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custom touring mekong river cruises

From China to Vietnam, the Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia and offers a glimpse into the long history and diverse cultures of the region.  The Mekong is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world - second only to the Amazon River. See daily life come alive as you pass traditional villages, experience glorious sunsets, and learn about the activities, history, and cultures along this amazing river.

Riches of the Mekong aboard RV Amadara

7 night cruise with optional 2, 3, 5 or 7 pre- and/or post-cruise extra nights. For cruise plus 7 extra nights, your journey begins in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight stay aboard an elegantly appointed "junk." A short flight to Siem Reap brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire where you’ll explore the temples of Angkor Archeological Park. Unleash your inner adventurer as you explore Angkor Wat’s amazing temples, including Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the Elephants, the pyramid temple of Bayon, Ta Prohm - the vine-covered “jungle temple”, Angkor Wat and other key sites. As you cruise along the Mekong from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, you will be transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for fascinating glimpses into a traditional way of life. After visiting rural villages, local workshops and markets, a monastery and two capital cities, conclude your cruise with a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City - once known as Saigon and the “Paris of the Orient” - now a bustling economic boom-town offering a heady mixture of historic and modern delights.

RV AmaDara
Category C stateroom, 23 sq m (251 sq ft)
Land sector from Hanoi & cruise route

Mekong River Cruise aboard the aqua mekong - vietnam and cambodia

A traveler cruising the Mekong aboard luxury river cruise ship, Aqua Mekong, is in close pursuit of a glorious past, retracing significant human accomplishments and cultural highs. From the flourishing of the Khmer empire between the 9th and the 15th centuries to the prominence of Theravada Buddhism in present-day Cambodia and Vietnam, this is one of the few cultural destinations on Earth best explored on a river voyage. The Aqua Mekong charts a path through the picturesque lower Mekong basin with expert guides on board. Navigating the Mekong river aboard this best-in-class vessel and following in the footsteps of royalty who have sailed before, this is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to experience the region.

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. 

7 nights - Embark on a cultural odyssey of a lifetime on a luxury Mekong river cruise
This cruise places you in the footsteps of the legendary King Jayavarman VII, who sailed the Mekong in the late 12th century to build the grand Khmer empire.

Aboard the luxury Aqua Mekong, the whole narrative of the region’s mysteries and wonders unravels before your eyes as you discover magnificent carved temples, lush landscapes and rural villages where culture and craft flourishes.

Aqua Mekong’s 7-night itineraries depart from Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon  (Vietnam) and, depending on the month of the year, from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Siem Reap (Cambodia).

4 nights - Go deeper into the mesmerizing culture and life on the Mekong river
This Aqua Mekong cruise is an ideal addition to any existing travel itinerary of the region. Included are twice-daily excursions (walk, bike, kayak or ride a tuk-tuk) and expert guided visits to Mekong River’s dynamic riverside markets, villages and holy sites.

Departures are available from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) year round, and from Siem Reap (Cambodia) in selected months of the year. All disembarkations are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

3 nights - A brief and rewarding taste of Mekong's agrarian heartlands
This 3-night cruise on the Mekong river offers plenty to see and explore for travelers with limited time. A private fleet of ergonomic, sheltered launch boats puts the pleasure and efficiency into exploring Mekong’s myriad waterways, making the most of your time in this beautiful region.

All 3-night itineraries depart from Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Phnom Penhto Saigon - 7 nights
Saigon to Phnom Penh - 4 nights