Blue Water Holidays
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Riches of the Mekong

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

Cruise Only
10 nights from £1845pp

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

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Riches of the Mekong Special Offer

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 Prek Kdam and cruise to the beautiful villages of Kampong Chhnang and Koh Chen. 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.

F435 Operated by AmaWaterways

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Riches of the Mekong River Itinerary

Day 1 - 3 - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

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, the iconic Angkor Wat, built by King Suryavarman II, and an English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways (capacity controlled). In addition, you will enjoy a special Aspara Dancing Show one evening. (B,D)

Day 4 - Siem Reap - Prek Kdam

Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Prek Kdam on Tonle Sap Lake. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is known for its profuse bird life and tranquil fishing villages. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Kampong Chhnang. (B,D)

Day 5 - Kampong Chhang - Koh Chen

After breakfast, a motor boat excursion takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and see numerous great fish traps, some over a half-mile long. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Koh Chen village, specialising in silver and copper smithing. (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. In 2019, 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. Board a small boat and cruise through the narrow channels of the Mekong, stopping at "Evergreen Island". Later, visit a workshop that makes rattan mats or opt for the trishaw ride around the town. Return to the ship and 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.

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 hotel stay at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort or similar, Siem Reap, with daily buffet breakfast
  • 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

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 9th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1845
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      Brochure Price from: £2300 Brochure Price from: £2722 Brochure Price from: £2933 Brochure Price from: £3285 Brochure Price from: £4201
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    • Aug 23rd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1897
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      Brochure Price from: £2370 Brochure Price from: £2792 Brochure Price from: £3003 Brochure Price from: £3355 Brochure Price from: £4271
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  • September
    • Sep 6th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2003
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      Brochure Price from: £2511 Brochure Price from: £2933 Brochure Price from: £3144 Brochure Price from: £3496 Brochure Price from: £4412
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    • Sep 20th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2109
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      Brochure Price from: £2652 Brochure Price from: £3074 Brochure Price from: £3285 Brochure Price from: £3637 Brochure Price from: £4553
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  • October
    • Oct 4th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2243
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      Brochure Price from: £2793 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £3426 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4694
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    • Oct 18th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2316
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      Brochure Price from: £2366 Brochure Price from: £2788 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3351 Brochure Price from: £4267
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  • November
    • Nov 1st - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2743
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    • Nov 15th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2743
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      Brochure Price from: £2793 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £3426 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4694
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    • Nov 29th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2293
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      Brochure Price from: £2793 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £3426 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4694
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  • December
    • Dec 13th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2185
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      Brochure Price from: £2793 Brochure Price from: £3215 Brochure Price from: £3426 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4694
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    • Dec 27th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2463
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      Brochure Price from: £2863 Brochure Price from: £3566 Brochure Price from: £3777 Brochure Price from: £4129 Brochure Price from: £5045
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Price Information

  • Please note: Guests booking a flight inclusive package will depart a day earlier as it is an overnight flight to Siem Reap.
  • Single supplements available
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