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Mekong River Cruise – High and Low Water

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  • Aqua Mekong
  • River Boat
  • 40 Capacity
  • 5 Days
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Summary : Embark on a journey through captivating landscapes, traveling back in time as you sail upriver from Ho Chi Minh City along the thriving Mekong Delta past floating villages, colonial vestiges and gilded pagodas to the Art Deco landmarks of Phnom Penh.

Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
Mekong River / My Tho / Ho Chi Minh / Vietnam

Meet in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer by air-conditioned coach to My Tho dock where you will be welcomed aboard the Aqua Mekong. Settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed.

Day 2
Mekong River / Binh Thanh / Sa Dec / My An Hung

Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where you will peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. In the afternoon, visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where you will walk through verdant plantations. you will be invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers followed by a unique unicorn dance. An 11 mile biking option is also available.

Day 3
Mekong River / Tan Chau / Chau Doc / Vinh Xuong / Ka'om Samnor Border

Travel by skiff along Bassac Canal to Chau Doc floating market then head off by van to Long Son Pagoda atop Sam Mountain. Ask the monks about their age-old Buddhist practices. Return via the bustling morning market. Optional 18 kilometers bike ride on Long Khanh Island or take a rickshaw ride to visit Tan Chau Market with chef. After lunch, relax by the pool, try traditional Khmer massage or learn to cook Mekong inspired dishes while you cross the border.

Day 4
Mekong River / Koh Oknha Tey / Preah Prosop

On this river of time admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma, the ubiquitous item no Khmer lives without. Explore the riverbank on two wheels if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch houses perched on spindly wooden stilts while white oxen wade just offshore. After lunch, board marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.

Day 5
Phnom Penh / Cambodia

Discover the Cambodian capital by motorized tuk-tuk. See the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. For those who wish, visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at Russian Market. Your journey comes to an end in Phnom Penh.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions—and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

2018-19 Low Season:
5/1/2018-7/27/2018; 5/3/2019-7/30/2019
2018-19 High Season:
1/2/2018-4/30/2018; 7/28/2018-12/28/2018; 1/1/2019-5/2/2019; 7/31/2019-12/28/2019

Special Guest Departures:

Founder Francesco Galli Zugaro – 8/25/2017
Enjoy insider access on this exclusive, limited-edition departure with the founder of the shipping company.

Included:

Group transfers to/from vessel and the meeting points; cabin accommodations and meals aboard the ship; beverages (non-alcoholic, premium wine, and beer); shore excursions; laundry service; entrance fees en route; wireless internet; gear on loan (complimentary bike use). Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:

Air transportation; passport / visa fees; private transfers; travel insurance; items of a personal nature; boutique purchases; spa treatments; guide and crew gratuities; fuel surcharge may apply.

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