Jahan Cruise: The Lost Civilization 7 Nights Saigon – Siem Reap

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Jahan Cruise via Mekong Delta Tours

Jahan Cruise fascinates passengers by its outstanding decorative patterns of India in the combination with British colonial style. Possessing 26 luxurious cabins, the Jahan also provides services of club, bar, spa, sauna, and other activities. Jahan Cruise  Jahan Cruise: The Lost Civilization from Saigon to Siem Reap will surely release you from lots of daily lie pressure in order to discover a new life side that you’vve never seen.

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The cruise overview

The cruise has marvelous combination of Asian and Western cuisines. Passengers have a wide range of vegetarian dishes. You will be provided with a real taste of lands through which you travel. Your meals will be prepared by the freshest local products. Jahan Cruise is really a perfect choice for Mekong River cruises. Discovering the olden style of the majestic Jahan Cruise, you will be lured into Indian art and architecture of the cruise influenced by the Khmer and Cham cultures. The stunning artistry of The Jahan will inspire you, as will the delta’s vibrant beauty.

Itinerary

Day 1 “Good Morning Saigon” – Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Cai Be

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind, you will reach My Tho about 70km from the city to embark The Jahan boutique ship. You will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the ship cruises along the Mekong River. You can firstly unwind by bathing in the fading sunset on your private balcony, or spending time on taking a rest at the lounge. On arriving at Cai Be, the cruise drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide. Later, dinner will be served and overnight in Cai Be.

Day 2 – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc

Your new day will begin with a revitalizing Tai Chi exercise on the sun deck and enjoy the sun’s gentle light. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. The second day will be full of discovering tours in Cai Be and life in Mekong River Delta. It starts with a visit to tumultuous and vivid Cai Be Floating Market. You travel here by a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During tour, apart from admiring breathtaking landscapes along the river and ingesting the rustic life on Mekong Delta, you have a chance to observe how local specialties are made such as rice paste, rice cookies, coconut candies, and fried longan fruit. After passing by canals, you head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before coming back to the cruise for lunch. In the afternoon, the Jahan cruises to Sa Dec. When reaching Sa Dec, you will embark a traditional sampan to travel to Binh Thanh Island and its manmade canals. Then, you are taken to Chau Doc in the evening. The ship will dock midstream and overnight near Chau Doc.

Ho Chi Minh city via The Independent

Day 3 – Chau Doc (Border Crossing) – Phnom Penh

High Water

Due to high water in the Mekong Delta between July and December, you will discover the border town of Tan Chau. Then, you continue traveling to Tan Chau Pier, disembark here and sightsee around the vivid local market with lots of unique regional products, and then come back to the vessel. By mid-afternoon, the Jahan will cruise to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. During this time, you can relax on board, and broaden your culinary skills with exciting cooking classes, or explore the ship with virtuous Cruise Director. You also can take all three experiences. After hours of cruising, you will approach a new country and squeeze new adventures. You will stay overnight near Phnom Penh.

Low Water

Reaching Chau Doc, the fish sanctuary of Vietnam, you will begin your day by having breakfast at the Viceroy Dining Hall or in your private balcony. Then, take a short excursion in Chau Doc which has sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities, and borders Cambodia. You will go strolling a colorful local market near an ancient temple. Then, you will take a trip to the quay where you will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating villages and rustic catfish farms and learn exciting things about the breeding of Basa fish in the Mekong Delta. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. By mid-afternoon, the Jahan will cruise to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. During this time, you can relax on board, and broaden your culinary skills with exciting cooking classes, or explore the ship with virtuous Cruise Director. You also can take all three experiences. After hours of cruising, you will approach a new country and squeeze new adventures. You will stay overnight near Phnom Penh.

Day 4 – Phnom Penh

In the fourth day, you will have tours around Phnom Penh which used to be the Paris of Oriental. In spite of rapidly being developed, the city remains its rustic but luxury charm. After having breakfast, you will be introduced Cambodian history, and then visit the bustling and fascinating city. You will pop in Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda where you have a chance to contemplate the outstanding Khmer craft at National Museum. After lunch, you will drop by Genocide Museum and the Killing Field in town. Later, you will come back to the ship and take rest in your cabin. You can enjoy delicious cocktails, enjoy Apsara dance performance, and admire brilliance of culture with beautiful traditional music on the sundeck before having a BBQ dinner. You stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 5 – Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham

The cruise will depart in the early morning from Phnom Penh for Chong Koh Silk Weaving Village. Then, you will return to the ship, continue the cruise, and pass peaceful villages in Mekong. You will visit rural Angkor Ban Village where you will be driven back a hundred years to an era unsullied by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic and made by hand without any concrete. In addition, you will be overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth and friendliness of the villagers. You can take part in many interesting daily activities with the locals. Later, you are back to the Ship to cruise towards and stay overnight in Kampong Cham.

Day 6 – Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey

In the morning time, you will embark on a land journey to Wat Hanchey, a pre-Angkorian temple. You either take a motor-taxi or climb 291 steps to the top. You will have a chance to savor the majestic and breath-taking views of Mekong River and scenes in Cambodia. You even are enticed by light banter with some of the monks in the area. You will return to the cruise to join a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks. If the tide is favorable, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a surprise sojourn in the cruise’s zodiacs (inflatable boats) to the nearby bank to swim in the tea-colored Mekong River. Then, you will have dinner during cruising towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple. On the way back to the Jahan, we will visit an orphanage. Along the way, we will have to maneuver a 2-kilometer rickety bamboo bridge. Overnight cruise to Kampong Chhnang

Phnom Penh via Best Price

Day 7 – Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhang

In the early morning, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle River which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. You will be greeted by raucous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle River. Then, you approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water-world” where everything is on stilts balanced on water rich soil – it is an amazing sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck. You will take a motorboat excursion to the landing, followed by a short bus trip to visit Aundaung Russey Village. Then, you will visit the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region. You come back to the ship for lunch whilst cruising to Tonle River. In the evening, a lavish dinner will be served. Later, you have change to join dancing performance to jiggle the Cambodian way with staff doubling up as dance instructors. Overnight in Kampong Chhnang

Day 8 – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap

On the last day, you will have a chance to admire the great lake in Cambodia as well as the largest freshwater lake in Asia. You will enjoy the stillness of the water and the serenity on the way to Siem Reap. The Jahan Cruise will end as reaching this city of fabulous Angkor temple complex. You will have a farewell to the cruise as the journey ends. The cruise will cross the Tonle Lake at dawn and disembark at the Siem Reap Port at 9:00 am for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town. (Breakfast is served)

General Inclusions

All cruises include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking), taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues, transfers in from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa. Food and beverages includes full board. Mineral water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day. Fresh fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.

General Exclusions

Port tax  (levied by Burmese Port authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice). Crew gratuities and fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions), Credit card fees (3%), banking fees and high season surcharges

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