Aqua Mekong: Discovery Cruise

The Jahan Cruise
Our 3-night Mekong Discovery Cruise offers travelers with limited time a richly rewarding adventure, either heading up river in Cambodia by exploring the Tonle Sap Rivers, or downriver between Phnom Penh (PNH) the eye-opening capital of Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh (SGN), in bustling Vietnam.

Aqua Mekong: Discovery Cruise - Cambodia Tours

Aqua Mekong: Discovery Cruise

Visiting Cities: Phnom Penh - Tonle River - Koh Chen - Kampong Chhnang - Chhnok Tru - Moat Khla - Prek Toal - Siem Reap or Phnom Penh - Koh Chen - Kampong Prasat - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh - Ka’Om Samnor - Vinh Xuong - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho - Saigon    

Phone: +84 982 661 133

Number of Cabins: 20 rooms

Checkin time: 14:00

Checkout time: 12:00

Room rates: $ 2650 - $ 250000

Contact us for best price offer

The Jahan Cruise

4.9899799599198 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.99 (998 Votes)

Price from: $ 2650 - Book now!


  • BRIEF
  • ITINERARY
  • PRICE
  • CABIN INFO
  • DECKPLANS
  • MAP

BRIEF

Aqua Mekong Cruises
Cruising Asia’s Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia, the 205-foot Aqua Mekong is a floating five-star hotel with a guide to guest ratio of 1 to 10. 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.

Design and Architecture
Designed by Saigon-based architectural firm Noor Design, the Aqua Mekong is the first five-star small luxury cruise ship to travel up and down the Mekong River between the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Aqua Mekong is also the first cruise ship on Southeast Asia’s greatest river to offer a fitness center, library, screening room and observation deck.
Measuring 62.4 meters (205 feet) in length, the matte-black hulled Aqua Mekong brings Hodkinson’s Indochine influenced aesthetic to the Aqua Mekong’s interiors which are built entirely of local sustainable materials and incorporating natural fibers of the surrounding environment with artisanal touches of the Mekong’s multifaceted cultures.

Across the first and second decks, the Aqua Mekong is home to 20 Design Suites, each one a generous 30 square meters (320 square feet). Floor to ceiling windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong from the pillow top bed and a Mekong River facing day bed, placed indoors, or outside among the ten Design Suites with a private balcony.

This understated elegance, realized in the most modern, natural materials continues in the ship’s social areas. In the sun lit dining room, fresh tropical flowers add a subtle pop of color against the polished wood floors and natural woven fibers. Here as well, the Mekong influenced cuisine of our Michelin starred Executive Chef David Thompson of Bangkok’s Nahm restaurant is served on fine china with our sommelier selected wines in crystal glassware.

Upstairs on the Observation Deck, slide onto sleek contemporary interpretations of this region’s woven cane planters chairs, found in the air conditioned Indoor Lounge alongside plump couches finished in a cool grey so as not to distract from the engrossing panorama constantly streaming in through floor to high ceiling walls of windows. Tropical wind and fresh air on the Outdoor Lounge encourage unwinding on cushioned loungers or easing into the river facing plunge pool. This shimmering oasis takes the edge off that equatorial swelter after an Aqua Expeditions excursion shopping for ingredients with our chef in Cambodia’s wet markets, watching traditional silversmiths at work, or among snakes and crocodiles at a Vietnamese riverside farm.

Aqua Mekong: Ship FACTS
* Year Built: 2014
* Ports of Embarkation: My Tho (Vietnam), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia)
* Vessel’s Registry: Cambodia
* Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
* Length: 62.4 meters / 205 feet
* Beam: 11.5 meters / 38 feet
* Draft: 1.5 meters / 5 feet
* Cruising Speed: 12 knots
* Electricity: 220 volts
* Engines: 2 New Caterpillars, Tier 3 Emission compliant
* Generators: 2 New Caterpillars, encapsulated for noise reduction
* Water: Reverse osmosis and UV water treatment plant
* AC: Central air-conditioning throughout
* Laundry: Complimentary service (no dry cleaning on board)
* Internet: Complimentary satellite internet with intermittent connection

Safety On Board the Aqua Mekong:
State of the art safety features include radio communications with separate battery pack, satellite phone, Carley float life rafts, flares and signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, automatic defibrillator on board.

Launch Boats for Mekong River Shore Excursions:
Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with two four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 10 passengers.

Aqua Mekong Crew: 40 members, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English-speaking guides.

Aqua Mekong Capacity: 40 passengers

ITINERARY

HIGH WATER UPRIVER ITINERARY: PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP (From August to November)

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

Day 1
Tuesday: Phnom Penh
Welcome our passengers over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Day 2
Wednesday: Tonle River - Koh Chen - Kampong Chhnang
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. In the afternoon, we continue learning about Khmer riverside life in Kampong Chhnang, the 'Port of Pottery' so called because archaeological findings here date to the 6th century. Bike option is available.

