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A River Journey on the Mekong (Jayavarman)

Private Travel | Cruises | Non-exclusive 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3495 Current prices from: £3495
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 Jayavarman 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

Can Tho (Mekong Delta)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 221 452 843 1656 2048 2118 2319 2419 26210 2078 1185
Rainy Days 6 4 5 8 15 16 17 17 19 19 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dalat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661 1559 1559 1457
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 241 422 873 1837 1918 2088 24310 2419 24810 1817 914
Rainy Days 8 6 7 10 17 21 22 24 22 20 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Danang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 331 321 351 572 974 883 1034 30112 52821 36714 2108
Rainy Days 4 5 5 8 14 19 18 22 18 14 7 5
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679 2577

Hanoi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2373 2781 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2984 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1864 2170 2577 2679 2679 2679 2577 2272 1966 1559
Sunshine hours 3 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 281 422 974 1817 24210 25810 29712 2259 1255 572 191
Rainy Days 10 12 15 14 15 15 16 17 14 11 8 5
Humidity N N N M VH E E VH VH H L N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 80 231 632 1837 26110 25710 24910 27011 25510 1566 653
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 15 16 17 18 20 18 12 9
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hoi An

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2882 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2068 2170 2373 2577 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 924 321 301 341 562 994 904 1044 29712 52621 36314 2068
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 20 19 23 19 15 7 5
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hue

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 2984 2679 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1315 442 502 472 853 964 984 1134 35114 52020 44518 25010
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 19 19 23 18 13 6 4
Humidity N L M H VH VH VH VH VH H M N
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2475 2679 2882 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2781 2577

Mai Chau

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2882 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2882 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 4 3 3 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 301 482 1074 1978 28211 29612 35914 24710 1295 592 221
Rainy Days 9 10 13 13 16 18 19 21 16 11 7 5
Humidity VH VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nha Trang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2475 2577 2475 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 6
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 161 291 432 813 542 572 602 1496 28811 28111 1656
Rainy Days 6 5 5 8 15 18 19 21 20 18 12 9
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2679 2781 2984 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882 2781 2577

Phan Thiet

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 3290 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 151 271 592 1536 1907 1928 1978 25310 25310 2028 1205
Rainy Days 7 5 5 8 15 17 18 20 20 19 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2781 2882 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679

Phu Quoc

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3290 3391 3391 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 371 351 793 1325 1887 24310 27011 36915 28211 27311 2038 984
Rainy Days 6 5 6 8 16 17 18 19 20 19 14 9
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Sapa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2882 2475 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2475 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 331 492 1054 1827 24210 28711 32213 2169 1104 532 251
Rainy Days 8 8 9 12 15 19 22 23 17 13 8 6
Humidity N N N N L M M M L N N N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Battambang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3595 3595 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 141 492 823 1416 1456 1596 1616 2369 2118 823 171
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 14 13 16 18 17 14 6 2
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Phnom Penh

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3493 3493 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 80 291 683 1667 1566 1496 1626 24510 26310 1155 271
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 15 15 16 16 19 17 9 4
Humidity H H VH VH E VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Siem Reap

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3493 3697 3697 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 90 281 643 1466 1667 1867 2249 25010 2158 612 70
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 15 15 18 18 18 15 6 2
Humidity H VH VH E E VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tatai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3391 3290 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 612 1034 1345 35514 72328 69327 91636 60524 33713 1195 311
Rainy Days 4 5 8 11 20 23 24 25 24 20 10 4
Humidity Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

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

(N)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive and transfer to the Caravelle Hotel 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 Jayavarman 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

(B)

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.

Itinerary:

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 Jahan

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.

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

  • The Jayavarman
    The Jayavarman

    Inspired by the golden age cruise liner, Normandie, the Jayavarman is Indochina’s first boutique river cruiser, offering uncompromising luxury. All 27 spacious cabins and suites are beautifully furnished and have private balconies. Facilities include a sundeck, library with internet access, observatory and Apsara beauty salon and spa.

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  • Park Hyatt Saigon
    Park Hyatt Saigon

    The Park Hyatt Saigon is the city's foremost luxury hotel, centrally located on Lam Son Square, near the Opera House and within walking distance of the city's shopping, entertainment and tourist attractions. Rooms and suites are decorated in an opulent French colonial style with wooden floors, separate work area, high-speed internet access and white marble bathroom with walk-in rain shower. The spacious Park Suite King rooms feature a separate living room area and wooden shutters that provide a warm residential ambience. The Xuan Spa offers private treatment rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness studio. Diners can choose from two innovative restaurants, one serving Vietnamese seafood dishes and steak, the other offering an all-day Italian dining venue. Afternoon tea can be taken at The Park Lounge, while the martini bar is one of the city's top nightlife destinations. Features: 245 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, 2 restaurants, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: ...

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  • Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor
    Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor

    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.

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Dates & prices

MEL2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £4495 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

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