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RV Jayavarman Mekong Cruise Tours between Saigon and Chau Doc 3 Days

Saigon - Chau Doc Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Chau Doc
Chau Doc - Saigon Itinerary: Chau Doc - Cai Be - Saigon
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Price: from $540 to $990

Departure Dates in 2014

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Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be

“The Sea of Mangroves”
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon while settling into your cabin. The ship will begin by meandering along busy ports and waterways. Soon after, the change is abrupt and you’ll find yourself in the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio which had been destroyed during the Vietnam War by toxic chemicals. Amazingly, the 75 hectares of forest has come back to life through a reforestation. Enjoy a cocktail reception at the Funnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop anchor just outside of Cai Be for the night.

 

Day 2: Cai Be - Chau Doc

"Vietnamese inventiveness”
Today’s tour starts with the visit of Cai Be’s colorful floating market. Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. Proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people.
 
Back on the sampans, we will lead to you to observe the activity of the biggest rice stock market in Cai Be. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. Cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautiful cathedral. Visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coco candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.
 
Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch, group 1 takes a stroll along the canals to experience the local environment first hand while group 2 explores the edges of the canals on bicycle. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the decendants of the former imperial residents. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.

 

Day 3: Chau Doc - border crossing

“Taste of aqua cultural life”
Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc. This marks the end of your journey with The Jayavmarman, however it is only the beginning of your journey with Indochina. Disembark and transfer to hotel at 10:00.
 
***** Please note you will leave RV The Jayavarman for good at the time you embark for the last visit.

Departure Dates in 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Day 1: Chau Doc - Cai Be

"Taste of aqua cultural life"
Welcome to the circus of fish. Brace yourself for a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of Bassa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community. Stroll through a silk waving village and observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms; a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation.

Take a ride through this fascinating town of rich French colonial architecture and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits in full display by women in cone shaped palm leaf hats.

By late-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off, heading towards Cai Be. Attend a wheel house biking class along the way, and in the evening enjoy a Welcome Cocktail in the Funnel Bar and Lounge.


Day 2: Cai Be

"Vietnamese inventiveness"
Today's tour starts with the visit of Cai Be's colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan, the Cai Be Princess. Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. During a 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. Cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be's beautiful gothic cathedral. Visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coco candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.

Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch, hop on a bike or take a stroll along the winding canals of this peaceful village to experience it first hand. After touring the canals, head to the An Kiet ancient house to have tea with the descendants of the former imperial residents and listen to the family story. Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise with a Farewell Dinner on the Sun Deck while heading towards Saigon.


Day 3: Saigon

"The Sea of Mangrves"
Your cruise with The Jayavarman comes to a close as the ship winds its way to Saigon through the UNESCO listed Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. During the Vietnam War, it had been destroyed, but amazingly the 75 hectares have come back to life through reforestation efforts. Disembark at 10:00 and continue your journey in the buzzing city of Saigon.

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

540

790

Deluxe

620

930

Signature

 

660

990

Inclusion:

  • 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

Exclusion:

  • 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

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Cruising Saigon to Phu Quoc with Dragon Eyes Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights
Cruising Saigon to Phnom Penh with Mekong Eyes Cruise 3 Days
Cruising Saigon - Phu Quoc with Mien Tay Sampan 7 Days
Cruising Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Long Xuyen with Mien Tay Sampan 3 Days
Cruising Saigon - Can Tho with Le Cochinchine 4 Days/3 Nights

 

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