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Ho Chi Minh/Siem Reap
7-night Upriver Mekong Explorer Cruise - High Water Season
October 25, 2019
Aqua Expeditions: Aqua Mekong
Ho Chi Minh/Siem Reap
Vacation Offer ID 1301029
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 7-night cruise
  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
  • All shore excursions
  • Laundry
  • Bike use
  • Internet
  • Group transfers

Available Add-Ons

Optional airfare; pre-/post-cruise hotel
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cu Chi Tunnels & Sai Gon Highlights Tour – 10 hours - Saigon
Highlights:
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit Reunification Palace
  • Stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
  • Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda
  • Shopping at the Central Ben Thanh Market

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up/ Drop off at Phu My Port
  • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English Speaking Local Guides.
  • Ports permit arranged
  • Meals (food only) as stated in the above itinerary
  • One 0.5 little of bottles water and cold towel in vehicle during sightseeing
  • Vietnam Government tax and services charge
 
Not Included:
  • All International and domestic air tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Vietnamese visa arrival
  • Other meals than those specified.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, waiters at included meals, local assistants
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Transfer to Ship
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My Tho
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Binh Thanh Island
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Sa Dec
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My An Hung
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Chau Doc
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Vinh Xuong - Ka'Am Samnor Border
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Koh Oknha Tey
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Preah Prosop
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Phnom Penh
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Koh Chen
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Kampong Chhnang
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Chhnok Tru
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Moat Khla
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Prek Toal
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Siem Reap
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Aqua Expeditions: Aqua Mekong

Taking guests on a journey into Aqua Expeditions' next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia, the Aqua Mekong was designed to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel. Local sustainable materials and artisanal touches of the Mekong River's multifaceted cultures round out these generous interior spaces, designed to welcome guests in the utmost comfort. Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas, and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests. Modern navigation technologies and the highest cruise ship standards, as well as an experienced river pilot and crew ensure smooth travel and safety on the water.

Common Areas Onboard:

  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Indoor dining room and outdoor private dining
  • Screening room with theater-style seating
  • Outdoor cinema under the stars
  • Library and games room with foosball table
  • Outside shaded lounge with single and double daybeds
  • Antique and artisanal boutique
  • Lobby lounge
  • Observation deck with outdoor sunbeds
  • Top deck gym overlooking the river
  • Infirmary with onboard medical staff
  • Outdoor top deck plunge pool with private cabanas
  • Two spa treatment rooms
Five Star Southeast Asian Cuisine
Aqua Expeditions could not be more fortunate than to have David Thompson, Asia’s top ranked chef on The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List, join them as Executive Chef of the Aqua Mekong.

The onboard chefs shop local riverside markets for the day’s freshest ingredients, from catfish to river prawns and organic, local produce. Coconut, lemongrass, coriander, and turmeric are just a few of the recognizable flavors guests can expect on Thompson’s ever changing, inventive menus that always remain authentic to the fertile surroundings.

Dining Room

Dining Room
Designed to match, and occasionally distract from the stunning surroundings, Executive Chef David Thompson’s dishes incorporate the timeless flavors and ancient sustainable ingredients of the Mekong’s many cultures and fertile fields. Thompson built his reputation on Southeast Asian recipes culled from historic sources, a delectable tradition he continues on board the Aqua Mekong, bringing together the finest recipes of Khmer and Vietnamese river cultures.

Subtly balancing this timeless scenery, the dining room's refined interior has been stylishly finished with contemporary Asian artifacts, fine china, and crystal glassware. These design elements are matched by attentive, personalized service from English-speaking staff that quickly learns guest names and tastes, from Vietnamese sweet coffee in the morning to the evening’s fine imported wines.

Lounges & Amenities

Indoor Lounge

Indoor Lounge
Settle into the sleek contemporary chairs, modeled after southeast Asian colonial planters, in the ship’s air-conditioned Indoor Lounge. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the views of the ever-changing Vietnamese or Cambodian landscapes streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows. At the back of the lounge, order a fresh tropical fruit cocktail from the fully stocked bar, or choose an Angkor beer or fine European wine. Guests gravitate to the Indoor Lounge in the mornings for Vietnamese iced coffee with sweet condensed milk, to swap travelers tales, and for daily lectures from expert local guides about topics relevant to upcoming excursions.

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge
Choose to relax at either of the Aqua Mekong’s Outdoor Lounges located on the Observation Deck level. Both the bow and the stern lounges are outfitted with comfortable sun loungers, shaded canopies, and a fully stocked rooftop bar. Sip Sundowners by the river-facing plunge pool, or let its cool waters take the edge off the equatorial swelter after an excursion into the emerald-flooded forest or among the colorful melee of floating markets.

Observation Deck

Observation Deck
Sunlit indoors and out, the top level Observation Deck has been designed to seamlessly connect guests with the constantly shifting landscape of floating Vietnamese villages, French colonial church spires, and gilded Buddhist stupas along this mighty river, always in the utmost comfort. Whether one chooses to relax in the air-conditioned Indoor Lounge, or cool off with a plunge in the shimmering pool at the bow side, the Observation Deck ensures that the river always remains in full view.

