Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise

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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

A&K Top Tip

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.

Guest Testimonial

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

Described as a 'floating five-star hotel', the Aqua Mekong was designed by British architect David Hodkinson of Noor Design and is constructed entirely from locally-sourced sustainable materials. The 62.4m matte-black vessel is the very first luxury five star cruise ship to travel up and down the Mekong River, and all of the 20 luxury suites, eight of which have sky terraces, display a simple yet contemporary design. If you desire a little more space, interconnecting suites can be configured to create a private living area and separate master bedroom with two bathrooms.

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.



Useful info

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.

Fly to

Phnom Penh or Siem Reap via Bangkok

flying time

12 hours and 30 minutes

time difference

GMT + 7 hours


Issued on arrival

Health Requirements

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.

Fly to

Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)

flying time

Approximately 13 hours

time difference

GMT + 7 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area

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