Pearls of the Orient – 3 night Mekong cruise – JAHAN – Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Cruise Line
Heritage Line
Ship
Jahan
Package Departs
13 Jul 2019
Other Dates
Package Duration
3 Nights
Embark Ship
My Tho, South Vietnam
Disembark Ship
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01 - Superior Stateroom 02 - Deluxe Staterooms 03 - Signature Stateroom SU - Suite
US $1,030
per person
US $1,172
per person
US $1,365
per person
US $1,466
per person

Departure dates at these prices:
15th Jun 2019
29th Jun 2019
13th Jul 2019
27th Jul 2019
10th Aug 2019
24th Aug 2019
8th Sep 2019
21st Sep 2019
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ALL PRICES IN USD – from per person*
Superior river view – Twin USD $1030 – Single $1465
Deluxe with Balcony – Twin USD $1172 – Single $1670
Signature with Balcony – Twin USD $1365 – Single $1949
Noble Suite – Twin USD $1466 – Single $2097
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PEARL OF THE ORIENT River-Cruise package includes:
– 3 night Mekong River Cruise aboard `Jahan` from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
– A comprehensive range of group shore-excursions including entrance fees, transportation & tour guide services (English speaking)
– Port/govt taxes of USD $65 per person
– Transfer from Central pick up point in Ho Chi Min to the port of My Tho
– All onboard main meals
– Selected beverages: Mineral water, coffee/tea (from jug) are included all day and Fresh fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.
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Day to Day itinerary summary:
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau
Day 3: Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh
Day 4: Phnom Penh
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (31Oct18). All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and itinerary is at the discretion of the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer does not include ships tips or Cambodian/Vietnamese visas. Please note that e-visas are not acceptable when arriving or departing via a cruise port in Vietnam or Cambodia.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (31Oct18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and itinerary is at the discretion of the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer does not include ships tips or Cambodian/Vietnamese visas. Please note that e-visas are not acceptable when arriving or departing via a cruise port in Vietnam or Cambodia.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 31 Oct 2018 to 21 Aug 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
13 Jul 2019
My Tho, South Vietnam
13 Jul 2019
Cai Bei, Cambodia
14 Jul 2019
Cai Bei, Cambodia
14 Jul 2019
Sa Dec, Vietnam
14 Jul 2019
Chau Doc, Vietnam
15 Jul 2019
Chau Doc, Vietnam
15 Jul 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
16 Jul 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
01 - Superior Stateroom
   
02 - Deluxe Staterooms
   
03 - Signature Stateroom
   
SU - Suite
   

3 Night Cruise sailing from My Tho to Phnom Pehn aboard The Jahan.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Saigon – My Tho – Cai Be
We gather before noontime at our welcome lounge in Saigon. Lean back with a drink as our staff welcomes you and collects your details for the boarding.

We bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon and travel 70 kilometers south overland to My Tho to embark your luxury floating home for your coming journey along the Might Mekong.

Upon boarding our crew warmly welcomes you and you check in to your prepared staterooms. The ship set sail and your fasctinating journey of exploring the Mekong can begin. Lunch buffet is served in the restaurant while the vessel steadily glides upstream to reach the overnight spot. Make yourself familiar with all the ship facilities. Now it is time to become one with one of the largest streams in Asia.

The afternoon allows you pastime at your private balcony or join our tea time at the open air bar as the twilight bathes the land of Mekong Delta into a golden haze.

During the time you savor your dinner the ship reaches Cai Be. Cai Be is a charming small town, famous for its Catholic French church and manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. The floating market of Cai Be is getting smaller every year, since trading on the water is shifting more and more into modern central markets.

We drop anchor mid-stream and overnight near Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc
Everyday, we offer to our guests an invigorating Tai Chi class on the sun deck. Set in your day like many local people do around Asia just as the sun begins its gentle glow.

A sumptuous buffet breakfast is the perfect start in your first exploration day in the Mekong Delta.

The morning tour takes you Cai Be. Cai Be still hosts a small floating market for boat to boat trading of local goods such as fruits and agricultural products. Our guide explains the particularities of this long lasting dealing cutlture. Each boat has a special marker to let buyers know what goods they are selling.

Cai Be is a rustic town criss-crossed by and many water canals. We go on-shore to visit a workshop where we learn about and observe how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies or rice wine is manufactured. Cai Be and its surrounding areas are covered by palmtrees and hence the region is also famous for the production of coconut candies. With our local boat we continue to cruise through the lush and green canel network and can observe farmers working in the fields.

Back on board lunch is served and you have some time for yourself afterwards to either enjoy a true Vietnamese coffee at the bar or simply watch the life on the riverbanks floating by.

