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UNRIVALLED LUXURY MEKONG RIVER CRUISES

No need to navigate the unknown – your every need is catered to.

4 Nights


Deck Area Description Price for per person/double occupancy (USD) * Price for per person/single occupancy (USD) *
First Deck 30 m2 double / twin bed 5140 6425
Second Deck
30 m2 double / twin bed 5340 6675


* Additional Pricing Information: To book one of our four Interconnecting suites, please contact our brokers.

Departure Dates for 2017

JAN

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 13 Jan 2017 17 Jan 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 20 Jan 2017 24 Jan 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 27 Jan 2017 31 Jan 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

FEB

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 03 Feb 2017 07 Feb 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 10 Feb 2017 14 Feb 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 17 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 24 Feb 2017 28 Feb 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

MAR

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 03 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 10 Mar 2017 14 Mar 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 17 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 24 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
5 31 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

APR

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 31 Mar 2017 04 Apr 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 07 Apr 2017 11 Apr 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 14 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 21 Apr 2017 25 Apr 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
5 28 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

MAY

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 28 Apr 2017 02 May 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 05 May 2017 09 May 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 12 May 2017
16 May 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 19 May 2017 23 May 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
5 26 May 2017
30 May 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

JUN

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 30 Jun 2017 04 Jul 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

JUL

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 30 Jun 2017 04 Jul 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 07 Jul 2017 11 Jul 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 21 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 28 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

AUG

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 28 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 04 Aug 2017 08 Aug 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 11 Aug 2017 15 Aug 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 18 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
5 25 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

SEP

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 08 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 22 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 29 Sep 2017 03 Oct 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

OCT

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 29 Sep 2017 03 Oct 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 06 Oct 2017 10 Oct 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 27 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

NOV

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 10 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 17 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 24 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017 SIEM REAP (REP) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

DEC

No. Depart Ends Embark / Disembark (Airport code)
1 08 Dec 2017 12 Dec 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
2 15 Dec 2017 19 Dec 2017 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
3 22 Dec 2017
26 Dec 2017 MYTHO (SGN - Ho Chi Minh) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)
4 29 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018 PHNOM PENH (PNH) / PHNOM PENH (PNH)

Aqua Mekong Special Departures

Jean Michel Cousteau Hosted Departure (7 nights)


September 15th to 22nd, 2017
Siem Reap (REP), Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Vietnam


February 23rd to March 2nd, 2018

Phnom Penh (PNH), Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Vietnam


September 14th to 21st, 2018
Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Vietnam to Siem Reap (REP), Cambodia




Founder Hosted Departures (4 nights)


May 26th to 30th , 2017
Phnom Penh (PNH), Cambodia

August 25th to 29th, 2017

Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Vietnam to Phnom Penh (PNH), Cambodia

Mekong CRUISE 2017 – Early Bird OFFER

for all paxs booking now and embarking 180 days (6 months) and forward:

  • 10% discount

CHILDREN promotion

Children between the age of 7 and 12 years old will travel for free

when sharing with both parents in a triple cabin or sharing with a single parent in their double cabin.

  • This promotion is valid for departures between May 5th to August 11th 2017 (inclusive)
  • Excludes black-out dates: June 2nd to June 30th 2017

* Please note that the minimum age to travel on the Aqua Mekong is seven years old

** This promotion only applies to one child per family

4-NIGHT EXPLORER CRUISES

Starting from €5,140 per person

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Prices include / free of charge

  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages (premium non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
  • All shore excursions
  • Laundry
  • Bike use
  • Internet
  • Group transfers


On extra payment

  • All air tickets
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities




FAQ

Why should I book my Mekong River cruise with Aqua Expeditions?

Aqua Expeditions pioneered the concept of ultra-luxurious small ship cruises on the Peruvian stretch of the Amazon River, always with the intention to take this uniquely intimate “eye-level cruising” experience to other great rivers of the world. With the launch of the Aqua Mekong, founder Francesco Galli Zugaro continues this tradition, offering the first and only 5-star luxury small ship cruise on this iconic river. The Aqua Expeditions team has been handpicked to offer guests the richest possible travel experience on the Mekong with local guides who are experts in the area’s historic and cultural traditions. These Aqua Expeditions guides provide life-changing travel and educational experiences for our guests. Travelling down- and upriver on the Mekong between Cambodia and Vietnam, Aqua Expeditions delivers the same in-depth exploration of culture and nature, luxurious comforts, designer accommodations, gourmet cuisine and excellent service as pioneered on the Amazon in Peru.

