Emerald Waterways Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River Cruising 2021/2022

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VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & MEKONG RIVER CRUISING 2021/2022

Boutique river cruising and touring in Southeast Asia


Welcome Evergreen invites you to join Emerald Waterways as we bring contemporary luxury to Southeast Asia’s Mekong River. Experience everything quintessential to this vibrant region on board our bespoke boutique Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, specially commissioned to sail this majestic waterway. The newest recruit to our stylish fleet, every finish has been carefully considered to provide unrivalled indulgence, fusing Asian style with all the modern amenities of a world-class hotel. Every minute you spend on board will be one of complete relaxation. Unwind in the serene surroundings of the Lotus Lounge at the bow of the Star-Ship, rejuvenate by the pool on the Pool Deck, or enjoy a locally flavoured cocktail in the Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge, enjoying exceptional EmeraldVALUE all day every day.


Explore in 2021 and 2022

SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER† Save up to

$3,100 per couple

Across almost all of our itineraries exploring Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll spend seven nights on board Emerald Harmony, intertwining your time on the water with our included excursions and special EmeraldPLUS experiences. Marvel at the inimitable landscapes, meet the welcoming locals and try some of the most delicious food, as we take your senses on a truly vibrant adventure. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Contents

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Welcome to Indochina

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Our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship

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Your unique Emerald Harmony experience

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Asia's most stylish river ship

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Sumptuous suites

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The flavours of Asia

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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EmeraldDISCOVERY

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Mekong River

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Earlybird Offers

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21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia (EWHH)

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17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia (EWHA)

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13-Day Majestic Mekong River Cruise (EWVS)

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8-Day Magnificent Mekong River Cruise (EWVC)

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11 Day Best of Vietnam (EVHH)

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Included hotels

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DiscoverMORE

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Emerald Harmony cabin plans

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Emerald Harmony deck plans

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Booking conditions

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Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. Asian Proverb

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Welcome to Indochina CHINA

A hypnotic blend of natural spectacles, ritualistic cultures and warm locals, Emerald Waterways will lift the veil on this treasure trove as you navigate between each country. Used to denote a particular part of Southeast Asia, the term ‘Indochina’ is made up of much of the eastern part of the Indochinese Peninsula. Let us introduce you to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Sapa Hanoi Halong Bay

Luang Prabang

SOUTH CHINA SEA

THAILAND LAOS

Hue Da Nang Hoi An

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA VIETNAM

Kampong Tralach Oudong

Prek’kdam Phnom Penh Mekong River

Hong Ngu Long Khanh

Ho Chi Minh City

An Long

My An Hung Sa Dec

My Tho

Witness the iconic floating markets

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For more details on our Southeast Asia Collection visit evergreentours.com.au/river-cruises/mekong


Halong Bay Halong Bay is a mystical setting where limestone and forested towers emerge from the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Made up of thousands of islets, it’s a serene network of emerald lakes, illuminating caves and immense natural beauty. Spend time on board a traditional-style junk boat and take in the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia and Treasures and Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

Hoi An Known for its well-preserved Ancient Town and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An enjoys a wonderful mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples to colourful French colonial buildings. Truly a delight to explore. During your time in Hoi An you have the opportunity to visit the Reaching Out Project, gaining insight on how this project helps local people gain meaningful employment. Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

Siem Reap The gateway to the iconic Angkor Wat temples, Siem Reap is a vibrant city in the ever-changing image of modern Cambodia. Resting on the banks of the Tonlé Sap Lake, the city is an exciting mix of delicious cuisine, unforgettable nightlife and temples at every turn. During your time in Siem Reap, you will have the chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat during sunrise, an unmissable event! Included on: Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia, Treasures and Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia and Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise

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WELCOME TO INDOCHINA

iem Reap,

Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Our Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong river cruising itineraries To help with your decision on which of our insightful itineraries to choose, the below table highlights the destinations you will visit across each of our itineraries.

13-Day Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise 17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia 21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Siem Reap

TWO NIGHT STAY

SEVEN NIGHT RIVER CRUISE

THREE NIGHT STAY

Hanoi

Halong Bay

Ho Chi Minh City

TWO NIGHT STAY

TWO NIGHT STAY

TWO NIGHT STAY

Hanoi

Halong Bay

Hoi An

TWO NIGHT STAY

TWO NIGHT STAY

THREE NIGHT STAY

For more details on our Southeast Asia Collection visit evergreentours.com.au/river-cruises/mekong


WELCOME T O INDOCHINA

Cambodia You’ll be swept up by Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, as exotic scents and a strong sense of pride in their culture, leave you in awe. Experience a truly unique blessing from a Buddhist Monk, take a ride in a traditional Tuk-Tuk by night, and attend the Phare, Cambodian Circus. While in Siem Reap, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, as well as Ta Prohm Temple and, not forgetting, Angkor Wat, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site recognised for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings.

Buddhist Monk blessing, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vietnam Centuries-old architecture and a strong French-Colonial influence gives Hanoi a Parisian edge, and subsequently, the nickname of the ‘Paris of the East’. Travel to Halong Bay, an ethereal expanse of emerald waters and limestone islands, populated by traditional junk boats. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Hoi An presents an exquisite blend of eras, likewise, Ho Chi Minh City is a contrast of old and new, as skyscrapers and rooftop bars neighbour temples and pagodas. Hoi An, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Siem Reap

SEVEN NIGHT RIVER CRUISE

THREE NIGHT STAY

Hue

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Siem Reap

ONE NIGHT STAY

TWO NIGHT STAY

SEVEN NIGHT RIVER CRUISE

THREE NIGHT STAY

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Our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship

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Lotus Lounge

Suites & Staterooms

Wellness Area

A brand-new addition, specially designed for our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship, dark wooden tones and muted colours relax you as you sail. Enjoy snacks and a variety of speciality teas and coffee in our Lotus Lounge, as the endless horizons unfold in front of you.

Choice is a beautiful thing, which is why we offer a selection of four suite or stateroom grades on board our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship. Each stylish retreat boasting its own collection of features and inclusions.

Treat yourself to a soothing massage or facial in our beautiful onboard spa, where our experts are on-hand to make you feel great through a range of Asianinfluenced therapy techniques. Treat yourself to a wash and blow dry in the hairdressers, and keep active in our well-equipped gym.


Reflections Restaurant

Horizon Bar & Lounge

Sun & Pool Decks

From delicious buffet breakfasts and Asian influenced lunches to decadent five-course à la carte dining, the open-plan setting of Reflections Restaurant is perfect for relaxed dining and socialising with fellow guests.

Enjoy a regional beer, glass of wine, cocktail or mocktail in the Asianinspired surrounds of the Horizon Bar & Lounge. Dark wooden interior and indigenous plants create an authentic environment. And, of course, delicious teas and coffees are always available.

Take a refreshing dip in the pool on warm days, before enjoying a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. Sit back and relax in one of the comfortable chairs in these open-air spaces, or take shelter from the sun, as the river breeze invigorates you.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Your unique Emerald Harmony experience Learn about our commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer Mekong River. From the design of our Emerald Harmony Star-Ship to our dedicated team and behind-the-scenes operations, you can expect an exceptional journey with a difference.

Our Dedicated Team Emerald Harmony is designed, built, owned and operated directly by our regional Emerald Cruises team. Our locally based offices within the region provide ongoing support and training to our crew, so you can rest assured you will receive first-class service throughout your time on board. Personally handpicked, every member of our English-speaking crew is the finest in the industry. The intimate small guest numbers paired with a 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio means there will always be someone on hand to ensure your every need is met. Our dedicated team

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Advanced Air Treatments Emerald Harmony is equipped with enhanced HVAC systems throughout the Star-Ship and in every suite. These systems ensure there is no recirculation of inside air on board. You can sit back and relax in your suite with the assurance that you are breathing fresh air from outside the Star-Ship, channelled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside.

Water Treatment Advanced air treatments throughout Emerald Harmony

Emerald Harmony goes through three levels of water purification. Water is processed via reverse osmosis, UV steriliser units and multiple levels of carbon filtration, before being stored in the main fresh water tanks to service the entire Star-Ship. All water is regulated to the optimal temperature, preventing any water borne pathogens.

Plastic Free

Complimentary refillable bottles on board

ur Commitment O to Your Safety Built and designed with your safety in mind, Emerald Harmony is the only ship of its class that meets European safety standards, going above and beyond local requirements. State-of-the-art on board features provide complete peace-of-mind during your travel experience. Additionally, our Star-Ship is built to European emission standards, recognising the natural ecosystems along the Mekong River to promote a cleaner, greener footprint.

We are transforming the way we use materials on board and on shore. Emerald Harmony offers a single-use plastic-free guest experience, from complimentary refillable Emerald Waterways bottles and filtered water stations to refillable toiletries in suites and no plastic straws. We are also working closely with and funding local projects that collect and recycle plastic waste, helping to maintain the natural beauty and improve living conditions in this region.

Sail directly into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City Emerald Harmony’s expertly designed bow thruster allows her to manoeuvre safely through the busy Chao Gao canal. Due to this, you’ll enjoy unique access into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, something that other ships of this class and size are unable to do. Safely set foot on shore for a day of exploration, not only avoiding a 3-hour coach trip transfer but also gaining a truly unique, close-up view of life on the river otherwise unseen.

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Asia's most stylish river-ship Our spectacular Emerald Harmony Star-Ship will exceed all your expectations, as it introduces you to the majesty of the Mekong. Reaching 239ft (73m) in length, 42 cabins accommodate just 84 guests and 40 crew members, for an excellent staff-to-guest ratio. Unlike other similar sized ships, we have designed Emerald Harmony to sail through the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing us to dock in the heart of this fantastic city, welcoming its many sights and sounds onto your doorstep. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed into our striking atrium, the statement centrepiece of which is our impressive light fixture. Light reflecting glass and dark wooden accents accentuate specially selected pieces of authentic Asian artwork, inviting outside influences on board.

Wellness Area You’ll have the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind in between exciting days onshore, with a selection of regionally inspired facial and body treatments in our onboard spa. Our experts are on-hand to make you feel great, as you indulge in a traditional Khmer massage, designed to clear energy channels, a Vietnamese massage using essential oils to relax your mind, or a therapeutic Asian Meridien treatment designed to alleviate aches and pains. You can even visit our on board hairdresser, in time for a special evening.

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Treatment room

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Sun Deck

Sun Deck Elevated above the Pool Deck, the Sun Deck is the place to head to for spectacular views and special evenings. A walking track surrounds a putting green and a giant noughts and crosses game, while deck chairs and tables provide a comfortable base for relaxing as you pass riverside communities or sail into ports. Enjoy the climate from this calm, open space and toast with new-found friends during our incredibly vibrant Lion Dance performance, showcased in the open air.

Fitness Area

Pool Area

Fitness Area

Pool Deck

Located on the Riviera Deck, stretch your legs and work off any energy in our on board gym. Equipped with a running machine and cross trainer for cardio enthusiasts, you’ll also have access to weights and benches, encouraging you to keep up with your fitness regime. Dark wooden accents mirror the theme throughout the ship and warm lighting provides the perfect relaxing setting for stretches and yoga on the provided mats.

This truly remarkable space has been designed with your total relaxation in mind. Our wooden decked area is host to a selection of seating areas, from sun loungers, great for soaking up the sunshine, to comfortable sofas to settle on with a drink from the corner bar. The showstopper, however, is the pool itself. A great size, with swim-up views of the passing landscape, there really is no better location to enjoy your special moments from.

