Upstairs on the Observation Deck of the Aqua Mekong, settle into the sleek contemporary chairs modeled after southeast Asian colonial planters in the ship’s air conditioned Indoor Lounge. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the engrossing, ever-changing Vietnamese or Cambodian landscapes streaming in through the floor to ceiling wall of windows. At the back of the Lounge, order a fresh tropical fruit cocktail from the fully stocked bar, or choose an Angkor beer or fine European wine. Wherever one goes in this air conditioned refuge, the river follows, while sliding doors lead onto the Observation Deck and our Outdoor Lounge with its inviting plunge pool.
Guests gravitate to the Indoor Lounge in the mornings for cà phê đá, Vietnamese coffee poured over ice with sweet condensed milk, between excursions to swap travelers tales and for daily lectures from Aqua Expedition’s expert local guides. Learn about topics relevant to upcoming excursions, from the origins of Buddhism in Vietnam and Cambodia to the ecology of the great Ton Le Sap River, home year round to Brahminy kites, blue tailed bee eaters and pied kingfishers.