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Charms of the Mekong Cruise Land Forward

From Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnam
Length: 16 Days - Departs: Sat, Jan 29, 2022
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Departure
Jan 29, 2022
Arrival
Feb 13, 2022

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Reduced Single Supplement

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Are you traveling single and don't want to pay the full single supplement, take advantage of reduced single supplement of 25% on balcony staterooms or 10% single supplement on fixed window staterooms on select Europe and Asia river cruises. As an alternative, solo travelers may choose other available special offers where applicable. (Not all sailings are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
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Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2021 & 2022 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. 10% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2021 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to fixed window staterooms, category D and E (Europe) and category C (Asia). Pricing reflects the solo traveler reduced single supplement for entry level fixed window and entry level balcony cabin categories. Offers are applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made by December 31, 2021 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). Single Supplement offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

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$100 OBC per stateroom ($50 per person; solo receives half). Valid for new bookings made Oct 18 – Nov 18, 2021. Applicable to all 2022 Europe sailings. Applicable to all 2021 Holiday and New Year’s sailings. Applicable to balcony staterooms only (Category C and above). Applicable only to NEW FIT bookings. Not applicable to Group bookings. Standard commission applies. Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Combinable with Referral Program (REF21, PGREF21). Combinable with retail promotions (SAVE, WINE, etc.). Combinable with solo traveler promotions (SOLO10, SOLO25, etc.). Combinable with Combination Cruise offer (B2B0, B2B10). Combinable with TLN Amenity programs (OBC/TLN). Combinable with TLN Block program (TLNBLOCK). Combinable with Ultimate Cruise Flexibility (UCF). Not combinable with Hero 2-for-1 (HERO2FOR1). Not combinable with VCN or PS Offer. Additional restrictions may apply.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City, 7-night Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap cruise, 2 nights in Siem Reap, 3 nights in Hanoi and 1 night in Ha Long Bay

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Jan 29, 2022
    ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Ho Chi Minh City, still affectionately referred to by locals as Saigon, is Vietnam'''s former capital. Once known as the '''Paris of the Orient,''' it is now an industrial, cultural and educational hub.
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Jan 30, 2022
    HO CHI MINH CITY. Always bustling, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts blending old and new, and east and west. In the morning, explore some of the city'''s most famous landmarks, including the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. In the afternoon, visit Cu Chi, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. (B,L)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Jan 31, 2022
    HO CHI MINH CITY ''' MY THO ''' EMBARKATION. In the morning, visit Ben Thanh Market'''one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer via motorcoach from Ho Chi Minh City to AmaDara at My Tho Port for your river cruise and meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cai Be. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Feb 01, 2022
    CAI BE ''' SA DEC. Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, as well as the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of heryouth. You will visit the colorful market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras'''Chinese paramour, which her prize-winning novel, '''The Lover,''' is said to be based on. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Feb 02, 2022
    TAN CHAU ''' BORDER CROSSING. Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Be treated to an authentic experience on 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 from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Feb 03, 2022
    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)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Feb 04, 2022
    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. You may walk around Oudong'''s monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion ''' an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Feb 05, 2022
    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, an art that has been preserved for centuries. Your cruise continues to sail to Angkor Ban. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Sun, Feb 06, 2022
    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)*Based on seasonality, the port of Angkor Ban may be inaccessible from August - September. During this time, Wat Hanchey will replace Angkor Ban as the port of call.
  10. Day 10
    Mon, Feb 07, 2022
    DISEMBARKATION ''' KAMPONG CHAM ''' SIEM REAP. Disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer by motorcoach to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Khmer empire. You'''ll visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the '''Kingdom of the Trees,''' for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation. (B,D)
  11. Day 11
    Tue, Feb 08, 2022
    SIEM REAP ''' ANGKOR. Begin your morning exploration of the temple complex at Angkor Wat, the most iconic of all Angkorian temples, built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. An afternoon excursion takes you to see the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, which means '''Citadel of Women,''' as it has been said that the carving is too fine to have been done by the hand of man. During the evening, be treated to a special '''Apsara Dancing Show''' at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
  12. Day 12
    Wed, Feb 09, 2022
    SIEM REAP ''' HANOI. After breakfast, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of Angkor Thom meaning '''the great city''' and the last capital of the Khmer Empire. This is home to Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Later in the day, take a short flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. (B,L)
  13. Day 13
    Thu, Feb 10, 2022
    HANOI. From ancient temples to French Colonial architecture and modern-day skyscrapers, along with beautiful parks and lakes, Hanoi is an eclectic and lively city. A morning sightseeing tour will showcase some of Hanoi'''s most famous historic and cultural sites, including Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You will also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the '''Hanoi Hilton''' during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride (known as a '''cyclo''') in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional Water Puppet Show. (B)
  14. Day 14
    Fri, Feb 11, 2022
    HANOI ''' HA LONG BAY. Take a scenic drive from Hanoi to one of Vietnam'''s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board an elegantly appointed ship designed with all the modern conveniences to ensure smooth sailing for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. The backdrop of the bay'''s magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations provide you with the perfect setting for a memorable sojourn. (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    Sat, Feb 12, 2022
    HA LONG BAY ''' HANOI. Spend the morning sailing across the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay with more than 2,000 small islands rising from the water like a dragon'''s back. Later in the morning, disembark the ship and transfer back to Hanoi where you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B,L)
  16. Day 16
    Sun, Feb 13, 2022
    DEPART HANOI. Bid farewell to Vietnam and prepare for your homeward flight (B)

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), includingdaily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board an elegantly appointed ship inHa Long Bay
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.8
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.8
Value for Money
4.6

Ratings based off 11 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

Very nice experience. All handled in a professional and courteous manner.

Ama Waterways is without question a top tier operator. At first I was concerned that I would lose the small tour feel that I like. I should not have worried. The whole experience is designed to provide intimate settings, friendly atmosphere and NO Lines or waiting. Incredible staff. Personalized tour service with the advantages of a group. The mix of other guests was delightful. Our best vacation ever.

This was our second trip with AmaWaterways and it was consistent in quality with our first. Our tour manager and our local guides were outstanding. Itinerary included a variety of interesting experiences and there was a nice balance of planned excursions and free time. Land accommodations on the pre- and post-cruise extension were excellent.

Excellent varied activities. Sensitive to indicudiuals who were unable to do the strenuous outings. Excellent staff in all the countries. The tour director was on top of everything and very interested in all the guests.

AMAWaterays is absolutely first rate. Travelled with them before and will again. Trip to Vietnam/Cambodia went off without a hitch. All personnel were extraordinarily friendly and efficient.

Great itinerary and very knowledgable guides.

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