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


January 5-20, 2021

deaf cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service


Our River Cruise Ship on the Mekong: AMADARA
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CLICK HERE to see how much fun we had on this trip a few years ago.

CLICK HERE to watch the video for our Vietnam and Cambodia tour in 2021.


Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
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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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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


Land Tour & Mekong River Cruise
January 5 Arrive in Hanoi. Vietnam's capital city boasts rich cultural heritage an vibrant presence.
January 6 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 7 Ha Long Bay is considered by many to be the eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Spend the night on board an elegant ship, designed with all the modern conveniences to ensure smooth sailing and providing you with the perfect setting for a memorable trip. (B,L,D)
January 8 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 9 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. Later a special "Apsara Dancing Show" at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)
January 10 In Siem Reap - Angkor, discover the heart and soul of Cambodia and the most iconic of all Angkorian Temples, Angkor Wat. This is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed and a true masterpiece of Khmer architecture built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. (B,D)
Januray 11 EMBARKATION - Transfer via motor coach to the AmaDara in Kampong Cham for your 7-night curise. Board a motorcoack to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. Later, meet fellow guests at the Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)
January 12 During the morning, go on a walking tour to Angkor Ban, one of the few Villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. After visiting here, the ship sails to Oknhatey or "Silk Island", located on the lush banks of the Mekkong River. This island is known for its rich tradition of silk weaving. While here, you'll visit a local elementary school and observe the traditional silk weaving of handicrafts. Your cruise continues to sail to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. (B,L,D)
January 13 Morning excursion to Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital from the early 17th century until 1866. Be treated to a memorable Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery. Next, an oxcart ride through a local village Kampong Tralach. Later, experience Phnom Penh via a tuk tuk ride and see the city's French Colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards set amidst Angkorian architecture. After returning to the ship, enjoy Khmer folk dancing performed by local children in the Saigon Lounge. (B,L,D)
January 14 Morning excursion to Cambodia's infamours Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sieng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). After lunch on board, explore the highlights of the city, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum. (B,L,D)
January 15 Spend the day cruising the Mekong River as ship crosses the border into Vietnam. (B,L,D)
January 16 Enjoy a visit to Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. Enjoy an authentic experience via a traditional "xe-loi" (trishaw) ride around the town, with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to "Evergreen Island". Alternatively, take a boat ride to Evergreen Island and return to Tan Chau where you will visit a rattan mat workshop. Later in the day, cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)
January 17 Tour the town of Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Visit a colorful local market and the 19th-century house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Later, board a motorcoach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a military base during the French war and now an important ecological site. You will have an opportunity to visit candy and rice paper making workshops. Cap the day off with a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)
January 18 DISEMBARKATION in My Tho Port and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Explore famous landmarks before visiting the Ben Thanh Market-one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)
January 19 Spend a day at leisure exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Chu Chi Tunnels, an immense underground network built during the Vietnam War. (B)
January 20 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 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.
Category A French Balcony and Outside Balcony
251 sq. ft.
Category Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony
366 sq. ft.
Category Luxury Suite French Balcony and Outside Balcony
502 sq. ft.

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. 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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