RV Amalotus Cruise Mekong River

Grade: RV Amalotus Cruise Mekong River
Duration: 8 days / 7 night From Price: $0
amalotus cruise
The 124-passenger RV AmaLotus (2011) features ultra-spacious 624-sq. ft. Suites; ten Jr. Suites at 290 sq. ft. and standard staterooms at 226 sq. ft., with 90 percent of her staterooms boasting ...
Overview
The 124-passenger RV AmaLotus (2011) features ultra-spacious 624-sq. ft. Suites; ten Jr. Suites at 290 sq. ft. and standard staterooms at 226 sq. ft., with 90 percent of her staterooms boasting outside balconies. With a décor that combines Colonial elegance with regional Khmer accents, staterooms include comfortable sitting areas, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safety deposit box, robes and slippers and luxurious bathtub (Jr. Suites/Suites). Public areas include a main restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; Saigon Lounge; Gift Shop; Fitness Center, Spa, plus a swimming pool and bar on the Sun Deck.

Built :
2011 
No. of Cabins : 62 cabin(s)
Good for : This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta, the waterway Saigon – Phnom Penh and Angkor Temples

Some highlights of RV Amalotus Cruise
The Amalotus provides an exquisite setting for a Mekong river odyssey. Inviting public areas include a restaurant serving Asian and Western specialties; Saigon Lounge; Panoramic Lounge and Library with complimentary Internet access; Gift Shop...

Mekong Restaurant
Paired legendary European cuisine, traditional and Vietnamese-Cambodia fusion highlights Marguerite Duras' passion for exploring multi sensory dining. A culinary celebrations of aromatic taste and texture adds pleasure to the palate, senses, memory and emotions.

Saigon Lounge and relaxing chill out music
Saigon Lounge: Indulge in a splendid afternoons and evenings with a variety of soothing and relaxing chill out music. Panoramic Lounge: set right in front of the vessel and one could see the panoramic views of the Mekong River thus allowing the travelers to revel in the beauty of the countryside.

Enjoy the sun on Sun deck & Pool
Enjoy the sun by the dipping pool where you'll find refreshing and invigorating concoctions and snacks that are created and served using the freshest ingredients. You can sip to your heart's content with relaxing views of the Mekong Delta.

Spa Service
The spa onboard RV La Marguerite is a sanctuary - a refuge from the hurried pace of modern life with its pristine and exquisitely colonial and Zen vibe, an ideal environment in which to explore the remarkable restorative powers of quiet repose, personal attention and total indulgence on the mind, on the body, and on the soul.
Cabins & Facilities
 amalotus cruise-mekong Deck Standard Suite (C)-Mekong deck
Number of Cabins : 22 cabins
Bed Type : Twin or Double beds
Area : 21 M2
Locate : Lower Deck
Facilities : A cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television
 Amalotus cruise-Tonle deck Deluxe Balcony Suite (B)-Tonle Deck
Number of Cabins : 22 cabins
Bed Type : Twin or Double beds
Area : 21 M2
Locate : Main Deck
Facilities : A cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television
 Amalotus cruise-Saigon Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite (A) - Saigon Deck
Number of Cabins : 22 cabins
Bed Type : Twin or Double beds
Area : 21 M2
Locate : Upper Deck
Facilities : A cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television
 amalotus cruise-Suite Suite - Sadec Deck
Number of Cabins : 10 cabins
Bed Type : King size bed
Area : 26.9 M2
Locate : Sun Deck
Features : Balcony, comfortable sitting area, plus a bathroom equipped with both a shower and separate tub
Facilities : A cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television
 amalotus cruise-Luxury-sadec deck Indochina Balcony Suite - Sadec Deck
Number of Cabins : 2 cabins
Bed Type : King size bed
Area : 58 M2
Locate : Sun Deck
Features : The comfortable sitting area, a bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower, plus an extra-spacious private balcony
Facilities : A cozy sitting area, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk, mini-bar, safety deposit box, in-house telephone, bathroom with shower, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and in-house television





