On board the Mekong's first floating boutique hotel, Aqua Mekong, journey up the river towards Cambodia or down towards Vietnam. En route you will explore the fascinating scenery and culture along the river during off-shore excursions.
Fabulous way to explore the Mekong in luxury
You can choose to spend either 3, 4 or the full 7 nights on board
Deliciously fresh Asian cuisine served at meal times
Suites are spacious and offer superb river views from their floor-to-ceiling windows
Aqua Mekong journeys between Cambodia and Vietnam on the Mekong River. Guest can either opt to spend 3, 4 or 7 nights on board and choose which direction they want to go in. During low water season, cruises are 3 nights from Cambodia to Vietnam or 4 nights from Vietnam to Cambodia.
The full 7 night itinerary in high water season starts in Saigon and takes you through My Tho, Cai Be, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Kampong Channang and finishes at Siem Reap or vice versa. Should you chose one of the shorter trips you will be able to enjoy specific parts of the route.
This is a great way to explore the Mekong River, the intriguing culture you find along the way and to observe the varied scenery of flooded emerald forests, bamboo silt villages, beautiful sunsets and luscious countryside. The boat itself is in keeping with the natural surroundings as it has been made from local sustainable materials and the Mekong's culture is evident in the décor and furnishings.
The boat very much resembles a luxury hotel, there is ample space on this 62.4 metre vessel and the suites are spacious and very comfortable with modern amenities. The staff to guest ratio is 1:1 meaning that the service is impeccable and all your preferences are catered for. There are many common areas where you can relax and watch the river life pass you by such as the outdoor lounge, observation deck and outdoor pool.
A journey on board the Aqua Mekong is the ideal way to take in the local life on the river and appreciate beautiful scenery whilst enjoying some creature comforts.
When to visit
The 60-minute foot reflexology in the spa was one of the best treatments I have ever had!
Day 1 - Aqua Mekong Discovery (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
Late this afternoon / early evening you will be welcomed on board the Aqua Mekong, a luxurious boutique ship that will take you along the mighty Mekong to Siem Reap over 3 nights. Enjoy sundowners and local performances this evening.
Day 2 - Aqua Mekong Discovery (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
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.
Day 3 - Aqua Mekong Discovery (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
Continue exploring the remote communities around the Tonle Sap Lake today. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997, this is one of Asia's largest lakes home to colourful fishing villages.
Day 4 - Aqua Mekong Discovery (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
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 masked finfoot.
Dine around Phnom Penh at night
See Phnom Penh at its best, just after the sun sets and the capital comes alive. In this wonderful experience enjoy four venues in this progressive dining experience. We've carefully handpicked restaurants and hotspots around the city. Ideal for foodies!
Foodie Walking Tour of Saigon
This morning tour explores Saigon's fragrant street food on foot with a local expert. Explore markets, try authentic Banh Mi, enjoy Vietnamese ice tea and sit down to lunch at a local canteen.
Half Day City Tour of Hanoi
Start this fascinating historical tour at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of 'Uncle Ho' resides. You will then visit Ho Chi Minh's House, where he lived and worked.
Phnom Penh's Hidden Gems (Half Day)
Led by a passionate young specialist guide and with a focus on architecture, this half-day tour explores the hidden corners of Phnom Penh on foot and by cyclo (pedal-powered rickshaw).