Private Screening Room

Private Screening Room
Enhance any Mekong River journey with classic films about this exotic region, for which the cruise director will be happy to organize a private screening. Guests will also gather for private lectures, videos, and documentaries about the fascinating cultures along this Mekong River journey.

Spa

Spa
Enjoy a touch of traditional healing, be it the gentle stretching and deep knead of a Khmer massage, or Vietnamese aromatherapy incorporating local ingredients like energizing highland coffee or relaxing organic lemongrass. Spa treatments are available throughout the day and evening by appointment. The Aqua Mekong’s experienced, professionally-trained therapists perform a full range of holistic, restorative, and energizing treatments.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2014
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Cambodia
Tonnage (GRT)
100
Guests (Lowers)
40
Total Guests
40
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
40
Officers' Nationality
Cambodian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Cambodian
Total Rooms
20
Suites
20
Balconies
8
Ocean/River View
20
Interior
Accessible
Excursions off the Vessel

Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats, each with capacity for 10 passengers, depart from the Aqua Mekong two or three times per day on 3, 4, and 7-night cruises. Ten bicycles aboard the Aqua Mekong allow guests to go off on two wheels along the Mekong’s fascinating riverbanks. Experienced river guides lead guests into the sultry jungle on foot, or by bicycle, in search of enigmatic vestiges of Indochine made famous by French writer Marguerite Duras, who grew up along this timeless river. Encounter flocks of painted stork, spot billed pelicans, and the elusive Masked Finfoot in their last Southeast Asian refuge. Explore flooded emerald forests and bamboo stilt villages accessible only by boat, and remote Buddhist monasteries that are still home to noble saffron-robed monks who will grant guests private audiences amidst flickering candles and smiling stone Buddhas.

Guides and Crew

Four professionally trained guides lead guests of the Aqua Mekong on daily expeditions aboard comfortable skiffs deep into the Mekong River’s tributaries, and on foot among Khmer pottery villages, remote mountain monasteries, and among the cultural treasures of Phnom Penh. These English-speaking, professionally trained experts grew up along the Mekong River, and know its Buddhist temples, Hindu ruins, Catholic churches, and elusive wildlife, as well as many of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people they will introduce guests to en route.

Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Complimentary, high speed wireless internet throughout the ship.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Binoculars
    Available for rent, USD $25
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Suites
Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    Southeast Asia's rich artisanal traditions can be found among the treasures in the onboard boutique, designed to offer Aqua Mekong guests the convenience of shopping at their leisure for high quality, thoughtfully selected Cambodian and Vietnamese handicrafts and jewelry, as well as Aqua Expedition signature souvenirs. Items featured here include original pieces sourced directly from talented artisans who live and work in the communities Aqua Expeditions visit and actively support. Aqua Expeditions is proud that wherever possible, high quality pieces with a philanthropic origin have been selected, allowing guests' pleasure to be matched by the life-changing opportunities created for these artisans.
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Bicycles (for use ashore)
  • Fitness Room
  • Watersports
    Kayaks available for use during excursions.
Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong River from the pillow-top California king size bed that can be converted, upon request, into two full twin beds. More captivating views await on the plush, roomy daybed placed by the window wall or for the eight balcony accommodations, outside along with a romantic table for two. Those who wish to keep up on the world beyond these enthralling riverbanks will appreciate complimentary high speed wireless internet.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Design Suite (I) Call for Price
Design Suite
  • Category: I
  • First Deck
  • Square Feet: 322
  • Twin beds that are convertible to a California king-size bed
  • Private balconies or floor-to-ceiling river-facing windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Large double closets
  • Chest of drawers
  • Password generated security box
  • iPod docking station
  • Dual sink bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • All-organic toiletries

- Design Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door, and an exterior daybed.
- Design Suites without balconies have river facing panoramic windows that open, and a 13-ft long interior sofa that converts to a single bed.

Design Suite (II) Call for Price
Design Suite
  • Category: II
  • Second Deck
  • Square Feet: 322
  • Twin beds that are convertible to a California king-size bed
  • Private balconies or floor-to-ceiling river-facing windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Large double closets
  • Chest of drawers
  • Password generated security box
  • iPod docking station
  • Dual sink bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • All-organic toiletries

- Design Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door, and an exterior daybed.
- Design Suites without balconies have river facing panoramic windows that open, and a 13-ft long interior sofa that converts to a single bed.

Aqua Expedition's Mekong River cruises are priced based on per person, double occupancy. Not Included: All air tickets, Visas, private transfers, spa services, boutique purchases & guide and crew gratuities.

Single supplement +25% regular rates; Child Policy: 7 year age minimum on all departures, child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount; Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount; Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night.

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Observation Deck
Second Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Design Suite (II)
First Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Design Suite (I)
Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson | Regional Manager
Direct Line: 760.479.4324
Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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