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tour
Highlights: Hochiminh - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Chong Koh Village - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Lake - Siem Reap
Duration: 8 days/ 7 night
Trip start: Hochiminh
Trip end: Siem Reap
Price range: from US$ 2281 per person
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
Day 1: SAIGON - MY THO
Day 2: CAI BE - CHAU DOC
Day 3: CHAU DOC - BORDER CROSSING
Day 4: PHNOM PENH
Day 5: PHNOM PENH - KAMPONG CHAM
Day 6: KAMPONG CHAM - WAT HANCHEY
Day 7: KAMPONG CHAM - KAMPONG CHHNANG - TONLE LAKE
Day 8: DISEMBARKATION - TONLE LAKE - SIEM RIEP

Prices:
- Superior single cabin: US$ per cabin
- Superior Twin/ double cabin: US$ cabin

 

DAY 1: SAIGON - MY THO (-/-/D)

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. Drop anchor just outside of My Tho for the night.


Overnight Stay on board

 

DAY 2: CAI BE - CHAU DOC (B/L/D)

Today's tour starts with the visit of Cai Be's colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan, the "Cai Be Princess". During a lovely sampan 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. Further stops will allow you to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies, are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, head to the Ba Duc ancient house for a cup of tea. Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.

Overnight Stay on board

 

DAY 3: CHAU DOC - BORDER CROSSING (B/L/D)

Welcome to the circus of fish. Brace yourself for a short excursion around the town. After that you will have a short walk to visit the local market then the Temple nearby. 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 Stay on board 


DAY 4: PHNOM PENH (B/L/D)

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 and the Silver Pagoda, outstanding displays of Khmer crafts at the National Museum. 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.

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.

Overnight Stay on board

 

DAY 5: PHNOM PENH - KAMPONG CHAM (B/L/D)

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 fishermen on duty.

Visit the rural Angkor Ban with a beautiful pagoda and old houses. Travelers can visit the village and take part in activities to experience village life. Then back to the ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham.

Overnight Stay on board

 

DAY 6: KAMPONG CHAM - WAT HANCHEY (B/L/D)

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.

Cast off and cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple that holds a timeless story. On the way back to the ship will be a visit to one of the many Orphanages in Kampong Cham.

Overnight Stay on board


DAY 7: KAMPONG CHAM - KAMPONG CHHNANG - TONLE LAKE (B/L/D)

Before the sun rises, The Jayavarman 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. Enjoy lunch on 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. Further down the river we take part in an ox cart rally before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono "literacy project".
(www.cambodialiteracyproject.com)
This is the day to truly experience rural Khmer life. In the evening, a mouth watering Farewell Dinner will be served.

Overnight Stay on board

 

DAY 8: DISEMBARKATION - TONLE LAKE - SIEM RIEP (B/L/-)

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 October and middle of December)
Cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and 9:00 disembark at Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the hotel by 10:00 pm.

Including Breakfast.

Low Water Program (approx. between middle of December and September)
Cruise early morning to Prek K'dam where you will disembark The Jayavarman after breakfast. Board a coach at 8:30 am which will take you to FCC Angkor drop off point. A packed lunch and refreshments will be available along the way with a short break at the spider town of Skon.

Arrive in Siem Reap early afternoon.



Price Include:

  • All excursion including entrance fee, transportation and English speaking guide services.
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast,
  • Mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast
  • Transfer in Siem Reap from or to the meeting point are included


Price Exclude:

  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodia Port Authority Gratuities,
  • Visa and fuel surcharges if any.
  • Vietnam visa upon arrival
  • Personal expenses such as drinks at meals, camera fees to tour sites
  • Insurance fee with the compensation 20.000USD/pax
  • All other accounts are not mentioned in the above inclusion.
  • Tipping for guide and driver, Massage Services


Notes

  • Free of charge for infants below the age of 5 years, travelling with two guardians and sharing the same guardians’s bed. The company cannot guarantee the availability of a cot.
  • Children at/above 5 years and at/under 12 years traveling with two guardians pay 25% of double occupancy rate when sharing cabin with guardians. This policy is applied for Sadec suite category
  • Children at/above 13 years must pay adults rates and will have their own bed allocated