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Saigon - Siem Reap by RV Jahan Cruise

Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise

  • Cruise Ship: Jahan Cruise
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Tour Price: from US$1996
  • Cruise Destinations: Saigon - My Tho - Cai be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap or vv

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Note*: "The Lost Civilization" Cruise itinerary would vary depending on the water level. Low water season is approximate from January to middle of September and High water season is approximate from middle of September to the end of December. We will keep you updated 2 week before departure date.


Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Itinerary "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.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Image
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: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise ItineraryWelcome 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:Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Image Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field outside town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
Before lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum, see the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.
We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the sun deck. In late afternoon, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. BBQ dinner is served right after the lecture. Take a seat and enjoy the Apsara dance performance. 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 sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the moon and the starts as our companions.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Image We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community. We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats.
We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected 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.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Image “Monks and Hilltops”
We will wake up in the early 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 303 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 which 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. Lunch on boat
We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story. Visit OBT project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details “Water World”
Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle 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 River.
Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “Water world” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil– it’s an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.
Here we take a minivan to see the 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. The village has no electricity and has around 600 inhabitants….
We then return to the Ship for lunch while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.
Your floating sanctuary will then cruise gently, in the afternoon, along the narrow and meandering Tonl Sap Lake. In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big entertainment – bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors. (If you can’t dance, do not fret. Neither can our staff)
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details "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.
Today, we will arrange transfer from the pointed hotel after cruise package to your selected hotel in Siem Reap. Free for personal activities afterward.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details

“Water World”
ore fish than any other lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life.
At noon, we gather at the meeting point followed by a transfer to the boutique Ship. The ever-smiling crew welcomes us with unbridled warmth. A refreshing welcome drink awaits us followed by a buffet lunch on the Ship.
Then, it is a relaxing afternoon as the ship glides along the water. Dinner is s served at Dining Hall. Enjoy a spectacular experience on the sun deck as we bathe in the glow of the moon and the radiance of the stars.
Lunch and dinner are included. The ship will anchor midstream on the Tonle Sap river.
Meals:
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Cambodia’s province and the Wetlands”
Everyday, our journey will start with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson at the sun deck just as the sun begins its slow rise. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. Before dawn, the ship sets sail across the Tonle River., we see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province.
The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle Sap River, Here, the river is so narrow that we can be greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks.
Follow a short bus trip to the see the Khmer-styled pottery. We then embark to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region before reaching Kampong Cham in the evening. Further down the river we take part in an ox cart rally in the afternoon before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono “literacy project”.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Monks and Hilltops”
We will wake up in the early morning after an overnight cruising, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers can either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, the temple 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 which 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.
We will then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Pearl of the East”
Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime. Then visit S21 Genocide Museum
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.
We go back to the Ship by “xich lo” – traditional vehicles after our museum visit. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for an exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktails served on the sun deck. BBQ dinner is serving right after that. Take a seat and enjoy the following Apsara dance performance. 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 sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open air.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
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: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Circus of fish”
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: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Vietnamese inventiveness”
In the 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 fiber floor mats and rattan baskets.
After lunch on board, 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 remain unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. We then board the ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the terrace deck.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in My Tho.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Jahan Cruise

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Saigon - Siem Reap or vv by Jahan Cruise Details and Itinerary
“Good morning Saigon”
Our magnificent cruiser 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 an end. 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 the busy crowd of Saigon. Drop off will be at the meeting point in Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A


Jahan Cruise Rates and departures for 2015

Note*: for rates and departure of 2016, please contact us @info@indochinatreks.com

Departures

Month

July

(LS)

Aug

(LS)

Sep

(LS)

Oct

(SS)

Nov

(HS)

Dec

(HS)

8 days/7 nights “The Lost Civilization” Saigon Port (SGN) - Siem Reap (REP) or vv
SG - REP 4, 18 1, 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 5, 19
REP - SG 11, 25 8, 22 5, 19 3, 17, 31 14, 28 12, 26
5 days/4 nights “Serenity Cruise” Phnom Penh (PNH) – Siem Reap (REP) or v.v.
PNH - REP 7, 21 4, 18 1, 15, 29 13, 27 10, 24 8, 22
REP - PNH 11, 25 8, 22 5, 19 3, 17, 31 14, 28 12, 26
4 days/3 nights: “Pearl of the Orient” Saigon Port (SGN) - Phnom Penh (PNH) or v.v.
SG - PNH 4, 18 1, 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 5, 19
PNH - SG 1, 15, 29 12, 26 9, 23 7, 21 4, 18 2, 16, 30

Note*: REP - Siem Reap; SG - Saigon; PNH: Phnom Penh; LS - Low Season, SS - Shoulder Season; HS: High Season.

Rates (US$/cabin)

 

Month

July - 3 Oct (LS) 4 - 17 Oct (SS) 18 Oct - Dec
Single Double Single Double Single Double
8 days/7 nights “The Lost Civilization” Saigon Port (SGN) - Siem Reap (REP) or vv
Superior 2098 3995 3746 4097 4824 6425
Deluxe 3482 4696 4384 5875 5845 7782
Signature 3964 5285 4935 6586 6356 8498
Suite 4132 5498 5146 6884 6975 9284
5 days/4 nights “Serenity Cruise” Phnom Penh (PNH) – Siem Reap (REP) or v.v.
Superior 1788 2398 2235 2994 2888 3855
Deluxe 2096 2779 2634 3487 3487 4667
Signature 2375 3155 2965 3945 3799 5094
Suite 2468 3289 2979 4128 4178 5585
4 days/3 nights: “Pearl of the Orient” Saigon Port (SGN) - Phnom Penh (PNH) or v.v.
Superior 1344 1789 1685 2235 2157 2895
Deluxe 1587 2088 1976 2614 2615 3489
Signature 1765 2367 2208 2951 2866 3887
Suite 1846 2476 2319 3098 3135 4185

Note*:


1. Rate would varies depending on departure dates and no of booking cabin. Please book the tour or contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for best rates.
2. US$65/person is added for port tax.

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