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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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 guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1067pp

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

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save £550pp on Sep 2019 - Apr 2020 departures! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Book by 31 Oct 2019

Save up to £850pp on Aug 2020 - Apr 2021 departures! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Book by 31 Dec 2019

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. Extend your holiday with pre or post-cruise hotel stays in Vietnam and Cambodia. Please contact us for more details.

F441 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Charms of the Mekong Itinerary

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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 - Siem Reap

Disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer by coach to Siem Reap. (B)

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

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia

Cruise Extensions

  • Ho Chi Minh City Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City from £266pp. Please call us for details
  • Siem Reap Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise hotel stay in Siem Reap from £466pp. 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 Siem Reap (2 nights), Hanoi (3 nights) and Ha Long Bay (1 night) from £1706pp. Please call us for details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1610
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2160 Brochure Price from: £2582 Brochure Price from: £2793 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £4061
      Blue Water Price from: £1610 Blue Water Price from: £2032 Blue Water Price from: £2243 Blue Water Price from: £2595 Blue Water Price from: £3511
  • October
    • Oct 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1680
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
      Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2102 Blue Water Price from: £2313 Blue Water Price from: £2665 Blue Water Price from: £3581
  • November
    • Nov 11th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1680
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
      Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2102 Blue Water Price from: £2313 Blue Water Price from: £2665 Blue Water Price from: £3581
    • Nov 25th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1680
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
      Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2102 Blue Water Price from: £2313 Blue Water Price from: £2665 Blue Water Price from: £3581
  • December
    • Dec 9th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1680
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
      Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2102 Blue Water Price from: £2313 Blue Water Price from: £2665 Blue Water Price from: £3581
    • Dec 23rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1680
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
      Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2102 Blue Water Price from: £2313 Blue Water Price from: £2665 Blue Water Price from: £3581

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 6th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2650
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £2886 Blue Water Price from: £2650 Blue Water Price from: £2817 Blue Water Price from: £3094 Blue Water Price from: £3872
    • Jan 20th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1886
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1886 Blue Water Price from: £2404 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2996 Blue Water Price from: £4033
  • February
    • Feb 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1886
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1886 Blue Water Price from: £2404 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2996 Blue Water Price from: £4033
    • Feb 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1886
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1886 Blue Water Price from: £2650 Blue Water Price from: £2817 Blue Water Price from: £3094 Blue Water Price from: £3872
  • March
    • Mar 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1886
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1886 Blue Water Price from: £2404 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2996 Blue Water Price from: £4033
    • Mar 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1737
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2287 Brochure Price from: £2805 Brochure Price from: £3027 Brochure Price from: £3397 Brochure Price from: £4434
      Blue Water Price from: £1737 Blue Water Price from: £2255 Blue Water Price from: £2477 Blue Water Price from: £2847 Blue Water Price from: £3884
    • Mar 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1589
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2139 Brochure Price from: £2657 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £4286
      Blue Water Price from: £1589 Blue Water Price from: £2427 Blue Water Price from: £2594 Blue Water Price from: £2871 Blue Water Price from: £3649
  • April
    • Apr 13th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1441
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £1991 Brochure Price from: £2509 Brochure Price from: £2731 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £4138
      Blue Water Price from: £1441 Blue Water Price from: £1959 Blue Water Price from: £2181 Blue Water Price from: £2551 Blue Water Price from: £3588
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1067
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £1917 Brochure Price from: £2435 Brochure Price from: £2657 Brochure Price from: £3027 Brochure Price from: £4064
      Blue Water Price from: £1067 Blue Water Price from: £1585 Blue Water Price from: £1807 Blue Water Price from: £2177 Blue Water Price from: £3214
    • Aug 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1067
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £1917 Brochure Price from: £2435 Brochure Price from: £2657 Brochure Price from: £3027 Brochure Price from: £4064
      Blue Water Price from: £1067 Blue Water Price from: £1585 Blue Water Price from: £1807 Blue Water Price from: £2177 Blue Water Price from: £3214
    • Aug 31st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1215
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2065 Brochure Price from: £2583 Brochure Price from: £2805 Brochure Price from: £3175 Brochure Price from: £4212
      Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1733 Blue Water Price from: £1955 Blue Water Price from: £2325 Blue Water Price from: £3362
  • September
    • Sep 14th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1363
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2213 Brochure Price from: £2731 Brochure Price from: £2953 Brochure Price from: £3323 Brochure Price from: £4360
      Blue Water Price from: £1363 Blue Water Price from: £1881 Blue Water Price from: £2103 Blue Water Price from: £2473 Blue Water Price from: £3510
    • Sep 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1511
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2361 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3471 Brochure Price from: £4508
      Blue Water Price from: £1511 Blue Water Price from: £2029 Blue Water Price from: £2251 Blue Water Price from: £2621 Blue Water Price from: £3658
  • October
    • Oct 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1586
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1586 Blue Water Price from: £2104 Blue Water Price from: £2326 Blue Water Price from: £2696 Blue Water Price from: £3733
    • Oct 26th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1586
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1586 Blue Water Price from: £2104 Blue Water Price from: £2326 Blue Water Price from: £2696 Blue Water Price from: £3733
  • November
    • Nov 9th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1986
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1986 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2726 Blue Water Price from: £3096 Blue Water Price from: £4133
    • Nov 23rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1986
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1986 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2726 Blue Water Price from: £3096 Blue Water Price from: £4133
  • December
    • Dec 7th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1986
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1986 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2726 Blue Water Price from: £3096 Blue Water Price from: £4133
    • Dec 21st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1986
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
      Blue Water Price from: £1986 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2726 Blue Water Price from: £3096 Blue Water Price from: £4133

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 4th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2060
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2510 Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £4657
      Blue Water Price from: £2060 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2800 Blue Water Price from: £3170 Blue Water Price from: £4207
    • Jan 18th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2060
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2510 Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £4657
      Blue Water Price from: £2060 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2800 Blue Water Price from: £3170 Blue Water Price from: £4207
  • February
    • Feb 1st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2060
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2510 Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £4657
      Blue Water Price from: £2060 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2800 Blue Water Price from: £3170 Blue Water Price from: £4207
    • Feb 15th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2060
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2510 Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £4657
      Blue Water Price from: £2060 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2800 Blue Water Price from: £3170 Blue Water Price from: £4207
  • March
    • Mar 1st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1660
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2510 Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £4657
      Blue Water Price from: £1660 Blue Water Price from: £2178 Blue Water Price from: £2400 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3807
    • Mar 15th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1511
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2361 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3471 Brochure Price from: £4508
      Blue Water Price from: £1511 Blue Water Price from: £2029 Blue Water Price from: £2251 Blue Water Price from: £2621 Blue Water Price from: £3658
    • Mar 29th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1363
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2213 Brochure Price from: £2731 Brochure Price from: £2953 Brochure Price from: £3323 Brochure Price from: £4360
      Blue Water Price from: £1363 Blue Water Price from: £1881 Blue Water Price from: £2103 Blue Water Price from: £2473 Blue Water Price from: £3510
  • April
    • Apr 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1215
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2065 Brochure Price from: £2583 Brochure Price from: £2805 Brochure Price from: £3175 Brochure Price from: £4212
      Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1733 Blue Water Price from: £1955 Blue Water Price from: £2325 Blue Water Price from: £3362
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