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Discover Mekong Delta from Chau Doc to Saigon with Rv Jayavarman 3 Days and 2 Nights

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Chau Doc - Cai Be

"Taste of aqua cultural life"

Welcome to the circus of fish. 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. Stroll through a silk waving village and observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms; a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation.

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.

By late-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off, heading towards Cai Be. Attend a wheel house biking class along the way, and in the evening enjoy a Welcome Cocktail in the Funnel Bar and Lounge.
 

Day 2: Cai Be

"Vietnamese inventiveness"

Today's tour starts with the visit of Cai Be's colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan, the Cai Be Princess. Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. 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 gothic 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, hop on a bike or take a stroll along the winding canals of this peaceful village to experience it first hand. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the descendants of the former imperial residents and listen to the family story. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise with a Farewell Dinner on the Sun Deck while heading towards Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon

"The Sea of Mangrves"

Your cruise with The Jayavarman comes to a close as the ship winds its way to Saigon through the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. During the Vietnam War, it had been destroyed, but amazingly the 75 hectares have come back to life through reforestation efforts. Disembark at 10:00 and continue your journey in the buzzing city of Saigon.

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Prices

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Cabin
01 Jun - 05 Oct
Double

Single

Superior

 530

790

Deluxe

620

920

Royal Suite

660

990

 

 

Note:
  • Peak season surcharge - 250 USD for the New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per cabin.
  • Extra bed supplement - 70% off on regular cruise price (price per cabin). Extra beds are available in Deluxe rooms only.
  • Single occupancy - 25% off on regular cruise price.
Include:
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, pilots, port dues
  • Full board
  • Welcome and farewell dinner, mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast
  • Transfers in Siem Reap from or to the meeting point
Not Include
  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodian Port
  • Authority Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Fuel surcharges if available

RV Jayavarman Information

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 and junior suites with floor to ceiling panoramic sliding glass doors onto a private French balcony offer privacy and matchless luxury.

As the sun slowly sets...Step out on to your private balcony...sip on your drink and become part of the river life unfolding around you.

Life Aboard:

Start your day on the Mekong with Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Or bathe in the rays of dawn shining through your balcony as you lay in bed. A journey full of reverberating sights, colors and sounds awaits you. Whether it is a refreshing sundowner drink at the lounge or a pampering time at the "Apsara" beauty salon, this is a time for reflection and relaxation. When night falls, dancers perform and dinner is served. The ship changes hue at night and the staff emerge the following morning in their exquisite Cambodian traditional outfit.
 

Cruise Features:

 

Built: 2009
Vessels Registry:Vietnam
Type of Vessel:River and sea going vessel (20 nautical miles)
Length:58 m
Beam:11 m
Draft:1.6 m
Decks:4 - Main Deck, Upper Deck, Terrace Deck, Sun Deck
Gross tonnage:700 tons
Cruising speed:10 nautical knots
Electricity:220 volts
Engines:2 Mitsubishi 500 HP Marine Engines
Generator:2 x 180 KVA Cummins and 1 x 65 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Water:Reverse osmosis and UV water treatment plant
Safety:Radio Comm., Radar, GPS, PA system, satellite phone, life jackets, life rafts, fire hydrants, flares and signals; fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin.
Crew:40 (Cambodian hotel staff, Vietnamese crew)
Hull design:Charming replica of the famous 1930s cruise liner "Normandie"
Exterior Design:French colonial / art nouveau
Interior Design:Indochine style / French colonial style with Khmer artifacts
Accommodation: Up to 65 guests
Cabins 2 Suites / 11 Deluxe Staterooms / 14 Superior Staterooms
Cabin Features See Deck Plan

 

Cabins:

 

Superior State Room: Located on the Main Deck with a balcony, ensuring light to the cabin all day long. Each Superior Stateroom is individually decorated.

 

Deluxe State Room: Located on the Upper Deck with a balcony. Each Deluxe Stateroom is decorated in a unique Indochine way.
 

Royal Junior Suite "Bao Dai": 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.

 

Royal Junior Suite "Khmer": 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.

 

Club 1930 Funnel Lounge & Bar: Enjoy our locally brewed drinks and cocktails, while listening to original, soul soothing music. "Club 1930": Spacious, airy, while exhibiting pure luxury and timeless decor.

 

Sun Deck: Unwind and relieve yourself from worldly tensions, by getting a classic Vietnamese massage, as you gaze at the stars, while the South Eastern sun rays create warmth and comfort around you.

 

Apsara Spa: Located on the Main Deck, "Apsara" Beauty and Wellness Spa is all about giving you an upscale South Asian experience, entirely dedicated to your well being.
That Exquisite feeling is guaranteed.

 

Ports of Call:

 

From the well known to the rarely visited our ports of call include:

Saigon
Multifaceted city, traditional and modern has retained the joie de vivre that makes it so charming and attractive

Cai Be
Bustling floating market with a Catholic Cathedral backdrop

Chau Doc
Deep in the Mekong delta, experience Vietnam's fish farmings capital by boat and cyclo.

Phnom Penh
Explore the "Pearl of Asia" famous for its charm, historical treasures & striking Royal Khmer and French Colonial architecture

Kampong Cham
Rarely visited provincial capital, encounter monks in saffron robes, pagodas & stunning hilltop temples

Siem Reap
Home of the World's largest city in the 13th century and its greatest Temple - Angkor Wat, our final destinations

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