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RV Mekong Prestige II

Saigon to Siem Reap by RV Mekong Prestige Cruise

Grade: star star star star
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Cruise Routes: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Koh Chong - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Tonle lake - Siem Reap

Here is some highlights about this program Siem Reap to Saigon or vice versa.

Cultural Highlights:

To complement your tours and shore excursions, take part in Cruisesmekongriver’s Cultural Highlights—immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:

• Visit the fantastic Tonle Sap Lake

• Tour the magnificent ruins of Phnom Penh Captial

• Enjoy traditional Apsara temple dancing and other folkloric performances

• Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong

• View onboard film screenings that will enhance your journey These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Culture Curriculum:

Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of on board multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit.

Learn about:

• The rise and fall of the Khmer empire

• The archeological excavations at Angkor

• History of Vietnam and Cambodia

• History and culture of the Champa people and other ethnic groups

• Key words and phrases in the local languages These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

• Experience hidden peacful villages in remote rural area along The Mekong River

Saigon to Siem Reap by RV Mekong Prestige 8 days or Vice Versa:

Legendary Mekong Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho
Meals:  lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 3: Tan Chau - Border crossing
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 4: Phnom Penh
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 5: Kok Chong - Phnom Penh
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 6: Oudong - Kampong Tralach
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 7: Kampong Chhnang
Meals:  breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
Overnight: RV Mekong Prestige

Day 8: Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap
Meals:  breakfast/

RV Mekong Prestige Cruise Map:


 


 

Cruise holiday Saigon to Siem Reap by RV Mekong Prestige 8 days or Vice Versa

 

*Low water season is approximate from January to middle of September and we will keep you posted 2 weeks before the cruise.  
*High water season is approximate from middle of September to the end of December and we will keep you posted 2 weeks before the cruise.

 

Legendary Mekong Itinerary:

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho (lunch/ dinner)

Meeting at Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon at 9 am for the transfer arrangement to My Tho, located at 70 kilometers away. Arrival in My Tho and welcome on board of RV MEKONG PRESTIGE and settling into the cabins. Lunch on board. Start of sailing in the afternoon.
Welcome Dinner an overnint on the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)


Mekong Rice


Arrival at Cai Be in the morning. After breakfast we take a morning junk trip around Cai Be along a floating market, go ashore to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Walking along the bank river and sightseeing of the rice paper manufacturer and coconut sweets. We cruise past Vinh Long Province to arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. French writer Marguerite Duras spent some of her childhood in Sa Dec, a sprawling busy town in the Mekong Delta. In Sa Dec, Director Jean-Jacques Annaud shot much of his film « The Lover ». Ancient riverboats load and unload at the wharves built almost to the shop doors. Both the school where Duras’ mother taught and the small house behind it where the family must have lived still stand. We see the house of the Chinese Lover of Marguerite. The house now is little museum of « The Lover » in Sadec. Night navigation through the Delta. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 3: Tan Chau - Border crossing (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)

Arrival in the morning at Tan Chau, a remote small town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer to small boats to visit a fishing farm. We go ashore to visit mat’s making workshop, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk weaving workshop. A rickshaw ride round this fascinating town takes you back to the pier for lunch. Cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong River to Phnom Penh. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige.

Day 4: Phnom Penh (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)

Arrival in Phnom Penh in the morning. The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion is arranged to the former High School « S21 », converted to a detention center under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979. Then stop at the former detention camp of Choeung Ek, better known under the name of « Killing Fields ». Dinner on board. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 5: Kok Chong - Phnom Penh (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)

Early morning, sailing from Phnom Penh to Koh Chong. Stop at this silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. Lunch on board. Return to Phnom Penh and afternoon at leisure for a discovery of the city on your own. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 6: Oudong - Kampong Tralach (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)

