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RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap

Tour Rate: Saigon - My Tho - Cai be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey- Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap146 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: Saigon – My Tho (L/D)
Day 2: Cai Be – Chau Doc (B/L/D)
Day 3: Chau Doc  (B/L/D)
Day 4: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Day 5: Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham (B/L/D)
Day 6: Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey (B/L/D)
Day 7: Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhnang – Tonle Sap (B/L/D)
Day 8: Tonle Sap – Siem Reap (B/L)

Day 1 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Saigon – My Tho (L/D)

“The Sea of Mangroves”

Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon you will go to My Tho for embarkation. My Tho is 70km South of Saigon and located on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop anchor just outside of My Tho for the night. You will have a chance to sleep overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 2 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Cai Be – Chau Doc (B/L/D)

RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap
Cabin on RV Jayavarman Cruise

“Vietnamese inventiveness”

Starts with the Jahan Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. Proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During a 40-minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River remain unknown to many people. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals people use palm leaves for houses. After touring the canals, head to the Ba Duc ancient house to have known the descendants of the former imperial residents. Then you will observe the Cai Be’s color ful floating market from Caibe Princess Boat.

Back on the sampans, cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautiful cathedral. Then, group 1 can stay on boat to go straight to the restaurant while group 2 explores the edges of the canals on bicycle. Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch the cruise will continue with the visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.

Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Chau Doc – border crossing (B/L/D)

“Taste of aqua cultural life”

Welcome to the circus of fish. The early birds will be treated to Tai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Brace yourself for a short excursion by trycicle in about 30 minutes. After that you will have a short walk to visit the local market then go by coach to visit Lady Temple. She is the most famous Lady who brings strong spirit to the local in their daily life. Go back to the quay, you will start a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of basa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community

By mid-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 4 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap
Cruising Tour to Siem Reap

“Pearl of the East”

Off we go early in the morning to witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom Penh’s river promenade. After breakfast, embark on a city tour in this dynamic, historical capital of Cambodia which has retained its French colonial charm. Sightseeing in the morning will include the dazzling white and gold architecture of the Royal Palace, outstanding displays of Khmer crafts at the National Museum and the temple on a hill – Wat Phnom. After lunch in a local restaurant, examine the painful, heart wrenching reminders of Cambodia’s ugly past under the Khmer Rouge regime with an excursion to the Genocide museum to learn more about the Cambodian civil war. Introduction and onsite lecture by a local history professor.
Thereafter, to ease the nerves a variety of cocktails will be at your disposal, followed by Cambodia’s traditional Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of the culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a delicious Khmer food buffet on the Jayavarman Cruise. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 5 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham (B/L/D)

“Monks and hilltops”

Depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisure walk. We cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages and mind-blowing river life with scores of anglers on duty

Visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple that holds a timeless story. Then, travel to the Cheung Kok Ecotourism Village, a small village developed with support from Assistance Médiation Internationale (AMICA). Travelers can visit the village and take part in activities to experience village life. Profits from tourism go towards re-investment into long-term projects. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 6 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey (B/L/D)

RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap
Kampong Cham Stopover

“Cambodia’s province and the wetlands”

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning, truly energized to embark on a journey upriver to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers some of the best views in Cambodia. Dating from the 8th century, these ancient structures do justice to the architecture of the Chenla Empire, which predated the glories of the mighty Angkor. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding well-organized rice paddy plains, as well as a travelers blessing performed by the local monks.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise.

Day 7 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhnang – Tonle Sap (B/L/D)

“Waterworld”
Before the sun rises, The Jahan sets sail to Kampong Chhnang via Prek K’dam along the meandering Tonle Sap River, which narrows through leafy swaths of the South East Asian jungle. Take a walk through Kampong Louang, one of the last silversmith villages, to see the entire community involved in making various silver items to sell. Get back aboard The Jayavarman to eat lunch while cruising towards Kampong Chhnang.

After lunch, take a motorboat excursion from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. Make a stop at a Heritage Line sponsored floating school to interact with the children and teach them some English! This is the day feel real experience rural Khmer life. In the evening, a mouth watering Farewell Dinner will be served on the Jayavarman Cruise’s Sun Deck. Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise.

Day 8 – RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap: Tonle Sap – Siem Reap (B/L)

RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap
A Monk in Angkor Wat Temple

“Angkor Awaits”

This great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. The birdlife is profuse and from the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. Witness stillness and 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, changes may occur for the different seasons.

High Water Program (approx. between July and December)

Cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and 11:00, disembark at Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the hotel by 12:00 pm

Low Water Program (approx. between December and June)

The Jayavarman Cruises early morning to Prek K’dam where you will disembark The Jayavarman after breakfast. Board a coach at 9:00am, which will take you to see a pre-Angorian temple on your way to Siem Reap. A packed lunch and refreshments will be available along the way. Arrive in Siem Reap early afternoon.

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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 verse are included
Inclusions for Jayavarman Signature Staterooms: Complimentary room service (non premium spirits/house wine), mini bar, balcony breakfast, book gift (a Journey on the Jayavarman), 1 bottle of Prosecco sparkling wine and fruit basket.[/include]

 

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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$30.00 and fuel surcharges if any (See terms and conditions).
Peak season surcharge: + US$ 150 for the New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per person (24 Dec,31 Dec)
Extra bed supplement, 70% off on regular cruise price (price per cabin). Extra beds are available in deluxe rooms only[/exclude]

 

 

RV Jayavarman Upstream Cruise Tour from Saigon to Siem Reap
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