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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong

Spend 2 nights Hanoi, overnight in Ha Long Bay, then travel to Siem Reap for 3 nights before embarking on your Mekong river cruise, ending your journey with a 2-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
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16 Days – Travel to Hanoi & return from Ho Chi Minh City

OVERVIEW

Your journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight sojourn. A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in lively Ho Chi Minh City, where you will enjoy a two-night stay.


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DayDestinationActivities
1HanoiHotel check-in
2HanoiCity tour & rickshaw ride
Water puppet show
3HanoiTransfer to Ha Long Bay
Ha Long BayBay excursion
Overnight cruise onboard traditional wooden junk
4Ha Long BayTransfer to airport
Flight to Siem Reap
Siem ReapHotel check-in
5Siem ReapAngkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Srei
Visit English-language school
6Siem ReapAngkor Wat
7Siem ReapCheck in for cruise
Prek KdamEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
8Kampong-ChhnangMotor boat excursion into lakeside wetlands
Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
9OudongVisit Buddhist Monastery
Kampong-TralachOxcart Ride
Phnom PenhPhnom Penh Walking Tour
10Phnom PenhKilling Fields excursion
City Tour and Royal Palace Visit
11Border CrossingBorder crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam
12Tan ChauVisit craftsmen’s workshops and village Trishaw ride
13Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec Village
Visit to local market and temple
Xeo QuytXeo Quyt excursion
Cai BeVisit rice paper and candy-making workshop
14Ho Chi Minh CityDISEMBARKATION
My Tho Port
Transfer to the city
City tour
15Ho Chi Minh CityFree time
16Ho Chi Minh CityReturn flight home
DayDestinationActivities
1Ho Chi Minh CityHotel check-in
2Ho Chi Minh CityCity Tour
3Ho Chi Minh CityEMBARKATION (My Tho Port)
Welcome Dinner
4Cai BeLocal boat ride to floating market
Visit rice paper and candy-making workshops
Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec
Visit to local market and temple
5Tan ChauVisit craftsmen’s workshops and village Trishaw ride
Border CrossingBorder Crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia
6Phnom PenhKilling Fields excursion
City Tour and Royal Palace Visit
7Phnom PenhFree time
Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
8OudongVisit Buddhist Monastery
Kampong-TralachOxcart ride
9Kampong-ChhnangMotor boat excursion to lakeside wetlands
10Prek KdamDISEMBARKATION
Siem ReapHotel check-in
11Siem ReapAngkor Thom
Banteay Srei
Visit AmaWaterways-sponsored school
12Siem ReapAngkor Wat
Ta Prohm Temple
13Siem ReapFree morning
HanoiTransfer to airport; Hotel check-in
14HanoiCity tour
Rickshaw Ride & Water Puppet Show
15HanoiTransfer to Ha Long Bay
Ha Long BayBay excursion
Overnight cruise aboard a Junk
16HanoiTransfer to airport for return flight
DayDestinationActivities
1Prek KdamEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
2Kampong-ChhnangMotor boat excursion into lakeside wetlands
Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
3OudongVisit Buddhist Monastery
Kampong-TralachOxcart Ride
Phnom PenhPhnom Penh Walking Tour
4Phnom PenhKilling Fields excursion
City Tour and Royal Palace Visit
5Border CrossingBorder crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam
6Tan ChauVisit craftsmen’s workshops and village Trishaw ride
7Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec Village
Visit to local market and temple
Xeo QuytXeo Quyt excursion
Cai BeVisit rice paper and candy-making workshop
8Ho Chi Minh CityDISEMBARKATION
My Tho Port
DayDestinationActivities
1Ho Chi Minh CityEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
2Cai BeLocal boat ride to floating market
Visit rice paper and candy-making workshops
Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec
Visit to local market and temple
3Tan ChauVisit craftsmen’s workshops and village Trishaw ride
Border CrossingBorder Crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia
4Phnom PenhKilling Fields excursion
City Tour and Royal Palace Visit
5Phnom PenhFree time
Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
6OudongVisit Buddhist Monastery
Kampong-TralachOxcart ride
7Kampong-ChhnangMotor boat excursion to lakeside wetlands
8Prek KdamDISEMBARKATION