Is it better to book the Aqua Mekong early or can I book on short notice?

One defining advantage of the Aqua Mekong is its small capacity compared with other Mekong River journeys or a river lodge. Thus we recommend our guests book early, especially if your desired travel dates are not flexible. People typically book their Aqua Expeditions Mekong River Cruise in Vietnam and Cambodia at least 10 to 18 months in advance; however we will always do our best to accommodate your desired dates.

What does my all-inclusive Mekong River cruise price include?

Aqua Expeditions Mekong River Cruise rates include all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, selected wines and beer, Design Suite accommodations, excursions with knowledgeable local guides, onboard lectures and evening entertainment. Before and after your cruise, we provide transportation between the vessel and our rendezvous point. Breakfast will be provided on your last day and is included in the rate. One advantage of our “all-inclusive” rates is that you know in advance exactly how much your Mekong River vacation will cost. Your only additional expenses will be airfare, cocktails, boutique purchases, spa and gratuities.

When will I receive my Mekong River Cruise documents?

You will receive an email confirmation 90 days prior to the start date of your cruise. Your travel confirmation and Mekong cruise ticket will be sent to you following your final payment. We ask that you read these terms and conditions prior to arrival.

Should I buy travel insurance for my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia?

We strongly advise travellers on the Aqua Mekong to purchase trip cancellation insurance, which will reimburse the cost of air tickets and other non-refundable trip payments. International medical, baggage loss, and delay insurance are also recommended. If you miss the vessel because of a weather-related flight delay or cancellation, Aqua Expeditions will not reimburse the cost of the reservation, as flight delays and cancellations are beyond our control and we must comply with our schedules.

If the Aqua Mekong is not able to sail (i.e. due to force majeure or the unlikely case of mechanical failure), Aqua Expeditions reserves the right to substitute another vessel. If you do not take this option, Aqua Expeditions reserves the right to cancel the trip, upon which we will either issue a refund (pro rata per cruise night not used) or offer credit towards a future Aqua Mekong cruise.

Do I need a visa for Cambodia and Vietnam, and how do I get this?

Cambodia:

Each passenger coming aboard the Aqua Mekong should confirm well in advance of departure if they require a tourist visa to enter Cambodia (Cambodian Embassies or Consulates overseas). This will depend on which country has issued your passport.

Travellers who begin their Aqua Mekong voyage in Cambodia may secure a Cambodia tourist visa through the Cambodian consulate in your home country prior to your international departure, or you may opt to obtain a Cambodia tourist visa on arrival at the airports in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap or at any of the major border crossings. You will need one passport-sized (4cm x 6cm) photograph, US$33 in cash and a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of entry into Cambodia.

For the upstream cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia, Aqua Expeditions can help to secure the Cambodia visa on board prior to our arrival at the border, in which case the visa fees of US$33 + US$7 (processing charge) per person will be added to your Aqua Mekong onboard invoice. You will also need one passport-sized (4cm x 6cm) photograph. Please kindly send to our Reservations team a scanned copy of your passport at least 30 days prior to departure. Tourist visas are valid for one month from your date of entry into Cambodia.

Vietnam:

Each passenger should confirm in advance of departure if they require a tourist visa to enter Vietnam. This will depend on which country has issued your passport. In order to enter Vietnam, you will need a valid passport with at least six months validity.

Passengers boarding the Aqua Mekong in Vietnam should obtain this visa prior to arrival. Your Ho Chi Minh City hotel or home travel agent can assist you with the visa-on-arrival option if you wish.

Guests of the Aqua Mekong travelling from Cambodia to Vietnam will need to have secured their Vietnam tourist visa in advance, as it is compulsory to have this visa prior to crossing the Mekong River border into Vietnam. When filling out your Vietnam visa application, please note that the date of entry to Vietnam has to be the date of the start of the cruise in Cambodia.

