• 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From Call for Pricing / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

Explore Vietnam and Cambodia by Small-Ship!

Step back in time as you travel between the ancient wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam on this small-ship, all-inclusive voyage along the Mekong River. From Angkor Wat to the UNESCO-designated biosphere of Tonlé Sap, past ageless, floating villages and onward to the modern marvels of Phnom Penh, days are filled with adventure, discovery and insights into the fascinating cultures of river life. As night settles over the Mekong, enjoy a whole new world of sights, sounds and flavors as you sample some of Southeast Asia’s flavorful dishes aboard the Aqua Mekong, your home for these five action-packed days. Drift along the Mekong River and disembark to explore the remote sanctuaries of Buddhist monks and receive their blessings, hike through ancient flooded forests and espy rare birds and turtles. All the while, Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to unwind and get swept away by one of Asia’s most enchanting regions. A small cruise ship vacation package like no other awaits!

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  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Asia & Pacific Vacations
  • Adult only
  • Hiking
  • Paddling/Rafting
  • Safari/Wildlife
  • Small Ship
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Cultural/History

Activity Level: Easy (1)

This Tour

Southeast Asia is home to countless vibrant cultures, floating villages, and colonial charms, and the Mekong is the thread that connects them all. Dive deep into a watery world of untouristed discovery on this four-night journey aboard the Aqua Mekong. Our expert guides can't wait to share the remarkable wonders found along this winding river. Throughout your voyage, enjoy best-in-class service and the decadence of your luxury suite as you soak in the wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam.

  • Settle into your elegant suite, taking in the view from floor-to-ceiling windows, or from a sun bed on the ship's observation deck
  • Paddle by wooden sampan through stilted villages and floating markets where locals sell everything from fish sauce to sticky rice-stuffed bamboo stalks
  • Crisscross through a tiny network of canals in the remote village of Chnok Tru
  • Float beneath a dense tree canopy in Tra Su Cajuput Forest, on the lookout for the rare painted stork and Oriental darter
  • Sit with a venerable Mahayana Buddhist monk at Long Son Tu Temple for a private blessing
  • Watch an artist at work on her loom in an island village known for its silk weaving
  • Take a tuk-tuk tour of Phnom Penh, visiting the Royal Palace (home to the reining monarch) and the National Museum of Cambodia


I will never go on a large cruise ship again! Small ships are so intimate and really make the experience!

Lee J Milwaukee, WI

Wonderful, organized, friendly, better than expected.

Dan N Albuquerque, NM

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Tour Itinerary

5 days/4 nights

Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam (SGN)

Day 1: Mekong River - My Tho - Saigon - Vietnam
Cambodia Adventure Vacations
Meals Included:  D
Overnight: Aqua Mekong

We will collect you at the Saigon meeting point and transfer you by air-conditioned coach to My Tho dock where we will welcome you aboard the Aqua Mekong. 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.

Day 2: Mekong River - Binh Thanh/Sa Dec - My An Hung
Cambodia Adventure Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where we will peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. In the afternoon, visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where we will walk through verdant plantations. We will be invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers followed by a unique unicorn dance. A 17-kilometer biking option is also available.

Day 3: Mekong River - Tan Chau/Chau Doc - Vinh Xuong - Ka'om Samnor Border
Cambodia Adventure Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Travel by skiff along Bassac Canal to Chau Doc floating market and then head off by van to Long Son Pagoda atop Sam Mountain. Be sure to ask the monks about their age-old Buddhist practices. Afterwards, return via the bustling morning market. Optional 18 kilometers bike ride on Long Khanh Island or take a rickshaw ride to visit Tan Chau Market with chef. After lunch, relax by the pool, try traditional Khmer massage or learn to cook Mekong inspired dishes while we cross the border.

Day 4: Mekong River - Koh Oknha Tey - Preah Prosop
Cambodia Adventure Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Aqua Mekong

On this river of time we 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, we board our marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.

Day 5: Phnom Penh / Cambodia
Vietnam Adventure Vacations
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: No Overnight

We show off the Cambodian capital to our passengers by motorized tuk-tuk. Discover 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, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Field or shopping at the Russian Market. Bid farewell to the Mekong River.

* This trip is run in partnership with Aqua Expeditions.
**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Aqua Expeditions.

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  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From Call for Pricing / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

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Additional Trip Information

  • An Austin Adventures representative will meet you upon arrival at the Airport in the baggage claim area and provide transportation to where you will board the M/V Mekong.
  • Your guides will help you check in and will stay with you until you board your flight.
  • Departure tax at the airport can be paid in either US dollars or local currency.
  • Hiking  1 to 3 mile jungle hikes (easy).
  • Boating  Guided skiff cruises through the jungle, look for wildlife.
  • Paddling  paddle short distances in a wooden sampan
  • Fishing  Equipment and instruction provided.

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy, air-conditioned suite with panoramic windows and private bath.
  • All meals while on board the Aqua Mekong.
  • Fully trained, bilingual, professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Any necessary equipment ”“ all safe and well maintained.
  • All excursions.
  • Transfer to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights.
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, wine and beer).
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt and luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Guide & crew gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Boutique purchases and personal expenses.

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. The history: People have been living on the Mekong River for 2,000 years!
  • 2. To make up for lost time: It wasn't until 1540 that any Westerner saw the Mekong River.
  • 3. Cultural wonders: Learn how locals live along the Mekong as you explore villages, markets and pagodas.
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Aqua Mekong, explore by day and indulge in ultimate relaxation on board at night.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.

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