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board a traditional wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Royal Angkor (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies (Twin Balconies featured on board AmaLotus)
  • Life enriching tours and excursions
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited wine with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary house-brand spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Plaza Saigon (or similar), including buffet breakfast
  • Onboard special highlights including folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package

DETAILED ITINERARY


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Day 1ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, and verdant parks and temples. After checking into your hotel mid-afternoon, the remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.
Day 2HANOI
A morning sightseeing tour will take you to some of Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. You will also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as “cyclo”) in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B)
Day 3HANOI - HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT JUNK
After breakfast, leave Hanoi behind and take a scenic ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a traditional wooden Junk, where you will spend the night – an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience and an AmaWaterways exclusive. After visiting a floating village, enjoy an onboard dinner set against the Bay’s magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations. (B,L,D)
Day 4HA LONG BAY - HANOI - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising during breakfast onboard. Late morning, disembark the ship and transfer to Hanoi Airport, stopping for lunch en route. A short flight will take you to Siem Reap in Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archeological sites in all of Southeast Asia. (B,L)
Day 5SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
After breakfast, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the newly restored Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King. You will also see the Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces. Visit nearby, Ta Prohm, known as the “Kingdom of Trees” for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, the "jewel of Khmer art." Afterwards, you will visit an English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in the village of Ta Toum. Tonight, you will enjoy a special “Apsara Dancing Show” at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
Day 6SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
This morning you will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat. This intricate and massive temple complex was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. The temple stands as a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. (B,D)
Day 7SIEM REAP - PREK KDAM - EMBARKATION - KAMPONG CHHNANG
Today you will be transferred by motorcoach to board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (B,D)
Day 8KAMPONG CHHNANG - KOH CHEN
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 specializing in silversmithing and copper-smithing. (B,L,D)
Day 9OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH - PHNOM PENH
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)
Day 10PHNOM PENH
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)
Day 11PHNOM PENH - BORDER CROSSING - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM
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)
Day 12TAN CHAU - SA DEC
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)
Day 13SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE
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)
Day 14HO CHI MINH CITY - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port followed by a transfer to nearby Ho Chi Minh City, still affectionately referred to by locals as Saigon. This former capital of Indochina was once known as “Paris of the Orient.” Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past. Explore such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, a photo stop at the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also visit the War Remnants Museum, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, known for its vast collection of artifacts from the Vietnam War. Finish with a visit to the Ben Thanh Market – one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City, where you can search for local handicrafts, colorful textiles, as well as other unique souvenirs and gifts. You will spend the night at a fine hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)
Day 15HO CHI MINH CITY
Today is free to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for mementos of your Southeast Asia adventure. You may also participate in an optional hands-on cooking class with a chance to taste your culinary creation. (B)
Day 16DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY
Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Day 1ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, still affectionately referred to by locals as Saigon. This former capital of Indochina was once known as “Paris of the Orient.” Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2HO CHI MINH CITY
Today you will enjoy a city tour that explores such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, a photo stop at the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also visit the War Remnants Museum, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, known for its vast collection of artifacts from the Vietnam War. Finish with a visit to the Ben Thanh Market – one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City, where you can search for local handicrafts, colorful textiles, as well as other unique souvenirs and gifts. (B,L)
Day 3HO CHI MINH CITY – EMBARKATION
Today you will board your river cruise ship moored at My Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (B,L,D)
Day 4CAI BE – SA DEC
After breakfast, take an excursion in a local boat around Cai Be to see the spectacular floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops. An afternoon excursion takes you to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her childhood. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour. The ship sails overnight to Tan Chau. (B,L,D)
Day 5TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING
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, slipper and rattan mat workshops. 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 a workshop that makes rattan mats in the village. You will cruise to the Cambodian border after lunch, stopping for border formalities. The ship continues sailing overnight to Phnom Pehn. (B,L,D)
Day 6PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
The ship cruises into spectacular Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, early this morning and docks at the terminal. 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. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. The ship will moor overnight along the waterfront, close to restaurants and Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife scene. (B,L,D)