In the afternoon, we reach the area of Sa Dec. We embark a traditional sampan and tour towards Binh Thanh Island. This island is one of the larger ones in the vast stream of the Mekong. Some communities have settled here and make their living by growing water hyazinths. We visit exclusively one of those untouched areas. By wandering through the village we get a deep understanding of the native life. But moreover we can follow the whole process of ratt making. You can even try yourself the weaving which is still done manually. We will meet also an old local people who shares with us their story on this island and they are happy for any chit-chat with you.

Back on board you may like to pamper yourself with a spa treatment or take a dip in our pool on the sun deck. Our expert guides offer a presentation on the “Life on the Mekong Delta” as the ship continues sailing to Chau Doc – near the boarder to Cambodia. We moor mid-stream near Chau Doc.

Dinner is served and afterwards you can join our evening cinema session (offered every night) featuring selected classic movies.

Day 3: Chau Doc – Border crossing – Phnom Penh
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the dining hall or in the quiet sanctuary of your balcony.

Brace yourself for a tour around Chau Doc, a pleasant, slow-paced town with a sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community. Once on-shore we hop on “xelois” to explore Chau Doc. A “xeloi” is a local vehicle which is still used as a taxi in this region. We slowly move around the streets to see all the workshops, houses and domiciles. Get to feel the laid-back vibes of this place. We stop at the colorful local market near one of the town’s temples. This is the best time to interact with the vendors of this friendly town to practice your bargaining skills. We board our local boat and cruise past floating houses and finally reach a floating fish farm. This region is the source of a fish production that is sold all over the world. Here we get a deep insight on how fish farming works.

Back on board our “home” we sail towards the Vietnamese-Cambodian border. Get ready for a fascinating and leisurely cruise through the deep Cambodia countryside towards Phnom Penh.

The whole afternoon is at your own arrangements. This is the cruise part when even the last passenger will turn into cruise mode and hopefully experience the therapeutical influence this mighty river radiates. It is time for massages, time for sun bed relaxations, time for private balcony kick-backs – forsooth the time to merge with the river.

A culinary class if offered during the afternoon to sharpen your knowledge and skills on the local cuisine. Some may like to do a flying visit at the bridge – the captain always has a story to share about “his” river. “The Highway Blues” beckons as we float into a state of mild bliss and before you totally drift away join our afternoon high tea for some treats.

Dinner is served before we arrive in the capital of Cambodia around 8 o’clock. The boat docks at the pier of Phnom Penh. You are free to go for your first exploration by yourself. Stroll along the river promenade and watch the locals chit-chating, selling odds and ends or have a drink in one of the numerous bars (kindly inform our crew once you are leaving the ship on your own).

Day 4: Phnom Penh
Welome to Phnom Penh – the once called Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. It is an amazing town to bespeak centuries of incredible history and culture which can still be felt at many street corners.

After breakfast we bid farewell to our passenger of the Pearl of the Orient Cruise (3-nights).

Plying the slow, swirling waters of the Mekong, The Jahan is Heritage Line’s most romantic cruise liner. Considered the brother of The Jayavarman in Heritage Line’s “family” of cruise ships, this magnificent vessel was named after the Indian emperor Shah Jahan, who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to 1658. A great patron of architecture and the arts, Shah Jahan oversaw the construction of many legendary sites, including India’s dazzling Red Fort, and the famed 777 gardens of Kashmir. This cultured monarch is a fitting namesake for The Jahan, which evokes the opulent vessels of British India. No expense has been spared in the interior or exterior decorations, which showcase the talents of local woodworkers, weavers and artists.

When guests aren’t relaxing in their luxurious cabins they can meet friends in the atmospheric East India Club; soak in the Jacuzzi on the Pool Deck; challenge a new friend to a game of chess in the Observatory Lounge; or enjoy a pampering massage in the Apsara Spa. With three decks, this vessel offers all the amenities of a fine resort, including a fitness center, steam rooms, a range of dining venues and an excellent spa. Stretching 70 meters from bow to stern, The Jahan features 26 beautifully-designed cabins on two decks, each with its own private balcony.

Discover the bygone elegance of travel aboard the majestic Jahan. Just as Indian art and architecture influenced the Khmer and Cham cultures in the Mekong Delta, the stunning artistry of The Jahan will inspire you, as will the delta’s vibrant beauty.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 72 metres
  • Tonnage: 1400
  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 52
  • Crew Nationality: Cambodian & Vietnamese
  • Ship Registration: Vietnam

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • IPod Entertainment System
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room Safe

Ship Facilities

  • Lobby Lounge
  • Boutique
  • Wifi Library with Laptops, Ipods, DVD Players, Infomedia Kiosk
  • Funnel Bar
  • Aspara Spa
  • Dining Room
  • Plunge Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Observatory
  • Gym and Steam Bath

Heritage Line was founded in 2008 and provides luxurious cruise journeys on the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia. The company is la Swiss-Vietnamese Joint Venture and located in Saigon – now called Ho Chi Minh City.

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.

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