CHARMS OF THE MEKONG November 28, 2022

Two lively cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, provide the perfect start and end to your incredible journey. Cruise along the Mekong, visiting rural villages, historic pagodas, local markets and a Buddhist monastery where you’ll witness a special blessing by monks. Indulge your inner adventurer in Siem Reap, exploring the grand temples of Angkor Archeological Park. And, luxuriate in an AmaWaterways’ Exclusive—an overnight sojourn on board an elegantly appointed ship in Ha Long Bay when you add on the 6-night post-stay.

Imagine sailing down the Mekong on the luxurious AmaDara and experiencing the richness of history, culture and cuisine. Sisterhood Travels has arranged for exclusive preferential pricing and a perk of $150 per person onboard credit for our group.



All staterooms and suites have double balconies!

Your Itinerary

November 28, 2022

Transfer via motor coach from Ho Chi Minh City to AmaDara at My Tho for your 7-night luxury river cruise. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as we sail to Cai Be.

November 29, 2022

Take a local boat to Cai Be. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, as well as the historic Kiet Old House. Later in the day, journey to Sa Dec, a sprawling town on the Mekong Delta, where French writer Marguerite Duras spent part of her youth. You will visit the colorful market, Cao Dai Temple and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras’ Chinese paramour, which her prize­winning novel, “The Lover,” is said to be based on.

November 30, 2022

Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Be treated to an authentic experience on a traditional “xe­loi” (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk­making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to “Evergreen Island.” Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise from Vietnam to the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh.

December 1, 2022

This morning’s excursion takes you to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). Alternatively, you may wish to shop for unique treasures at the bustling yellow­colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you will explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Khmer crafts. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge.

December 2, 2022

Visit Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Today, Oudong is a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. You may walk around Oudong’s monastery or take an active walking tour to see panoramic views of the Oudong plain. In Kampong Tralach, you will have a truly authentic excursion – an oxcart ride through a local village. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree­lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian.

December 3, 2022

In the morning, set sail for Oknhatey Village. Oknhatey is the “Silk Island,” located on the lush banks of the Mekong River and known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you will visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving, an art that has been preserved for centuries. Your cruise continues to sail to Angkor Ban.

December 4, 2022

Go on a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep their old cultural traditions alive. Hundreds of wooden houses stand intact on stilts, shaded with banana trees, among the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural on­going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sets sail for Kampong Cham, where you will go on an afternoon excursion via motorcoach to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (male and female mountains). In the annals of Khmer legend, the twin mountains were formed as the result of a competition between the men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which gender would be responsible for wedding proposals. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board.

December 5, 2022

Your cruise concludes in Kampong Cham, where you disembark and motorcoach transfer to Siem Reap.


  • 2-Night Pre-Stay in Ho Chi Minh City - $399 per person, double occupancy
  • 6-Night Post-Stay (2 nights Siem Reap, 2 nights Hanoi, 1 night Halong Bay, 1 night Hanoi, includes intra-country airfare) $2260 per person, double occupancy

***Optional pre- and post-stays include transfers, luxury accommodations, intra-country airfare, and sightseeing***


Category A: $3348.00 + 196 = $3544 pp double occupancy

Category B: $3048 + 196 taxes = $3244 pp double occupancy

Category C: $2349 + 196 taxes = $2545 pp double occupancy

Suite: $3848 + 196 taxes = $4044 pp double occupancy

Plus Optional Land Tours if desired

Sorry, we cannot accommodate triple or quadruple rooms

Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $400.00 per person

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with payment and/or deposit as required.

For more information, contact us at info@groupittravel or call us at 866-33GROUP for more information

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Stacey Ray