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From our innovative and contemporary Star-Ships to our extra-special EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences, every aspect of an Emerald Waterways river cruise is designed to bring you closer to the heart of local life, discovering hidden gems and rare insights that go beyond ordinary travel encounters. 

Personalise your holiday with a selection of special DiscoverMORE optional excursions  which invite you to delve deep into the wonders of Southeast Asia. These special events give you the opportunity be immersed in unique local experiences, culture and history and tailor your cruise to your interests.
Cooking Class

Vietnamese Cooking Class

  • 4 HOURS
  • HOI AN, VIETNAM

Indulge in the wonderful flavors of Vietnamese cooking during a hands-on cooking class. Join a local chef at the town's morning market, and get to know the local market culture, by browsing for fresh herbs and local the ingredients. Return to town and an enter a special market that is also an interactive dining venue with different stalls preparing different dishes. Be mesmerised by live demonstrations and discover traditional Vietnamese cooking methods. Enjoy a nice lunch comprised of homemade street treats.


PRICE PP
From $110

Halong Bay

Seaplane Flight Over Halong Bay

  • 3 HOURS
  • HANOI, VIETNAM

Take the opportunity to view spectacular Halong Bay and surrounding landscape from the air with a 45 minute seaplane flight from Hanoi also flying over Halong Bay. View the stunning limestone pillars jutting out of the emerald waters of UNESCO- World Heritage listed Halong Bay.

*Note: Must be pre-booked.




PRICE PP
From $830

Hoi-An

Visit to My Son

  • 3.5 HOURS
  • HOI AN, VIETNAM

Today you will visit the UNESCO World-Heritage listed ruins of My Son, stopping at Phuoc Kieu bronze crafting village on the way. Phuoc Kieu is a 500-year-old village, which specializes in bronze casting, where you will walk around the temples and visit a workshop where different bronze items are crafted using traditional techniques. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed temple complex at My Son, where you will learn about the Cham culture, its rulers and their impressive reign. Take a moment to soak up the atmosphere and imagine what My Son was like in its heyday. 

PRICE PP
From $80

Street Food

Evening: Saigon Street Food Walking Tour

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Get ready for an unforgettable night out in Ho Chi Minh City. This evening join your guide on a incredible food discovery walking tour through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. This tour will provide you the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious local foods from different restaurants and food stands featuring some of Saigon’s best dishes.




PRICE PP
From $105

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

  • 3 HOURS
  • SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

This afternoon travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Sre. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” was built between the 11th and 13th century and remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs, depicting Hindu god Shiva. Banteay Srey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.

PRICE PP
From $25

Silk Farm

Silk Farm Tour at Koh Oknha Tei

  • 2.5 HOURS
  • KAMPONG TRALACH, CAMBODIA

You will have the opportunity to visit the Chamka Snae Silk Craft outside Kampong Tralach in Koh Oknha Tei. You will witness the entire process of silk creation, starting with the growing and harvesting mulberry as food for the silk worms, the breeding process, life cycle of the silk worm to the spinning of the silk. Then, onto the dying process and the creation of beautiful silk weavings on wooden hand looms. Best of all, you may find a lovely handmade souvenir you had the opportunity to see being created. 

PRICE PP
From $40

Cambodian Culinary Tour

Village Cooking Class

  • 3 HOURS
  • SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Uncover the secrets of Khmer cuisine with a hands-on Siem Reap cooking class. Join a chef to prepare the meal step by step, from buying the ingredients at the market to cooking them up in a traditional village kitchen. Taste delicious dishes and embrace the local culture throughout the experience. 






PRICE PP
From $95

Tonle Sap

Visit to Tonle Sap

  • 3 HOURS
  • SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

The Tonle Sap, is the largest lake in South East Asia as well as a UNESCO Biosphere site due to its ecology and endangered flora and fauna. It is of extreme importance to Cambodians who live on it and earn their living from fishing. the uniqueness of this lake lays on the fact that the water feeding it changes directions twice annually. As a result the lake bottoms out during the dry season but can then swell by over 10 meters in the rainy season. You will have an unique opportunity to visit some of the local floating villages located on the lake and experience the lifestyle of these inhabitants. 

PRICE PP
From $30

Vespa Tour

Afternoon: Vespa Tour of Siem Reap

  • 4 HOURS
  • SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Riding on the back of an iconic and elegant Vespa scooter this is a tour like no other. This incredible tour will take you in style to the most authentic and fun experiences available in Siem Reap. You will be driven away from the tourists and into the Cambodian countryside where the splendour of these striking surroundings and its local people will let you discover the real side to Cambodia away from the temples. Exotic foods, drinks and experiences will let you experience Khmer life in the way the Khmer people do.


PRICE PP
From $160

Bird Sanctuary

Morning: Ramsar Bird Sanctuary

  • 4.5 HOURS
  • AN LONG, VIETNAM

Start the day by visiting Vietnam's magical 1500-hectare Tam Nong Bird Sanctuary. This Ramsar bird sanctuary is located within the Tram Chim National Park, and it is home to an astounding number of wading birds, estimated to house ¼ of the bird species found in Vietnam. You will be guided on a tranquil paddle boat along narrow channels through the gnarled and green sunken forest watching the most unique fauna.

PRICE PP
From $80