Unveiling The Mystique Of The Mekong
A Serene Voyage through Southeast Asia's Lifeline

Saigon, Ben Tre, My An Hung, Long Khanh Island, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh
January 11 - 18, 2025
7 Nights
Starting at $4,910 /person

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1 Home base
6 Destinations
Light
Activity level
Sailing
Service level
Group size : 70
1 Home base
6 Destinations
Group size : 70

Discover the majestic Mekong, a breathtaking waterway that spans over 2,700 miles across six countries in Southeast Asia. Journeying from its source in the Tibetan Plateau to the enchanting Mekong Delta, this timeless river unveils a mesmerizing array of landscapes and biodiversity. Along its banks lie culturally rich destinations, steeped in history and ethnicity, awaiting exploration on this thoughtfully curated journey. January is the perfect month to travel with cooler temperatures and lower water levels, allowing for more experiences along the way. In addition local privately guided excursions and tours with our locals, guests on this journey will have a chance to enjoy daily cycling, kayaking, swimming, and guided meditation at sunrise. Of course, the Spa is there on board for those in search of a more relaxing afternoon. Hosted by Art In Voyage's Executive Chef Kevin Fonzo, our Street Markets expert Karen and our wellness guru Crystal, we hope to see you on this unforgettable experience as we traverse the Lower Mekong River.

What is Included

Nights
7 nights on board our luxurious river ship in the selected cabin

Meals
All meals on board including a Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner

Complimentary water restocked in your cabin daily

All other consumptions will be charged to your cabin unless you have the open bar package

Activities
All activities and tours listed on the day-to-day itinerary

Complimentary on board bicycles

Additional experiences for a small supplement will be suggested as we get closer

And More
Transfers (airport or town) in Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh

Services of 40 crew members and 2 AIV hosts

All gratuities (Crew, hosts, and for included activities)

On board wifi

Taxes and port charges

Highlights

Authentic & Intimate Interractions

As you set sail right from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, for a week, you get the chance to discover local villages such as My Tho, Sa Dec, My An Hung, Anh Long, Long Khan and Hong Ngu. Along the way, embark on a truly fascinating ethnographical journey as you discover authentic village life along the Mekong and meet the talented artisans and farmers of the riparian communities who rely on the river for their food and livelihoods. Or witness rural life from a unique perspective as you paddle peacefully by kayak through the fascinating floating villages of Tonlé Sap, observing their daily regimen of morning fishing and evening karaoke.

Pampering, Luxury & Authentic Local Cuisine

Start your day with a refreshing swim in the heated swimming pool, before relaxing on the sun loungers with the morning's newspaper. Tantalise your tastebuds at Reflections Restaurant and dine on a diverse variety of local delicacies or Western delights. On board, enjoy some of the spa treatments offered by their wellness center, and on shore, partake in one (or many) of our food centric experiences in local towns and villages. Throughout this journey, expect your crew and four AIV hosts to pamper you, the Art In Voyage way.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Xin Chao to Saigon

Day 1- Xin Chao to Saigon

Day 1 : Xin Chao to Saigon

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Today, embark on your Emerald award-winning river cruise Star-Ship. You are greeted by your Captain, hosts and crew. After lunch on board, set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta, and this evening, enjoy a Welcome dinner on board with your fellow guests. Your Tour Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Ben Tre

Day 2- Ben Tre

Day 2 : Ben Tre

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This morning you will be taken to the village of Ðat Dua, where you will learn how coconut candy and other local sweets are made, along with a fruit workshop. Enjoy a ride through the fruit plantations to Tan Long Pagoda on a Lambro before returning to your ship. We then sail onwards to Sa Dec, a hidden gem on the Mekong Delta.

My An Hung

Day 3- My An Hung

Day 3 : My An Hung

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After another lovely breakfast on board, we pay a visit to Sa Dec, which includes stops at the Chinese Congregational House in Kien An Cung. That is the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. We then enjoy a walk through the central market to peruse its varied produces. We make our way back to the ship by sampan (small traditional canoe) and set sail to My An Hung Island.

An Long & Long Khanh Island

Day 4- An Long & Long Khanh Island

Day 4 : An Long & Long Khanh Island

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The morning is yours to enjoy your free time on board. Of course, for guests avid of more action, your host would be delighted to organize a visit to Tam Nong Ramsar Bird Sanctuary in Tram Chim National Park. This afternoon, embark on a journey to Long Khanh Island, where you visit a local family and learn about scarf-weaving. A visit to the Hoa Hao Buddhist Pagoda is also on the program.Tonight, dinner is spiced up with a traditional Lion Dance performance.

Tan Chau & Border Crossing

Day 5- Tan Chau & Border Crossing

Day 5 : Tan Chau & Border Crossing

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In Tan Chau, we enjoy a visit to the recently renovated Cao Dai temple. The religion of Cao Dai is a syncretic, monotheistic religion established in southern Vietnam in the city of Tây Ninh in 1926. Here, you will learn about the mix of ideas that form the basis of this fascinating religion. After a Xe Loi ride, embark one of our sampans to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village. There, we get a glimpse into the lives of the local farming community, and stop at a local fish farm enroute back to the ship. Tonight, celebrate crossing the border with a Cambodian-style family dinner.

