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Siem Reap to Saigon with Amalotus Cruise 8 Days/7 Nights

Price: From US$ 1480 - US$ 4260
Route: Siem Reap -Tonle Lake - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Oudong - Chong Koh - Phnom Penh - Boder Crossing - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon
Duration:
8 Days/7 Nights
Depart from: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
 
Departure Dates in 2012
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2, 30
13, 27
12, 26
9
Maintenance
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2, 16, 30
13, 27
10, 24
8, 22
5, 19
3, 17, 31

Day 1: Embarkation - Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang (L, D)

Register between 7:00 - 7:45 at Le Meridien Angkor. At 8:00, transfer by coach to Prek K’dam with a stop en route at Kampong Thom. The coach ride takes approximately about 5 hours and a half. Embark the ship in PrekK'dam at 13:30. Short briefing and welcome drink served in Saigon Lounge. Lunch onboard at 13:45. Cabins are ready for check-in after lunch. Captain raises the anchor and cruises towards Kampong Chnang province. Join the safety briefing at Saigon Lounge at 18:00 followed by the Captain's Welcome Cocktails. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers at 19:00. Pianist entertains from 21:00 to 23:00 in Saigon Lounge. Moor midstream overnight in Tonle River.
 

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Oudong (B, L, D)

Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen, and of considerable interest are local life and floating village. Go back to the boat and cast off towards Kampong Tralach. Attend lecture on Cambodia - The Past & Present in Saigon Lounge. Our vessel moors at Kampong Tralach. Today’s afternoon tour starts with a 20-minute ox-cart ride from the riverbank. Traveling through countryside and a small village on a dusty road, past rice fields and amused locals. We end the ox-cart ride at the beautiful Vihara belonging to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Visit to pagodas. Our buses are there and we travel about 45 minutes to Oudong Between 1618 and 1866 Oudong was the capital of Cambodia. On the top of Phnom Oudong there is series of stupas and shrines in a variety of conditions. However we do not climb the hill as we visit Oudong Buddhist Monastery. We will attend the Buddhist blessing ceremony, visit Buddhist meditation center. After the visit we take a bus ride back to our ship at Prek K’dam, which is only 10 km from Oudong. Our ship will sails towards little known village Chong Koh passing by Phnom Penh and dock midstream near Chong Koh. After dinner, you can join the movie show “Killing Fields” at the Saigon Lounge.
 

Day 3: Chong Koh - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

After breakfast we go spend time in Chong Koh silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. Back on board at 10:30 as the ship sets sail toward the capital Phnom Penh. The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the Royal Palace and to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artefacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge. At 15:00 a walking tour to Wat Phnom to give you an orientation of Phnom Penh’s downtown. Cocktails and briefing hour followed by a dinner. After dinner, a special Khmer folk performance awaits at the Saigon Lounge. After the performance you can explore Phnom Penh by night by yourself.
 

Day 4: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will have a sightseeing by bus in Phnom Penh. Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum with outstanding displays of the Khmer crafts will be the places that you will visit. Places where you visit in the afternoon will help you know more about a part of Cambodia’s history: the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Field. If you want to spend more free time for yourself shopping or taking a tour around the city instead, please inform to the Ship Purser. Cocktail hours from 18:30 to 19:30. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. After dinner you can hang out in the bars many of which are located just opposite the dock.
 

Day 5: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing - Tan Chau (B, L, D)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ships departs for border. We cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Leisure in the morning, in the afternoon Cooking Class peformed by our Executive Chef at Saigon Lounge, while the border formalities are going on. We arrive in Tan Chau - the first Vietnamese town on the Mekong River. Join us in the crewshow in Saigon Lounge. Our vessel moors safely at the river bank.
 

Day 6: Tan Chau - Sa Dec (B, L, D)

Today will truly be a highlight with a visit of Tan Chau - a small town untouched by tourism. Morning excursion will be really interesting, start with a sightseeing by local boats, navigate narrow channels to visit an evergreen island. You will have a chance to visit floating fish farm and travel along the tiny tributaries where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Then you will go ashore and have a tour around the town on rickshaw (Xe Loi). Then we will visit a rattan mats and slippers making factories. In the afternoon, we cruise downstream all the way to Sa Dec. Join us to the lecture on-board theme “Vietnam - The Past & Present". The ship arrives in Sadec during dinner and moors midstream for overnight. Cocktails and briefing at Saigon Lounge. After dinner join the Mekong folklore performance in the Saigon Lounge.
 

Day 7: Sa Dec - Cai Be (B, L, D)

After the breakfast follow guides to the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, quaint little city. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s, partake in the bantering of local markets along the paved riverbanks. After that, take a 45-minute boat ride to the meeting point in Dong Thap Fruit Market to take a 30-minute bus ride to Xeo Quyt. Back to the ship in Cai Be for lunch. In the afternoon, we take a local boat for our afternoon excursion to Cai Be. We go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral, coconut candy factory, rice paper and pop rice factory. Return to the boat and preparation for farewell cocktails and dinner.
 

