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RV The Jahan Cruise from Saigon to Chau Doc 3 Days/2 Nights

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be (D)

“The Sea of Mangroves”
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique ship. We will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the Ship steadily glides along the Mekong. We will bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome dinner awaits us. When approaching Cai Be, the ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide.
 

Day 2: Cai Be - Chau Doc (B, L, D)

"Vietnamese inventiveness”
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 colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan*. During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The cruise will halt intermittenly 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 lunch. In the afternoon we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we 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 fibre floor mats and rattan baskets. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. The Ship will moor midstream overnight.
 
*sampan - a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat.
 

Day 3: Chau Doc - border crossing (B)

“Taste of aqua cultural life”
Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc. 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 villages and rustic catfish farms. We will certainly enjoy watching schools of basa fish being fed by hand followed by a shore excursion to the local Cham Muslim community village. This marks the end of your journey with the Ship, however it is only the beginning of your journey with Indochina. Then, it is back to the ship for disembarkation at 12:00.

Departure Dates in 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 

Cabin

01 Jan - 31 Mar

01 Jan - 31 Mar

01 Jun - 04 Oct

05 Oct - 19 Oct

20 Oct - 31 Dec

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Double

Single

Superior

560

840

Deluxe

660

980

Signature

 

740

1110

Suite

770

1160


Inclusive:

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, pilots, port dues
  • Full board
  • Welcome and farewell dinner, mineral water, coffee and tea during breakfast
  • Transfers in Siem Reap from or to the meeting point
Exclusive:
  • Phnom Penh port taxes per passenger of 65 USD levied by the Cambodian Port Authority Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Fuel surcharges if available

Note:

  • Peak season surcharge - 250 USD for the New Years Eve cruise and Christmas cruise per cabin.
  • Extra bed supplement - 70% off on regular cruise price (price per cabin). Extra beds are available in Deluxe rooms only.
  • Single occupancy - 25% off on regular cruise price
The guest accommodation consists of 27 expansive and carefully designed staterooms and junior suites with floor to ceiling panoramic sliding glass doors onto a private French balcony offer privacy and matchless luxury.

As the sun slowly sets... Step out on to your private balcony... sip on your drink and become part of the river life unfolding around you.
 
Start your day on the Mekong with Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Or bathe in the rays of dawn shining through your balcony as you lay in bed. A journey full of reverberating sights, colors and sounds awaits you.

Whether it is a refreshing sundowner drink at the lounge or a pampering time at the "Apsara" beauty salon, this is a time for reflection and relaxation.

When night falls, dancers perform and dinner is served. The ship changes hue at night and the staff emerge the following morning in their exquisite Cambodian traditional outfit.
 

Ship Concept:

  • Heritage Line's flagship - a real boutique style FIT river cruise liner
  • Distinctive British Indian colonial theme design (a Heritage Line collection)
  • Cruise concierge desk and private shore excursions (chose from the excursion menu or tailor made excursions) assisted by a shore butler
  • A floating sanctuary ideally for couples and small groups
  • Highest staff-passenger ratio

Facilities:

  • Steam/Sauna: Steam sauna with shower (on reservation only)
  • Gymnasium: Bicycles, treadmill and Work-out center
  • Spa: Spa and beauty center at the observatory (Spa, beauty, massage, nails, resting area). 2 treating rooms.
  • Pool: Pool/jacuzzi 2.5 x 5 meter, located on terrace deck with outdoor shower and sun beds
  • Restaurant: 170m2 Located on Pool deck (buffet/set menu). Kitchen is located below main deck, connected by a dumb waiter. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors.
  • Observatory: 50m2 Library and lounge with comfortable large sofas and a view to all sides through panoramic windows
  • Wheelhouse deck: Sun beds with a view - on top of the wheelhouse
  • Funnel bar: Outdoor bar with comfortable sofa style seating
  • Reception: Entrance area at the lobby lounge
  • Lounge, 160m2: Comfy seating area for movies and lectures
  • Cruise concierge: Multimedia concierge desk located at the observatory
  • Tour leader cabin: 1 TL cabin with single bed and en suite bathroom
  • Boutique shop: Clothes, souvenir and amenities shop located in the lounge

Accommodation: 26 balcony cabins in 4 categories

  • 12 Superior staterooms: 30m2, on the Upper Deck with balcony
  • 8 Deluxe staterooms: 30m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony
  • 4 Signature staterooms: 32m2 on the Upper Deck with balcony and 35m2 on the Main Deck with balcony
  • 2 Suite staterooms: 51m2 located on the Upper Deck with balcony

All cabins

  • All cabins with audio entertainment system
  • Bedside controls including AC, light and music
  • Hot water kettle (Tea) and Espresso machine (Pads)
  • Floor to ceiling sliding door's 4.5m2 balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Mini bar, hair dryer, beauty mirror, vintage phone, desk, chairs, sofa, luggage rack, 2-door wardrobe

Facts & Figures

  • Launch: October 2011
  • Class: River vessel S1, sailing under Vietnamese flag, VIRES registered
  • Itinerary: My Tho - Siem Reap
  • Length: 70m length overall
  • Width: 12.5 m
  • Draft: 1.7 m (maximum)
  • Capacity: 52 Guest
  • Crew: 40 Crew Cambodian/Vietnamese
  • DWT: 1000 tons
  • Speed: Cruising speed 10 knots, Maxi upstream 12 knots, Maxi downstream 16 knots
  • Engine/Gen set: Twin diesel engine, 3 independent gen set's
  • Central AC: VRV system computer controlled
  • Cabins: 26 cabins, 4 categories
  • Decks: 4 decks (incl. below main deck)
  • Height: 9 meter from waterline until sundeck ceiling
 
 

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