RV Jayavarman cruise
5 Days » Low Water Downstream Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
- Enjoy the cruise to every specific corner of Cambodia
- Get enchanted with the lovingly scenery of nature
- Present in historical attractions to learn more about Cambodia
- Experience the cultural quintessence of the country
|Day 1||Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang||Cruise to Angkor Ban,Enjoy performance of the school boys & girls from OBT, join the cruise and enjoy leisure time on board||Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 2||Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey||Pre-Angkorian temple, witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks, depart for a little known Silk Weaving Village||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 3||Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach||visit the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village, along the Tonle River to Kampong Tralach, Experience the ox cart, visit Heritage Line –Linblad National Geographic library project||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field in town, visit the Genocide Museum, Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National ...||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 5||Phnom Penh||Disembark after breakfast||Breakfast|
Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang
Activities: Cruise to Angkor Ban,Enjoy performance of the school boys & girls from OBT, join the cruise and enjoy leisure time on board
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
At 8:00am, we gather at the meeting point and join a transfer to Kampong Cham on the Mekong River. We get to munch on snacks along the journey. In the early afternoon, we will embark the Ship in Kampong Cham followed by a welcome drink.
Cruise to Angkor Ban. Enjoy performance of the school boys & girls from OBT- a project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training.
Later that evening, we meet and greet our fellow passengers, our brothers-in-arms in our soon-to-be matchless experience at a briefing at the Lounge. This is followed by a welcome
dinner at the Dining Hall.
Lunch box and dinner are included. Overnight in Angkor Ban.
Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey
Activities: Pre-Angkorian temple, witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks, depart for a little known Silk Weaving Village
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Everyday, your 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.
After the Taichi, you will be 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. Lunch on board.
In the afternoon, we will depart for a little known Silk Weaving Village. We will then return to the Ship and will cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their fish boats.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.
Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach
Activities: visit the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village, along the Tonle River to Kampong Tralach, Experience the ox cart, visit Heritage Line –Linblad National Geographic library project
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“Cambodia’s province and the Wetlands”
Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets and boisterous children who wave and greet us as we arrive on the Ship.
Here we take a van along the paddy fields to visit the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river bank for an adventurous excursion to the wetlands,
floating houses and fish farms in the region. We then return to the Ship for lunch whilst cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle River.
The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle River to Kampong Tralach, which narrows through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. Here, the river is very narrow and we are greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks. Experience the ox cart, visit Heritage Line –Linblad National Geographic library project.
Dinner awaits us at the Dining Hall while the Ship cruises to Phnom Penh.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.
Activities: Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field in town, visit the Genocide Museum, Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum,..
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“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 in town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide Museum visiting 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 “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. BBQ dinner is serving right after that. 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 stars as our companions.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Activities: Disembark after breakfast
“Life on Mekong River”
Your journey with the floating sanctuary has come to an end, but will not be forgotten. Disembark after breakfast and head into the city of Phnom Penh to further discover its culture and history.
Breakfast is included.
***Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, 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.
- All cruises include group shore-excursions
- Entrance fees, Phnom Penh port tax.
- Tour guide services (English speaking)
- Taxes, fuel, river pilots, transfers in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 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.
- A selection of fresh fruit juices are included during breakfast and afternoon tea.