Day 3
Thursday: Mouth of the Tonle Sap Lake - Chhnok Tru - Moat Khla
Continue exploring the remote communities around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997. In Chhnok Tru, 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, we visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.

Day 4
Friday: Tonle Sap Lake - Prek Toal - 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 the elusive masked finfoot. Disembarkation.

LOW WATER ITINERARY (From December to August)

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

Day 1
Tuesday: Phnom Penh
Welcome our 3-night passengers over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Day 2
Wednesday: Tonle Sap River - Koh Chen - Kampong Prasat
In the silversmith village of Koh Chen, we watch artisans producing the magnificent silverware favored by Khmer royalty. We continue to Udong, the royal capital from the 17-19th centuries, where we learn about a uniquely challenging Buddhist practice at the Vipassana Dhura Mandala, a meditation center. In the afternoon, a walking tour of Kampong Prasat offers a close up perspective on local lives and their riverside environment.

Day 3
Thursday: Tonle Sap River - Kampong Chhnang - Kampng Tralach
In the cooler hours, we head into the lush countryside to visit traditional potters and palm-sugar producers, astride mountain bikes or chauffeured by shaded tuk-tuk. Into the rice paddies we pedal to watch wizened masters scale sky-piercing palms towering over us. Cruise across the glassy water and disembark among the lotuses for an ox-cart ride along the Tonle Sap riverbanks, past lacquered wooden houses where during these dry months residents take refuge in the relative cool of these outdoor impromptu living rooms.

Day 4
Friday: Phnom Penh
We show off the Cambodian capital to our passengers by motorized tuk-tuk, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum of Cambodia, home to the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. For those who wish, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at Russian Market. Disembark.

HIGH & LOW WATER DOWNRIVER ITINERARY: PHNOM PENH TO HO CHI MINH CITY (All Year)

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.

Day 1
Tuesday: Phnom Penh - Mekong River
Welcome our 3-night passengers over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil. Together we celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls at Angkor Wat.

Day 2
Wednesday: Mekong River – Ka’Om Samnor - Vinh Xuong Border Crossing - Chau Doc - My An Hung
Say ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ while we cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a vibrant border town where we take the local rickshaw called xe loi for a trip around town or pedal 18 kilometers on the peaceful island of Long Khanh. In the afternoon, we visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where we will walk through verdant plantations. We will be invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers, followed by a unique Unicorn dance. Biking option is also available for those who wish to explore on wheels.

Day 3
Thursday: Mekong River - Binh Thanh/ Sa Dec - Cai Be
Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where we will peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras’ legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. We continue downstream for Cai Be, zigzagging in our sampan past lone fishermen on their long tail boats. Later, our skiffs moor at a wooden pier. Here in Cai Be, walk or bike ride among high-roofed open courtyard houses, some dating back more than 100 years, and currently inhabited by gracious locals who will invite us to glimpse their property.

Day 4
Friday: Mekong River - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Disembarkation. En route to Ho Chi Minh, we stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest Mahayana Buddhist temple in the region. You will notice the mixed architectural style and see three large Buddha statues plus an impressive collection of bonsai trees.

PRICE

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Travel Consultants for more details about the availability and best offer (promotion or early bird) or secret deals!

Above Price Included
  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages (premium non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
  • All shore excursions
  • Laundry
  • Bike use
  • Internet with intermittent connection
  • Group transfers.
Above Price Excluded
  • All air tickets
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation / Prepayment policy

   Additional Pricing Information:
   All rates are per person double occupancy; single supplement +25% regular rates.
   Child Policy: 7 year age minimum on all departures, children under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount.
   Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount
   Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US 0 per night.

• Departure date change policy:
   Aqua Expeditions permits guests to change the departure date of their cruise within 181 days prior to their original date without penalty. Date changes made between 180 and 121 days prior departure, please note a fee of USD0.00 per person applies. No date changes are permitted within 120 days from departure. In the event of cancellations, wire fees and credit card commissions will be deducted when calculating refunds.
   Medical and health:
   Guests should be in good physical health in order to be able to make the most of their cruise. Exploring the area involves the use of small, motorized skiffs and at times may include some wet landings. Daily excursions may include walking on irregular terrain, and getting in and out of the skiffs occasionally requires some physical effort. Walking excursions may last up to one hour.
   Insurance:
   Travelers are strongly advised 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. Aqua Expeditions assumes no liability for lost or stolen personal belongings.
   Traveler's responsibilities:
   Travelers have responsibilities toward both their fellow passengers and the Aqua Expeditions’ crew. Every passenger should review the conditions contained in the trip itinerary, follow normal social behavior patterns with fellow passengers, observe all safety requirements on board and on excursions, and act in an appropriate and respectful manner toward the crew members and their fellow travelers.

