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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Siem Reap
9-night Charms of the Mekong Cruise/Land Package
August 5, 2023
AmaWaterways: AmaDara
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Siem Reap
Vacation Offer ID 1439075
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The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.

Cruise Inclusions

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
  • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room and three spas
  • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
  • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
LAND PROGRAM
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar), including buffet breakfast

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions
9-night Charms of the Mekong Cruise/Land Package
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 08/05/2023

Ho Chi Minh City, still affectionately referred to by locals as Saigon, is Vietnam's former capital. Once known as the "Paris of the Orient", it is now an industrial, cultural, and educational hub.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Saigon Port
Meet with guide at the ship docking and transfer to town. Car and guide is at disposal.
 
Limited area: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration:        Within 4 hours OR within 8 hours
 
Meals:       None

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·   Private transfers and transportation with Local English speaking guide
·   Cold towels and water on car
·   Dock permit
·   Tips & gratuities
 
·   Vietnam visa
·   Accommodation with daily breakfast
·   Entrance fees
·   All meals
·   All flights
·   Personal expenses
·   Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Full Day Saigon City Tour (8 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city centre for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. Appreciate the restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville), two of Saigon’s most stunning colonial monuments. If time permits, we will visit the iconic Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and popular wholesale market for local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and street food.
 
Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge Jr., who supported the overthrowing of the South Vietnamese Government. Enjoy a cold drink while watching a 10min documentary film about Saigon during that time.
 
After lunch on your own, we then drive to Saigon’s Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local custom. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, offering insight into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life before taking the scenic route through the city back to the ship.

NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Outside visit only due  the renovation at Notre Dame Cathedral until further notice
·       Tour duration: 08 hours    
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: History of Architecture with History Researcher (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city center for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher at your hotel lobby and take a short trip to local coffee shop for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient”. Then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda established in the early 1900s to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.
 
Then wind your way to Archbishop's Palace – with a prayer house more than two hundred-years old (outside visit) as the home for the first French Catholic missionary. Gain an overview about the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities which used to be the 11th infantry regiment colonial military barracks for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh at the time. Your stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge in the 1960s for a drink and watch 10-min movie about Saigon back in the day.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 04 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Retracing the Past (5 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Commence with a visit of the shrine outside of the US Consulate then continue to the former CIA building (outside visit only), where helicopters evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. Head to the rooftop café of the Rex hotel, a familiar landmark for Americans during the Vietnam War. Sit down for a drink, enjoy the view and this piece of history which your guide will help to explain. Then visit the Reunification Palace for a guided tour of the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government and residence of the presidents. Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge, who conducted a mission to overthrow the South Vietnamese Government. Watch a 10 minutes documentary film about Saigon during that time while enjoying a cold drink. Then drive to a secret weapon chamber which VC used as a place to hide and store weapons during Vietnam War. Then weave through tiny back alleys and meet and chat with the locals who are living in tiny houses. Head to a historic venue for a late lunch of “pho” (noodle soup). The house number 07 on Ly Chinh Thang Street (former Yen Do street) is now known as Pho Binh restaurant which used to be the headquarters of Viet Cong Commanders where they gathered to plan for the 1968 Tet Offensive. Take a walk upstairs to learn more about the history through the family’s photo collection.  Then drive back to the port to embark the ship.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 05 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Culinary Experience at Former Ambassador's Residence (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Drive 20 minutes to Ben Thanh market to buy all the fresh ingredients before continuing an historic Ambassador's home for a private hands-on cooking demonstration. The American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, carried a mission of overthrowing the southern government at that time. When Lodge arrived in Saigon, an old villa in District 3 was converted into the Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Lodge lived in this home between1960-1965 and the architecture is a mix of Vietnamese, French and American. Today it remains a private residence owned by Trails of Indochina and it has been fully restored to its former glory. The guide will provide an orientation tour of the house while the chef prepares the ingredients. Learn typical Southern style dishes throughout the morning. The chef will show you how to serve each dish before the meal, and you will need to master the chopsticks before you can savor your own culinary creations in the old world ambiance of the villa.
 
After lunch, transfer back to your ship.
 
Note: There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
 
Meal: Lunch
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Lunch
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
08/05/2023 08/05/2023
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 08/06/2023

Always bustling, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts blending old and new, and east and west. In the morning, explore some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and War Remnants Museum. In the afternoon, visit Cu Chi, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. (B,L),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Saigon Port
Meet with guide at the ship docking and transfer to town. Car and guide is at disposal.
 
