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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.
Explore the floating village of Tonle SapMonks outside the templeExperience beautiful scenery as you cruise up the MekongA young boy plays in the Mekong off the village of Tonle SapBeautiful architecture in Tonle Sap
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
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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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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The dining room aboard the Aqua Mekong

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Notes

*Join Jean-Michel Cousteau on the September 18, 2018 special-edition departure. Travel with a world-renewed explorer, filmmaker, educator, and champion of ocean conservation.​ Enjoy unique opportunities for interaction and inspiration. A limited number of spaces are available.

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.

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