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Sumptuous suites Every one of our suites and staterooms are chic, modern sanctuaries fusing authentic Asian style with contemporary design. With all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class hotel, you’ll enjoy a restful sleep in your queen or twin-size bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom, luxury toiletries and bathrobes. And once back from your included excursion unwind by watching films on your HD flat-screen television, and keep up with loved ones, using free Wi-Fi.

Owner's One-bedroom Suite

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite Reaching a colossal 452ft² (42m²), there are just two of these spectacular suites on board Emerald Harmony, boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area. Located at the front of the ship, your private 323ft² (30m²) terrace with hot-tub, offers incredible views of the Mekong River.

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You’ll also be entitled to four laundered items per day, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats in your suite.

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Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Our 273ft² (25.4m²) suites, provide an indoor balcony with drop-down window, luxurious bathrobes and slippers and a mini-fridge, perfect for storing any food picked up during excursions passing opulent palaces and lavish temples as you explore a land frozen in time.

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

At 398ft² (37m²), these beautifully appointed suites host a private balcony with bi-folding doors and a drop-down window, as well as a separate bedroom and lounge area. Enjoy two laundered items per day, as well as pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats.

On the Riviera Deck, each stateroom boasts port-hole river view windows, complimentary bath robes, slippers and a mini-fridge, as well as an alarm clock, safe and telephone.

For more information and a full list of inclusions for each suite and stateroom, see pages 58-61 or visit evergreentours.com.au/our-ships/harmony

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Flavours of Asia A journey through Southeast Asia is a sensory experience, with scents as vibrant as the surrounding architecture filling the streets. In Vietnam, strong influences remain from the country’s former Chinese and French colonists, while Cambodian cuisine offers up its own unique characteristics. We believe food plays an important role in your travel experience, that’s why we source most of our produce locally, ensuring that every dish we serve is as fresh and authentic as possible. And, of course, complimentary international wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner.

Reflections Restaurant A vibrant celebration of colour is presented to you by our expert chefs who locally source regional ingredients for an authentic dining experience every day. Savour a wonderful variety of Asian-inspired dishes, including a buffet lunch and an á la carte evening menu, celebrating the region’s gastronomical feats. And, of course, we will always provide a selection of home favourites for you to enjoy, including ‘build your own’ burgers at our lunchtime Burger Lab.

Reflections Restaurant

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Horizon Bar & Lounge

Horizon Bar & Lounge Pull up a seat in the Horizon Bar & Lounge, where rich, warm orange tones evoke memories of French colonialism and our talented bartenders welcome you warmly. We’ve sourced the best local and international wines, beers and spirits, including the popular cinnamon whisky. Our cocktails and mocktails infused with local flavours like lemongrass and tamarind awaken the taste of Asia. Not forgetting, we have a delightful selection of complimentary teas and coffees available to you throughout the day.

Lotus Lounge

Lotus Lounge Located at the front of the Vista Deck, the Lotus Lounge’s dark wooden tones and muted colours relax you as you sail towards your next destination. Help yourself to a selection of speciality teas from our tea and coffee station, as well as nibbles and snacks, available here throughout the day. Watch as the endless horizons unfold while you sip your favourite drink and try something delicious.

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Emerald Waterways has become synonymous with exceptional quality and superb value, and our expert Journey Planners carefully design every aspect of your adventure to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Angkor Wat

We pride ourselves on including the essentials for a seamless cruising and touring experience, providing the perfect balance of time on board and onshore as you explore the exotic lands of Southeast Asia. You can relax knowing most meals are included, as well as world-class hotel stays and the services of our expert Tour Directors – on-hand whenever you need them. You will enjoy visits to popular tourist attractions and lesser known gems found off the beaten track, all of which are included in the price you pay. Not forgetting, all transport, hotel porterage, taxes and even all tipping, so you really can relax knowing everything is taken care of.

Discover hidden gems off the beaten track

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With just a small number of guests Sm p a ll- S h i p E x per Star-Ship, complemented by a multitude of spacious public areas and dining options, there are plenty of components to assist your wellbeing. We also offer a dynamic programme of activities, with small groups for each excursion and activity, letting you tailor your river cruise to suit you.

The Emerald Waterways team work closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of measures for the health and safety of our valued guests and crew. For further information visit evergreentours.com.au/assurance

Airport transfers to and from Emerald Harmony and your hotels.

Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included

Stylish accommodation on board Asia's most innovative Star-Ship, built to European safety, fire, hygiene and emission standards.

Innovatively designed to allow sailing into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

All on board meals in the Reflections Restaurant, and a selection of meals during touring days.

Complimentary international wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner while on board Emerald Harmony.

From luscious lattes to creamy cappuccinos, our state-of-the-art coffee machines and specialist tea stations are yours to enjoy throughout your cruise.

Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions.

Enjoy an included excursion almost every day of your cruise and tour.

Extra-special excursions and experiences courtesy of our EmeraldPLUS programme.

First-class service from an English-speaking crew.

Knowledgeable local guides hosting small groups in every destination.

Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

Complimentary self service laundry facilities on board†.

Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points for every Emerald Waterways river cruise and tour, entitling you to exclusive benefits.

All airport taxes and port charges.

ATAS protected & CLIA member

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PLUS all tips are included

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Our river cruises in Southeast Asia are the perfect platform for new experiences, opening you up to more than just the ports of beautiful destinations and, instead, welcoming you into the heart of local life. Each of our itineraries offer a collection of included excursions and specially selected EmeraldPLUS experiences, designed to immerse you further in some of the longeststanding cultures in the world, to ensure you see the very best of what Vietnam, Cambodia and the majestic Mekong River have to offer, all at no extra cost.

Angkor Thom

EmeraldPLUS We’ll take you into the heart of local culture in small groups, encouraging you to understand authentic customs and traditions, during exclusive social events with locals and tours of significant landmarks, as well as onboard performances and workshops. Dine at Hanoi’s KOTO not-for-profit restaurant, pay a visit to the locals of My An Hung, a beautiful village which produces fruit and vegetables, and is particularly known for its red-hot chilli peppers. Witness daily life as it unfolds before you in this peaceful Vietnamese countryside community. Navigate Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk, receive a blessing from a Buddhist Monk and take your seat at Cambodia’s famous circus, Phare.

Look out for our EmeraldPLUS icon in each itinerary. For more information on EmeraldPLUS, visit evergreentours.com.au/youre-invited On board Lion Dance performance

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Experience the local way of life

Included Excursions Every one of our incredible itineraries features an array of excursions, conducted in small groups and handpicked by our Journey Planners to offer insightful and diverse experiences at every point along the way. At no extra cost, they are something you can expect almost every day. Spend the day exploring Hanoi on a guided city tour and attend a performance by the famous water puppets. Embark on a Halong Bay cruise, explore the historic underground network of the Cu Chi Tunnels and join an orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the sombre atmosphere of Phnom Penh’s Killing Fields, as well as the Royal Palace and the Central Market, and witness Siem Reap’s Angkor Thom before a sunrise visit to Angkor Wat.

Look out for our included excursions icon in each itinerary. For more information on our included excursions, visit evergreentours.com.au/emerald-waterways

DiscoverMORE We offer a selection of special DiscoverMORE optional excursions designed to enable you to see and do even more. These immersive experiences present opportunities to acquaint yourself with an area’s natural beauty, history and culture. Available at an additional cost, take a flight over Halong Bay, attend a Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An and indulge in an exciting street food tour of Saigon. Visit Ramsar Bird Sanctuary, uncover the secrets of Khmer cuisine with a hands on cooking class, or tour a family-owned silk-producing factory. Cruise around town like a local via Vespa or discover the Tonlé Sap, home to one of the world’s most vibrant ecosystems.

ook out for our DiscoverMORE L icon in each itinerary. For more information on our DiscoverMORE activities, visit evergreentours.com.au/discover-more

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Mekong River The mighty Mekong At over 2,700 miles long, the mighty Mekong River is most definitely king. The longest of Southeast Asia’s waterways, it flows from the Tibetan Plateau to the Mekong Delta, navigating its way through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Mekong River

Home to the highest concentration of wildlife other than the Amazon, this incredibly important body of water is relied upon by more than 70 million people who have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony with this beautiful landscape. Our superb itineraries allow you to get up close and discover a new and fascinating way of life, reaching remote and less-visited areas. Sample exotic cuisine and learn of a culture based on intensive agriculture and a warm community spirit.

Dalliance along the delta

Nicknamed the Rice Bowl of Vietnam, the environmental conditions are perfect for growing fruit, vegetables and rice, creating the livelihood of millions who call the banks home. Visit local villages, stop off at historic residences, and immerse yourself in local life during perusals of bustling markets. Travel by Tuk Tuk to learn about local arts, like that of scarf weaving, visit family-owned factories and observe truly spectacular places of worship. Spend time in Phnom Penh, giving you the opportunity to experience the elaborate Royal Palace complex. Visit a local monastery and receive a traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing.

Journey with us through the wonderful maze that is the Mekong Delta, where life is simple and traditional, yet fascinating and captivating.

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Explore the history of the region

“Everything about this cruise was excellent. The excursions were very interesting showing history of the regions and daily life. We look forward to another adventure in the future with Emerald Waterways.” janet2506520235

Ho Chi Minh City Feel the energy of this high-octane city, with its contemporary 21st century skyscrapers and ancient temples being a nod to the past.

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merald Harmony is specially E designed to sail into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. War Remnants Museum: Powerful displays on the effects of war, highlighted across various exhibits. Giac Lam Pagoda: Visit the peaceful surrounds of the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City. Reunification Palace: A spectacle promising fascinating architecture.

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Visit a local village and watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Visit the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. The house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le: Visit the home of the man who inspired Margaret Duras’ novel L’Amant. Take a walk through the Central Market and discover the hustle and bustle of local life.

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ilver Pagoda: Known as the Temple S of the Emerald Buddha, the floor is covered in silver. The Killing Fields: Now a place of peace, pay your respects to the victims of this infamous time in the country’s history. The Royal Palace: Its Khmer roofs and ornate gilding dominates the skyline. Experience a Tuk-Tuk evening drive through the city.

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South East Asia 2021/2022 River Cruising Offers

SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER Save an extra

$550

off the Earlybird Fare†

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Earlybird Offers: Best 2021-2022 Deals. Book by 31st March 2021 or until sold out.* Contact your travel agent or www.evergreentours.com.au for details.

Dollar Discounts*

Book and pay deposit on Emerald Waterways 2021-22 Vietnam & Cambodia cruise or tour and save: SAVE $1000pp on holidays of 13 days or more. SAVE $500pp on holidays of 12 days or less.

50% off your deposit + complimentary Deposit Protection Plan*

Secure your 2021 travel arrangements by 31st March 2021 with 50% off the normal deposit and also receive peace of mind with complimentary Deposit Protection Plan valued at $125 per person.

Solo Traveller Discount*

Save up to $3,415 off the single supplement on selected 2021/22 Mekong River Cruise of 13 days or more, not including the cabin upgrade price. Offer is only applicable to the cruise portion. Offer applicable to Category A Balcony Suites. Combinable with Earlybird & Loyalty Offers, Welcome Home & Information Session Vouchers and Early Payment Discount. *Limited availability.

Early Payment Discount*

Maximise your savings by combining our Early Payment Discount with the above offers. Book and pay in full by the required date and SAVE UP TO $800 per couple. Book and pay in full over 12 months in advance and save $400pp. Book and pay in full 9-11 months in advance and save $250pp. Book and pay in full 6-8 months in advance and save $150pp.

