Discovery Cruise: Phnom Penh to Saigon

Experience the thriving cultures of the Mekong Delta 

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Join the Aqua Mekong on their 3-night Discovery Cruise as you journey through Cambodia and Vietnam.

Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas, and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests plus crew. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong from the pillow of their king size bed in the generous 30 square metre suite with ensuite. Relax at either the bow or stern outdoor lounge areas or enjoy a cocktail from the rooftop bar. Cool off in the river-facing plunge pool as you sail down the Mekong. Dine on 5-star Southeast Asian cuisine in the restaurant or enjoy a sundowner or quiet read at the indoor lounge on the observation deck.

Explore the Mekong on twice daily guided excursions with experienced river guides as they lead you into the sultry jungle on foot, or by bicycle on the riverbanks. Spot billed pelicans and the elusive Masked Finfoot in their last Southeast Asian refuge, visit remote Buddhist monasteries still home to noble saffron robed monks and on skiff excursions seek flooded emerald forests and bamboo stilt villages only accessible only by boat.

Delve into the historically and culturally rich countries of Vietnam and Cambodia whilst sailing the iconic Mekong River, in style with Aqua Expeditions.

Why we like it

  • Cruise the iconic Mekong Delta 
  • Cuisine designed by David Thompson 
  • Cycle through typical villages 
  • Zigzag in the sampan past lone fishermen
  • A floating 5-star hotel  

At a Glance

Day 1: Boardin Phnom Penh and enjoy sundowners in the heart of the mighty Mekong.  Enjoy a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialised on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.
Day 2: Say 'Good Morning, Vietnam', while you cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a vibrant border town where you will take a local rickshaw for a trip around town or pedal on the peaceful island of Long Khanh. 
Day 3: Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where you can peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Enjoy zigzagging in the sampan past lone fisherman, walking or biking through the traditional village of Cai Be. 
Day 4: Disembark.  Enroute to Saigon, stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temples in the region.    

Key facts

Start Phnom Pehn, End Saigon 

Downriver, low water itinerary 

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