Limited area: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration:        Within 4 hours OR within 8 hours
 
Meals:       None

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·   Private transfers and transportation with Local English speaking guide
·   Cold towels and water on car
·   Dock permit
·   Tips & gratuities
 
·   Vietnam visa
·   Accommodation with daily breakfast
·   Entrance fees
·   All meals
·   All flights
·   Personal expenses
·   Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Full Day Saigon City Tour (8 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city centre for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. Appreciate the restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville), two of Saigon’s most stunning colonial monuments. If time permits, we will visit the iconic Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and popular wholesale market for local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and street food.
 
Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge Jr., who supported the overthrowing of the South Vietnamese Government. Enjoy a cold drink while watching a 10min documentary film about Saigon during that time.
 
After lunch on your own, we then drive to Saigon’s Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local custom. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, offering insight into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life before taking the scenic route through the city back to the ship.

NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Outside visit only due  the renovation at Notre Dame Cathedral until further notice
·       Tour duration: 08 hours    
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: History of Architecture with History Researcher (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city center for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher at your hotel lobby and take a short trip to local coffee shop for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient”. Then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda established in the early 1900s to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.
 
Then wind your way to Archbishop's Palace – with a prayer house more than two hundred-years old (outside visit) as the home for the first French Catholic missionary. Gain an overview about the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities which used to be the 11th infantry regiment colonial military barracks for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh at the time. Your stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge in the 1960s for a drink and watch 10-min movie about Saigon back in the day.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 04 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Retracing the Past (5 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Commence with a visit of the shrine outside of the US Consulate then continue to the former CIA building (outside visit only), where helicopters evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. Head to the rooftop café of the Rex hotel, a familiar landmark for Americans during the Vietnam War. Sit down for a drink, enjoy the view and this piece of history which your guide will help to explain. Then visit the Reunification Palace for a guided tour of the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government and residence of the presidents. Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge, who conducted a mission to overthrow the South Vietnamese Government. Watch a 10 minutes documentary film about Saigon during that time while enjoying a cold drink. Then drive to a secret weapon chamber which VC used as a place to hide and store weapons during Vietnam War. Then weave through tiny back alleys and meet and chat with the locals who are living in tiny houses. Head to a historic venue for a late lunch of “pho” (noodle soup). The house number 07 on Ly Chinh Thang Street (former Yen Do street) is now known as Pho Binh restaurant which used to be the headquarters of Viet Cong Commanders where they gathered to plan for the 1968 Tet Offensive. Take a walk upstairs to learn more about the history through the family’s photo collection.  Then drive back to the port to embark the ship.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 05 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Culinary Experience at Former Ambassador's Residence (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Drive 20 minutes to Ben Thanh market to buy all the fresh ingredients before continuing an historic Ambassador's home for a private hands-on cooking demonstration. The American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, carried a mission of overthrowing the southern government at that time. When Lodge arrived in Saigon, an old villa in District 3 was converted into the Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Lodge lived in this home between1960-1965 and the architecture is a mix of Vietnamese, French and American. Today it remains a private residence owned by Trails of Indochina and it has been fully restored to its former glory. The guide will provide an orientation tour of the house while the chef prepares the ingredients. Learn typical Southern style dishes throughout the morning. The chef will show you how to serve each dish before the meal, and you will need to master the chopsticks before you can savor your own culinary creations in the old world ambiance of the villa.
 
After lunch, transfer back to your ship.
 
Note: There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
 
Meal: Lunch
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Lunch
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
08/06/2023 08/06/2023
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels 08/06/2023

Always bustling, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts blending old and new, and east and west. In the morning, explore some of the city's most famous landmarks, including the former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and War Remnants Museum. In the afternoon, visit Cu Chi, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. (B,L),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Saigon/Cu Chi Tunnels (5 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Enjoy a two-hour drive northwest of Saigon, through urbanized areas and typical lush southern Vietnamese countryside, to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as living quarters, communication and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Touring the underground compounds will provide a better understanding of the history of the tunnels, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Saigon.
 
NOTES
·       Motorbike will be an option for those who can’t cycle. Guests ride as passenger behind
·       There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Tour duration: 5 hours
 
Meal: None

TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     Other meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column

 
08/06/2023 08/06/2023
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 08/07/2023

In the morning, visit B?n Thành Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (B,L,D), Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Settle in and then meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (L,D); Note: It's recommended that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Saigon Port
Meet with guide at the ship docking and transfer to town. Car and guide is at disposal.
 
