New Ways to Explore China & East Asia
Through a recent agreement with AmaWaterways, winner of 4 Gold Travvy Awards in 2018 in the Best River Cruise Line category for Africa/Egypt, Asia, Europe, and Overall Best Cruise Line, China Tour will be offering exclusive tours of Vietnam and Cambodia beginning early next year.
Riches of the Mekong and Charms of the Mekong will take intrepid explorers on a 7-night cruise from the Mekong River delta in the south of Vietnam through historically and culturally significant sites along the river in Vietnam and Cambodia, including Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon), and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
In between these impressive urban centers lie pristine and exotic villages such as Tan Chau, where you can ride an authentic “xe-loi,” or trishaw through the quaint town, and Cai Be, where you can try your hand at rice paper making according to the traditional Vietnamese method.
Phnom Penh has much to astound visitors as well: from its French colonial architecture and solemn testimonies to the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge, to the impressive Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
All the while you will be treated to world-class accommodations aboard the AmaDara, an elegant 302-foot liner boasting roomy and well-appointed suites with a stylish lounge and a sun deck with a refreshing pool.
From their French balcony, visitors will have the chance to take in the most scenic views of the Mekong River, this breath-taking and life-giving “Mother of Water” which has nourished countless thousands for centuries.
The Mekong River cruise looks to be unique and affordable means of bringing outsiders face to face with this bustling, yet tranquil region with its many Western influences and deep Buddhist and Hindu roots.