We invite you to join Brand g Vacations for a 13-day, LGBT+, all-inclusive, guaranteed full ship charter, featuring the mighty Mekong River and the Temples of Angkor Wat.
There can be no more striking cultural contrast than tranquil Cambodia and bustling Vietnam. From the diverse countryside of Cambodia to the Mekong Delta, so rich in human life and endeavor, you’ll discover two countries, two cultures, and two ways of life linked by one river, the Mekong. Cruise aboard the all-suite, luxurious Mekong Jewel, specially built to ply the Mekong River from Kampong Cham, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City. Embracing an elegant French-colonial design similar to the many homes that once lined the streets of old Saigon, she boasts spacious suites from 323 square feet up to an expansive 915 square feet in size. From here, you will enjoy all the wonders the Mekong has to offer in sophisticated, yet comfortable style. With never more than 24 guests per expert guide, you will enjoy enriching lectures, a comprehensive series of well-planned excursions, and most meals and beverages! Also included is a three-night stay in Siem Reap including an in-depth visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, and a two-night stay in bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), each featuring five-star, centrally-located hotels.
With just 34 custom-designed suites, space is limited.
Luxury Level: ***** Five Star Activity Level: Low to Moderate
Arrive at the Siem Reap airport, where you will be greeted by a Brand g representative, who will transfer you to the elegant and serene Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa. There will be an informal meet and greet around 5:30 for those who have arrived.
You’ll begin your day at Angkor Wat, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia, and the largest religious monument in the world, with the longest continuous bas-relief sculpture in existence. Enjoy lunch at a local Khmer restaurant. This afternoon, tour the city center of Siem Reap by tuk tuk (motorcycle rickshaw) for an introduction to Siem Reap’s many dining and shopping options, and a stop at a traditional artists’ workshop. This evening, guests will enjoy a private dinner with Apsara show at our hotel. (B/L/D)
This morning, learn more about the darkest days of Cambodian history. After a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship, you arrive at the Choeung Ek killing fields, where you may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Before returning to the ship, tour Tuol Sleng (also known as S-21), the former school converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge. After returning to the ship, enjoy a free afternoon in Phnom Penh – shopping, dining at one of the many wonderful restaurants, participating in an optional cooking class, or exploring the city independently. This evening after dinner we’ll have an optional excursion visiting the local gay bars of Phnom Pehn. (B/L/D)
This morning, we depart Phnom Penh to sail downstream to the Cambodia/Vietnam border. Enjoy a leisurely cruise, taking in the sights along the Mekong River. Some activities will be offered on board, as well. Late this afternoon, we undergo border formalities, then cruise to Long Khanh Island. (B/L/D)
This morning, sampans take you to the local island village of Hong Ngu. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Created in many homes around the village, you will have the opportunity to see the weaving process. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area are especially friendly and welcoming. Before returning to the sampans, we will walk around this evergreen island and visit the home of a local War Veteran. In the afternoon, your sampans will bring you to Gieng Island, for a visit to a local village where hundreds of sampans and rowing boats are made daily. (B/L/D)
Upon arrival to Sa Dec, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, the inspiration of Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant (The Lover), as well as the Chinese Temple which was build in honor of the Huynh Thuy Le Family. There, you will be welcomed by traditional Chinese Lions Dances. On your itinerary is a walk through the town’s market, where you experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the colorful fresh produce, meat, live fish and seafood for sale. After returning to the ship for lunch, guests enjoy an afternoon cruise to Cai Be. After, 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. This evening, we will gather for a Farewell Reception with the entire crew, before enjoying a Cambodian Farewell Dinner in Le March Dining Room. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, bid farewell to the Mekong Jewel and enjoy a scenic drive to Ho Chi Minh City, where we begin our tour of the city’s incredible French Colonial architecture, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure. (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, enjoy a tour to the town of Cu Chi, where the local Vietnamese lived underground during the Vietnam war. This incredible complex features underground homes and tunnels, as well as examples of the traps used to maim and kill soldiers. This evening, we bid farewell, with a special farewell dinner. (B/D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Hotel check out is at Noon. (B)
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An $850 per person credit card deposit is required to confirm your space. The balance of the trip is due 90 days before departure on Friday, July 16, 2021 (07/16/21). Failure to make payment(s) in a timely manner may cause your reservation to be cancelled.
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Located forward on the Sun Deck, these two very private suites not only offer the most luxurious and spacious environment on board but on the entire Mekong River, measuring 915 square feet (85 square metres), featuring: fixed king beds, complimentary laundry, full French doors onto a private panoramic terrace where complimentary canapés are served at sundown as part of Lotus butler service.