Limited area: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration:        Within 4 hours OR within 8 hours
 
Meals:       None

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·   Private transfers and transportation with Local English speaking guide
·   Cold towels and water on car
·   Dock permit
·   Tips & gratuities
 
·   Vietnam visa
·   Accommodation with daily breakfast
·   Entrance fees
·   All meals
·   All flights
·   Personal expenses
·   Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Full Day Saigon City Tour (8 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city centre for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. Appreciate the restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville), two of Saigon’s most stunning colonial monuments. If time permits, we will visit the iconic Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and popular wholesale market for local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and street food.
 
Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge Jr., who supported the overthrowing of the South Vietnamese Government. Enjoy a cold drink while watching a 10min documentary film about Saigon during that time.
 
After lunch on your own, we then drive to Saigon’s Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local custom. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, offering insight into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life before taking the scenic route through the city back to the ship.

NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Outside visit only due  the renovation at Notre Dame Cathedral until further notice
·       Tour duration: 08 hours    
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: History of Architecture with History Researcher (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city center for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher at your hotel lobby and take a short trip to local coffee shop for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient”. Then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda established in the early 1900s to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.
 
Then wind your way to Archbishop's Palace – with a prayer house more than two hundred-years old (outside visit) as the home for the first French Catholic missionary. Gain an overview about the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities which used to be the 11th infantry regiment colonial military barracks for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh at the time. Your stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge in the 1960s for a drink and watch 10-min movie about Saigon back in the day.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 04 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Retracing the Past (5 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Commence with a visit of the shrine outside of the US Consulate then continue to the former CIA building (outside visit only), where helicopters evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. Head to the rooftop café of the Rex hotel, a familiar landmark for Americans during the Vietnam War. Sit down for a drink, enjoy the view and this piece of history which your guide will help to explain. Then visit the Reunification Palace for a guided tour of the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government and residence of the presidents. Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge, who conducted a mission to overthrow the South Vietnamese Government. Watch a 10 minutes documentary film about Saigon during that time while enjoying a cold drink. Then drive to a secret weapon chamber which VC used as a place to hide and store weapons during Vietnam War. Then weave through tiny back alleys and meet and chat with the locals who are living in tiny houses. Head to a historic venue for a late lunch of “pho” (noodle soup). The house number 07 on Ly Chinh Thang Street (former Yen Do street) is now known as Pho Binh restaurant which used to be the headquarters of Viet Cong Commanders where they gathered to plan for the 1968 Tet Offensive. Take a walk upstairs to learn more about the history through the family’s photo collection.  Then drive back to the port to embark the ship.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 05 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Culinary Experience at Former Ambassador's Residence (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Drive 20 minutes to Ben Thanh market to buy all the fresh ingredients before continuing an historic Ambassador's home for a private hands-on cooking demonstration. The American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, carried a mission of overthrowing the southern government at that time. When Lodge arrived in Saigon, an old villa in District 3 was converted into the Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Lodge lived in this home between1960-1965 and the architecture is a mix of Vietnamese, French and American. Today it remains a private residence owned by Trails of Indochina and it has been fully restored to its former glory. The guide will provide an orientation tour of the house while the chef prepares the ingredients. Learn typical Southern style dishes throughout the morning. The chef will show you how to serve each dish before the meal, and you will need to master the chopsticks before you can savor your own culinary creations in the old world ambiance of the villa.
 
After lunch, transfer back to your ship.
 
Note: There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
 
Meal: Lunch
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Lunch
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 08/07/2023

In the morning, visit B?n Thành Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (B,L,D), Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Settle in and then meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (L,D); Note: It's recommended that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.,
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My Tho

My Tho 08/07/2023

In the morning, visit B?n Thành Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (B,L,D), Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Settle in and then meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (L,D); Note: It's recommended that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.,
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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 08/07/2023

In the morning, visit B?n Thành Market—one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (B,L,D), Board the AmaDara at M? Tho Port. Settle in and then meet fellow guests at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Cái Bè. (L,D); Note: It's recommended that you fly into Ho Chi Minh at least one day prior to embarkation; please inquire about important arrival arrangements prior to your cruise.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Saigon Port
Meet with guide at the ship docking and transfer to town. Car and guide is at disposal.
 
