Jayavarman Cruise – Up & Downstream Saigon – Siem Reap (8 Days 7 Nights)

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • My Tho
  • Cai Be
  • Chau Doc
  • Border Crossing
  • Phnom Penh
  • Kampong Cham
  • Wat Hanchey
  • Kampong Chhnang
  • Tonle Sap
  • Siem Reap
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Tour type

Private

Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Departure

Daily

Trip Highlights:

Venture deep into the heart of Indochina and be enchanted by the most alluring and fascinating destinations of both Vietnam and Cambodia. Each has its own rewarding traits and all worth your visit thus you will never get tired of.

  • Embark on a traditional sampan to have a close look at the famous Cai Be floating market
  • Participate in hands-on cooking class on boat
  • Visit Chong Koh silk weaving village

Trip Itineraries:

  • Day 1

    Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho (Dinner)

    Morning transfer to My Tho on the upper Mekong River bank for embarkation on the Jayavarman Cruise. Enjoy a cocktail at the Funnel Bar and Lounge before a welcome dinner on the Sun Deck. The cruise drops anchor outside My Tho. Overnight on board on the Jayavarman Cruise

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  • Day 2

    Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    Attend Tai Chi class and enjoy morning tea or coffee in the morning before visiting the famed Cai Be floating market by a traditional sampan. On the way, discover how rice cookies and coconut candies are made as well as Longan fruit drying process. Continue to visit an ancient house with lush fruit orchards. Head to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, the cruise will sail you to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, get on a sampan to Binh Thanh Island and see how water hyacinths are grown and processed into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets by skillful locals. Re-embark the ship for an evening cruise to Chau Doc. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included and the ship moors midstream overnight near Chau Doc. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

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  • Day 3

    Chau Doc – Border Crossing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    After breakfast, you will visit a local market and then move to the quay for a boat excursion to floating villages and rustic catfish farms. Back to the ship for lunch. Transfer to Phnom Penh by mid-afternoon. You can either choose to relax, enhance your culinary skills by participating in our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director. You can either choose to relax, enhance your culinary skills by participating in our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director.

    Note: Due to high water in the Mekong Delta between July and December the following program applies: This morning, you will start your excursion on a local boat (sampan) and discover the border town of Tan Chau. Firstly, the journey takes you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn the life of the locals.

    The inhabitants of these islands live on houses poised on high stilts – a centuries-old tradition in this part of the Mekong Delta. We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal – this farm consists of floating houses and the villagers make their living by cultivating fish. You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products. You return to the cruise Ship after your market visit.

    Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

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  • Day 4

    Phnom Penh (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    After breakfast, the tour kicks off with a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. Then, join a city tour around this vibrant city which features huge slices of its French colonial allure. Sightseeing in the morning will include the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum. After lunch, you will visit the Genocide Museum and the Killing Field in town. Return to the ship and take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting event with Apsara dance performance. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

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  • Day 5

    Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    You join a tour to Chong Koh silk weaving village and take a visit around the rural Angkor Ban village. An entirely different experience will be provided with traditional houses which retain truly rustic features, manually made and without any concrete. You can also freshly try daily activities of local people to experience their life before returning back to the ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

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  • Day 6

    Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    This morning, wake up early to visit Wat Hanchey temple. Then, cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor which was built within the ruins of an ancient temple. On the way back to the ship, stop by an orphanage and have to maneuver a 2-km rickety bamboo bridge. Balance your body and overnight cruise to Kampong Chhnang

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  • Day 7

    Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhnang – Tonle Sap (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    The cruise sails to Kampong Chhnang which offers you a glance at the Cambodia’s ‘waterworld’. take a motorboat excursion to the landing, followed by a short bus trip to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Afterwards, continue to take an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. Lunch will be served on boat while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle River. Join a great dance party in the afternoon. Lunch will be served on boat while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle River

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  • Day 8

    Tonle Sap – Siem Reap (Breakfast)

    This morning, on the way to Siemreap, enjoy stunning view of Tonle Sap – the largest freshwater lake in Asia. Enjoy a farewell with our Heritage Line Cruise and disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town

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Inclusions:

  • All cruises include group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots
  • Transfers in Saigon and SiemReap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
  • Food includes full board. Mineral water, coffee/tea (jug) is included all day.
  • Jahan Signature Staterooms and Suites Butler service, complimentary mini bar (daily replenished with selected items), balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily newspaper, one private candle light dinner at the observatory, selection of spa services.

Exclusions:

  • Shown price is based on low season rate which is valid for travel period from 1st April to 30th September 2019
  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of US$ 65 levied by the Cambodian Port authority.
  • Gratuities (US$ 5.00 passenger/day are recommended)
  • Visa (cost for Cambodia visa is US$30.00 and fuel surcharges if any
  • Peak season surcharge: New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per person (24 Dec,31 Dec)
  • Private transfers and any other transfer not stated in the program
  • Personal expenses and purchases
  • All further beverages
  • Premium spirits and other services not mentioned in the program
  • Fuel surcharges if any, medical services, spa treatments (please see special cabin inclusions), telephone

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