Siem Reap to Saigon with Christine Manfield

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12 - 20 Oct 2017
Hosted Group Journeys

  • The Orient, Cambodia, Vietnam
  • 9 days, from AU$14,295
  • 14,295pts
  • 28 Guests

Journey Highlights

Join us on this unique journey through two of southeast Asia’s most welcoming and intriguing countries. Following the Mekong River through the heart of Cambodia into Vietnam you’ll see how this great waterway sustains the lives of the people and their villages along the route. Join acclaimed chef and author Christine Manfield when you board the intimate luxury vessel, Aqua Mekong, for a week long cruise. Special meals on board will highlight the many influences and traditions which have made the region’s food so bountiful and flavoursome. Contrasting with the peaceful canals of the Mekong Delta, the tour finishes in cosmopolitan Saigon.

Your Host

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs - a curious cook, a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of evocative flavours and textures, and a writer whose, award winning books have spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere. She is one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors and restaurateurs with award winning restaurants in Sydney and London. An inveterate traveller, Christine works alongside respected chefs both here and overseas. She joins you on board Aqua Mekong with specially tailored culinary experiences and menus reflecting her favourite flavours and cooking techniques.

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 28 guests
  • Welcome dinner at the colonial Foreign Correspondence Club to meet your Guest Host
  • Seven-night luxury cruise from Siem Reap to Saigon on board Aqua Mekong in the company of Christine Manfield
  • Specially designed Christine Manfield menus during cruise
  • Market visits
  • Exploring villages in the Mekong Delta by bike, on foot and aboard a sampan
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