A magnificent presence on the Mekong River, Aqua Mekong Cruise showcases modern architecture and interiors by renowned architect Noor Design. The Mekong river cruise ship's 20 spacious, air-conditioned suites feature full-length windows that offer spectacular panoramas of the ever-changing Mekong scenery. Aqua Mekong also received the coveted Gold Award in the Architecture/New Build category in the 2015 Asia Hotel Design Awards. With its commitment to safety and comfort, Aqua Mekong remains the leader in Cambodia and Vietnam luxury cruises.
As the Aqua Mekong charts a luxurious passage across Cambodia and Vietnam, on-board guests embark on an inspiring journey of local flavors with a dining experience crafted by Michelin-starred consulting chef David Thompson. The ship’s bar menu, created by renowned spirit experts and cocktail designers Proof & Co, echoes a similar locally-minded philosophy.
Aqua Mekong Cruise guarantees utmost safety, comfort, and exclusivity for off-shore excursions, as Aqua Expeditions owns and operates the only private fleet of launch boats on the Mekong River. The four ergonomically-designed launch boats bring guests on highly personalized day trips to explore the Mekong Delta. Cruise your Mekong river boat to landmarks, temples, and villages where tradition, spirituality, and craftsmanship reside.
3 Nights | Discovery Cruise (Phnom Penh - Siem Reap)
3 Nights | Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (Extension)
7 Nights | Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
4 Nights | Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (Extension)
4 Nights | Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (Extension)
7 Nights | Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (Extension)
3 Nights | Discovery Cruise (Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City)
4 Nights | Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
7 Nights | Aqua Mekong Expedition Cruise
About This CruiseA brief and rewarding taste of Mekong's agrarian heartlands
Aboard the luxurious Aqua Mekong, this 3-night river cruise on the Mekong river offers plenty to see and explore for travelers with limited time. Our private fleet of ergonomic, sheltered launch boats put the pleasure and efficiency in exploring Mekong’s myriad waterways, making the most of your time in this beautiful region.
This 3-night itinerary departs from Phnom Penh in Cambodia and ends in Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam.
Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.
Day 1: Phnom Penh.
Aqua Mekong crew warmly welcomes you aboard the Aqua Mekong with special refreshers, such as the salted watermelon crush with Thai basil. Celebrate your journey towards the heart of the Mekong River with the Khmer Apsara dance performance, a famous centuries-old tradition that is memorialized on the temple walls of Angkor Wat.
Day 2: Ka’om Samnor/ Vinh Xuong Border Crossing – Chau Doc – My An Hung.
Say "Good Morning, Vietnam" while you cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a vibrant border town. Take the local rickshaw (or "xe loi" in Vietnamese) for a trip around town, or pedal 18 kilometers on a top-of-the-line mountain bike on the peaceful island of Long Khanh. In the afternoon, stroll through the verdant plantations in the Mekong Delta village of My An Hung, visiting a local's home to savor local fruits, listen to traditional folk song performances by villagers and participate in a unique unicorn dance. A biking option is also available for those who wish to explore the idyllic countryside on wheels.
Day 3: Binh Thanh/ Sa Dec – Cai Be.
Begin the day learning about traditional mat weaving at Binh Thanh Village or visit Sa Dec's vibrant market and the beautifully-preserved home of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Continue downstream for Cai Be, sailing in a traditional sampan past lone fishermen on their long tail boats. Later in Cai Be, walk or cycle among high-roofed open courtyard houses that date back more than 100 years, before arriving at one such house invited by a gracious local resident.
Day 4: Mekong River – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City.
Enroute to My Tho Port for disembarkation, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temples in the region. Admire the temple's eclectic architectural style and see three large Buddha statues plus an impressive collection of bonsai trees.
Afterwards, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City where your cruise adventure comes to an end.
- Full Side River View
- Private Balcony
- 1 King Size Bed
• All meals while on board.
• Premium selected wines and beer, non-alcoholic drinks.
• Excursions with knowledgeable local guides.
• Group transfers between vessel and meeting point.
• Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations).
• Flights into Cambodia and out Vietnam.
• All visa costs.
• Soft drinks, beer or wine served in the lounges or consumed from the in-room mini-bar.
• Spa or Salon services.
• Items of a personal nature like souvenirs, photos, etc.
• Personal travel insurance (recommended).