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Riches of the Mekong – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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Riches of the Mekong

From £2,905 pp

Cruise along the Mekong as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for fascinating glimpses into a traditional way of life.

Experience the lively hustle and bustle of open-air and floating markets, offering exotic produce. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh.

Browse the local workshops throughout Vietnam, where exquisite handmade silks, rattan mats, and other crafts make memorable souvenirs.

On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Award-winning onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes, Special Interest Tours
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
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Day 1 - Siem Reap

Arrive in Siem Reap for a 3 night hotel stay.

Day 2 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Begin your morning exploration of the Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom, meaning the “Great City”. This is home to Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces, as well as the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

You’ll visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the “kingdom of Trees”, for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries.
Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, meaning “Citadel of Women” as it has been done by the hand of man.

Afterwards you are in for a treat of a different kind with a visit to the English language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in the village of Ta Toum, cap this memorable day off with a special “Apsara Dance Show” at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers.

Day 2 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples Angkor Wat.

This is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed and a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honour the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Day 3 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Kampong Cham - Embarkation

Transfer via coach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your seven-night cruise.

Board a motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals.

Later, join fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner.

Day 4 - Kampong Cham - Embarkation

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Angkor Ban - Oknhatey Village - Phnom Penh

During the morning, go on a walking tour to Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s.

Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on-going of the local villagers.

After visiting here, the ship sails to Oknhatey or “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. This island is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you’ll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts.

Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

Day 5 - Angkor Ban - Oknhatey Village - Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Phnom Penh

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum).

Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-coloured Central Market.

After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts.

Day 6 - Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Phnom Penh

You will have a choice of excursions this morning.

Visit Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum) just outside the city.

Or if you prefer to stay in Phnom Penh, you can visit the bustling yellow-coloured Central Market.

After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by 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.

Day 7 - Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Phnom Penh - Border crossing - Tan Chau, Vietnam

Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam.

Day 8 - Phnom Penh - Border crossing - Tan Chau, Vietnam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism.

You will have the opportunity to take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.”

Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop.

Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec

Day 9 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Sa Dec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be

Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth.

Visit a colourful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour.

Later, 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.

You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops and the historic Kiet Old House. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 10 - Sa Dec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Disembarkation - Ho Chi Minh City

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port.

Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s former capital of Indochina was once known as the “Paris of the Orient”, and today, it is an industrial, cultural and educational hub.

Explore such famous landmarks as the former presidential Palace, the Central Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum before visiting the Ben Thanh Market, one of the oldest and most iconic structures of Ho Chi Minh City.

Transfer to your hotel – Sofitel Saigon Plaza (Or similar)

Day 11 -  Disembarkation - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast

Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. Spend your afternoon exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast

Day 13 - Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Bid farewell to Vietnam as you prepare to leave.

Breakfast

AmaWaterways AmaDara - Cruising the Mekong

The 124-passenger AmaDara made her debut in 2015 and is in a class unto itself with distinct French Colonial décor and accented by Mekong artefacts made by native craftsmen.

Elegantly appointed staterooms are 251 sq. ft. and suites range from 366-502 sq. ft. Staterooms and suites feature twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include a cosy sitting area, climate-controlled air conditioning, in-room safe and mini bar. Spacious bathrooms have a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hair dryer. Suites have additional enhanced amenities with a large sitting area and bathrooms with both a shower and separate tub.

AmaDara offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a spa, fitness room, gift shop, hair salon and Sun Deck pool. The stunning Saigon Lounge provides a wonderful place to meet fellow guests, and enjoy colourful and vibrant local entertainment, including traditional Khmer Psara dancers and lively musical performances.

Savour authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the main restaurant or dine at The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant; and throughout your cruise, be treated to unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, as well as house brand spirits, local beer and soft drinks.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 48 spacious staterooms and 14 luxurious suites, all with both French and full balconies
  • Mekong restaurant with panoramic views
  • Saigon lounge with full service bar
  • Canopied Observation Lounge & Pool
  • Chef’s Table Restaurant
  • Library & reading room
  • Internet Café
  • Fitness suite, hair salon & Spa
  • Gift shop

Accommodation & Amenities

62 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 251-502 sq. ft, all feature a French balcony and Outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area and bathrooms with both a shower and a separate bath, staterooms and suites amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, climate-controlled air conditioning; plush towels, bathrobes and slippers telephone, safe and hair dryer, mini bar with bottled water replenished daily, and an in-room safe.