Day 7PHNOM PENH – KOH CHEN
The morning is free to explore Phnom Penh on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for some souvenir hunting or an opportunity to take a Tuk Tuk tour through the city. In the late morning, the ship continues to Koh Chen, where you will take a leisurely walk through the village and visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and coppersmithing. (B,L,D)
Day 8OUDONG – KAMPONG TRALACH
Your will have a truly memorable day today, starting with a short motor coach ride to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. Visit a Buddhist monastery and receive a special blessing. In Kampong Tralach you will enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. (B,L,D)
Day 9KAMPONG CHHNANG – TONLE SAP LAKE
This morning you will take a motorboat to explore the lakeside wetlands that form around Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake that dominates Cambodia and is known for its stunning variety of bird life and tranquil floating villages. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board. ( B,L,D)
Day 10PREK KDAM – DISEMBARKATION – SIEM REAP
Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. After disembarking, transfer by motor coach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor and the former capital of the Khmer empire. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. Tonight, you will enjoy a special “Apsara Dancing Show” at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
Day 11SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
After breakfast, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the newly restored Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King. You will also see the Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, the "jewel of Khmer art." Afterwards, you will visit an English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in a nearby village. (B, D)
Day 12SIEM REAP – ANGKOR
This morning you will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat. This intricate and massive temple complex was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. The temple stands as a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Afterwards, visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the “Kingdom of Trees” for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. (B)
Day 13SIEM REAP – HANOI, VIETNAM
Enjoy a free morning to spend at your leisure. Transfer to Siem Reap airport in the afternoon for a short flight that will take you to Hanoi. This evening, arrive in Hanoi and check in to your hotel. (B)
Day 14HANOI
Wake up in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, and verdant parks and temples. A morning sightseeing tour will take you to some of Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. You will also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as “cyclo”) in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B)
Day 15HANOI – HA LONG BAY
After breakfast, leave Hanoi behind and take a scenic ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a contemporary junk with traditional accents, where you will spend the night – an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience and an AmaWaterways exclusive. Enjoy an onboard dinner set against the bay’s magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations. (B,L,D)
Day 16HA LONG BAY – HANOI
Disembark the Junk in Ha Long Bay and transfer to the Hanoi airport for your homeward flight. We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart after 7:00pm today to avoid potential missed connections. (B,L)
Day 1PREK KDAM - EMBARKATION - KAMPONG CHHNANG
Today you will board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (D)
Day 2KAMPONG CHHNANG - KOH CHEN
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 specializing in silversmithing and copper-smithing. (B,L,D)
Day 3OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH - PHNOM PENH
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)
Day 4PHNOM PENH
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)
Day 5PHNOM PENH - BORDER CROSSING - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM
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)
Day 6TAN CHAU - SA DEC
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)
Day 7SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE
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)
Day 8HO CHI MINH CITY - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port. (B)
Day 1HO CHI MINH CITY – EMBARKATION
Today you will board your river cruise ship moored at My Tho Port (Please arrive at the airport before 10 a.m. to avoid any potential missed connections to the ship). Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (D)
Day 2CAI BE – SA DEC
After breakfast, take an excursion in a local boat around Cai Be to see the spectacular floating market. You will also have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper workshops. An afternoon excursion takes you to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her childhood. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour. The ship sails overnight to Tan Chau. (B,L,D)
Day 3TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING
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, slipper and rattan mat workshops. 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 a workshop that makes rattan mats in the village. You will cruise to the Cambodian border after lunch, stopping for border formalities. The ship continues sailing overnight to Phnom Pehn. (B,L,D)
Day 4PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
The ship cruises into spectacular Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, early this morning and docks at the terminal. 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. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. The ship will moor overnight along the waterfront, close to restaurants and Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife scene. (B,L,D)
Day 5PHNOM PENH – KOH CHEN
The morning is free to explore Phnom Penh on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for some souvenir hunting or an opportunity to take a Tuk Tuk tour through the city. In the late morning, the ship continues to Koh Chen, where you will take a leisurely walk through the village and visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and coppersmithing. (B,L,D)
Day 6OUDONG – KAMPONG TRALACH
Your will have a truly memorable day today, starting with a short motor coach ride to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. Visit a Buddhist monastery and receive a special blessing. In Kampong Tralach you will enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. (B,L,D)
Day 7KAMPONG CHHNANG – TONLE SAP LAKE
This morning you will take a motorboat to explore the lakeside wetlands that form around Tonle Sap Lake, the great lake that dominates Cambodia and is known for its stunning variety of bird life and tranquil floating villages. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board. ( B,L,D)
Day 8PREK KDAM – DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. (B) Note: We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart after 7:00pm today to avoid potential missed connections.

