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Explore one of the world’s great rivers, passing small villages and sleepy temples that, being inaccessible by road, are well off the tourist trail. A river cruise is the ideal way to explore remote locations while retaining access to luxury accommodation. This journey can be taken either up or downstream, ending or beginning at the temples of Angkor.
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Arrive and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel for 2
Morning tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, the
underground network dug out by the Viet Cong.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for city tour. (B, L)
Private transfer to My Tho to board the
Jayavarman / Jahan for a 7-night cruise to Siem
Reap. Spend the afternoon navigating the waters
of the Mekong delta towards Cai Be. (B, D)
In the morning, take a boat trip around Cai
Be to see the floating market and explore
the islands and orchards of the delta. In
the afternoon, cruise to Sa Dec and enjoy a
traditional sampan ride to Binh Thanh island,
then continue to Tan Chau. (B, L, D)
Morning excursion to a local market and village
that specialises in catfish farming. Return to the
boat and continue upriver, crossing the border
into Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. (B, L, D)
Full-day tour of Phnom Penh, including the Royal
Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the
killing fields of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng
Museum of Genocide. Dinner is followed by a
performance of traditional Apsara dance. (B, L, D)
Sail to the village of Angkor Ban to learn more
about village life. Afterwards, visit the hilltop pre-
Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and enjoy the
panoramic views of the Cambodian countryside.
Continue to the temple of Wat Nokor. (B, L, D)
Sail downstream and stop at the island of Koh
Oknha Tey, notable for its manufacture of high
quality silk products. Afternoon cruise to the
confluence of the Mekong and Tonlé rivers, then
on to Kampong Tralach. Anchor later in the
Tonlé river near Kampong Chhnang. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Kampong Chhnang, then take a local
boat to the shore for a walking tour to see
Khmer pottery and palm sugar production.
Back on board, lunch is served as you cruise
gently along the narrow and meandering
Tonlé river into the vast Tonlé Sap lake.
Farewell dinner and entertainment on board
tonight. (B, L, D)
Early morning crossing of the huge Tonlé Sap
lake. Disembark and board a shared coach
transfer to Siem Reap. Arrive and take a private
transfer to Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor for
3 nights. (B)
Full-day tour of the smaller temples of Angkor,
including the Roluos Group, Banteay Srei, Preah
Khan and Neak Pean. (B, L)
This morning, explore picturesque Ta Phrom
and Prasat Tanei where a light picnic
breakfast is served. Continue to the jewel
of the Khmer empire: Angkor Wat. In the
afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, the Terrace
of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper
King. End the day with a visit to Bayon at
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
When on board the
cruise, the transfers and excursions relevant
to that cruise are operated as a group with
other passengers who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients.
The itinerary that is shown above
is correct for times of high water in the region,
typically from the end of July to mid-November.
At other times of the year, water levels on Tonlé
Sap are too low to navigate, meaning that the
excursions above may be rearranged and, on
day 11, a coach will transport passengers from
Kampong Cham to Siem Reap.
The sister ship to the Jayavarman, the Jahan offers a luxury cruising experience, with 26 elegant cabins furnished in a distinctive British Indian colonial style. On board, facilities include the Viceroy dining hall, which serves western, Khmer and Vietnamese specialities; the Funnel Bar; a pool deck; a gym and steam bath. Signature services include high tea in the observatory, a cruise concierge desk and private shore excursions with a tour assistant.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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