AmaWaterways

Riches of the Mekong Vietnam & Cambodia

Number of nights: 14 | Prices From: €3,999 | Location: Asia | Dates: January February March April August September October November December | Year: 2019 2020 | ★★★★★

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Enjoy 3 nights exploring the wonders of Angkor Wat before embarking your exotic Mekong cruise in Prek Kdam, Cambodia. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in My Tho Port, outside of Ho Chi Minh City and then transfer to the Ho Chi Minh for a 2 night stay post cruise.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Fly to Siem Reap – overnight flight via Dubai and Bangkok
  • DAY 2: ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP
    Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Khmer empire.
  • DAY 3: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
    Begin your morning exploration of the Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom, meaning “the great city.” This is home to Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. You’ll then visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the “Kingdom of Trees,” for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, meaning “Citadel of Women,” as it has been said that the carving is too fine to have been done by the hand of man. Cap this memorable day off with a special “Apsara Dance Show” at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
  • DAY 4: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
    Discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat. This is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed and a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. (B,D)
  • DAY 5: SIEM REAP – PREK KDAM – EMBARKATION
    Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, for your seven-night cruise. Take a leisurely walk through Koh Chen, which specializes in silver- and copper-smithing. As you walk through the village, listen to the villagers tapping with small hammers and watch as they make jewelry and other ornamental items out of silver and copper, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, which are used in traditional ceremonies. Meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship sails to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6: KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH -OUDONG
    A local motorboat takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here as well as tranquil floating villages and its busy market. Be treated to an authentic experience, an ox cart ride through a local village. Afterwards, you’ll take a motorcoach to Oudong, situated on a picturesque hillside. Oudong was Cambodia’s former royal capital from 17th century until 1866; today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, you’ll visit one of Cambodia’s largest monasteries, where you’ll be treated to a memorable Buddhist blessing ceremony. Your ship departs for Oknhatey Village and moors midstream. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7: OKNHATEY VILLAGE – PHNOM PENH
    Koh Oknhatey, or “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River, is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. You’ll go to Oknhatey, where you’ll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Later, your ship departs for Phnom Penh, the vibrant colorful capital of Cambodia. Experience Phnom Penh via an authentic tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city’s French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. During the evening on board, enjoy a Khmer folk performance presented by local children. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8: PHNOM PENH
    You will have a choice of excursions this morning. Visit Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) or, if you prefer to stay in Phnom Penh, you can visit the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 9: PHNOM PENH – BORDER CROSSING – TAN CHAU
    Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 10: TAN CHAU – SA DEC
    Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to get an authentic experience and take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 11: SA DEC – XEO QUYT – CAI BE
    Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour. Later, board a motorcoach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper-making workshops and the historic Kiet Old House. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
  • DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY – DISEMBARKATION
    Disembark the AmaDara in My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam’s former capital of Indochina was once known as the “Paris of the Orient,” and today, it is an industrial, cultural and educational hub. Explore such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum before visiting the Ben Thanh Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)
  • DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY
    Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
  • DAY 14: DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY
    Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and prepare for your homeward flight to Larnaca via Dubai. (B)
  • DAY 15: Arrive Larnaca
Dates Balcony Suite
24 Jan 2019 Sold Out € 6,499
7 Feb 2019 € 5,999 Sold Out
21 Feb 2019 € 5,899 € 7,399
7 Mar 2019 € 5,599 € 6,299
21 Mar 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
31 Mar 2019 € 5,499 € 5,899
18 Apr 2019 € 4,999 € 5,699
8 Aug 2019 € 3,999 € 4,499
22 Aug 2019 € 4,299 € 4,799
5 Sep 2019 € 4,399 € 4,999
19 Sep 2019 € 4,999 € 5,599
3 Oct 2019 € 4,999 € 5,799
18 Oct 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
31 Oct 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
14 Nov 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
28 Nov 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
12 Dec 2019 € 5,399 € 5,999
26 Dec 2019 € 5,399 € 5,799
9 Jan 2020 € 5,499 € 5,999
23 Jan 2020 € 5,499 € 5,999
6 Feb 2020 € 5,499 € 5,999
20 Feb 2020 € 5,499 € 5,999
5 Mar 2020 € 4,999 € 5,999
19 Mar 2020 € 5,399 € 6,099
2 Apr 2020 € 4,499 € 5,799
16 Apr 2020 € 4,599 € 5,699
All prices are per person and are based on 2 people sharing a room/cabin. Single supplements do apply. All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Return economy flights from Larnaca
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner on board the ship
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast

Number of nights: 14 | Prices From: €3,999 | Location: Asia | Dates: January February March April August September October November December | Year: 2019 2020 | ★★★★★

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