visit the National History Museum and explore Ben Thanh markets at leisure. Return to the ship for a farewell cocktail and gala dinner. After dinner, the evening is at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Mekong Cruise to Saigon

After breakfast, disembark to devote the morning to explore Cholon, Vietnams largest Chinatown. After lunch, use the afternoon to explore Cholon at leisure. Later, bid farewell to the ship and transfer to your hotel in Saigon.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Saigon

This morning, travel to the underground village of Cu Chi to discover the vast network of underground tunnels. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
Saigon to the UK

Today is left to explore at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight back to the UK, via Singapore

  • Breakfast
15
Yangon to Singapore

After breakfast enjoy some free time before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel, rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

  • Breakfast
162
Singapore

Your day is free to explore the fascinating city state of Singapore, one of the leading economic centres of South East Asia.

  • Breakfast
17
Singapore to the UK

After breakfast transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

Up until 30th June 2018, a visa is not required for stays up to 15 days. From the 1st July 2018 and for longer stays a visa is required for entry into Vietnam. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote "Mercury holidays". The cost of the visa is £98.50. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for 3 months from the date of entry. Therefore we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so please ensure that you will not need it during this time. Alternatively, you can visit the Embassy of Vietnam in London: 12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD. If you have booked the Temples of Cambodia extension following your tour, you will need to purchase a visa for Cambodia costing USD $30 on arrival at the airport in Siem Reap. Please note that you will be required to bring a passport photo with you as well as USD $30 cash in order to apply for your visa on arrival in Cambodia.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your scheduled flights from London Heathrow Terminal 2 to Cambodia and returning from Vietnam are with Singapore Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage. Weight restrictions will be finalised on your E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour with local guides throughout ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar you can buy currency before you leave the UK or in Singapore from currency exchanges or ATMs.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2018 Dates
21 Sep 201807 Oct 2018£439£2999£3438Please call to book
0800 781 4893
23 Oct 201808 Nov 2018£439£2849£3288Book Now
24 Nov 201810 Dec 2018£439£3249£3688Book Now
2019 Dates
12 Feb 201928 Feb 2019£439£3399£3838Book Now
16 Mar 201901 Apr 2019£439£3199£3638Book Now
17 Apr 201903 May 2019£469£2899£3368Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary changes

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes.Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Dong

Average Flying time

12 hours

Min/Max temperature

30 °C / 35 °C

Spoken languages

Vietnamese

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Siem Reap

Saigon

Singapore

What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
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