*Conditions apply. For full terms and conditions, please refer to pages 62-65. Early Payment Discount – Save up to $800 per couple is based on full payment 12 months prior to departure date. Solo Travellers – Save up to $3,415 is based on a single traveller paying double for an ‘A’ category cabin on cruise only which would normally be $3,865 per person + Cat A upgrade $995 per person x two = $9,720 minus one port charges $450 = $9,270 on EWVC271121.2. 50% Reduced Deposit $500 per person due within 48 hours of making a booking. Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan is valued at $125 per person. Our standard deposit requirements are: non-refundable booking deposit of $100 per person per cruise/tour must be paid at time of booking, with a further $900pp to be paid within 2 days of making a booking. If the itinerary duration is amended and additional nights are included in a tour the additional cost will be surcharged. Any third party suppliers are subject to applicable fares and conditions for travel in the chosen period. Prices, Dates, Taxes and availability correct at 29/07/2020 and subject to change. All offers are subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out, and there are strictly limited cabins available on set departures. Surcharges may apply on credit card transactions.

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Mekong River Hanoi’s labyrinth of streets are filled with food stalls and markets. Journey to Halong Bay and embark on a traditional junk boat as you sail its ethereal waters, and drive through Da Nang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Discover Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi Tunnels, before meeting Emerald Harmony and sailing the Mekong, stopping off in My Tho, Sa Dec and Phnom Penh. Conclude your trip with three nights in Siem Reap, attending the Phare Cambodian Circus and visiting the historic Angkor Wat.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

21-Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Day 1 Arrive Hanoi Day 2 Hanoi Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay Day 4 Halong Bay Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An Day 6 Hoi An Day 7 Hoi An Day 8 Hoi An – Hue Day 9 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho Day 12 My Tho – Sa Dec Day 13 Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu 24

Day 14 Hong Ngu – An long – Long Khanh Day 15 Hong Ngu – Vietnam/ Cambodia Border Crossing – Phnom Penh Day 16 Phnom Penh Day 17 Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam Day 18 Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap Day 19 Siem Reap Day 20 Siem Reap Day 21 Depart Siem Reap

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SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER Save an extra

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS Lunch at KOTO Restaurant.

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ 7 nights on board the luxurious Emerald Harmony.

Visit to the Reaching Out Project.

■ Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included.

yclo ride through Dai Noi, a boat tour to Thien Mu C Pagoda and a traditional Vietnamese royal dinner.

■ 47 meals: 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners.

oat trip to visit the iconic seven-story Thien B Mu Pagoda.

■ Complimentary international wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner while on board Emerald Harmony.

Traditional royal dinner.

■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

Visit to My An Hung village.

■ Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions.

Lion Dance performance on board. to a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing Visit factory. Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night. Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing. Phare Cambodian Circus performance.

Included Excursions 19 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ First-class service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and transfers. ■ ATAS protected & CLIA member.

All tips included

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Welcome to Emerald Harmony

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Day 1 Hanoi Xin Chao and welcome to Hanoi! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to the Anatole Hotel situated in downtown Hanoi for your two-night stay. Relax at the hotel, explore the city, or wander Hanoi’s romantic West Lake. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing.

Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 6 Hoi An

This morning after breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay where you will board your traditional style junk boat. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Enjoy the tours offered on board, learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or simply choose to relax.

Today starts with an EmeraldPLUS experience at the insightful Reaching Out Project. Later, enjoy a tour of Hoi An and see the old merchant’s houses and the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Congregation. A must-see is the Japanese Covered Bridge, an iconic Vietnamese attraction built in the 18th century, claimed to have been created by the Japanese as a way to reach the Chinese Quarter across the water.

Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations and dinner is served on board.

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Halong Bay cruise One-way scenic flight over Halong Bay

Meals: Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 2 Hanoi Today you will enjoy a full-day city tour of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the revolutionary leader, the small but iconic One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, often referred to as one of Hanoi’s most picturesque tourist attractions. As part of our EmeraldPLUS program, you will enjoy lunch at KOTO, a unique restaurant set up to train and educate disadvantaged children. After lunch, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Take a walking tour through the famous Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake, stopping at Ngoc Son Temple. A great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. Attend a traditional water puppet performance, a Vietnamese tradition dating back to the eleventh century. Lunch at KOTO Restaurant F ull day city tour of Hanoi and water puppets performance Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4 Halong Bay Today, you will be transferred for your boat tour to cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Your private chef will prepare and serve your lunch on board. Return in the evening, after a full day of exploration, to your traditional junk boat. rivate boat tour to local beaches and P activities on Halong Bay

Visit the Reaching Out Project, established in 2000 to provide learning and development opportunities, helping people gain meaningful employment. We visit their workshop and gain an insight into how this project helps the local community.

Walking tour of Hoi An Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An Enjoy the morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Transfer to Hanoi airport, with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be transferred to the Hoi An Historic Hotel for your included three-night stay.

Day 7 Hoi An Enjoy a day of leisure to explore Hoi An and its surroundings, or take part in one of our DiscoverMORE optional tours. A Vietnamese cooking experience or a guided tour of My Son in the countryside. Vietnamese cooking class Visit to My Son Meals: Breakfast.

This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to take some time to relax. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

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Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam

Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 8 Hoi An – Hue

Day 9 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam, passing through Da Nang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping into the fishing village of Lang Co. In Hue, you will visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Today, transfer to Hue airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city, starting with a visit to Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace.

Later, your EmeraldPLUS experience takes you on a boat trip to visit the iconic seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda, before a traditional royal dinner this evening.

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Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s Colonial Quarter. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office, and hear stories about French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. This afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the Grand Hotel Saigon for a two-night stay. Orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, through rice paddies and villages on your way to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Today’s EmeraldPLUS program takes you on a cyclo ride (bicycle-style rickshaw) from Dai Noi “Old City” to the peaceful Tinh Tam Lake, where the emperors used to go to relax.

Upon your return, spend the afternoon exploring Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure.

Included Excursion

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho Today, transfer from your hotel to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta and, this evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12 My Tho – Sa Dec This morning, you will be taken to the village of Đat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Coconut candy is one of the most popular candies in Vietnam enjoyed for its unique taste. Then, witness Tan Long Pagoda, before returning to Emerald Harmony to sail onwards to Sa Dec. orkshop in Đat Dua and visit to Tan W Long Pagoda Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

V isit to the Imperial Citadel

Day 13 Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu

B oat trip to visit the iconic seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda Traditional royal dinner Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Explore Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a knowledgeable local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars, and listen to incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive. Also, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits.

Evening Saigon street food tour

Start your day with a visit to the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the Central Market. Return to your Star-Ship and sail to My An Hung village, as part of your EmeraldPLUS program, explore this lovely and unspoiled place. Visit to My An Hung village isit to Chinese Congregational House in V Kien An Cung and Home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Oudong Temple ancient gates, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Day 14 Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh This morning is yours to enjoy at leisure or if you prefer, you can take part in the DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a journey to Long Khanh Island to visit a local family and learn about scarf-weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to Emerald Harmony and, this evening, you’ll be delighted by a Lion Dance performance on board.

Day 16 Phnom Penh

Day 17 Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam

Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. This morning, learn more about the Khmer Rouge and travel to Choeung Ek. Now a peaceful place, it is the best-known site of The Killing Fields. You will then visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the majestic Royal Palace, a striking building which serves as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia. Walk through its manicured lush green gardens before visiting the Central Market. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS Tuk-Tuk ride through Phnom Penh.

Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Temples. Important remnants on the temple site include the burial sites of Khmer Kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple’s resident Monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS program.

Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night

Lion Dance performance on board V isit to a local scarf-weaving workshop and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khanh Island Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary

orning visit to the Killing Fields & Tuol M Sleng Genocide Museum and an afternoon visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15 Hong Ngu – Vietnam / Cambodia Border Crossing – Phnom Penh

Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing Visit to Oudong Temples Silk farm tour in Koh Oknha Tei Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 18 Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap Disembark Emerald Harmony in the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three-night stay at the Shinta Mani Hotel. This evening, attend the Cambodian Circus, Phare and enjoy an evening of acrobatics, music and dance. Phare Cambodian Circus Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Here, you will learn more about the silk-making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue onwards to Evergreen Island, a small farming community where you’ll enjoy a walk through a local village, before re-boarding Emerald Harmony and journeying to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. V isit to a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory V isit to Evergreen Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Day 19 Siem Reap Tour Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, then visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm where the distinctive ruins and crumbling walls have been overgrown by jungle trees.

Day 20 Siem Reap

Day 21 Depart Siem Reap

Rise early and embark on a journey to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat. Enjoy the sunrise before returning to your hotel and enjoying your day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner, accompanied by Chayyom dancers.

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat

V isit to Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple

Visit to Banteay Srei

Vespa tour of Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions on pages 62-65.

Visit to Tonlé Sap

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Culinary tour of Cambodia Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

EARLYBIRDS save up to an extra $2,800 per couple. See pages 22-23 for more information. Departure Date Tour Code: EWHH.1

2021 Departures July 21, 21* August 18, 18* September 15, 15* October 13*, 13* November 10, 10* December 8, 8*

2022 Departures January 5, 5* February 2, 2* March 2, 2* March 30, 30* April 27, 27* August 3, 3* August 31, 31* September 28, 28* October 26, 26* November 23 ,23* December 21, 21*

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Super Earlybird Limited Time Offer - SAVE an extra $550† on 2022 cruises when you book a balcony suite and pay in full 12 months before departure. *These departures operate in reverse order from Siem Reap to Hanoi. Terms and conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 57). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 58-59.

Extend your stay

Choose from our pre/post tours: § §

-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,340 per person 4 5-days Sapa tour from $1,265 per person

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

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Mekong River Begin your adventure in Hanoi, where centuries-old architecture is a wonderful nod to the past and the Old Quarter strikes a fine contrast with its many temples. Cruise the emerald waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk boat, learn of Ho Chi Minh City’s fascinating war history and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime river cruise along the Mekong. Enjoy a Tuk-Tuk tour in Phnom Penh and finish your adventure in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, where you’ll witness Angkor Wat and attend a circus performance.

Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam

17-Day Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Arrive Hanoi Hanoi Hanoi – Halong Bay Halong Bay Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho My Tho – Sa Dec Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu Day 10 Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

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SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER Save an extra

$550

off the Earlybird Fare†

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS Lunch at KOTO Restaurant.

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ 7 nights on board the luxurious Emerald Harmony.

Visit to My An Hung village.

■ Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included.

Lion dance performance on board.

■ 41 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 12 dinners.

Visit to a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory. Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night. Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing. Phare Cambodian Circus performance.

Included Excursions 16 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ Complimentary international wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner while on board Emerald Harmony. ■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions. ■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ First-class service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and transfers. ■ ATAS protected & CLIA member.

All tips included EmeraldPLUS Lion dance performance on board

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam

Old Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hanoi to Siem Reap Departing: July 2021 - December 2022

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Day 1 Arrive Hanoi Xin Chao and welcome to Hanoi! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to the Anatole Hotel situated in downtown Hanoi. Relax at the hotel, explore the city or wander Hanoi’s romantic West Lake. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing. Meals: Dinner.

Today you will enjoy a full-day city tour of Hanoi. Including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the revolutionary leader, the small but iconic One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. After your EmeraldPLUS lunch at KOTO Restaurant, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake, stopping at Ngoc Son Temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It is a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. Later, attend a traditional performance from the famous water puppets, a unique Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of historical significance.

Today, you will be transferred for your included excursion boat tour of Halong Bay. Return in the evening, after a full day of exploration to your traditional junk boat.

