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RICHES OF THE MEKONG | 16-Day | Ama Waterways River Cruise

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 ship. 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. Cruise along the Mekong as you are 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. Experience the lively hustle and bustle of open-air and floating markets, offering exotic produce. 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 that offers a heady mixture of old and new.

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7-NIGHT CRUISE | 2-NIGHTS HANOI |1-NIGHT HA LONG BAY | 3-NIGHTS SIEM REAP PRE-CRUISE | 2-NIGHTS HO CHI MINH CITY POST-CRUISE

  • DAY 1 - HanoiHotel check-in
  • DAY 2 - Hanoi City tour & rickshaw ride
    Water puppet show
  • DAY 3 - Hanoi Motorcoach transfer to Ha Long Bay,
    Ha Long Bay excursion
    Overnight cruise
  • DAY 4 - Ha Long Bay, Transfer to airport, Flight to Siem Reap
    Siem Reap Hotel check-in
  • DAY 5 - Siem Reap, Angkor Thom
    Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei temples
  • DAY 6 - Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
  • DAY 7 - Kampong Cham - EMBARKATION
    Koh ChenSilversmith village visit
    Prek Kdam Welcome Dinner
  • DAY 8 - Ankgor Ban Walking tour
    Oknhatey Village Visit, Silk Village and local school
    Phnom PenhFree evening
  • DAY 9 - Oudong Buddhist Blessing Ceremony
    Kampong-TralachOxcart ride
    Phnom Penh Tuk tuk orientation tour
  • DAY 10 - Phnom Penh Killing Fields and Genocide Museum
    Royal Palace and National Museum
    OR Central Market
  • DAY 11 - Border Crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam
  • DAY 12 - Tan Chau Trishaw ride to craftsmen’s workshops
    Or Local village
  • DAY 13 - Sa DecLocal boat ride to Sa Dec
    Visit local market
    Xeo QuytXeo Quyt excursion
    Cai BeVisit local workshops and historic Kiet Old House
  • DAY 14 - Ho Chi Minh City -
    DISEMBARKATION (My Tho Port)
    Motorcoach transfer to Ho Chi Minh City
    City tour
  • DAY 15 - Ho Chi Minh City
    Cu Chi Tunnels
  • DAY 16 - Ho Chi Minh City
    Return flight home

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIESPERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM A HIGHLY TRAINED CRUISE MANAGER DURING BOTH CRUISE AND LAND PROGRAMS

  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

LAND PROGRAM

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including city tour, rickshaw ride, water puppet show and daily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast