RV Jayavarman cruise
4 Days » High 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||Visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal, visit floating houses and the villagers, return to the cruise Ship after your market visit||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day 4||Phnom Penh||have breakfast, 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 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 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, 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-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 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 and this give us the chance to 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.
Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh
Activities: Visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal, visit floating houses and the villagers, return to the cruise Ship after your market visit
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall of your balcony. Brace yourself for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.
Firstly, the journey takes you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn the life of the locals.
The inhabitants of these islands live on houses poised on high stilts – a centuries-old tradition in this part of the Mekong Delta.
We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal – this farm consists of floating houses and the villagers make their living by cultivating fish. You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products. You return to the cruise Ship after your market visit.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.
Activities: have breakfast, 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.
- 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.