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8 Days Rv Jahan Cruise from Siem Reap to Saigon (H)
Rv Jahan Cruise 8 Days Downstream High Water itinerary from Siem Reap to Saigon

Rv Jahan Cruise 8 Days Downstream High Water itinerary from Siem Reap to Saigon

8 days
Cruise:
Rv Jahan Mekong Cruise
Tour code:
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Good For: Family, Couple, Honeymooner who enjoy luxury Jahan Cruise and stunning scenery along the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Named after the famous Indian emperor Shah Jahan, the vessel brings in it a romantic soul and love of art and luxury in a boutique design. With modern comfort and distinctive British Indian colonial theme that evokes the opulent like a Maharajah Palace, it provides 26 cabins on two decks with the largest private balconies on Indochina waterways. Jahan cruise will take you through Vietnam’s rural landscapes of lush rice paddies, tangled fruit orchards to Cambodia’s mystical temples. Soaking in the Jacuzzi on pool deck or taking part in shore excursions, no matter what you choose, this is a floating sanctuary ideally for couples and small groups.  

Fact sheet
  • Passenger cabins: 26
  • Length: 70 m
  • Beam: 12.5m 
  • Draft: 1.7m 
  • Decks : 4
  • Gross tonnage: 950 tons
  • Speed: 12 nautical knots 
  • Crew: 40 (International)
  • Registry: Vietnam
  • Build: 2011
Cabin Types and facilities
4 room types: 12 Superior cabins, 08 Deluxe cabins, 04 Signature Suite & 02 Indian Suites Cabins
 
Superior Staterooms
Bed Types: Double or Twin Beds
Area: 30 sq.m
Location: Main Deck with Private Balcony
 
Deluxe staterooms
Bed Types: Double or Twin Beds
Area: 30 sq.m
Location: Upper Deck with Private Balcony
Features: Flower & fruit basket, Common Facilities
 
Signature Suite
Bed Types: Double or Twin Beds
Area: 35 sq.m
Location: Main Deck, Upper Deck with Private Balcony
Features: Flower & fruit basket, Jacuzzi, TV & DVD Player, Champagne, Common Facilities
 
Indian Suite
Bed Types: Double or bed
Area: 51 sq.m
Location: Upper Deck with Private Balcony
Features: Complimentary mini bar (daily replenished with your favorite drinks, chosen from the drinks menu)

All cabins are equipped with Hot water kettle (Tea) and Espresso machine (Pads), Hair-dryer, Bedside controls including air-conditioning, light and music. Shower, Toilet, In-house Telephone, Complimentary Drinking Water, Mini bar, Slippers, Wardrobe, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, Bathrobe, En-suite Bathroom, Beauty mirror, Sofa, luggage rack, 4.5m2 balcony with table and chairs. 

Restaurant & meals

Meals
Breakfast: Buffet-style or you can choose to have breakfast served on the balcony
Lunch: Buffet-style
Dinner: two option of either set menu or buffet.
During the cruise, enjoy a wonderful combination of Asian and Western cuisine. Vegetarian dishes are also offered – please order directly with our executive chef. Menus comprise of the best quality local products consisting of exotic fruits, organic vegetables, fish and prawns that give you a real taste of the lands Vietnam and Cambodia you journey through. Let us know up front if any special diets requested.  
 
Restaurant
An air-conditioned indoor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering buffet or set menu.
We cater for vegetarians or diets upon request. Dinner time will vary. Please refer to the detailed program. The bell will be rung to get your attention when lunch or dinner is ready.
Learn the culinary delights of Khmer-Vietnamese cuisine at our cooking demonstration on board 

Beverage​

Drinks
Freshly coffee, tea and fruit juices are complimentary during breakfast (unless if it is through room service).

Iced mineral water as complementary from the jug that is filled from bottled mineral water. Before or during shore excursions, bottled mineral water will be handed out. All other drinks will be put on your ship board account. When you take daily excursion, please avoid all ice, ice cream, crushed sugar cane, salads or fruit skins sold by vendors that we hardly control the safety
 
In room dining room service
Room dining menu in your cabin offers an excellent range of room service meals and beverages. Room service is open from 6.00 am till 10.00 pm at night. The bill will be charged to your ship board account. We will cater your private in-room meal at the room balcony if you wish. 

Wine
A wide range of quality wines are on offers at the Lounge & Bar and the Restaurant. The bill will be charged to your cabin number. Wine is also served in-room and then you can return any unfinished bottle to the waiter and consume it another day.

Bar & Lounge – 160m2
Enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks a la carte while cruising through ever-changing scenery. It is open from 6 am till the last guest leaves.
Pre-dinner cocktails, briefings and lectures, movie nights and documentaries. Features tasting workshops - tea, coffee, spirits (local brands) and all kinds of fruit.

