What you’ll get

  • Duration : 8 days 7 nights

  • Departure : Ho Chi Minh City

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Joining us for the full 7-night Mekong Expedition Cruise allows us to share with you all the mysteries and wonders we have discovered between the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers and among the diverse cultures thriving in our midst. With board trip at the high water season (August-November), you will experience the full history of Mekong life, meeting Khmer farmers, Buddhist monks and our entrepreneurial friends in Vietnam’s kaleidoscopic wet markets along the way. During the low water season (December-August), our program includes much more time on the Cambodia stretch of the Mekong and along the Tonle Sap River.

Highlights

    • Experience the full history of Mekong life, meet Khmer farmers, Buddhist monks
    • Join interesting itinerary along Mekong river from Cambodia to Vietnam and vice versa
    • Visit villages and floating markets in Mekong Delta such as Cai Be, Sa Dec, Binh Thanh
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
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First Deck Suite

Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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First Deck Triple

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 3

Bed size: Double + Sofa bed

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Bed size: Double/Twin

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  • Meals
    7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Laundry
    • Bike use
    • Internet
    • Group transfers from meeting point to the vessel
    • All shore excursions
    • All meals while onboard
    • Beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
    Price Excludes
    • Visas
    • All air tickets
    • Spa services
    • Private transfers
    • Boutique purchases
    • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing.
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1-Friday: Mekong River - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam

We will collect you at the Saigon meeting point and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to My Tho dock where we will welcome you aboard the Aqua Mekong. Settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 2-Saturday: Mekong river - Binh Thanh/Sa Dec - My An Hung

Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where we will peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. In the afternoon, visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where we will walk through verdant plantations. We will be invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers followed by a unique unicorn dance. A 17-kilometer Biking option is also available.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 3-Sunday: Mekong River - Tan Chau /Chau Doc - Vinh Xuong - Ka'Om Samnor border

Travel by skiff along Bassac Canal to Chau Doc floating market then head off by van to Long Son Pagoda atop Sam Mountain. Ask the monks about their age-old Buddhist practices. Return via the bustling morning market. Optional 18 kilometers bike ride on Long Khanh Island or take a rickshaw ride to visit Tan Chau Market with chef. After lunch, relax by the pool, try traditional Khmer massage or learn to cook Mekong inspired dishes while we cross the border.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 4-Monday: Mekong river - Koh Oknha Tey - Preah Prosop

On this river of time we admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma, the ubiquitous item no Khmer lives without. Explore the riverbank on two wheels if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch houses perched on spindly wooden stilts while white oxen wade just offshore. After lunch, we board our marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 5-Tuesday: Phnom Penh - Cambodia

We show off the Cambodian capital to our passengers by motorized tuk-tuk, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. For those who wish, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at Russian Market. We bid farewell to 4-night guests who are disembarking in Phnom Penh.
Return to welcome our 3-night passengers over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 6-Wednesday: Tonle Sap River - Koh Chen - Kampong Tralach - Cambodia

This morning, we visit Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia's king as gifts for visiting dignitaries. Cruise across the glassy water and disembark among the lotuses for an ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap riverbanks, past lacquered wooden houses where during these dry months residents take refuge in the relative cool of these outdoor impromptu living rooms.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 7-Thursday: Tonle Sap River - Kampong Chhnang - Cambodia

In the cooler hours, we head into the lush countryside to visit traditional potters and palm-sugar producers, astride mountain bikes or chauffeured by shaded tuk-tuk. Into the rice paddies we pedal to watch wizened masters scale sky-piercing palms towering over us. Come afternoon, as we cruise past fertile fields of green beans flourishing among the charms of the Tonle Sap channel, relax amidst the air conditioning of our top deck lounge while our expert guides lead an insightful discussion of Mekong life.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 8-Friday: Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Customized exploration of Phnom Penh and disembarkation.
 

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A


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Judybaum

Long Island, New York
03 Jan 2019
Aqua Mekong--exceptional experience! we took aqua mekong for 7 nights from siem reap to saigon. wonderful accommodations and staff. off the beaten path visits to villages that haven't changed in many years, and where americans and eur... See more

we took aqua mekong for 7 nights from siem reap to saigon. wonderful accommodations and staff. off the beaten path visits to villages that haven't changed in many years, and where americans and europeans are seldom seen. max of 40 guests with a 1 to 1 ratio of staff to guests. just wonderful!

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montagfortz

california
02 Apr 2018
7 day Mekong Delta cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap The cruise was suggested to us by a family member and we came aboard knowing practically nothing about it. It proved to be beyond our expectations in all categories-service, food and drinks, day tr... See more

The cruise was suggested to us by a family member and we came aboard knowing practically nothing about it. It proved to be beyond our expectations in all categories-service, food and drinks, day trips, evening programs, and vistas, which were extraordinary. We felt that the value received was well beyond the cost of this trip. We would recommend it very strongly.