Marvel at Cambodia’s majestic scenery from on board the Aqua Mekong with its latest luxury river cruise. Meander in style down the Mekong River, which teems with life – its biodiversity is second only to the Amazon, and includes 20,000 species of plants, 430 mammals, 1,200 birds, 800 reptiles and 850 fish. Get up close and personal with monkeys, scampering macaques that dangle from ancient temples and remote villages that feed from the river. You will witness scenes of incredible beauty, from dazzling religious sites like the richly-detailed Angkor Wat and sunset-pink Banteay Srei, to timeless glimpses of everyday life along the Mekong River. The Aqua Mekong luxury up river cruise starts at Phnom Penh and ends at Siem Reap, and includes local experiences visiting villages.
- All meals while onboard
- Beverages (non-alcoholic, selected wines and beer)
- All shore excursions
- Bike use
- Airport transfers:
- From Phnom Penh airport to the cruise port/harbour
- From Siem Reap cruise harbour to the airport/hotel
- All International and domestic flight tickets
- Spa services
- Boutique purchases
- Guide and crew gratuities
Why you should go
- The only luxury river cruise on Mekong River delta with new boats and spacious suites (30sqm)
- 1 to 1 staff ratio on boats
- Learn how to make traditional Cambodian crafts with the locals
- Cycle around local villages with a small group of people that are otherwise not accessible by road/car
- Suitable for experienced travellers who have travelled around and want to explore off-the-beaten track in a leisurely pace.
- Finish your trip at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, a world famous recommended UNESCO sight
- Download Aqua Mekong Factsheet
- Download Aqua Mekong Food Menu
- Download Aqua Spa
How to get there
Daily flights available to Phonm Phen by Silk Air, departure at 16.35 from Singapore, arriving 17.40 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Other Silk Air schedules (not suitable for the 4 day/3 night up river cruise, which departs on Tuesdays from Phonm Penh)
07.45–08.40 every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
12.10–13.05 every Friday, Saturday
Flight duration: 2 hours 5 minutes
Special note: The 4 day/3 night up river cruise is available only for a Tuesday departure.
- My dREAMSCAPE member benefit
- Complimentary 60mins couple massage
- Complimentary travel insurance by Zurich
- Complimentary room upgrade subject to availability upon booking
- dREAMSCAPE Travel Club member benefit:
After disembarking from the cruise, enjoy a one night complimentary stay at the Park Hyatt hotel with complimentary courtesy dREAMSCAPE. Drop off your luggage, get ready for Half-Day Angkor Tuk-Tuk Explorer Tour from Siem Reap. Explore the courtyards, temples, moats, and carvings of Angkor Wat, admire the massive structures of Angkor Thom, and snap photos of the detailed bas reliefs near the Bayon on this immersive excursion into Angkor. Between stops enjoy riding down winding roads in the charming seat of a tuktuk. Then we transfer you to get rest at Park Hyatt Hotel.
Aqua Mekong Sailing Period
|2017||4D 3N (cruise only)|
|Phnom Penh to Siem Reap|
15 Aug 2017 – 18 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 – 01 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017 – 15 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 – 29 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017 – 13 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 – 27 Oct 2017
21 Nov 2017 – 24 Nov 2017
|Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh|
10 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017
24 Jan 2017 – 27 Jan 2017
07 Feb 2017 – 10 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 – 24 Feb 2017
07 Mar 2017 – 10 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 – 24 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017 – 07 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 – 21 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 – 05 May 2017
16 May 2017 – 19 May 2017
30 May 2017 – 02 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017 – 14 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017 – 28 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017 – 11 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017 – 25 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017 – 22 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017 – 06 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017 – 03 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 – 17 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017 – 01 Dec 2017
19 Dec 2017 – 22 Dec 2017
|Roundtrip Phnom Penh|
03 Jan 2017 – 06 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017 – 20 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017 – 03 Feb 2017
14 Feb 2017 – 17 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 – 03 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 – 17 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 – 31 Mar 2017
11 Apr 2017 – 14 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 – 28 Apr 2017
23 May 2017 – 26 May 2017
04 Jul 2017 – 07 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017 – 04 Aug 2017
12 Dec 2017 – 15 Dec 2017
26 Dec 2017 – 29 Dec 2017
Arrive in Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city in Cambodia. Sitting at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, Phnom Penh’s walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants and bars, features the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. At the city’s heart is the massive art deco Central Market.
Onboard the luxury Aqua Mekong cruise, a floating five-star hotel with a guide ratio of 1 to 10. The The sustainably crafted ship’s 20 designer suites – the river’s largest guestrooms — overlook the Mekong through floor-to-ceiling windows. This is the only ship on this stretch of the river to offer a fully equipped gym, screening room, outdoor cinema, observation deck, and an upper-deck pool. Dine on world-class dishes created by top Southeast Asian cuisine chef, David Thompson and board the Mekong’s only private tenders for expert-guided shore excursions to serene Buddhist temples and stilted villages or explore the unique landscape by bicycle and kayak. A full-time paramedic ensures guest safety on every adventure.
TONLE SAP RIVER – KOH CHEN – KAMPONG CHHNANG – CAMBODIA
Start your day by visiting Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its excellent craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for their famous silver bowls, regularly chosen by Cambodia’s king as gifts for visiting dignities. In the afternoon, learn about Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang, the “Port of Pottery,” so called because archaeological findings here date back to the 6th century. A bike option is also available.
MOUTH OF TONLE SAP LAKE – CHHNOK TRU – MOAT KHLA – CAMBODIA
Continue exploring the remote communities around Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In ChhnokTru, 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. After lunch, visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.
TONLE SAP LAKE – PREK TOAL – SIEM REAP – CAMBODIA
Set off by skiff into the 22,000-hectare PrekToal 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. Disembarkation.
Post cruise options – the Siem Reap experience.
Siem Reap, in northwestern Cambodia, is a gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th-15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes the main Angkor Wat temple. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon temple at Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, with fascinating and intricate temples and ruins spread across 162.6 hectares.