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MEKONG RIVER CRUISE/ Cambodia - Vietnam /4Days – 3Nights

 

A Mekong cruise that modules the diversity of the rich, local and evergreen life of the Mekong Delta. The cruise gives a full insight on the Mekong at its last “meters” before the ocean and displays the importance of the delta to Vietnam and all other countries where the river flows through. Like pearls on a rope you will collect all your memories of this fascinating route, from workshops to lush orchid gardens and peaceful villages as well as experience deeply local lifestyle and their friendliness. A cruise of “the” magic therapeutic Mekong River cruise moments!

The sample program below is 3-nights upstream cruise between Saigon and Phnom Penh. The vice versa route from Phnom Penh to Saigon will be operated depends on high or low water levels.

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Embarkation

Highlights

Sightseeing local lifestyle & sceneries along river, such as Catholic French church and manufacturing of traditional crafts  

Gourmet

Lunch – Afternoon tea break – Dinner

 

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc

Highlights

Experience floating market, visit local workshops of rice & coconut products. Take sampan trip to untouched island, immerge local lifestyle by wandering through the village, process handicraft of ratt making, exchange with warm host…

Activities

Tai Chi class, “Life on the Mekong Delta” presentation, nightly cinema 

Gourmet

Breakfast – Lunch – BBQ Dinner

 

Day 3: Chau Doc – Cross Border – Phnom Penh

Highlights

Visit local market by “xeloi” and boat trip to floating houses and fish farm.

Activities

Freely disembark the cruise after dinner to discover Phnom Penh local lifestyle or have a drink in one of the numerous bars

Gourmet

Breakfast – Lunch – BBQ Dinner

 

Day 4: Disembarkation

After breakfast, check out your room and farewell to your cruise

Gourmet: Breakfast

ALL-INCLUSIVE PROMOTION PACKGE PRICES

  • Double/twin shared Superior cabin: US$735 per person
  • Double/twin shared Deluxe cabin: US$849 per person
  • Double/twin shared Signature cabin: US$988 per person

 

DATE OF DEPATURE & ROUTE

  • 14th Jul 2018 (cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh)
  • 29th Aug 2018 (cruise from Phnom Penh to Saigon)

 

Contact info@ciaotravels.com for detailed itinerary and pre and post tours and services

 

FEATURED CRUISE

Jayavarman cruise - A story for a god king

 

Inspired by the serenity and artistry associated with this great Khmer monarch, The Jayavarman’s design was also influenced by the French cruise liner Normandie, which launched in 1935. Traveling between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Riep the Jayavarman marries the art deco charm of 1930’s France with the romance of Indochina. Measuring   57.8   meters   from   bow to stern, the Jayavarman holds 27 elegantly decorated cabins.

Thanks to its intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings, this impressive cruise ship resembles a floating art gallery, giving reminded of the local arts and culture.

With three-and-a-half decks the Jayavarman is as spacious as it is beautiful. You can admire Khmer artifacts in the Henry Mouhot Lounge, mingle in the Club 1930 Bar, dine in the elegant Indochina Dining Hall, and recharge with spa treatments in the Apsara Spa. A Jacuzzi is located on the top sundeck, which offers spectacular views of the passing delta.

 

Facilities:

 

  • French-Colonial with Khmer artifacts 27 cabins (three categories)
  • Indochine Dining Hall
  • Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge with
  • Boutique Shop
  • Apsara Spa
  • Sun Deck with Jacuzzi

Signature Activities

 

It is not just a cruise which crafts memorable experiences. Various on- and offshore Signature activities guarantee full adventure alongside an exceptional voyage

  • Interesting lectures and educational workshops
  • Vietnamese and Khmer cooking classes
  • Traditional Apsara dance performances
  • Fruit and drink tastings
  • Tai Chi classes
  • Movies and documentaries on large screen in our home-feel lounges
  • Cyclo rides or sampan paddling
  • Wifi access in our lobby lounges
  • Bonfire beach cocktail event
  • Onboard barbecue dinner feast
  • Library with literature, newspapers, magazines, CD & DVD Boutique shop
  • Board games
  • Kayaking
  • Discover the secret charms of the Mekong by our private excursions with your personal guide.

 

THE DESTINATIONS

 

Cai Be

 

Cai Be is a picturesque, sleepy town in the Mekong Delta , that bucolic image is shattered every morning with the gatherings of hundreds of boats selling their wares in one of the most colourful floating markets in the Delta.
Smaller than the more well-known market of Can Tho, the boats gather here to trade their local products, mainly fruit, creating a bustling atmosphere. Vendors display their products hanging from poles off the front of each vessel. Pull alongside and let the bargaining begin! Different from other big floating market in the region, Cai Be is a retail market starting at dawn and ending around mid-day, so try to visit it early or risk missing its vibrancy.
But wander the streets of Cai Be and you’ll come across numerous small art galleries, sea-salt extraction plants, bee-keepers with natural honey for sale and the very popular coconut candy making stores. Sit with the craftspeople and learn to cut the coconut treats, make a rice crepe or cook a batch of popped rice corn (Vietnamese popcorn). There is also a fine example of a French built, Catholic Church that dominates the skyline with its’ unique sculptural spire.

Sa Dec

 

Sa Dec is a small charming town in Dong Thap Province within the Mekong Delta. Anyway, it is popular town because during the Vietnam War, it considered as both an American Patrol Boat and Swift Boat base. Also, it was the original setting for Marguerite Duras’ famous novel “The Lover.”

There is a very busy, authentic market near the river and a number of architectural sites from the Colonial period, such as the old market, as well as numerous old mansions and merchant homes. Nguyen Hue, the riverside road, is the perfect setting for a stroll with its cafes and market stalls all overshadowed by the old French church.

Before the nineteenth century, it was the capital of Dong Khau Dao Province, and it was known as one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta. Today, this romantic and charming town still isn’t very touristy and is a true hidden gem in the Mekong Delta.