Included Excursion

Enjoy lunch at KOTO, a unique restaurant set up to train and educate disadvantaged street children in Hanoi. KOTO’s aim is to end the cycle of poverty by empowering and helping local young people to forge a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

ull day city tour of Hanoi and water F puppets performance

Day 2 Hanoi

Day 4 Halong Bay

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay After breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to the stunning emerald waters of Halong Bay to board a traditional style junk boat. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the breath-taking scenery of this magnificent region. Learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or relax on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations and dinner is served on board. Halong Bay cruise One-way scenic flight over Halong Bay Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On a private boat, cruise to Halong Bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is served on board the boat by your private chef. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City Enjoy the morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations, back towards port. Bid farewell as you transfer to Hanoi airport, with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City for your included two-night stay at the Grand Hotel Saigon and, once you arrive, you’ll have time to stroll through the Colonial Quarter, experiencing every-day life. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the Old Saigon Post Office, and hear stories of French Indochina and how the era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City

Day 8 My Tho – Sa Dec

Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, through rice paddies and villages.

This morning you will be taken to the village of Đat Dua, where you will watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop. Then travel to the Tan Long Pagoda and return to Emerald Harmony to sail onwards to Sa Dec, a hidden gem on the Mekong Delta.

Explore Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide and hear how the military constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used for defence, such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. Upon your return to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have an orientation drive, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace. C u Chi Tunnels tour and orientation drive of Ho Chi Minh City Evening Saigon street food tour Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City – Embarkation – My Tho

isit to a workshop in Đat Dua and visit V to Tan Long Pagoda Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9 Sa Dec – My An Hung – Hong Ngu Start your day with a visit to the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, then take a walk through the Central Market and peruse its many stalls. Return to Emerald Harmony and sail to My An Hung village.

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Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This morning is yours to explore on your own or, if you prefer, you can take part in a DiscoverMORE optional excursion to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. In the afternoon, embark on a journey to Long Khanh Island and visit a local family to learn about scarf-weaving. Then, visit the Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda and a grapefruit garden. Return to Emerald Harmony this evening and you’ll be delighted by a traditional Lion Dance performance on board. Lion Dance performance on board isit to a local scarf-weaving workshop V and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda on Long Khanh Island Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11 Hong Ngu – Vietnam / Cambodia Border Crossing – Phnom Penh

Today, transfer from your hotel to your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, Emerald Harmony, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Set sail to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta, with its floating markets and homes. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

Day 10 Hong Ngu – An Long – Long Khanh

Visit My An Hung village as part of your EmeraldPLUS program. Recognised as a cultural and historical destination, this small village in rural Vietnam produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, specialising in red-hot chilli and peppers.

isit to the Chinese Congregational House V and the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

As part of your EmeraldPLUS program, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk-making process and have the opportunity to touch the real Lanh My A silk. Continue with a visit to the Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village, before re-boarding Emerald Harmony and cruising to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. isit to family-owned Lanh My A silk V producing factory Visit to Evergreen Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Traditional Monk Blessing

Day 12 Phnom Penh

Day 13 Phnom Penh – Prek’kdam

Day 15 Siem Reap

Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of Asia”. This morning is sure to be a memorable one as you learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of Cambodian history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Now a peaceful place, walking through the fields is a stark reminder of the tragic events that unfolded here decades ago.

Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Temples. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer Kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. Receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple’s resident Monks as part of your EmeraldPLUS program. Buddhist chanting fills the air, as the monk lightly sprinkles you with flower infused water. This ancient blessing is said to bring fortune and good luck, and is one of the best ways to engage with Cambodian Buddhism during your stay.

Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom and the Temple of Ta Prohm.

This afternoon, you will visit the majestic Royal Palace, gleaming in gold, this magnificent complex of buildings is the royal residence of the King of Cambodia, with its lush green manicured gardens, its a must-see whilst in Phnom Penh. Next up is the Central Market where you will find stall upon stall of delicious street food, flowers, clothes and more. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS Tuk-Tuk ride.

Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing Visit to Oudong Temples Silk farm tour in Koh Oknha Tei Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Day 14 Prek’kdam Disembarkation – Siem Reap Bid farewell to your Emerald Harmony Star-Ship in the morning and continue by road to Siem Reap for your included three night stay at the Shinta Mani Hotel.

Experience Phnom Penh at night during a Tuk-Tuk drive through this buzzing, vibrant city.

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Vespa tour of Siem Reap Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 16 Siem Reap Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Later this evening, enjoy your farewell dinner accompanied by Chayyom dancers. Sunrise visit to Angkor Wat Visit to Banteay Srei Visit to Tonlé Sap Culinary tour of Cambodia Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 17 Depart Siem Reap After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Meals: Breakfast This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions on pages 62-65.

M orning visit to the Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and afternoon visit to the Royal Palace and Central Market Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This evening, witness the Cambodian Circus, Phare, a spectacle of acrobatics, theatre, dance and music. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

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EARLYBIRDS save up to an extra $2,800 per couple. See pages 22-23 for more information. Departure Date Tour Code: EWHA.1

2021 Departures July 31* August 8 August 28* September 5 September 25* October 3 October 23* October 31 November 20* November 28 December 18* December 26

2022 Departures January 15* January 23 February 12* February 20 March 12* March 20 April 9* April 17 May 7* May 15 August 13* August 21 September 10 September 18 October 8* October 16 November 5* November 13 December 3* December 11

Riviera Deck

Vista Deck

Horizon Deck

D Emerald Stateroom

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Pool Deck

AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

From

From

From

From

From

From

$6,965 $6,745 $7,365 $7,145 $7,535 $7,315 $7,535 $7,485 $7,715 $7,195 $7,165 $6,945

$7,760 $7,540 $8,160 $7,940 $8,330 $8,110 $8,330 $8,280 $8,510 $7,990 $7,960 $7,740

$7,960 $7,740 $8,360 $8,140 $8,530 $8,310 $8,530 $8,480 $8,710 $8,190 $8,160 $7,940

$8,260 $8,040 $8,660 $8,440 $8,830 $8,610 $8,830 $8,780 $9,010 $8,490 $8,460 $8,240

$8,760 $8,540 $9,160 $8,940 $9,330 $9,110 $9,330 $9,280 $9,510 $8,990 $8,960 $8,740

$9,660 $9,440 $10,060 $9,840 $10,230 $10,010 $10,230 $10,180 $10,410 $9,890 $9,860 $9,640

From

From

From

From

From

From

$7,415 $7,195 $7,715 $7,485 $7,715 $7,485 $7,415 $7,195 $6,965 $6,745 $6,965 $6,745 $7,365 $7,145 $7,535 $7,315 $7,715 $7,485 $7,165 $7,195

$8,210 $7,990 $8,510 $8,280 $8,510 $8,280 $8,210 $7,990 $7,760 $7,540 $7,760 $7,540 $8,160 $7,940 $8,330 $8,110 $8,510 $8,280 $7,960 $7,990

$8,410 $8,190 $8,710 $8,480 $8,710 $8,480 $8,410 $8,190 $7,960 $7,740 $7,960 $7,740 $8,360 $8,140 $8,530 $8,310 $8,710 $8,480 $8,160 $8,190

$8,710 $8,490 $9,010 $8,780 $9,010 $8,780 $8,710 $8,490 $8,260 $8,040 $8,260 $8,040 $8,660 $8,440 $8,830 $8,610 $9,010 $8,780 $8,460 $8,490

$9,210 $8,990 $9,510 $9,280 $9,510 $9,280 $9,210 $8,990 $8,760 $8,540 $8,760 $8,540 $9,160 $8,940 $9,330 $9,110 $9,510 $9,280 $8,960 $8,990

$10,110 $9,890 $10,410 $10,180 $10,410 $10,180 $10,110 $9,890 $9,660 $9,440 $9,660 $9,440 $10,060 $9,840 $10,230 $10,010 $10,410 $10,180 $9,860 $9,890

Super Earlybird Limited Time Offer - SAVE an extra $550† on 2022 cruises when you book a balcony suite and pay in full 12 months before departure. *These departures operate in reverse itinerary, land touring remains as brochured. Terms and conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 57). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 58-59.

Extend your stay

Choose from our pre/post tours: § §

-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,340 per person 4 5-days Sapa tour from $1,265 per person

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

Or enjoy a city stopover on your way home. Choose from the following: §

Bangkok

§

Hong Kong

§

Singapore

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Mekong River Your journey begins in Siem Reap, where early mornings and ancient architecture promise to be the perfect combination. Angkor Wat is sure to fascinate, as is Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. Then your journey along the majestic Mekong introduces Phnom Penh, invites you to a family-owned silk-producing factory and to attend a scarfweaving workshop in Long Khanh Island. Continue onwards before leaving Emerald Harmony at Ho Chi Minh City for a two-night stay.

iem Reap,

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia,

13-Day Majestic Mekong Discoverer Cruise Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Day 1 Arrive Siem Reap Day 2 Siem Reap Day 3 Siem Reap Day 4 Siem Reap – Prek’kdam Embarkation Day 5 Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh Day 6 Phnom Penh Day 7 Phnom Penh – Cambodia/ Vietnam Border Crossing – Hong Ngu

Day 8 Hong Ngu – An Long – My An Hung Day 9 Sa Dec – Cai Be Day 10 My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City – Disembarkation – City Stay Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City Day 13 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap

3

CAMBODIA

Kampong Tralach Prek’kdam Phnom Penh

Mekong River

VIETNAM

7

Hong Ngu

2

Long Khanh An Long Sa Dec My An Hung Number of nights River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only 1

36

My Tho

Ho Chi Minh City


JOURNEY BETWEEN SIEM REAP AND HO CHI MINH CITY

SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER Save an extra

$550

off the Earlybird Fare†

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS Phare Cambodian Circus performance.

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ 7 nights on board the luxurious Emerald Harmony.

Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing.

■ Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included.

Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night.

■ 30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners.

Visit to a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory.

■ Complimentary international wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner while on board Emerald Harmony.

Lion dance performance on board. Visit to My An Hung village.

Included Excursions 1 1 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■ Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions. ■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ First-class service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and transfers. ■ ATAS protected & CLIA member.

All tips included Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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13-DAY MAJESTIC MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia,

Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Day 1 Arrive Siem Reap Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Shinta Mani in Siem Reap, your hotel for the next three nights. In the evening, meet your Tour Director to learn more about the days ahead.

Day 3 Siem Reap Rise early and embark on a fascinating journey to Angkor Wat for a sunrise visit. Return to your hotel and enjoy the day exploring Siem Reap at your leisure. Perhaps choose to indulge in the local cuisine at one of the cities many street food stalls, peruse unique boutiques or pop-up shops or go temple hopping around Angkor Archaeological Park. This evening, enjoy a gala evening dinner together, accompanied by Chayyom dancers.

Included Excursion

Day 2 Siem Reap Today, start with a visit to Angkor Thom. The last capital of the Khmer Empire, it was a fortified city, home to priests, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. After the tour, visit the sacred Temple of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown by jungle trees and has been the backdrop to Hollywood movies. This evening, witness the incredible Phare Cambodian Circus, a spectacle of acrobatics, theatre, dance, music and more. Phare is an NGO founded by Cambodian refugees to assist disadvantaged young people by teaching them performing arts. Phare Cambodian Circus performance V isit to Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple

Day 4 Siem Reap – Prek’kdam – Embarkation Today, transfer from your hotel and board your Emerald Harmony Star-Ship where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to Kampong Tralach and enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow guests. Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s.

EmeraldPLUS Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its elaborate decorations and intricate carvings throughout. Enjoy the sunrise and take the opportunity to capture the moment taking pictures of this spectacular setting.

Visit to Banteay Srei Visit to Tonlé Sap Culinary tour of Cambodia Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Vespa tour of Siem Reap Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

As part of our EmeraldPLUS program, at the Oudong Temples receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident Monks. Explore important remnants including the burial sites of Khmer Kings and religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temples there is a large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge, who had the hill as one of their last strongholds.

