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Aqua Mekong Explorer Cruise Downstream 5 days: Phnom Penh - Saigon
My Tho (Vietnam) | Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia)
9.6Excellent - 7 reviews

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Aqua Mekong Explorer Cruise Downstream 5 days: Phnom Penh - Saigon

My Tho (Vietnam) | Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia)
9.6Excellent - 7 reviews
Launched in 2014
20 Cabins
Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh - Siem Riep
Aqua Expeditions
Styles: Luxury Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Aqua Mekong Cruise
  • Bar
  • Boutique Shop
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Launch Boat
  • Mini Cinema
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Library
  • Private Balcony
Why choose Aqua Mekong Cruise?
  • 5-star cruise offering an all-inclusive journey and top-notch butler services

  • Operate the only private fleet of launch boats for shore excursions

  • Michelin-starred menus with famous Consulting Chef, David Thompson

  • Lavish entertainment onboard: Bars, Screening Room, Library, Game Room, Spa & Top-deck Pool

  • Interesting activities off-board: kayaking, biking, fishing, etc. to fully discover the mighty Mekong

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Suite First Deck

Suite First Deck

2 pax
30.0 m2
Queen/ Twin
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Suite Second Deck

Suite Second Deck

2 pax
30.0 m2
Queen/ Twin
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • All meals while onboard
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic, selected wines and beer)
  • All shore excursions
  • Laundry
  • Bike use
  • Internet
  • Group transfers
Price Excludes
  • All air tickets
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 121 days or more before departure: 10% charge of total price
  • Cancellations made 120 to 91 days prior to departure: 30% charge of total price
  • Cancellations made 90 days or less prior to departure: 100% charge of total price
Children Policy
  • Seven year age minimum on all departures
  • Child under 12 years old will receive a 20% discount
  • Third person sleeping on sofa bed will receive a 20% discount
  • Third person being a child under 12 years old sleeping on sofa bed pays US $500 per night

Cruise Itineraries

4 days 3 nights
5 days 4 nights
8 days 7 nights
Day 1: Tonle Sap Lake – Siem Reap – Cambodia
Day 2: Tonle Sap Lake – Prek Toal – Moat Khla
Day 3: Tonle Sap Lake – Chhnok Tru – Kampong Chhnang
Day 4: Tonle Sap and Mekong River – Koh Chen – Koh Oknha Tey
Day 5: Mekong River – Phnom Penh – Cambodia
Last update 17:59 Saturday 20 May 2023

About Aqua Mekong Cruise

Aqua Mekong is a remarkable presence on the Mekong River, leading the way in luxury cruises in Cambodia and Vietnam. On board the Aqua Mekong, guests enjoy a culinary journey curated by Michelin-starred chef David Thompson, and the bar menu designed by Proof & Co can offer passengers local flavors.

Recognized as the World’s Best River Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure in 2023, Aqua Mekong is truly a luxurious sanctuary, providing personalized services and an all-inclusive river cruise.

Facilities & Deck Plan

The Aqua Mekong Cruise features 3 decks and splendid onboard facilities that satisfy your demand:

The main deck includes the Infirmary with Spa 10 Suites (30m2) best for couples.

The upper deck contains 10 Suites (30m2), a Boutique and a Dining Room.

The observation deck has a Shaded Bar & Pool, Indoor Lounge & Bar, Games Room, Screening Room, Gym, and Sundeck. 

Aqua Mekong Cruise Deckplan

Aqua Mekong Cruise Fact Sheet

Indulge in the ultimate luxury on the Aqua Mekong Cruise, where you'll embark on an extraordinary journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Dining Room

Stayed in the 2nd deck and adorned with contemporary Asian artifacts, fine china, and crystal glassware, the Dining Room sets the stage for a truly remarkable dining experience.

High-end Dining Room

First-class restaurant in wooden design

Lounge & Bar

Savor the refreshing Mekong breeze and soak in the scenic views while enjoying a cocktail at the outdoor lounge areas. Engage in friendly conversation with our amiable bartender at the bar.

The Aqua Mekong's indoor lounge and bar create an inviting atmosphere that seamlessly blends modern and classic elements. Located on the top deck, it serves as the central hub for various social activities. 

Luxury Lounge Overwatch Mekong River

Perfect place to soak up riverscape on Aqua Mekong


Positioned at the bow of the Aqua Mekong, this outdoor pool measures 3.5 by 5.17 meters with a depth of 1 meter. Guests indulge in pure relaxation and find respite from the tropical heat in the cool and soothing waters.

