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Saigon Phnom Penh Tour by Jahan Cruise 4 Days/3 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 2011
in 2012
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
1, 15, 29
12, 26
12, 26
9
4, 18
2, 16, 30
13, 27
10, 24
8, 22
5, 19
3, 17, 31
14, 28
11, 25
10, 24
7

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 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, L, D)

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Indochine Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. Brace yourself 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. Then, it is back to the ship for a mouth-watering lunch. By mid-afternoon, the cruise liner will make its way to the border for Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It is an opportune time to relax on-board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director. Or, better yet, do all three. “The Highway Blues” beckon as we float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship’s engine. After hours of cruising, we will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures..

 

Day 4: Phnom Penh “Pearl of the East” (B)

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

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
11, 25
8, 22
7, 21 4, 18 13, 27 11, 25 8, 22 5, 19 3, 17, 31 14, 28 12, 26

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 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, L, D)

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Indochine Dining Hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony. Brace yourself 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. Then, it is back to the ship for a mouth-watering lunch. By mid-afternoon, the cruise liner will make its way to the border for Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It is an opportune time to relax on-board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable Cruise Director. Or, better yet, do all three. “The Highway Blues” beckon as we float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship’s engine. After hours of cruising, we will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures..

 

Day 4: Phnom Penh “Pearl of the East” (B)

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

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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

Trip Excluded:

  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodian Port
  • Authority Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Fuel surcharges if available

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