Located mid-ship on the Sun Deck, the Prestige Suite offers guests a wonderful combination of space and comfort measuring 548 square feet (51 square metres), featuring a fixed king bed, and incorporating a private balcony where complimentary canapés are served at sundown as part of Lotus butler service.
Located on the Orchid Deck (Upper Deck), the Signature Suite provides guests with 333 square feet (31 square metres) of living space including French doors opening onto a private balcony for guests to enjoy the breath-taking scenery and the option of continental breakfast in a private and relaxing environment. Suite is equipped with two twin beds that can be converted to one queen bed.
Located on the Lotus Deck (Upper Deck), the Vista Suite provides guests with 323 square feet (30 square metres) of living space with French doors onto a small balcony, and a spacious seating area from which to enjoy the dramatic sunsets along the Mekong River. Suite is equipped with two twin beds that can be converted to one queen bed.
The five-star Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa provides a sense of serenity with the nostalgic comfort and elegant refinement of the French Art de Vivre. Conveniently located in the heart of Siem Reap, in close proximity to the Angkor Archeological Area, the quaint Old Market, and the dynamic night markets, Victoria Angkor has been designed in total harmony with its natural surroundings. All accommodations have wooden floors, colonial style furnishings, and original artifacts, adding a warm touch of local culture, and open onto large balconies overlooking the saltwater pool set in lush, tropical gardens.
Dates of included stay: October 14-17, 2021.
Additional pre-program nights available for $220 per room per night including breakfast and all taxes.
Reminiscent in design of the French colonial-era manor homes that once lined the streets of old Saigon, the 34-suite/68-passenger Mekong Jewel lends a sophisticated, yet comfortable, ambiance while cruising the mighty Mekong River. Around every corner, guests will enjoy a blend of timeless elegance and modern luxuries as they experience the sights and sounds of a landscape that forever changes its visitors.
Accommodations on board the Mekong Jewel provide all the comfort and convenience of a five-star hotel, without denying you the thrills of complete immersion in the Mekong River experience. Spacious, well-appointed suites offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turn-down service, the finest bed linens and duvets, luxuriously soft robes and slippers, all-natural, therapeutic bath amenities, premium mattresses and pillow menu, flat-screen satellite TV, in-room electronic safe, complimentary minibar and complimentary wireless internet in all public areas, when available.
Dates of stay: October 17-24, 2021.
The Reverie Saigon has debuted as the most spectacularly extravagant hotel in Vietnam, and as the one and only member property of The Leading Hotels of the World in Ho Chi Minh City.
Taking pride of place on the topmost floors of the landmark Times Square Building in prestigious District 1, the much-lauded hotel presents world-class hospitality with its impeccable service and its unique celebration of haute Italian design and inimitable luxury.
Transcending expectations of place to a modern-day exploration of fanciful splendor, the sky-high Reverie Saigon offers an incomparable perspective on the city with its spectacular views.
Dates of included stay: October 24-26, 2021.
Additional post-program nights may be available. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
October 10 – 14, 2021
Double occupancy $2,499 per person / Single occupancy pricing: $3,499
Begin your journey with an optional four-night pre-program extension, featuring three nights in historic Hanoi and one night aboard the Paradise Elegance ‘junk’ boat on the famed UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay.
Day 1 – Sunday, Oct 10, 2021: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, proceed outside the terminal, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi at Intercontinental Westlake hotel
Day 2 – Monday, Oct 11, 2021: Hanoi – Half Day City Tour
Enjoy a morning at leisure at the hotel. Following lunch at your leisure, meet your guide for an afternoon of sightseeing including The Temple of Literature. Built in the early 11th century, it became Vietnam’s first university. After, we enjoy an electric cart ride through the city’s charming historic quarter to explore the hidden alleys, cafes and shops. Then watch a charming water puppet performance before returning to hotel. After some time to relax and refresh, we enjoy an included dinner at MAD Society restaurant. (B/D)
Overnight in Hanoi at Intercontinental Westlake hotel
Day 3 – Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021: Hanoi – Half Day City Tour
This morning we embark on a tour including a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex: The Vietnamese leader’s mausoleum, which overlooks Ba Dinh Square; Ho Chi Minh’s house, which is built on top of stilts surrounded by a botanical garden and lotus pond. Walk up the steps to see some of his belongings in his bedroom.
Afterwards we visit the Hoa Lo prison (“Hanoi Hilton”) and learn about the decades preceding its use as a place for holding American POWs. It was used by the French to imprison Vietnamese patriots. We then transfer back to the center to Hoan Kiem Lake & its legendary Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge.
