Vietnam & Cambodia

Ultra Luxurious Mekong River Cruise & Tour

Experience Vietnam & Cambodia in the most luxurious way aboard the stunning Aqua Mekong cruise ship on an 11-day luxury small-group tour and cruise (max 6 traveller). Discover bustling cities and landscapes of staggering natural beauty and indulge in cuisine curated by Michelin-star-winning chef, David Thompson of the renowned Long Chim group. Visit Angkor Wat, the Cu Chi Tunnels, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City and discover remote villages along the Mekong through the eyes of locals. This exclusive five-star experience includes luxury accommodation at Park Hyatt Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, all-inclusive cruising aboard the Aqua Mekong, expertly guided sightseeing, private transportation plus insider experiences and so much more.

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TWIN SHARE
Earn 7,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share)
  • Six nights of luxury hotel accommodation featuring three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Siem Reap
  • Four nights aboard the five-star Aqua Mekong cruise ship with all-inclusive five-star dining curated by multi-Michelin starred chef David Thompson as well as non-alcoholic drinks selected wines and beer with meals on board
  • Daily breakfasts and three gourmet lunches outside of cruise
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11 Days
TWIN SHARE - VIP UPGRADE
Earn 8,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • VIP Package: Take your travels to a higher level of luxury. Indulge in a sumptuous stay in Park Deluxe Rooms at Park Hyatt Saigon and Park Hyatt Siem Reap and soak up glorious views from a striking Balcony Suite located on the second deck aboard the Aqua Mekong
  • Six nights of luxury hotel accommodation featuring three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Siem Reap in sumptuous Park Deluxe Rooms
  • Four nights aboard the five-star Aqua Mekong cruise ship in a gorgeous Balcony Suite located on the second deck with all-inclusive five-star dining curated by multi-Michelin starred chef David Thompson as well as non-alcoholic drinks selected wines and beer with meals on board
  • Daily breakfasts and three gourmet lunches outside of cruise
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11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Earn 9,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Six nights of luxury hotel accommodation featuring three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Siem Reap
  • Four nights aboard the five-star Aqua Mekong cruise ship with all-inclusive five-star dining curated by multi-Michelin starred chef David Thompson as well as non-alcoholic drinks selected wines and beer with meals on board
  • Daily breakfasts and three gourmet lunches outside of cruise
  • Domestic economy class flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Calendar
11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - VIP UPGRADE
Earn 11,599 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • VIP Package: Take your travels to a higher level of luxury. Indulge in a sumptuous stay in Park Deluxe Rooms at Park Hyatt Saigon and Park Hyatt Siem Reap and soak up glorious views from a striking Balcony Suite located on the second deck aboard the Aqua Mekong
  • Six nights of luxury hotel accommodation featuring three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Siem Reap in sumptuous Park Deluxe Rooms
  • Four nights aboard the five-star Aqua Mekong cruise ship in a gorgeous Balcony Suite located on the second deck with all-inclusive five-star dining curated by multi-Michelin starred chef David Thompson as well as non-alcoholic drinks selected wines and beer with meals on board
  • Daily breakfasts and three gourmet lunches outside of cruise

Experience Vietnam and Cambodia aboard the Aqua Mekong - an award-winning, luxury five-star cruise ship considered the most luxurious boat on the Mekong with unparalleled gourmet inclusions.

Dine on a refined, adventurous and delicious world-class menu curated by Michelin Star winning chef David Thompson, showcasing the freshest local ingredients as you cruise the water of the Mekong, venturing on off-the-beaten track to visit remote villages along the riverbanks, local markets with the onboard Chef and taking in the breathtaking scenery from a privileged point of view.

What You'll Love...

The Aqua Mekong – Taking the idea of luxury cruising to a new level

Recent winner of the Gold Award at Asia’s Hotel Design Awards, the Aqua Mekong is more like a floating five-star luxury hotel than a standard riverboat cruise. Each of the 20 Designer Suites offer floor to ceiling panoramic views and sumptuous California king-sized beds to relax in. The bathroom utilises the latest eco-sensitive technology, dual sinks, a large walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead and other features. Complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you connected with the outside world.

With a guide to guest ratio of 1 to 10, along with an outdoor pool, spa quarters, library, observation deck, private screening room and more, this cruise offers unmatched exclusivity and comfort on the Mekong Delta, if not the world.

The Fine Dining – A Michelin Star Gourmet Experience

During your cruise, you’ll be treated to a dining experience curated by Aqua Mekong’s Consulting Chef, multi-Michelin-starred David Thompson. David Thompson is a world-class chef who has painstakingly invented a menu that makes the most of what the Mekong has to offer.