Morning journey upriver heading for Oudong. Lunch on board. Arrival at Oudong in the early afternoon, distant of 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. Between 1618 and 1866, Oudong was the capital city of Cambodia. Erected at a hilltop, this place counts numerous Stupas dating of the last Khmer Kings. After the visit, departure in bus to Kampong Tralach. You will visit there the very charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back from the last century and which has retained beautiful wall paintings. Return to the ship and Dinner on board. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 7: Kampong Chhnang (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner)


Phnom Penh32


Morning sailing on the Tonle Sap River, which connects the Mekong River to the Tonle Lake. Arrival at Kampong Chhnang, located at approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Then, boarding on local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The whole village is floating. The life of the entire population is connected with the river and all people evolve in boats through the canal system which criss-cross this little town. Overnight in the RV Mekong Prestige

Day 8: Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap (breakfast/ lunch/ )

Crossing of the lake early in the morning. The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length. Here bird life is profuse. Because the water levels of the lake and river vary a great deal according to the time of year and rainfall. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer either to hotel in Siem Reap or to the airport.

Important notice:

In case of low waters, it may happen that navigation on the Tonle Sap Lake is impossible for the RV Mekong Prestige. If that occurs, a fast boat or a coach will assure the link with the other bank of the lake where the embarkation on the RV Mekong Prestige will take place. Furthermore, all the aforementioned cruising schedule and program timing are indicative and subject to modification.

RV Mekong Prestige Rates And Dates:

RV Mekong Prestige Rates in 2016 and 2017:

 PUBLIC RATE IN USD$/ PER PERSON IN DOUBLE CABINS

CABIN CATEGORY - DECK

RATE

Low Season

RATE

High Season

Stateroom Cabin (23 m²) on Main Deck

1665

1935

Stateroom Cabin (23 m²) on Upper Deck

1840

2105

Junior Suite (27 m²) on Main Deck

2275

2540

Terrace Suite (31m²) on Upper Deck

2630

2885

Single Occupancy on Main Deck (upon request)

2995

3515

Notes: *LOW SEASON SAILINGS: 15 December 2016, 22 December 2016, 29 December 2016, 30 March 2017, 06 April 2017, 13 April 2017. All the rest is high season.

RV Prestige Cruise Dates in 2017 and 2018:

DEPARTURE DATES OF RV PRESTIGE CRUISE IN 2017, 2018
Upstream Saigon to Siem Reap Downstream Siem Reap to Saigon
Embarkation Dates Disembarkation Dates Embarkation Dates Disembarkation Dates
12 January 2017 19 January 2017
19 January 2017

26 January 2017

16 March 2017 

23 March 2017  

 02 February 2017

09 February 2017  30 March 2017 06 April 2017
19 October 2017 26 October 2017 12 October 2017  19 October 2017 
30 November 2017 07 December 2017 04 January 2018 11 January 2018
09 February 2018 16 February 2018 16 February 2018 23 February 2018
11 January 2018 18 January 2018 25 January 2018 11 February 2018
22 February 2018 01 March 2018
08 March 2018 15 March 2018
22 March 2018 29 March 2018 29 March 2018 05 April 2018
05 April 2018 12 April 2018 12 April 2018 19 April 2018

Quotation: US$/Double or Twin cabin, Kindly inquiry us to get lastest discount or promotion for early booking or last miniutes of RV Princess Cruise

Note: we offer special discount for early bird or group booking. Please contact us for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusions:

• Transfer arrangement from Sofitel Plaza hotel in Saigon to the ship in My Tho on day 1 and from the ship to Siem Reap hotel or airport on day 8
•  Full board in the selected category on the R/V Mekong Prestige
• All meals from Lunch on Day 1 until Breakfast on Day 8
• Drinks on board : Mineral Water, non alcoholic beverages, local beers (all day long) and local  wine during the meals
• Tipping on board
• All excursions and entrance fees with English speaking guide as per descriptive programme
• Assistance of an English speaking Cruise Director
• Port taxes

Exclusions :

• Overseas flights
• Beverages other than mentioned
• Ashore tipping
• Visa arrangements
• Insurances

 
 
 
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