• Join us on the Aqua Mekong to discover the magic of Vietnamese and Cambodian cultures.

  • Meet Buddhist monks and learn about beliefs which have anchored religions and societies along the Mekong.

  • Visit Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and a UNESCO site.

  • Hop on your bike and peddle through waving yellow rice fields bordering the Mekong.

  • Enjoy a drink in the lounge before sampling the 5-star creations of Consulting Chef, David Thompson.

  • Taste fresh local ingredients artfully blended to delight your palate.

  • Learn about Southeast Asian fruits and vegetables as you join our Chef to go shopping at floating markets.

  • Fly through Mekong waters by skiff with helpful insights about local sights and wildlife from our guides.

  • Share a laugh with new friends and old and take home special memories of Mekong river life.

  • Relax on shore for a private beach picnic complete with the finest Aqua Expeditions wines.

  • Venture out into local Mekong River villages to discover everyday life unfolding before you.

  • Get acquainted with Vietnamese and Cambodian villagers just as curious about you - as you are about them!

  • Don't forget to ask for the recipe for the Kampot Fix!

  • Round out your day with the serenity of the Mekong at nightfall.

Aqua Mekong River Cruise

Set sail on a Mekong River Cruise unlike any other…


Taking guests into Aqua Expedition’s next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia in Southeast Asia, is the Aqua Mekong river cruise. Embarking from Siem Reap (REP), Phnom Penh (PNH) or Ho Chi Minh (SGN-Saigon), 7 night4 night and 3 night Mekong River cruises transport you down or upriver.

Our river cruises are customizable, depending on the length of time you want to spend on board, the cities you wish to explore, and the time of year you will set sail.

Aqua Expeditions’ Mekong River Cruise is specifically designed to adjust to the seasonal changes. During high-water season, traveling up the river to Siem Reap and experience the Tonle Sap lake, a spectacular freshwater lake that has more than three million population inhabited by its bank. During the low-water season, experience life further inland by exploring the stilted villages that line the river via kayak or bicycling across lush green paddy fields. It is by far the most peaceful and intimate way to travel to these unique lands and meet their people.

Much like the guests that board the Aqua Mekong ship, no one cruise is identical. Experience a new journey each time you return! If you’ve never boarded an Aqua Mekong River Cruise, you’re sure to be delighted in what you see, smell and hear along the way.

The experience onboard a Aqua Mekong Cruise

Without a doubt, the most celebrated aspect of all Aqua Mekong River Cruises is the 5-star design and luxurious atmosphere onboard the ship. While other river cruise ships have understandably scaled down their sizes and improved measures of comfort as compared with large, ocean liner cruise ships, they still miss the mark on modern amenities and elegant design.

Mekong Cruise Interior

Not the average Mekong River cruise ship

Cruising Asia’s Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia, the 205-foot Aqua Mekong is a floating five-star hotel with a guide to guest ratio of 1 to 10. The sustainably crafted ship’s 20 designer suites — the river’s largest guestrooms — overlook the Mekong through floor-to-ceiling windows.

This is also the only ship on this stretch of the river to offer a fully equipped gym, screening room, outdoor cinema, observation deck, and an upper-deck pool.

Dine on world-class dishes created by top Southeast Asian cuisine chef, David Thompson and board the Mekong’s only private tenders for expert-guided shore excursions to serene Buddhist temples and stilted villages or explore the unique landscape by bicycle and kayak.

Watch an exclusive interview with Francesco Galli Zugaro, Aqua Expeditions CEO & Founder, as he describes what makes the Aqua Mekong river cruise ship experience so unique:

The Aqua Mekong Experience by Aqua Expeditions' CEO & Founder Francesco Galli Zugaro