8 Days Lost Civilization Mekong River with RV The Jayavarman cruise

8 Days Lost Civilization Mekong River with RV The Jayavarman cruise

Tour price: 1620 USD
Length: 8 Days
City: from Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon)
Tour code: VI-MK02
Highlight: Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon while settling into your cabin. The ship will begin by meandering along busy ports and waterways. Soon after, the change is abrupt and you’ll find yourself in the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio

Inclusions

What does the tour include?
 
a. General Inclusions
 
All cruises include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking), taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues, transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa. Meals are included full board. Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day. Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast.
 
b. Exclusions
 
Port tax per passenger of 65 USD (levied by Port authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice). Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger per day are recommended). Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD)
 
 

Price& Available

Price per person base on departure date:

Deparure dtaes:
in 2006
March 5th: 2380usd
March 19th: 2380usd
April 2nd: 2380usd
April 16th: 2380usd
July 9th: 1620usd
July 23th 1620usd
Augus 6th: 1620usd
Augus 20th: 1620usd
September 3rd: 1620usd
September 17th: 1620usd
October 1st: 1980usd
October 15: 2480usd
October 29th: 2480usd
November 12th: 2480usd
December 10th: 2480usd
December 24th 2480usd
 
in 2017:
January 7th: 2490usd
January 21st: 2400usd
February 4th: 2490
February 18th: 2490usd
March 4th: 2490usd
March 18th: 2490usd
April: 1st: 2490usd
April 20th: 2490usd
 
Exclusions
 
Peak season surcharge at 190usd per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas:
Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 24, 2016; Dec 31, 2016
 
 
Port tax per passenger of 65 USD (levied by Port authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice). Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger per day are recommended). Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD)

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1:  HO CHI MINH - MY THO - CAI BE (B,L,D)

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.

DAY 2: CAI BE – SA DEC – TAN CHAU (B,L,D)

Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck.

Visit Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat).

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.

DAY 3: TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING – PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)

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.

We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal.

You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.

DAY 4: PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)

Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field outside town.

Visit the Genocide Museum, see the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum. We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit.

The evening starts with a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history.

BBQ dinner is served right after the lecture.

Apsara dance performance.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 5: PHNOM PENH – ANGKOR BAN – KAMPONG CHAM (B,L,D)

We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community. We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats.

We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.

Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 6: KAMPONG CHAM – WAT HANCHEY (B,L,D)

We will wake up in the early morning, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top.

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.

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. Visit OBT project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 7: KAMPONG CHAM – KAMPONG CHHNANG (B,L,D)

We approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “Water World” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil– it’s an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.

Here we take a minivan to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. The village has no electricity and has around 600 inhabitants.

We then return to the Ship for lunch while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.

In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big entertainment - bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors

DAY 8: TONLE SAP – SEAM REAP (B,L,D)

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation.

Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.

We will cross the Tonle Lake at dawn and at 09:00am, we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town. 

DAY 1:  HO CHI MINH - MY THO - CAI BE (B,L,D)

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.

DAY 2: CAI BE – SA DEC – TAN CHAU (B,L,D)

Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck.

Visit Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat).

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.

DAY 3: TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING – PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)

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.

We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal.

You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.

DAY 4: PHNOM PENH (B,L,D)

Sightseeing in the morning will include the Killing Field outside town.

Visit the Genocide Museum, see the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum. We go back to the Ship by “cyclo” – traditional vehicle after our museum visit.

The evening starts with a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history.

BBQ dinner is served right after the lecture.

Apsara dance performance.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 5: PHNOM PENH – ANGKOR BAN – KAMPONG CHAM (B,L,D)

We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Silk island community. We will then return to the Ship and pass by the Mekong’s tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats.

We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stand still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.

Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 6: KAMPONG CHAM – WAT HANCHEY (B,L,D)

We will wake up in the early morning, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top.

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.

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. Visit OBT project of Heritage Line and organization for Basic Training.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

DAY 7: KAMPONG CHAM – KAMPONG CHHNANG (B,L,D)

We approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “Water World” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil– it’s an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.

Here we take a minivan to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. The village has no electricity and has around 600 inhabitants.

We then return to the Ship for lunch while cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.

In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big entertainment - bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors

DAY 8: TONLE SAP – SEAM REAP (B,L,D)

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation.

Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.

We will cross the Tonle Lake at dawn and at 09:00am, we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town.