A journey with Aqua Mekong along the mighty Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia offers an unforgettable blend of fascinating cultures, ancient architectural wonders, and beautiful riverscapes and landscapes from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh.
Mekong River, My Tho & Ho Chi Minh
Meet at the Ho Chi Minh meeting point and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to My Tho dock where you will be welcome 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.
Mekong River, Bihn Thanh or Sa Dec & My An Hung
Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where you will see 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 you will walk through verdant plantations. You 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.
Mekong River, Tan Chau or 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 you cross the border.
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, you board the marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.
You will visit Cambodian capital 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. Disembark in Phnom Penh.
DetailsContact us about this itinerary
Cruise Line: Aqua Expeditions, Amazon and Mekong River
Cruise Ship: Aqua Mekong, the Thrill of Cambodia
Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas, and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests plus crew. Modern navigation technologies and the highest cruise ship standards as well as our experienced river pilot and crew ensure smooth travel and safety on the water.
Passenger Decks: 3
From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
Dates (4 nights)
Departure: All year round
- All meals while onboard
- Beverages (premium non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
- All shore excursions
- Bike use
- Group transfers
- All air tickets
- Private transfers
- Spa services
- Boutique purchases
- Guide and crew gratuities