Jayavarman Cruise Mekong Tour 4 days - Pearl of the Orient

by Heritage Cruises - Cruise Ship: Jayavarman Cruise
Jayavarman Cruise Mekong Tour 4 days - Pearl of the Orient
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Destinations:Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Mekong Delta - Jayavarman Cruise
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price From: 1289 USD

Enjoy the inspiring moments when discover the Mekong Delta with our 4 days cruise - Pearl of the Orient.

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Price Included
  • All cruises include group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services on board(English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
  • Food includes full board (Breakfast, lunch, dinner - buffet or set menu style). Mineral water and coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day.
  • Jayavarman Signature: Complimentary mini bar (daily replenished with selected items), balcony breakfast), 1 bottle of sparkling wine, welcome fruit basket.
Price Excluded
  • Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 65 USD.
  • Crew gratuities (5 USD per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD).
  • Fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions).
  • Peak season surcharge at 150 USD per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas

Enjoy the inspiring moments when discover the Mekong Delta with our 4 days cruise - Pearl of the Orient.

Option 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh

 

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be 

 

"Good Morning Saigon"

Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark boutique ship. We will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the ship steadily glides along the Mekong. We will bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome dinner awaits us.

When approaching Cai Be, the ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide.

Including Dinner. Overnight in Cai Be.

 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 2 Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau 

 

Everyday, our journey starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.

The day-tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies, rice pop, rice wine and coconut candies are made, enjoy local life along the canals on the way back to the Ship for lunch.

In the afternoon, we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan to tour Binh Thanh Island to visit an untouchable

village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat and this give us the chance to interact with the old local

people. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Tan Chau.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 3 Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh 

 

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall of your balcony. Brace yourself

for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 4 Phnom Penh 

 

"Pearl of the East"

Off we go early in the morning to witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom Penh's river promenade. Sadly, after breakfast, it is time to disembark the cruise.

Including Breakfast.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

 

Option 2: Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City

 

Day 1 Phnompenh – Border crossing – Tan Chau

 

Start new day with Tai Chi at the sun deck with fresh tea and coffee be ready to served

After breakfast, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history

The cruise liner then sets sail for a lazy day of cruising along the main Mekong Channel. As this is an international shipping route, you will witness large commercial ships plying this route. Later, in the afternoon, we set off to the Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork. As the process tends to take some time, we bask in the glow of the afternoon sun on the sun deck, pamper ourselves silly at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The ship ankors midstream overnight in Tan Chau.

 

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 2 Tan Chau – My An Hung - Sa Dec 

 

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. We begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall or at your private balcony. We will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will start the trip by a traditional vehicle called “ xeloi” to local market and get to a local boat to visit fish farm and back to the ship (or opposite). Here you will see the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong. Lunch on boat

In the afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden. We will cross a monkey bridge and see seasonal vegetable fields. Then gather at the family’s house to taste tea with honey with local delicacies and fruits before back to the Ship to set off for Sa Dec in the late afternoon.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Sa Dec.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 3 Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho 

 

"Vietnamese inventiveness"

We arrive in Sa Dec late at night and the following morning, we embark a traditional sampan(a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat) to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets.

After lunch onboard, the ship arrives in Cai Be. The tour starts with a visit to Cai Be's boisterous and colorful floating market where traders gather in a cacophonous congregation. During the languid ride, we discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta.

The evergreen islands along the Mekong River remains unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittenly to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the ship for dinner.

We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the cruise.

Including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight in My Tho.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

 

Day 4 My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Our cruise on the magnificent ship comes to an end as the ship winds its way to My Tho, approximately 70km south of Saigon on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to a close. But the memories - and the friendships made on board - linger on for a lot longer.

We disembark at around 8:30 am and we join the transfer to madding crowd of Saigon. Drop off at the meeting point in Saigon

Including Breakfast.

Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we will do our utmost to stick to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

 

Important Notes:

 

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

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