At a glance
14 Day Cruise on The Jahan, Heritage Line from £3,525 pp incl. flights
Departure 18 September 2019 | Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap on Jahan
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Mỹ Tho
- Cái Bè
- tp. Châu Đốc
- Phnom Penh
- Kampong Cham
- Wat Hanchey
- Kampong Chhnang
- Siem Reap
All departures (6)
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap on Jahan
Exclusive tailor-made fares
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights between London, Saigon & Siem Reap
- Private transfers throughout
- 4 nights accommodation in a mix of B&B and half-board
- 7 nights on board the 5* Jahan Cruise, inclusive of all meals and touring
- Small group tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat
- Privately guided tour of the Angkor temple complex
Cruise also operates in reverse. Fares based on low season.
Day by day itinerary
Fly overnight from London to Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel, the Intercontinental Asiana, Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
This morning, board a speedboat for a group tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and beat the crowds by arriving hours before the large bus tours. During the journey enjoy a stunning river cruise, and listen to your English-speaking guide introducing life along the banks of the Saigon River. On arrival, your guide will take you on a tour through the famous tunnels used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. The tunnel network stretches over 250km and extends over three levels underground, providing you with a remarkable insight into the hardships, courage, determination and terror of a guerrilla war.
Lunch will be taken at a local Vietnamese restaurant, where you'll be able to sample some unique regional dishes before heading back to Saigon for a half-day city tour that features a visit to the former Presidential Palace, the Saigon History Museum, the neo-Romanesque Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Dong Khoi Street, a bustling avenue full of shops, cafés, restaurants and beautiful French architecture. Your tour also includes a visit to the Saigon Skydeck on the 48th floor of the Bitexo Financial Tower, offering superb 3600 views of the city.
Return to the Intercontinental Asiana Hotel.
A private transfer will take you to the town of My Tho in the Mekong Delta, where you'll board the Jahan for your river cruise to Cambodia. Enjoy a welcome drink then settle into your cabin as you leave Ho Chi Minh City behind and cruise deep into the Delta.
You may wish to begin your day with Tai Chi on the deck, before taking a sampan tour of the colourful Cai Be floating markets. Visit some local orchards and traditional country homes before cruising to Sa Dec, where there is the chance to take another sampan tour and watch rattan making.
Cruise to the town of Chau Doc, which is rich in French-colonial architecture, and see its bustling market flooded with tropical fruits. Observe beautiful textiles being woven on old wooden looms before continuing on towards the Cambodian border.
Keep cruising upriver to Phnom Penh, a fascinating city with a wealth of sights to explore. In the evening enjoy a traditional Khmer dance performance on board and an al fresco barbecue dinner.
Depart before dawn for vibrant Kampong Cham, stopping en route at a seldom-visited silk weaving village. Another stop gives you a chance to revel in traditional village life, with the opportunity to join in some of the daily activities.
In the early hours, set off for the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the river, it offers some of the best views in Cambodia. Depending on the season, there may be a chance to take a Zodiac boat ride to a beach for the chance to swim in the Mekong River.
Embark for Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River, then take a walk through Kampong Louang, one of the last traditional silversmith villages, and see the entire community involved in making various silver items to sell.
This morning, experience the natural wonder of Tonle Sap Lake, with its floating villages and abundant bird life, before travelling to Siem Reap, where your Jahan cruise will end.
Transfer to the Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap
Spend an incredible day touring the ancient and mysterious Temples of Angkor, starting with the most famous, Angkor Wat. Also visit the Bayon, atmospheric tree-covered Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn before heading out for a farewell meal. Return to teh Shinta Mani Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap
After breakfast, transfer to Siem Reap airport for your onward flight, arriving into the UK the next day
This tour also operates in reverse starting in Siem Reap and finishing in Saigon.
Sailing on The Jahan
Plying the slow, swirling waters of the Mekong, The Jahan is Heritage Line’s most romantic cruise liner.