The Vietnam Single Entry Tourist Visa will not allow you to re-enter Vietnam once your visa has been stamped on arrival into the country. If your Asia trip itinerary includes more than one entry to Vietnam, please apply directly for a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa or consult your travel agency.

How old do you have to be to cruise on the Aqua Mekong?

The minimum age to travel on the Aqua Mekong is seven. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age to travel without their parents or guardians. If any occupant in the cabin is under 18, then a passenger at least 25 years old must be booked in the cabin with them. The only exception is that children under age 18 may be allowed to have their own cabin if they are in a connected suite shared by their parents or guardians.

Do you welcome families with children?

Yes, we welcome families with children, age seven or older. Four of our suites are interconnected to cater for families. It is also possible to add accommodations for one child or an additional adult in each Design Suite. Our naturalist guides are very comfortable working with kids and all of our staff will provide the necessary care for your family.

Do you need a minimum number of passengers to guarantee my departure date?

No, all of our departures are guaranteed. You can find specific departure dates by cruise duration (7, 4 or 3 nights) to identify the date which best fits your schedule.

Do I need any shots before travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia?

We suggest that you check with your physician before your departure regarding travel health and preventative measures.

What should I pack on my Mekong River Cruise?

Life is casual aboard the Aqua Mekong. Bring comfortable walking shoes and lightweight long pants for our nature excursions. For our Buddhist temple excursions, women will need to cover their shoulders and knees. We also recommend a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, extra socks, mosquito repellent with DEET, and of course, your camera, with charger and extra batteries. During meals in the dining room we ask our guests to wear casual clothing and shoes. We recommend taking comfortable walking shoes for excursions on shore. We also provide waterproof ponchos with hoods to protect against rain. Hairdryers are available in every suite.

How much luggage can I bring? Are there porters available at the airport and the pier?

We allow you to bring as much luggage as you like, but suggest the use of soft suitcases/bags for easy storage. How much you bring, however, may be determined by the airlines, which have limits on both checked and carry-on baggage. Most domestic and international carriers have a limit of around 20kg per passenger. Porters are available at the embarkation points, airport and piers. They will make sure that your bags arrive at the Aqua Mekong embarkation point. As soon as you have identified your luggage, our porters will take your suitcases to your suite.

Should I bring gifts to give away to the locals?

Aqua Expeditions has identified different ways to effectively assist the Vietnamese and Cambodian villages that we visit; however, we strongly discourage giving cash and candy. We encourage our guests to focus their generosity on supporting the well-vetted community assistance initiatives that will be introduced on board.

Will the shore excursions be physically challenging?

A shore excursion can be anything from a tour of a bustling city to an experience of rural Mekong River life to bird watching within a flooded forest or an audience with a learned Buddhist monk. Some excursions do involve considerable walking, but most travellers who are reasonably fit will have no trouble participating in any excursion.

Instead of going on an organised shore excursion, can we go off on our own?

For safety reasons, Aqua Mekong passengers are required to be with one of our guides whenever they are on land during our Mekong River cruises. We do, however, actively encourage our guests to consider pre- and post-cruise travel around Cambodia and Vietnam. Our Aqua Expeditions team will be happy to share our recommendations for these independent explorations.

Are the Aqua Mekong cabins assigned in advance?

An Aqua Mekong Design Suite will be assigned to you when we confirm your reservation. All suites are described and numbered in our Deck Plan document. You may request a specific suite depending on your preference and we will assign it if available. To ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers, we allow a maximum of three people in each suite.

Do all suites include a Mekong River view?

Yes. All suites aboard the Aqua Mekong have outward-facing, floor to ceiling panoramic windows, giving every cabin a river view. Each suite also has either an outside balcony or interior day bed for enjoying our eye-level cruising from the privacy of your Design Suite.

Is there any difference between the lower and upper-deck suites on the Aqua Mekong?

Dimensions and all features are exactly the same for both decks. Differences in suites exist only between those with balconies and those without balconies.

Do you have mobile phone reception, satellite connection or Internet connectivity on board?

The Aqua Mekong is equipped with wireless Internet throughout the vessel. For cellular phone service, you may need to activate an international roaming service with your carrier – remember that you may be navigating in both Cambodia and Vietnam. If you need to contact your home or office for any emergency, the Aqua Mekong is equipped with a satellite phone. The cost of your call can be paid directly on board. We will inform you, prior to calling, of the current price of an international call.

