River Cruises/ASIA

Charms of the Mekong

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Siem Reap TO SIEM REAP
Embark your exotic Mekong cruise in My Tho Port, outside of Ho Chi Minh City. 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 Prek Kdam, Cambodia.

COUNTRIES: CAMBODIA, VIETNAM
RIVERS: MEKONG





ITINERARY

Day 1 : HO CHI MINH CITY – EMBARKATION
Today you will board your river cruise ship moored at My Tho Port (Please arrive at the airport before 10 a.m. to avoid any potential missed connections to the ship). Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (L,D)
Day 2 : CAI BE – SA DEC
After breakfast, take an excursion in a local boat around Cai Be to see the floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops. An afternoon excursion takes you to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her childhood. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour. The ship sails overnight to Tan Chau. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING
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, slipper and rattan mat workshops. 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. You will cruise to the Cambodian border after lunch, stopping for border formalities. The ship continues sailing overnight to Phnom Pehn. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
The ship cruises into spectacular Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, early this morning and docks at the terminal. 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. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. The ship will moor overnight along the waterfront, close to restaurants and Phnom Penh's vibrant nightlife scene. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : PHNOM PENH – KOH CHEN
The morning is free to explore Phnom Penh on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for some souvenir hunting or an opportunity to take a Tuk Tuk tour through the city. In the late morning, the ship continues to Koh Chen, where you will take a leisurely walk through the village and visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and coppersmithing. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : OUDONG – KAMPONG TRALACH
Your will have a truly memorable day today, starting with a short motor coach ride to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. Visit a Buddhist monastery and receive a special blessing. In Kampong Tralach you will enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. (B,L,D)
Day7 : KAMPONG CHHNANG – TONLE SAP LAKE
This morning you will take a motorboat to explore the lakeside wetlands that form around Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake that dominates Cambodia and is known for its stunning variety of bird life and tranquil floating villages. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board. ( B,L,D)
Day 8 : PREK KDAM – DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. (B) Note: We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart after 7:00pm today to avoid potential missed connections.
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • 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
  • 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

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
Jan 7Ho Chi Minh CityJan 8AmaDaraSiem ReapJan 6$3,099
Jan 21Ho Chi Minh CityJan 22AmaDaraSiem ReapJan 20$3,099
Feb 4Ho Chi Minh CityFeb 5AmaDaraSiem ReapFeb 3$3,099
Feb 18Ho Chi Minh CityFeb 19AmaDaraSiem ReapFeb 17$3,099
Mar 4Ho Chi Minh CityMar 5AmaDaraSiem ReapMar 3$3,099
Mar 18Ho Chi Minh CityMar 19AmaDaraSiem ReapMar 17$2,899
Apr 1Ho Chi Minh CityApr 2AmaDaraSiem ReapMar 31$2,699
Apr 15Ho Chi Minh CityApr 16AmaDaraSiem ReapApr 14$2,499
Aug 5Ho Chi Minh CityAug 6AmaDaraSiem ReapAug 4$2,299
Aug 19Ho Chi Minh CityAug 20AmaDaraSiem ReapAug 18$2,299
Sep 2Ho Chi Minh CitySep 3AmaDaraSiem ReapSep 1$2,499
Sep 16Ho Chi Minh CitySep 17AmaDaraSiem ReapSep 15$2,699
Sep 30Ho Chi Minh CityOct 1AmaDaraSiem ReapSep 29$2,899
Oct 14Ho Chi Minh CityOct 15AmaDaraSiem ReapOct 13$2,999
Oct 28Ho Chi Minh CityOct 29AmaDaraSiem ReapOct 27$2,999
Nov 11Ho Chi Minh CityNov 12AmaDaraSiem ReapNov 10$2,999
Nov 25Ho Chi Minh CityNov 26AmaDaraSiem ReapNov 24$2,999
Dec 9Ho Chi Minh CityDec 10AmaDaraSiem ReapDec 8$2,999
Dec 23Ho Chi Minh CityDec 24AmaDaraSiem ReapDec 22$2,999
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 (Siem Reap - Hanoi): Additional $360 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Single Supplement: 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.
  • Phnom Penh: No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.
  • Cruise only starting in Siem Reap: We recommend that you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City before 10 a.m. on embarkation day, or book an extra night prior to your cruise embarkation date to avoid potential missed connections to your cruise. We also recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 7:00pm to avoid potential missed connections on your cruise disembarkation date.
  • 10-night program starting in Siem Reap: We recommend that you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City before 10 a.m. on embarkation day, or book an extra night prior to your cruise embarkation date to avoid potential missed connections to your cruise.

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