Experience the Riches of the Fabled Mekong River

Vietnam and Cambodia Mekong River Cruise

Daily Life on the Mekong River

The Mekong River begins high on the Tibetan plateau and winds its way through China and the rainforests, plains and rice fields of five Southeast Asian countries before meeting the sea. A Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia provides a cherished and unique perspective on one of the most exotic regions of the world.

From the vantage point of your ship, you can witness the compelling contrast of the modern-day river and its ancient past. There are such wondrous things to be seen along this fabled river – ancient temples and robed monks, colorful markets and ethereal landscapes, elegant Colonial-era architecture and the warm smiles of the friendly Vietnamese and Cambodian people.


Mekong River cruise

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Your 16 day AmaWaterways journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight sojourn. A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire.

Mekong River Cruise

Ancient Traditions and Religions

Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll have a chance to visit rural villages, historic pagodas, and a Buddhist monastery along the way. You’ll arrive  in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia for an overnight stay. Your cruise ends with a two-night stay in  Ho Chi Minh City.


Mekong River cruise

AmaLotus in Vietnam

Experience the Mekong River from the comfort of the elegant and newly built AmaWaterways AmaDara or the beautiful, award-winning AmaWaterways AmaLotus. These 124 passenger ships are custom designed to offer world-class comfort and elegance, with spacious staterooms, private balconies, interior access and an array of amenities, including a sun deck, swimming pool, panoramic lounge, and full-service spa.

Both ships feature a main restaurant where meals are prepared by local chefs and consist of Western cuisine as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian specialties.


The Mekong has long evoked images of the exotic and the mysterious. With multiple sailing dates in 2015 and 2016, you can discover for yourself the countless wonders to be found along her fabled shores.  Contact us for more information including full itineraries, inclusions, dates, and pricing.

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