Saigon - Siem Reap 8Ds
RV Amalotus Cruise: Upstream Saigon - Siem Reap
Cruise length : 8 Days Cruise Ports : Saigon-> Cai Be-> Sa Dec-> Tan Chau-> Phnom Penh-> The Royal Palace-> The Silver Pagoda-> National Museum in Phnom Penh-> Kampong Cham-> Wat Hanchey-> Kampong Chhnang-> Tonle Sap-> Siem Reap
 Good for : This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta, the waterway Saigon – Phnom Penh and Angkor Temples

Hightlight
  • After welcome onboard the RV La Marguerite, cruise past Vinh Long Province and arrive at Sa Dec, Tan Chau is a remote small town on the main Mekong River.
  • Through the border crossing, welcome to Phnom Penh - capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. Cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages with extensive fishing activities.
  • Moving to Kampong Cham where travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. Continue we will visit which connects Tonle Lake with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers at Phnom Penh.
  • On the last day, cross Tonle Lake at dawn and disembark at Siem Reap Port.

DAY 1 : Saigon

Activities :
Move to Saigon port, enjoy the fascinating views of the Saigon River, join Welcome Dinner

Meal :
Dinner
Welcome onboard the RV La Marguerite where the vessel is moored at the Saigon port. Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, is peppered with old French colonial architecture along the riverside. Check-in is at 12h00 where port and immigration formalities will be conducted. After checking in, freshen up and enjoy the fascinating views of the Saigon River either from your private balcony or from the sun deck. At 14h00, the ship departs Saigon sailing through the international waterways, up the broad Mekong Tributary. Tonight join fellow passengers onboard for Welcome Dinner at the Mekong Restaurant.

DAY 2 : Cai Be - Sa Dec
Activities : Enjoy crimson sunrise, Visit Cai Be's floating market, the French Gothic Cathedral, colorful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers, visit Sadec in the afternoon, cruise through the Mekong Delta to Tan Chau in the evening

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Arriving at Cai Be in the morning, early risers could enjoy crimson sunrise on the sun deck. After breakfast, sail through Cai Be's floating market, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral, colorful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers. Cruise past Vinh Long Province and arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. French writer Marguerite Duras spent some of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town. In Sa Dec, director Jean-Jaques Annaud shot much of his 1992 film "The Lover". Aside from the fact that the French have long departed, not a lot has changed in Sa Dec since Duras' day. Warehouses, mostly old Chinese shop-houses, bulge with merchandise. Ancient riverboats load and unload at the wharves built almost to the shop doors. Both the school where Duras' mother taught and the small house behind it where the family lived still stand. Spend time in the house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese lover. The house is now the "The Lover Museum" in Sadec. In the evening, cruise through the Mekong Delta to Tan Chau.

DAY 3 : Tan Chau - Border Crossing

Activities :
Visit a catfish farm, rice-polishing factory, mat making workshop and a silk weaving workshop, trishaw ride around this fascinating town, through the Cambodian border, overnight mid-stream just outside of Phnom Penh

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tan Chau is a remote small town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer to small boats visit a catfish farm, rice-polishing factory, mat making workshop and a silk weaving workshop. Take a round trip trishaw ride around this fascinating town. We return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for port and immigration formalities. In the evening, cruise up the broad Mekong River, an international shipping route and moor overnight mid-stream just outside of Phnom Penh.

DAY 4 : Phnom Penh

Activities :
Cruise into Phnom Penh, visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, discover Khmer culture, the National Museum, the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge

Meal :
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early morning cruise into Phnom Penh and dock at the passenger port terminal. This capital of Cambodia retains its French charm with old colonial architecture framing busy cafes. The city has several impressive Wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly painted Wat Lang Ka. Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where the Khmer Rouge preserved artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. An afternoon excursion is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention center.

DAY 5 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham

Activities :
Visit secluded Chong Koh silk weaving village, Peam Chi Kang village to visit the Wat or Monastery and its school, explore this peaceful and friendly community, overnight at Kampong Cham

Meal :
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early morning departs from Phnom Penh and stop at secluded Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisurely walk. Cruise past the Mekong's timeless villages with extensive fishing activities. The scenery is serene, and in the distance, forested hills rise. On the river above Phnom Penh there is real Cambodian life. In the afternoon, stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the Wat or Monastery and its school. Explore this peaceful and friendly community at your own pace. In the Wat, splendid village racing boats are stored. Anchor mid-stream at Kampong Cham.