Visit to Oudong Temples Silk Farm tour at Koh Oknha Tei Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Key:

Included Excursion

EmeraldPLUS

DiscoverMORE


JOURNEY BETWEEN SIEM REAP AND HO CHI MINH CITY

Immerse yourself in local Cambodian life

Oldest Cambodian Monastery, Kampong Tralach,Cambodia

Day 6 Phnom Penh

Day 7 Phnom Penh – Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing – Hong Ngu

Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. After a short drive outside Phnom Penh, as part of today’s included excursion, experience you will visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum at Choeung Ek. Here a walk through the fields will give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship, and some of the darkest days of Cambodian history. These two former prisons, are now peaceful, commemorative sites where the lasting impact on modern Cambodia is clearly visible. A moving and truly memorable experience. This afternoon’s excursion, takes you to the majestic Royal Palace, the residence of the King of Cambodia, with its impressive gardens. You will also have the opportunity to wander around the huge domed hall of the Central Market, where you will find stalls selling jewellery, clothing and fresh local foods. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS Tuk-Tuk ride through the streets of Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night M orning visit to the Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and afternoon visit to Royal Palace and Central Market Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

As part of your EmeraldPLUS, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk, created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, originating from Tan Chau silk village around 100 years ago. Board a sampan to Evergreen island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. This afternoon visit Long Khanh Island, known for its scarf weaving, grapefruit gardens and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda.

Day 8 H ong Ngu – An Long – My An Hung Relax on board this morning, or join our DiscoverMORE tour of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to My An Hung village, as part of our EmeraldPLUS program. Wander through coconut farms, meet the locals and learn about life in the village.

EmeraldPLUS

EmeraldPLUS Leaving the Emerald Harmony aboard your small taxi-boat, you will sail past bustling waterside villages before stopping at the remote village of My An Hung to explore further. Take in the village temple and walk around the village observing locals go about their day.

Visit to My An Hung Village Visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from the Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk.

Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lion Dance performance on board Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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13-DAY MAJESTIC MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Explore Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9 Sa Dec – Cai Be This morning, we arrive in Sa Dec, for a visit to the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the central market in town. After lunch on board, arrive in Cai Be via sampan and visit a coconut candy workshop followed by performances of traditional music and fruit tasting.

Included Excursion

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation – City Stay Bid farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. Upon your return in Ho Chi Minh City, your afternoon today is free at leisure to relax. Included is a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Visit the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, followed by a visit to the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant.

Evening Saigon street food tour Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City Enjoy a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building: Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. Then, stroll through the Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall, the old Saigon Post Office, listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina and how that era continues to influence aspects of modern Vietnamese culture. Orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 13 Depart Ho Chi Minh City After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Meals: Breakfast. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions on pages 62-65.

Day 10 My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Sit back, relax and take in a full day of sailing the magnificent Mekong River. Watch as life on the Mekong awakens for another day as the ship departs early this morning to begin crossing the Cho Gao canal before meeting the Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ever changing vista’s from the pool, enjoy a treatment in the Wellness Area (additional expense), read a book or converse with new friends as you cruise past mangroves, narrow canals, floating markets, fish farms and pass by busy barges and local fishing boats alike. Tonight, dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City with views of the city lights. Discover the street food of Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Key:

Included Excursion

EmeraldPLUS

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JOURNEY BETWEEN SIEM REAP AND HO CHI MINH CITY

EARLYBIRDS save up to an extra $2,800 per couple. See pages 22-23 for more information. Departure Date Tour Code: EWVS.1

2021 Departures July 21, 29* August 4, 12*, 18, 26* September 1, 9*, 15, 23* September 29 October 7*, 13, 21*, 27 November 4*, 10, 18*, 24 December 2*, 8 December 16*, 22, 30*

Riviera Deck

Vista Deck

Horizon Deck

D Emerald Stateroom

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Pool Deck

AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

From

From

From

From

From

From

$5,195 $5,195 $5,595 $5,765 $5,765 $5,935 $5,645 $5,395

$5,990 $5,990 $6,390 $6,560 $6,560 $6,730 $6,440 $6,190

$6,190 $6,190 $6,590 $6,760 $6,760 $6,930 $6,640 $6,390

$6,490 $6,490 $6,890 $7,060 $7,060 $7,230 $6,940 $6,690

$6,990 $6,990 $7,390 $7,560 $7,560 $7,730 $7,440 $7,190

$7,890 $7,890 $8,290 $8,460 $8,460 $8,630 $8,340 $8,090

2022 Departures

From

From

From

From

From

From

January 5, 13*, 19, 27*

$5,645 $5,935 $5,935 $5,645 $5,645 $5,195 $5,195 $5,195 $5,595 $5,595 $5,595 $5,765 $5,935 $5,645 $5,395 $5,395

$6,440 $6,730 $6,730 $6,440 $6,440 $5,990 $5,990 $5,990 $6,390 $6,390 $6,390 $6,560 $6,730 $6,440 $6,190 $6,190

$6,640 $6,930 $6,930 $6,640 $6,640 $6,190 $6,190 $6,190 $6,590 $6,590 $6,590 $6,760 $6,930 $6,640 $6,390 $6,390

$6,940 $7,230 $7,230 $6,940 $6,940 $6,490 $6,490 $6,490 $6,890 $6,890 $6,890 $7,060 $7,230 $6,940 $6,690 $6,690

$7,440 $7,730 $7,730 $7,440 $7,440 $6,990 $6,990 $6,990 $7,390 $7,390 $7,390 $7,560 $7,730 $7,440 $7,190 $7,190

$8,340 $8,630 $8,630 $8,340 $8,340 $7,890 $7,890 $7,890 $8,290 $8,290 $8,290 $8,460 $8,630 $8,340 $8,090 $8,090

February 2, 10* 16, 24* March 2, 10*, 16, 24* March 30 April 7*, 13, 21* April 27 May 5*, 11, 19* August 3, 11*, 17, 25* August 31 September 8*, 14, 22* September 28 October 6*, 12, 20*, 26 November 3*, 9, 17*, 23 December 1*, 7 December 15*, 21, 29* December 14, 21* ,28

Super Earlybird Limited Time Offer - SAVE an extra $550† on 2022 cruises when you book a balcony suite and pay in full 12 months before departure. *These departures operate a reverse itinerary. Terms and conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 57). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 58-59.

Extend your stay

Choose from our pre/post tours: § §

-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,340 per person 4 5-days Sapa tour from $1,265 per person

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

Or enjoy a city stopover on your way home. Choose from the following: §

Bangkok

§

Hong Kong

§

Singapore

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Mekong River Enjoy a seven night journey along the mighty Mekong River. Cruise on board Emerald Harmony through traditional riverside villages and towns to the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City. Pass by floating markets and get to know the Delta inhabitants water-based lives, visit quaint villages to gain a real insight into traditional rural lifestyles and spend time in Phnom Penh, the regal capital of Cambodia.

iem Reap,

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8-Day Magnificent Mekong River Cruise Departing: July 2021 - December 2022 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Arrival Siem Reap – Prek’kdam Embarkation Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh Phnom Penh Phnom Penh – Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing – Hong Ngu Long Khanh – An Long – Hong Ngu My An Hung – Sa Dec – My Tho My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA

Phnom Penh

Prek’kdam

Mekong River 7

Hong Ngu

Long Khanh

VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City

Anh Long My An Hung

Number of nights River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only 1

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My Tho Sa Dec


JOURNEY BETWEEN SIEM REAP AND HO CHI MINH CITY

SUPER EARLYBIRD LIMITED TIME OFFER Save an extra

$550

off the Earlybird Fare†

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS Traditional Buddhist Monk Blessing. Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night.

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■ 7 nights on board the luxurious Emerald Harmony. ■ 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners.

Visit to a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory.

■ Complimentary international wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner while on board Emerald Harmony.

Lion dance performance on board.

■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

Visit to My An Hung village.

■ Complimentary water provided on board and during excursions.

Included Excursions

E

Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■ First-class service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points. ■ All port charges, airport taxes and transfers. ■ ATAS protected & CLIA member.

All tips included

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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8-DAY MAGNIFICENT MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

Oudong Buddhist Monastery, Cambodia

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City Departing: July 2021 – December 2022 Day 1 Siem Reap – Prek’kdam – Embarkation This morning, board a coach in Siem Reap and journey through Cambodia. This afternoon you will reach Prek'kdam to embark your Emerald Harmony Star-Ship where you’ll be welcomed by your captain and crew. Set sail to Kampong Tralach and enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow guests. Your Cruise Director will conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Meals: Dinner

Tuk-tuks, Phnom Penh

Day 2 K ampong Tralach – Phnom Penh Start your day with a visit to the Oudong Temples. Located North of Phnom Penh, Oudong is the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in the 1800s.

EmeraldPLUS

As part of our EmeraldPLUS program, at the Oudong Temples receive a traditional Buddhist Blessing from the temple resident Monks. Explore important remnants including the burial sites of Khmer Kings and religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In one of the Oudong Temples there is a large Buddha statue which was damaged during skirmishes with the Khmer Rouge, who had the hill as one of their last strongholds.

DiscoverMORE

Day 3 Phnom Penh Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, but it was almost entirely evacuated by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. After a short drive outside Phnom Penh, as part of today’s included excursion, experience you will visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum at Choeung Ek. Here a walk through the fields will give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship, and some of the darkest days of Cambodian history. These two former prisons, are now peaceful, commemorative sites where the lasting impact on modern Cambodia is clearly visible. A moving and truly memorable experience. This afternoon’s excursion takes you to the majestic Royal Palace, the residence of the King of Cambodia, with its impressive gardens. You will also have the opportunity to wander around the huge domed hall of the Central Market, where you will find stalls selling jewellery, clothing and fresh local foods. This evening, take an EmeraldPLUS Tuk-Tuk ride through the streets of Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Tuk-Tuk drive by night orning visit to the Killing Fields & Tuol M Sleng Genocide Museum and afternoon visit to Royal Palace and Central Market

Included Excursion Witness the silk creation process from start to finish at Koh Oknha Tei.

Visit to Oudong Temples Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Visit the grounds of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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JOURNEY BETWEEN SIEM REAP AND HO CHI MINH CITY

Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 4 Phnom Penh – Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing – Hong Ngu

Day 5 Hong Ngu – An Long – My An Hung

As part of your EmeraldPLUS, visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. Learn more about the long-complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk, created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, originating from Tan Chau silk village around 100 years ago. Board a sampan to Evergreen island for a walk through a local village to get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community. This afternoon visit Long Khanh Island, known for its scarf weaving, grapefruit gardens and Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda.

Relax on board this morning, or join our DiscoverMORE tour of the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to My An Hung village, as part of our EmeraldPLUS program. Wander through coconut farms, meet the locals and learn about life in the village.

EmeraldPLUS

Day 6 Sa Dec – Cai Be This morning, we arrive in Sa Dec, for a visit to the Chinese congregational house in Kien An Cung. Afterwards, visit the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant, and take a walk through the central market in town. After lunch on board, arrive in Cai Be via sampan and visit a coconut candy workshop followed by performances of traditional music and fruit tasting.

Included Excursion

EmeraldPLUS Leaving the Emerald Harmony aboard your small taxi-boat, you will sail past bustling waterside villages before stopping at the remote village of My An Hung to explore further. Take in the village temple and walk around the village observing locals go about their day.

Visit a unique family-owned Lanh My A silk producing factory. The silk product is created with dyes made from the mac nua fruit, a kind of wood tree, which originally came from the Tan Chau silk village about 100 years ago. Here, you will learn more about the long, complicated silk making process and have a chance to touch the real Lanh My A silk.

