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Mekong Explorer - Round-trip Phnom Penh

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Delve deeper into the captivating landscape on this 5-day Mekong River explorer cruise. Concentrating solely on Cambodia’s timeless pastoral serenity, travel back in time as you sail downriver. Stop in charming floating villages and interact with the local peoples of the area, and explore the colorful markets and cultural sites which line the shores.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Mekong River - Phnom Penh - Cambodia | Embark
Day 2 : Tonle Sap River - Koh Chen - Kampong Prasat - Cambodia
Day 3 : Tonle Sap River - Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach - Cambodia
Day 4 : Mekong River - Koh Oknha Tey - Preah Prosop - Cambodia
Day 5 : Mekong River - Phnom Penh - Cambodia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Watch artisans produce the magnificent silverware favored by Khmer royalty
  • Disembark among the lotuses for an ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap
  • Admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma

Ship

Aqua Mekong

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Aerial view of Angkor Wat Aspara dancers near the Angkor Wat ruins Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia A Killing Fields offering in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Statues located at the temple of Wat Nokor. Cycling near the ruins of Angkor Wat

Day 1 Mekong River - Phnom Penh - Cambodia | Embark

Meet you at the Phnom Penh TS1 Port for check-in to your 3-story, five star Mekong abode. Welcome aboard. Leave you to settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed. Together lets 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 Tonle Sap River - Koh Chen - Kampong Prasat - Cambodia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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, a walking tour of Kampong Prasat offers a close up perspective on local lives and their riverside environment.

Day 3 Tonle Sap River - Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach - Cambodia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 these dry months residents take refuge in the relative cool of these outdoor impromptu living rooms.

Day 4 Mekong River - Koh Oknha Tey - Preah Prosop - Cambodia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On this river of time you can admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma, the ubiquitous item no Khmer lives without. Explore the riverbank on two wheels if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch houses perched on spindly wooden stilts while white oxen wade just offshore. After lunch, board your marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.

Day 5 Mekong River - Phnom Penh - Cambodia | Disembark

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

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Per person starting at
$3,780
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:
*All meals while onboard the Aqua Mekong
*All excursions
*All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
*Laundry
*Bike use
*Group transfers
*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.
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