Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong 2018 & 2019 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Embark your exotic Mekong cruise in Prek Kdam, Cambodia. 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 My Tho Port, outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

Phnom Penh

Itinerary

Board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

A local motorboat takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here as well as tranquil floating villages. In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk to the small village of Koh Chen, which specialises in silver- and copper-smithing. Get an up-close view of how local artisans make ornamental items often used in traditional ceremonies at a home workshop.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Situated on a picturesque hillside not far from Phnom Penh, lies Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. In Kampong Tralach, you’ll have another truly memorable excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later, your ship departs for Phnom Penh, the vibrant colourful capital of Cambodia. Experience Phnom Penh via an authentic tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. During the evening on board, enjoy a typical Khmer folk performance presented by local children.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will have a choice of excursions this morning. Visit Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. Or if you prefer to stay in Phnom Penh, you can visit the bustling yellow-coloured Central Market. After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day cruising as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. 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. You may opt to take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at artisans’ workshops, such as a silk-making workshop.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

IOnce ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colourful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour. Later, 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. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, or alternatively, visit the historic Kiet Old House. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner onboard.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Please note all departure dates are listed in the enquiry form. Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

Date Fares from (pp)
13 August 2018 £1,555 Cat C Twin Balcony
27 August 2018 £1,755 Cat A Twin Balcony
24 September 2018 £2,569 Cat B Twin Balcony
03 December 2018 £2,499 Cat B Twin Balcony
17 December 2018 £2,499 Cat B Twin Balcony
31 December 2018 £2,395 Cat B Twin Balcony
28 January 2019 £2,399 Cat B Twin Balcony
11 February 2019 £2,399 Cat B Twin Balcony
25 February 2019 £2,399 Cat B Twin Balcony
11 March 2019 £2,335 Cat B Twin Balcony
25 March 2019 £2,199 Cat B Twin Balcony
08 April 2019 £2,069 Cat B Twin Balcony
22 April 2019 £1,935 Cat C Twin Balcony
12 August 2019 £1,459 Cat B Twin Balcony
26 August 2019 £1,529 Cat B Twin Balcony
09 September 2019 £1,669 Cat B Twin Balcony
23 September 2019 £1,589 Cat C Twin Balcony
07 October 2019 £1,729 Cat C Twin Balcony
21 October 2019 £1,879 Cat C Twin Balcony
04 November 2019 £2,299 Cat C Twin Balcony
18 November 2019 £1,879 Cat C Twin Balcony
02 December 2019 £1,879 Cat C Twin Balcony
16 December 2019 £1,879 Cat C Twin Balcony
30 December 2019 £1,949 Cat C Twin Balcony

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Hanoi, 1 night in Ha Long Bay, 3 nights in Siem Reap plus 2 nights post cruise stay in Ho Chi Ming City from £1,522pp
  • 3 nights pre cruise stay in Siem Reap from £533pp

What's Included

  • Save up to £1,000 per stateroom on select 2019 sailings when you book by 31 October 2018!*
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation on board AmaDara
  • All local taxes
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge