From its city start in the Tibetan Plateau, The Mekong River winds
through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before breaking into
tributaries in Vietnam'Mekong Delta. The glistening rice paddies,
tangled fruit orchards and floating fish farms of the delta all depend
on this river's bounty.
Herritage Line operates two luxurious
vessels in the thick, lush delta: the father of our fleet, The Jayavarman, and
his brother, The Jahna. Custom ordered to evoke the stately elegance of
Indochine and the rich artistry of an Indian Maharaja's palace, these
craft combine old-world elegance with modern comfort.
Mekong Delta, Herratige Line's cruises explore the age-old ways of life
supported by this majestic river. Guests can ride bicycles through the
rice fields; sip homemade fruit liqueur in a pomello orchard; and quiet
riverside temples. With so much to see and learn, and so many ways to
relax, guests will feel both pampered and invigorated.
Vietnam is perhaps the only country to use the words "land" and "water" to mean "nation".
Crisscrossed by myriad waterways, the only way to experience the Mekong
Delta is by boat. Hermitage Line's Cruises take you through Vietnam's
rural heartland to Cambodia's temple strewn capital. Options include the
seven-night Lost Civilization cruise; the three-or four-night Serenity
cruise; the three-night Pearl of the Oriental Cruise; and the two-night
Deep in the Delta cruise. Guests seeking privacy can opt for special
Day 1 - Hochiminh - My Tho - Cai Be
Bid farewell to the hustle
and bustle of Saigon
as we travel 70 kilometers
by land to My Tho to embark
your boutique Ship. We
will be served
refreshing drinks and light lunch
Ship steadily glides along the
Mekong. We will
bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed
briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome
dinner awaits us.
When approaching Cai Be, the
Ship drops anchor midstream. Light lunch, afternoon tea and
dinner are included. Overnight
in Cai Be.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Transport: Cruises/ Junk
Day 2 - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau
starts with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson
on the sun deck just as the sun
begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.The day-tour starts
with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colourful floating
market on a traditional
(a flat bottomed traditional
Vietnamese wooden boat).
ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river
and quaff the rustic life
on the Mekong
Delta. The cruise will halt
intermittently to allow
paste, rice paper, rice
cookies, rice pop, rice wine
candies are made, enjoy local life along the canals on
way back to the Ship for lunch.
In the afternoon, we cruise to
Sa Dec. Upon
we embark a traditional sampan to tour
Binh Thanh Island to visit
village. Here, every villager
is involved in the process
of making 'rattan mats' and this gives us the
chance to interact
with the older localpeople. We then board the
evening cruise towards Tan Chau.Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The Ship will moor midstream overnight near Tan
to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam. Begin
your day with a hearty breakfast
at the dining hall of your balcony.
Brace yourself for a short excursion in Tan
Chau, a pleasant town
with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and
journey takes you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn the
life of the locals.The inhabitants of these
islands live on houses poised on high stilts - a centuries-old tradition in
part of the Mekong Delta.We stop to visit
a fish farm located in the Tan Chau canal - this farm consists of floating houses and the villagers
living by cultivating fish. You continue by boat to Tan
disembark here and stroll
around this colourful local market with lots ofregional products.
You return to the
Ship after your market visit.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh.
Your journey with the floating sanctuary has come to an end, but will not
forgotten. Disembark after
head into the
city of Phnom Penh to
its culture and history.
Transport: Cruises/ Junk
Superior Cabin, 03 breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinner, admission fee, transportation, tour guide
Port tax per passenger of 65 USD (levied by Port authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice). Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger per day are recommended). Cambodian Visa (available on Upstream cruise only/37 USD).
All cruises include group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking), taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues, transfers in Saigon and Siem Reap from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa. Meals are included full board. Drinking water, coffee/tea (from jug) is included all day.
Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.
Surcharge fee will be applied for single cabin: 559$