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Mekong Discovery - Downriver

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Experience the colorful culture of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 4-day cruise. Begin in Phnom Penh and sail down the Mekong River on your way towards Ho Chi Minh City. Stop in the floating villages to experience the history of the region and interact with local villagers and monks. ​

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Embark
Day 2 : Ka'om Samnor | Vinh Xuong Border Crossing | Chau Doc | My An Hung
Day 3 : Binh Thanh/Sa Dec | Cai Be
Day 4 : My Tho | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore My An Hung and walk through the verdant plantations
  • Learn about local traditions while visiting a local's home
  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temples

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Aqua Mekong

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the floating village of Tonle Sap Beautiful architecture in Tonle Sap Experience beautiful scenery as you cruise up the Mekong A young boy plays in the Mekong off the village of Tonle Sap Monks outside the temple

Day 1 Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Embark

Embark the Aqua Mekong in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Once aboard, celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Day 2 Ka'om Samnor | Vinh Xuong Border Crossing | Chau Doc | My An Hung

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Say ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ as you cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a vibrant border town where you take the local rickshaw called xe loi for a trip around town or pedal 18 kilometers on the peaceful island of Long Khanh. In the afternoon, visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where you walk through verdant plantations. You are invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers, followed by a unique unicorn dance.

*Biking option is available if you wish to explore on wheels.

Day 3 Binh Thanh/Sa Dec | Cai Be

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where you can peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Continue downstream for Cai Be, zigzagging in your sampan past lone fishermen on their long tail boats. Later, your skiffs moor at a wooden pier. Here in Cai Be, walk or bike ride among high-roofed open courtyard houses, some dating back more than 100 years, and currently inhabited by gracious locals who invite you to glimpse their property.

Day 4 My Tho | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in My Tho, Vietnam. En route to Ho Chi Minh, stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temples in the region. Notice the mixed architectural style and see three large buddha statues plus an impressive collection of bonsai trees.

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$3,660
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Notes

Single Supplement: 25% in addition to the double rate as posted.
Child Policy: 7 year age minimum on all departures, children under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount.
Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount
Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night

Included:
*All meals while onboard the Aqua Mekong
*All excursions
​*Biking
*All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
*Laundry services
*Group transfers to/from vessel and the meeting points in Siem Reap and Saigon
*Internet wireless

Excluded:
*Air tickets
*Guide and crew gratuities
*Boutique purchases
*Spa treatments
*Visa fees
*Private transfers

Please note:
The above itinerary is subject to weather conditions and water levels of the Mekong River and its tributaries. During low water season, December - Mid August, the above itinerary may deviate slightly to optimize wildlife viewing and explorations.

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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