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

Jayavarman Cruise

“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 – Chau Doc

Chau Doc

“Vietnamese inventiveness”

The day – in fact everyday – starts with an invigorating tai-chi lesson on the sundeck, just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.

The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan(a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta.

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 lunch.

In the afternoon we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan* 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.

We then board the ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ship will moor midstream overnight near Chau Doc.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3 Chau Doc(border crossing) – Phnom Penh

 

"Circus of fish" mekong

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Indochine Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. Brace yourself for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will also visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where we will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating villages and rustic catfish farms.

We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand followed by a shore excursion to the local Cham Muslim community village. Then, it is back to the ship for a mouth-watering lunch.

By mid-afternoon, the cruise liner will make its way to the border for Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It is an opportune time to relax on-board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director. Or, better yet, do all three. ‘The Highway Blues’ beckon as we float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship’s engine. After hours of cruising, we will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures.

Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise 

Day 4 Phnom Penh

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: NA

Price

Normal price: 1289 USD/Person

Price Includes

  • 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 Excludes

  • 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

Day 1 Phnom Penh – border crossing

Chau Doc

“The Highway Blues”

Board the cruise liner at 7:30 am. The Ship 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. The ship moors midstream overnight.

Including Lunch, Dinner. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 2 Chau Doc – Sa Dec

Sa Dec

“Circus of fish”

Welcome to the circus of fish. Embark the ship at 7:30 am and we will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will also visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where we will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating villages and rustic catfish farms.

We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch

In the afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village around 3.30 pm. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden to see the boat building yard, canals. We will cross a monkey bridge and see chilli, corn and beetle nut plantations amongst other 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 Sadec.

In the late afternoon we will set off for Sa Dec.

Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Sadec.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3 Sa Dec – Cai Be – My Tho

Floating Market

“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

Jayavarman Cruise

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: NA

Price

Normal price: 1286 USD/person

Price Includes

  • 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 Excludes

  • 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

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Turndown service and daily presents

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Wooden games

These are cruise properties for Jayavarman Cruise:

SpecificationsJayavarman Cruise
Operated since2009
Length58 m
Width11 m
HeightN/A
Depth1.6 m
Dining RoomYes
Bar/ SundeckYes
Massage cabinYes
Decks4 – Main Deck, Upper Deck, Terrace Deck, Sun Deck
Gross tonnage700 tons
Cruising speed10 nautical knots
Electricity220 volts
Engines2 Mitsubishi 500 HP Marine Engines
Generator2 x 180 KVA Cummins and 1 x 65 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
WaterReverse osmosis and UV water treatment plant
SafetyRadio Comm., Radar, GPS, PA system, satellite phone, life jackets, life rafts, fire hydrants, flares and signals; fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin.
Crew40 (Cambodian hotel staff, Vietnamese crew)
Hull designCharming replica of the famous 1930s cruise liner “Normandie”
Exterior DesignFrench colonial / art nouveau
Interior DesignIndochine style / French colonial style with Khmer artifacts
AccommodationUp to 54 guests
Cabins2 Signature Staterooms / 11 Deluxe Staterooms / 14 Superior Staterooms

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Rating: 4 star

Cruise runner : Heritage Line

Built in year: 2009

Number of room: 27

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