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Downstream Siem Reap To Saigon

8 days
Amalotus Mekong Cruise
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Good For: Those who travel to have experience about Mekong Delta in Luxurious cruises, wish to visit Floating village and market, lifestyle of Mekong people.
Amalotus, one of the most luxurious river cruises on the Mekong provides an exquisite setting for your odyssey.  Designed in a French colonial architecture recalling the Art Nouveau period, all 62 staterooms in a décor that blends colonial elegance and regional Khmer style with twin private balconies opened from floor to ceiling glass doors giving guest the close up to the vast openness of the river. The ship features a restaurant serving Asian and Western flavors, Saigon lounge where leisure activities of folklore dances, music performances, movies, cooking demonstration are taken place and an outdoor swimming pool on the sundeck. The unique concept gives tourists a distinct way to taste the mighty Mekong, which sets the vessel apart from the rest.
Note: the entertainment could be changed basing on schedule or level water.

 Passenger Cabins and ship facts
  • Length: 92.05m (320 feet)
  • Width: 13.5m (42 feet)
  • 62 Cabins  max for 124 passengers 
  • Crew: 50 (International)
  • Home port: Vietnam 
  • Ship design: Colonial 
  • Style: Boutique
Cabin Types and facilities 

Class C 
Number of Cabins: 6 cabins
Bed Type: Twin or Double beds 
Area: 19.7 sqm or 226 sq.ft 
Locate: Cabin Lower Deck 

Class B 
Number Class B of Cabins: 22 cabins
Bed Type: Twin or Double beds 
Area: 19.7 sqm or 226 sq.ft
Location: Cabin Main Deck 

Class A 
Number of Cabins: 22 cabins
Bed Type: Twin or Double beds
Area: 19.7 sq.m or 226 sq.ft
Location: Cabin Upper Deck

Indochina Suite 
Number of Cabins: 2 cabins 
Bed Type: King size bed
Area: 41.2 sq.m or 441 sq.f
Location: Sun Deck
Features : The comfortable sitting area, a bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, plus an extra-spacious private balcony

Sadec Suite 
Number of Cabins: 10 cabins
Bed Type: King size bed
Area: 26.4 sq.m or 290 sq. ft.
Location: Sun Deck
Features: Balcony, comfortable sitting area, plus a bathroom equipped with both a shower and separate tub
There is a cosy sitting area in every cabin, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television

Meals & Restaurant 


For a delicious taste of local cuisine, all meals are included on your Mekong River cruise. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic Asian fare, Western favourites are always available, should you desire a taste of home.

Breakfast – Each leisurely breakfast presents a lavish gourmet buffet, offering you a choice of English, Continental or Asian-inspired cuisine consisting of assorted pastries, fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, and daily regional specials. An array of traditional breakfast items is also available

Lunch – After a half day excursions, a delicious buffet lunch or à la carte dining menu is served or perhaps you can order a local dish at the chef’s station with soups, fresh salads, a selection of Western and Asian hot entrées, plus desserts and seasonal tropical fruits.

Dinner – A four-course à la carte menu provides the elegant fusion of Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine, whereas an equally impressive Western option is always available on the menu. 


Included Drinks Throughout Your Mekong Cruise
Soft drinks, local beer and spirits are included at all times, local wine and tea is served during lunch and dinner. 

Exquisite Dining Service
Chef and cruise manager will be available at any time to serve you during your Mekong cruise aboard the RV Amalotus 

