What you’ll get

  • Duration : 8 days 7 nights

  • Departure : Siem Riep

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T30AQU31

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
First Deck Suite

First Deck Suite

Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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First Deck Triple

First Deck Triple

Size : 30 Max Adults: 3

Bed size: 01 Double + 01 Sofa

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Second Deck Suite

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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Bed size: Doube + Sofa bed

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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 in Siem Reap 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 and received by us
  • 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 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1-Friday: Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap - Cambodia

Gather at our Siem Reap meeting point then board our air-conditioned bus for the scenic 45-minute countryside ride to the dock on the Tonle Sap Lake for check-in to your 3-story, five star Mekong abode. 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: Tonle Sap Lake - Prek Toal - Moat Khla - Cambodia

Set off by skiff into the 22,000-hectare Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of the largest freshwater bodies in Asia and the last refuge in Southeast Asia for large waterbirds like the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis and the elusive masked finfoot. After lunch, we visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 3-Sunday: Tonle Sap Lake - Chhnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Cambodia

Explore remote villages around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In Chhnok Tru, we “slide” into an ice factory and learn from locals what it’s like to live in a town where schools, churches, pagodas, and even the karaoke bar and police station all float. We continue learning about Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang, the 'Port of Pottery' so called because archaeological findings here date to the 6th century.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 4-Monday: Tonle Sap Lake and Mekong River - Koh Chen - Koh Oknha Tey - 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. In the afternoon, we set off for the Mekong's 'silk islands' where renowned weavers allow us to wander freely, admiring their intricate craftsmanship. Biking is optional for those who wish to explore deeper into the island.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 5-Tuesday: Mekong river - 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: Mekong river - Ka'Om Samnor - Vinh Xuong border crossing - Tan Chau - My An Hung - Vietnam

Say ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ while we cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a vibrant border town where we take the local rickshaw called xe loi for a trip around town or pedal 18 kilometers on the peaceful island of Long Khanh. In the afternoon, we 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. Biking option is also available for those who wish to explore on wheels.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 7-Thursday: Binh Thanh/Sa Dec - Cai Be - Mekong river - Vietnam

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. We continue downstream for Cai Be, zigzagging in our sampan past lone fishermen on their long tail boats. Later, our skiffs moor at a wooden pier. Here in Cai Be, walk or bike ride among high-roofed open courtyard houses, some dating back more than 100 years, and currently inhabited by gracious locals who will invite us to glimpse their property.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 8-Friday: Mekong river - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam

Disembarkation. En route to Saigon, we stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temple in the region. You will notice the mixed architectural style and see three large buddha statues plus an impressive collection of bonsai trees.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: N/A


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Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.9

Based on 4 reviews

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10.0

Daniela F

Italy
28 May 2018
Amazing adventurous and cultural cruise
10.0

Rikkewejs

Copenhagen, Denmark
06 Feb 2017
Amazing trip
10.0

joostv777

Hong Kong, China
03 Feb 2017
Beautiful, interesting and relaxing Mekong River cruise
9.8

cap220

Okinawa
07 Jan 2017
mekong delights