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Embark upon a cultural odyssey of Vietnam and Cambodia with Aqua Mekong

You can expect immaculate luxury on these exclusive charter voyages as we redefine travel on the Mekong River. Discover the rich heritage and traditions enriched by 2,000 years of human history, from the flourishing of the Khmer empire from the 9th to 15th century to the prominence of Theravada Buddhism in present-day Cambodia and Vietnam, while experiencing the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life along this mighty river.

Set out into the pastoral countryside with our expert guides, exploring serene Buddhist temples by bicycle, kayaking the river’s caramel waters, and perusing stilt village markets. You can then wind down from the day’s activities in absolute comfort, whether it is in the private movie room, stargazing from the outdoor lounge, or indulging local flavours with a dining experience crafted by Michelin-starred Consulting Chef David Thompson.

The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

There are three, four or seven-night itineraries, or better still, we can create your very own getaway. Whatever you decide, we can tailor the best-personalised experience for you, your friends and family.

Culture and civilisations have flourished around great rivers throughout history, and the Mekong is no exception. The opportunity to discover the rich heritage and traditions enriched by 2,000 years of human history, is what makes the Mekong river cruise one of Asia’s most epic and worthwhile journeys on water.

The Mighty Mekong River, Vietnam’s fictional “Nung River” has many historic war sites and real-life stories to be discovered. This Vietnam river cruise offers a look into the mystical past of Indonesian culture making it the perfect Vietnam holiday.

At the same time, the lower Mekong basin is also a cradle for nature. It’s home to a wealth of fish that provides sustenance for the people and a myriad species of large waterbirds. In the verdant rice fields dotted with pockets of lush greenery, more bird and domestic wildlife species can be spotted along with the ubiquitous Brahman oxen that diligently work the fields.

Aqua Mekong offers luxurious cruising for those ready to experience a new adventure. Enjoy world-class Cambodian and Vietnamese cruises from the safety and comfort of a state of the art ship.

Some Cruise Highlights

On this Mekong river cruise, you will get to experience the most authentic facets of Mekong culture and ways of life while embracing the beautiful landscapes of the Mekong river basin in the comfort and luxury of the Aqua Mekong. Expert English-speaking guides will show you unspoilt nature and age-old traditions; every day on the Mekong is an opportunity to discover something new and amazing.

  • Tonle Sap - Home to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat temple complex at Siem Reap, Cambodia is a treasure trove of cultural relics from the Khmer empire. Today, intriguing remnants of Khmer culture exist alongside ethnic tribal traditions — with stunning green hills and sprawling rice fields as backdrop
  • Culture - Peace and prosperity in the life-giving cradle of the Mekong basin has led to a distinctive culture and many artforms that continue to flourish today
  • Active Excursions - The Aqua Mekong offers excursion and activity options that run concurrently, so you get to choose between an active outing or a more laid-back option according to your preferences
  • Expert Guides and Crew - The full-time, English-speaking guides grew up along the Mekong river and know its stories by heart. They’ve also built a solid rapport with local communities, which makes excursions pleasant, seamless and immensely insightful
  • Luxury - As the premier river cruise line sailing the Mekong river, Aqua Mekong is committed to delivering best-in-class personalised luxury and hospitality

Best time to visit

The tropical climate of Cambodia and Vietnam means temperatures are warm year-round, which makes cruising even more appealing as temperatures on the Mekong can be 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 3 degrees Celsius) lower. Excursions aboard the Aqua Mekong are also organised to take advantage of pleasant weather during certain times of the day.

On the Aqua Mekong, cruises run year-round. Sailing aboard a river cruise ship on the Mekong, you will also find that there’s always something fascinating to experience throughout the year.

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100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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