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: 31 August 2018

Destinations: Asia, Mekong, River Cruising

Commencing: Singapore, Singapore

Duration: 10 nights

Departure Date: 31 August 2018

 

Highlights

  • Please click here to watch our tour video
  • Small group limited to only 10 guests
  • Fully 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

  • 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

click through the days of your journey

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    Day 01

    Friday 31 Aug 2018

    - / Singapore

    Welcome to Singapore! On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel situated in the heart of Marina Bay. Enjoy the evening meeting your fellow travellers.

    Mandarin Oriental 

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    Day 02

    Saturday 01 Sep 2018

    Singapore

    Today is at your leisure. 

    Mandarin Oriental (B/-/-)

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    Day 03

    Sunday 02 Sep 2018

    Singapore / Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    At scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure. 

    Raffles Le Royal (B/-/-)

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    Day 04

    Monday 03 Sep 2018

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    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 05

    Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

    Embarkation

    Spend the morning at leisure. At midday, check-out of the hotel and transfer to board Aqua Mekong. Aqua staff will welcome you over custom sundowners like the Salted Watermelon Crush with Thai basil.

    Embark Aqua Mekong (B/L/D)

  • CAMBODIA - FLOATING VILLAGE TONLE SAP I

    Day 06

    Wednesday 05 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 - TONLE SAP

    Day 07

    Thursday 06 Sep 2018

    Cruising

    Continue exploring the remote communities around the Tonle Sap Lake, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997.  After lunch, we visit the floating village of Moat Khla, accessible only by water, and attend a Buddhist blessing ceremony in this isolated community.

    Aqua Mekong (B/L/D)

  • CAMBODIA - TEMPLE MONKS

    Day 08

    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)

  • CAMBODIA - ANGKOR WAT

    Day 09

    Saturday 08 Sep 2018

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    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 10

    Sunday 09 Sep 2018

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    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 11

    Monday 10 Sep 2018

    Siem Reap, Cambodia / -

    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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01. FLIGHTS

Inclusive of: 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)^
  • International return Economy Class airfares from Australia 
  • See below for Business Class flight upgrades (subject to availability)* 
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02. ACCOMMODATION

Inclusive of:

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03. 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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04. RAFFLES LE ROYAL, PHNOM PENH

Set in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's best. The hotel offers all convenient services, including travel counter, dry cleaning and laundry, car rental, 24 hour room service and doctor on call. Leisure facilities, including sauna, massage, whirlpool, outdoor pool, steam room and fitness centre, will enhance any stay.

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05. RAFFLES GRAND D'ANGKOR

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is just 8km from the famous Angkor Wat and Siem Reap International Airport. It is a simple 10 minute walk down a beautiful riverside boulevard to the main attractions. For over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, the hotel's renewed elegance and modernity complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before.