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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 and a hotel stay in lively Siem Reap. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Cruise Only
12 nights from £1550pp

Fly-Cruise Package
12 nights from £2300pp

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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Save 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to 10, 24 Aug and 14, 28 Dec 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Aug 2018

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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 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.

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Riches of the Mekong River Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Overnight flight from the UK to Siem Reap.

Day 2 - 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - Ho Chi Minh City - UK

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 13 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • 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
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 24th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2139
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2139 Cruise Only from: £2438 Cruise Only from: £2588 Cruise Only from: £2839 Cruise Only from: £3488
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2889 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3188 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4238
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2589
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2589 Cruise Only from: £2988 Cruise Only from: £3188 Cruise Only from: £3522 Cruise Only from: £4388
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3738 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3938 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5138
  • November
    • Nov 2nd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2589
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2589 Cruise Only from: £2988 Cruise Only from: £3188 Cruise Only from: £3522 Cruise Only from: £4388
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3738 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3938 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5138
    • Nov 30th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2589
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2589 Cruise Only from: £2988 Cruise Only from: £3188 Cruise Only from: £3522 Cruise Only from: £4388
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3738 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3938 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5138
  • December
    • Dec 14th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2089
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      Cruise Only from: £2089 Cruise Only from: £2488 Cruise Only from: £2688 Cruise Only from: £3022 Cruise Only from: £3888
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2839 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3238 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3438 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3772 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4638
    • Dec 28th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2139
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      Cruise Only from: £2139 Cruise Only from: £2538 Cruise Only from: £2738 Cruise Only from: £3072 Cruise Only from: £3938
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2889 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3288 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3488 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3822 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4688

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 11th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2661
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      Cruise Only from: £2661 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3260 Cruise Only from: £3594 Cruise Only from: £4460
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3411 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3810 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4010 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4344 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5210
    • Jan 25th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2486
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2486 Cruise Only from: £2885 Cruise Only from: £3085 Cruise Only from: £3419 Cruise Only from: £4285
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3236 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3635 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4169 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5035
  • February
    • Feb 8th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2486
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2486 Cruise Only from: £2885 Cruise Only from: £3085 Cruise Only from: £3419 Cruise Only from: £4285
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3236 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3635 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4169 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5035
    • Feb 22nd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2486
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2486 Cruise Only from: £2885 Cruise Only from: £3085 Cruise Only from: £3419 Cruise Only from: £4285
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  • March
    • Mar 8th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2419
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      Cruise Only from: £2419 Cruise Only from: £2818 Cruise Only from: £3018 Cruise Only from: £3352 Cruise Only from: £4218
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    • Mar 22nd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2286
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      Cruise Only from: £2286 Cruise Only from: £2685 Cruise Only from: £2885 Cruise Only from: £3219 Cruise Only from: £4085
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  • April
    • Apr 5th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2153
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      Cruise Only from: £2153 Cruise Only from: £2552 Cruise Only from: £2752 Cruise Only from: £3086 Cruise Only from: £3952
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    • Apr 19th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2019
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      Cruise Only from: £2019 Cruise Only from: £2418 Cruise Only from: £2618 Cruise Only from: £2952 Cruise Only from: £3818
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2769 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3168 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3368 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3702 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4568
  • August
    • Aug 9th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1550
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      Cruise Only from: £1550 Cruise Only from: £1972 Cruise Only from: £2183 Cruise Only from: £2535 Cruise Only from: £3451
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    • Aug 23rd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1620
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      Cruise Only from: £1620 Cruise Only from: £2042 Cruise Only from: £2253 Cruise Only from: £2605 Cruise Only from: £3521
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  • September
    • Sep 6th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £1761
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      Cruise Only from: £1761 Cruise Only from: £2183 Cruise Only from: £2394 Cruise Only from: £2746 Cruise Only from: £3662
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  • October
    • Oct 4th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2243
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      Cruise Only from: £2243 Cruise Only from: £2665 Cruise Only from: £2876 Cruise Only from: £3228 Cruise Only from: £4144
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2993 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3626 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3978 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4894
    • Oct 18th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2393
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      Cruise Only from: £2393 Cruise Only from: £2815 Cruise Only from: £3026 Cruise Only from: £3378 Cruise Only from: £4294
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  • November
    • Nov 1st - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2393
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      Cruise Only from: £2393 Cruise Only from: £2815 Cruise Only from: £3026 Cruise Only from: £3378 Cruise Only from: £4294
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3143 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3565 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3776 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5044
    • Nov 15th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2393
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      Cruise Only from: £2393 Cruise Only from: £2815 Cruise Only from: £3026 Cruise Only from: £3378 Cruise Only from: £4294
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3143 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3565 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3776 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5044
    • Nov 29th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2393
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2393 Cruise Only from: £2815 Cruise Only from: £3026 Cruise Only from: £3378 Cruise Only from: £4294
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3143 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3565 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3776 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5044
  • December
    • Dec 13th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2906
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      Cruise Only from: £2906 Cruise Only from: £3328 Cruise Only from: £3539 Cruise Only from: £3891 Cruise Only from: £4807
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4078 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4289 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4641 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5557
    • Dec 27th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2976
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2976 Cruise Only from: £3398 Cruise Only from: £3609 Cruise Only from: £3961 Cruise Only from: £4877
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3726 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4148 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4359 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4711 Fly-Cruise Package from: £5627

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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