Luxury Suites

502 ft² – Sadec (Sun Deck) Deck

  • Fixed Super King size bed (6ft wide)
  • large verandah with loungers
  • Large bathroom with shower, bathtub, WC & wash basin
  • Enhanced sitting area with table, sofa & armchairs
  • Twin balconies with both French & sit out balconies
  • Private bathroom with shower, WC & wash basin inclusive with toiletries
  • Desk with chair and separate seating area
  • Flat-screen television with infotainment centre & satelite
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer, and mini bar with bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, bathrobe and slippers
AmaWaterways AmaDara Luxury Suite
AmaWaterways AmaDara Suite

Suite

366 ft² – Sadec (Sun Deck)

  • Enhanced sitting area with table & sofa
  • Bathroom with shower, bathtub, WC & wash basin
  • Twin or King size (UK 5ft) double beds
  • Twin balconies with both French & sit out balconies
  • Private bathroom with shower, WC & wash basin inclusive with toiletries
  • Desk with chair and separate seating area
  • Flat-screen television with infotainment centre & satelite
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer, and mini bar with bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, bathrobe and slippers

Cat. A, B & C Staterooms  251 ft²

Cat A – Saigon Deck (Upper)

Cat B – Sadec, Saigon & Tonle Deck (Sun, Upper & Main deck)

Cat C – Saigon & Tonle (Upper and Main Deck)

  • Twin or King size (UK 5ft) double beds
  • Twin balconies with both French & sit out balconies
  • Private bathroom with shower, WC & wash basin inclusive with toiletries
  • Desk with chair and separate seating area
  • Flat-screen television with infotainment centre & satelite
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer, and mini bar with bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, bathrobe and slippers
AmaWaterways AmaDara Cat A

Why Choose This Cruise?

AMA’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.

Flexible Itinerary options

We can offer the Riches of the Mekong as a 7 night cruise only holiday or with any or all of the following flexible city stays

Hanoi & Ha Long Bay – 2 nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole, Bed & breakfast (or similar), including a city tour, a trip to see the famous water puppet show.  1 nights overnight stay onboard an elegant ship in Ha Long Bay.

Siem Reap – 3 nights hotel in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Royal Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa on Bed and Breakfast (or similar), including an archaeological park tour of Angkor.

Ho Chi Minh City – 2 nights hotel stay at Sofitel Saigon Plaza on Bed & Breakfast (Or similar), including a city tour.

All transfers between the ship and hotels are included, and services of a professional cruise manager throughout your cruise and land stay.

 

Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

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.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 14AmaDaraSiem Reap£2905Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£2905  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£3304  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£2964  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£3838  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£4704  
Dec 28AmaDaraSiem Reap£2972Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£2972  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£3371  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£3571  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£3905  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£4771  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jan 8AmaDaraSiem Reap£3884Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3884  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4283  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4483  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4817  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5683  
Jan 22AmaDaraSiem Reap£3884Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3884  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4283  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4483  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4817  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5683  
Feb 5AmaDaraSiem Reap£3884Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3884  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4283  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4483  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4817  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5683  
Feb 19AmaDaraSiem Reap£3884Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3884  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4283  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4483  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4817  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5683  
Mar 5AmaDaraSiem Reap£3817Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3817  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4216  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4416  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4750  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5616  
Mar 19AmaDaraSiem Reap£3684Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3684  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4083  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4283  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4617  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5483  
Apr 2AmaDaraSiem Reap£3551Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3551  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£3950  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4150  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4484  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5350  
Apr 16AmaDaraSiem Reap£3417Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3417  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£3816  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4016  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4350  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5216  
Aug 6AmaDaraSiem Reap£3540Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3540  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£3963  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4173  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4525  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5441  
Aug 20AmaDaraSiem Reap£3610Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3610  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4032  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4243  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4595  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5511  
Sep 3AmaDaraSiem Reap£3751Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3751  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4173  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4384  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4736  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5652  
Sep 17AmaDaraSiem Reap£3892Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£3892  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4314  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4525  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£4877  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£4834  
Oct 1AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Oct 15AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Oct 29AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Nov 12AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Nov 26AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Dec 10AmaDaraSiem Reap£4033Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4033  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4666  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5018  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£5934  
Dec 24AmaDaraSiem Reap£4103Cabin Upgrades
Main/Upper DeckCat C251 ft², Twin Balcony£4103  
Main/Upper/Sun DeckCat B251 ft², Twin Balcony£4525  
Upper DeckCat A251 ft², Twin Balcony£4736  
Sun DeckSuite366 ft², Twin Balcony£5088  
Sun DeckLuxury Suite502 ft², Twin Balcony£6004  


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