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Mekong Princess 7-night Cruise

Mekong Princess 7-night Cruise

Mekong Princess offers an incredible 7-night cruise of exploration, along the lower Mekong, from Saigon Port through the waterways of the famous Mekong Delta and then head north into Cambodian waters.

Duration
07 nights
Price from
$3200
when
Year-round
destination
Vietnam, Cambodia
type
Join-in

itinerary

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  • Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Port / Embarkation

    Our guide awaits you at the RV Mekong Princess docking at Saigon Port – 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh St, Ward 13, District 4, HCMC. Once aboard, you will be welcomed by your Vietnamese and Cambodian ship’s crew, before embarking on the most extraordinary journey of discovery. We sail at midday through the famed Mekong Delta on our way to the ‘Mighty Mekong River’.

    Lunch, with highly attentive oriental hospitality, will be served soon after departure, as we cruise along the Saigon River. Having settled into your luxurious suites, you can relax and enjoy the new scenes and watch the world pass by.

    Late in the day, we anchor in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where cocktails are served as sun sets, and sampans pass by. A traditional Vietnamese dinner is soon ready, embracing a subtle fusion of dishes for the most eclectic tastes.

  • Day 2 Ben Tre - Can Tho

    This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.

    This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, the capital riverside city of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore yourself on own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.

  • Day 3 Can Tho - Hoa An

    We begin our morning before breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.

    After lunch, continue the excursion by boat to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known for flower growing and handmade crafts. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walk to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.

    After a short break, continue our excursion on a motor cart to another village. We stop by the conical hat-making and mat weaving families, have a memorable time chatting with local family members and learn how to create products through hands-on experience. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, and fruit trees in between visiting a few local families.

    The Princess sails and anchors near Gieng Island.

    *Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.

  • Day 4 Gieng Island - Hong Ngu / Border Crossing

    This morning we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where hundreds of sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the untouched floating area with duck farms, monkey bridges, and tropical orchards along the riverside. We will try one of the most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Catholic Church, built around the same time as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon in the 1870s.

    This afternoon, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around their homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered one western visitor prior to the arrival of the Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. This late afternoon, the RV Mekong Princess will cross the border into Cambodia and continue up the Mekong River.

  • Day 5 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Our Princess arrives Phnom Penh this morning and docks at the centre port.

    After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artefacts excavated around the Angkor Archaeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

    The ship docks overnight in Phnom Penh.

    *Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

  • Day 6 Phnom Penh

    Our Princess arrives Phnom Penh this morning and docks at the centre port.

    After lunch, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artefacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.

    The ship docks overnight in Phnom Penh.

    *Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration; Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.

  • Day 7 Angkor Ban

    The Princess leaves Phnom Penh and sails to Angkor Ban. We start the afternoon tour with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Kampong Cham and docks overnight.

    *Onboard activity: Lecture on Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your local Cambodian host.

  • Day 8 Kampong Cham Disembarkation

    After breakfast, we disembark the Mekong Princess in Kampong Cham. Transfer by motor coach to Siem Reap. Arrive at Meeting Point at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel at noon.

CRUISE PRICES & DETAILS

Please find below our cruise rates (rack, before any promotional discount), departures and additional information. You may also like to check actual availability by sending us directly a request at info@amasiatravel.com

Prices

2022 & 2023
Departure in Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Junior Suite$3,200
Saigon Suite$3,770
Apsara Suite$4,010
Tonle Suite$4,810
Angkor Suite$5,620
Departure in Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Junior Suite$2,640
Saigon Suite$2,636
Apsara Suite$2,810
Tonle Suite$3,370
Angkor Suite$3,940
  • Rates are quoted in USD per person based on double sharing occupancy.
  • Rates apply for individual traveller booking only.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted rates.

Children policy

  • Children under 6 years old sharing the same bed with her/his parent: The child receives an 80% reduction from the adult price.
  • Children from 6 years old up to 12 years old receives a 30% reduction from adult price.
  • Children from 12 years up will be fully charged at the adult price.

What's Included

  • Accommodations with amenities: Luxury Honeycomb Spa Robes with Slippers; All-Natural Local Spa-Quality Bath Amenities; Pillow Menu; In-room Electronic Safe; Individual Climate Control & Colonial ceiling fan; 500-Thread Count Linens with Duvet; Premium Mattresses; Welcome Flower Upon Arrival (Orchid); Complimentary Wireless Internet in All Public Areas; Make-up Magnifying Mirror; Multi-Configuration Plugs: Generous Closet Space and Under-Bed Storage for luggage; Alarm Clock; Hair Dryer; Flat Screen LCD Television with Movie System & daily program channel; Mineral Water; Long Shoe Horn; Shoe Cleaning Upon Each Excursion Return; Supply of Mineral Water in Thermos Bottle for Each Excursion; Complementary Mini Bar (soft drinks & Local Beers): In Suite Telephone for internal communication; Nightly Pillow Sweet Dreams Chocolates; Personal device VOX for on tour audio.
  • Complimentary Excursion Amenities: Wellness and Culture Based Included Shore Excursion Program Including All Admissions; Port charges; Unique Exclusive Cruise Program Itinerary; Shoe Cleaning After Excursion; Welcome Drink Following Excursions; Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout Cruise; Maximum 28 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions; Full-Size Motor Coach on All Excursions (Where Applicable); Deluxe Sampans with Cold Towel Service, Fresh Fruit, and Tea/Coffee Service (Where Applicable)
  • Dining, Wellness & Entertainment: Expertly Trained Culinary Team Providing Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, and Seated Multiple Course Dinner, including exclusive ‘Spa Cuisine’ and French-Indochina Inspired Options; Complimentary Organic Coffee, Herbal Teas, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Local Beer, Local Spirits, and Free Flow House Wines (House Wine with Dinner Only); Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes and Tropical Fruits carving and tasting; Enhanced Fitness Facility; In-room Breakfast (Available Upon Request); Welcome Reception; Farewell Reception; Themed Dinners; Spacious Air-Conditioned Lounge with selected books & games and local entertainment on selected evenings.
  • Transfers from Siem Reap to Embarkation/Disembarkation Points from Designated Locations

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Destination
  • Transfers Outside Included Transportation as Provided by Viet Princess Cruiser Corporation (Transfers from Ho Chi Minh City to Docking Facility within Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Premium Wines & Spirits & Champagne
  • On board Gift Shop Boutique
  • Wellness SPA treatment on board
  • VISA (Cambodia / Vietnam)
  • All Incidentals

Departures

Below are departures of Mekong Princes, the 7-night cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap and vice versa in 2022, 2023

2022

Saigon – Siem Reap: Sep 22, Oct 6, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15, Dec 29
Siem Reap – Saigon: Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 8

2023

Saigon – Siem Reap: Apr 06, Jun 15, Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 27, Aug 10, Aug 24, Sep 07, Sep 21, Nov 02, Nov 30, Dec 14, Dec 28
Siem Reap – Saigon: Apr 13, Jun 22, Jul 06, Jul 20, Aug 03, Aug 17, Aug 31, Sep 14, Sep 28, Dec 07

Boat Information

Custom built by local craftsmen and based on the traditional fishing boat in Mekong Delta. The fleet of Gecko Eyes consists of three beautiful houseboats that offer private and exclusive voyages on the water of the Mekong Delta. Each vessel features a guest area of 40 sqm, including a luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with a French balcony and air-conditioner, a private bathroom, a panoramic lounge and a sun deck at the bow. On request, the lounge can be converted into an additional bedroom with two beds.

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