For a limited time, add AmaWaterways’ incredible pre- and post-cruise land packages in Vietnam and Cambodia to your 7-night Charms of the Mekong or Riches of the Mekong river cruise at a special 2-FOR-1 land package price on select sailings! Enjoy Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City for an unforgettable experience at an amazing value. | Offer expires September 30, 2024

Mekong 2-for-1 Land with AmaWaterways

Price: $3,866 CAD Per Person

(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)

Departure Date: August 25, 2024

Return Date: September 1, 2024

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What’s Included in Your Land Package?

  • Overnight stays at luxury hotels conveniently located near the major sites – and a ship designed with modern conveniences in Ha Long Bay
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided tours
  • Convenient transfers and luggage service between your hotel and river cruise ship
  • The services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your river cruise and land journey

Lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” offers a vibrant mix of old and new and provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise along the mighty Mekong, discovering a glimpse into another era; one where people still happily honor the timeless traditions passed down through the centuries from their ancestors. Throughout your trip, immerse yourself into the culture and heritage with visits to rural villages, historic pagodas and colorful markets. Be treated to a special blessing by monks in Buddhist monastery, and witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies. Experience all this and more on this life-enriching cruise along the Mekong

  • All fine dining in multiple venues, including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour with wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • A daily variety of small group excursions, including hiking, biking and special interest tours
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi 
  • Wellness Program with a variety of host-led fitness classes

Photo: Map of the itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho

Transfer via motorcoach from Ho Chi Minh City to AmaDara at My Tho Port for your 7­night river cruise and then meet fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be.

* All cruise only guests should meet us at Sofitel Saigon Plaza at 11:30am in Ho Chi Minh City on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in My Tho Port. We recommend that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec 

Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, or you may also choose to add an active walking tour to the historic Kiet House followed by a visit to candy and rice paper workshops. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the colorful market, Cao Dai Temple, home to the unique religion of Caodaism in Southern Vietnam. It is a fusion of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism. 

Day 3: Tan Chau - Border Crossing

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Be treated to an authentic experience on a traditional “xe­loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk­making and rattan mat workshops. You may also choose the trishaw ride with visits to craftsmen’s workshops, followed by an active walking tour to “Evergreen Island.” As a third alternative, explore the stunning Mekong Delta on an intimate tour through Vietnam's Tra Su Forest and Sanctuary. This region thrives in lush greenery encompassing majestic cajuput trees, lotuses, water lilies and a carpet of bright green moss in the rainy season that appears to glow as you gently drift through it. Glide by sampan through this diverse ecosystem that includes more than 70 species of birds, including the painted stork and oriental darter. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh.  *Please Note: Tra Su Forest visit begins in August 2024 and is capacity controlled.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

This morning, you will visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling, yellow colored Central Market after you visit to Royal Palace. After lunch on board, the excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge.

Photo: Dance Show

Day 5: Oudong - Kampongtralach - Phnom Penh

Visit Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong’s monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree­lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. 

Day 6: Oknhatey Village

In the morning, set sail for Oknhatey Village. Oknhatey is the “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you will visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving, an art that has been preserved for centuries. Your cruise continues to sail to Angkor Ban. 

Day 7: Ankgor Ban - Kampong Cham

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on­going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion to Wat Nokor, perhaps the most treasured monument within the ancient complex of Banteay Prey Nokor. Fusing the Old­World with the “new,” this centuries­old temple now boasts a contemporary pagoda within its walls inside which you will delight in the colorful depictions of Buddha’s life. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 8: Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark and Motorcoach transfer to Siem Reap.

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Terms And Conditions

All rates listed are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a category C stateroom, unless stated otherwise. Mekong 2-FOR-1 Land Package offer is applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made by Septem...


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