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10-nt Asian Waterways AmaDara

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Siem Reap, Cambodia
2Angkor, Cambodia
3Angkor, Cambodia
4Kampong Cham, Cambodia
5Oknhatay, Cambodia
6Phnom Penh, Cambodia
7Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8Tan Chau, Vietnam
9Sa Dec, Vietnam
10Cai Be, Vietnam
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Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

OVERVIEW

CRUISE FROM : Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Start your journey in Siem Reap, Cambodia the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong cruise in Prek Kdam. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery along the way. Overnight in Phnom Phen, capital of Cambodia. Conclude your cruise in lively Ho Chi Minh City.

COUNTRIES: Cambodia, Vietnam

RIVERS: Mekong
Riches of the Mekong At A Glance
At A Glance

On these itineraries, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. We include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

INCLUDED FEATURESSPACIOUS 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

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (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
  • AmaDara features a vast array of in-room amenities specifically designed for your comfort and convenience. All staterooms are outside accommodations and feature Twin Balconies.

    The 124-passenger AmaDara (2015) features Luxury Suites (452 sq. ft.), Suites (334 sq. ft.) and spacious standard staterooms (226 sq. ft.), all of which have private Twin Balconies (French Balcony plus a full size step-out balcony). The ship’s elegant public areas include two stylish restaurants serving delicious cuisine, an inviting lounge, a fitness room, hair salon, massage rooms, and a refreshing Sun Deck swimming pool.



    Ship Length: 302
    Total Staff: 50
    Guest Capacity: 124

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP
    Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Khmer empire.

    Day 2 : SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
    Begin your morning exploration of 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 be done by the hand of man. Afterwards, you are in for another treat of a different kind with a visit to the English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in the village of Ta Toum. Cap this memorable day off with a special "Apsara Dancing Show" at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)

    Note: The English-Language school visit is capacity controlled

    Day 3 : SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
    Discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat, a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. (B,D)

    Day 4 : SIEM REAP - PREK KDAM - EMBARKATION
    Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Prek Kdam, a small village on the Tonle River, for your seven-Night Cruise. Take a leisurely walk through Koh Chen, which specializes in silver- and copper-smithing. As you walk through the village, listen to the villagers tapping with small hammers and watch as they make jewelry and other ornamental items out of silver and copper, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, which are used in traditional ceremonies. Meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship sails to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : KAMPONG CHHNANG - KAMPONG TRALACH -OUDONG
    A local motorboat takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life here as well as tranquil floating villages and its busy market. Be treated to an authentic experience, an ox cart ride through a local village. Afterwards, you'll take a motorcoach to Oudong, situated on a picturesque hillside. Oudong was Cambodia's former royal capital from 17th century until 1866; today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, you'll visit one of Cambodia's largest monasteries, where you'll be treated to a memorable Buddhist blessing ceremony. Your ship departs for Oknhatey Village and moors midstream. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : OKNHATEY VILLAGE - PHNOM PENH
    Koh Oknhatey, or "Silk Island," located on the lush banks of the Mekong River, is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. You'll go to Oknhatey, where you'll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Later, your ship departs for Phnom Penh, the vibrant colorful capital of Cambodia. Experience Phnom Penh via an authentic tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. During the evening on board, enjoy a typical Khmer folk performance presented by local children. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : PHNOM PENH
    You will have a choice of excursions this morning. Visit Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum) just outside the city. Or if you prefer to stay in Phnom Penh, you can visit the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you'll explore the highlights of the city, followed by 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)

    Day 8 : TAN CHAU
    Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : TAN CHAU - SA DEC
    Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to 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 to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : 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. Later, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars 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. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : HO CHI MINH CITY - DISEMBARKATION
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