DAY 6 : Kampong Cham Area

Activities :
Explore the Kampong Cham Area. Travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, continue to the Eco Village of Cheungkok

Meal :
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the morning, journey upriver to the hilltop. Pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating back to the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire, which predated the glories of Angkor. Sail back downstream for an exploration of the Kampong Cham Area. Travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, as a modern Wat, it is set within the ruins of an ancient temple. Continue to the Eco Village of Cheungkok. There are many pagodas and shrines on the hilltops.

DAY 7 : Tonle River

Activities :
Sail along Tonle River, discover Cambodian rural life, This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets, visit lakeside wetlands

Meal :
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sail along Tonle River, which connects Tonle Lake with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers at Phnom Penh. Winding through the jungles, coming up close with local river folks. Temples abound along the riverbanks at Kampong Chhnang and we witness a rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, visit lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of bird life are seen and be amazed at the schools of fish migrating from the lake into the Tonle River.

DAY 8 : Tonle Lake - Siem Reap
Activities : Visit the floating fishing villages, cross Tonle Lake, move to Siem Reap Port

Meal :
Breakfast
The great lake over 150 km long, dominates Cambodia. Here bird life is profuse. From the middle of the lake, enjoy the stillness and tranquility along the floating fishing villages. And we will either cross Tonle Lake at dawn and disembark at Siem Reap Port or transfer by coach from Prek Kdam on the Tonle River to Siem Reap stopping for a short rest at Kampong Thom, depending on the water levels. Arrive at Siem Reap and bid farewell to fellow travelers and crew members.

What's included
  • All excursion including entrace fees, transportation and English speaking tour guides services. Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passengers levies, full board during 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 through the day.
  • A meeting point and drop off point shall be decided by Indochina Sails; transfer to/from these meetings, currently set as Le Meridien Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails responsibility.
What's not included
  •  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.
SiemReap - Saigon 8Ds
RV Amalotus Cruise: Downstream Siem Reap - Saigon
Cruise length : 8 Days
Cruise Ports : Siem Reap-> Tonle Sap-> Kampong Chhnang-> Kampong Cham-> Wat Hanchey-> Phnom Penh-> The Royal Palace-> The Silver Pagoda-> National Museum in Phnom Penh-> Tan Chau-> Sa Dec-> Cai Be-> Saigon
Good for : This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta, the waterway Saigon – Phnom Penh and Angkor Temples

Highlight
  • Join tour with RV La Marguerite Cruise, you have opportunities visit Kampong Chhanang is a bustling rural port town with busy market.
  • Coming Phnom Penh, you will take part in travelling by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor, Visiting the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, Stopping at Preak Dach, a jungle village, to visit fruit orchards.
  • Through the border crossing, Welcome to Vietnam with Tan Chau is a remote small town on the main Mekong River, The village of Sadec for a refreshing morning stroll.
DAY 1 : Siem Riep - Tonle Sap
Activities : Transfer from Siem Riep to Tonlne, Cross the Tonle Lake in the afternoon, cruise to kampong Chhanang for overnight
Meal : Lunch, Dinner
The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 Km in length. Here bird life is profuse, and from the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. There is a great stillness and tranquility as we pass floating fishing villages. Because the water levels of the lake and river vary a great deal according to the time of year and rainfall. During High water level, approximately July to November, we register at 11:00 at Angkor Palace Hotel to transfer to the ship at Siem Reap Port. Embark the ship at 13:00 and lunch onboard. Cross the Tonle Lake in the afternoon and drop anchor after sunset at the edge of the Great Lake. During low water level, approximately November to July, register at 11:00 at Angkor palace Hotel to transfer via coach to Preak Kdam on the Tonle River. Enjoy a light lunch and cold drinks on the way with a stop in Kampong Thom. Arrive by 16:00 and cruise to kampong Chhanang for overnight mooring.

