What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 days 4 nights

  • Departure : Phnom Penh

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Inspired by the golden age cruise liner Normandie, "The Jayavarman" is a 20th century boutique style marvel marries avant-garde French colonial design with enchanting Indochine architecture to perfection. 5 days/4 nights “Serenity Cruise” Phnom Penh – Siem Reap on The Jayavarman cruise is the best of rural Cambodia to discover green landscapes, ancient temples and smilling face - all off the beaten track.

Highlights

    • Embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, visit Wat Nokor
    • Discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life
    • Visit the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION

Superior cabin

Size : 22 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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Deluxe cabin

Size : 24 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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Signature cabin

Size : 26 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: King-size

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  • Meals
    4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Entrance fees, transportation
    • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
    • English speaking tour guide services
    • All cruises include group shore-excursions
    • Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 65 USD
    • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast
    • Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day
    • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast
    • Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day
    • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=Breakfast. L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa
    Price Excludes
    • Fuel surcharges if any (see terms and conditions)
    • Crew gratuities (8 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
    • Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD)
    • Peak season surcharge at 173 USD per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package
  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Siem Reap - 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 lake in the world and is home to an incredible variety of birds, including rare and endangered feathered life.
At 12 pm (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. The ship then moors overnight on The Great Lake

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)

The day in fact everyday - starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on 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 Sap 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 Sap, 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 marvelous 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.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3: Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (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. Travelers either take a motor-taxi or climb the 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!

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 4: Phnom Penh (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. Take a rest on your cabin balcony or the lounge and get prepared for any exciting evening event. The evening starts with a variety of cocktail served on the sun deck. Take a seat and enjoy the following Apsara dance performance. 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 sundeck. It is indeed a truly marvelous experience, dining in the open with the stars and the moon as our companions.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 5: Phnom Penh Disembarkation (B)

Your journey with The Your floating sanctuary will then cruise 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

Meals: B

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    Jayavarman Cruise Departure Dates

      Cruise Schedule Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2016 Upstream 9, 23 6, 20 5, 19 2, 16     9, 23 6, 20 3, 17 1, 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24
      Downstream 2, 16, 30 13, 27 12, 26 9, 23     16, 30 13, 27 10, 24 8, 22 5, 19 3, 17, 31
    2017 Upstream 7, 21 4, 18 4, 18 1, 15     8, 22 5, 19 2, 16, 30 14, 28 11, 25 9, 23
      Downstream 14, 28 11, 25 11, 25 8, 22     15, 29 12, 26 9, 23 7, 21 4, 18 2, 16, 30

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Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.3

Based on 3 reviews

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  • Value for money
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Irekland
28 Feb 2019
Very good tour service!

We would like to thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip! As soon as we saw our guide in the first half-hour realized that it would be very interesting and clearly well-organized tour. Guide has always given a full, comprehensive information, with a subtle sense of humor, it seems that she knows everything about everything! The trip was a breeze. Keep it up! Continue in the same delight of tourists!

8.5

DonatoB66

Napoli, Italy
28 Feb 2019
Good

Very reliable and fair prices! Good knowledge of history and scenery! Always offering alternatives and not insisting

10.0

Belinda D

Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
28 Feb 2019
Cruise adventure

This was a wonderful, relaxing and busy cruise. 40 passengers, 10 crew - perfect size for me! You could travel alone or with a friend. The food on offer was local cuisine and western - choice was yours. Buffet breakfast and lunch. Sit down evening meal with 2 or 3 choices. We ate so much because we couldn't choose what to eat. Never went hungry. Recommend the ACTION STATION. Fabulous crew always smiling and they got to know you, your name and your likes very quickly. We ended up taking the Low Water (even though it was Sept/Oct) as there was TOOO much water and flooding occurred so we couldn't get under the bridge.