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Charms of the Mekong

Cruise along the Mekong through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia to discover rural villages, ancient temples, the lively cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and enjoy a special blessing by Buddhist monks. Includes post-cruise hotel stay in Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, exciting guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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7 nights from £1257pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Monks in Phnom Penh
  • National Museum, Phnom Penh
  • Rice Paddies, Vietnam

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Exclusive Blue Water fly-cruise package from just £3324pp! Including 7-night cruise, 2-night stays in Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap, return flights from UK and overseas transfers. T&Cs apply

Charms of the Mekong Special Offer

Enjoy a glimpse into another era, where people still honour timeless traditions passed down from their ancestors on this cruise along the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Learn about French writer Marguerite Duras in Sa Dec and visit local workshops in Cai Be and Tan Chau. Cross over the border in Cambodia to Phnom Penh where there is an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Phnom Penh is home to the magnificent Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and National Museum, and the city's beautiful French colonial architecture can be admired on a traditional tuk tuk ride.

Enjoy an unforgettable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery in Oudong, a real highlight of the cruise. Observe traditional silk weaving at Oknhatey Village and see how old cultural traditions are kept alive at Angkor Ban.

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Charms of the Mekong Itinerary

Day 1 - My Tho Port

Embark AmaDara at My Tho Port. Meet your fellow travellers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Cai Be. (D)

Day 2 - Cai Be - Sa Dec

Travel by local boat to Cai Be where there is the chance to visit candy and rice paper-making workshops. Later, journey to Sa Dec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Dumas spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Dura's Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Tan Chau

This morning, visit the beautiful town of Tan Chau, barely touched by tourism. Enjoy an authentic experience with a traditional trishaw ride around the town, stopping at silk-making and rattan mat workshops then board a small boat and cruise through the narrow channels of the Mekong, stopping at "Evergreen Island". Alternatively just take the boat ride followed by a visit to a rattan mat workshop. Later, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

This morning's excursion visits the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre. Alternatively there is the option to visit the Central Market. After lunch on board, join a guided tour of the city's sights, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Tonight on board local children will perform Khmer folk dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Oudong Kampong - Tralach - Phnom Penh

Visit Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia, where you can receive a special Buddhist blessing at a monastery, a truly unforgettable experience. Continue to Kampong Tralach where you can enjoy an authentic oxcart ride through a local riverside village. Later, view Phnom Penh's French colonial architecture on a tuk tuk ride around the city. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Oknhatey Village

Oknhatey is known as the Silk Island and is famous for its silk weaving tradition. Visit a local elementary school and see traditional silk weaving. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham

Enjoy a walking tour of Angkor Ban, where villagers still live in traditional wooden homes on stilts. Set sail for Kampong Chang, where a coach will take you to the legendary Twin Mountains. Tonight there is a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Kampong Cham

Disembark in Kampong Cham

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaDara
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party and Dinner

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Return flights from the UK - we can arrange these to suit

Cruise Extensions

  • Ho Chi Minh City Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Please call us for details
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, and post-cruise hotel stays in Hanoi (3 nights) and Ha Long Bay (1 night). Please call us for details
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1960
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    • Oct 31st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1960
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      Blue Water Price from: £1960 Blue Water Price from: £2498 Blue Water Price from: £2728 Blue Water Price from: £3113 Blue Water Price from: £4190
  • November
    • Nov 14th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2535
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    • Nov 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1960
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      Blue Water Price from: £1960 Blue Water Price from: £2498 Blue Water Price from: £2728 Blue Water Price from: £3113 Blue Water Price from: £4190
  • December
    • Dec 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1785
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    • Dec 26th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1960
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      Blue Water Price from: £1960 Blue Water Price from: £2498 Blue Water Price from: £2728 Blue Water Price from: £3113 Blue Water Price from: £4190

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 9th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2412
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      Blue Water Price from: £2412 Blue Water Price from: £2950 Blue Water Price from: £3180 Blue Water Price from: £3565 Blue Water Price from: £4642
    • Jan 23rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2612
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      Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £3150 Blue Water Price from: £3380 Blue Water Price from: £3765 Blue Water Price from: £4842
  • February
    • Feb 6th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2612
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      Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £3150 Blue Water Price from: £3380 Blue Water Price from: £3765 Blue Water Price from: £4842
    • Feb 20th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2237
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      Blue Water Price from: £2237 Blue Water Price from: £2775 Blue Water Price from: £3005 Blue Water Price from: £3390 Blue Water Price from: £4467
  • March
    • Mar 6th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2037
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      Blue Water Price from: £2037 Blue Water Price from: £2575 Blue Water Price from: £2805 Blue Water Price from: £3190 Blue Water Price from: £4267
    • Mar 20th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2458
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      Blue Water Price from: £2458 Blue Water Price from: £2996 Blue Water Price from: £3226 Blue Water Price from: £3611 Blue Water Price from: £4688
  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1729
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      Blue Water Price from: £1729 Blue Water Price from: £2267 Blue Water Price from: £2497 Blue Water Price from: £2882 Blue Water Price from: £3959
    • Apr 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1950
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      Blue Water Price from: £1950 Blue Water Price from: £2488 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £3103 Blue Water Price from: £4180
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1257
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      Blue Water Price from: £1257 Blue Water Price from: £1795 Blue Water Price from: £2025 Blue Water Price from: £2410 Blue Water Price from: £3487
    • Aug 21st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1257
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      Blue Water Price from: £1257 Blue Water Price from: £1795 Blue Water Price from: £2025 Blue Water Price from: £2410 Blue Water Price from: £3487
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1411
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      Blue Water Price from: £1411 Blue Water Price from: £1949 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2564 Blue Water Price from: £3641
    • Sep 18th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1565
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      Blue Water Price from: £1565 Blue Water Price from: £2103 Blue Water Price from: £2333 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £3795
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1894
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      Blue Water Price from: £1894 Blue Water Price from: £2432 Blue Water Price from: £2662 Blue Water Price from: £3047 Blue Water Price from: £4124
    • Oct 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201
    • Oct 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201
  • November
    • Nov 13th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201
    • Nov 27th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201
  • December
    • Dec 11th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201
    • Dec 25th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1971
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £4201

2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 8th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2248
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2248 Blue Water Price from: £2786 Blue Water Price from: £3016 Blue Water Price from: £3401 Blue Water Price from: £4478
    • Jan 22nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2248
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2248 Blue Water Price from: £2786 Blue Water Price from: £3016 Blue Water Price from: £3401 Blue Water Price from: £4478
  • February
    • Feb 5th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2248
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2248 Blue Water Price from: £2786 Blue Water Price from: £3016 Blue Water Price from: £3401 Blue Water Price from: £4478
    • Feb 19th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2248
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2248 Blue Water Price from: £2786 Blue Water Price from: £3016 Blue Water Price from: £3401 Blue Water Price from: £4478
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2048
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      Blue Water Price from: £2048 Blue Water Price from: £2586 Blue Water Price from: £2816 Blue Water Price from: £3201 Blue Water Price from: £4278
    • Mar 18th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1894
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      Blue Water Price from: £1894 Blue Water Price from: £2432 Blue Water Price from: £2662 Blue Water Price from: £3047 Blue Water Price from: £4124
  • April
    • Apr 1st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1740
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      Blue Water Price from: £1740 Blue Water Price from: £2278 Blue Water Price from: £2508 Blue Water Price from: £2893 Blue Water Price from: £3970
    • Apr 15th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1586
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      Blue Water Price from: £1586 Blue Water Price from: £2124 Blue Water Price from: £2354 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3816

Price Information

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