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

AMAWATERWAYS - AMADARA

January 8-23, 2019

deaf cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service

Book by September 30, 2017 and save $750 per person double occupancy


AmaDara

Our River Cruise Ship on the Mekong: AMADARA
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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 8 Arrive in Hanoi. Vietnam's capital city boasts rich cultural heritage an vibrant presence.
January 9 Discover some of Hanoi's most famous historic and cultural sites. Take an authentic rickshaw ride, known as "cyclo",in Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter, and then enjoy a traditional water puppet show. (B)
January 10 Ha Long Bay is considered by many to be the eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Spend the night on board a deluxe Junk, combining classic beauty with modern conveniences providing you with the perfect setting for a memorable dinner. (B,L,D)
January 11 Spend the morning sailing across the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Later in the morning, disembark the Junk and transfer to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to Siem Reap,Cambodia. (B,L)
January 12 Begin your morning exploration of Angkor temple complex at Angkor Thom. Then visit nearby Ta Prohm. Afternoon excursions take you to the fascinating jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei. Afterwards, you are in for another treat of a different kind with a visit to the English-language school sponsored by AmaWaterways in the village of Ta Toum. Cap this memorable day off with a special "Apsara Dancing Show" at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
January 13 In Siem Reap - Angkor, discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat. (B,D)
Januray 14 EMBARKATION - Transfer via motor coach to the AmaDara in Prek Kdam. Meet fellow guests at Welcome Dinner as the ship sails to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D)
January 15 A local motorboat takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of Tonle Sap River. In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk to the small village of Koh Chen. Get an up-close view of how local artisans make ornamental items. (B,L,D)
January 16 Situated on a picturesque hillside not far from Phnom Penh, lies Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital. While here, be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. In Kampong Tralach, you'll have another truly memorable excursion - an oxcart ride through a local village. Later, your ship departs for Phnom Penh. Experience Phnom Penh via an authentic tuk tuk ride. During the evening on board, enjoy a typical Khmer folk performance presented by local children. (B,L,D)
January 17 Visit Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). Or if you prefer to stay in Phnom Penh, you can visit the bustling yellow-colored Central Market. After lunch on board, you'll explore the high lights of the city. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D)
January 18 Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)
January 19 Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau. Take a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to several scenic locations. Return to Tan Chau, where you will visit a workshop. You may opt to take a traditional "xe-loi" (trishaw) ride around the town. (B,L,D)
January 20 Once ashore in Sa Dec, tour the town and visit a colorful local market, Cao Dai Temple and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Later, board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops, or alternatively, visit the historic Kiet Old House. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Januray 21 DISEMBARKATION in My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Explore famous landmarks before visiting the Ben Thanh Market. (B,L)
January 22 Spend a day at leisure exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City, or perhaps go in search for local handicrafts, colorful textiles, as well as other souvenirs. (B)
January 23 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 onboard a traditional Junk 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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Category B French Balcony and Outside Balcony 251 sq. ft. $5,668 if booked by September 30, 2017
Category A French Balcony and Outside Balcony 251 sq. ft. $5,968 if booked by September 30, 2017
Category Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony 366 sq. ft. $6,468 if booked by September 30, 2017
Category Luxury Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony 502 sq. ft. $7,768 if booked by September 30, 2017

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 of $450.00 per person ($900.00 per cabin) is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation. A non-refundable cancellation fee of $100.00 per person will apply. 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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