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Riches of the Mekong Cruise Land Forward

From Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Length: 16 Days - Departs: Tue, Aug 08, 2023
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Departure
Aug 08, 2023
Arrival
Aug 23, 2023

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Reduced Single Supplement

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Reduced Single Supplement

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 up to 25% 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.)
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2022 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. 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 March 31, 2022 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.

Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

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Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

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During our exclusive AmaWaterways when you book a select 2023 Europe, Asia or Egypt river cruise you'll receive up to $1000 savings per stateroom in amenities. Book a Balcony stateroom and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities and a complimentary stateroom upgrade or book a suite and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities, $100 onboard credit and a complimentary private roundtrip airport transfer from and to the airport in Europe. (Blackout dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable dates.)
Combinable with Free Land offer.
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Upgrade Rewards Program is valid on select 2023 Europe, Asia, and Egypt sailings, applicable to new FIT and Group bookings made between October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) or Free Land promotions. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Loyalty Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program, Referral program, Combination Cruise savings, and Consortia programs. Offer is not applicable with reduced single supplement offers of less than 50%, Private Sales, FAM, Interline, or corporate bookings. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in a balcony stateroom in Categories CB, CA, C, B, A, BB, BA, AB, AA (AmaMagna – booked in Categories AB, AA); offer includes one category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Prepaid gratuities apply to the cruise portion only. Complimentary Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers are only applicable to guests booked in Suite Categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS; offer includes private transfers to/from the airport in Europe (excluding Munich, Marseille, and Le Havre). An air schedule is required before transfers may be applied to booking. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy; solo travelers will receive half and is only applicable to guests booked in Suite categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS. $100 Gift Card is issued after guests sail (not combinable with other enhanced commission offers). Upgrade Rewards Program is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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

  1. Day 1
    Tue, Aug 08, 2023
    ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM. Hanoi, Vietnam'''s capital city boasts a rich cultural heritage that blends in harmony with its vibrant present. From ancient temples to French Colonial architecture and modern-day skyscrapers, along with beautiful parks and lakes, Hanoi is an eclectic and lively city.
  2. Day 2
    Wed, Aug 09, 2023
    HANOI. Discover some of Hanoi'''s most famous historic and cultural sites on your guided tour that includes: Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You'''ll also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the '''Hanoi Hilton''' during the Vietnam War. Take an authentic rickshaw ride, known as '''cyclo,''' in Hanoi'''s bustling Old Quarter, and then enjoy a traditional water puppet show. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Thu, Aug 10, 2023
    HANOI - HA LONG BAY. Ethereal Ha Long Bay is considered by many to be the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. 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)
  4. Day 4
    Fri, Aug 11, 2023
    HA LONG BAY - HANOI - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. 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 to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Khmer empire. (B,L)
  5. Day 5
    Sat, Aug 12, 2023
    SIEM REAP - ANGKOR. Begin your morning exploration of the Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom, meaning '''the great city." 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. You'''ll then visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the '''Kingdom of Trees,''' for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, meaning '''Citadel of Women,''' as it has been said that the carving is too fine to have been done by the hand of man. Cap this memorable day off with a special '''Apsara Dance Show''' at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sun, Aug 13, 2023
    SIEM REAP - ANGKOR. Discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat. This is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed and a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. (B,D)
  7. Day 7
    Mon, Aug 14, 2023
    SIEM REAP ''' KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA ''' 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. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Tue, Aug 15, 2023
    ANGKOR BAN - OKNHATEY. 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 that have been preserved for centuries. Your ship moors in Oknhatey village. (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.
  9. Day 9
    Wed, Aug 16, 2023
    OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH - PHNOM PENH. Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The 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)
  10. Day 10
    Thu, Aug 17, 2023
    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)
  11. Day 11
    Fri, Aug 18, 2023
    PHNOM PENH ''' BORDER CROSSING ''' TAN CHAU, VIETNAM. Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    Sat, Aug 19, 2023
    TAN CHAU ''' SA DEC. 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)
  13. Day 13
    Sun, Aug 20, 2023
    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, and the historic Kiet Old House. In Cai Be, cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    Mon, Aug 21, 2023
    DISEMBARKATION ''' MY THO ''' HO CHI MINH CITY. Disembark the AmaDara in My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam'''s former capital of Indochina was once known as '''Paris of the Orient,''' and today, it is an industrial, cultural and educational hub. Explore such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum before visiting the Ben Thanh Market'''one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)*For those not staying in Ho Chi Minh, we recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Ho Chi Minh after 2:30pm to avoid potential missed connections.
  15. Day 15
    Tue, Aug 22, 2023
    HO CHI MINH CITY. Visit Chu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
  16. Day 16
    Wed, Aug 23, 2023
    DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY. Bid farewell to Vietnam as you 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
  • Mini-fridge, 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
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at theSofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), includingcity tour, rickshaw ride, water puppet show anddaily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reapat the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & SpaResort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reapat 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

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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