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The Jahan Mekong Cruise

A River Journey through Indochina

14-day river cruise from £3,525 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A spellbinding journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh along the mighty Mekong River

Highlights

  • Cruise the Mekong River from Vietnam into Cambodia, exploring floating markets, riverside communities and ancient temples.
  • Journey by speedboat to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Explore the temples of Angkor in the company of expert guides.

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 Night Mỹ Tho
  • 1 Night Cái Bè
  • 1 Night tp. Châu Đốc
  • 1 Night Phnom Penh
  • 1 Night Kampong Cham
  • 1 Night Wat Hanchey
  • 1 Night Kampong Chhnang
  • 2 Nights Siem Reap

About

Recommended for:
Escorted tour | Exploration cruise | History & culture | River cruise

Travel from frenetic Ho Chi Minh City into the Mekong Delta, known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, where you'll discover vast floating markets and traditional riverside communities, before heading upriver to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh and the vast expanses of the Tonle Sap Lake, which is the gateway to Siem Reap and the celebrated Khmer temples  of Angkor that are rightly regarded as one of the wonders of the world.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London - Ho Chi Minh City

Fly overnight from London to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 2
Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before heading out for dinner in the evening at one of our handpicked restaurants.

Stay: Intercontinental Asiana, Ho Chi Minh City (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 3
Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour

This morning, board a speedboat for a group tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and beat the crowds by arriving hours before the large bus tours. During the journey enjoy a stunning river cruise, and listen to your English-speaking guide introducing life along the banks of the Saigon River. On arrival, your guide will take you on a tour through the famous tunnels used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. The tunnel network stretches over 250km and extends over three levels underground, providing you with a remarkable insight into the hardships, courage, determination and terror of a guerrilla war. 

Lunch will be taken at a local Vietnamese restaurant, where you'll be able to sample some unique regional dishes before heading back to Saigon for a half-day city tour that features a visit to the former Presidential Palace, the Saigon History Museum, the neo-Romanesque Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Dong Khoi Street, a bustling avenue full of shops, cafés, restaurants and beautiful French architecture. Your tour also includes a visit to the Saigon Skydeck on the 48th floor of the Bitexo Financial Tower, offering superb 3600 views of the city.

Wexas Experience - Private Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

For an extra special tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, upgrade to a private tour. This will allow you unprecedented access to the fascinating landmark. There is an additional cost. 

Stay: Intercontinental Asiana, Ho Chi Minh City (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 4
My Tho

A private transfer will take you to the town of My Tho in the Mekong Delta, where you'll board the Jahan for your river cruise to Cambodia. Enjoy a welcome drink then settle into your cabin as you leave Ho Chi Minh City behind and cruise deep into the Delta.  

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)  

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Cai Be & Sa Dec

You may wish to begin your day with Tai Chi on the deck, before taking a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec, where there is the chance to take another sampan tour and watch rattan making.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Chau Doc & Border Crossing

Cruise to the town of Chau Doc, which is rich in French-colonial architecture, and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms before continuing on towards the Cambodian border.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Phonm Penh

Keep cruising upriver to Phnom Penh, a fascinating city with a wealth of sights to explore. In the evening enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on board and an al fresco barbecue dinner.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Kampong Cham or Phnom Penh

Depart before dawn for vibrant Kampong Cham, stopping en route at a seldom-visited silk weaving village. Another stop gives you a chance to revel in traditional village life, with the opportunity to join in some of the daily activities.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Wat Hanchey or Kampong Chhnang

In the early hours, set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers some of the best views in Cambodia. Depending on the season, there may be a chance to take a Zodiac boat ride to a beach for the chance to swim in the Mekong River.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)


Meals: B L D

Day 10
Kampong Chhnang & Kampong Louang or Kampong Chhnang only

Embark for Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, then take a walk through Kampong Louang, one of the last traditional silversmith villages, and see the entire community involved in making various silver items to sell.

Stay: The Jahan (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Tonle Sap & Siem Reap

This morning, experience the natural wonder of Tonle Sap Lake, with its floating villages and abundant bird life, before travelling to Siem Reap, where your Jahan cruise will end. 


Stay: Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 12
Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor

Spend an incredible day touring the ancient and mysterious Temples of Angkor, starting with the most famous, Angkor Wat. Also visit the Bayon, atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn before heading out for a farewell meal.

Stay: Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap (Superior)

Meals: B D

Days 13-14
Depart for UK

After breakfast, transfer to Siem Reap airport for your onward flight, arriving into the UK the next day

NB This tour also operates in reverse starting in Siem Reap and finishing in Saigon.

Meals: B

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

14-day river cruise from £3,525 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £3,525 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,710 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London, Saigon & Siem Reap
  • Private transfers throughout
  • 4 nights accommodation in a mix of 4.5* (Superior) & 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a mix of B&B and half-board
  • 7 nights on board the 5* (Deluxe) Jahan Cruise, inclusive of all meals and touring
  • Small group tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat
  • Privately guided tour of the Angkor temple complex


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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