2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night Ha Long Bay, 3 nights in Siem Reap, 7 night river cruise and ending with a 2 night stay in Ho Chi Minh City (or reverse).
A Mekong river cruise provides a unique perspective on one of the most exotic regions of the world. There are wondrous things to be seen along this fabled river – ancient temples and robed monks, colourful markets and ethereal landscapes and the warm smiles of the friendly Vietnamese and Cambodian people.
REVERSE ITINERARY AVAILABLE
You can also start in Ho Chi Minh City, spend 2 nights there, embark your 7-night cruise and then visit Siem Reap, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night Ha Long Bay, 3 nights in Siem Reap, 7 night river cruise and ending with a 2 night stay in Ho Chi Minh City (or reverse).
Cruise prices are per person in a Cat. C Stateroom
Port charges: Additional £107 per person
Single Supplement for cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price
Single Supplement for land: £733 per person
Airfare: Please call for special roundtrip airfares
Intra-Asia air (Hanoi-Siem Reap or reverse): Additional £240 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges
Visa: A valid passport and entry visa are required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. Please consult with your Consulate for more information
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
B Sadec, Saigon & Tonle French & Outside Balcony £399
A Saigon French & Outside Balcony £599
S Sadec French & Outside Balcony £933
L Sadec French & Outside Balcony £1,799
- Pre/Post cruise accomodation
- 7 nights' accommodation in a luxurious air conditioned cabin on-board AmaDara all with twin balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions
- Overnight cruise aboard a Junk in Ha Long Bay
- Visit AmaWaterways sponsored school in Siem Reap
- Visit Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Srei
- Killing Fields and Genocide Museum visit
- Local village visits
- Visit rice paper & candy making workshops
- Complimentary unlimited wine with every lunch and dinner on board
- Complimentary house spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
- Fine dining throughout the day during the cruise
- Sun deck pool, spa**, salon and fitness room
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
- Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
- Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
- Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
- Airfare and overseas transfers
Today you will board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (D)
After breakfast, a local boat will take you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here, and be on the lookout for the traps used to catch fish in this area – some are over a half-mile long! In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk to the Koh Chen village. You will also visit home workshops specialising in silversmithing and copper-smithing. (B,L,D)
This morning you will be transferred to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, and tour a monastery where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly memorable excursion – an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. Later, your ship will depart for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where an afternoon orientation tour will give you a wonderful introduction to the city. Your tour includes a stop at Wat Phnom. Return to the ship for dinner and an onboard Khmer folk performance presented by local children. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)
This morning you will take an excursion to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and also visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. After lunch on board, your afternoon tour explores the highlights of the city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafés and colorful nightlife. Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine on your own in one of many nearby restaurants, if you so choose. (B,L,D)
Spend the day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors midstream at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D)
This morning, you’ll visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to take one of two tours this morning. Your first option to is take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at a silk-making workshop and another that produces rattan mats and slippers. Alternatively, you will take a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to several scenic locations, including a small village known as “Evergreen Island.” Return to Tan Chau, where you will visit workshops that make silk and rattan mats in the village. This afternoon, your ship cruises to Sa Dec, where it will moor overnight. (B,L,D)
In the morning, board a local boat for Sa Dec. Once ashore, you will tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market, and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour. Afterwards, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Following the fall of Saigon, the Vietnamese former capital was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975. There are many landmarks and museums in the city which provide insight into the history of Vietnam including the Reunification Palace, which features a replica of the tank which ended conflict in 1975. Today, however, Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis, home to an array of landmarks and a vibrant culture. There are many authentic goods including striking silk-woven products to purchase, and several street markets selling delicious and authentic cuisine.
Onboard special highlights include folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment.
Saigon Lounge & Bar
The Saigon Lounge located on the Upper Deck is the place to be. With its own bar, grand piano, dance floor, its serves guests complimentary drinks consisting of local beers, wines, spirit and extra-cost premium brand liquors. Entertainment here is provided mostly by local artists performances, including traditional music and folklore dances.
The Gift Shop, located on the Upper Deck offers guests the chance to purchase mostly Cambodian-Vietnamese handmade souvenirs, fashion accessories, and special occasion gifts.
Public Computers & Library
Located inside the Saigon Lounge, guests can relax within the library or make use of the 4 complimentary Internet computer stations.
AmaWaterways takes great pride in crafting enticing shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise city tours with personable local guides. Their tours are designed to delve into the heart of each destination, visiting must-see landmarks as well as out of the way gems. Guests are allocated one of the state-of-the-art personal audio devices, which make it easy to hear every word of their guide’s lively commentary. Whether it’s part of a land program itinerary or a small group shore excursion, your AmaWaterways vacation will include a multitude of experiences that are entertaining, enriching and available exclusively to their guests.