Limited area: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration:        Within 4 hours OR within 8 hours
 
Meals:       None

TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·   Private transfers and transportation with Local English speaking guide
·   Cold towels and water on car
·   Dock permit
·   Tips & gratuities
 
·   Vietnam visa
·   Accommodation with daily breakfast
·   Entrance fees
·   All meals
·   All flights
·   Personal expenses
·   Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Full Day Saigon City Tour (8 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city centre for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed from materials imported from France (entrance is only permitted when no services are being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. Appreciate the restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville), two of Saigon’s most stunning colonial monuments. If time permits, we will visit the iconic Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and popular wholesale market for local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and street food.
 
Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge Jr., who supported the overthrowing of the South Vietnamese Government. Enjoy a cold drink while watching a 10min documentary film about Saigon during that time.
 
After lunch on your own, we then drive to Saigon’s Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local custom. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam, offering insight into the history and application of traditional medicine in everyday life before taking the scenic route through the city back to the ship.

NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Outside visit only due  the renovation at Notre Dame Cathedral until further notice
·       Tour duration: 08 hours    
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: History of Architecture with History Researcher (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong Port), drive 20mins to the city center for a tour of some of Saigon’s historic landmarks reflecting its French and Chinese influences. Meet with a local cultural and history researcher at your hotel lobby and take a short trip to local coffee shop for an overview of the impressive history of the city once known as “The Pearl of the Orient”. Then take a step back in time to visit several of the very best examples of “storytelling” architecture. Start at Jade pagoda established in the early 1900s to get a glimpse of ancient history when a group of Chinese fled the new regime to Saigon around the end of 17th century under the reign of Lord Nguyen.
 
Then wind your way to Archbishop's Palace – with a prayer house more than two hundred-years old (outside visit) as the home for the first French Catholic missionary. Gain an overview about the first approach of the French during the Cochinchina period in the early 18th century. Stroll around the University of Social Sciences & Humanities which used to be the 11th infantry regiment colonial military barracks for an insight into French campaigns against Viet Minh at the time. Your stop will be at the former residence of the US Ambassador, Henry C. Lodge in the 1960s for a drink and watch 10-min movie about Saigon back in the day.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 04 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·   Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Retracing the Past (5 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Commence with a visit of the shrine outside of the US Consulate then continue to the former CIA building (outside visit only), where helicopters evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. Head to the rooftop café of the Rex hotel, a familiar landmark for Americans during the Vietnam War. Sit down for a drink, enjoy the view and this piece of history which your guide will help to explain. Then visit the Reunification Palace for a guided tour of the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government and residence of the presidents. Drive to the former residence of the US Ambassador of South Vietnam in the early 1960s, Mr. Henry C. Lodge, who conducted a mission to overthrow the South Vietnamese Government. Watch a 10 minutes documentary film about Saigon during that time while enjoying a cold drink. Then drive to a secret weapon chamber which VC used as a place to hide and store weapons during Vietnam War. Then weave through tiny back alleys and meet and chat with the locals who are living in tiny houses. Head to a historic venue for a late lunch of “pho” (noodle soup). The house number 07 on Ly Chinh Thang Street (former Yen Do street) is now known as Pho Binh restaurant which used to be the headquarters of Viet Cong Commanders where they gathered to plan for the 1968 Tet Offensive. Take a walk upstairs to learn more about the history through the family’s photo collection.  Then drive back to the port to embark the ship.
 
NOTES:
·        There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
·       Total duration: 05 hours
 
Meals: None
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
Half-Day Saigon: Culinary Experience at Former Ambassador's Residence (4 hours)
On arrival to Saigon (Nha Rong port), disembark the ship and meet your guide. Drive 20 minutes to Ben Thanh market to buy all the fresh ingredients before continuing an historic Ambassador's home for a private hands-on cooking demonstration. The American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, carried a mission of overthrowing the southern government at that time. When Lodge arrived in Saigon, an old villa in District 3 was converted into the Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Lodge lived in this home between1960-1965 and the architecture is a mix of Vietnamese, French and American. Today it remains a private residence owned by Trails of Indochina and it has been fully restored to its former glory. The guide will provide an orientation tour of the house while the chef prepares the ingredients. Learn typical Southern style dishes throughout the morning. The chef will show you how to serve each dish before the meal, and you will need to master the chopsticks before you can savor your own culinary creations in the old world ambiance of the villa.
 
After lunch, transfer back to your ship.
 
Note: There is an extra charge for the transfer at the other ports.
 
