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Mekong Discovery - Upriver

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Experience the colorful culture of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 4-day Mekong Discovery cruise. Begin in Phnom Penh and sail up the Mekong River on your way towards Tonle Sap Lake. Stop in the floating villages to experience the history of the region and interact with local children and monks.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Embark
Day 2 : Koh Chen | Kampong Chhnang
Day 3 : Chhnok Tru | Moat Khla
Day 4 : Prek Toal | Siem Reap, Cambodia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Celebrate the onward journey with a Khmer Apsara performance at Angkor Wat
  • Visit Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its fine craftmanship
  • Attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in the isolated village of Moat Khla

Ship

Aqua Mekong

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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

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 Koh Chen | Kampong Chhnang

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning visit Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia's king as gifts for visiting dignitaries.

In the afternoon, continue learning about Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang, the 'Port of Pottery' so-called because archaeological findings here date to the 6th century.

*A bike option is available.

Day 3 Chhnok Tru | Moat Khla

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue exploring the remote communities around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In Chhnok Tru, “slide” into an ice factory and learn from locals what it’s like to live in a town where schools, churches, pagodas, and even the karaoke bar and police station all float. After lunch, visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.

Day 4 Prek Toal | Siem Reap, Cambodia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Set off by skiff into the 22,000-hectare Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of the largest freshwater bodies in Asia and the last refuge in Southeast Asia for large waterbirds like the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis, and the elusive masked finfoot. Disembark in Siem Reap.

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Per person starting at
$3,855
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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
‚Äč*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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