River Cruises/ASIA

Riches of the Mekong

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : SIEM REAP TO HO CHI MINH CITY
Embark your exotic Mekong cruise in Prek Kdam, Cambodia. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in My Tho Port, outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

COUNTRIES: CAMBODIA, VIETNAM
RIVERS: MEKONG





ITINERARY

Day 1 : PREK KDAM - EMBARKATION - KAMPONG CHHNANG
After a transfer by motorcoach, you will board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (L, D)
Day 2 : KAMPONG CHHNANG - KOH CHEN
After breakfast, a local boat will take you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here, as well as tranquil floating villages. In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk to the Koh Chen village. You will also visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and copper-smithing. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH - PHNOM PENH
This morning you will be transferred to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, and tour a monastery where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly memorable excursion – an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. Later, your ship will depart for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where an afternoon orientation tour will give you a wonderful introduction to the city. Return to the ship for dinner and an onboard Khmer folk performance presented by local children. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : PHNOM PENH
This morning you will take an excursion to Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields and also visit the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. After lunch on board, your afternoon tour explores the highlights of the city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafés and colorful nightlife. Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine on your own in one of many nearby restaurants, if you so choose. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : PHNOM PENH - BORDER CROSSING - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM
Spend the day cruising as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors midstream at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : TAN CHAU - SA DEC
This morning, you'll visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to take one of two tours this morning. Your first option to is take a traditional "xe-loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at a silk-making workshop and another that produces rattan mats and slippers. Alternatively, you will take a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to several scenic locations, including a small village known as "Evergreen Island." Return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a workshop that makes rattan mats in the village. This afternoon, your ship cruises to Sa Dec, where it will moor overnight. (B,L,D)
Day7 : SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE
In the morning, board a local boat for Sa Dec. Once ashore, you will tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market, and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour. Afterwards, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be's spectacular floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops or, alternatively see the historic Kiet House. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : HO CHI MINH CITY - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for exceptional services received
  • US Departure Tax and Customs Fee and Fuel Surcharges (if trans Pacific air fare is purchased)
  • Items of personal nature 
  • Optional travel insurance plans:
    Optional travel insurance plans

  • Visa Application Fees for Vietnam (double entry) and Cambodia (at Siem Ream airport)
  • Port Charges
  • Inter Asia airfare & taxes

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2018 SAILINGS
DEP USA CANADA START CITY EMBARK DATE SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY CHECK-IN PRICES
Dec 31Prek KdamJan 1AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityDec 26$3,099
Jan 14Prek KdamJan 15AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityJan 9$3,099
Jan 28Prek KdamJan 29AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityJan 23$3,099
Feb 11Prek KdamFeb 12AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityFeb 6$3,099
Feb 25Prek KdamFeb 26AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityFeb 20$3,099
Mar 11Prek KdamMar 12AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityMar 6$2,999
Mar 25Prek KdamMar 26AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityMar 20$2,799
Apr 8Prek KdamApr 9AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityApr 3$2,599
Apr 22Prek KdamApr 23AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityApr 17$2,399
Aug 12Prek KdamAug 13AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityAug 7$2,299
Aug 26Prek KdamAug 27AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityAug 21$2,399
Sep 23Prek KdamSep 24AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CitySep 18$2,799
Oct 7Prek KdamOct 8AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityOct 2$2,999
Nov 4Prek KdamNov 5AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityOct 30$2,999
Nov 18Prek KdamNov 19AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityNov 13$2,999
Dec 2Prek KdamDec 3AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityNov 27$2,999
Dec 16Prek KdamDec 17AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityDec 11$2,999
Dec 30Prek KdamDec 31AmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityDec 25$3,099
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
CTonleFrench & Outside BalconyBase Price
BSadec, Saigon & TonleFrench & Outside Balcony+$599
ASaigonFrench & Outside Balcony+$899
SuiteSadecFrench & Outside Balcony+$1,399
Luxury SuiteSadecFrench & Outside Balcony+$2,699

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $161 per person.
  • Intra-Asia Air: Additional $360 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: Category A, B & C 50% of twin price; Suite is 75% and Luxury Suite is 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $1,099 per person.
  • Bedding: Please call for details.
  • Visa: A visa is required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. Passengers with a cruise and land itinerary must obtain a multiple entry visa for Vietnam (as there are two different points of entry into the country) and a single entry visa for Cambodia. Please consult with your Consulate for more information.
  • Siem Reap Embarkation Day: During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River.
  • Siem Reap Disembarkation Day: During low water season, disembark the ship at Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, and transfer via motor coach to Siem Reap.
  • Phnom Penh: No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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