Meal: Lunch
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
Inclusive of: Non-inclusive of:
·     Private transfers and transportation on tour
·     Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides
·     Lunch
·     Entrance fees and boat rides if any
·     Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
·     Welcome pack
·     Dock permit
·     Tips & gratuities
 
·     Vietnam visa
·     Accommodation on board
·     All meals where not mentioned in the program
·     Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
·     All flights & airport taxes
·     Hotel early check in/ Late check out
·     Overweight luggage
·     Personal expenses
·     Travel insurance
·     Other services not listed in inclusive column
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Cai Be

Cai Be 08/08/2023

Take a local boat to Cái Bè. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, as well as the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Ðéc, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the colorful market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Hu?nh Th?y Lê, Chinese paramour of Duras, which her prize-winning novel, "The Lover", is said to be based on. (B,L,D),
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Sa Dec

Sa Dec 08/08/2023

Take a local boat to Cái Bè. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, as well as the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Ðéc, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the colorful market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Hu?nh Th?y Lê, Chinese paramour of Duras, which her prize-winning novel, "The Lover", is said to be based on. (B,L,D),
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Tan Chau

Tan Chau 08/09/2023

Enjoy a visit to Tân Châu, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Be treated to an authentic experience on a traditional "xe loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to "Evergreen Island". Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tân Châu, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh. (B,L,D),
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Vinh Hoa

Vinh Hoa 08/09/2023

Enjoy a visit to Tân Châu, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Be treated to an authentic experience on a traditional "xe loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to "Evergreen Island". Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tân Châu, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh. (B,L,D),
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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 08/10/2023

This morning's excursion takes you to Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch onboard, you will explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D),
08/10/2023 08/10/2023
Oudong

Oudong 08/11/2023

Visit Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong's monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk-tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards. (B,L,D),
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Oudong

Oudong 08/11/2023

Visit Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong's monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk-tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards. (B,L,D),
08/11/2023 08/11/2023
Kampong Tralach-Oudong

Kampong Tralach-Oudong 08/11/2023

Visit Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong's monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk-tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards. (B,L,D),
08/11/2023 08/11/2023
Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh 08/11/2023

Visit Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong's monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk-tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards. (B,L,D),
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Koh Oknha Tey

Koh Oknha Tey 08/12/2023

In the morning, set sail for Oknha Tey Village. Oknha Tey is the "Silk Island", located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you will visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving, an art that has been preserved for centuries. Your cruise continues to sail to Angkor Ban. (B,L,D),
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Angkor Ban

Angkor Ban 08/13/2023

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural activities of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D); Based on seasonality, the port of Angkor Ban may be inaccessible from August - September. During this time, Wat Hanchey will replace Angkor Ban as the port of call.,
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Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 08/13/2023

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural activities of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D); Based on seasonality, the port of Angkor Ban may be inaccessible from August - September. During this time, Wat Hanchey will replace Angkor Ban as the port of call.,
08/13/2023 08/13/2023
Phnompros

Phnompros 08/13/2023

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural activities of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D); Based on seasonality, the port of Angkor Ban may be inaccessible from August - September. During this time, Wat Hanchey will replace Angkor Ban as the port of call.,
08/13/2023 08/13/2023
Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham 08/14/2023

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark for a motorcoach transfer to Siem Reap. (B); Note: For those not staying in Siem Reap, we recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 5:00 pm to avoid potential missed connections.,
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Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 08/14/2023

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark for a motorcoach transfer to Siem Reap. (B); Note: For those not staying in Siem Reap, we recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 5:00 pm to avoid potential missed connections.,
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Siem Reap

Siem Reap 08/14/2023

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark for a motorcoach transfer to Siem Reap. (B); Note: For those not staying in Siem Reap, we recommend that you schedule your onward flight to depart Siem Reap after 5:00 pm to avoid potential missed connections.,
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AmaWaterways: AmaDara
The 124-passenger AmaDara features Luxury Suites, Suites, and spacious standard staterooms, all of which have private Twin Balconies. The ship's elegant public areas include two stylish restaurants serving delicious cuisine, an inviting lounge, a fitness room, hair salon, massage rooms, and a refreshing Sun Deck swimming pool.
Features and Amenities
Features and Amenities
  • Twin Balconies: Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.
  • Public Spaces: Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.
  • Fine Dining: Dine on exquisitely prepared cuisine, with a choice of North American favorites and delicious regionally-inspired specialties.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy costumed Apsara dancers, local musicians, and piano performances in the lounge.
  • Massage and Beauty Salon: Pamper yourself as you cruise along the Mekong river, full of history and untouched by time.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2015
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2015
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Vietnam
Tonnage (GRT)
2,650
Guests (Lowers)
124
Total Guests
124
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
52
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
62
Suites
14
Balconies
48
Ocean/River View
–
Interior
–
Accessible
–
Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

The AmaDara features a main restaurant as well as an alternate dining option which serve Asian and Western specialties. Meals are prepared by local chefs and consist of Western cuisine as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine. Breakfast is served buffet style each morning. For lunch, selections include salads, soups, hot entrées, and desserts. Dinner is a multi-course meal with a selection of entrées. Free–flowing wine and beer are included with every lunch and dinner on board. Complimentary house brand spirits and soft drinks are also included throughout your cruise.

