Riches of the Mekong River Cruise | AmaWaterways

Exotic Mekong River Cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia

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Riches of the Mekong River Cruise

cruise map mekong big16 Days – Travel to Hanoi & return from Ho Chi Minh City. Spend 2 nights in Hanoi, overnight in Ha Long Bay, then travel to Siem Reap for 3 nights before embarking on your 7-Night Mekong river cruise, ending your journey with a 2-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

This exotic Mekong River Cruise itinerary gives travelers a unique and rare opportunity to see the sights and to be completely immered in the destination and the culture.

Riches of the Mekong River Cruise | Cambodia & Vietnam

Your journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by a night excursion aboard a Junk 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, the massive ancient temple complex once lost under thick jungle foliage which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong river cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. On shore, see the sights by trishaw and oxcart, visit historic pagodas, monasteries and artisans’ workshops. Stay overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia, and enjoy a tour of the Royal Palace. Conclude your Mekong river cruise in lively city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where you will enjoy a two-night stay, before returning home for your exotic and exhilarating Mekong river cruise adventure.



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


Daily Program

1 Hanoi Hotel check-in
2 Hanoi City tour and rickshaw ride
Water Puppet Show
3 Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Transfer to Ha Long Bay
Bay excursion
Overnight cruise aboard a Junk

Ha Long Bay

Siem Reap

Transfer to airport
Flight to Siem Reap
Hotel check-in
5 Siem Reap Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm Temple
and Banteay Srei
Visit AmaWaterways-sponsored school
6 Siem Reap Angkor Wat
7 Tonle Sap Lake **EMBARKATION | Welcome Dinner
8 Kampong Chhnang
Koh Chen
Motor boat excursion into lakeside wetlands
Silversmith village visit
9 Oudong
Kampong Tralach
Phnom Penh
Visit Buddhist monastery
Oxcart ride
Walking tour
10 Phnom Penh City tour and Royal Palace visit
Killing Fields excursion
11 Tan Chau Border crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam
12 Tan Chau Visit craftsmen’s workshops and village
Trishaw ride

Sa Dec

Xeo Quyt
Cai Be

Local boat ride to Sa Dec village
Visit local market, museum & temple
Xeo Quyt excursion
Visit rice paper & candy-making workshops
14 Ho Chi Minh City DISEMBARKATION (My Tho Port)
Transfer to city
City tour
15 Ho Chi Minh City Free day
16 Ho Chi Minh City Return flight home

** Embark 7-Night Cruise (can also be booked as cruise only)

Mekong Embarkation Note:
In case of low water, guests will take a motor coach from Siem Reap to Preak
Kdam, where they will embark on the Tonle River instead of Tonle Sap Lake.

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visit  AmaWaterways River Cruises