12-nights Vietnam and Cambodia: Along The Mekong River, including Angkor & Saigon Cruisetour

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
Jahan
Destination:
Siem Reap/Saigon
Departure Date:
2/12/2018
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1244474
from
$10980


The riverboat Jahan is appointed in grand style, with large, gracious staterooms and luxurious touches. Built in 2011 from the ground up, it is without question the finest ship on the river. Jahan accommodates 48 guests in 24 cabins, including two suites. Every cabin on the ship has a balcony, and the suites each have a private Jacuzzi. At 230 feet long with four decks, she is an expansive ship with public areas where the expedition community can gather to watch life along the riverbank, with everyone sharing in the experience.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Cross International Dateline
2/13/2018
2/13/2018

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
2/14/2018
2/14/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Angkor Thom
2/15/2018
2/15/2018


Explore Angkor Thom's intricate Buddhist ruins, remains of what is considered the last great city of the Khmer Empire. Known for its great Bayon Temple (1190 CE), Angkor Thom holds many wonders to discover, admire and explore as you gaze in awe at the architectural structures elaborately carved from stone.


Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
2/15/2018
2/15/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Angkor Wat
2/16/2018
2/16/2018

Located in Northwestern Cambodia, Angkor, the Capital of the Ancient Khmer Empire was possibly founded around the Ninth Century AD by King Jayavarman II. However, the city reached its peak glory in the 12th Century under Kings Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII. The most beautiful and most famous monument in the city, Angkor Wat, lies about one kilometer south of the Royal town of Angkor Thom which was founded by Jayavarman VII.

Land Tour: Siem Reap
Suggested Private Excursion
2/16/2018
2/16/2018

The small provincial capital of Siem Reap stretches along the Siem Reap river – surrounded by rice paddies and serving as the gateway to centuries-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Angkor Archaeological Park contains numerous temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and legendary Angkor Wat. Those visiting the site stay in Siem Reap. Experience some local flavor, attend a dance performance, or shop in some local craft shops. Angkor Wat’s artistic and archaeological significance rivals the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unspoiled by over-development, many areas of the area are possible to explore away from crowds. Its three-tiered massive pyramid is crowned by five beehive-like towers on the ground. It is the centerpiece of any visit to temples in Angkor. This amazing structure is thought to be dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Suggested Private Excursions

Capture Siem Reap Landscapes on Canvas

Cambodia’s History through the Lens

Meet a Landmine Survivor

Personal Stories from a Pol Pot Survivor

A Well Donation for a Better Life

A Taste of Buddhism

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
2/17/2018
2/17/2018

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Kampong Cham
2/17/2018
2/17/2018

Kampong Cham is a port city on the banks of the Mekong River north of Phnom Penh. The city is most known for Phnom Proh and Phnom Srei, which are temples situated on two hills just outside of town. The views from both temples are lovely, and Phnom Proh is home to a band of very cheeky monkeys who entertain visitors for food. Wat Nokor is an 11th century temple that stands within the city limits. It is truly a beautiful place and many people take the time to wander around the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

Wat Hanchey
2/18/2018
2/18/2018

No information currently available.

Angkor Ban
2/18/2018
2/18/2018

Located along the Mekong River, and part of the Sampov Loun District in north-western Cambodia. Activities while visiting this rural hamlet include, a walking tour of the area, visiting traditional Khmer homes, and visiting with monks at the local Buddhist monastery. The nearby town of Chong Koh is also worth visiting as it is know for silk and cotton weaving offering intricately crafted scarves.

Kampong Tralach-Oudong
2/19/2018
2/19/2018

Kampong Tralach-Oudong is in central Cambodia, where the the Tonle Sap river runs through from the north to the south. Many travelers enjoy a ride in ox-carts or trying local cuisine in the colorful market of Kampong Tralach.

Kampong Chhnang
2/19/2018
2/19/2018

Many people believe Kampong Chhnang is the most beautiful of Cambodian provinces. Kampong Chhnang's main industries are fishing and rice growing, but it is most known for its pottery. In Khmer, chhnang means pot. With a lobster fishing industry thriving in the area, be sure to visit one of the local restaurants to sample some! Kampong Chhnang has a fabulously quaint French Quarter, complete with shady boulevards and large gardens that compliment the crumbling but still stately colonial structures. Even during the colonial times, this city was an important stopping point between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Phnom Penh
Suggested Private Excursion
2/20/2018
2/20/2018

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and situated at the confluence of three rivers, the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac. Considered the gateway to this exotic country, everything of interest can be found within its reach – the temples of Angkor, the beaches to the south and the ethnic minorities and jungles of the north. Being the hub of the country, the city is filled cultural and historic attractions, such as national museums, monuments and the Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda is probably the city’s most visited pagoda because of its vast display of historical objects. There are also over 5000 silver tiles which cover the floor. Over the past few years, the city has experienced an influx of tourists.