 

 

DATES & RATES

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Aug 6Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityAug 8$2,299 $4,498 Click to view upgrades
Aug 9HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamAug 15$2,299 $4,498 Click to view upgrades
Aug 23HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamAug 29$2,399 $4,598 Click to view upgrades
Sep 3Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CitySep 5$2,499 $4,698 Click to view upgrades
Sep 6HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamSep 12$2,599 $4,798 Click to view upgrades
Sep 17Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CitySep 19$2,699 $4,898 Click to view upgrades
Sep 20HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamSep 26$2,799 $4,998 Click to view upgrades
Oct 1Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityOct 3$2,899 $5,098 Click to view upgrades
Oct 4HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamOct 10$2,999 $5,198 Click to view upgrades
Oct 15Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityOct 17$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Oct 18HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamOct 24$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Oct 29Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityOct 31$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Nov 1HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamNov 7$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Nov 12Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityNov 14$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Nov 15HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamNov 21$2,999$5,198Click to view upgrades
Nov 26Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityNov 28$2,999 $5,198 Click to view upgrades
Nov 29HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamDec 5$2,999 $5,198 Click to view upgrades
Dec 10Ho Chi Minh CityAmaDaraHo Chi Minh CityDec 12$2,999 $5,198 Click to view upgrades
Dec 13HanoiAmaDaraPrek KdamDec 19$2,999 $5,198 Click to view upgrades
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Important:  Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges:  $161 per person.

Intra-Asia Air (Hanoi - Siem Reap):  $360 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.

Intra-Asia Air (Siem Reap - Hanoi):  $360 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.

Single Supplement for Cruise:  Category A, B & C 50% of twin price; Suite is 75% and Luxury Suite is 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land:  $1,099 per person.

Bedding:  Please call for details.

Visa:  A visa is required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. Passengers with a cruise and land itinerary must obtain a multiple entry visa for Vietnam (as there are two different points of entry into the country) and a single entry visa for Cambodia. Please consult with your Consulate for more information.

Siem Reap Embarkation Day:  During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River.

Siem Reap Disembarkation Day:  During low water season, disembark the ship at Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, and transfer via motor coach to Siem Reap.

Phnom Penh:  No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.

15-night program starting in Ho Chi Minh City:  We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Hanoi after 7:00pm to avoid potential missed connections on Day 16, the Junk disembarkation date.

Cruise only starting in Ho Chi Minh City:  We recommend that you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City before 10 a.m. on embarkation day, or book an extra night prior to your cruise embarkation date to avoid potential missed connections to your cruise. We also recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 7:00pm to avoid potential missed connections on your cruise disembarkation date.

10-night program starting in Ho Chi Minh City:  We recommend that you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City before 10 a.m. on embarkation day, or book an extra night prior to your cruise embarkation date to avoid potential missed connections to your cruise.

10-night program starting in Siem Reap:  We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon to avoid potential missed connections on your cruise disembarkation date.


All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

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AmaDara

AmaDara features spacious staterooms and suites all of which have private twin balconies. Public areas include two stylish restaurants, an inviting lounge, a fitness room, hair salon, three spas and a refreshing Sun Deck swimming pool.

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