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Land & River Cruise
Vietnam & Cambodia - Riches of the Mekong

AMAWATERWAYS - AMADARA

January 24 - February 8, 2023

deaf cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service

AmaDara

Our River Cruise Ship on the Mekong: AMADARA
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CLICK HERE to see how much fun we had on this trip a few years ago.


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Ha

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
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Floating

Floating Mareket, Vietnam
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Apsara Dancer, Cambodia

Apsara Dancer, Cambodia
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Angkor

The temple complex of Angkor Wat was built in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu
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Fish Market
Fish Market

Map

Land Tour & Mekong River Cruise
January 24 ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM
Arrive in Hanoi. Vietnam's capital city boasts a rich cultural heritage that blends in harmony with its vibrant present. From ancient temples to French Colonial architecture and modern-day skyscrapers, along with beautiful parks and lakes, Hanoi is an eclectic and lively city.
January 25 HANOI
Discover some of Hanoi's most famous historic and cultural sites on your guided tour that includes: Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You'll also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War. Take an authentic rickshaw ride, known as "cyclo," in Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter, and then enjoy a traditional water puppet show. (B)
January 26 HANOI - HA LONG BAY
Ha Long Bay is considered by many to be the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Board an elegantly appointed ship designed with all the modern conveniences to ensure smooth sailing for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. The backdrop of the bay's magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations provide you with the perfect setting for a memorable sojourn. (B,L,D)
January 27 HA LONG BAY - HANOI - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Spend the morning sailing across the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay with more than 2,000 small islands rising from the water like a dragon's back. Later in the morning, disembark the ship and transfer to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Khmer empire. (B,L)
January 28 SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
Begin your morning exploration of the Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom, meaning "the great city." This is home to Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. You'll then visit nearby Ta Prohm, known as the "Kingdom of Trees," for the way in which the temple stones have become intertwined with thick forest vegetation over the centuries. Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei, meaning "Citadel of Women," as it has been said that the carving is too fine to have been done by the hand of man. Cap this memorable day off with a special "Apsara Dance Show" at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
January 29 SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
Discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat. This is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed and a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. (B,D)
Januray 30 EMBARKATION - KAMPONG CHAM, CAMBODIA
Transfer via motorcoach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your seven-night cruise. Board a 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. Later, join fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)
January 31 ANGKOR BAN - OKNHATEY
During the morning, go on a walking tour to 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 on-going of the local villagers. After visiting here, the ship sails to Oknhatey or "Silk Island," located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. This island is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you'll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving that have been preserved for centuries. Your ship moors in Oknhatey village. (B,L,D)
February 1 OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH - PHNOM PENH
Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The morning excursion takes you to 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. After visiting Oudong, be treated to a truly authentic excursion, an oxcart ride through a local village Kampong Tralach. Later in the day, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and be enchanted by the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D)
February 2 PHNOM PENH
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 yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you'll 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. (B,L,D)
February 3 PHNOM PENH - BORDER CROSSING - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM
Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as your ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)
February 4 TAN CHAU - SA DEC
Visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to enjoy an authentic experience via a traditional "xe-loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making 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 to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)
February 5 SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE
Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese paramour, on whom her prize-winning novel "The Lover" is said to be based. Later, board a motorcoach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a military base during the French war and now an important ecological site. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, and the historic Kiet Old House. In Cai Be, cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
February 6 HO CHI MINH CITY (MY THO PORT) - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the AmaDara in My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam's former capital of Indochina was once known as "Paris of the Orient," and today, it is an industrial, cultural and educational hub. Explore such famous landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum before visiting the Ben Thanh Market-one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L).
February 7 HO CHI MINH CITY
Visit Chu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
February 8 DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY
Bid farewell to Vietnam as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
(B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner)

Prices are based on double occupancy and include the following:
  • 2 nights hotel and land program in Hanoi with tours and meals as shown above
  • 1 night cruise Ha Long Bay and meals as shown above
  • Flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap
  • 3 nights hotel and land program in Siem Reap with tours and meals as shown above
  • 7 nights cruise onboard the AMADARA with port charges, tours and meals as shown above
  • 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City with hotel, tours and meals as shown above
  • free internet access onboard the AMADARA
  • free bottled water daily onboard the AMADARA
  • unlimited wine, beer and/or soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board the AMADARA
  • daily free house-brand spirits, local beer, and soft drinks on board the AMADARA
Cabin

Cabin in category A, B or C
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Bathroom in cabin category A, B or C

Bathroom in cabin category A, B or C
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BOOK BY JULY 30, 2021 AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $250 PP DBL OCC
Category B French Balcony and Outside Balcony 251 sq. ft. $6,753.00
Category A French Balcony and Outside Balcony 251 sq. ft. $7,053.00
Category Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony 366 sq. ft. $7,553.00
Category Luxury Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony 502 sq. ft. $8,953.00

MS AMADARA: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, visa fees, tips, air from the U.S. etc. A deposit payment is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation. Flight arrangements are offered by AMAWATERWAYS and can be booked through Kerstin's Deaf Travel. A passport, valid for 6 months beyond the completion date of your travel, a multi-entry Visa for Vietnam and a single entry Visa for Cambodia are required. AMAWATERWAYS and Minimum group size: 20 guests. Maximum group size is approx. 50 guests.

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