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Aqua Mekong Sight & Soul - 6 days

A special departure to wrap up the year 2017 with your loved ones, why not reward yourself with a lifetime experience on Aqua Mekong luxury cruise and watch the life on the legendary Mekong River unfold from your balcony.

The departure on the 8th December introduces to you the SIGHT of Mekong River.

You will Join Francisco Marin, a talented fine-art and architectural photographer and videographer to visualize the Mekong through the eyes of a photographer.

The departure on 15th December is WELLNESS trip which you will cruise with fitness Guru Alex Salihin and enjoy your time with private training sessions, yoga and meditation classes onboard the Aqua Mekong.

For both departures, all you need is to relax and let Sens Asia Travel take care of your logistic from the first airport arrival until your goodbye to the country. Spending the first night at Luxurious Raffle Hotel and boarding Aqua Mekong River Cruise for the next 5 days, a stress-free vacation is guaranteed.

Highlights

  • Unwind on board of the Mekong River luxury cruise.
  • Visualize the Mekong through the eyes of a photographer.
  • Enjoy your time with private training sessions, yoga and meditation classes on board the Aqua Mekong.
  • Explore the local handicraft villages and this is your great chance to touch to the local life.
  • Pedal into the rice paddies to watch wizened masters scale sky-piercing palms towering over us.
  • Visit the highlights of the capital Phnom Penh by tuk tuk.
  • Enjoy one night in the most luxurious hotel of the capital city.

Tour Price Includes:

  • 01 night accommodation in twin/double room included breakfast at Raffles Hotel Le Royal – State room
  • 5 days/ 4 nights on Aqua Expeditions Mekong at Design suite 1st deck inclusive:
    • All meals while onboard
    • Beverages (premium non-alcoholic, house wine and beer)
    • All shore excursions
    • Laundry
    • Bike use
    • Internet with intermittent connection
    • Added value of having a lululemon ambassador is free of charge
  • Airport transfer pre and post cruise

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases 
  • Guide and crew gratuities   
  • Taxi fees from hotel to pick up/drop off point
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above

Itinerary

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day 1
PHNOM PENH ARRIVAL

Welcome to Phnom Penh.

You will be picked up from airport and transferred to hotel for check in.

Rest of day be free at your own leisure

Meals: Nils

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Le Royal – State Room

day 2
MEKONG RIVER – PHNOMPENH - EMBARK CRUISE

After breakfast, free at leisure until the transfer from hotel to Phnom Penh TS1 Port where you will check in your 3-story, five star Mekong abode. Welcome aboard. Settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed. Then, let’s 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.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise – Design Suite 1st Deck

day 3
TONLE SAP RIVER – KOH CHEN – KAMPONG PRASAT

Breakfast and cruise to the silversmith village of Koh Chen, you have the chance to watch artisans producing the magnificent silverware favored by Khmer royalty. Continue to Udong, the royal capital from the 17-19th centuries, where you 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.

Back on cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise – Design Suite 1st deck

day 4
TONLE SAP RIVER – KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH

In the cooler hours, you 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, pedal to watch wizened masters scale sky-piercing palms towering over you. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise – Design Suite 1st deck

day 5
MEKONG RIVER – KOH OKNHA TEY – PREAH PROSOP

On this river of time you admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma, the ubiquitous item no Khmer lives without. Explore the riverbank on two wheels if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch houses perched on spindly wooden stilts while white oxen wade just offshore. After lunch, board your marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.       

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Aqua Expeditions Mekong Cruise – Design Suite 1st deck

day 6
MEKONG RIVER – PHNOMPENH – DISEMBARK CRUISE

Breakfast and disembark to explore the Cambodian capital by motorized tuk-tuk. You will visit 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, visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at Russian Market. Then, you will be transferred to your pre-arranged hotel (if you plan stay longer in Phnom Penh) or to the airport for your onward flight to the next destination.

Meals: Breakfast