Suggested Private Excursions

Experience Local Life on Silk Island

Khmer Rouge Refugee Stories with Youk Chhang

Phnom Penh Urban Exploration by Cyclo

Mekong River
2/21/2018
2/21/2018

The Mekong River in southeastern Asia is the longest river in the region, running from its source in China, near the Tibetan border to the South China Sea, nearly 2,610 miles. It acts as a border between Myanmar and Laos and between Laos and Thailand. It also flows across Cambodia and southern Vietnam before empting into the sea. The river is generally navigable in Laos on. The basin of the river serves as an important agricultural area and irrigates the many rice paddies throughout its course. Over 60 million people depend on the river and its tributaries for food, water and transportation. Known as the Mother of Waters, it supports one of the world’s most diverse fisheries, second only to the Amazon River.

Tan Chau
2/22/2018
2/22/2018

Tân Châu borders Tân Biên District to the west, Hòa Thành District to the southwest, Duong Minh Châu District to the south, and Bình Long to the east. The Saigon River runs along the eastern boundary of the district, and is also the division between Tay Ninh and the provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc to the east. Several waterfalls and springs, the Ngô, Dây among others, are in the district and flow into the Saigon River.

Chau Doc
2/22/2018
2/22/2018

Chau Doc is located along the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The main market in the center of town and the floating markets along the river are worth exploring. The other main attraction of the city is hiking up Sam Mountain where visitors will find traditional Vietnamese Pagoda's and temples.

Sadec
2/23/2018
2/23/2018

Sa Dec is a tranquil town acknowledge by its agricultural and industrial trading center.  Tourist can visit cultural and historic remnants such as Huong Pagoda and Buu Quang Pagoda. Prior to the 19th century, Sa Dec was known to be one of the largest cities in the Mekong Delta.

Cai Be
2/23/2018
2/23/2018

Cai Be is the gateway to the city of Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.  In Cai Be visitors are encouraged to set off by motor boat to visit the floating market and watch locals trading food and and goods on board their vessels. This region is rich in agriculture and travellers can visit orchards, fruit plantations, and flower gardens. There are also a number of French colonial buildings, Gothic churches and other fascinating architecture to explore.

My Tho
2/24/2018
2/24/2018

My Tho is the capital of the Tien Giang province of Vietnam. It was founded in the 1680s by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan after the fall of the Southern Ming dynasty. It's a town easily explored by foot and provides for a taste of Vietnamese river life.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
2/24/2018
2/24/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Land Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
2/24/2018
2/24/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Land Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
2/25/2018
2/25/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Land Tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Suggested Private Excursion
2/26/2018
2/26/2018

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is often referred to as Vietnam’s jewel and the Pearl of the Orient. Located in south Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with more than six million people and over one million motorbikes. Under the current regime the city is once more being rebuilt. Whole blocks are disappearing, being replaced by concrete, steel and glass structures. Central Saigon, which is still the official name for the city center, shows evidence of the French colonial city, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and elegant French architecture. The city is divided into two sections: Saigon, the municipal and historical district, and Cholon (Chinatown), where the entrepreneurial talent and private funds are concentrated. Cholon appears to be the most populated and in general the most vigorous part of Ho Chi Minh City. It is well worth a visit for its bustle and activity and its pagodas, which are reputed to be the finest in the whole city.

Suggested Private Excursions

The Sense of Art

Morning like a Saigon Local

Secrets of Mekong Delta Handicraft Village

Evening Food Tour with Vespa Wanderers

Salon Saigon Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

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Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Balcony Cruise Only Price  
01 - Balcony Cabin - Main Deck $10980
02 - Balcony Cabin - Upper Deck $11790
03 - Balcony Cabin - Main and Upper Decks $13850
Suite Cruise Only Price  
SU - Suite - Upper Deck $16580

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Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
2/12/2018
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Accommodations ashore and aboard ship
  • Most meals
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad Expeditions' Leader and expert guides
  • Internet access (in limited areas)
  • All port charges and service taxes
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights
Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Not Included: Air transportation; personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.; discretionary tips to ship’s crew.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1244474

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