DiscoverMORE

Visit the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung, followed by a visit to the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel, L’Amant. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lion Dance performance on board Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Visit the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary, home to an astounding number of wading birds. Visit to My An Hung Village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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8-DAY MAGNIFICENT MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

My Tho, Vietnam

Day 7 My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City Sit back, relax and take in a full day of sailing the magnificent Mekong River. Watch as life on the Mekong awakens for another day as the ship departs early this morning to begin crossing the Cho Gao canal before meeting the Mekong Delta, known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam.

Buddhist monks

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ever changing vista’s from the pool, enjoy a treatment in the Wellness Area (additional expense), read a book or converse with new friends as you cruise past mangroves, narrow canals, floating markets, fish farms and pass by busy barges and local fishing boats alike. Tonight, dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City with views of the city lights. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation – City Stay Bid farewell to your luxury Star-Ship in the morning and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. Meals: Breakfast. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions on pages 62-65.

EARLYBIRDS save up to an extra $1,800 per couple. See pages 22-23 for more information. Departure Date Tour Code: EWVC.2

2021 Departures July 24, 31* August 7, 14*, 21, 28* September 4, 11*, 18, 25* October 2, 9*, 16, 23*, 30 November 6*, 13, 20*, 27 December 4*, 11 December 18*, 25

2022 Departures January 1* January 8, 15*, 22, 29* February 5, 12*, 19, 26* March 5, 12*, 19, 26* April 2, 9*, 16, 23* April 30 May 7*, 14 ,21* August 6, 13*, 20, 27* September 3, 10*, 17, 24* October 1, 8*, 15, 22*, 29 November 5*, 12, 19*, 26 December 3*, 10 December 17*, 24, 31*

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Super Earlybird Limited Time Offer - SAVE an extra $550† on 2022 cruises when you book a balcony suite and pay in full 12 months before departure. *These departures operate a reverse itinerary. Terms and conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 57). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 58-59.

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

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Mekong River Hanoi's labyrinth of streets are filled with food stalls and markets. Journey to Halong Bay and embark on a traditional junk boat as you sail its ethereal waters. Enjoy a three night stay in Hoi An and drive through Da Nang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds to Hue. Discover Ho Chi Minh City's Cu Chi Tunnels.

iem Reap,

Long Biên Bridge, Hanoi

11-Day Best of Vietnam Departing: August 2021 – December 2022 Day 1 Arrival Hanoi Day 2 Hanoi Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay Day 4 Halong Bay Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An Day 6 Hoi An Day 7 Hoi An Day 8 Hoi An – Hue Day 9 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Day 11 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

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HALONG BAY CRUISE

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Ho Chi Minh City


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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS

P P P P P E E E E E E E E

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard

Lunch at KOTO Restaurant

■ Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included.

Visit to Reaching Out

■ 20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners.

Cyclo Ride through Dai Noi

■ First-class service from an English-speaking, knowledgeable local guide.

Boat Tour to Thien Mu Pagoda Royal Dinner experience in Hue

Included Excursions Guided Tour of Hanoi

■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points. ■ All airport taxes and transfers. ■ ATAS protected & CLIA member.

All tips included

Water Puppet Show Halong Bay cruise with various tours Private boat tour to local beaches on Halong Bay Guided Tour of Hoi An Visit to the Imperial Citadel in Hue City tour of Ho Chi Minh City Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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11 DAY BEST OF VIETNAM

Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam

Halong Bay

Add City Escape:

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Departing: July 2021 – January 2022

SAPA

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

Day 1 Arrival Hanoi Xin Chao and welcome to Hanoi! On arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your hotel situated in downtown Hanoi for a two-night stay. Relax at the hotel or explore the city, strolling along the tree-lined avenues or wander Hanoi's romantic West Lake. This evening, meet your Tour Director for your welcome briefing. Meals: Dinner.

Day 1 Arrival Hanoi Welcome to Vietnam! You will be met at the airport by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your hotel situated in downtown Hanoi. Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 Hanoi – Lao Cai Overnight Train This morning join your local guide for a culinary tour of Hanoi's local markets. Sample a piece of fresh spring roll or a crispy pancake before wandering the laneways for traditional Vietnamese sweets. Stroll the bustling Old Quarter for traditional Vietnamese coffee before the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, transfer to the train station and your private cabin aboard the overnight train to Lao Cai. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3 Lao Cai – Sapa Upon your early morning arrival in Lao Cai, you will be transferred to Sapa and your luggage stored at your centrally located hotel. Visit Ma Tra Valley, with stunning scenery and impressive terraced rice fields. Later, visit Sapa market and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Your afternoon is at leisure. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4 Sapa – Lao Cai Overnight Train After breakfast, visit Sa Send and Sau Chau villages, set amongst marvellous landscapes of the Hoang Lien mountain range. Wander the hamlets and villages where you will have the opportunity to witness Hmong locals weaving fibres to create traditional costumes. Your afternoon is at leisure before boarding your overnight train back to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 Arrive Hanoi (see Day 1 Hanoi in next column)

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Day 2 Hanoi Today you will enjoy a full-day city tour of Hanoi. The tour includes the main sights of the city including the outside view of by the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, which is the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam. Continue to the small but iconic One Pillar pagoda and to the Temple of Literature. The temple of Literature was Vietnam’s first university and it was established to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past. As part of You’re Invited, you will enjoy lunch at KOTO (Know One Teach One), a unique restaurant set up to train and educate disadvantaged street children. After lunch, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake, as well as a stop at Ngoc Son temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It is a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities.


JOURNEY BETWEEN HANOI AND HO CHI MINH CITY

Central Market, Hoi An

Water Puppet performance, Hanoi

This evening, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet performance.

Day 4 Halong Bay

EmeraldPLUS

Today, you will be transferred to your day trip boat tour with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is served on board of the boat by your private chef. Return in the evening hours after a full day of exploration to your traditional junk boat.

Included Excursion Enjoy lunch at KOTO, created to train and educate disadvantaged street children.

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Day 3 Hanoi This morning after breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay, where you will board your luxurious traditional style junk. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Enjoy some tours offered on board and learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or relax on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

DiscoverMORE

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7 Hoi An Enjoy a day of leisure to explore Hoi An and its surroundings. Perhaps take the time to explore the Hoi An Ancient Town, or take a cyclo to An Bang Beach. The choice is yours. Vietnamese cooking class or Visit to My Son

Day 8 Hoi An – Hue Explore the emerald waters, caves and secret lagoons of Halong Bay by kayak. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi - Hoi An Enjoy the fresh morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Bid farewell to the traditional style junk boat on Halong Bay and transfer to Hanoi airport, with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. At the airport in Hanoi, board your flight to Danang (Hoi An). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the historic port town of Hoi An and relax for the rest of the evening. Included is a three-night stay in Hoi An.

Day 6 Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Visit to Reaching Out NGO

Meals: Breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Gain a unique view of spectacular Halong Bay and its many limestone pillars from the air.

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fulfilling lives. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day tour of Hoi An and see old merchant’s houses, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Congregation.

Today start with our You’re Invited visit to the Reaching Out Project. Reaching Out is an NGO established in 2000, which provides opportunities for people with disability to learn skills and gain meaningful employment. Visit their workshop and get a glimpse how this NGO helps the disabilities to integrate fully with their communities and lead independent and

Leave Hoi An for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. You will drive through Danang before crossing the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. In Hue, you will visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. As part of your You’re Invited Take a cyclo (bicycle style rickshaw) from Dai Noi “Old City” to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax. Then later, join a boat trip to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, experience a traditional costume play Royal Dinner.

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Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 9 Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Transfer to Hue airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Enjoy an orientation tour, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building; Reunification Palace. Stroll through the colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office. Included is a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

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11 DAY BEST OF VIETNAM

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more. Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with a visit to the city’s most iconic building, Reunification Palace. Then, stroll through Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial quarter, walking past scenes of everyday life on the way. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Opera House, City Hall and the old Saigon Post Office, and listen to the stories about the glory days of French Indochina.

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Evening Saigon street food tour

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11 Depart Ho Chi Minh City Today, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight. Meals: Breakfast.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions on pages 62-65.

Cyclo ride, Hue

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Day 1 Arrival Luang Prabang Welcome to the spiritual capital of Laos! Upon arrival, you will be met by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is an ancient capital filled with glistening temples, saffron robed monks and French Colonial architecture. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it is a tranquil and beautiful town with UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy a three night stay at Villa Maly Hotel. Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 Luang Prabang Join your local guide for a half day tour of Luang Prabang to discover the rich traditions which still guide the daily lives of the Lao people. Begin at the Royal Palace, now serving as the National Museum and visit Wat Xieng Thony, Luang Prabang’s most revered temple before continuing on to Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city. As part of our EmeraldPLUS program, immerse yourself in local spirituality during a Baci ceremony and pay respects to ancient Buddhist traditions. Watch the sun set form the top of Mount Phousi or shop in the local night market below before enjoying dinner in a local restaurant.

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Half day tour of Luang Prabang Traditional Baci ceremony

Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3 Luang Prabang Early risers will have the opportunity to witness the monks collecting the alms at sunrise. After breakfast, travel to the pier for a private cruise along the Mekong River and pass by fishermen and local villages to Pak Ou caves to see the centuries old sacred Buddha images. Your afternoon is at leisure.

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Cruise to Pak Ou

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4 Depart Luang Prabang After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. Meals: Breakfast.

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EARLYBIRDS save up to an extra $1,800 per couple. See pages 22-23 for more information. Departure Date Tour Code: EVHH.1

2021 Departures

2021 Departures

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July 21

$3,650

October 13, 25*

$3,650

August 2*, 18, 30*

$3,650

November 10, 22*

$3,650

September 15, 27*

$3,650

December 8, 20*

$3,650

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2022 Departures

2022 Departures

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September 28

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February 2, 14*

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October 10*, 26

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April 11*, 27

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December 21

$3,650

May 9*

$3,650

January 1*

$3,650

August 3, 15*, 31

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*These departures operate on an alternate itinerary. Terms and conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 57). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 58-59.

Extend your stay

Choose from our pre/post tours: § §

-days Luang Prabang tour from $1,340 per person 4 5-days Sapa tour from $1,265 per person

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

Or enjoy a city stopover on your way home. Choose from the following: §

Bangkok

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Hong Kong

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Singapore

For more details see evergreentours.com.au or enquire at time of booking.

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Included Hotels Our handpicked collection of included hotels bring you closer to each destination you visit, having been carefully chosen for their outstanding quality, perfect location and impeccable service.

Shinta Mani, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap – Shinta Mani

Ho Chi Minh City – Grand Hotel Saigon

This upscale boutique-style resort is centrally located within the city’s leafy French Quarter. Its Khmer-inspired design complements its close proximity to Angkor Wat and it’s just a short walk from the Old Market and the famous Pub Street.

Located in the heart of Saigon, this sensational colonial-style 1930s hotel is situated next to the Saigon River. Stunning, spacious rooms look out over Ho Chi Minh City or the hotel’s picturesque pool, and the rooftop café serves hot drinks, cakes, cocktails and wine with unrivalled panoramic views of the city. A truly luxurious base from which to explore.

A stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical garden make it a tranquil place in which to reside during your visit, as does the onsite spa and rooftop bar and café. 54

Grand Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Hoi An Historic Hotel, Vietnam

Hoi An – Historic Hotel Admired for its authentic charm and world-class facilities, this stunning hotel is located within relaxed leafy grounds, just a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hoi An Old Town and Cua Đai Beach. Spend time relaxing by the outdoor pool or in the accompanying Jacuzzi, in the onsite art gallery or enjoy a range of dining options.