CABIN INFO

SUITES

Number of Cabins: 20 Suites
Bed Types: Double or Twin Beds
Area : 30 sq.m (320 square feet)

Aqua Mekong Design Suite without Balcony Twin b42d1

For Aqua Expeditions founder Francesco Galli Zugaro, the ultimate river safari includes the best creatures comforts on board as well as unparalleled experiences with local experts in small groups exploring a destination. True to that vision are the 20 air conditioned Design Suites of the Aqua Mekong, each one a generous 30 square meters (320 square feet), eight with balconies and all created entirely of local materials with the relaxed sophistication and contemporary comforts of a five star resort.

Floor to ceiling panoramic windows allow guests to gaze upon the Mekong from the pillow top California king size bed that can be converted upon request into two full twin beds. More captivating views await on the plush, roomy daybed placed by the window wall or for our eight balcony accommodations, outside along with a romantic table for two. Those who wish to keep up on the world beyond these enthralling riverbanks will appreciate complementary high speed wireless internet.

Aqua Mekong Design Suite with Balcony Double d32b7

The sleek bathroom features the latest eco-sensitive technology and an additional Mekong River facing picture window, plus dual sinks, a large walk in shower with rainforest showerhead and bench, professional hairdryer and natural bath amenities.

Four sets of interconnecting suites, with two sets on each deck offer convenience for traveling families. Or for the ultimate luxury, passengers may book these interconnecting accommodations, with one suite configured as a private living room, the other as a bedroom, and separate baths. The result is a private, 60 square meter (640 square foot) floating apartment on the Mekong River.

 

DECK PLAN

AQUA MEKONG Deck Plan 4b5ee

MAP


 

Comment or Ask a question


Security code Refresh

 Asia Travel And Leisure Live Chat

Why Choose Cambodia Tours?

We take our motto of sustainable, local tourism to heart by balancing authentic experience with luxury and confort ... more

Photos Gallery



Recommended Packages

Siem Reap Discovery - 6 Days

Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Siem Reap Discovery tour is other alternative that less touristy to access the rich...

Vietnam & Cambodia Foodie - 16 Days

From the majestic Angkor temples to the emerald waters and haunting karst fangs of Halong Bay, Cambodia Tours designs this Sixteen-day tour takes you across Vietnam and Cambodia’s kaleidoscope of landscapes. This private adventure lets you dine your way, indulging...

Cambodia Discovery - 18 Days

Admire Cambodia’s sublime beauty in style on this 18-day trip that takes you deep into the country’s rich culture and history. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Khmer way of life, enjoying rustic homestays, visiting remote tribal villages and...

Essential Cambodia - 5 Days

The trail from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh blend the local life vision with the nature spectacular in a very own way. The elegant touch to the heritage of Angkor and vibrant city of Phnom Penh features a beautiful experience...

Explore Cambodia - 13 Days

For 13 days explore Cambodia’s rich culture and history on a tour that takes you deep into the heart of the Khmer Kingdom. Discover the ancient Angkor temples and enjoy a rustic homestay; see the endangered freshwater dolphins that inhabit...

SIEM REAP - CAMBODIA
67 Oum Khun Street,
Khum Svay Dankum, Siem Reap
T: +855 6396 7008 - F: 855 6396 7009
HANOI - VIETNAM
Suite 707, Thang Long Bld
115 Le Duan St, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi
T: +8424 3942 9444 - F: +8424 3942 9442
HCM CITY - VIETNAM
6th floor, Sovilaco Bld, 1 Pho Quang St,
Tan Binh Dist, HCM City
T: +8428 3997 2255 - F: +8428 3997 2256
LUANG PRABANG - LAOS
No 203, Ban Mano,
Luang Prabang, Laos PDR.
T: +856 7191 9444 - F: +856 7191 9333
YANGON - MYANMAR
7th Floor, 158 Building, 45 Street,
Botataung Township, Yangon
T: +95 973 121 788 - F: +951 9010 470
BANGKOK - THAILAND
Suite 5A2, L - Building,
304 Phaya Thai Rd, Ratchathewi, BKK
T: +66 2219 3031 - F: +66 2219 3032
© 2017 Cambodia Tours Cambodia Tours. Business License No: Co 1951 KH/11. International Tour Operator Licence No: 392/11. Issued by Cambodia Ministry of Tourism
A division of Asia Travel & Leisure. All rights Reserved.