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Pearl of The Orient

  • Saigon - Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
  • 7 Days/6 Nights
  • COLX12
  • US$1,550
Life is to be enjoyed and discovered. This is the philosophy on which, our luxury tours are designed to bring about the finest traveler experience. Our concept of “luxury” goes beyond the comfort of upscale spa treatments and presidential suites. It embraces a high level of attention to details with regard to personal service throughout your trip with us. It is more about understanding customer’s preferences and getting all the little things right rather than, indulging them in pure extravagance for an excessive service rate. 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be “Good Morning Saigon” (L/D)
Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc “Vietnamese Inventiveness” (B/L/D)
Day 3: Chau Doc (Border Crossing) - Phnom Penh “Circus Of Fish”
Day 4: Phnom Penh  (B/L)    
Day 5: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap By Flight (B/L)
Day 6: Full Day Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom  (B/L)
Day 7: Siem Reap – Departure   (B) 

HIGHLIGHT:
  • Package 4D3N on Janhan Cruise in from My Tho upstream to Chau Doc border crossing to Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap – Angkor wat – Angkor Thom
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be “Good Morning Saigon” (L/D)
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique ship. We will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the Ship steadily glides along the Mekong. We will bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome dinner awaits us.When approaching Cai Be, the Ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Accommodation: on Jahan Cruise in Cai Be


Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc “Vietnamese Inventiveness” (B/L/D)
The day - in fact everyday - starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck, just as the sun begins its gentle glow.Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.

The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta. The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the Ship for lunch.
In the afternoon, we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan to tour Binh Thanh Island and its manmade canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets.
We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc.

Including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Chau Doc

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Accommodation: on Jahan Cruise in Chau Doc 


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Day 3: Chau Doc (Border Crossing) - Phnom Penh “Circus Of Fish”
Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc.
We will brace ourselves for a short excursion in Chau Doc, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will also visit the colorful local market near an ancient temple. This is followed by a trip to the quay, where we will be feted to a boat excursion to the floating villages and rustic catfish farms where we will learn exciting facts about the breeding of Basa fish in the Mekong Delta. Then, it is back to the ship for a lunch. By mid-afternoon, the cruise liner will make its way to the border for Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It is an opportune time to relax on board, sharpen your culinary skills with our hands-on cooking classes or tour the ship with our impeccable
Cruise Director. Or, better yet, do all three. “The Highway Blues” beckons as we float into a state of mild bliss caused by the hypnotic murmur of the ship’s engine. After hours of cruising, we will feel the rush of entering into a new country and to embrace new adventures.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Accommodation: on Jahan Cruise midstream near Phnom Penh


Note: Due to high water in the Mekong Delta between July and December the following program applies:
This morning, you will start your excursion on a local boat (sampan) and discover the border town of Tan Chau. Firstly, the journey takes you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn the life of the locals. The inhabitants of these islands live on houses poised on high stilts - a centuries-old tradition in this part of the Mekong Delta. We stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal - this farm consists of floating houses and the villagers make their living by cultivating fish. You continue by boat to Tan Chau pier, disembark here and stroll around this colorful local market with lots of regional products. You return to the cruise Ship after your market visit.

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Day 4: Phnom Penh  (B/L)    
Your journey with your floating sanctuary 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.
Our guide & driver pick you up at the post after that you have a tour around Phnom Penh 

We visit to the Apsara Arts Association, a local non-governmental organization whose aim is to see Cambodian arts and culture become more valued and popular in Cambodia after having been destroyed by the ravages of war. The Royal Palace, which was built in 1866 and is comprised of numerous structures, one of which is the popular Silver Pagoda. Constructed with over 5,000 silver tiles, this building also houses a life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha that is decorated with 9584 diamonds and is one of Cambodia’s national treasures. Continue to visit the National Museum, A Khmer temple inspired building that houses the world’s largest collection of Khmer art sculptures, ceramics and bronzes. Although the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods, including a special exhibition on post-Angkorian Buddha figures. Lunch at local restaurant then check in your hotel

Afternoon, you are transferred to the “Killing Fields”. Enjoy a bit of local shopping at the Toul Tom Pong Market, before visiting the fields at Cheung Ek. A memorial stupa has been erected and displays over 5,000 human skulls, bones and clothes of the victims. The visit is a profoundly moving, but depressing experience.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental Phnom Penh


Day 5: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap By Flight (B/L)
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap.The flight is 45 minites.
Our guide & driver pick you at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel for check in. The transfer is approximately 30munites

Lunch will be served at local restaurant then transfer to Tonle Sap Lake. This lake is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will board a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: Sofitel Angkor Golf & Spa


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Day 6: Full Day Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom  (B/L)
Morning visit to Angkor Wat with your private guide. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides, each telling a story, but the most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Sea Milk, which is located on the east wing – your guide will explain the mystical tale behind it. Lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon, the Angkor Thom with your private guide, you will visit the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the enchanting Bayon. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very center of Angkor Thom City and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs, but the main features are the towers each with 3 or 4 gently smiling faces, over 200 in total.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: Sofitel Angkor Golf & Spa


Day 7: Siem Reap – Departure   (B) 
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.
CodeALL RATES ARE NET IN US$ PERSON
1 PAX2 PAX3-4 PAXSingle Supplement
Valid from 01 May to 30 Sept 2014
Luxury – 5*2,6741,6041,550922
Valid from 01 Oct 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
Luxury – 5*3,4892,1042,0501,217

Peak Season & Compulsory Meal Surcharge: 
  • Jahan Cruise: Peak season surcharge at US$ 150 per person for all cruises falling on New Year’s Eve and/or Christmas: Dec 20, 2014; Dec 27, 2014

Price Include:
  • Hotel Accommodation with breakfast and based on twin sharing
  • Private transfer from Ho Chi Minh to My tho port
  • Package 4Days “Pearl Of The Orient” on Jahan Cruise with:
    • All excursion including entrance fee, transportation and English speaking guide services.
    • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary.
    • Transfers in Saigon/Siem Reap from/to meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa
    • Food include fullboard (Breakfast, lunch, dinner – buffet or set menu style)
    • Mineral water, coffee and tea  (from jug) is included all day
    • A selection of fresh fruit juices are included during breakfast and afternoon tea
    • Transfer in Siem Reap from or to the meetingpoint are included
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing as indicated
  • Meals at local restaurant as mentioned
  • Visa approval letter (free) in Vietnam only
  • Mineral water for every day

Price Exclude:
  • Airfare (international and domestic) & airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program
  • Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
  • Port taxes per passengers of 65USD levied by the Cambodian port authority, gratuities, Visa (cost for Cambodian visa is 27USD) and fuel surcharge of any
  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parent’s room and using exisiting bedding. Baby cots available. Children above 5 years must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (single or double room) 

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