Vietnam & Cambodia

[Jayavarman Cruise] Serenity Cruise: Siem reap – Phnom Penh 4 Days | 3 nights

Boat: Jayavarman Cruise  
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Destinations: Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Tonle Sap - Phnom Penh
From: $1425/person
 
Day 1 : Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang (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 lakes in the world and is a home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare – and endangered – feathered life.
  • At noon, we gather at the meeting point followed by a transfer to the boutique Ship. The ever-smiling crew welcomes us with unbridled warmth. A refreshing welcome drink awaits us followed by a buffet lunch on the Ship.
  • Then, it is a relaxing afternoon as the Ship glides along the water. Dinner is served at Dining Hall. Enjoy a spectacular experience on the Sundeck as we bathe in the glow of the moon and the radiance of the stars. The Ship will anchor midstream on the Tonle Sap River.
Day 2 : Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
  • Every day, our journey will start with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson at the Sundeck just as the sun begins its slow rise. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird. Before dawn, the Ship sets sail across the Tonle River; we see spectacular marshlands floating along the river banks of the Kampong Chhnang province.
  • The afternoon cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle Sap River. Here, the river is so narrow that we can be greeted by kids waving enthusiastically at us from the banks.
  • Follow a short bus trip to the see the Khmer-styled pottery. We then embark 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 in the afternoon before being introduced to the Heritage Line pro bono “literacy project”. Overnight stayed in Kampong Cham.
Day 3 : Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (B, L, D)
  • We will wake up in the early morning after an overnight cruising, truly energized to embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Travelers can either take a motor-taxi or climb 303 steps to the top. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, the temple 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.
  • 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. Overnight stayed at midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 4 : Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B)
  • Your journey with the floating sanctuary has come to an end, but will not be forgotten. Disembark after breakfast and head into the city of Phnom Penh to further discover its culture and history. Breakfast is included.

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.Meals are included full board. Soft drink, local beer, house wine by glass, fruit juices, tea/ coffee and water are included and available at all time.

Exclude

  • Port tax per passenger of USD 68 (levied by Port authorities).
  • Crew gratuities (USD 8-10 per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Cambodia/ Vietnam Visa (Cambodian visa on arrival is available on Upstream cruise at current estimated fee USD 39)
  • Fuel surcharges if any. 
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • The maintenance periods are: May & June 2015
  • Peak season surcharge at USD 183 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas (Lost Civilization cruise 8D/7N: Dec 23 & 30, 2017; Serenity cruise 5D/4N: Dec 30, 2017; Pearl of The Orient 4D/3N: Dec 30, 2017)

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