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Chau Doc - Saigon with RV The Jahan 3 Days/2 Nights

Life Aboard

Jahan Mekong CruiseThe 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.
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.
 

About RV The Jahan

  • First boutique style river cruise liner
  • Distinctive British Indian colonial theme design
  • Cruise concierge desk and private shore excursions with a tour assistant
  • Jahan Mekong CruiseLargest balcony staterooms on Indo-china’s waterways 30 - 50m2
  • A floating sanctuary for couples and small groups
  • A floating sanctuary for couples and small groups
  • Highest staff-cabin

Signature Activities

  • Helping Hands - Healing Hearts
  • Educational & Lecture-Club: art, social, hu-manitarian, ethnology
  • Mode of transport: Ox cart, cyclo, sampan, bicycle, dinghy
  • Khmer cooking class
  • Early Bird Tai Chi class
  • Gymnasium, steam bath and pool deck
  • Pool deck barbeque dinner
  • Private dinner at the Observatory

Public Guest Areas

  • Relaxed Elegance, Colonial Style
  • British East India Company‖ colonial theme cruise liner
  • Lobby Lounge, Reception, Observatory, Boutique, Spa
  • Wifi library with laptops, Ipods, DVD players, Infomedia-
  • Kiosk
  • Jahan Mekong CruisePool deck, gymnasium and steam bath
  • Food & Beverage Outlets:
  • Private Balcony Prosecco-Breakfast
  • High Tea at the Observatory
  • Funnel Bar with Sundowner drinks and snacks a la carte
  • Viceroy dining hall with Western cuisine, also enjoy Khmer and Vietnamese specialties
  • Barbeque at the Pool Deck
  • Private dinner at the Observatory

Fact & Figures

  • Built: 2010/11
  • Vessels Registry: Vietnam
  • Type of Vessel: River vessel
  • Length: 70 m
  • Beam: 12.5 m
  • Draft: 1.7 m
  • Decks: 4 - lower, main, upper, pool deck
  • Gross tonnage: 950 tons
  • Cruising speed: 12 nautical knots
  • Crew: 40 (Cambodian and Vietnamese Crew)

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May - Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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Maintenance
7, 21
4, 18
1, 15, 29
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Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be “The Sea of Mangroves” (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 a refreshing welcome drink 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 to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide
 

Day 2: Cai Be - Chau Doc "Vietnamese inventiveness” (B, L, D)

The day – in fact everyday - starts with an invigorating tai-chi lesson on the sundeck, just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan*. During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The cruise will halt intermittenly 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 lunch. In the afternoon we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan* 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. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. The Ship will moor midstream overnight.

*sampan – a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat.

Day 3: Chau Doc - border crossing “Taste of aqua cultural life” (B)

Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc. 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 villages and rustic catfish farms. We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand followed by a shore excursion to the local Cham Muslim community village. This marks the end of your journey with the Ship, however it is only the beginning of your journey with Indochina. Then, it is back to the ship for disembarkation at 12:00 noon

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May - Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1: Chau Doc - Sa Dec (L, D)

Welcome to the circus of fish. Embark the ship at 7:30 am and 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 late afternoon, we will set off for Sa Dec.

 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho (B, L, D)

We arrive in Sa Dec late at night and the following morning, we embark a traditional sampan* 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 onboard, 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 remains unknown to many people. The cruise will halt intermittenly 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 cruise.
*sampan – a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat.

 

Day 3: My Tho - Saigon (B)

Our cruise on the magnificent cruise liner comes to an end as the ship 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 9:00 am and we join the transfer to madding crowd of Saigon.

Price per person in US$
Cabin
01 Jan - 31 Mar 01 Apr - 30 Apr 01 Jun - 05 Oct 06 Oct - 19 Oct 20 Oct - 31 Dec
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
Superior

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560

835

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-

-

-

Deluxe

-

-

-

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655

980

-

-

-

-

Signature

-

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735

1100

-

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-

-

Suite

-

-

-

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765

1145

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-

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

Trip Included:

  • 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

Trip Excluded:

  • Infants below the age of 4 years may sleep in their parent's cabin at no extra charge but parents are to provide their own baby food.
  • Children aged 4 – 12 years: 30 % adult charge.

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