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Mekong River - Downstream

Phnom Penh to Saigon - Example 4 Day Cruise aboard The Jahan
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Embark on a 4-day river cruise aboard the Jahan. From Phnom Penh to Tan Chau, immerse yourself in a world of cultural wonders and natural beauty. As you sail towards Vietnam, indulge in massages, culinary workshops, and afternoon tea. Explore Tan Chau's vibrant town life, visit a fish farm, and experience a traditional dragon dance in My An Hung Village. Witness the stunning dawn scenery at Binh Thanh Island and meet local communities. Conclude your journey with a farewell party in My Tho before returning to Saigon. Cherish the memories of the Mighty Mekong forever.
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Highlights
  • Wake up to a stunning dawn scenery on Binh Thanh Island and witness traditional mat-making
  • Explore My An Hung Village and learn about local farming practices
  • Discover the vibrant town life of Tan Chau through a Xeloi tour
  • Experience the unique beliefs and spirit of Cao Dai at a local temple
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Day 1: Phnom Penh | Embark | Tan Chau

After check-in, Heritage Line welcomes you to the lobby lounge for a safety briefing before embarking on their Mekong River adventure. Once the ship sets sail, you have the morning and afternoon. You can indulge in massages, relax on the terrace deck sunbed, or enjoy private balcony kickbacks. You can also visit the bridge to hear stories from the captain about the river or join a culinary workshop to learn more about Khmer gastronomy. 

You can sip drinks and nibble on treats during afternoon tea while approaching the border and finally arriving in Vietnam. The ship moors near Tan Chau, a slow-paced border town with a significant Chinese, Kinh, and Khmer community, providing views of the riverbanks.

Day 2: Tan Chau | My An Hung | Binh Thanh Island

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam.

After your morning Tai Chi session and a delightful breakfast, explore this area, renowned primarily for its aquaculture. Upon disembarking, immerse yourselves in the vibrant town life of Tan Chau by boarding "xelois" (the Vietnamese word for rickshaws). Your Xeloi driver leisurely navigates through a network of streets, allowing you to observe workshops, street vendors, shops, and the intriguing day-to-day activities of the locals. Your journey takes you to the local market, where you mingle with residents as they go about their morning shopping routines. Continuing, visit a Cao Dai temple and meet with one of the priests, who will enlighten you about the unique beliefs and spirit of Cao Dai. Your final destination is a fish farm operated for many years by a local family, who benefit from this distinctive business. Here, you can gain insight into the essential knowledge required to manage such a unique regional enterprise.

After being back onboard a siesta after lunch, your expert guides offer a presentation about life in the Mekong Delta as the ship continues to My An Hung near Sa Dec province. My An Hung Village is a beautiful example of an authentic, local village in the Mekong Delta where time stood still. You receive lovely insights into the private household of a local family and visit the seasonal vegetable fields to understand what the farmers are cultivating. A Vietnamese tea tasting at a local family's house is accompanied by a presentation of various fruits grown nearby, freshly cut from the tree. An artistic group performs displays of the traditional dragon dance, while you can snack on the "vitamins bombs".

Back onboard, the ship sails into the sunset towards your destination for the next day. A complimentary cocktail hour and snacks at the pool with music and dance vibes are offered to enjoy the blue hour before dinner is served.

Day 3: Binh Thanh Island | Tan Phong Island | My Tho

Wake early to embrace the stunning dawn scenery when the Delta's inhabitants have been active for hours. Enjoy the daily Tai Chi class before indulging in a lavish breakfast buffet. By local boat, head out to one of the larger islands in the Mekong known as Binh Thanh. This island is home to several communities that sustain themselves by cultivating water hyacinths. Strolling through the village, you can gain profound insights into local life and witness the traditional mat-making process. Additionally, you can have the opportunity to meet a local elderly couple who have spent their entire lives on this island. They enjoy engaging in conversations with foreign visitors.

Afterward, the ship makes its final journey to My Tho, offering some little farewell party vibes.

Day 4: My Tho | Saigon | Disembark | Return Home

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Enjoy your last breakfast aboard your floating home. Disembark the ship after breakfast and take a bus transfer from My Tho to Saigon. It is only around 70 kilometers on the highway, and you arrive in Saigon by mid-morning.

The team hopes you enjoyed this fascinating river cruise, as the crew always does. Moreover, take the enchanting memories and friendships with you and share the stories of this amazing river - the Mighty Mekong.

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The Jahan - Superior Stateroom
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Superior Staterooms
Room Size: 30 sqm/323 sqft (8 double beds and 4 twins) Located in the main deck and all have private balconies. It comes with air conditioning, an espresso machine, a minibar, and a hot water kettle. The spacious rooms are designed gracefully with hand-painted wall-to-ceiling decors and a private balcony for relaxing. The in-cabin bathroom has an out-sized shower.
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Deluxe Stateroom
Room Size: 30 sqm/323 sqft (6 double beds and 2 twins) Located in the upper deck, the stateroom features interconnected cabins ideal for families and groups of friends. Each cabin comes with multiple features from a luggage rack, in-room safe, music and cabin system, inhouse phone, a sun hat, and desk and chairs.
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Signature Suites
Room Size: 36 sqm/388 sqft (2 doubles with 32 sqm and 2 doubles with 36 sqm) Located in the upper deck area, while two more are based at the very front of the main deck.
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Noble Suite
Room Size: 51 sqm/549 sqft. The majestic suites are individually designed and situated at a prime location at the front part of the upper deck. Guests can enjoy these spacious suites that feature a private balcony with a jacuzzi as they enjoy the beautiful scenery. The room comes with butler service for all the guests' needs. The stylish private bathrooms include bathrobes and a hairdryer.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Internet access (in limited areas)
  • Daily Group Shore-Excursions
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • All transfers as per itinerary by air-conditioned Vehicles
  • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Spa Treatments
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Passport or Visa fees

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