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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
(Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, Cruise-Only)


8 days with AmaWaterways   Rating: Deluxe

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Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, SIEM REAP/TONLE SAP LAKE - EMBARKATION - KAMPONG CHHNANG
Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Tonle Sap Lake. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is known for its profuse bird life and tranquil fishing villages. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Kampong Chhnang. The ship moors overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 2, KAMPONG CHHNANG - KAMPONG TRALACH- OUDONG
After breakfast, a motor boat excursion takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy a stunning variety of bird life and see numerous great fish traps some over a half-mile long. After your excursion, return to your vessel and cast off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the river bank through the countryside to the beautiful Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Tour the pagodas, and then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist monastery. After the visit, you motor coach will take you to your vessel, which will cruise towards the village of Chong Koh. (B, L, D)

DAY 3, CHONG KOH - PHNOM PENH
This morning, visit the Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisurely walk. Your vessel then departs for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city. Return to the vessel for dinner followed by a special Khmer folk performance on board. The vessel moors overnight in Phnom Penh. (B, L, D)

DAY 4, PHNOM PENH
A morning tour explores the highlights of Cambodia’s capital city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafes, vibrant nightlife and renovated river “corniche.” Visit the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. After lunch onboard, another excursion leads to the infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre (Genocide Museum) situated in the suburbs of the city. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine in one of many nearby restaurants and experience Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife, should passengers so choose. (B, L, D)

DAY 5, PHNOM PENH - BORDER CROSSING - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM
Spend a day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B, L, D)

DAY 6, TAN CHAU - SA DEC
After breakfast, transfer to small boats, which will navigate through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will also visit a catfish farm and a rattan mat and slipper-making workshop. Back ashore, a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) awaits to transport you around Tan Chau. In the afternoon, your vessel cruises downstream to Sa Dec, where it will moor overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 7, SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE
In the morning board a local boat for Sa Dec. Once ashore, you will tour the town noteworthy as the place where the French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market, Fujian Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. After lunch on board, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market; then you will go ashore to see candy and rice paper workshops. This evening, enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner on board. (B, L, D)

DAY 8, HO CHI MINH CITY (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port. (B)
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Your journey begins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. From here you will embark on your Mekong cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in lively Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies (Twin Balconies featured on board MS AmaLotus)
  • Life enriching tours and excursions
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing wine with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary house-brand spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner
  • Onboard special highlights including folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
800-510-4002 800-510-4002 Accommodations
Cruising: Outside cabin onboard the MS AmaLotus or La Marguerite
800-510-4002 800-510-4002 Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Dates, prices & itineraries for 2014 sailings are subject to change.
  • Port Charges:  $133 per person.
  • Intra-Asia Air (Hanoi - Siem Reap):  $330
  • A visa is required for travel to Vietnam and Cambodia; please consult with your Consulate for more information.
  • Siem Reap Embarkation Day:  During low water season, transfer from Siem Reap to the ship via motor coach to Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River.
  • Siem Reap Disembarkation Day:  During low water season, disembark the ship at Preak Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, and transfer via motor coach to Siem Reap.
  • Phnom Penh:  No bare shoulders or shorts for ladies during the Royal Palace visit.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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