- Outside balconies in most staterooms and suites
- Sitting area perfect for admiring scenic river views
- Exquisite décor with French Colonial touches and Khmer artifacts
- Individually controlled air-conditioning
- Writing desk, robes, slippers, mini bar, safe, TV and telephone for onboard communication
- Suites feature a comfortable sitting area plus a bathroom with a shower and separate tub
- Luxury Suites feature a comfortable sitting area with full-size sofa and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower
- Mekong Restaurant: serving Asian and Western specialties
- Complimentary imported wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
- Complimentary house-brand spirits, local beer, soft drinks and bottled water available throughout the day during the cruise
Chef's Table Speciality Restaurant
The specialty Chef's Table restaurant serves both Western and Southeastern Asian-inspired dishes. The traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine specialties are prepared by local chefs.
The Mekong Restaurant is the AmaDara ship’s Main Dining Room. Stylishly furnished with large panoramic windows, open seating buffet-style Breakfast (English and Continental) is available along with Lunch which offers an additional a la carte menu. Dinner features multiple courses with mostly Western cuisine. Tables are available in a variety of seatings, ranging from 2-8 passengers per table.
- Elegantly-appointed public areas
- Panoramic Lounge and Saigon Lounge
- Library and gift shop
- Spa and fitness room
- Sun deck with bar and swimming pool
As you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.
Fitness Room, Spa & Hair Salon
The AmaDara's Fitness Area, Spa rooms & Beauty salon are operated by certified staff and a professional beauty therapist. With panoramic floor-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy the Mekong riverside scenery views.
The warm-water pool is surrounded by a large shaded seating and smaller sunbathing areas with loungers and chairs. The pool deck area is served by its own Bar offering complimentary refreshing drinks and snacks.
Handicapped facilities are not available on board or in many places visited on cruises and cruise tours. If you (participant) have a disability and reasonable accommodation may enable you to use the services, please let them know how you believe they can help. Participant must inform them in writing, at or immediately after making the reservation, but in any event as early as possible, of any mobility impairment or other condition, whether physical, emotional or mental, which may require accommodation or use of an assistive device during the travel. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate special needs, but they are not responsible for denial of service by carriers, hotels, or other independent suppliers. A participant, who, due to impairment, is not self-sufficient, may be required to travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for assistance needed during travel and in case of emergency. An individual with a disability that would result in a direct threat to the health and safety of others or to that individual may be excluded, if it is determined there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodations, policies, practices, procedures assistive devices or services. If participant fails to timely inform us of any impairment or condition, and it is determined based on information that participant should have provided that participation poses a safety risk to participant or direct health or safety threat to others, participant may be excluded from parts or all of the travel. They shall have no liability to participant relating to any condition, treatment, failure to inform them of an impairment, or resulting exclusion.
All guests under the age of 18 are to be in a cabin with an adult, and must remain supervised at all times, and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). Children between the ages of 4 – 10 at the time of embarkation may share a cabin with 2 adults provided the child is able to share the bed with the adults – no additional bed will be provided. Please be aware that balcony cabins of any kind may be unsafe for small children if left unsupervised. Children 4-7 years old are not recommended on any program. AmaWaterways does not provide child-specific programs or child-minding facilities.
They recommend country club casual for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner.
Special Dietary Requirements
Special dietary requests must be provided at time of reservation. An effort will be made to meet the request, but they cannot assure the request can be accommodated.
- Saigon Lounge & Bar
- Public Computers
- Gift Shop
- Saigon Spa
- The Chef's Table Restaurant
- Cat A. Staterooms
- Cat B. Staterooms
|Embark||Disembark||Guide Price||More Information|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 05 Sep 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 12 Sep 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,249 pp Cruise & Land £5,998 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 19 Sep 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 26 Sep 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,499 pp Cruise & Land £6,248 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 03 Oct 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 10 Oct 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,749 pp Cruise & Land £6,498 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 17 Oct 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 24 Oct 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,749 pp Cruise & Land £6,498 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 31 Oct 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 07 Nov 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,749 pp Cruise & Land £6,498 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 28 Nov 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 05 Dec 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,749 pp Cruise & Land £6,498 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 12 Dec 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 19 Dec 2017||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,749 pp Cruise & Land £6,498 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 26 Dec 2017 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 02 Jan 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,874 pp Cruise & Land £6,623 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 09 Jan 2018 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 16 Jan 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,874 pp Cruise & Land £6,623 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Prek Kdam, Tue 23 Jan 2018 On Board AmaDara||Disembark Ho Chi Minh City Date Tue 30 Jan 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,874 pp Cruise & Land £6,623 pp||Enquire|