The sagas of ancient empires, colonial powers and modern conflicts have unfolded along her banks. And, through it all, the Mekong remains first and foremost a lifeline. Temples, trade routes and fishing villages in the river’s path are today untouched by time, just as the way of life they represent. And nowhere are the river’s riches more apparent than in the neighboring-but distinct countries-of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Lively Ho Chi Minh City, once known as the “Peal of the Orient,” offers a vibrant mix of old and new and provides the perfect start to your incredible journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise along the mighty Mekong, discovering a glimpse of history; one where people still happily honor the timeless traditions passed down through the centuries from their ancestors.
Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life
Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh.
Shore excursions are included in the price and are led by excellent English-speaking local guides who are well-versed in both Cambodian and Vietnamese history and culture. Morning and afternoon excursions are offered daily, with a break for lunch back on board the ship. Means of exploration include walking, motor coach and more authentic modes of transportation like local boat, oxcart, or trishaw rides.
On board you will enjoy the comforts of the 124-passenger AmaDara. This distinctive ship is in a class of her own! AmaWaterways’ sole cruise ship on the Mekong River, the AmaDara features French Colonial décor and richly carved wood furniture inspired by the history of the region, as well as local artifacts made by native craftsmen.
Each year we hold a Private Sale with AmaWaterways – and it is by far the best value for booking a river cruise. If a river cruise is in your future travel plans, let’s connect and start making plans.