Following an included lunch at Wild Lotus Restaurant, we return to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure or self-guided exploration. (B/L)
Overnight in Hanoi at Intercontinental Westlake hotel
Day 4 – Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021: Hanoi – Halong Bay
This morning following breakfast we transfer to Halong via motor coach. We’ll arrive to the Paradise Elegance around 12:30. After check-in and a short briefing about our cruise, we’ll enjoy our welcome lunch at Le Marin Restaurant. During lunch we sail toward Halong Bay, passing the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.
Following lunch, your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. Later this afternoon we visit the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar. Once back on board there will be a cooking demonstration and pre-dinner sunset cocktails. We anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island.
After dinner in Le Marin restaurant, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy live music at Le Piano Bar. Or, take the opportunity for squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa or watch movies in your cabin. (B/L/D)
Day 5 – Thursday, Oct 14, 2021: Halong Bay – Hanoi / Hanoi – Siem Reap
Early this morning watch the sunrise while taking part in a Tai Chi session on L’Odyssée Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast in Le Piano Bar.
Around 7:30 we make a visit to Titov Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay. Once back on board, enjoy breakfast as we once again cruise past Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet.
After a late morning check- out, we return to shore and journey back to Hanoi, with an included lunch en-route. Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, we check-in for our included flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia with an estimated arrival at 7:40pm. After check-in to the beautiful Victoria Angkor Hotel, enjoy dinner on your own and rest up for the start of the main program tomorrow. (B/L)
Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
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If you are participating in the Hanoi and Halong Bay pre-program extension, you should schedule your flights to arrive to Hanoi by October 10, 2021. The first scheduled activity will be an informal meet and greet on the evening of October 10. The first tour takes place on the morning of October 11th.
If you are only signed up for the main program with no pre-trip extension, you should schedule your flights to arrive in Siem Reap (REP) by October 14, 2021. The first scheduled activity will be an informal meet and greet on the evening of October 14. The first tour takes place on the morning of October 15th.
For your departure, you should plan to fly home from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) at anytime on October 26, 2021. Hotel check out on the 26th is at 11:00am.
Once you have booked your flights, provide us with a copy of your itinerary to arrange your pre and post airport transfers.
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 45 days prior to departure of these requests.
The voltage in both Vietnam and Cambodia is officially 220/50Hz. To use any electrical product from the US that is not dual voltage, you will need an electrical converter. The Mekong Jewel has multi-configuration outlets, which accommodate most Western plugs. We recommend bringing an adapter for use in the hotels. Because the voltage may fluctuate at times, we also recommend unplugging your devices when not in use or when leaving them unattended.
A passport, which is valid for six months after your last date of travel, is required for this trip.
Visa Requirements – citizens of almost every country require tourist visas to enter Vietnam and Cambodia. You’ll need to obtain your Cambodian and Vietnam visas in advance.
Many of the local customs in Vietnam and Cambodia differ greatly from Western culture. In many temples, and on the grounds of the National Palace in Phnom Penh, it is required that all guests cover their knees and shoulders when entering the grounds. Shoes will need to be removed when entering some buildings. Our itinerary takes us into areas where locals are simply living their daily lives. Should you wish to take a photo of locals, please request their permission first (simply pointing to your camera and allowing them to nod is sufficient). Monks wearing saffron robes will be encountered in numerous places in Cambodia.
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. Gratuities for the included portions of this program have been pre-paid. At your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips.
While you can expect to encounter insects during your trip, most are relatively harmless. Switching off lights when exiting your room or suite, and ensuring that glass or screen doors or windows are closed at all times will minimize the number of insects allowed into your room. On the fast-moving river, mosquitoes are rarely seen while sailing. If planning to be outside in the early morning or evening hours, applying an insect repellent to exposed skin is recommended.
We suggest sporty casual clothing that is lightweight and breathable; and sturdy comfortable footwear. Polo type shirts or short sleeve button down shirts paired with lightweight slacks or blue jeans are the nicest clothing you’ll need for the Brand g program. On most days, shorts, t-shirts or lightweight expedition style pants are perfectly fine, especially during the cruise. You may wish to pack something a bit nicer if you plan on any fine dining or other more formal nightlife in your free time.
Excursions are led by expert guides, and guests are divided into groups. Electronic listening devices are complimentary to all guests in order to ensure that guests are able to hear their guides.
The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. It is advisable to exchange at least a small amount of money into Vietnamese dong on arrival, especially for purchasing items from small, local merchants and restaurants, and for taxis, which typically do not accept other currencies. Some large merchants and restaurants will accept US dollars. ATMs in Vietnam only provide Vietnamese dong. The official currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian riel. However, most monetary transactions, including withdrawing cash from ATMs and banks may be in US dollars. Should you be due change in an amount less than US $1, you will be given riel; otherwise, US dollars are given.
