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 CruiseGo deeper into the mesmerising culture and life the Mekong River
Every activity onboard the five-star Aqua Mekong brings a fresh perspective of culture and life in Cambodia and Vietnam, so the 4-night itinerary is an ideal addition to any existing travel itinerary of the region. Included are twice-daily excursions (walk, bike, kayak or ride a tuk-tuk) and expert-guided visits to Mekong River’s dynamic riverside markets, villages, and holy sites.
Departures are available from Siem Reap (Cambodia) in selected months of the year. Disembarkations are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.
Day 1: Tonle Sap Lake – Siem Reap.
Aqua Mekong crew warmly welcomes you at the meeting point in Siem Reap. Then an air-conditioned coach will take you on a picturesque 45-minute countryside ride to the ship, which is docked on the Tonle Sap Lake for check-in to your 3-story, five star Mekong abode. Settle into your floating luxury retreat and memorable first night on board your five-star home on the legendary Mekong.
Day 2: Tonle Sap Lake – Prek Toal – Moat Khla.
Hop on your launch boat and discover vast wetlands, birdlife and remote stilt communities around the Tonle Sap Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designated in 1997. Spot large waterbirds like the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis and the elusive masked finfoot within the 22,000-hectare Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of the last refuges in Southeast Asia located on the Tonle Sap Lake. After lunch, sail to the floating village of Moat Khla and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community accessible only by water.
Day 3: Tonle Sap Lake – Chhnok Tru – Kampong Chhnang.
Explore remote villages around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In Chhnok Tru, "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. In the afternoon, continue experiencing Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang. In this serene village, meet traditional potters and palm-sugar producers and watch them practices age-old craftsmanship and techniques dating back to the 6th century that is still highly relevant and valuable today.
Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake and Mekong River – Koh Chen – Koh Oknha Tei.
Awake to the beauty of rural Cambodia and sail by skiff to the silversmith village of Koh Chen for a first-hand encounter with artisans producing magnificent Royal Khmer silverware. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia’s king as gifts for visiting dignitaries. In the afternoon, set off for the Koh Oknha Tey, Mekong's "Silk Island" where Khmer artisans showcase the dyeing and weaving of krama, a silk scarf loved by locals and a treasured cultural asset that dates back from the Angkor period. A biking option is available for those who wish to explore deeper into the island.
Day 5: Phnom Penh.
See the best of the Cambodian capital on motorized tuk-tuk, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world's largest collection of Khmer art. Based on your preferences, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or shop at the Russian Market before disembarking the Aqua Mekong.
- 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 and out Cambodia.
• 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).