Dishes such as river prawns with ginger, shallots, tamarind and palm sugar served on betel leaves, Cambodian green curry of catfish and lemon basil cashew nut pudding with coconut cream feature regularly on Aqua Mekong menu (depending on seasonality) and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to dine on such delicacies in awe inspiring surrounds.

The Accommodation – Rest easy in pure Park Hyatt luxury

Your evenings off the cruise are spent in five-star luxury Park Hyatt hotels, starting with the elegant Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel boasts elegant French-colonial style rooms, world class on-site restaurants and lush tropical gardens. After a big day of exploring Cambodia’s UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat, take a short trip back to the serene grounds of the Park Hyatt Siem Reap where personalised spa treatments and farm-to-table culinary experiences await outside of the stunningly designed, Khmer-inspired suites.

The Sights and Experiences – Discover Ho Chi Minh City, taste fragrant pho with locals, enjoy a Khmer cooking class and learn more of the rich history of Vietnam and Cambodia

Your introduction to Vietnam starts in the buzzing metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Wake up early for a stroll around Tao Dan Park, where locals practice their morning exercises, such as Tai Chi, aerobics and Badmington. Taste Café Sua Da, the famous local coffee, enjoy a unique tour of the landmarks of modern-day Ho Chi Minh City, revealing the city’s culture, architecture and fascinating history and join the locals for lunch of delicious pho, Vietnam’s most loved meal.

Just outside Ho Chi Minh City you will find the extraordinary Cu Chi Tunnels, the network of tunnels over 200km long - still containing trapdoors, living areas, kitchens and storage facilities – that became legendary during the Vietnam War. Used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding places during combat, the tunnels also served as communication and supply routes - and stand now as a poignant reminder of those harrowing war years.

After you disembark in Phnom Penh, a quick flight will see you arriving in Siem Reap, home to the glorious UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat – one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Your expert guide will take you on a day tour showcasing the highlights of this incredible site, including the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of Leper King, the Terrace of the Elephants and more. Your day of exploring will end in the best possible way: with a glass of bubbles in your hands as the sun sets on the glistening waters of Srah Srang, known as the ‘Royal bathing pool’ of Angkor Thom.

Visit the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art: Banteay Srei. Dedicated to Shiva and built in the 10th century, the temple’s pink limestone walls contain the best bas reliefs of any temple at Angkor.

Uncover the foodie side of Cambodia with an exclusive Khmer cooking class in a beautiful traditional house followed by a traditional lunch with the locals. Gain exclusive insights on how to cook traditional food, as well as learning ancient Cambodian’s traditions and superstitions.

Your Package Includes:

  • Six nights of luxury hotel accommodation featuring three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and three nights at the five-star Park Hyatt in Siem Reap
  • Four nights aboard the five-star Aqua Mekong cruise ship with all-inclusive five-star dining curated by multi-Michelin starred chef David Thompson, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, selected wines and beer with meals on board
  • Daily breakfasts and three gourmet lunches outside of cruise
  • Domestic economy class flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Private return airport and port transfers
  • Expert local guides, insider experiences, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • All shore excursions
  • Laundry (on board Aqua Mekong)
  • Bike use (on board Aqua Mekong)
  • Internet with intermittent connection

VIP UPGRADE: Indulge with an even higher level of style and comfort

Treat yourself with an upgrade to a VIP Package, which will take your travels to a higher level of luxury.

Indulge in a sumptuous Park Deluxe Room at the Park Hyatt Saigon, featuring a gorgeous private terrace and direct access to the elegant pool.

Soak up the glorious views and take in life on the Mekong from the spacious balcony of your Balcony Suite located on the second deck aboard the Aqua Mekong.

Upgrade to the Deluxe Room at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, boasting 54sqm of sophisticated space with an opulent marble bathroom the perfect end to your travels.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on your chosen tour start date.

Departure dates:

7 May 2019

18 June 2019

2 July 2019

16 July 2019

30 July 2019

2020:

5 May 2020

16 June 2020

30 June 2020

14 July 2020

28 July 2020

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers).

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels and cruise ship:

Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City – Park Room

Aqua Mekong, Mekong – Suite on first deck

Park Hyatt, Siem Reap – Park Room

VIP PACKAGE includes accommodation at the following hotels and cruise ship:

Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City – Park Deluxe Room

Aqua Mekong, Mekong - Balcony Suite on second deck

Park Hyatt, Siem Reap – Park Deluxe Room

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Aqua Expeditions Mekong River Cruise rates include all meals, non - alcoholic drinks and selected wines and beer with meals, design suite accommodations, excursions with knowledgeable local guides, onboard lectures, and evening entertainment, laundry and Wi-Fi.

Maximum tour capacity is six people, minimum tour capacity is two people. – with the exception of the river cruise where there will be other passengers on board (max.10 people per group on shore excursions).

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include international flights, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

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