DAY 2 : Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham
Activities : Make a truly wonderful motor excursion into the lakeside wetlands, see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life, walk at a rural village, overnight in Kampong Cham
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kampong Chhanang is a bustling rural port town with busy markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motor 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 the great fish traps, some half a kilometer long, which nets a huge tonnage of fish after each monsoon as the fish migrate from the falling lake into the Tonle River. We wind our way through jungle, and as the river narrows we feel we can almost reach out and touch the houses and people who come out to cheer our ship on. Temples abound along the riverbanks, and we see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. We touch the capital of Phnom Penh in the afternoon, change pilots and enter the Upper Mekong bound for Kampong Cham and stop for an afternoon walk at a rural village. Moor overnight bid-stream in Kampong Cham.

DAY 3 : Wat Hanchey - Phnom penh
Activities : Visit Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, the eco village of Cheungkok, overnight mid-stream in Phnom Penh
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning journey upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating from the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire, which predated the glories of Angkor. Sail back downstream over lunch for an exploration of the Kampong Cham Area. We travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, as a modern Wat it is set within the ruins of an ancient temple. We continue to the eco village of Cheungkok. We depart late in the afternoon from Kampong Cham and head for Phnom Penh. Overnight mid-stream in Phnom Penh.

DAY 4 : Phnom Penh.
Activities : Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, discover Khmer Culture, visit National Museum, the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Early morning cruise into Phnom Penh and dock at the passenger port terminal. The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The old colonial architecture makes an attractive backdrop to busy cafes, and the renovated river "corniche" is full of life. The city has several impressive Wat's, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly painted Wat Lang Ka. Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where the Khmer Rouge preserved artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. An afternoon excursion is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge?s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre situated in the suburbs of the city. On a happier note, Phnom Penh has a vibrant Nightlife and same customers chose to dine in one of the many top restaurants or try one of the capitals many watering holes, which are conveniently located along the riverfront.

DAY 5 : Border Crossing
Activities : Cruise on the Mekong River, visit Preak Dach, a jungle village, through border to Tan Chau for overnight
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We cast off for a day cruising the Mekong River, an international shipping route. Today we stop at Preak Dach, a jungle village, to visit fruit orchards and then set off for the Cambodian / Vietnamese border for the border crossing formalities. Moor mid-stream in Tan Chau.

DAY 6 : Tan Chau - Sa Dec
Activities : Visit a cat fish farm and rice-polishing factory, walk in the silk village, trishaw ride round the fascinating
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tan Chau is a remote small town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast we transfer to small boats, visit a cat fish farm and rice-polishing factory. We go ashore to visit a mat-making workshop, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk coloring workshop. A trishaw ride round this fascinating town takes us back to the pier and after a short channel cruise on a local boat we return to the ship for lunch and cast off for Sadec.

DAY 7 : Sa Dec - Cai Be
Activities : Visit the village of Sadec, pagoda and ancient Church, the floating market, flower gardens, the ancient Kiet House and local rice paper manufacturers
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After Breakfast, small local boats will take us into the village of Sadec for a refreshing morning stroll. French writer Marguerite Duras spent some of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town in the Mekong Delta. Aside from the fact that the French have long departed, not a lot has changed in Sa Dec since Duras' day. Warehouses, mostly old Chinese shop-houses, bulge with merchandise. Ancient riverboats load and unload at the wharves built almost to the shop doors. We spent time in the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le - the Chinese Lover of Marguerite. The house now is a little museum of "The Lover" in Sadec. We also visit the Pagoda on our way to the School where Duras? mother taught. On the way back for lunch, we cruise past the house where the movie ?THE LOVER? was shot in 1992 and the ancient Church. Continue cruising to Cai Be where after lunch we take a local Junk trip around Cai Be to see the floating market, go ashore to visit delightful flower gardens, the ancient Kiet House and local rice paper manufacturers. Evening cruise to Saigon.

DAY 8 : Saigon
Activities : Cruise in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your local Hotel
Meal : Breakfast
Early morning cruise into Ho Chi Minh City, formally Saigon. We dock at the Saigon River Frontage. After Breakfast disembarkation for transfer to your local Hotel.

What's included
  • All excursion including entrace fees,
  •  Transportation
  • English speaking tour guides services.
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passengers levies, full board during 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 through the day.
  • A meeting point and drop off point shall be decided by Indochina Sails; transfer to/from these meetings, currently set as Le Meridien Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails responsibility.
What's not included
  • 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.

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