Mekong Escape; Gateway to Angkor

Mekong Escape; Gateway to Angkor

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Join us for your next getaway to the mighty Mekong River onboard the luxurious Aqua Mekong.

The birthplace of magnificent ancient civilizations, Cambodia is a dynamic and enigmatic nation with a story to tell. Once vast plains and delta lowlands now host a dynamic collection of art-deco cities, rural villages and historic temple landmarks.

Cambodia is a destination whose stories are worth uncovering firsthand. Connect the dots between post-colonial Phnom Penh and historic Siem Reap as Aqua Mekong navigates deep into the timeless Cambodian countryside where few foreigners have ventured. 

For sale until: 2 September 2018

Destinations: Asia, Mekong, River Cruising

Commencing: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Duration: 8 nights

Departure Date: 2 September 2018

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Highlights

  • Please click here to watch our tour video
  • Small intimate group limited to 20 guests accompanied by a professional Latitude 33 Tour Host 
  • English-speaking local guides throughout 
  • Experience riveting cultures and mesmerizing traditions with Aqua Expeditions 
  • 3 nights onboard the five-star Aqua Mekong
  • Exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio onboard 
  • The only Mekong river boat with a fleet or four private tenders for water-based excursions 
  • World-class dining program with Consulting Chef David Thompson onboard Aqua Mekong
  • Kayaking and biking excursions, limited to 10 guests per guide with Aqua Mekong
  • The only private fleet of 4 sleek aluminum launch boats on the Mekong river onboard Aqua Mekong
  • The only forward-facing shaded infinity pool on the Mekong river onboard Aqua Mekong
  • Experience Cambodia's past with a historical tour of Phnom Penh
  • Visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem, the former S-21 Prison
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat and the jungle-clad ruins of Angkor Thom
  • Witness the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmers
  • Visit The Royal Palace, built in 1866 by King Norodom
  • Admire the life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds
  • National Museum, a Khmer temple inspired building with the world's largest collection of Khmer art sculptures, ceramics and bronzes from different periods of Cambodian history 
  • Visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Musuem and Cheung Ek, khmer Rouge's best known Killing Field
 

Full Itinerary

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    Day 01

    Sunday 02 Sep 2018

    Phnom Penh

    Welcome to Phnom Penh! On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. 

    Raffles Le Royal 

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    Day 02

    Monday 03 Sep 2018

    Phnom Penh

    After breakfast, you will be met by your guide for an introductory tour. Delve into the fascinating history of Phnom Penh and discover the dark and destructive past of the area as you venture to sombre locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge. 

    Raffles Le Royal (B, D)

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    Day 03

    Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

    Embarkation

    Spend the morning at leisure. At midday, check-out of the hotel and transfer to board Aqua Mekong. 

    Embark Aqua Mekong (B, L, D)

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    Day 04

    Wednesday 05 Sep 2018

    Cruising

    Welcome on board Aqua Mekong with custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil and a Khmer Apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the temple walls of Angkor Wat. 

    Aqua Mekong (B, L, D)

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    Day 05

    Thursday 06 Sep 2018

    Cruising

    This morning, we visit Koh Chen, a silversmith village known for its fine craftsmanship. In the afternoon, we continue learning about Khmer riverside life of Kampong Chhnang, the 'Port of Pottery' so called because archeological findings here date to the 6th century.

    Aqua Mekong (B, L, D)

  • CAMBODIA - TEMPLE MONKS

    Day 06

    Friday 07 Sep 2018

    Disembarkation

    Set off by skiff into the 22,000-hectare Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of the largest freshwater bodies in Asia and the last refuge in Southeast Asia for large waterbirds like the spot-billed pelicans, milky stork, black-headed ibis and the elusive masked finfoot. 

    Raffles Grand d'Angkor (B, D)

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    Day 07

    Saturday 08 Sep 2018

    Siem Reap

    Start the day at Angkor Thom - last capital of the Khmers - where our guided tour begins at the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas, meaning 'Heavenly Palace". In the afternoon, marvel at what remains of the famed Khmer Empire and bear witness to the stunning ruins of Angkor Wat. This evening, enjoy dinner with show at Angkor Village Theatre. 

    Raffles Grand d'Angkor (B, L, D)

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    Day 08

    Sunday 09 Sep 2018

    Siem Reap

    Today, visit an early 11th Century Hindu Beng Melea Temple, also known as the "Lotus Pond" Temple. Left largely unrestored, this temple makes for some stunning photography. This temple is thought of as almost the blueprint for Angkor Wat, being virtually the same layout. 

    Raffles Grand d'Angkor (B, L, D)

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    Day 09

    Monday 10 Sep 2018

    Fly Home

    Today we bid farewell to Siep Ream and transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

    Check-out of hotel (B) 

Mekong Escape; Gateway to Angkor Map
 

Inclusions

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ACCOMMODATION

Inclusive of:

  • 2 nights at Raffles Le Royal, Phnom Penh (State Room)
  • 3 nights on board Aqua Mekong, Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • 3 nights at Raffles Grand d'Angkor, Siem Reap (State Room)
  • Optional stopovers available in Ho Chi Minh or Singapore. Please ask for details. 
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AQUA MEKONG

Inclusive of: 

  • All meals onboard 
  • All beverages onboard (non-alcoholic, premium wines and beer)
  • All shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio 
  • World-class dining program with Consulting Chef David Thompson
  • The only indoor and outdoor screening rooms on the Mekong river
  • Complimentary laundry onboard 
  • Complimentary bike use or option enjoy excursions by tuk-tuk 
  • Satellite internet (limited connection) 
  • The only private fleet of 4 sleek aluminum launch boats on the Mekong river
  • The only forward-facing shaded infinity pool on the Mekong river 
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FLIGHTS

Inclusive of: 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)^
  • International return Economy Class airfares from Australia 
  • See below for Business or First Class flight upgrades (subject to availability)* 
 
Category:
from $8,514.00 per person

General: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise. All prices and itineraries are current at time of publishing and subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking and may vary until full payment is received. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated in the itinerary are approximate, provided for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final travel documents at approximately 21 days prior to departure. You will then receive a Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments. ^Transfer offer: Australian address must be within 60 km radius of each capital city airport, additional charges may apply otherwise. *Flight upgrades: Premium Economy, Business and First Class flights are based on using the most direct route from Sydney, and may be priced on mixed carriers. Upgrade pricing is an approximate only and is subject to availability, seasonality and ticket validity. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Conditions apply.