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+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 post-cruise hotel stay in Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, return flights from the UK and overseas transfers, exciting guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Fly Cruise
11 nights from £2335pp

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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Special flight-inclusive package prices with savings of up to £900pp! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

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. This fantastic holiday concludes with a 2-night hotel stay in Siem Reap, during which you'll discover the incredible temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei.

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Charms of the Mekong Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Overnight flight from the UK to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer by coach to Siem Reap for a two-night hotel stay. Visit nearby Ta Prohm and see the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick vegetation. (B, D)

Day 10 - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei

This morning, you will explore the temple complex of Angkor Wat, the most iconic of all Angkorian temples. This afternoon, head to Banteay Srei, which means 'Citadel of Women'. This evening, enjoy a special 'Aspara Dancing Show' at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)

Day 11 - Angkor Thom - Siem Reap - UK

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Angkor Thom which is home to the Bayon Temple, renowned for its stone faces as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Later, head to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.

Day 12 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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
  • 2-night post-cruise hotel stay in Siem Reap
  • Return flights from London or Manchester (other airports available at a supplement) and overseas transfers
  • 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

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3259
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      Brochure Price from: £3309 Brochure Price from: £3827 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4419 Brochure Price from: £5456
      Blue Water Price from: £3259 Blue Water Price from: £3777 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4369 Blue Water Price from: £5406
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2335
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3235 Brochure Price from: £3753 Brochure Price from: £3975 Brochure Price from: £4345 Brochure Price from: £5382
      Blue Water Price from: £2335 Blue Water Price from: £2853 Blue Water Price from: £3075 Blue Water Price from: £3445 Blue Water Price from: £4482
    • Aug 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2335
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3235 Brochure Price from: £3753 Brochure Price from: £3975 Brochure Price from: £4345 Brochure Price from: £5382
      Blue Water Price from: £2335 Blue Water Price from: £2853 Blue Water Price from: £3075 Blue Water Price from: £3445 Blue Water Price from: £4482
    • Aug 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2483
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3383 Brochure Price from: £3901 Brochure Price from: £4123 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £5530
      Blue Water Price from: £2483 Blue Water Price from: £3001 Blue Water Price from: £3223 Blue Water Price from: £3593 Blue Water Price from: £4630
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2631
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3531 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4271 Brochure Price from: £4641 Brochure Price from: £5678
      Blue Water Price from: £2631 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3371 Blue Water Price from: £3741 Blue Water Price from: £4778
    • Sep 27th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2979
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3679 Brochure Price from: £4197 Brochure Price from: £4419 Brochure Price from: £4789 Brochure Price from: £5826
      Blue Water Price from: £2979 Blue Water Price from: £3497 Blue Water Price from: £3719 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5126
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3054
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3604 Brochure Price from: £4122 Brochure Price from: £4344 Brochure Price from: £4714 Brochure Price from: £5751
      Blue Water Price from: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3572 Blue Water Price from: £3794 Blue Water Price from: £4164 Blue Water Price from: £5201
    • Oct 25th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3054
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3604 Brochure Price from: £4122 Brochure Price from: £4344 Brochure Price from: £4714 Brochure Price from: £5751
      Blue Water Price from: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3572 Blue Water Price from: £3794 Blue Water Price from: £4164 Blue Water Price from: £5201
  • November
    • Nov 8th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3554
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3604 Brochure Price from: £4122 Brochure Price from: £4344 Brochure Price from: £4714 Brochure Price from: £5751
      Blue Water Price from: £3554 Blue Water Price from: £4072 Blue Water Price from: £4294 Blue Water Price from: £4664 Blue Water Price from: £5701
    • Nov 22nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3554
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3604 Brochure Price from: £4122 Brochure Price from: £4344 Brochure Price from: £4714 Brochure Price from: £5751
      Blue Water Price from: £3554 Blue Water Price from: £4072 Blue Water Price from: £4294 Blue Water Price from: £4664 Blue Water Price from: £5701
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3054
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3754 Brochure Price from: £4272 Brochure Price from: £4494 Brochure Price from: £4864 Brochure Price from: £5901
      Blue Water Price from: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3572 Blue Water Price from: £3794 Blue Water Price from: £4164 Blue Water Price from: £5201
    • Dec 20th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3054
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3754 Brochure Price from: £4272 Brochure Price from: £4494 Brochure Price from: £4864 Brochure Price from: £5901
      Blue Water Price from: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3572 Blue Water Price from: £3794 Blue Water Price from: £4164 Blue Water Price from: £5201

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3328
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3678 Brochure Price from: £4196 Brochure Price from: £4418 Brochure Price from: £4788 Brochure Price from: £5825
      Blue Water Price from: £3328 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4068 Blue Water Price from: £4438 Blue Water Price from: £5475
    • Jan 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3328
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3678 Brochure Price from: £4196 Brochure Price from: £4418 Brochure Price from: £4788 Brochure Price from: £5825
      Blue Water Price from: £3328 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4068 Blue Water Price from: £4438 Blue Water Price from: £5475
    • Jan 31st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3328
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3678 Brochure Price from: £4196 Brochure Price from: £4418 Brochure Price from: £4788 Brochure Price from: £5825
      Blue Water Price from: £3328 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4068 Blue Water Price from: £4438 Blue Water Price from: £5475
  • February
    • Feb 14th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3328
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3678 Brochure Price from: £4196 Brochure Price from: £4418 Brochure Price from: £4788 Brochure Price from: £5825
      Blue Water Price from: £3328 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4068 Blue Water Price from: £4438 Blue Water Price from: £5475
    • Feb 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3478
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3828 Brochure Price from: £4346 Brochure Price from: £4568 Brochure Price from: £4938 Brochure Price from: £5975
      Blue Water Price from: £3478 Blue Water Price from: £3996 Blue Water Price from: £4218 Blue Water Price from: £4588 Blue Water Price from: £5625
  • March
    • Mar 14th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3329
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3679 Brochure Price from: £4197 Brochure Price from: £4419 Brochure Price from: £4789 Brochure Price from: £5826
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3847 Blue Water Price from: £4069 Blue Water Price from: £4439 Blue Water Price from: £5476
  • April
    • Apr 11th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3033
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3383 Brochure Price from: £3901 Brochure Price from: £4123 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £5530
      Blue Water Price from: £3033 Blue Water Price from: £3551 Blue Water Price from: £3773 Blue Water Price from: £4143 Blue Water Price from: £5180
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