Services & Entertainment 

Amenities: Laundry onboard, Bakery, Fully equipped galley and refrigeration storages, Air-conditioning inside all areas, cozy restaurant, bar, library, gym and spa
Safety: Smoke Detector in all cabin and Public places, Emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguisher, life jacket for all, first aid kit and life raft. 
Water: Treatment plants for desalination, de-sedimentation and purification using UV and osmosis.
Sewage: Micro biotic treatment plants
Wifi: internet available in selected areas. 
Magical Musical Performances 
On selected evenings, the Saigon Lounge & Bar converts into an atmospheric theatre that hosts a diverse program of musical entertainment that offers an amazing glimpse into the cultures of the region. Throughout the entire cruise, a pianist will be quietly playing soothing local music as well as some old favourites.
Peaceful Movie Nights in Your Suite & the Saigon Lounge
In the evening, time to relax and watch a film on your flat-screen television in the comfort of your suite. In addition to a huge catalogue of the latest box-office movies available to borrow on DVD, the opportunity to enjoy movies and documentaries that are based on the very regions you’ll visit.
Traditional & Interactive Evening of Khmer Dance
During a special evening of song and dance, you’ll learn to know a traditional Khmer folk performance and listen to a range of charming music that’s local to the Mekong region. The folk dancers wear clothes of the people they are portraying, such as Chams, fish men, hill tribes, farmers, and peasants. This evening is all about you getting involved – join in the dance in case you want 
Cooking Class & Fruit-carving Demonstration
Through a fruited-carving demonstration by the ship’s executive chef, and delight in the secrets of famous Vietnamese spring rolls, you will have full of knowledge about Vietnamese cuisine that is very important part of Vietnamese culture. 
Saigon Lounge and relaxing chill out music: 
Saigon Lounge: Indulge in a splendid afternoons and evenings with a variety of soothing and relaxing chill out music. Panoramic Lounge: set right in front of the vessel and one could see the panoramic views of the Mekong River thus allowing the travellers to revel in the beauty of the countryside.

Massage and Beauty Salon:
The way you cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery along the Great Mekong River, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? We have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your soul while you’re on board with RV Amalotus Cruise.

The sun on Sun deck & Swimming pool:
Enjoy the sun by the dipping pool where you'll find refreshing and invigorating concoctions and snacks that are created and served using the freshest ingredients. You can sip to your heart's content with relaxing views of the Mekong Delta.

Intriguing & Insightful Lectures
During your Mekong River cruise, local guides and historians will come aboard to deliver fascinating lectures that you’re able to attend as you choose. Learn about the golden age of Cambodia during the Angkor period, which will enrich your appreciation of the fabled temples of the ancient Khmer empire. Local customs, beliefs and traditions are also unearthed, adding valuable commentary to the places you’ll visit.

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Cruise Highlights & Activities:

