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

Cruise Only
7 nights from £737pp

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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Hot Offer - Save £1000pp on Jun 2019 - Apr 2020 departures! Book by 31 Aug 2019. Prices shown include discount

Exclusive £50pp on all other departures!

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.

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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

  • August
    • Aug 5th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £737
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    • Aug 19th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £737
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  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £878
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    • Sep 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1019
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    • Sep 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1160
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  • October
    • Oct 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1230
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  • November
    • Nov 11th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1230
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    • Nov 25th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1230
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  • December
    • Dec 9th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1230
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      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
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    • Dec 23rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1230
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      Brochure Price from: £2230 Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £4131
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 6th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1436
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    • Jan 20th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1436
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      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
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  • February
    • Feb 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1436
      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
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    • Feb 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1436
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      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
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  • March
    • Mar 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1436
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    • Mar 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1287
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    • Mar 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1139
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  • April
    • Apr 13th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £991
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  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1867
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    • Aug 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1867
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      Brochure Price from: £1917 Brochure Price from: £2435 Brochure Price from: £2657 Brochure Price from: £3027 Brochure Price from: £4064
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    • Aug 31st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2015
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  • September
    • Sep 14th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2163
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    • Sep 28th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2311
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  • October
    • Oct 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
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      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
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    • Oct 26th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
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      Brochure Price from: £2436 Brochure Price from: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3176 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4583
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  • November
    • Nov 9th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
      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
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    • Nov 23rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
      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
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  • December
    • Dec 7th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
      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
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    • Dec 21st - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2386
      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: £2386 Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £4533
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