RV Jayavarman cruise
5 Days » High 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||Day 1: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang||Explore the Tonle Sap, join the cruise and enjoy leisure time on board||Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 2||Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Kampong Cham||Sail across the Tonle River, see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province, to the see the Khmer-styled pottery||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 3||Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey||Cruise to pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, witness a blessing ceremony, cruise to Kampong Cham, visit Wat Nokor||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||City tour around Phnom Penh, sight-seeing, visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, witness Khmer craft, visit Genocide museum||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 5||Phnompenh||Disembark after breakfast||Breakfast|
Day 1: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang
Activities: Explore the Tonle Sap, join the cruise and enjoy leisure time on board
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lakes in the world and is a 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 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.
Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Kampong Cham
Activities: Sail across the Tonle River, see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province, to the see the Khmer-styled pottery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“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.
Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey
Activities: Cruise to pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, witness a blessing ceremony, cruise to Kampong Cham, visit Wat Nokor
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“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.
Activities: City tour around Phnom Penh, sight-seeing, visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, witness Khmer craft, visit Genocide 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. 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 "cyclo" – 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.
Activities: Disembark after breakfast
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.