Crew: 40 (Cambodian hotel staff, Vietnamese crew)
"The Jayavarman" - a floating sanctuary of style and space
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.
"The Jayavarman" is Indochina's first of its kind boutique style river cruise liner and offers uncompromising luxury on 800 m² public space including 4 decks: Main deck, Upper deck , Terrave deck, Sun deck
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
Accommodation: Up to 65 guests with 27 cabins including: 2 Suites / 11 Deluxe Staterooms / 14 Superior Staterooms
Located on the Main Deck with a balcony, ensuring light to the cabin all day long. Each Superior Stateroom is individually decorated.
* 21 m² incl. balcony
* Bedrooms with 4 Twin beds 85 x 200 cm that can be converted to a King Size bed and 10 Double Beds
Located on the Upper Deck with a balcony. Each Deluxe Stateroom is decorated in a unique Indochine way
* 24 m² incl. balcony
* Bedroom with King Size beds (8 staterooms) or Twin beds (3 staterooms)
Third berth availability
* 2 staterooms with adjoining capabilities
Royal Junior Suite "Bao Dai"
Located on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony. The Royal Junior Suite is expansively elegant and designed to perfection. Fusing traditional Vietnamese / French colonial style interior design.
Royal Junior Suite "Khmer"
Located as well on the Upper Deck, with its own balcony. This Royal Junior Suite has its own unique identity and character. Experience that home away from home satisfaction
"Club 1930"Funnel Lounge & Bar
Enjoy our locally brewed drinks and cocktails, while listening to original, soul soothing music.
"Club 1930": Spacious, airy, while exhibiting pure luxury and timeless decor.
Unwind and relieve yourself from worldly tensions, by getting a classic Vietnamese massage, as you gaze at the stars, while the South Eastern sun rays create warmth and comfort around you.
Located on the Main Deck, "Apsara" Beauty and Wellness Spa is all about giving you an upscale South Asian experience, entirely dedicated to your well being.
Day 1: Phnom Penh - border crossing ( L,D )
Pick up you at your Hotel in Phnompenh, transfer to the meeting point. Then you will be transfered from meeting point to the pier. Board The Jayavarman at 8:00Am. The Jayavarman then casts off for a day of cruising the main Mekong Channel. This is pretty much an international shipping route. Psyche yourself up for Pre-K Touch, a lively jungle village. After that, visit well laid out fruit orchards.
Late afternoon we set off to the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities, which in this part of the world takes a bit of time. During the afternoon cruise, take the time to relax on the Sun Deck, get a massage in the Spa, or take part in Heritage Line's Vietnamese cooking class. In the evening enjoy a welcome cocktail in the Funnel Bar and Lounge.
The ship moors midstream overnight.
Day 2: Chau Doc - Cai Be "Taste of aqua cultural life" ( B, L, D)
Welcome to the circus of fish. The early birds will be treated to Thai Chi lessons on the Sun Deck. Brace yourself for a short excursion by trycicle in about 30 minutes. After that you will have a short walk to visit the local market then go by coach to visit LadyTemple. She is the most famous Lady who brings strong spirit to the local in their daily life. Go back to the quay, you will start a boat excursion to the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of basa fish being fed, hand in hand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community.
By late-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off, heading towards Cai Be.
Day 3: Cai Be "Vietnamese inventiveness" ( B, L,D )
Starts with the 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 MekongRiver still remain unknown to many people. Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leaves for houses. After touring the canals, head to the Ba Duc ancient house to have know the descendants of the former imperial residents. Then you will observe the Cai Be’s colorful floating market from Caibe Princess boat.
Back on the sampans, cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautiful cathedral. Then, group 1 can stay on boat to go straight to the restaurant while group 2 explores the edges of the canals on bicycle. 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 the cruise will continue with the visit some interesting home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies, are made, along with the longan fruit drying process.
Board The Jayavarman for a relaxing evening cruise with a Farewell Dinner on the Sun Deck while heading towards My Tho.
Day 4: My Tho "The UpperRiver" ( B )
Your cruise with The Jayavarman comes to a close as the ship winds its way to My Tho which is located 70km South of Saigon on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam.
Disembark at around 9:00am, and continue your journey in the buzzing city of Saigon. End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on sharing double/ twin cabin on boat
From Jan. - Mar. 2010
From Apr. – Sep. 2010
From Oct. – Dec. 2010
From Jan. 2011 – Apr. 2011
From May 2011 – Sep. 2011
Single Supplement: 25 % off on regular price ( on double cabin )
Peak season surcharge: 250 USD/ cabin for Christmas and New Year Eve
4 days Jayavarman cruise as stated above
English speaking guide on board
Transfers as stated in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Government taxes and Service Charge
Visa in Vietnam
Visa in Cambodia
Cambodia port tax 65 USD/pax
Other personal expenses