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Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise
Why we like it
- The first luxury adventure cruise to travel along the Mekong River
- Able to host up to 40 passengers in 20 luxurious suites
- Sail from Saigon to Siem Reap, home of the Angkor Wat Heritage Site
- Enjoy a diverse range of on and off shore excursions
- Facilities include a plunge pool, exercise room, library and screening room
Don't forget to pack a few small gifts, such as t-shirts or pens and paper, which can be given to the locals you meet along the way.
Thank you for all your help in making our holiday so superb. Everything worked like clockwork, our hotels were mainly excellent, the guides very good and are various tours were extremely interesting. We loved the extras that you (Debbie Rawnsley) suggested, the street food tour in Hanoi with Mark Leveson, and the cooking course at Mango Mango in Hoi An
- JH, West Sussex
Spacious and indulgent yet intimate enough to feel exclusive, there are an abundance of facilities on board the ship. The screening room showcases classic films about the region, while on the observation deck you can admire the views as you cruise along the river or cool down with a refreshing dip in the plunge pool. The spa offers an array of rejuvenating treatments or if you're something of a foodie you can help the chefs shop at the local riverside markets for the finest local produce, ready for the experienced chef to whip up delicious Mekong-influenced cuisine later in the evening. Daily excursions in the Aqua's own comfortable motor skiffs are available.
Best time to travel
The best time to travel would be during the dry season of October to March, avoiding the monsoon season of June to September. Temperatures remain fairly constant year round.
Phnom Penh or Siem Reap via Bangkok
12 hours and 30 minutes
GMT + 7 hours
Issued on arrival
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to be there
Regional climate differences mean that there is no best time; try September to December to avoid the humidity in the north, December to April to miss the rains in the south and December to March is perfect for trips to the Central highlands. Catch the Trung Thu Moon festival in September or October for traditional lion and dragon dances.
Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)
Approximately 13 hours
GMT + 7 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area
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