Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City Ultimate Journey With Jahan Cruise (8 Days 7 Nights)

  • Siem Reap
  • Kampong Chhnang
  • Kampong Cham
  • Wat Hanchey
  • Phnom Penh
  • Border Crossing
  • Chau Doc
  • Sa Dec
  • Cai Be
  • My Tho
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Tour type

Private

Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Departure

Daily

Trip Highlights:

The Lost Civilization by the RV Jahan Cruise

  • Low water season is approximate from January to middle of September and we will keep you posted 2 weeks before the cruise.
  • High water season is approximate from middle of September to the end of December and we will keep you posted 2 weeks before the cruise.

Trip Itineraries:

  • Day 1

    Siem Reap – Kampong Chhnang (Lunch/Dinner)

    Tonle Sap (the Great Lake) boasts the largest lake and flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. We will reach the meeting point at around noon before transferring to the boutique ship. Enjoy great refreshing welcome drink and a sumptuous lunch on the ship. In the afternoon, the ship glides lazily along the water. Dinner included at Dining Hall. The ship moors overnight in the river or on the lake

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  • Day 2

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

    In the early morning, attend Tai Chi Class and enjoy morning tea/ coffee before getting on a ship to see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of Kampong Chahhnang province. In the afternoon, continue to follow the Tonle River which narrows through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. Take a short bus trip to Aundaung Russey village to see the Khmer-styled pottery. Then, take a marvelous motorboat excursion from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region before reaching Kampong Cham in the evening. Travel a little further down the river, you will embark on an ox cart rally before being introduced to the Heritage line pro bono ‘literacy project’. Overnight on the RV Jahan Cruise in Kampong Cham

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  • Day 3

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

    Today you will visit the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Make your own way to the top by taking a motor-taxi or climb 291 steps. Perched on a commanding location with views over the river, the temple offers one of the most magnificent views in Cambodia. Soon after the tide allows, you can enjoy a surprise sojourn in our zodiacs (inflatable boats) while reaching the nearby bank for a swim in the Mekong River. Continue to visit Wat Nokor, which was built within the ruins of an ancient temple. On the way back, stop by an orphanage and have to maneuver a 2-km rickety bamboo bridge. Relax and overnight midstream near Phnom Penh

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  • Day 4

    Phnom Penh (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    Today you will have a comprehensive lecture on Cambodian’s modern history before visiting the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. After lunch, continue to visit the Genocide Museum and the Killing Field in town. Return to the ship and take a rest. In the evening, join an exciting evening event beginning with a variety of cocktails served on sun deck and Apsara dance performance. Return to the ship and take a rest. In the evening, join an exciting evening event beginning with a variety of cocktails served on sun deck and Apsara dance performance

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  • Day 5

    Phnom Penh – Border Crossing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    The cruise sets sail slowly for your best views along the main Mekong Chanel. Boasting a vibrant international shipping rout, a bunch of large commercial ships plying this route is a common scene. In the late afternoon, process tends to take some time, we bask in the glow of the afternoon sun on the sun deck, pamper ourselves at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class. The ship moors midstream overnight

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  • Day 6

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

    Enjoy breakfast at the Dining Hall and then visit a local market near an ancient temple. Continue to move to the quay for a boat excursion to floating villages and rustic catfish farms. From there, you can witness schools of basa fish being fed by hand. Lunch included on the ship. In the mid-afternoon, transfer to My An Hung village where you can meet a family house with vegetable garden and view to the boat building yard and canals. Next, cross a monkey bridge and see chili, corn and beetle nut plantations amongst other vegetable fields. Finally, enjoy best taste of tea with honey and local delicacies, fruits on a local family’s house before back to the ship and transfer to Sa Dec in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sa Dec

    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 Jahan Cruise

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  • Day 7

    Sa Dec – Cai Be – My Tho (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    In the morning, touring Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals by a traditional sampan. Meet and greet some villagers who involve in growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fiber floor mats and rattan baskets. After lunch, arrive in Cai Be for a visit to Cai Be floating market. You can also observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made as well as the Longan fruit drying process. This is followed by a short trip to an ancient house with lush fruit orchards. Dinner is served on the ship. Continue to sail towards My Tho where organizes a wonderful farewell party on the terrace deck. Overnight in My Tho

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  • Day 8

    My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

    In My Tho, we bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to an end. It will be an unforgettable memory for any tourists and friendships made on board linger definitely last for long. Disembark the cruise at around 08:30. Transfer and drop off at the meeting point in Saigon. Trip ends

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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

When to go:

April
August
December
February
January
July
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