Services & Entertainment

Service
-          Reception: Entrance area at the lobby lounge
-          Booking Service, Please contact our front desk for after cruise hotel bookings, reconfirmations, tours and pick up services.
-          Cruise concierge: Multimedia concierge desk located at the observatory
-          Money Exchange: small amounts of the Euro and Australian Dollar into US Dollar or Vietnamese Dong. Please note that the US Dollar is widely accepted in Cambodia but not in Vietnam.
-          US dollar by cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa).
-          The bills exceeding US$ 25 can be settled by credit card. Traveller cheques are not accepted
-          Burn CDs If your camera card memory is full, we’ll you our CD burning service for free.
-          Contact the reception regarding to Lost & Found For lost and found items
 
Batteries
-          Power adaptors/Batteries Power adaptors are available. You can buy our batteries at the reception and also accept used ones for environmentally sound disposal.
 
Excursion 
o    Daily program, excursions and dinning time are hung up next to the reception area
o    Detailed itinerary for the following day will be updated and placed in your cabin one day before
o    The bell is rung five minutes prior to the excursion, gather at the Lobby Lounge and keep your key at the reception before you leave the ship.
o    Gymnasium: Bicycles, treadmill and Work-out center
 
Spa & Massage 
o    Spa: Experience Asian spa packages, and beauty treatments at the treating rooms, you also can book a foot massage on the sundeck or in the privacy of your balcony. Please
o    Pool: Pool/Jacuzzi 2.5 x 5 meter, located on terrace deck with outdoor shower and sun beds
o    Wheelhouse deck: Sun beds with a view – on top of the wheelhouse
Please check the daily program before booking your spa treatments to avoid missing out on any excursion.
 
The Boutique Shop
o    Boutique shop: Clothes, souvenir, a collection of magazines, literature, toiletries, travel items, postcards, handicraft and amenities shop located in the lounge
 
The Lobby Lounge & Art Gallery  
Our air-conditioned library is well stocked with books, magazines, music, videos and games. The Lobby
Lounge and Art Gallery also features briefings, lectures and movie nights.
 
Sun Deck
Enjoy the cruise on the sun deck whilst soaking in the balmy rays of the Southeast Asian sun. Enhance the sunny experience with a drink in hand. Come and foster a calm and tranquil mind with our morning Tai Chi classes. A moving form of yoga and meditation combined, Tai Chi animates the body and provides a practical avenue for balance, alignment and a perfect rhythm of movement. 

Launch 2011
High Water Program (approx. between July and December)
Day 1: Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang (Meals: 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.
Include lunch and dinner. The ship moors overnight in the river or on the lake.
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham (Meals: B,L,D)
Every morning, you greet a new day 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”.
Overnight in The RV Jahan Cruise in Kampong Cham.
Day 3: Kampong Cham - Wat (Meals: 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. Travellers 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 tea coloured 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!
Include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight midstream near Phnom Penh
Day 4: Phnom Penh (Meals: 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. Include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 5: Phnom Penh - Border Crossing (Meals: B,L,D)
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. The ship moors midstream overnight.
Day 6: Chau Doc - Sa Dec (Meals: 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 middle 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.
Include 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 Jahan Cruise
Day 7: Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho (Meals: 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 breath-taking 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.
Include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight in My Tho
Day 8: My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (Meals: 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. Include breakfast

Package Prices ($) (From 01/01 To 31/03)

Tour packageDoubleSingle 
Superior$5,987$4,491Book a pack
Deluxe$7,248$5,436Book a pack
Signature$7,902$5,927Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 01/04 To 30/04)

Tour packageDoubleSingle 
Superior$4,655$3,491Book a pack
Deluxe$5,470$4,103Book a pack
Signature$6,143$4,607Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 01/05 To 30/09)

Tour packageDoubleSingle 
Superior$3,729$2,797Book a pack
Deluxe$4,383$3,287Book a pack
Signature$4,921$3,691Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 01/10 To 14/10)

Tour packageDoubleSingle 
Superior$4,655$3,491Book a pack
Deluxe$5,470$4,103Book a pack
Signature$6,143$4,607Book a pack

Package Prices ($) (From 14/10 To 30/12)

Tour packageDoubleSingle 
Superior$5,987$4,491Book a pack
Deluxe$7,248$5,436Book a pack
Signature$7,902$5,927Book a pack

What's included

  • All cruises include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues, transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa. 
  • Food and beverages includes full board. 
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day.
  • Fresh fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.

What's excluded

  • Port tax per passenger of USD65 (levied by Vietnamese Port authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice). 
  • Crew gratuities (USD8-10 per passenger/day are recommended) and fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions).
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