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Asia: See the sights along the Mekong on a river cruise

Asia: See the sights along the Mekong on a river cruise
Explore life along the Mekong River aboard the Aqua Mekong (rendering above), a new river expedition boat. (Aqua Expeditions)

Explore rural life along the Mekong River on three-to-seven-night sailings between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, aboard the Aqua Mekong, a new river expedition boat.

The Red Savannah-coordinated tour offers shore excursions that include a private audience with Buddhist monks, a visit to the Silk Islands, bicycle rides along the river's banks and a visit to the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, near Siem Reap.

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The Aqua Mekong was launched in October and has 20 suites on two decks, with air conditioning, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Dates: Twenty-two sailing dates from July through December.

Price: From $4,420 per person, double occupancy, for a four-night cruise. Includes meals and excursions. International airfare not included.

Info: Red Savannah, (855) 468-5555

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