Dining Space with Plunge Pool View

Pungle pool where you unwind in the lap of luxury

Library and games room  

Dive into a world of captivating literature about the region or engage in a lively game of foosball on our exquisite glass and wood table.

Entertainment Games Room

Relax in entertaining room with exciting games

Private Cinema

Our cruise director will gladly arrange a private screening for up to 10 guests, either in the Private Screening Room or on the Observation Deck.


We offer both single and couple spa suites, ensuring that you can enjoy this blissful experience alone or with your loved one by your side. Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence and let our spa become a haven of tranquility during your journey.

Cozy Spa Ambiance

Cozy ambiance gives exhilarating spa treatments

Service & Activities

The Aqua Mekong Cruise offers three primary upstream routes: a 4-day itinerary along Phnom Penh, a 5-day itinerary from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, and an 8-day itinerary from My Tho to Siem Reap. Similarly, there are downstream routes available, allowing guests to experience the cruise in reverse.

  • 4-day-3-night itinerary

Enjoy Khmer Aspara Performance

The Khmer Apsara performance showcases graceful dancers depicting celestial nymphs through elegant movements and intricate costumes. This ancient art form is a testament to Cambodia's rich cultural heritage and offers a mesmerizing experience of beauty and mythology.

Cambodia Aspara Dance

Awe-inspiring Aspara dance performance onboard

Visit Koh Chen Village

During your journey, make a stop at Koh Chen, a renowned village celebrated for its skilled silversmiths. These artisans possess exceptional craftsmanship, creating intricate silverware that has long been favored by Khmer royalty.

Weaving Villlage

  • 5-day-4-night itinerary

Visit Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve

Embark on a thrilling skiff adventure to the vast Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve, one of Asia's largest freshwater reserves, spanning 22,000 hectares. Encounter a diverse array of bird species and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this remarkable sanctuary.

Explore Moat Khla floating village

This village is a hidden gem, accessible only through enchanting waterways. Immerse yourself in the unique way of life, interact with friendly locals, and explore the vibrant floating market.

Stop at Kampong Chhnang

Explore ancient pottery workshops, interact with skilled artisans, and immerse yourself in the vibrant market. Discover the rich heritage and timeless artistry of this remarkable destination.

Pedal through the tranquil rice paddies, where you'll have the opportunity to witness skilled craftsmen scaling towering palm trees to collect their valuable sap.

Take a tour of the Cambodian Capital

Join in a captivating tour of the Cambodian capital aboard a motorized tuk-tuk, where you'll be treated to the majestic sights of the Royal Palace. It offers a wealth of cultural activities, including admiring the Emerald Buddha and immersing oneself in the regal ambiance of the palace grounds.

  • 8-day-7-night itinerary

Besides the 8-day itinerary being similar to the 5-day itinerary, it still has some famous attractions for guests to explore:

Walk through Sa Dec

Explore the thriving groups cultivating water hyacinths and engage in a fascinating walking tour to gain deeper insights into the native way of life and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Stop at Preah Prosop

Discover the hidden gem of Preah Prosop, a remote village that appears to have stood still in time, preserving its authentic charm across countless generations.

  • Onboard entertainment

Cooking Class

Learn about the ingredients, techniques, and cultural significance behind each culinary masterpiece, creating unforgettable memories and indulging in a delightful gastronomic experience while crafting Vietnamese and Khmer signature dishes.

Join Cooking Demonstration

Enjoy The Movie Nights

Films such as "The Scent of Green Papaya," "The Quiet American," and "Good Morning Vietnam" are available for your enjoyment. Spending your night in the movie screening room onboard will be a great choice. 

Spa and massage

Price range: From US $25 per session

Time: 30 to 90 minutes session

Designed to alleviate tension and provide overall well-being, our stress reliever package targets discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders. Let’s indulge in a selection of rejuvenating massage therapies at our spa, including Traditional Khmer Massage, Ayur-Lomi Hot Oil Massage, Herbal Compressed Massage, Swedish Massage, etc. 

Note: To book your massage service, kindly contact the Cruise Manager directly to make arrangements.

Food & Drink

Meal times on board are as follows: breakfast is served at 7:00, brunch is available from 10:00 to 11:00, lunch is served from 12:00 to 13:00, and dinner is typically served around 19:30.

