RV Jayavarman cruise
4 Days » Low Water Upstream Saigon - Phnom Penh
- Admire the phenomenally beautiful vista of the Vietnamese countryside
- Enjoy the different atmosphere in the two favorite cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh
- Travel on over the calming Mekong delta
- Experience the impressive cruise between Saigon and Phnom Penh
|Day 1||Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be||Travel to My Tho, cruise along the Mekong, enjoy the sunset, hit Cai Be||Dinner|
|Day 2||Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau||Explore floating market, stunning landscapes along the Mekong Delta, cruise to Tan Chau||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 3||Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh||explore Tan Chau, visit floating villages and rustic fish farms, visit the colorful local market||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||Disembark after breakfast||Breakfast|
Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be
Activities: Travel to My Tho, cruise along the Mekong, enjoy the sunset, hit Cai Be
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique Ship. We will be served a refreshing drinks and light lunch 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.
Light lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner are included. Overnight in Cai Be.
Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau
Activities: Explore floating market, stunning landscapes along the Mekong Delta, cruise to Tan Chau
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
“Vietnamese floating market”
Everyday of our 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.
The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on 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 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 back 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 to visit an untouchable village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat & interact with the old local people. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Tan Chau.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.
* Note: Cruising to Tan Chau is depending on water condition.
Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh
Activities: explore Tan Chau, visit floating villages and rustic fish farms, visit the colorful local market
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 fish farms. Then, we will be back to the Ship for 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 opportunity to relax on board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our Cruise Manager. Or, better yet, do all three. “The Highway
Blues” beckons 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.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.
Activities: Disembark after breakfast
“Pearl of the East”
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 Saigon 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.