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 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
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
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
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.
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
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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First Deck Mekong Suite
Luxurious suites which feature floor-to-ceiling panoramic ceilings, California King beds, and individual sleek bathrooms.
Second Deck Mekong Balcony Suite
Luxurious balcony suites which feature floor-to-ceiling panoramic ceilings, California King beds, and individual sleek bathrooms.
Children Sail FREE
Family Savings - Children between the ages of 7 and 12 sail for FREE when sharing with both parents in a triple cabin or with a single parent in a double cabin. Book before August 11, 2016. *2016 Departures between May 6 - August 12 & 2017 departures between May 5 - August 11. Offer excludes departures between May 24 - June 21, 2016 & June 2 - June 30, 2017.
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
*All meals while onboard the Aqua Mekong
*All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
*Group transfers to/from vessel and the meeting points in Siem Reap and Saigon
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.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!