Do you have laundry services on board?

Yes, we have laundry service on board.

What type of medical capabilities do you have on board?

We have a paramedic on board at all times and first-aid trained staff can handle minor scrapes, bites or sprains. We regret that there are no handicapped facilities.

What safety precautions should I take on the Aqua Mekong?

Once all the passengers have boarded, the crew will conduct a mandatory safety drill. Please be sure to check exactly where the life vests are located in your cabin. Memorise your way to the deck in case an emergency should arise. Consult your Cruise Director or Guide regarding any questions you may have. Life vests are provided for use while on board the skiffs and you are required to wear them. Always hold the guide or crew member’s hand while embarking or disembarking, since the boat ladder and deck may be wet and slippery. It is important for your safety that we verify that all our passengers are on board prior to departure. For this purpose there is a checklist in the reception area to sign upon returning from each visit.

What precautions should I take to prevent crime while travelling in Vietnam and Cambodia?

Especially in the countryside, Vietnam and Cambodia are rightly known for their friendly, hospitable people. However, when travelling in large cities, be cautious about pickpockets and street crime, as you would be anywhere in the world. Keep your belongings close (don’t keep valuables in a backpack) and avoid wearing flashy or expensive jewellery.

Will I have access to a safe deposit box?

Yes. All cabins have safe deposit boxes for guest use.

Can we drink the water aboard the Aqua Mekong?

When you board the Aqua Mekong, you will be supplied with a complimentary Aqua Expeditions water bottle that is yours to keep. Water refill stations are available throughout the vessel. We recommend that you not drink the water from the tap while on board.

How do I pay for purchases on board? Do you accept cash?

You will be asked to sign for every alcoholic drink at the time you order it. Please keep track of your consumption of alcoholic beverages to avoid any confusion at the end of the cruise. You can settle your bar bill, as well as pay for spa treatments and any purchases from the boutique, either in U.S. dollars or by Visa, American Express or MasterCard.

What about tipping?

We are often asked what gratuity is appropriate for guides and crew. Our response is that the quality of service should determine the amount of any tip. Our onboard information booklet offers a recommended amount range per passenger per day for the crew (to be divided among all the crew members) and a range per passenger per day for the guides.

Are there smoking areas on the vessel?

Smoking is forbidden anywhere inside the Aqua Mekong and on the cabin balconies. Smoking is allowed only at the outside lounge and on the observation deck. If you want to smoke in the outside lounge, please ask the bartender for an ashtray. Please never throw your cigarette stubs or ash into the water.

What’s the drinking age on the Aqua Mekong?

You must be at least 18 years old to legally consume beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages on the Aqua Mekong.

What if I have special dietary needs?

If you have special dietary requests, we strongly recommend that you inform Aqua Expeditions at the time of booking, or at least by 30 days prior to embarkation. Every effort will be made to cater to special dietary needs and to accommodate special requests, subject to a given product’s availability in Vietnam and Cambodia.

What if I don’t like my tablemates? Is room service available?

Seating in our dining room is flexible, so in most cases we can arrange for you to sit only among your party. However, if you are sharing a larger table and wish to move to another table, please speak with the Maître d’ or Cruise Director. They will make every effort on your behalf, discreetly and politely. Room service is not available, but will be provided in the event of passenger illness.

Who should I contact if I have a special request while on board?

Please contact the Cruise Director while on board.

What is the time zone in Vietnam and Cambodia?

The time in Vietnam and Cambodia is 14 hours ahead of Pacific Time and 17 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States, and seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

What currency is used in Vietnam and Cambodia?

The dong is the official currency of Vietnam. One U.S. dollar equals about 20,000 dong. The riel is the official currency of Cambodia. One U.S. dollar equals about 4,000 riel. However, most goods and services are priced here in U.S. dollars, which are widely accepted.

4-Night Explorer Cruises Starting from €5,140 per person


Last Minute Discount until 28.02.2017 (details >>)

10% Off Early Bird Discount (details >>)


3 and 7-night departures are also available. Leave a message and we will get back to you. We are happy to go through all the options to make sure you experience an amazing river cruise on the Mekong in 2017.


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