Luxury Mekong River Cruise

8 Day River Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap with APT

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 8 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise. Embark on a 8 day adventure of Vietnam and Cambodia with a luxury cruise along the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.

     
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Ho Chi Minh City
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Siem Reap
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Vietnam, Cambodia
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
305 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
4 Reviews
Trip Code:
VEMR08

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Embark Ship
On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), you’ll be met and transferred to My Tho where your river ship awaits for an eight-day Mekong River cruise. Tonight, get to know your fellow passengers as you enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner on board. Featuring a fusion of exciting Vietnamese and Western flavours, presented with Luke Nguyen’s culinary finesse, this contemporary menu is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of your cruise. After dinner, perhaps wind down in the lounge with a nightcap. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus (L/D)
2 Cai Be, Sa Dec
A local boat will take you to the river-land town of Cai Be today. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with crumbling colonial buildings and delightful flowering gardens. The morning then takes you onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. The sleepy locale of Sa Dec is where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple. (B/L/D)
3 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello, and pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is left free for you to relax on board your luxurious river ship. This afternoon, perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs. Alternatively, sit back and watch daily life unfold on the riverbanks before enjoying dinner later this evening. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. (B/L/D)
4 Phnom Penh
Your discovery of Phnom Penh begins with the chance to select from our range of Freedom of Choice activities. The evening has been left free for you to discover the city at your own pace. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum which is located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk which is an exciting way to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.
5 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen
With a free morning at hand in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the attractions. Later in the day, your ship will cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. (B/L/D)
6 Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Today you’ll step ashore and travel by coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call on a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your ship. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon before dinner. (B/L/D)
7 Kampong Chhnang
Today brings you an authentic glimpse into the local way of life as you jump aboard a small boat and head into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river - a delight to watch. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam on the edge of Tonle Sap. This evening, reflect on the days that have just gone by as you enjoy your last night on board your luxury river cruise. Meet your fellow travellers for a pre-dinner drink before celebrating the end of your cruise with a Farewell Dinner. (B/L/D)
8 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Disembark the ship in Prek K’dam and transfer to Siem Reap for your flight home. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Take an authentic ox cart ride in Kampong Tralach.
  • Participate in a special Buddhist Blessing with monks in the former royal capital of Oudong.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride around Tan Chau.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to eight destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
Included Meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 21 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
Accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Other disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (4)

8 Day Luxury Mekong River Cruise reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Relaxing trip taking in the sights and life of The Mekong”
- WA, Australia Feb 2018 5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service and booking experience with Georgie and team at Global Journeys, Thank you!
The 8 Day Mekong River Cruise was enjoyable and relaxing. A good mix of on shore excursions and relax time to enjoy the scenery. RV Amalotus is very comfortable, the staff and crew were very friendly and nice to see that they enjoy working on the ship. The food and drinks were good quality and plentiful. Shore excursions were well organised with very knowledgeable local...read more

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“Definitely the best way to visit Cambodia”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2015 2 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful journey. Definitely the best way to visit Cambodia. All staff were exceptional and the food delicious. The tours were great with absolutely beautiful experiences with knowledgeable and very helpful guides. Vietnam is a fabulous country with such good people. We loved every minute of our trip.

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“The organisation of this cruise was impressive”
- ACT, Australia Nov 2014 5 Helpful Votes

All in all the organisation of this cruise was impressive. The staff were friendly, thoughtful and proactive. The standard of accommodation and meals was high. The off boat excursions were always interesting and on the whole not the sort of things which could be accomplished on a self organised tour. The guides, especially the guide in Cambodia (Minau), were helpful and informative. Well done all. I do have a quibble over the advertising. The brochure and initial tour schedule listed the cruise...read more

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“One of the best holidays we have ever had”
- Australia Jul 2012 1 Helpful Vote

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise aboard the MS AmaLotus. The ship was beautifully appointed and the staff could not do enough for us. Our cruise was a 'once off' experience as we were 2 of only 13 passengers on board however we never felt like we were getting anything less than top class service and all tours etc were run as per the itinerary. I loved how we would disembark to discover the 'real life and culture' of the Vietnamese and Cambodian villages and then back on board to our attentive...read more

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Deck Plans

Sadec Suite
Owners Suite
Sadec Deck (Level 4)

Cabin Types

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite  Balcony Suite Layout  
  • Suite Size (226 sq. ft/ 21 sq m)
  • Spacious ensuite with a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries in all suites.
  • Outside Balcony, Panoramic Balcony and individual climate control in all suites.
  • Large amount of space per guest.

Prices & Dates

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Monday 29 Jul 2019 Monday 05 Aug 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Monday 12 Aug 2019 Monday 19 Aug 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Monday 26 Aug 2019 Monday 02 Sep 2019 3,995 per person 144 per person 3,851 per person Enquire
Monday 09 Sep 2019 Monday 16 Sep 2019 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Monday 23 Sep 2019 Monday 30 Sep 2019 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Sunday 06 Oct 2019 Sunday 13 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 07 Oct 2019 Monday 14 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 20 Oct 2019 Sunday 27 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 21 Oct 2019 Monday 28 Oct 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 03 Nov 2019 Sunday 10 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 04 Nov 2019 Monday 11 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 17 Nov 2019 Sunday 24 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 18 Nov 2019 Monday 25 Nov 2019 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Sunday 01 Dec 2019 Sunday 08 Dec 2019 4,445 per person 150 per person 4,295 per person Sold Out
Monday 02 Dec 2019 Monday 09 Dec 2019 4,445 per person 150 per person 4,295 per person Enquire
Sunday 12 Jan 2020 Sunday 19 Jan 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Sold Out
Monday 13 Jan 2020 Monday 20 Jan 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Sunday 26 Jan 2020 Sunday 02 Feb 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Sold Out
Monday 27 Jan 2020 Monday 03 Feb 2020 4,095 per person 148 per person 3,947 per person Enquire
Sunday 09 Feb 2020 Sunday 16 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Sold Out
Monday 10 Feb 2020 Monday 17 Feb 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 24 Feb 2020 Monday 02 Mar 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 09 Mar 2020 Monday 16 Mar 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 23 Mar 2020 Monday 30 Mar 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 06 Apr 2020 Monday 13 Apr 2020 4,195 per person 152 per person 4,043 per person Enquire
Monday 12 Aug 2019 Monday 19 Aug 2019 5,795 per person 216 solo traveller 5,579 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 10 Feb 2020 Monday 17 Feb 2020 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 23 Mar 2020 Monday 30 Mar 2020 6,095 per person 228 solo traveller 5,867 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV AmaLotus
Category C  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 395 - $ 695
Category B+ $ 1,195
Category A $ 1,395
Sadec Suite $ 2,195
Owners Suite $ 2,595

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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Trip Notes
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