Jahan - Saigon to Phnom Penh Cruise

Explore two fascinating destinations in South-East Asia within 4-days. Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh, witness local villagers in Vietnam and Khmer communities in Cambodia while discovering the stunning Mekong Delta. Enjoy delicious food and experience excellent service aboard the Jahan.

The Jahan is the newest member of the Mekong River Boat Collection and a baby brother to the famous Jayavarman. The new flagship brings river cruising on the Mekong River into an innovative realm. The singular touches of a luxury boutique hotel, the leisurely pace of a river cruise, and the opportunity to gain new experiences. The cruise liner offers distinctive British Indian colonial design, concierge desk, private shore excursions with a tour assistant and the largest stateroom balconies on Indo-china's waterways: 30-50m². The Jahan is a floating sanctuary for couples and small groups.

Jahan Saigon to Phnom Penh 4D3N

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to My Tho
Your journey starts in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where you will travel 70 kilometers (44 miles) south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique ship. You will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the Ship steadily glides along the Mekong. Bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a short briefing at the lounge. Later, a delicious welcome dinner awaits you. When approaching Cai Be, the ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide.

Meals included: D

Day 2: Cruise from Cai Be to Sa Dec & Chau Doc
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 a colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan, which is a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow you to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon you cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, you 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 fiber floor mats and rattan baskets. You then board the ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. The boat will moor midstream overnight.

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 3: Border crossing into Cambodia
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. Visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where you will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating villages and rustic catfish farms. 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 towards 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 your impeccable cruise director. "The Highway Blues" beckon as you float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship's engine. After hours of cruising, you will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures.

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 4: Cruise to Phnom Penh
Off you 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 at 10am.

Meals included: B

Please note: Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we will do our utmost to stick to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.


Inclusions:
• All sightseeing tour services as detailed in the above itinerary
• English speaking local guide
• All accommodation on board Jahan based on 1 sharing a room
• All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary
• All local boat trips
• All meals as detailed in the above itinerary (B = Breakfast - L = Lunch - D = Dinner)

Exclusions:
• Services not detailed in the above itinerary
• Transfers at arrival / departure port
• International flights
• Vietnam or Cambodian Visa fees
• Any airport taxes
• Expenditure of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Any payment / money transfer charges 

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