Anatole Hotel Hanoi

Indochine Palace, Hue, Vietnam

Hanoi – Anatole Hotel

Hue – Indochine Palace

Your comfortable Deluxe City View room is the perfect base from which to explore Hanoi. Located within the Old Quarter neighbourhood, the Anatole Hotel Hanoi blends modern conveniences with classic charm, and don’t forget to take advantage of the rooftop infinity pool.

Wonderfully located just a short walk from the Perfume River and Hue Royal Palace, this palatial setting is surrounded by lush exotic gardens, setting a new standard for excellence in Hue. Luxuriously appointed rooms with modern facilities complement the opulent colonial design influences, and several lounge bars and a spa offer much in the way of relaxation and indulgence during your stay.

Hotels are subject to change.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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DiscoverMORE If you’re looking to explore even more of the continent’s rich cultural tapestry, our extra-special DiscoverMORE excursions have been created specially to grant you rare insights that venture beyond the ordinary travel encounters. Available at an additional cost, these optional tours compliment our extensive daily included tours as well as our EmeraldPLUS program. We’d advise you to book before you travel to ensure you secure your place on your chosen activities, just look out for the DiscoverMORE icon across our itineraries.

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HANOI

HOI AN

Seaplane Flight Over Halong Bay

Vietnamese Cooking Class

Take the opportunity to view spectacular Halong Bay and surrounding landscape from the air with a 45 minute seaplane flight from Hanoi also flying over Halong Bay. View the stunning limestone pillars jutting out of the emerald waters of UNESCO – World Heritage listed Halong Bay. Duration: 3 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $765pp

Indulge in the wonderful flavors of Vietnamese cooking with a hands-on cooking class. Join a local chef at the morning markets, browsing for fresh herbs and local ingredients. Enjoy live demonstrations and discover Vietnamese cooking methods before enjoying lunch comprised of homemade street treats.

Must be Pre-booked

Duration: 4 Hours Fitness Level: Relaxed Price: From $101pp

HOI AN

HO CHI MINH CITY

My Son Historic Kingdom Tour

Evening Street Food Walking Tour

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Visit the UNESCO World-Heritage listed ruins of My Son, stopping at 500-year-old Phuoc Kieu bronze crafting village on the way. My Son was the seat of the Champa Kingdom and the ruins will bring the ancient kingdom to life. Duration: 3.5 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $72pp

This evening, join your guide on a incredible food discovery walking tour through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. This tour will provide you the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious local foods from different restaurants and food stands featuring some of Saigon’s best dishes. Duration: 4.5 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $97pp

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KAMPONG TRALACH

Visit to Ramsar Bird Sanctuary

Silk Farm Tour at Koh Oknha Tei

This Ramsar Bird Sanctuary is located within the Tram Chim National Park, and is home to an astounding number of wading birds. You will be guided on a tranquil paddle boat along narrow channels through the gnarled and green sunken forest watching the most unique fauna. Duration: 4.5 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $72pp

Visit the Chamka Snae Silk Craft outside Kampong Tralach in Koh Oknha Tei. Witness the entire process of silk creation, starting with the growing and harvesting of mulberry as food for the silk worms, the breeding process, life cycle of the silk worm to the spinning of the silk. Then, the dying process and the creation on wooden hand looms. Duration: 2.5 Hours Fitness Level: Relaxed Price: From $35pp

SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP

Vespa Tour of Siem Reap Countryside

Banteay Srei Temple

Riding on the back of a Vespa, drive towards the Cambodian countryside where the splendour of these striking surroundings and its local people will let you discover the real side of Cambodia. Duration: 4 Hours Fitness Level: Active Price: From $146pp

Banteay Srei is renowned for its detailed intricate carvings in the soft red sandstone giving it an ethereal feel. Created by Hindu priests it is the most elaborately decorated of all of Angkor’s monuments. You will be mesmerised by the incredible sights and landscape of the temple.

Mobility note: Not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

Duration: 3 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $22pp

SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP

Village Cooking Class

Visit to Tonle Sap

*

Uncover the secrets of Khmer cuisine with a hands-on Siem Reap cooking class. Join a chef to prepare the meal step by step, from buying the ingredients at the market to cooking them up in a traditional village kitchen. Taste delicious dishes and embrace the local culture throughout the experience. Duration: 3 Hours Fitness Level: Relaxed Price: From $87pp

Tonle Sap is the largest lake in South East Asia and a UNESCO Biosphere site due to its ecology and endangered flora and fauna. Visit some of the local floating villages located on the lake and experience the lifestyle of these inhabitants. Duration: 3 Hours Fitness Level: Moderate Price: From $26pp *

Only available May-October.

To guarantee your place on your chosen activity, please reserve at the time of booking your tour. Activities are subject to minimum numbers, seasonal operation, weather conditions and/or availability. Prices advertised are ‘from’ prices and are subject to confirmation at time of final payment.

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Emerald Harmony cabin plans

Owner's One-bedroom Suite CAT SA

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At 452ft² (42m²), this truly spectacular suite boasts a separate bedroom and lounge area, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and a queen-size or twin-style bed plus enjoy a private terrace, with an additional space of 323ft2 (30m2) complete with a jacuzzi.

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452ft (42m ) plus 323ft (30m ) terrace Private terrace with jacuzzi Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, complimentary bathrobes and slippers to use whilst on board Walk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary Nespresso™ machine Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu Telephone Alarm clock Hairdryer Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Four items of laundry a day 2

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Beautifully appointed with a private balcony, these luxurious suites reach 398ft² (37m²) and host a separate bedroom and lounge. Guests staying in these suites can enjoy the opulent surrounds of the en-suite bathroom, as well as breakfast, canapés and after-dinner treats.

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398ft2 (37m2) Indoor private balcony with open-air system and separate door to close from living room Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, complimentary bathrobes and slippers to use whilst on board Walk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary Nespresso™ machine Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu Telephone Alarm clock Hairdryer Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite Two items of laundry a day Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite CAT AP

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A private indoor balcony design and drop-down window is perfect for enjoying the ever-changing views. Reaching 273ft² (25.4m²), relax and unwind in your opulent en-suite bathroom, complete with toiletries, and sleep soundly in your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed.

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STAR-SHIP DECK PLANS

Mekong deck plans Emerald Harmony Built: 2019

Length: 239ft (73m)

Guests: 84

Cabins: 42

Crew Members: 40

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Reflections Restaurant

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Size ft2 (m2)

6

273ft2 (25.4m2)

7

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck Vista Deck Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Horizon Bar & Lounge Lotus Lounge Reflections Restaurant Fitness Area Guest Self-Service Laundry Wellness Area Hairdresser

273ft2 (25.4m2) Size ft2 (m2)

Emerald Stateroom

Bedroom

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Retractable Sun Shade Roof Games Area Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar Wheel House Reception

Size ft2 (m2)

Riviera Deck CAT D

2

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

CAT AP

CAT B

1 Size ft2 (m2)

256ft2 (23.8m2)

Balcony

Balcony

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bathroom

Bathroom Entry

Bathroom

Lounge Bathroom Entry

Entry

Entry

Owners Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

452ft2 (42m2) CAT SA

398ft2 (37m2) CAT S

273ft2 (25.4m2) CAT AP CAT A CAT B

256ft2 (23.8m2) CAT D

Important Information: The cabin, deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. Cabin 202 has a smaller bathroom than other Category B bathrooms. Cabins 301 & 302 have a partially obstructed view from the balcony. The balcony window size is not impacted however the Star-Ship structure covers a section of the window.

To book call FREE on 1300 383 747, visit evergreentours.com.au or contact your local travel agent

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Booking conditions 1. Contract 1.1 These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) form the basis of the contract between You and Scenic Tours Pty Ltd (“Emerald Waterways”, “Evergreen Tours”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) (“Contract”). It is important that You read the Contract carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations. Your Contract may also include additional terms and conditions applicable to a special offer or promotion, and/or, depending on your Tour, Destination Specific Terms. 1.2 If Your Tour includes a Cruise, You will also be subject to the Cruise Conditions. 1.3 You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Conditions and the Contract by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour. If you do not understand and accept the Conditions and the terms of the Contract, you should not make any payment to Us and in this case, we will cancel Your Booking in accordance with clause 3.3 of these Conditions. 1.4 If You make a Booking on behalf of any other person, You represent to Us that You have their authority to make the Booking on their behalf and to legally bind them to the terms of the Contract, including the Conditions. Each reference to “You”, “Your”, “Guest” or “Passenger” means the person who makes the Booking and each other person covered by the Booking. 1.5 Your Itinerary does not form part of the Contract. 1.6 We may amend these Conditions from time to time. If We amend the Conditions, We will publish the amended version on Our Website. We will also provide the current version of the Conditions to You upon request. You will be bound by the current version of the Conditions at the time You make Your Booking. 1.7 If Your Tour includes a Cruise, Your transportation on any river cruise vessel during Your Tour, will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Operator of the vessel (“Operator Conditions”). Although the Operator may be related to Us, it is a separate legal entity and business and You will enter a separate contract (based on the Operator Conditions) with each Operator. The Operator Conditions are published on Our Website and are also available on request by contacting one of our team at the Customer Service Contact Address. It is important that You read the Operator Conditions carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations under them. You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Operator Conditions by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour to Us. 1.8 All travel involves risks. We strongly recommend You take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover You against risks associated with Your Tour including cover for loss of luggage, medical expenses and costs and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions. 2. Meaning of Words In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings: (a) “Booking” means the booking You have made with Us for the Tour. (b) “Booking Deposit” means a booking deposit in an amount which We have notified You before You make Your Booking; (c) “Cruise” means a cruise constituting or forming part of Your Tour; (d) “Cruise Conditions” means the Operator’s conditions of carriage for a river cruise vessel, which are available on our Website and otherwise on request to Us. (e) “Cruise Director” means any person designated by Us as the cruise director for any Cruise. (f) “Customer Service Contact Address” means the details for contacting Us set out in clause 14.1 of these Conditions. (g) “Deposit Protection Plan” means Our deposit protection plan as set out on Our Website. (h) “Destination Specific Terms” means terms and conditions specific to a particular Tour, as published in the Tour Brochure or on Our Website for the relevant Tour, or, where applicable, set out in clause 15 of these Conditions. (i) “Drone” means an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV, being an aircraft of any size that operates without a pilot on board.

