What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 days 4 nights

  • Departure : Siem Reap

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Best of rural Cambodia in 5 day trip - you will have chance to see green landscapes, ancient temples and smiling faces - all off the beaten track. 5 days/4 nights “Serenity Cruise” Phnom Penh – Siem Reap is an opportunity to further discover the culture and history of Cambodia.

Highlights

    • Discover Phnom Penh city: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and witnessing exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft at the National Museum
    • Experience the brilliance and richness of this culture, the soothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a barbeque
    • Enjoy a surprise sojourn in our zodiacs (inflatable boats) to the nearby beach to swim in the tea-coloured Mekong river
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Superior cabin

Superior cabin

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Size : 30 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

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Signature cabin

Signature cabin

Size : 36 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: King-size

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Noble Suite cabin

Noble Suite cabin

Size : 51 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
    • English speaking tour guide
    • All cruises include group shore-excursions
    • Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 65 USD
    • Mineral water and coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day
    • Food includes full board (Breakfast, lunch, dinner - buffet or set menu style)
    • A selection of fresh fruit juices are included during breakfast and afternoon tea
    • 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 (5 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
    • Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD)
    • Peak season surcharge at 198 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.
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • 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 - Tonle Sap Lake (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: Jahan 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: Jahan 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: Jahan 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: Jahan 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

    Jahan Cruise Departure Dates

    Cruise Schedule   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2019 REP - PNH                 28 12, 26 9, 23 7, 21
    2020 REP - PNH                 19 3, 17 14, 28 12, 26
                          31  

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Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.3
  • Organization
    9.8
  • Value for money
    9.5
  • Safety
    9.8
8.3

US
16 Dec 2018
Small group but fun Happy though I understand why you wouldn’t be that the group was small. Accommodation as expected, ground transportation fine, There was never any choice of food, although the food we got was of a ... See more

Happy though I understand why you wouldn’t be that the group was small. Accommodation as expected, ground transportation fine, There was never any choice of food, although the food we got was of a reasonable stand, and they made allowances for dietary preferences, and there was always more than enough food.

10.0

America
30 Oct 2018
Best value trip we did Really interesting throughout. Saw alligator and fish ‘farm’ really just big tank connected a floating shop. Lotus farm was interesting. Lunch on a floating restaurant with food and two free drinks... See more

Really interesting throughout. Saw alligator and fish ‘farm’ really just big tank connected a floating shop. Lotus farm was interesting. Lunch on a floating restaurant with food and two free drinks. The lake was very interesting as was the commentary on the lives of the people who live on it.

10.0

India
08 Oct 2018
Best time nd cruising experience Me nd my wife booked it long back..But we met 3more people in the cruise from Austria,Italy nd Iraq..The cruise teook place in very private boat where u can chill with ur limited friends..Food,Drin... See more

Me nd my wife booked it long back..But we met 3more people in the cruise from Austria,Italy nd Iraq..The cruise teook place in very private boat where u can chill with ur limited friends..Food,Drinks nd lots of tlk .it was fun nd amazing..The guide was awesome..Thnks fr this experience

10.0

London, United Kingdom
05 Sep 2018
Very good visit A very nice visit to discover several elements of the Tonle Sap Lake (floating village, individual boat ride in the flooded forest with appearance of monkeys and ride on the lake). We made this exc... See more

A very nice visit to discover several elements of the Tonle Sap Lake (floating village, individual boat ride in the flooded forest with appearance of monkeys and ride on the lake). We made this excursion during the rainy season and the village was all the more impressive.