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Riches of the Mekong

A superb holiday combining a 7-night cruise along the Mekong through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia with hotel stays in lively Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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12 nights from £2166pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Angkor Wat
  • Stilt houses, Siem Reap
  • Tonle Sap Lake
  • Kampong Chhnang
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh
  • Sa Dec market
  • Ho Chi Minh City

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This fantastic Mekong holiday begins with a three-night hotel stay in Siem Reap, gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor Archaelogical Park. Admire the impressive Bayon Temple, renowned for its stone faces, and the iconic Angkor Wat.

Board your luxurious ship moored at Kampong Cham, gateway to the Twin Mountains known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. Enjoy a walking tour of Angkor Ban with its traditional wooden houses, before heading to Oknhatey Village which is renowned for its silk weaving. Receive a special Buddhist blessing at a monastery in historic Oudong, enjoy an oxcart ride from Kampong Tralach through rice paddies, and see the iconic sights of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's fascinating capital, from the magnificent Royal Palace to the spectacular Silver Pagoda.

Explore picturesque Tan Chau, a town barely touched by tourism, visit Mr Huynh Thuy Le's house in Sa Dec, and discover Cai Be's beautiful floating market, before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon for a 2-night post-cruise hotel stay. See the key sights including Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market, and enjoy a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Riches of the Mekong River Itinerary

Day 1-3 - Siem Reap

Arrive in Siem Reap and check-in to your hotel for a 3-night hotel stay. Spend the next couple of days exploring the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Bayon Temple, renowned for its stone faces. You will also visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei and the iconic Angkor Wat, built by King Suryavarman II. In addition, you will enjoy a special Aspara Dancing Show one evening. (B,D)

Day 4 - Siem Reap - Kampong Cham

Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored in Kampong Cham. Board a coach and discover the Twin Mountains known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. Later, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (B,L, D)

Day 5 - Angkor Ban - Oknhatey Village

This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour to the village of Angkor Ban. Villagers still live in wooden abodes and keep their traditions alive. Later, the ship cruises to Oknhatey or 'Silk Island' which is renowned for its silk weaving. Visit a local elementary school and observe silk weaving. Angkor Ban may be inaccessible between August and September. Wat Hanchey will be visited instead. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

This morning, transfer to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, where you can receive a special Buddhist blessing at a monastery. Continue to Kampong Tralach where you can enjoy an oxcart ride through rice paddies. Later, your ship departs for Phnom Penh, Cambodia's fascinating capital. An afternoon tuk tuk tour is a superb introduction to the city. Khmer folk performance on board this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Phnom Penh

This morning's excursion visits the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre. There is also the option to visit the Central Market. After lunch, join a guided tour of the city's sights, including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau (Vietnam)

Spend a day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec

This morning, visit the beautiful town of Tan Chau, barely touched by tourism. Enjoy a traditional trishaw ride around the town, stopping at silk-making and rattan workshops, followed by a boat trip through the narrow channels of the Mekong, stopping at "Evergreen Island". Alternatively, take a boat trip to "Evergreen island" and return to tan Chau, visiting a rattan mat workshop. Return to the ship. Cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Sa Dec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be

Once ashore, you will tour Sa Dec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Dumas spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Dura's Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards board a motor coach for the 1-hour ride to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Visit candy and rice paper making workshops or visit Kiet Old House. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner onboard. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for your 2-night hotel stay. See the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market, one of the most iconic structures in the city. (B,L)

Day 12 - Cu Chi Tunnels

Today, enjoy a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, built during the Vietnam War. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the city. (B)

Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City

Today your holidays comes to an end. (B)

The sequence and duration of visits may vary due to tides, river conditions, and national holidays. Please note during low water season transfer from Siem Reap by coach to embark the ship at Prek Kdam. Itinerary operates in reverse - sequence and timings may vary

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom on AmaDara
  • 3-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Siem Reap
  • 2-night post-cruise hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks on board
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • 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 for you
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 29th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3003
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3003 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3541 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3771 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4156 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5233
  • December
    • Dec 13th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2628
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2628 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3166 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3396 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3781 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4858
    • Dec 27th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2705
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2705 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3243 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3473 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3858 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4935

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 10th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2880
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2880 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3418 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3648 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4033 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5110
  • February
    • Feb 7th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3080
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3080 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3618 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3848 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4233 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5310
    • Feb 21st - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3080
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3080 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3618 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3848 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4233 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5310
  • March
    • Mar 7th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3003
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3003 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3541 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3771 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4156 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5233
    • Mar 21st - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2849
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2849 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3387 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3617 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4002 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £5079
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2320
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2320 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2858 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3088 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3473 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4550
    • Apr 18th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2166
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2166 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2704 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £2934 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £3319 Blue Water Price fromfrom: £4396

Price Information

  • Please note, departure dates shown are based on the cruise embarkation date. The hotel stay in Siem Reap will begin 3 days prior to the departure date shown
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
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