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(j) “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood or any other extreme weather conditions or act of nature, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, political unrest, riots or civil disturbances, prohibitions or acts of government, semi government or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused by subcontractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers), material shortages or other disruption to the Tour beyond Our control. (k) "Future Travel Credit" means a credit Issued by Us to You if We cancel Your Booking as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event under clause 5.4 of these Conditions which may be redeemed against a future booking in accordance with clause 5.4(c). (l) “Guest Contact Details” means Your contact details which You have provided to Us at the time of making Your Booking, as amended by any written notice You may provide to Us from time to time in accordance with clause 14.4 of these Conditions. (m) “Itinerary” means the itinerary for Your Tour issued by Us, subject to any amendments made by Us from time to time in accordance with the Contract. (n) “Operator” means the owner or operator of a river cruise vessel, who is a separate legal entity and business, whether or not related to Us. (o) “Personal Information” means information about You and any other person for whom You make a Booking, including Your name, address, phone number and other contact details, details of Your next of kin, Your passport number, credit or debit card details, and information about Your health, medical needs, dietary requirements and any disabilities or other special requirements. (p) “Service Provider” means any independent contractor engaged by Us to provide a Tour or any part of a Tour, and includes an Operator. (q) “Tour” means a tour or journey package offered or provided by Us. (r) “Tour Brochure” means the brochure for Your Tour published by Us in hard copy or electronically and includes any amendments notified on Our Website from time to time. (s) “Tour Departure Date” means the scheduled departure date for the Tour set out in Your Itinerary. (t) “Tour Director” means any person designated by Us as the tour director for Your Tour. (u) “Tour Price” means the total amount payable by You for the Tour. It includes the Booking Deposit. (v) “Validity Period” means in respect of a Tour Brochure, the validity period stated in that brochure. (w) “Website” means Scenic’s website at www.scenic. com.au. (x) “Your Tour” means the Tour You have booked with Us, as outlined in Your Itinerary 3. Booking and Payment 3.1 You may make a Booking directly with Us or through a travel agent. Your Booking will be confirmed only when We have received: (a) Your Booking Deposit; or (b) if Your Booking is made 90 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract. 3.2 Except as indicated in clause 3.8, We will notify You of the Tour Price and provide You with Your Itinerary at the time of making Your Booking. 3.3 A non-refundable booking deposit of $100 per person per tour is due at time of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $900 per person per tour is due within 48 hours after making Your Booking. If We do not receive Your full Booking Deposit of $1,000pp by the due date, We will automatically cancel Your Booking without further notice to You. 3.4 If You have made Your Booking through a travel agent, Your travel agent should forward Your Booking Deposit or Tour Price to Us on Your behalf. However, payments by You to Your travel agent are not considered to be payments by You to Us. We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Tour Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such

additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Tour Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before the balance of the Tour Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. You must make payment by the date notified by Us. 3.7 Except as required by law or in accordance with the Deposit Protection Plan or as otherwise provided in the Contract, Booking Deposits are not refundable and are not transferable to other Tours or Bookings. 3.8 If You make Your Booking within 90 days of Your Tour Departure Date, You must pay Your Booking Deposit before We can process Your Booking and confirm Your Tour Price. Your Booking is not confirmed until You have paid the Tour Price. We will notify You of the Tour Price promptly after We have calculated it. If You do not confirm Your acceptance of the Tour Price in writing within 7 days of receipt of notification from Us, You will be deemed to have rejected the Tour Price. If You notify Us that You have rejected the Tour Price or if You are deemed to have rejected the Tour Price, We will cancel Your Booking and refund Your Booking Deposit. If You accept the Tour Price, You must pay the outstanding Tour Price within 24 hours of Us notifying You of the Tour Price, or We will cancel Your Booking and retain Your Booking Deposit. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 90 days before the Tour Departure Date. If Your Tour includes a Cruise You must pay the balance of the Tour Price to Us no later than 120 days before the Tour Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-tour accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion and if We accept, You must pay a change fee to Us for each change in accordance with clause 4.7(b) of these Conditions and any additional costs resulting from the change. Additional costs may include additional overnight accommodation required as a result of any change to Your flights. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.8 of these Conditions. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Tour Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. 4.2 If You pay Us by credit card a surcharge may be added, please enquire for details. There is no surcharge for payments made by cash, cheque or direct transfer to Our nominated bank account. 4.3 Your Tour Price includes all coach, rail and cruise travel set out in the Itinerary; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour Director; airport transfers outside Australia; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated in Your Itinerary; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tours; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honour any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a


Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Tour / Journey commencement 91 days and over 90 to 62 days 61 days or less

Cancellation charge (per person) Loss of deposit 50% of Tour Price 100% of Tour Price

You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel or delay the departure of a Tour by 7 days or more before departure for any reason other than as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available Tour or Cruise departure. If the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative Tour or Cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If, as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, We; (a) cancel or delay the departure of a Tour prior to the tour start date We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; (ii) issue You with a Future Travel Credit to the value of all monies You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; and (iii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (b) cancel a Tour after commencement We will: (i) cancel Your Booking and terminate the Contract; (Ii) issue You with a Future Travel Credit to the value of the unused Tour Price You have paid directly to Us for the

cancelled Booking; and (iii) not refund any amounts You have paid directly to Us for the cancelled Booking; (c) issue a Future Travel Credit to You: (i) You may apply It towards any future booking for a Tour with a Tour Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking; (ii) You may, with our prior written consent, which we will not unreasonably refuse, transfer it to another person to apply towards any future Booking for a Tour with a Tour Departure Date within 24 months after the date on which We cancel Your Booking; (iii) its use for any future booking Is subject to availability; (iv) It Is not redeemable in whole or in part for cash and will expire to the extent It Is not used; and (v) You (or the person to whom It Is transferred) must pay any shortfall between the value of the Future Travel Credit and the Tour Price for the new Booking in accordance with clause 3 of these Conditions. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We or the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We or they will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your travel agent; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow

passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behaviour before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must first use all reasonable endeavours to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour Director or the Cruise Director as soon as reasonably practicable, as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay. 7. Notification of General Risks 7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include: (a) Tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.6 of these Conditions; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You must make Your own enquiries regarding Your Tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 Nothing in these Conditions or the Contract operates to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), including the Australian Consumer Law, or any equivalent State or Territory legislation, the exercise of a right conferred by such a provision, or any of Our liability for breach of a guarantee, condition or warranty implied by such a provision, where it is unlawful to do so. All exclusions and limitations of Our liability under the Contract must be read subject to this clause. 8.2 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour risks or other aspects of the Tour disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft, vessels or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour;

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(c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.3 Subject to clause 8.1, but despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour Price You have paid to Us. 8.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law and subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses. 8.5 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.6 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Tour, any part of Your Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 9. Force Majeure Event 9.1 If the performance of Our or a Service Provider's obligations is prevented, delayed or materially affected by the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, those obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 9.2 We may cancel or delay a Tour as a result of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event which prevents, materially affects or delays, or which we reasonably determine is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, Our or a Service Provider's ability to provide the Tour: (a) in accordance with the Contract; or (b) to a standard which We consider will meet the reasonable expectations of the Tour participants. 9.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to give You notice as soon as reasonably practicable of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event that prevents, materially affects or delays, or Is likely to prevent, materially affect or delay, the performance by Us or a Service Provider of our obligations under the Contract. 9.4 If we cancel or delay a Tour in the circumstances described in clause 9.2: (a) to the maximum extent permitted by law, Your sole and exclusive rights and remedies will be those set out in clause 5.4 of these Conditions; (b) You acknowledge and agree that We are not otherwise liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of the Force Majeure Event. 10. Privacy and Data Protection 10.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your Personal Information to security and credit checking organisations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Australia. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 10.1. 10.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 10.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal

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Information in accordance with Our privacy policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 11. General Provisions 11.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 11.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia. 11.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts. 11.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 11.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 11.6 The Tour Brochure is valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 12. Important notices about Your Tour 12.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of any other person may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) some cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for disabled rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) whilst the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and (v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 12.2 Cruises If Your Tour includes a Cruise, the following provisions apply: (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Tour Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Tour Price is based on the Cabin

category indicated in the Tour Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (c) Shore Excursions: Shore excursions provided by independent third-party Service Providers are at Your own expense and can be purchased prior to Your Tour Departure Date. We recommend booking shore excursions at least 120 days prior to Your Tour Departure Date. (d) Dinner Reservations: Dinner times are scheduled on board. Preferred meal times may be requested at time of booking and are subject to availability. (e) Photography: Our tours offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every scene or highlighted featured in a Tour Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour. No refund or other compensation will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. (f) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas during Your Tour. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (g) Noise, vibration and odour: While the Operators take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibration and odours on the cruise vessels, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels, and that We accept no responsibility, and will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odour. (h) Docking Position: During port stops, vessels may dock side by side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other vessels to embark and disembark. You agree and acknowledge that You will have no claim in respect of any such matters. (i) Medical Services: (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board (except in Russia), however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and our Service Providers and the Operators are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during your Tour. (j) Currency and credit cards (i) All purchases on board a charge to Your shipboard account. The on-board currency on river cruises is the US Dollar. (ii) Shipboard accounts may be paid by US Dollar or credit card. (k) Internet Service: Internet facilities are available on board your cruise at no additional charge. (i) Complimentary Internet service does not apply to any third-party suppliers. (ii) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavourable terrain and other factors outside Our control. (iii) We do not guarantee the availability or quality of Internet connections or services. (l) Beverages: If Your Tour includes an all-inclusive beverage package, the following provisions apply: (i) Beer, wine and soft drinks are available with meals while cruising on the Emerald Harmony. (ii) Any additional drinks may be purchased on board. Beverage packages will also be available for purchase on board. (iii) Responsible service of alcohol is adhered to by all staff on board of all vessels and We reserve the right to refuse service. 12.3 Drones (a) General prohibition: Unless provided by Us or an Operator as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, the use of Drones is strictly prohibited at all times on Your Tour. (b) Legal restrictions: You should also be aware that, in addition to the prohibition in paragraph (a), the use of Drones is regulated or prohibited by law in many locations and unlawful use may result in arrest or prosecution by the relevant authorities. (c) Organised Activities: If We or an Operator allow You


to operate a Drone as part of an organised activity during Your Tour, You must strictly comply with all instructions of the activity leader. 12.4 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 13. Additional Important Information 13.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book an appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through an appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customised route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Depending on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the trip personaliser on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Unless expressly stated in Your Itinerary, airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please enquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers. (d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs).

(ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 13.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Mountain Excursions: Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with Your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. (c) DiscoverMORE: All DiscoverMORE activities can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Cruise Director or Tour Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate. (d) EmeraldPLUS: It may not always be possible to offer every EmeraldPLUS activity in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 13.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to www.smarttraveller.gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your Tour. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate ("Single Supplement Rate"), and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (ii) If You are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, You must pay the Single Supplement Rate and we will use reasonable endeavours to match You with another single traveller of the same gender, but we cannot guarantee availability. If we are able to match You with another traveller and You remain matched throughout the entire Tour, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of tour completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour, subject to availability, and at Your own cost. (iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 18 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 13.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent

typical scenes and descriptive detail for each Tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 13.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 13.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 14. Contact Details 14.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Our customer service centre as follows: Email: info@evergreentours.com.au Telephone: 1300 383 747 Postal: PO Box 807, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 14.2 Our customer service centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays in New South Wales) (Sydney time). Although We hope You won’t need it, Our after-hours emergency number when calling in Australia is freecall 1800 620 105. Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 14.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service centre. 14.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 15. Destination Specific Terms 15.1 Visas: A visa is required to visit Vietnam, Myanmar and must be obtained prior to departure. For other destinations a visa can be purchased upon arrival. 15.2 Earlybird Offers. (a) if you book Your Tour and pay Your Booking Deposit by 31st March 2021 or until sold out, whichever comes first, you may be eligible to receive at Our discretion, one of the following offers: (i) Dollar Discount Offer – amount depending on the itinerary selected as set out on pages 22-23. (ii) Solo Travellers – Save up to $3,415 off the single supplement on selected 2021/22 Mekong River Cruise of 13 days or more, not including the cabin upgrade price. Offer is only applicable to the cruise portion. Offer applicable to Category A Balcony Suites. Limited Availability. (iii) Early Payment Discount - book and pay Your cruise in full 12 months prior to departure date to save $800 per couple on Your Tour Price. Book and pay Your cruise in full 9-11 months prior to departure date to save $500 per couple on Your Tour Price. Book and pay Your cruise in full 6-8 months prior to departure date to save $300 per couple on Your Tour Price. Early Payment Discount is combinable with Dollar Discount. (iv) Super Early Bird savings offer is valid for new bookings on vista deck and above. Savings are applicable if full payment is received at least 12 months prior to departure. If payment has not been received, the savings offer will be removed from the booking without recourse. Savings are based on cruise content and cabin upgrade only, excluding port charges, air and any other additional items. Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit the website for complete terms and conditions.

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