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15-night Charms of the Mekong Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
AmaWaterways
Ship:
AmaDara
Destination:
Ho Chi Minh/Hanoi
Departure Date:
8/4/2018
Length:
15
Offer ID:
1254165
from
$3748

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The 124-passenger AmaDara features Luxury Suites, Suites, and spacious standard staterooms, all of which have private Twin Balconies. 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.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
8/4/2018
8/4/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Land Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
8/5/2018
8/5/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
8/6/2018
8/6/2018

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
8/6/2018
8/6/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Cai Be
8/7/2018
8/7/2018

Cai Be is the gateway to the city of Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.  In Cai Be visitors are encouraged to set off by motor boat to visit the floating market and watch locals trading food and and goods on board their vessels. This region is rich in agriculture and travellers can visit orchards, fruit plantations, and flower gardens. There are also a number of French colonial buildings, Gothic churches and other fascinating architecture to explore.

Sa Dec
8/7/2018
8/7/2018

Sa Dec is a city in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It is a river port and agricultural and industrial trading center. During the Vietnam War, it was the site of an American Swift Boat base.

Before the nineteenth century, it was the capital of Dong Khau Dao, and it was known as one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta.

Tan Chau
8/8/2018
8/8/2018

Tân Châu borders Tân Biên District to the west, Hòa Thành District to the southwest, Duong Minh Châu District to the south, and Bình Long to the east. The Saigon River runs along the eastern boundary of the district, and is also the division between Tay Ninh and the provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc to the east. Several waterfalls and springs, the Ngô, Dây among others, are in the district and flow into the Saigon River.

Phnom Penh
Suggested Private Excursion
8/9/2018
8/9/2018

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and situated at the confluence of three rivers, the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac. Considered the gateway to this exotic country, everything of interest can be found within its reach – the temples of Angkor, the beaches to the south and the ethnic minorities and jungles of the north. Being the hub of the country, the city is filled cultural and historic attractions, such as national museums, monuments and the Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda is probably the city’s most visited pagoda because of its vast display of historical objects. There are also over 5000 silver tiles which cover the floor. Over the past few years, the city has experienced an influx of tourists.

Suggested Private Excursions

Experience Local Life on Silk Island

Khmer Rouge Refugee Stories with Youk Chhang

Phnom Penh Urban Exploration by Cyclo

Phnom Penh
Suggested Private Excursion
8/10/2018
8/10/2018

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and situated at the confluence of three rivers, the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac. Considered the gateway to this exotic country, everything of interest can be found within its reach – the temples of Angkor, the beaches to the south and the ethnic minorities and jungles of the north. Being the hub of the country, the city is filled cultural and historic attractions, such as national museums, monuments and the Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda is probably the city’s most visited pagoda because of its vast display of historical objects. There are also over 5000 silver tiles which cover the floor. Over the past few years, the city has experienced an influx of tourists.

Suggested Private Excursions

Experience Local Life on Silk Island

Khmer Rouge Refugee Stories with Youk Chhang

Phnom Penh Urban Exploration by Cyclo

Koh Chen
8/10/2018
8/10/2018

No information currently available.

Kampong Tralach-Oudong
8/11/2018
8/11/2018

Kampong Tralach-Oudong is in central Cambodia, where the the Tonle Sap river runs through from the north to the south. Many travelers enjoy a ride in ox-carts or trying local cuisine in the colorful market of Kampong Tralach.

Kampong Chhnang
8/12/2018
8/12/2018

Many people believe Kampong Chhnang is the most beautiful of Cambodian provinces. Kampong Chhnang's main industries are fishing and rice growing, but it is most known for its pottery. In Khmer, chhnang means pot. With a lobster fishing industry thriving in the area, be sure to visit one of the local restaurants to sample some! Kampong Chhnang has a fabulously quaint French Quarter, complete with shady boulevards and large gardens that compliment the crumbling but still stately colonial structures. Even during the colonial times, this city was an important stopping point between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Tonle Sap
8/12/2018
8/12/2018

Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, was made a UNESCO biosphere in the late 1990s. The area is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and numerous Cham communities, living in floating villages around the lake. People living on or around the Tonle Sap subsist on the abundance of fish that the lake produces. During the fall season, The Water Festival is held to celebrate the reversal of the waters back into the Mekong. This popular celebration offers visitors the opportunity to sample the best of local fare as well as witness the famous Tonle Sap boat races.

