What you’ll get

  • Duration : 4 days

  • Departure : Phnom Penh

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Our 3-night Mekong Discovery Cruise offers travelers with limited time a richly rewarding adventure, either heading up river in Cambodia by exploring the Tonle Sap Rivers, or downriver between Phnom Penh (PNH) the eye-opening capital of Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh (SGN), in bustling Vietnam.

Highlights

    • Join interesting itinerary : Phnom Penh - Tonle Sap River - Ho Chi Minh
    • Have chance experience life on Aqua cruise - a floating five-star hotel in 3 nights
    • Visit serene Buddhist temples and stilted villages or explore the unique landscape by bicycle and kayak
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
First Deck Suite

First Deck Suite

Size : 30m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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First Deck Triple

First Deck Triple

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 3

Bed size: 1 double + 1 single

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Second Deck Suite

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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  • Meals
    3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Laundry
    • Bike use
    • Internet
    • All shore excursions
    • All meals while onboard
    • All beverages (non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
    • Group transfers to/from vessel and the meeting points in Siem Reap and Saigon
    Price Excludes
    • Visas
    • All air tickets
    • Spa services
    • Private transfers
    • Boutique purchases
    • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1- Tuesday: Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Welcome our passengers over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 2- Wednesday: Tonle Sap river - Koh Chen - Kampong Chhnang - Camboadia

This morning, we visit Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia's king as gifts for visiting dignitaries. In the afternoon, we continue learning about Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang, the 'Port of Pottery' so called because archaeological findings here date to the 6th century. Bike option is available.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 3- Thursday: Mouth of the Tonle Sap Lake - Chhnok Tru - Moat Khla - Camboadia

Continue exploring the remote communities around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In Chhnok Tru, we “slide” into an ice factory and learn from locals what it’s like to live in a town where schools, churches, pagodas, and even the karaoke bar and police station all float. After lunch, we visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Aqua Mekong Cruise

Day 4- Friday: Tonle Sap Lake - Prek Toal - Siem Reap - Camboadia

Set off by skiff into the 22,000-hectare Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of the largest freshwater bodies in Asia and the last refuge in Southeast Asia for large waterbirds like the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis and the elusive masked finfoot. Disembarkation.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A


Questions & Answers

  • Asked by Kelly W. Wolfe | 01 Mar 2019

    Is it better to book the Aqua Mekong early or can I book on short notice?

    Answered by admin | 01 Mar 2019

    Thanks for your question. One defining advantage of the Aqua Mekong is its small capacity compared with other Mekong River journeys or a river lodge. Thus we recommend our guests book early, especially if your desired travel dates are not flexible. People typically book their Aqua Mekong River Cruise in Vietnam and Cambodia at least 10 to 18 months in advance, however we will always do our best to accommodate your desired cruise dates.

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.8

Based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.7
  • Organization
    10.0
  • Value for money
    9.7
  • Safety
    9.7
9.3

ErichS366

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
19 Jan 2019
Boat tour that stimulates thinking The boat tour was interesting, our guide gave us a lot of information. However, these details also make you thoughtful. So all the residents of the floating houses and villages should be illegally ... See more

The boat tour was interesting, our guide gave us a lot of information. However, these details also make you thoughtful. So all the residents of the floating houses and villages should be illegally immigrated Vietnamese, but would be tolerated by the government. However, I do not want to live this way, without a drinking water connection, without a power connection, etc.

10.0

rpver

los angeles, california
05 Jan 2019
Interesting Boat Cruise The boat cruise is about an hour’s drive from Siem Reap, but it is a very interesting boat ride. We boated through a village whose structures were mainly on stilts and passed by forests of partiall... See more

The boat cruise is about an hour’s drive from Siem Reap, but it is a very interesting boat ride. We boated through a village whose structures were mainly on stilts and passed by forests of partially submerged trees (mangrove forests).

10.0

cloedinschen

Munich, Germany
28 Nov 2018
Nice tour that makes you think As part of our group trip we drove over the Tonle Sap with our Cambodian guide. He explained very well how the region and the people there are. He asked us to bring in the hotel the toothbrushes, c... See more

As part of our group trip we drove over the Tonle Sap with our Cambodian guide. He explained very well how the region and the people there are. He asked us to bring in the hotel the toothbrushes, combs and soaps that we do not need. In the beginning, it was quickly clear why. So we had something for the children around the temple, some had the impression, they did not even know what a toothbrush is. The poverty there was terrifying. Nevertheless, it was interesting to watch the lifestyle in the stilt house. Hold a fortunately unknown world for us. With the right guide the trip will be interesting and good.