Public Areas:

  • Mekong Restaurant
  • Specialty restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Saigon lounge

Onboard Entertainment:

Onboard special highlights include folklore dances and music performances, culture discussion forums, theme dinners, and piano entertainment.

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Massage and Beauty Salon:

As you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? AmaDara has an expert hair stylist, masseuse, and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom was thoughtfully conceived with guests' comfort in mind. Staterooms and suites give you the space to sit back and relax in between meals and exploration. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you're getting the royal treatment.

Your stateroom was designed to ensure that you travel in luxury from one stunning destination to the next. Set the climate control to your preference and slip into a terrycloth bathrobe as you unwind. Turn on the Entertainment on Demand system and put on a newly-released movie. Switch your flat-screen monitor into computer mode and hop on the internet to post your adventures on social media. Your spacious stateroom is yours to relax in and enjoy as you see fit.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Balcony

River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (C) $1,798
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: C
  • Saigon Deck (Upper Deck)
  • Tonle Deck (Main Deck)
  • Square Feet: 251
  • French Balcony and Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Cozy sitting area; Suites and Luxury Suites feature a larger sitting area
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding; Luxury Suites feature a king-sized bed
  • Spacious bathrooms with showers; Suites feature both a shower and separate tub
  • Writing desk, mini-bar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, in-house telephone and hairdryer
  • Flat-panel screen featuring an in-house movie channel
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (B) $2,497
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: B
  • Sadec Deck (Sun Deck)
  • Saigon Deck (Upper Deck)
  • Tonle Deck (Main Deck)
  • Square Feet: 251
  • French Balcony and Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Cozy sitting area; Suites and Luxury Suites feature a larger sitting area
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding; Luxury Suites feature a king-sized bed
  • Spacious bathrooms with showers; Suites feature both a shower and separate tub
  • Writing desk, mini-bar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, in-house telephone and hairdryer
  • Flat-panel screen featuring an in-house movie channel
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (A) $2,797
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: A
  • Saigon Deck (Upper Deck)
  • Square Feet: 251
  • French Balcony and Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Cozy sitting area; Suites and Luxury Suites feature a larger sitting area
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding; Luxury Suites feature a king-sized bed
  • Spacious bathrooms with showers; Suites feature both a shower and separate tub
  • Writing desk, mini-bar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, in-house telephone and hairdryer
  • Flat-panel screen featuring an in-house movie channel
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Suite

Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite) $3,297
Suite with Twin Balcony
  • Category: Suite
  • Sadec Deck (Sun Deck)
  • Square Feet: 366
  • French Balcony and Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Cozy sitting area; Suites and Luxury Suites feature a larger sitting area
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding; Luxury Suites feature a king-sized bed
  • Spacious bathrooms with showers; Suites feature both a shower and separate tub
  • Writing desk, mini-bar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, in-house telephone and hairdryer
  • Flat-panel screen featuring an in-house movie channel
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony (Luxury Suite) $4,697
Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony
  • Category: Luxury Suite
  • Sadec Deck (Sun Deck)
  • Square Feet: 502
  • French Balcony and Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Cozy sitting area; Suites and Luxury Suites feature a larger sitting area
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding; Luxury Suites feature a king-sized bed
  • Spacious bathrooms with showers; Suites feature both a shower and separate tub
  • Writing desk, mini-bar, safe, bathrobe and slippers, in-house telephone and hairdryer
  • Flat-panel screen featuring an in-house movie channel
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges of $210 are additional for all guests.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sadec Deck (Sun Deck)

Stateroom Key

  • Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony (Luxury Suite)
  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (A)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (B)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (C)
Saigon Deck (Upper Deck)

Stateroom Key

  • Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony (Luxury Suite)
  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (A)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (B)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (C)
Tonle Deck (Main Deck)

Stateroom Key

  • Luxury Suite with Twin Balcony (Luxury Suite)
  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (A)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (B)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (C)