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in both countries by many merchants. You may find, however, that some are reluctant to take credit cards for small purchases because of the fees associated with the transaction. Therefore, we suggest that you carry some cash, whether local currency or US dollars. Aside from the international hotel chains, American Express is not widely accepted in this part
of the world.
You may exchange currency at banks, currency exchanges, or hotels, all with very similar rates. Please note that both currency exchanges and ATMs charge fees. You are advised to inquire as to the currency exchange fee before making the exchange; ATMs will require you to accept the charge before proceeding to dispense cash.
The official currency on board the Mekong Jewel is the US dollar. During the cruise, we operate on a cashless system, with all purchases billed to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, bills may be settled in cash with US dollars or by credit card with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The Mekong Jewel does not provide a currency exchange service, nor is there an ATM on board. It is advisable to bring crisp, new, undamaged bills, as tears and obvious wear may cause banks and local businesses to refuse them. In Phnom Penh, about halfway through the cruise, you will find multiple options for obtaining US dollars at both Cambodian and international banks, ATMs, and wire services. ATMs are widely available in Vietnam, as well, but will only provide Vietnamese dong.
The comfort and safety of our guests is our first priority. Smoking is not permitted in the suites or enclosed, public areas on board. There is a designated smoking area on the Sun Deck.
US citizens should consult the Centers for Disease Control websites, https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/vietnam and https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/cambodia, or your health care provider for vaccination requirements and recommendations. Citizens of all other countries should consult their government’s national disease center or their physician.
Please do not drink the tap water while on board or on shore or use it for brushing your teeth. Every hotel has bottled water available. Pay close attention to pricing as some water is complimentary and some is at an extra charge. On every excursion complimentary bottled water will be available. The ship’s water supply comes from the river after passing through a sterilization process. This water is suitable for showers and baths but should not be consumed. In each stateroom and suite, your water carafe will be replenished twice daily, and on request, with fresh, mineral water. Each guest will also receive a reusable water bottle, which can be refilled at any time and carried on excursions.
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Itinerary arrival and departure times are always subject to change without notice. Lotus Cruises reserves the right to cancel, alter, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary, substitute another vessel for the scheduled ship, or substitute or cancel scheduled ports of call, which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason, and to do so without liability for any loss whatsoever to guests as a result of said change(s). Additionally, Lotus Cruises reserves the right to cancel reservations and bookings in the event of a full-ship charter, whether or not a deposit or full payment has been received, and in such event, Lotus Cruises’ only liability will be to refund to the guest the amount it has received.
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2021 cruise fares cover certain shipboard services including: suite accommodations, shore excursions, onboard meals and entertainment, complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select locally produced soda, water, coffee, tea, cocktails and wine, throughout the cruise). All fares are quoted in US dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy. Not included in your program tariff are: Champagne, and premium spirits, optional shore excursions, meals taken ashore during the cruise, imported mineral waters, fuel surcharges, laundry, purchases from the ship boutique or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages and spa treatments.
Travel agents are considered to be the agent of Passenger and not of Carrier. Carrier is not liable for any representation, act or omission of Passenger’s travel agent. Passenger’s cruise fare is not considered paid until Carrier receives full payment, and the amount thereof is subject to change at any time prior to Carrier’s receipt of payment. Passenger shall at all times remain liable to Carrier for the price of passage. Carrier reserves the right to refuse embarkation if all charges and surcharges have not been paid in advance of departure.
All payments will be processed by Brand g Vacations. To reserve your vacation, a $850 per person deposit for the main program and $250 for the Hanoi and Ha Long Bay extension is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 90 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 90 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Brand g Vacations. Payments may be made by AMEX/ VISA®/ MasterCard® or DISCOVER®.
Should you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, you or your travel professional are required to contact Brand g Vacations directly by telephone as well as submit your cancellation in writing. Refunds are subject to the schedule below regardless of suite/cabin resale and cancellation charges may not be converted to future cruise credits:
|Days Before Departure||Per Person Charge|
|Greater than 90 (through 7/15/21)||$100.00|
|90 – 0 (7/16 – 10/14/21)||100% of the total per person charges|
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You may bring aboard the ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage must be handled in accordance with regulations of our ground operators. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations.
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Baggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon guest disembarkation. Under no circumstances will baggage be stored onboard without the owner of such baggage being on the vessel. Lotus Cruises is not responsible for baggage stored in shore side facilities.
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