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Siem Reap - Saigon Port 8 days 7 Nights on Jayavarman Cruise

“The Jayavarman” – a floating sanctuary of style and space

 

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” is Indochina’s first of its kind boutique style river cruise liner and offers uncompromising luxury on 800 m² public space including 4 decks.
The guest accommodation consists of 27 expansive and carefully designed staterooms with floor to ceiling panoramic sliding glass doors onto a private French balcony offer privacy and matchless luxury.
- Superior Stateroom
Located on the Main Deck with a balcony, ensuring light to the cabin all day long. Each Superior Stateroom is individually decorated.
- Deluxe Stateroom
Located on the Upper Deck with a balcony. Each Deluxe Stateroom is decorated in a unique Indochine way.
- “Bao Dai” Signature Stateroom
Located on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony. The Royal Junior Suite is expansively elegant and designed to perfection. Fusing traditional Vietnamese / French colonial style interior design.
- “Jayavarman” Signature Stateroom
Located as well on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony. This Royal Junior Suite has its own unique identity and character. Experience that home away from home satisfaction.
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Sun Deck
1.1 Sun beds
1.2 Massage parlor, shower & day bed
Terrace Deck
2.1 ”Indochine” indoor restaurant
2.2 ”Club 1930″ Funnel Bar & Lounge        terrace
2.3 Wheelhouse & observation platform
Upper Deck
3.1 Deluxe Cabins
3.2 Signature Cabins
3.3 ”Henry Mouhot” lounge, observatory & library
3.4 ”L’extreme Orient” boutique shop
Main Deck
4.1 Superior Cabins & balcony
4.2 ”Apsara” Beauty & Wellness Spa
4.3 Crew area
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Amenities at a glance
• Private balconies with floor to ceiling sliding doors are a special feature
• Stylish bathroom with double vanity and glass shower cabin
• Personal mini bar
• Safe deposit box
• In-house phone
• In-suite temperature controls
• Bath robe, slippers, hair dryer
On board services
• Daily newspaper in English and German
• 24 hours room service
• I-Pod rental
• Turndown service and daily presents
• Laundry service
• 24 – hour security
• IDD at the reception
• Doctor on call
• Library with books, arts literature, music and games
• Boutique shop with magazines, literature, toiletries, travel items, clothes and handicrafts
Social areas and facilities
• Lobby, observatory with binoculars, boutique, dining room, Funnel Bar & Lounge, Sun Deck and bridge platform.
• F&B outlets: dining room, breakfast deck, Funnel Bar and Lounge
• Library with internet workstation
• Reception & boutique
• Massage and beauty oasis (in-/outdoor)
• Luggage store facility

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Day 1: Siem Reap – Kampong Chhnang (L/D)
The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving love and life to this nation. The Tonle Sap has more fish than any other lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life. At 12.00h (noon), we gather at the meeting point followed by a quick transfer to the boutique Ship. The ever-smiling crew welcomes us with unbridled warmth. A refreshing welcome drink awaits us followed by a sumptuous lunch on the Ship. Then, it is a lazy afternoon as the ship glides along the water. Dinner is at Dining Hall. Enjoy a spectacular experience on the sun deck as we bathe in the glow of the moon and the radiance of the stars.
Including lunch and dinner. The ship moors overnight in the river or on the lake.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang (B/L/D)
The day – in fact everyday – starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck, just as the sun begins its slow rise. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. Before dawn, the ship sets sail across the Tonle Lake. As the ship is about to exit the lake, we see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of Kampong Chhnang province.
The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle River, which narrows through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. Here, the river is very narrow and we are greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks. Follow a short bus trip to the see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. We then embark on a truly marvellous motorboat excursion from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region before reaching Kampong Cham in the evening. Further down the river we take part in an ox cart rally before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono “literacy project”.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Kampong Cham.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3: Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey  (B/L/D)
We will wake up in the small hours of the 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 291 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers one of the most breath-taking views in Cambodia. Built in the 8th century, this ancient structure, together with a bigger and newer addition underscores the superb architecture of the Chenla Empire which predates the mighty Angkor temple complex. 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.
When the tide allows, we will enjoy a surprise sojourn in our zodiacs (inflatable boats) to the nearby bank to swim in the teacoloured Mekong river, an experience that will, no doubt, dominate dinner conversations in the weeks to come. 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. On the way back to the Ship, we will visit an orphanage. Along the way, we will have to maneuver a 2-kilometer rickety bamboo bridge. Our sense of balance lies in the balance!
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 4: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. After breakfast, we will be captivated by a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. This will be followed by a city tour of this dynamic, historical capital city of Cambodia which has managed to preserve huge slices of its French colonial allure. Sightseeing in the morning will include visiting the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Genocide museum and the Killing Field in town. Be prepared to be heart wrenched by this stark reminder of the genocide that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.
We go back to the Ship after our museum visit. A variety of cocktails will be served followed by a traditional Apsara dance performance on board. Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque on the sun deck. It is indeed a truly marvellous experience, dining in the open with the stars and the moon as our companions.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 5: Saigon - My Tho (B/L/D) Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (Border Crossing)
The cruise liner then sets sail for a lazy day of cruising along the main Mekong Channel. As this is an international shipping route, you will witness large commercial ships plying this route. Later, in the afternoon, we set off to the Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork. As the process tends to take some time, we bask in the glow of the afternoon sun on the sun deck, pamper ourselves silly at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ship moors midstream overnight.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 6: Chau Doc – Sa Dec (B/L/D)
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. We begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. We will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. 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 market and rustic catfish farms. We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. In the mid afternoon, we will set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden to see the boat building yard and canals. We will cross a monkey bridge and see chili, corn and beetle nut plantations amongst other vegetable fields. Then gather at the family’s house to taste tea with honey with local delicacies and fruits before back to the ship to set off for Sa Dec in the late afternoon.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Sa Dec.
Note: Due to high water in the Mekong Delta between July and December the following program applies:
This morning, you will start your excursion on a local boat (sampan) and discover the border town of Tan Chau. 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.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 7: Saigon - My Tho (B/L/D)

In the morning, we embark a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat) to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets.
After lunch on board, the Ship arrives in Cai Be. The tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market where traders gather in a cacophonous congregation. During the languid ride, we discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The evergreen islands along the Mekong River remain unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the Ship for dinner. We then board the ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on the terrace deck.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in My Tho.

Overnight on the Jayavarman Cruise

Day 8: My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Our magnificent cruiser winds its way to My Tho, approximately 70km south of Saigon on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to a close. But the memories and the friendships made on board linger on for a lot longer.
We disembark at around 8.30h and we join the transfer to the madding crowd of Saigon. Drop off will be at the meeting point in Saigon.
Including breakfast.

General Inclusions
All cruises include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking), taxes, fuel, river pilots, transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap 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.
Exclusions
Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 1,365,000 VND (levied by the Cambodian port authority and port taxes appear on our invoice). Crew gratuities (105,000 VND per passenger/day are recommended).
Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/567,000 VND).
Fuel surcharges if any

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Superior Cabin

Cabin size: 21.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

14 Superior Staterooms.
Located on the Main Deck with a balcony.

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
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Deluxe Stateroom

Cabin size: 24.0 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm) or Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

11 Deluxe Staterooms.

Located on the Upper Deck with a balcony.

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
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Signature Stateroom

Cabin size: 26.0 m2
Bed size: Queen size bed (180 x 200 cm)

2 Signature Staterooms.
Located on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony.

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • has Balcony
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
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