RV Jayavarman cruise
4 Days » Low Water Downstream Phnom Penh - Saigon
- Enter the gorgeous Asian countries including Cambodia and Vietnam
- Fall in love with the rustic atmosphere of Southern Vietnam
- Be happy in every step you take to enjoyable attractions throughout the cruise
- Have a good time
|Day 1||Phnom Penh - Border crossing - Tan Chau||Cruise along Mekong Channel, set off to Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork, optional activities can be made||Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 2||Tan Chau - Sa Dec||A short excursion in Tan Chau, a boat excursion to the floating fish farm, cross a monkey bridge and see seasonal vegetable fields||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 3||Sa Dec - Cai Be – My Tho||Sampan to Binh Thanh Island, arrive in Cai Be, explore floating market, stunning landscapes along the Mekong Delta, cruise to My Tho||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 4||My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City||Have breakfast, farewell to the cruise||Breakfast|
Phnom Penh - Border crossing - Tan Chau
Activities: Cruise along Mekong Channel, set off to Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork, optional activities can be made
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
“Life on Mekong River”
In the morning, we are 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. Lunch will be served on board. 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 Sundeck, pamper ourselves silly at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class.
Lunch and dinner are included. The Ship moors midstream overnight in Tan Chau.
* Note: Cruising to Tan Chau is depending on water condition.
Tan Chau - Sa Dec
Activities: A short excursion in Tan Chau, a boat excursion to the floating fish farm, cross a monkey bridge and see seasonal vegetable fields
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“Breakfast at the balcony”
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. Brace yourself on local vehicles called “xeloi” to explore Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border. 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 trip to the quay, where we will be
feted to a boat excursion to the floating fish farm. Then, we will be back to the Ship for a lunch.
In the mid afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden to see the boat building yard and canals. 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.
Sa Dec - Cai Be – My Tho
Activities: Sampan to Binh Thanh Island, arrive in Cai Be, explore floating market, stunning landscapes along the Mekong Delta, cruise to My Tho
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“Vietnamese floating market”
In the morning, we embark a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat) to tour Binh Thanh Island to visit an untouchable village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat & interact with the old local people. 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 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 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.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in My Tho.
My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Have breakfast, farewell to the cruise
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 a close.
But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer.
We disembark at around 08:30am and we join the transfer to the madding crowd of Saigon. Drop off will be at the meeting point in Saigon.
Breakfast is included.
- Entrance fees
- 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 versa are included