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A River Journey on the Mekong (The Jahan)

Private Travel | Cruises | Non-exclusive 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3795 Current prices from: £3795
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise in style on the Jahan luxury vessel
  • Uncover Vietnam war history in the Cu chi tunnels
  • Visit remote villages, markets & local artisans along the Mekong river
  • Two full days to discover the Angkor temples, finishing with sunset over the site
  • Meet local artisans & visit village workshops
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive and transfer to the Park Hyatt Saigon for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City

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)

Day 4: Mekong cruise

Private transfer to My Tho to board the Jahan for a 7-night cruise to Siem Reap. Spend the afternoon navigating the waters of the Mekong delta towards Cai Be. (B, D)

Day 5: Cai Be • Binh Thanh island

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)

Day 6: Tan Chau

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)

Day 7: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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)

Day 8: Angkor Ban & temples

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)

Day 9: Koh Oknha Tey

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)

Day 10: Kampong Chhnang • Tonlé Sap lake

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)

Day 11: Siem Reap

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)

Day 12: Angkor temples

Full-day tour of the smaller temples of Angkor, including the Roluos Group, Banteay Srei, Preah Khan and Neak Pean. (B, L)

Day 13: Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

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 sunset. (B)

Day 14: Fly home


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive cruise:

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 Jayavarman

The sister ship to Jahan was inspired by the golden-age cruise liner Normandie. The Jayavarman was Indochina’s first boutique-style river cruiser. All 27 spacious cabins and suites are beautifully furnished and have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors leading to private balconies. Facilities include a dining room, bar and lounge, sun deck, library with internet workstation, observatory with binoculars and the Apsara beauty salon and spa.

Luxury tour:

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

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.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Caravelle Hotel
    Caravelle Hotel

    The Caravelle Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping and nightlife district, set on the junction of Dong Khoi Street and Lam Son Square, overlooking the historic Saigon Opera House. The hotel is composed of two buildings: the original 10-floor Caravelle Hotel building that dates from 1959, and the 24-storey tower that was added in 1998. The hotel's rooftop, open-air bar has magnificent 360-degree views of the city.

  • La Residence d'Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap
    La Residence d'Angkor, A Belmond Hotel, Siem Reap

    Located by the river in the centre of Siem Reap, surrounded by majestic old trees, Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is a charming place to relax and escape the heat. Airy rooms are furnished using dark woods with large bathrooms and balconies surrounding a large pool. The restaurant serves local and European food with an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a refreshing drink.

Luxury private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3795 per person

High season from £5495 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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