The Aqua Mekong Cruise offers a delightful array of culinary experiences. Guests can indulge in a fusion of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian, Asian, and international cuisines. The dining options include a variety of experiences, including:

Note: Please remember to inform the crew team in advance about any special dietary requirements. They are dedicated to providing customized services to meet the specific needs of each guest.

The bar menu, expertly crafted by renowned spirit experts and cocktail designers Proof & Co., showcases a delightful selection of classic cocktails and innovative creations that highlight the vibrant local flavors and ingredients. 

  • Alcohol: From US $95/bottle & US $15/shot
  • Soft drink: From US $9/item
  • Cocktail: From US $14/glass

Whether you prefer a timeless favorite or a unique concoction, our bar menu offers a delightful array of choices to tantalize your taste buds.

Alcoholic Drinks

Onboard, you can savor our handcrafted cocktails named Mekong Margarita, Longtail, Whisky River, and Sunset on the deck. Moreover, we also serve various types of Absinthe, Tequila, Rum, Vodka, and Whiskey, which cost around US $15 per glass. 

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Aqua Mekong Cruise offers coffee, tea, slow-pressed juices, and artisanal sodas for guests who are not fans of alcohol.


Here is a summary of the embarkation and disembarkation information for the Aqua Mekong Cruise itineraries:

  • 3 Nights in Phnom Penh

Embarkation: Phnom Penh Pier TS 1 (15:30 to 17:30)

Disembarkation: Preah Sisowath Quay at the eastern end of St.104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (approx. 11:30)

  • 4 Nights from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Meeting Information: PARK HYATT SIEM REAP HOTEL, Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap, Cambodia (approx. 15:00)

Embarkation: SIEM REAP PORT, Chong Kneas Port, Phnom Krom Village, str. 63 (approx. 16:15)

Disembarkation: Preah Sisowath Quay at the eastern end of St.104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (approx. 11:30)

  • 7 Nights Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

Meeting Information: THE REVERIE SAIGON HOTEL, 22-36 Nguyen Hue & 57-69F Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (12:30 - 13:00)

Embarkation: MARINA MY THO PORT, 2 Hoang Sa, My Tho City, Tien Giang, Vietnam (approx. 15:00)

Disembarkation: SIEM REAP PORT, Chong Kneas Port, Phnom Krom Village, str. 63 (approx. 11:30)

Drop-off: PARK HYATT SIEM REAP HOTEL, Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap, Cambodia (approx. 12:15)

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 5 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.9
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Cabin quality 9.9
  • Staff quality 10
  • Enter/act 9.8
Excellent - Jason M
Australia Australia
Jhuliana, Nakey, and the Crew!

One word describes your beautiful amazing boat and incredible service: Awesome!! You have made this week one of the most memorable travel experiences ever! You are all so nice and thoughtful, and nothing is too much trouble. Life is all about people, and your people are the best!! We will never forget this week; it will live on in our memories forever! Thank you so much!!!!!!

Excellent - Gary T
United States United States
Top notch

An incredible vacation that mixes fun, interesting activities (bike, kayak, skip rides, and walks) with lessons in culture, history, and local customs. The staff was fantastic and beyond sensitive to everyone's needs: they greeted you by name, answered your questions quickly, and shared themselves in… More

Excellent - Mr.Charles Kok Hau Ng
Australia Australia
Great 5 day trip see a lot, food great

Experience outstanding boat services, delectable and authentic cuisine, a visit to a vibrant market, and an opportunity to witness the artistry of a basket weaver. Indulge in a memorable Mekong River cruise that spans 5 delightful days. Immerse yourself in this exceptional experience, where small yet cozy rooms ensure your comfort. Enjoy every moment of this remarkable journey.

Excellent - Ms.Loren Catherine
New Zealand New Zealand
Just book it

If you're reading this review, it means you're contemplating an overnight Bassac tour. Let me assure you, it's an experience you don't want to miss! From the moment you step on board, you'll be treated like VIPs, receiving exceptional service throughout your journey. The cabins, though compact, are… More

Excellent - Ms.Susan Baxter
Australia Australia
Luxury river cruise

We were absolutely thrilled with our 7-night cruise aboard the Aqua Mekong Boat - it was an incredible experience that we will cherish forever! The boat itself was truly exceptional, offering top-notch service that made us feel like royalty. Our guide, Homm, was truly unique and left a lasting impression… More

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Hi Team, Please tell me what it will cost to book 10th November 2023 or thereabouts we arrive 1 November and leave 24th Nov on the Aqua Thanks 0451121223

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