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Pearl of the Orient (Upstream) aboard The Jahan

Pearl of the Orient (Upstream) aboard The Jahan

From USD $1,693

Description

3 nights Saigon – Phnom Penh (or vice versa). A four-day cruise for cruise aficionados with less time on their hands connecting the Pearl of the Orient with the Paris of the East.

Vietnam and Cambodia play the role of muse to any artist. There is so much to inspire. Whether it’s the steam and aroma wafting from a street stall in Vietnam, being tenderly stirred by an elderly woman in a conical hat, who has done so for decades on the same corner. Or, the breathtaking, slightly intimidating presence of Angkor Wat and the unbelievable feats of men and incredible stories of an ancient time; this region is rich in interest.

The food, scenery, architecture and culture of this region inspire at every turn, and looks back at you through the smiles of its people.

*Upstream and Downstream itineraries available – this indicates the direction the ship will travel. Downstream means from Siem Reap to Saigon. Upstream is the opposite direction from Saigon to Siem Reap.

*A $120 surcharge applies for New Year’s Eve & Christmas departures.

Trip Name
Pearl of the Orient (Upstream) aboard The Jahan
Days
4
Overview
Vessel Type: River Boat Length: 70 metres Passenger Capacity: 48 (in 24 cabins) Built: 2011 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 comfortable in- and outdoor lounges, an outdoor bar, a small boutique, dining room, fitness equipment and a steam room, as well as an excellent spa. Stretching 70 meters/230 feet 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. THE RAJ OF INDIA The boutique British-Indian lobby lounge is the perfect place to kick-back and grab a magazine from our library. WiFi is available as well. The tranquil atmosphere with white, crème and golden tones, wide sofas, comfy chairs, Indian lamps and the Old England styled reception are a throwback to the days of Colonial India. VICEROY DINING HALL The Jahan’s elegant Viceroy Dining Hall is located next to the bar on the Terrace Deck and offers al-fresco dining with free style seating. Ascetically designed, the Viceroy Hall is day light flooded with many high windows. The hall in azure side walls, white ceiling with golden borders and elegant finished chairs and tables shows its full royal shine in the evening when British styled luster bathes the room in decent light. EAST INDIA CLUB The East India Club is an open funnel bar and lounge which recreates a British-India feel with camel bone in-lays and a unique oriental lamp, replete with Sanskrit carvings, hanging down the middle of the bar. The East India Club is the perfect place to unwind and quaff a drink whilst savoring the splendors of the setting sun. OBSERVATORY The Observatory is an elegant, tasteful and welcoming Indian lounge with wide cozy styled diwans. It is the ideal place to “observe” life on the Mekong through the panoramic windows. Play the antique chess game or simply relax after spa whilst munching on some fruit snacks. The Observatory is also used for private functions – candle light dinners. APSARA SPA Enjoy exquisite romance and privacy as the Apsara Spa has two treatment rooms. With more than 20 different aroma oils to choose from as well as a variety of fine treatments, our packages are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. POOL DECK The large pool – constructed with intricate Turkish Mosaic floor tiles is an oasis to refresh. Soak in the rays of the sun on restful sun beds. Then, jump into our splendid Jacuzzi and allow the bubbles to caress you. GYM AND STEAM BATH   Burn away all those extra calories at our gym and steam bath. The bath is a marvelous way to relax with your partner in steamy privacy.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Cai Be
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 refreshing drinks and light lunch 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 midstream. Light lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are included. Overnight in Cai Be.
Day 2 - Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau
Everyday, our journey starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the Sundeck just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.The day-tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on a traditional sampan (a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). During the 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 paper, rice cookies, rice pop, rice wine and coconut candies are made, enjoy local life along the canals on the way back 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 to visit an untouchable village. Here, every villager is involved in the process of making rattan mat and this give us the chance to interact with the old local people. We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Tan Chau.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan Chau.
Day 3 - Day 3: Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh
Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall of your balcony. Brace yourself for a short excursion in Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community.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.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.
Day 4 - Day 4: Phnom Penh
Your journey with the 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.Breakfast is included.
Day 5 - *High water season
The Ship could cruise along in Tonle Sap and dock near Siem Reap pier. It just takes 45 minutes for our coaches to transfer to the meeting point (Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa). The embarkation and disembarkation of the Ship will take place near Siem Reap pier. For downstream (REP-SGN) we will meet at noon (12:00pm) at the meeting point for check in formality. For upstream (SGN-REP) the coaches will drop you off around 10:00am at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. High water season is approximate from middle of September to the end of December. High water and low water season just make itinerary timing schedule changeable in Siem Reap, there will be no changes at other destinations.
Day 6 - *Low water season
The water level goes down and very low in Tonle Sap, so the Ships have to dock in Kampong Cham, where the embarkation and disembarkation will take place. It takes 4.5 hours for our coaches to transfer to the meeting point in Siem Reap (Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa). For downstream (REP-SGN) we will meet at 08:00am for the check-in formality. For upstream (SGN-REP) the coaches will drop you off around 13:30pm at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. Low water season is approximate from January to middle of September.
Day 7 - Please Note:
This itinerary is based on High Water Season. Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-10-202013-10-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
10-10-202013-10-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
10-10-202013-10-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
10-10-202013-10-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE
24-10-202027-10-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
24-10-202027-10-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
24-10-202027-10-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
24-10-202027-10-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE
07-11-202010-11-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
07-11-202010-11-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE
07-11-202010-11-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
07-11-202010-11-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
21-11-202024-11-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
21-11-202024-11-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
21-11-202024-11-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
21-11-202024-11-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE
05-12-202008-12-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
05-12-202008-12-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
05-12-202008-12-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
05-12-202008-12-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE
19-12-202022-12-2020USD $1,693SUPERIOR STATEROOM
19-12-202022-12-2020USD $2,014DELUXE STATEROOM
19-12-202022-12-2020USD $2,336SIGNATURE SUITE
19-12-202022-12-2020USD $2,590NOBLE SUITE

Inclusions

    • Explore the age-old ways of life supported by Mekong river
    • Ride bicycles through the rice fields
    • Sip homemade fruit liqueur in a pomello orchard

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