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Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman

Tour Rate: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey- Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap120 Views

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Our Advantages & Promise

  • Zero shopping stops.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
Brief Itinerary

*BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Cruising in Phnom Penh
Day 2: Phnom Penh Cruise to Kampong Cham
Day 3: Kampong Cham to Wat Hanchey
Day 4: Kampong Cham – Kampong Chnang
Day 5: Tonle Sap Cruise to Siem Reap

Day 1 – Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman: Phnom Penh (lunch/dinner)

“Pearl of the East”

Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman
RV Jayavarman Cruise Overview

Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance.

Embark the ship at 7:30 am, and then we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. This will be followed by a city tour of this dynamic, historical capital city of Cambodia which has managed to preserve huge slices of its French colonial allure. Sightseeing in the morning will include visiting 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 at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide museum and the Killing Field in town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
We go back to the ship after our museum visit. A variety of cocktails will be served followed by a traditional Apsara dance performance onboard. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the sundeck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the stars and the moon as our companions
Overnight on the RV Jayavarman Cruise.

Day 2 – Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman: Phnom Penh Cruise Tour to Kampong Cham (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

“Along the Mekong”

Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman
Chong Koh Silk Village

We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Chong Koh silk weaving village which is a school, a rather nice Buddhist temple, a few looms cranking out the goods and some suitably picturesque poverty staring you in the face. The silk-weaving village gives Perfect Tourism We will then return to the ship and will cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened anglers on their make shift boats.

We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stood still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unsullified by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.

Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham.

Overnight on the RV Jayavarman Cruise in Kampong Cham.

Day 3 – Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman: Kampong Cham Cruise Trip to Wat Hanchey (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

“Cambodia’s quaint province and the wetlands”

We will wake up in the small hours of the morning, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb the 291 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire that predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. We even get to engage in light banter with some of the monks in the area. We will return to the ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks.

Overnight cruise to Kampong Chnnang.

Day 4 – Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman: Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhnang (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

“Waterworld”

Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman
Cabin on RV Jayavarman Cruise

Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River – an amazingly narrow river – which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. We are greeted by cacophonous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle Sap River.

Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s ‘waterworld’ where everything is on stilts balanced on rich water rich soil- it’s an awesome sight whilst practising Tai Chi on the deck.

Here we take a motorboat excursion to the landing, followed by a short bus trip to the town’s specialty – Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region.

We then return to the ship for lunch whilst cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap.

The water level rises and drops considerably throughout the year. Thus, our journey begins in high or low water after lunch.

Your floating sanctuary will then cruise gently, in the afternoon, along the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap. In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. In addition, for the big surprise – bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors. (If you cannot dance, do not fret. Neither can our staff)

Day 5 – Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman: Tonle Sap Cruise Trip to Siem Reap (breakfast)

“Angkor Awaits”

Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman
Angkor Thom in Siem Reap

This great lake dominates Cambodia and is the largest freshwater lake in Asia with abundant birdlife. This lake is so wide that one cannot see its shores from the middle of the lake.

Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap.

The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.

Our cruise aboard our Heritage Line cruise liner ends as we reach this city of the fabled Angkor temple complex. 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 will cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and at 9:00 am; we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town.

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[include]• Entrance fees
•Transportation
•Tour guide services (English speaking)
•Taxes, fuel, pilots, port dues, All Meals on boat – full board Welcome and farewell diner, mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast
•Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa are included [/include]

[exclude]• 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$30.00 and fuel surcharges if any. Peak season surcharge: + US$ 150 per person for the New Years Eve and Christmas (24 Dec,31 Dec) [/exclude]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phnom Penh Cruising Trip to Siem Reap by RV Jayavarman
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