Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: 24 Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: www.luxurymekongcruisers.com Email: email@example.com Saigon to Siem Reap or vv - The Lost Civilization 8 days (Code: VMK09) --------------- Travel Saigon - My Tho - Cai be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Route Cham - Wat Hanchey- Kampong Chhnang - Siem Reap Schedule click here Price only from US$1692/person Highlight The cruise aficionados combines places rarely visited with opulent world heritage sites the luxury boutique “Jayavarman”Day 1: Saigon - My Tho (L/D)"The Sea of Mangroves"Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon you will go to My Tho for embarkation. My Tho is 70kmSouth of Saigon and located on the upper Mekong river in Vietnam. Enjoy a cocktail reception at theFunnel Bar and Lounge followed by a Welcome Dinner on the Sun Deck. Drop anchor just outside ofMy Tho for the night.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 2: Cai Be - Chau Doc (L/D)"Vietnamese inventiveness"Starts with the Jayavarman Cruise among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full offruits and vegetables. Proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. Duringa 40 minute cruise, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Deltarural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people.Further stops will allow you to see traditional brick and tile factories and how locals use palm leavesfor houses. After touring the canals, head to the Ba Duc ancient house to have know the descendantsof the former imperial residents. Then you will observe the Cai Be’s colorful floating market from CaibePrincess boat.
Back on the sampans, cruise 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautifulcathedral. Then, group 1 can stay on boat to go straight to the restaurant while group 2 explores theedges of the canals on bicycle. Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa locatedin a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After lunch the cruise will continuewith 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 towards Chau Doc. Moor midstream overnight.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 3: Chau Doc - border crossing (L/D)"Taste of aqua cultural life"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 shortwalk to visit the local market then go by coach to visit Lady Temple. She is the most famous Lady whobrings strong spirit to the local in their daily life. Go back to the quay, you will start a boat excursionto the exciting floating villages and catfish farms witnessing masses of basa fish being fed, hand inhand with a shore excursion to the village of the local Muslim Cham community.By mid-afternoon, The Jayavarman casts off for the border towards Phnom Penh.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 4: Phnom Penh (L/D)"Pearl of the East"Off we go early in the morning to witness a truly indescribable scene while approaching Phnom Penh’sriver promenade. After breakfast, embark on a city tour in this dynamic, historical capital of Cambodiawhich has retained its French colonial charm. Sightseeing in the morning will include the dazzlingwhite and gold architecture of the Royal Palace, outstanding displays of Khmer crafts at the NationalMuseum and the temple on a hill - Wat Phnom. After lunch in a local restaurant, examine the painful,heart wrenching reminders of Cambodia’s ugly past under the Khmer Rouge regime with an excursionto the Genocide museum to learn more about the Cambodian civil war. Introduction and onsite lectureby a local history professor.Thereafter, to ease the nerves a variety of cocktails will be at your disposal, followed by Cambodia’straditional Apsara dance performance. Experience the brilliance and richness of the culture, thesoothing sounds of traditional music, the calming scent of incense sticks and a delicious Khmer foodbuffet on the Jayavarman Cruise.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 5: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham (L/D)"Monks and hilltops"
Depart before the break of dawn from Phnom Penh with a stop at the little known Chong Koh silkweaving village for a leisure walk. We cruise past the Mekong’s tranquil villages and mind blowingriver life with scores of fishermen on duty.Visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple that holds a timeless story. Then,travel to the Cheung Kok Ecotourism Village, a small village developed with support from AssistanceMédiation Internationale (AMICA). Travelers can visit the village and take part in activities toexperience village life. Profits from tourism go towards re-investment into long-term projects.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 6: Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey (L/D)"Cambodias province and the wetlands"Wake up in the wee hours of the morning, truly energized to embark on a journey upriver to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers some ofthe best views in Cambodia. Dating from the 8th century, these ancient structures do justice to thearchitecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of the mighty Angkor. Enjoy spectacularviews of the surrounding well organized rice paddy plains, as well as a travelers blessing performed bythe local monks.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 7: Kampong Cham - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap (L/D)"Waterworld"Before the sun rises, The Jayavarman sets sail to Kampong Chhnang via Prek K’dam along themeandering Tonle Sap River, which narrows through leafy swaths of the South East Asian jungle. Takea walk through Kampong Louang, one of the last silversmith villages, to see the entire communityinvolved in making various silver items to sell. Get back aboard The Jayavarman to eat lunch whilecruising towards Kampong Chhnang.After lunch, take a motorboat excursion from Kampong Chhnang to see the wetlands, floating housesand fish farms in the region. Make a stop at a Heritage Line sponsored floating school to interact withthe children and teach them some English! This is the day to truly experience rural Khmer life. In theevening, a mouth watering Farewell Dinner will be served on the Jayavarman Cruises Sun Deck.Overnight on the Jayavarman CruiseDay 8: Tonle Sap - Siem Reap (B/L)"Angkor Awaits"This great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. The birdlife is profuse and from themiddle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. Witness stillness and tranquility on the way to
Siem Reap. The water level varies a great deal according to the time of the year and the amount ofrainfall recorded. Thus, changes may occur for the different seasons.High Water Program (approx. between July and December)Cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn and 11:00 disembark at Siem Reap Port for onward coach transferto the hotel by 12:00 pmLow Water Program (approx. between December and June)The Jayavarman cruises early morning to Prek K’dam where you will disembark The Jayavarman afterbreakfast. Board a coach at 9:00am which will take you to see a pre-Angorian temple on your way toSiem Reap. A packed lunch and refreshments will be available along the way. Arrive in Siem Reapearly afternoon.See more about Jayavarman CruiseQuotation: US$/Double cabinCabin types Superior Deluxe SignatureHigh Season (HS 2010) 4527 5005 5610High Season (HS 2011) 5205 6006 6452Low Season (LS 2011) 3384 3904 4193We are offering 10% off (up to US$640/cabin) compared with the above rates published byJayavarman Cruise! This policy is applied for first clients only!Schedule Year 2010 2011 Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecMonth (HS) (HS) (HS) (HS) (HS) (HS) (LS) (LS) (LS) (LS) (HS) (HS) (HS) SG - 6/20 4/18 1/15/29 12/26 12/26 9 4/18 2/16/30 13/27 10/24 8/22 5/19 3/17/21 REPREP - 13/27 11/25 8/22 5/19 5/19 2/16 11/25 9/23 6/20 3/17 1/15/29 12/26 10/24 SGNote*: 23% off the above rate for single use Low season: from 01 July to 01 Oct High Season: for other periods other than low season. Rate Excludes the Phnom Penh Port tax of US$65/person US$250/cabin is added for Christmas and New Year Eve Rates include accommodation, full board, all excursions, entrance fee and transportation, drinking water all day and coffee/tea for breakfast.Other policies: Children (from 5-12): 80% off on regular Cruise price/cabin without extra bed Single use: 25% off on regular cruise price Extra bed: 70% off on regular Cruise price/cabin.