Day 8: Disembarkation - My Tho - Saigon (B)

After breakfast bid farewells to crew and disembark at My Tho Port at 08:30. We take 2 hours bus drive to Saigon. Arrive at Sofitel Plaza Saigon around 10:00.

Price Per Person (US$) in cabin

 
Cabin
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Valid until 30 Apr 2013
Lower Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck Junior Suite Indochina Suites
18 Jun - 19 Aug 2012

1480

1850

2130

2410

3320

10 Aug - 26 Aug 2012
1570 1940 2220 2490 3410
27 Aug - 02 Sep 2012
& 15 Apr - 29 Apr 2013
1670 2030 2310 2590 3520
03 Sep - 9 Sep 2012
1760 2120 2410 2680 3610
10 Sep - 16 Sep 2012
1850 2210 2490 2770 3710
17 Sep - 23 Sep 2012
1940 2310 2580 2680 3790
24 Sep - 30 Sep 2012
2030 2410 2680 2950 3880
01 Oct - 07 Oct 2012
&08 Apr - 14 Apr 2013
2130 2490 2770 3050 3970
08 Oct - 14 Oct 2012
& 25 Mar - 7 Apr 2013
2220 2590 2890 3140 4070
15 Oct - 21 Oct 2012
&18 Mar - 24 Mar 2013
2310 2680 2690 3230 4150
22 Oct 2012 - 17 Mar 2013
2410 2760 3050 3220 4260
Inclusions of the trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation and English-speaking tour guides’ services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beers, local brand spirits and local wines served during meals; coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served free through the day.
  • Transfers between the ship and the to meeting points at the start and end of the voyage
Exclusions of the trip
  • International flights
  • All visa costs
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses
River Vessel Amalotus is a new cruise and will open in September 2011. Amalotus cruise raises the bar in river cruising in the Mekong Delta. Amalotus offers unparalleled cruise experience, top notch excursions along the Mekong Delta between Saigon and Siem Reap. World Class paired gourmet dining experience adds sparks to its river cruise while its carefully researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival for its travelers.
 

The concept

This new luxury boutique ship, will join the ms La Marguerite on the Mekong River. Together, they set a whole new standard in river cruising. With only 62 suites, an intimate cruising experience aboard the ms Amalotus is assured. Our twin balcony concept is a feature of most suites, while the variety of stylish public areas provides the ultimate in recreational choice and comfort. Every feature contributes to a truly opulent discovery of the sights, sounds and remote beauty of the Mekong Delta.
 
Revolutionary Suites - More than 90% of suites on board feature an Outside Balcony as well as an AMA Private Balcony, which creates a cosy conservatory-style area.

Private Outside Balconies - Watch the floating villages and markets drift by from your own personal balcony, knowing that your air-conditioned suite is but a step away.

Swimming Pool on the Sun Deck - Head to the Sun Deck, grab a drink from the bar and cool off with a refreshing swim in the pool after a day of discovery.
  • Largest suites on the Mekong River
  • Youngest ship on the Mekong, launching in 2011
  • Over 90% of suites with exclusive twin balconies
  • Choice of delicious Asian and Western cuisine
  • Regional wine included with lunch & dinner
  • Soft drink, local beer and spirits included all day
  • Two lounges, a library, Sun Deck with pool and bar, salon, spa, Fitness Centre and restaurant on board

Standard Suite (Cat. C, 226 sq. ft.) - These large entry-level suites feature porthole windows and represent amazing value.


Deluxe Balcony Suite (Cat. B & A, 226 sq. ft.) - 44 Deluxe Balcony Suites offer both Outside and AMA Private balconies.

Sadec Balcony Suite (Cat. Sadec, 290 sq. ft.) - Also benefitting from two balconies, Sadec Balcony Suites have more space, a larger balcony, a king-size bed and an ensuite with a separate bath. .

Owner's Balcony Suite (Cat. Owner's, 624 sq. ft.) - In addition to an Outside Balcony and an AMA Private Balcony, these huge suites have a large Balcony Terrace with cane rocking chairs. Other extra features include a bathroom with a whirlpool tub that offers riverside views, and a separate living area. With another ensuite, a second television, a sitting area and a sofa-bed, this adjoining area makes these suites perfect for families, or for entertaining. See Indochina Balcony Suite cabin plan here.

Exclusive Air-conditioned Public Areas
The ms Amalotus offers a relaxed ambience in a luxurious setting. The modern, air-conditioned restaurant and lounges are embellished with a level of finesse you won't find on other ships, as so many of the touches are exclusive to our vessels.

Enjoy a Wealth of Choice as You Cruise
Relax with a book in the Panoramic Lounge and Library, enjoy a drink at the Saigon Lounge & Bar, or get in touch with home using the wi-fi internet available in selected areas. Take in the approaching sights as you stroll around the shipfront Bridge Deck or head to the Sun Deck and make use of the bar and swimming pool while taking in riverside views. Wind down or pamper yourself at the Beauty Salon & Spa, or work out in the Fitness Centre. On the ms Amalotus, there really is something for everyone.

Note: as the ship has not been launched, images are indicative only and may be artists' impressions. Layout and décor may vary slightly.

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