Delve deeper into these captivating landscapes on the 4-night Mekong Explorer Cruise, concentrating solely on Cambodia’s timeless pastoral serenity.


Highlights


• Discover 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

• Explore remote villages around the Tonle Sap Lake and visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water

• “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

• Discover Mekong's 'silk islands' where renowned weavers allow us to wander freely, admiring their intricate craftsmanship

Gather at our Siem Reap meeting point then board our air-conditioned bus for the scenic 45-minute countryside ride to the dock on the Tonle Sap Lake for check-in to your 3-story, five star Mekong abode. Settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed.
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. After lunch, we visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.
Explore remote villages 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. 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.
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 set off for the Mekong's 'silk islands' where renowned weavers allow us to wander freely, admiring their intricate craftsmanship. Biking is optional for those who wish to explore deeper into the island.
We show off the Cambodian capital to our passengers by motorized tuk-tuk, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. For those who wish, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at Russian Market. Disembark in Phnom Penh.
All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Suite

$ 5400 USD pp
Suite
Luxurious 322 square feet design suite or 644 square feet interconnecting suite Comfortable California King-size bed or twin beds Suites without balconies have panoramic windows that open and an interior sofa that converts to a single bed Suites with balconies have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed All suites are air conditioned Large double closets, chest of drawers with safe Pampering organic natural hair and bath amenities En suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead Professional hairdryer

Aqua Mekong

Vessel Type: Luxury River Expedition

Length: 62.4 meters / 204 feet

Passenger Capacity: 40

Year Built: 2014

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. Modern navigation technologies and the highest cruise ship standards as well as our experienced river pilot and crew ensure smooth travel and safety on the water.

The Aqua Mekong has 20 air conditioned Design Suites, each one a generous 30 square meters (320 square feet), eight with balconies and all created entirely of local materials with the relaxed sophistication and contemporary comforts of a five star resort. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong from the pillow top California king size bed that can be converted upon request into two full twin beds. More captivating views await on the plush, roomy daybed placed by the window wall or for our eight balcony accommodations, outside along with a romantic table for two. Those who wish to keep up on the world beyond these enthralling riverbanks will appreciate the flat screen television and complementary high speed wireless internet.

Sunlit indoors and out, the top level Observation Deck aboard the Aqua Mekong has been designed to seamlessly connect guests with the constantly shifting landscape of floating Vietnamese villages, French colonial church spires and gilded Buddhist stupas along this mighty river, always in the utmost comfort. Whether one chooses to relax in the air conditioned Indoor Lounge, go horizontal under the sun outside at the ship’s Outdoor Lounge area or cool off with a plunge in the shimmering pool at the bow side, the Observation Deck ensures that the river always remains in full view.

Guests gravitate to the Indoor Lounge in the mornings for cà phê đá, Vietnamese coffee poured over ice with sweet condensed milk, between excursions to swap travelers tales and for daily lectures from the expert local guides.

Cabin layout for Aqua Mekong

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