2 for 1 Land Program and $240 Bonus Wave Savings with AmaWaterways

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Enjoy this 15-night land & river cruise experience exploring the riches of the Mekong

Save on the Mekong 2-for-1 Land Program

(Map of the Mekong Cruise)

For a limited time, add an incredible 8-night land program in Vietnam & Cambodia to your Mekong river cruise at a special 2-FOR-1 price! Enjoy the beauty of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City for an unforgettable experience at an amazing value. Just mention promo code: 2FOR1LAND to receive this special offer.

ALL IN PRICE: 15-night Cruise/Land starting from $4,209 CAD

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • You 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
  • Unleash your inner adventurer as you explore Angkor Wat's amazing temples, including Banteay Srei, the Terrace of the Elephants 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
  • Indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap, exploring the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park

(Cambodian Apsara Dancer)

HURRY, OFFER ENDS MARCH 31, 2019!

Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only, are inclusive of port charges (C$199 per person), and based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Promotional rates are valid on select departures for new bookings only made February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. 2-FOR-1 Land program is only valid on select 2019 sailings with the purchase of a participating 7-night cruise at full fare based on double occupancy; must mention promo code 2FOR1LAND in order to receive. 2-FOR-1 Land offer is valid February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, gratuities, Intra-Asia airfare and roundtrip airfare are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Itinerary

Day 1: Riches of Mekong Tour

Kampong Cham - Embarkation

Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your seven-night cruise. Board a motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Later, join fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner. (L,D)

Note: All cruise only guests must meet at our designated hotel in Siem Reap on Embarkation day to join the transfer to the ship in Kampong Cham. We recommend that you fly into Siem Reap at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise

(AmaWaterways' AmaDara, Mekong River)

Day 2: Angkor Ban - Oknhatay - Phnom Penh

During the morning, go on a walking tour to Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on-going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sails to Oknhatey or “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. This island is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you’ll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

Your morning excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. After visiting Oudong, be treated to a truly authentic excursion, an oxcart ride through a local village Kampong Tralach. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Phnom Penh

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you’ll explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. (B,L,D)

(AmaWaterways' Chef's Table specialty restaurant)

Day 5: Border Crossing

Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Tan Chau

Visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to enjoy an authentic experience via a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Sa Dec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be

Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, on whom her prize-winning novel “The Lover” is said to be based. Later, board a motorcoach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a military base during the French war and now an important ecological site. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops. In Cai Be, cap the day off with a festive 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, where you disembark and Motorcoach transfer to Sofitel Saigon Plaza (B)

*We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Ho Chi Minh after 2:30pm today to avoid potential missed connections.

(Collecting water lilies, Mekong Delta, Vietnam)

Charms of the Mekong Tour 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Board the AmaDara at My Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (D)

*NOTE: We recommend that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec

Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper-making workshops. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the local market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, whom her prize-winning novel, The Lover, is said to be based on. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Tan Chau - Border Crossing

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to get an authentic experience and take a traditional “xe-loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, simply take the boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum).Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market . After lunch on board, you will explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D)

(Buddhist Blessing, Oudong, Cambodia)

Day 5: Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

Visit Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village along the river bank. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Oknhatey - Angkor Ban

In the morning, set sail for Oknhatey Village. Oknhatey is the “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you will visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Your cruise continues to sail to Kampong Cham. (B,L,D)

(Oxcart Ride, Cambodia)

Day 7: Angkor Ban - Kampong Cham

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on-going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Kampong Cham - Disembarkation

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark and Motorcoach transfer to Sofitel Siem Reap. (B)

*Note: We recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 5:30pm today to avoid potential missed connections.

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