Phnom Penh

Day 6- Phnom Penh

Day 6 : Phnom Penh

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Wake up in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. The city is known as the “Pearl of Asia”. This morning, you will learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the darkest days of the country’s history. A short drive will take you to the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the fields, visit the small museum and learn about this sad historic chapter. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring, experience a Silk Farm Tour or simply relax on board your luxury ship.Tonight, you will have a chance to experience an evening remork (or Tuk-Tuk) ride through Phnom Penh and enjoy the city lights.

Oudong & Prek K’dam

Day 7- Oudong & Prek K’dam

Day 7 : Oudong & Prek K’dam

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Located north of Phnom Penh, Oudong was the former royal capital of Cambodia up until it moved to Phnom Penh in 1866. Important remnants on the temple sight include the burial sites of Khmer kings as well as religious artefacts dating back more than a hundred years. In the main temple of the Oudong Monastery, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple’s resident monks. In the afternoon, we visit the majestic Royal Palace and its gardens and the central market located in the heart of the city.

Time to say...no, don't say it!

Day 8- Time to say...no, don't say it!

Day 8 : Time to say...no, don't say it!

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After our last breakfast on board, we disembark our luxury ship and bid farewell to Cambodia. Of course, Art In Voyage would be delighted to organize your extension in Cambodia or beyond. Should you need to go home today, your transfer to the airport will be arranged.

Accommodations

Emerald Harmony

Vietnam & Cambodia

Step aboard the magnificent Emerald Harmony Star-Ship and prepare for an unforgettable adventure on the majestic Mekong. Stretching an impressive 239ft (73m), this exquisite vessel boasts 42 cabins, accommodating 84 guests and pampered by a crew of 40.

The ship is one-of-a-kind, tailored to navigate directly into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a feature that sets us apart from others of similar size. Imagine docking in the center of...

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Step aboard the magnificent Emerald Harmony Star-Ship and prepare for an unforgettable adventure on the majestic Mekong. Stretching an impressive 239ft (73m), this exquisite vessel boasts 42 cabins, accommodating 84 guests and pampered by a crew of 40.

The ship is one-of-a-kind, tailored to navigate directly into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a feature that sets us apart from others of similar size. Imagine docking in the center of this vibrant city, where the pulse of life and culture awaits just steps away.

Each suite and stateroom is a chic oasis, a fusion of authentic Asian style and contemporary design. Prepare to be pampered with top-notch amenities, including plush queen or twin-size beds, en-suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries, and cozy bathrobes for your leisure.

After a day of exploring included excursions, relax and unwind with your HD flat-screen television, offering a range of films, and stay connected with loved ones through free Wi-Fi.

Indulge in culinary delights at the Reflections Restaurant, where every meal is a celebration of Asian-inspired dishes and beloved home favorites. From scrumptious buffet breakfasts and lunches to lavish five-course à la carte dinners, this restaurant becomes a cherished gathering spot for you and your fellow guests, sharing tales of the day's on-shore discoveries.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director
Crystal Hochman
Crystal Hochman
Business Development Director
Karen Brown
Karen Brown
Markets Specialist & Journey Director

On Offer

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite

Emerald Balcony Suite - Deck 2

$4,910 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite

Emerald Balcony Suite - Deck 3

$5,210 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Balcony Suite
Sold out
Balcony Suite

Emerald Balcony Suite - Deck 4

$5,450 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Grand Balcony Suite
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Grand Balcony Suite

Grand Suite French Balcony - Deck 4

$5,950 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $2,000/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Owner Suite
Sold out
Owner Suite
Owner Suite Emerald Harmony
Sold out
Owner Suite Emerald Harmony
Sold out

Owner' Suite - Deck 4

$6,981 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

What is Included

Nights
7 nights on board our luxurious river ship in the selected cabin

Meals
All meals on board including a Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner

Complimentary water restocked in your cabin daily

All other consumptions will be charged to your cabin unless you have the open bar package

Activities
All activities and tours listed on the day-to-day itinerary

Complimentary on board bicycles

Additional experiences for a small supplement will be suggested as we get closer

And More
Transfers (airport or town) in Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh

Services of 40 crew members and 2 AIV hosts

All gratuities (Crew, hosts, and for included activities)

On board wifi

Taxes and port charges

Add-Ons and Extension

Extend to Siem Reap

$1,385 /person
Extend to Siem Reap & uncover the sites of Angkor Wat and its many temples. Your 3-night stay in a 5* property includes round-trip air from Phnom Penh, daily breakfasts, a full-day private tour of the sites & private transfers. Prices are "from"

Open Bar

$287 /person
Get all your drinks and cocktails included on board throughout the cruise.

Important Information

Good to know
All deposits are refundable until January 10, 2024, after which it becomes non refundable

All listed activities are optional in attendance, yet, included. Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged with our Concierge for a small supplement.

On occasion, the itinerary may need to be altered to address maritime and weather-related requirements. In such case, we will do our very best to limit the inconvenience caused and replace ports of calls with options of similar or greater value

International flights to Vietnam and from Cambodia may be arranged through Art In Voyage. It is always best to get our advice on flight arrival and departure times to avoid missing the start or the end of your experience.

Travel insurance is recommended
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

Travel insurance, once purchased, goes into effect upon payment of the premium. You have 15 days from that date to cancel it. Beyond 15 days, it becomes non-refundable/non-cheangeable/non-transferrable.

Your deposit is non refundable for cancelations made between January 10, 2024 and October 9, 2024

Final balance due October 10, 2024 at which time the cruise is non-refundable.

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