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Mekong Discovery - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (Extension)

Low water - Example 4 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Mekong
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Cruise along Asia’s  incredible Mekong River, located between Vietnam and Cambodia. The longest river in Southeast Asia and the 12th  longest on earth, the Mekong is also a hub for Vietnamese culture and a major transportation route for villagers living in the Delta. From floating markets selling fish, coconut candy, tropical fruit, vegetables and flowers to bee farms that line the river, the Mekong throbs from before sunrise to after dark with vital economic activity. Watch artisans producing the magnificent silverware favored by Khmer royalty. Discover the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or enjoy simply shopping at a local Russian Market.
Aqua MekongA local sells produce in the floating marketMonks above the water in Tonle SapRoyal Palace in Phnom PenhMonks outside the temple
Highlights
  • Learn about a uniquely Buddhist practice at the Vipassana Dhura Mandala
  • Enjoy a unique ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap riverbanks
  • Visit the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the Khmer art collection
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Embark

Arrive and board the ship in Phnom Penh to celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river. Enjoy a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Day 2: Tonle sap River | Koh Chen | Kampong Prasat

In the silversmith village of Koh Chen, watch artisans producing the magnificent silverware favored by Khmer royalty. Continue to Udong, the royal capital from the 17-19th centuries, where you can learn about a uniquely challenging Buddhist practice at the Vipassana Dhura Mandala, a meditation center. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Kampong Prasat that offers a close-up perspective on local lives and their riverside environment.

Day 3: Kampong Chhnang | Kampong Tralach

In the cooler hours, head into the lush countryside to visit traditional potters and palm-sugar producers, astride mountain bikes or chauffeured by shaded tuk-tuk. Into the rice paddies, pedal to watch wizened masters scale sky-piercing palms towering over you. Cruise across the glassy water and disembark among the lotuses for an ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap riverbanks, past lacquered wooden houses where during dry months residents take refuge in the relative cool of these outdoor impromptu living rooms.

Day 4: Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Visit the Cambodian capital by a motorized tuk-tuk and explore the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. Discover the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shop at the Russian Market. Disembark.

During low water season, cruise vessels are not able to travel up to the Tonle Sap Lake due to the water level. Airplane transfers via Cambodian Angkor Air are included in your cruise fare in order to continue your Cambodian adventure with Siem Reap and its ancient lost city of Angkor Wat. Requests for flight changes and/or upgrades are not available. Please kindly inform the Reservations team should you choose to remain in Phnom Penh after disembarkation.

Note: Itineraries may be subject to change according to local weather and water conditions.

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Per person starting at
$4,560 2-3 travelers
Interconnecting suite on board the Aqua Mekong
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First Deck Mekong Suite
Averaging 322 sq. ft. 10 luxurious suites, 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds convertible into two twin beds, air conditioned, and en-suite sleek bathrooms.
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Second Deck Mekong Suite
Averaging 322 sq. ft. 10 luxurious suites, 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, California King beds convertible into two twin beds, air conditioned, and en-suite sleek bathrooms.

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
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Group transfers to/from vessel and the meeting points for For Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap embarkation/disembarkation only.
  • Biking
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • All meals while on board
  • Small-group excursions with expert guides.
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Visa
  • Private Transfers
  • Boutique purchases
  • Cocktails
  • Massage services

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