Cultural Highlights: To complement your tours and shore excursions, take part in Cruisesmekongriver’s Cultural Highlights—immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
• Visit the renowned Tonle Sap Lake
• Tour the magnificent ruins of Angkor
• Enjoy traditional Apsara temple dancing and other folkloric performances
• Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong
• View onboard film screenings that will enhance your journey These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Culture Curriculum: Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of on board multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit.
Learn about
• The rise and fall of the Khmer empire
• The archeological excavations at Angkor
• History of Vietnam and Cambodia
• History and culture of the Champa people and other ethnic groups
• Key words and phrases in the local languages These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.
Day 1: Embarkation – Siem Reap – Prek K’dam (Meals: L,D)
Register between 11:00 - 12:00 at Le Meridien Angkor then transfer by coach to the jetty and take a 30-minute motorboat to La Marguerite ship, passing floating fishing villages from Siem Reap through Tonle Sap Lake.
Embark the ship 13:00. Welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge. Attend a short briefing followed by a lunch served in Mekong restaurant at 13:30. Captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Kampong Chhnang. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Along the way, enjoy a scenic view of the wild lives while passing through inspirational floating villages.
Join the Cruise Manager at Saigon Lounge for safety demonstration and briefing at 18:00. Enjoy Captain’s Cocktails afterwards and adjourn to the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. The boat moors overnight at Kampong Chhnang.
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Oudong (Meals: B,L,D)
Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village, see numerous great fish traps, some over a half-mile long. Return to the boat and attend lecture on “Cambodia - The Past & Present” in Saigon Lounge while the shipcasts off towards Kampong Tralach. An afternoon tour includes an oxcart ride from the riverbank through the countryside to the beautiful Kampong Tralach Pleu. Then board a motor coach to Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, where you will tour the Buddhist Monastery. After the visit, take another 15-minute coach back to the ship and embark at Prek K’dam. Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Join Cruise Manager on daily briefing beforeenjoying your dinner at 19:00. Catch the movie night with “The Killing Fields” shown in the Saigon Lounge after dinner. Ship sails towards Chong Koh Village and moors midstream overnight.
Day 3: Chong Koh – Phnom Penh (Meals: B,L,D)
This morning we visit Chong Koh – a silk weaving village located in the middle of the Mekong River. After breakfast, take leisurely morning stroll through this village. Visit a school, some home workshops manufacturing traditional silk and cotton handicrafts and buy some local products. Return to the ship at 10:00.Ship sets sail to Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia afterwards. An afternoon walking tour provides an orientation to this spectacular city and free time for shopping or exploring the city yourself. Return to the vessel for cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Saigon Lounge. Dinner at 19:00 After dinner, enjoy the nightlife in Phnom Penh. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.
Day 4: Phnom Penh (Meals: B,L,D)
Today is a busy day with many interesting sightseeing and activities. In the morning, start a tour with sight-seeing in Phnom Penh by bus. Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited. Afternoon excursion facilitates understanding of a crucial part of the Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields. (For a free and easy afternoon, please inform Cruise Director). Cocktail hour starts from 18:00 to 19:00. Dinner is served from 19:00 to 21:00. After dinner, join the Khmer folklore dances at the Saigon Lounge. Before midnight, opt to chill in one the bars located across the road from the pier. Ship docks overnight at Phnom Penh port.
Day 5: Phnom Penh – Border Crossing – Tan Chau (Meals: B,L,D)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ship departs for border. Cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Join the “Towels and napkins folding demonstration” from the Housekeeping and Restaurant Staff in the Saigon Lounge. In the afternoon, join the cooking class with fruits carving and Vietnamese fresh spring rolls demonstration by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are carried out. Arrive at Tan Chau in the evening - the first Vietnamese town on the Mekong River. Join the crew-members after dinner for a nice surprise in the Lounge. The boat moors safely at the riverbanks.
Day 6: Tan Chau – Sadec (Meals: B,L,D)
Today’s highlight is a visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism. In the morning, excursion starts with sightseeing by local boats, navigating narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. Chance to visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. Afterwards, go ashore and tour the town on rickshaw (XeLoi). Visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. In the afternoon, cruise downstream to Sa Dec. Join the lecture on-board theme “Vietnam - The Past & Present”. The ship arrives in Sadec around 18:30 and moors midstream overnight. Cocktails and briefing at Saigon Lounge at 18:00. After dinner, watch in-house movie “The Lover” in the cabin or enjoy the beautiful music from the on-board pianist.
Day 7: Sadec – Xeo Quyt – Cai Be (Meals: B,L,D)
In the morning, board a local boat for Sadec passing floating markets as your boat maneuvers through the river’s channels. Once ashore, you will tour Sadec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer. Marguerite Duras spent many years during her childhood. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards, take a 1-hour bus ride from Sadec to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S war and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Meet and re-board the ship in Cai Be. After lunch onboard, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s floating market. Go ashore to visit the rice paper and coconut candy workshops. After that, visit a typical old house in the Mekong Delta; take a short walk through the big garden. Return to the boat and prepare for Farewell cocktail at 18:00. Enjoy a gourmet Farewell Dinner at 19:00. Ship moors midstream in Cai Be.
Day 8: Disembarkation – My Tho – Saigon (Meals: B)

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship arrives at My Tho Port. Breakfast from 6:30 to 8:00, followed by a motor coach transfer to Saigon at 8:30
As the capital of the French colony of Cochichina, Saigon was known as “Paris of Orient”. Today, Vietnam’s largest city is an industrial, cultural and educational hub, but still retains vestiges of its colonial past.

8 days programPackage PricesPackage Prices 
Cabin TypesClassic CClassic BClaissc AJunior SuiteSuiteClassic CClassic BClaissc AJunior SuiteSuite
Price$3,898$3,447$4,947$4,347$5,097$3,898$3,447$4,947$5,397$6,297Book a pack

What's included

  • All excursion including entrace fees, transportation and English speaking tour guides services.
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passengers levies, full board during itinerary.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beers, local brand spirits and local wines served during meals; coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served through the day.
  • A meeting point and drop off point shall be decided by Indochina Sails; transfer to/from these meetings, currently set as Le Meridien Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails responsibility.

What's excluded

  • International flights
  • All visa costs Imported beverages such as wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.
  • Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses
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