Cruise Overnight On Luxury Jayavarman Cruiser & Exit Cambodia 4days
Tour code: SVT-MKPNH4D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Overview: Inspired by the golden age cruise liner Normandie, "The Jayavarman" is a 20th century boutique style marvel marries avant-garde French colonial design with enchanting Indochine architecture to perfection.The Jayavarman Cruise is Indochina's first of its kind boutique style river cruise liner and offers uncompromising luxury on 800 m² public space including 4 decks.
HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH
( 4 Days 3 Nights )
Cai Be: one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. This floating market lies in the Tien River, adjacent to three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. It has attracted a lot of people come to buy sell and exchange goods.
In the early morning, hundreds of people poured into the market, revitalizing the river reach. With its advantage of diverse fruit trees, Tien Giang province has brought to the market with the famous delicious fruits such as orange, mango, etc.
What make this tour so special:
- Local life and floating markets along the biggest and longest river in Southeast Asia
- Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be
- Day 2 : Cai Be - Chau Doc
- Day 3 : Chau Doc boarder crossing - "Taste of aqua cultural life"
- Day 4 : Phnom Penh "Pearl of the East"
1 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 which had been destroyed during the Vietnam War by toxic chemicals. Amazingly, the 75 hectares of forest has come back to life through a reforestation.
Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop anchor just outside of Cai Be for the night.
Day 02 : Cai Be - Chau Doc "Vietnamese inventiveness"
Today's tour starts with the visit of Cai Be's colorful floating market. Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. Proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people.
Back on the sampans, we will lead to you to observe the activity of the biggest rice stock market in Cai Be. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. Cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be's beautiful cathedral. Visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coco candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.
Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch, group 1 takes a stroll along the canals to experience the local environment first hand while group 2 explores the edges of the canals on bicycle. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the descendants of the former imperial residents. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.
Day 03 : Chau Doc boarder crossing - "Taste of aqua cultural life"
Welcome to the circus of fish. The early birds will be treated to Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Brace yourself for a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of bassa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community.
Take a ride through this fascinating town of rich French colonial architecture and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits in full display by women in cone shaped palm leaf hats. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms; a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation.By mid-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh.
Day 04 : Phnom Penh "Pearl of the East"
Off we go early in the morning to witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom Penh's river promenade. Sadly, after breakfast, it is time to disembark the cruise and transfer to the hotel at 10:00AM
- All excursions including entrance fees, transportation and English - speaking tour guides' service
- Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary
- Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beer, local brand spirits and wines served during meals, coffee, selection of tea, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served free through the day.
- A meeting point and a drop off point shall be informed at booking time, transfer from/to these meeting points, currently set as Le Meridian Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails' responsibility.
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- Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes
- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
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