Prek Kdam
8/13/2018
8/13/2018

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
8/13/2018
8/13/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Angkor Wat
8/14/2018
8/14/2018

Located in Northwestern Cambodia, Angkor, the Capital of the Ancient Khmer Empire was possibly founded around the Ninth Century AD by King Jayavarman II. However, the city reached its peak glory in the 12th Century under Kings Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII. The most beautiful and most famous monument in the city, Angkor Wat, lies about one kilometer south of the Royal town of Angkor Thom which was founded by Jayavarman VII.

Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
8/14/2018
8/14/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
8/15/2018
8/15/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Hanoi
Suggested Private Excursion
8/15/2018
8/15/2018

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Suggested Private Excursions

Morning Hidden Hanoi

Give a Helping Hand to a Local Family

A Day as a Hanoian

Famous Foodie Tour by Jeep

Land Tour: Hanoi
Suggested Private Excursion
8/16/2018
8/16/2018

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Suggested Private Excursions

Morning Hidden Hanoi

Give a Helping Hand to a Local Family

A Day as a Hanoian

Famous Foodie Tour by Jeep

Land Tour: Hanoi
Suggested Private Excursion
8/17/2018
8/17/2018

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Suggested Private Excursions

Morning Hidden Hanoi

Give a Helping Hand to a Local Family

A Day as a Hanoian

Famous Foodie Tour by Jeep

Land Tour: Halong Bay
8/17/2018
8/17/2018

Meaning “Bay of the Descending Dragon,” Halong Bay’s water is calm and undisturbed despite the jutting limestone mountains that soar out of the water and toward the sky. As if a tail of a Dragon plunged into the earth, the mountains are craggy, sharp, and barren, and are dotted with thousands of small caves of various depths and heights. At dusk, they all take on mysterious shades of gray, mauve and olive, lending credence to the local legends.

Land Tour: Halong Bay
8/18/2018
8/18/2018

Meaning “Bay of the Descending Dragon,” Halong Bay’s water is calm and undisturbed despite the jutting limestone mountains that soar out of the water and toward the sky. As if a tail of a Dragon plunged into the earth, the mountains are craggy, sharp, and barren, and are dotted with thousands of small caves of various depths and heights. At dusk, they all take on mysterious shades of gray, mauve and olive, lending credence to the local legends.

Land Tour: Hanoi
Suggested Private Excursion
8/18/2018
8/18/2018

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Suggested Private Excursions

Morning Hidden Hanoi

Give a Helping Hand to a Local Family

A Day as a Hanoian

Famous Foodie Tour by Jeep

Land Tour: Hanoi
Suggested Private Excursion
8/19/2018
8/19/2018

Hanoi is a city with a history that dates back to the 7th century. In 1954 Hanoi was declared the capital of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam, and in 1976, following the Vietnam War, it became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This political history has made Hanoi one of the country's most fascinating cities to explore. The most renowned of all the monuments is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is dedicated to Vietnam's most well-respected President, who in 1945, led his country to independence. Other highlights include the Museum of History, containing ancient artifacts from Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and China, the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and legendary Sword Lake.

Suggested Private Excursions

Morning Hidden Hanoi

Give a Helping Hand to a Local Family

A Day as a Hanoian

Famous Foodie Tour by Jeep

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Balcony Cruise Only Price  
C - River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony $3748
B - River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony $4347
A - River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony $4647
Suite Cruise Only Price  
Suite - Suite with Twin Balcony $5147
Luxury Suite - Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony $6447

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Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges of $161 are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
8/4/2018
Number of Nights
15
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies (Twin Balconies featured on board AmaLotus)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Gold & Spa Resort (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Overnight stay on board a Traditional Wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Life enriching tours and excursions
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited wine with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary house-brand spirits, beer and soft drinks during cruise
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner
  • Onboard special highlights including folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners and piano entertainment
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

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All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1254165

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