What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 days 4 nights

  • Departure : Phnom Penh

  • Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T30JAY21

Overview

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. 5 days/4 nights “Serenity Cruise” Phnom Penh – Siem Reap on The Jayavarman cruise is the best of rural Cambodia to discover green landscapes, ancient temples and smilling face - all off the beaten track.

Highlights

    • Embark on a land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey, visit Wat Nokor
    • Discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life
    • Visit the dazzling white and gold edifice of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and witness exceptionally beautiful Khmer craft

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Superior cabin

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Superior cabin

Size : 22 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

14 Superior Staterooms. Located on Main Deck with a large private balcony.


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Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Size : 24 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/Twin

11 Deluxe Staterooms. Located on Upper Deck with a large private balcony.


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Signature cabin

Signature cabin

Size : 26 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: King-size

2 Signature Staterooms. Located on Upper Deck with large private balcony.


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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, port dues
    • English speaking tour guide services
    • All cruises include group shore-excursions
    • Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 65 USD
    • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast
    • Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day
    • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast
    • Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day
    • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=Breakfast. L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • 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 (8 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
    • Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD)
    • Peak season surcharge at 173 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 and received by us
  • 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 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • Students with ID student card: 95% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Phnom Penh

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 Cambodias 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 an 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. Overnight in Phnom Penh. In the middle of the night around 1am we depart already during a night cruise to Kampong Chnnang. This region is 100km away from Phnom Penh.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham

We will depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Chong Koh silk weaving village. We will then return to the ship and will cruise past the Mekong's tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their make shift boats.
We will tour the rural Angkor Ban village where time stood still. We are transported back a hundred years into an era unsullied by modernity. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand and without any concrete. But most of all, we feel overwhelmed by the unbridled warmth of the villagers.
Travelers can take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand. Then, we are back to the Ship to cruise towards Kampong Cham

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 3: Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey

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 beach 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: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 4: Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang

Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the cruiser sets sail towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River - an amazingly narrow river - which glides through leafy swaths of the Southeast Asian jungle. We are greeted by cacophonous children who waive enthusiastically early in the morning when they bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle Sap River.
Then we approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia's 'waterworld' where everything is on stilts balanced on rich water rich soil- it's an awesome sight whilst practicing Tai Chi on the deck.
Here we take a motorboat excursion to the landing, followed by a short bus trip to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village. Then, it is back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses and fish farms in the region.
We then return to the ship for lunch whilst cruising the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap.
Your floating sanctuary will then cruise gently, in the afternoon, along the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap. In the evening, a sumptuous spread will be served. And for the big surprise - bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors. (If you can't dance, do not fret. Neither can our staff)

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Jayavarman Cruise

Day 5: Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

This great lake dominates Cambodia and is the largest freshwater lake in Asia with abundant birdlife. This lake is so wide that one cannot see its shores from the middle of the lake. Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility on the way to Siem Reap.
The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded. Thus, minor changes to the itinerary may occur during different seasons.
Our cruise aboard our Heritage Line cruise liner comes to an end as we reach this city of the fabled Angkor temple complex. We bid farewell to the cruise as our journey comes to a close. But the memories - and the friendships made on board - linger on for a lot longer. We will cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and at 9:00 am, we will disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop off point in town.

Meals: B

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • We offer a sharing bus between the cruise and meeting point. Our staff will send you address and time when confirming your booking. Please take a taxi to our meeting point.
    • Jayavarman Cruise Departure Dates
      Cruise Schedule Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2019 PNH - REP                 17 1 12 10
                          15,29 26 24
    2020 PNH - REP                 22 6 3 1
                          20 17 15,29

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.6
  • Organization
    9.4
  • Value for money
    9.6
  • Safety
    9.6
8.3

leuveen

Other Country
25 Dec 2018
One of the biggest rivers I've ever seen The Mekong River is truly impressive - you can walk along the riverbank, book yourself a cruise, or just enjoy the view. It's a very interesting river plus it's a bit cooler close to it.
10.0

NVKOnTheGo

Other Country
17 Oct 2018
Beautiful boating An evening boat ride on the river is so calming and refreshing to the mind. The only sad part is as the boat moves through the colony of fishing families that live a very tough life stuck deep in p... See more

An evening boat ride on the river is so calming and refreshing to the mind. The only sad part is as the boat moves through the colony of fishing families that live a very tough life stuck deep in poverty. It is sad to see some people have to spend their life on a dingy boat with no electricity even!

10.0

Cynthia Kofford

United States
30 Jul 2018
10+ for Jayavarman I would give a 10 for all of the items on your list. The Jayavarman was a beautiful boat, the food was excellent and there was a variety of dishes every single day, the tour guides were so knowledg... See more

I would give a 10 for all of the items on your list. The Jayavarman was a beautiful boat, the food was excellent and there was a variety of dishes every single day, the tour guides were so knowledgeable, and the staff was wonderful.

9.5

Monica Rubio

United States
19 Oct 2017
Highly recommend Amazing staff and great service, thank you. Will definitively use you again and recommend to everyone.
10.0

Nelson Eng

United States
25 Feb 2017
"amazing time" We had an amazing time on the Jayavarman. We would rate everything a 10+. It was one of the best trips our family has taken. My 18 year old daughter has stated multiple times she could live on the ... See more

We had an amazing time on the Jayavarman. We would rate everything a 10+. It was one of the best trips our family has taken. My 18 year old daughter has stated multiple times she could live on the Jayavarman. Highly recommend the trip. Thank you for your help in planning the cruise.