Riches of the Mekong

November 1, 2022 – 16 Days

Enjoy 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night Ha Long Bay and 3 nights in Siem Reap. Then embark on a 7-night Mekong river cruise aboard the AmaDara and end with 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City.

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SPECIAL 2021 Booking Offer

If you sign up by December 31st, 2021 (and space is still available), you will get a $250 PER PERSON discount from prices shown below on our Riches of the Mekong trip!

Cruise Overview

Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. 

Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh.

Witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies, and be treated to authentic experiences, including rides via oxcart, tut tut and trishaw.

On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores.

Ship Overview

This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! AmaWaterways’ sole cruise ship on the Mekong River, the AmaDara features French Colonial décor and richly carved wood furniture inspired by the history of the region, as well as local artifacts made by native craftsmen.

Air-conditioned interior corridors lead to spacious staterooms and suites, most featuring twin balconies that invite the ever-changing scenery of Southeast Asia inside. 

On board, the AmaDara caters to your every whim, with massage rooms, fitness room, gift shop, hair salon and sun-deck pool. Her stunning Saigon Lounge provides respite by day and unites guests over intriguing local entertainment by night. 

AmaDara

Savor authentic regional delicacies and Western cuisine in the Main Restaurant or dine at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant; and throughout your cruise, be treated to unlimited complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, as well as house brand spirits, local beer and soft drinks throughout your cruise.

Onboard Cruise Inclusions

7-night cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations

  • All meals
  • Multiple dining venues
  • Unlimited wine with every lunch & dinner in restaurants on board
  • Complimentary house-brand spirits, local beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Special highlights on board, including folklore dances and music performances, cultural discussion forums, theme dinners and music entertainment
  • Wi-Fi access on board
  • Immersive excursions and authentic local encounters
  • Services of a professional Cruise Manager

Twin Balconies

Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in our lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.

Cuisine

Savor regionally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional favorites at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table.

Public Spaces

Meet fellow travelers in Saigon Lounge… The ship features convenient interior access as well as air conditioning in hallways, restaurants and lounges.

Sun-Deck Pool

Soak up some rays or take a dip in our refreshing pool on your way to the next exotic stop on your cruise.

Onboard Spas

After a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a visit to one of three onboard spas.

Fitness Room

Are you looking for a way to stay fit on vacation? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next.

Cruise Itinerary at a Glance 

Pre-Cruise

Day 1 & 2: 2 Nights Hanoi – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
 
Day 3: 1 Night Ha Long Bay – Ha Long Bay Luxury Ship

Day 4-6: – 3 Nights Siem Reap – Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa

Cruise

Day 7 Kampong Cham: Phnom Pros & Phnom Srei “Twin Mountain” visit. Welcome dinner.

Day 8 Ankgor Ban: Walking tour, Visit Silk Village and local school. 

Day 9 Phnom Penh: Cruise to Phnom Penh
Oudong: Buddhist Blessing Ceremony
kampong-Tralach: Oxcart ride
Phnom Penh: Tuk tuk Orientation tour

Day 10 Phnom Penh: Killing Fields and Genocide Museum
OR Central Market. Royal Palace and National Museum.

Day 11 Border Crossing: Border crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam. Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietman. (B,L,D).

Day 12 Tan Chau: Trishaw ride to craftsmen’s workshops or Local village.

Day 13 Sa Dec: Local boat ride to Sa Dec, Visit Local Market.
Xeo Quyt: Xeo Quyt excursion
Cai Be: Visit Local workshops and historic keit Old House

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City: (Disembarkation) (My Tho Port)

Post Cruise

Day 15-16: 2 Nights Ho Chi Minh City package SOFITEL SAIGON PLAZA 

Pricing

Includes 7 night River Cruise on the AmaDara, Intra-Asia Air, Port Fees, AND includes the pre & post cruise land packages:

That is 6 nights pre-cruise and 2 nights post cruise, then choose your category for the included 7 night cruise. Categories are shown further down on the deck plan.

Category L (Lux Suite) $8,853* per person (502 sq ft)

Category S (Suite) $7,453* per person (366 sq ft)

Category A (French Balcony) $6,953* per person (251 sq ft)

Category B (French Balcony) $6,653* per person (251 sq ft)

Category C (French Balcony) $5,954* per person (251 sq ft)

* Above pricing does not include: International Airfare roundtrip USA, gratuities, transfers, or travel insurance. The gratuities are estimated at $100 per person, the transfers at $20 per person. Please ask for a quote on International Airfare (available late December 2021) and trip insurance. Deposit is $400 per person. Above pricing is based on availability and double-occupancy, and is per person pricing. Single Supplement 150%.

AmaDara Deck Plan

1Navigation Bridge
2Bar
3Sun Deck 
4Pool
5Sadec Spa
6Fitness Room
7Saigon Lounge & Bar
8Reception
9Public Computers
10Gift Shop
11Saigon Spa
12The Chef’s Table Restaurant
13Mekong Restaurant

“Flyer pricing (below) does not include intra-Asia airfare, which are reflected on the website prices. No prices reflect international airfare, gratuities, or transfers.”

* Deposit and payments are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is strongly advised.

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