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4 Days Saigon - Phnom Penh Cruising with RV Jayavarman

Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Prices
from $850
Downstream: Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Cai Be - Saigon
 

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be

“The Sea of Mangroves”
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon while settling into your cabin. The ship will begin by meandering along busy ports and waterways. Soon after, the change is abrupt and you’ll find yourself in the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio which had been destroyed during the Vietnam War by toxic chemicals. Amazingly, the 75 hectares of forest has come back to life through a reforestation. Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop anchor just outside of Cai Be for the night.
 

Day 2: Cai Be - Chau Doc

“Vietnamese inventiveness”
Today’s tour starts with the visit of Cai Be’s colorful floating market. 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 still remain unknown to many people.
 
Back on the sampans, we will lead to you to observe the activity of the biggest rice stock market in Cai Be. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. Cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautiful cathedral. Visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coco candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.
 
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, group 1 takes a stroll along the canals to experience the local environment first hand while group 2 explores the edges of the canals on bicycle. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the decendants of the former imperial residents. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.
 

Day 3: Chau Doc - border crossing

"Taste of aqua cultural life”
Welcome to the circus of fish. The early birds will be treated to Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Brace yourself for a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of bassa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community.
 
Take a ride through this fascinating town of rich French colonial architecture and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits in full display by women in cone shaped palm leaf hats. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms; a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation. By mid-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh.
 

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 and transfer to the hotel at 10:00.
 
***** Please note you will leave RV The Jayavarman for good at the time you embark for the last visit.

Departure Dates in 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

4, 18

1, 15

1, 15, 29

12

Maintenance

12, 26

9, 23

6, 20

4, 18

1, 15, 29

13, 27

Departure Dates in 2015

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

10, 24

7, 21

7, 21

4

Maintenance

-

-

-

-

-

-

Day 1: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing

Board The Jayavarman at 08:00. The Jayavarman then casts off for a day of cruising the main Mekong Channel. This is pretty much an international shipping route. Psyche yourself up for Pre-K Touch, a lively jungle village. After that, visit well laid out fruit orchards.

Late afternoon we set off to the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities, which in this part of the world takes a bit of time. During the afternoon cruise, take the time to relax on the Sun Deck, get a massage in the Spa, or take part in our Vietnamese cooking class. In the evening enjoy a welcome cocktail in the Funnel Bar and Lounge. The ship moors midstream overnight.
 

Day 2: Chau Doc - Cai Be

"Taste of aqua cultural life"
Welcome to the circus of fish. Brace yourself for a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of Bassa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community. Stroll through a silk waving village and observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms; a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation.

Take a ride through this fascinating town of rich French colonial architecture and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits in full display by women in cone shaped palm leaf hats.

By late-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off, heading towards Cai Be. Wheel house biking class will be held in the early evening.
 

Day 3: Cai Be

"Vietnamese inventiveness"
Today's tour starts with the visit of Cai Be's colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan, the Cai Be Princess. Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. Cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Bes beautiful gothic cathedral. Visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coco candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.

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, hop on a bike or take a stroll along the winding canals of this peaceful village to experience it first hand. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the descendants of the former imperial residents and listen to the family story. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise with a Farewell Dinner on the Sun Deck while heading towards Saigon. 


Day 4: Saigon

"The Sea of Mangroves"
Your cruise with The Jayavarman comes to a close as the ship winds its way to Saigon through the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. During the Vietnam War, it had been destroyed, but amazingly the 75 hectares have come back to life through reforestation efforts. Disembark at 10:00 and continue your journey in the buzzing city of Saigon.

Departure Dates in 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

15, 29

12, 26

12, 26, 4

9, 23

Maintenance

23

6, 20

2, 17

1, 15, 29

12, 26, 4

10, 24

Departure Dates in 2015

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

7, 21

4, 18

4, 18

1, 15

Maintenance

-

-

-

-

-

-

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Cabin

01 Jan - 31 Mar

 01 Apr - 30 Apr

01 Jun - 04 Oct

05 Oct - 18 Oct

19 Oct - 31 Dec

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Superior

1270

1910

1020

1530

850

1280

1020

1530

1270

1910

Deluxe

1510

2270

1190

1820

980

1470

1190

1820

1510

2270

Signature

1630

2440

1295

1950

1050

1580

1295

1950

1630

2440

 

Inclusion:

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, pilots, port dues
  • Full board
  • Welcome and farewell dinner, mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast

Exclusion:

  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodian Port
  • Authority Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Fuel surcharges if available
Note:
  • Peak season surcharge - 250 USD for the New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per cabin.
  • Extra bed supplement - 70% off on regular cruise price (price per cabin). Extra beds are available in Deluxe rooms only.
  • Single occupancy - 25% off on regular cruise price
Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap
Downstream: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake - Tonle Sap - Kampong - Chhnang - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Cai Be - Saigon
US$ 1840 - US$ 5320
Upstream: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Siem Reap
Downstream: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake - Kampong Chhnag - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Phnom Penh
$ 1150 - US$ 3260
Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Chau Doc 
Downstream: Chau Doc - Cai Be - Saigon
US$ 540 - US$ 990

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