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4 Day, 3 Night Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Cruise in Cambodia

4 Day, 3 Night Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Cruise in Cambodia

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Details

Courtesy of Heritage Line, enjoy a 4 day, 3 night Mekong Cruise for 2 guests on The Jahan from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The winner and their guest will be staying in a Superior Stateroom (double). Cruise is valued at approximately $3,264 USD / £2,280 GBP*.

Stay includes: daily (group) shore excursions as mentioned in the program, all entrance fees, transportation as mentioned in the program, transfers to/from the meeting point/ship, tour guide services (English speaking), daily Tai Chi classes and onboard entertainment, steam bath, welcome drink, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (on full sailing days or as indicated in program), free flow of beverages (mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee) at all times, free flow of local beer and house wine by glass during lunch and dinner, drinking water in room and during excursions, insurance (passenger liability), taxes, fuel, river pilots, local anchorage fees and internet throughout the boat (subject to cellular network signal).

Please note the winner and their guest will be required to pay the following additional fees: Port tax of $65 USD per person and cruise, crew and guide gratuities, any visa fees, private transfers and any other transfer not stated in the program, and all personal expenses and purchases, including, but not limited to: additional beverage purchases, premium spirits, fuel surcharges if any, medical services, spa treatments and telephone expenses, along with any other services not mentioned in the program.

Cruise dates:

To be booked in advance and taken between 01 June to 30 December 2018, excluding cruises in November and over 24 December, subject to availability.

The Heritage Line is a singular cruise line. Passionate to the core about creating unforgettable and refined river voyages, we operate luxurious ships on Southeast Asia’s most fascinating waterways.

The Heritage Line is a collector of distinctive vessels and it compassionately designs and builds ships with inimitable décor and outfitting. Details are painstakingly crafted to remake history, and every boat has its own tale to tell. The Heritage Line journeys inspire their guests to return, time and time again.

The winner and their guest will be going on a Mekong cruise on a luxury boutique vessel: The Jahan, which combines distinguished charm, comfort, colonial elegance and a refined ambiance. The Jahan enchants as Heritage Line’s most romantic cruise liner, evoking the glory of former ‘British India’. This vessel offers all facilities of a fine resort to make guests feel at home and at ease, like the regal abode of a Shah.

The vessel features: the extravagant Raj of India lobby lounge, perfect to kick back and read a magazine from the library; the Viceroy Dining Hall located on the terrace deck with access to a small veranda at the back of the ship; the open wood paneled East India Club funnel bar offering true East-Indian ambiance, ideal to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset; the Observatory is a stylish Indian indoor lounge with wide cosy divans and a front row view of the Mekong through 180 degree panoramic windows; the spa is a haven of relaxation with two private treatment rooms; a terrace deck with pool and shaded loungers; and finally the fully equipped gym to burn a few calories and steam bath for quiet relaxation afterwards.

Summary Itinerary:

Day 1: Siem Reap – Kampong Cham: Gather in the morning at the welcome lounge in Siem Reap. Relax with a drink as our staff collects your details for the boarding. Then, bid farewell to the iconic sights of Angkor and travel over land south to the town of Kampong Cham where the ship awaits. The transfer takes about 4.5 hours, snacks and water are provided during the trip. Upon arrival you check in to your well prepared staterooms. A lunch buffet is served in the dining hall. Make yourself familiar with all facilities onboard and take some rest. In the afternoon learn more about the education of the young Cambodian generation (NGO project). The children join us on board, always excited to show their skills in music and art. Be sure to be bathed in smiles upon your applause. After the performance, leave the ship by bus for an afternoon excursion. During low water season, we have the chance to see a bamboo bridge which connects the mainland with an island. Local communities re-build the bridge every year when water levels drop. Continue the land journey to the enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey (7th century). This small complex sits on a hill top on the shore with a breath-taking view over the Mekong. When returning to the ship, enjoy some private time until dinner is served in the dining hall and the lounge cinema will feature selected classic movies (every night).

Day 2: Kampong Cham – Oknha Tey – Kampong Chhnang: Every morning, Tai Chi class on the sun deck will give you energy for the day ahead. Breakfast is served in the dining hall. The ship sails up towards the small Angkor Ban village on the Mekong River. The Angkor Ban village is famous for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. It feels like being transported back a hundred years ago, into an era unaffected by modernity. Villagers are characterized by their unbridled warmth. Back on board a Monks’ blessing ceremony will deliver spirits and wishes for health and prosperity for all. Enjoy lunch as you set sail downstream the Mekong. In the afternoon a High Tea is offered and staff are keen to show you the variety of traditional Khmer fashion. Arrive at the Island of Koh Oknha Tey. This spot in the middle of the Mekong owns its fame for manufacturing high class silk products. By tuk tuk explore the island with its workshops and learn how silk is processed from its source, provided by little silkworms, to a final top quality product made of original Cambodian silk. After some additional cruising time, passing the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers, the boat anchors near Kampong Chhnang. Have a fresh drink before dinner and marvel at the amazing marshlands of this beautiful area.

Day 3: Kampong Chhnang – Kamp. Tralach – Phnom Penh: Wake up early to witness this spectacular scenery at the break of dawn. Morning Tai Chi class offers the perfect scenery today. Breakfast buffet is served in the dining hall. Now in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, where everything is on sticks balanced on water rich soil. Take a local boat to the shore. By mini bus head to a rural village nearby and go on a walking tour. Guides introduce you to the village specialties – Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar. You should definitely bring some home. Before returning to the boat, explore the floating villages and wetlands of the region. Back on board lunch is served while the cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach. Gliding through leafy swaths of this jungle-like landscape reach Kampong Tralach. Cacophonous children wave enthusiastically while bringing their livestock for a bath in the meandering river. Stop at the “Green School” which is partly supported by Heritage Line. See all this river life – which is so different than ours – by a local ox cart ride. After some additional cruising time the boat arrives at the pier of Phnom Penh. Feel free to have your first exploration by yourself after dinner. Stroll along the river promenade and watch the locals chatting, selling odds and ends or have a drink in one of the numerous bars (kindly inform our crew once you are leaving the ship on your own).

Day 4: Phnom Penh: Welcome to Phnom Penh, once called ‘Paris of the East’. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. It is an amazing town with centuries of incredible history and culture which can still be felt at many street corners. After a final delicious breakfast, you bid farewell to the vessel and begin your journey home.

The winner will be staying in one of the twelve 30sqm. Superior Staterooms which feature light red tones and a fine selection of artwork mounted on walls and ceilings. The Superior Staterooms are situated on the main deck. All are fitted with white wood furnishings, hand-painted wall to ceiling décor, and a queen size bed. The room includes a spacious 4sqm. private balcony; cosy lounge corner; floor to ceiling windows; and a private bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Amenities include: individually controlled air conditioner, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, writing and make-up table, chair, sofa, balcony with two chairs and table, bathrobes, bathroom amenities, sandals, sun hat, hair dryer, tea and coffee facilities, Illy espresso machine, plug in music station with loudspeaker, in house phone, and luggage rack.

Terms and Conditions

Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $3,264 USD by Heritage Line Ltd. – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your Heritage Line Mekong Cruise to coincide with your booking. Your cruise is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and taken between 01 June to 30 December 2018, excluding cruises in November and over 24 December. Please note the winner and their guest will be required to pay the following additional fees: Port tax of $65 USD per person and cruise, crew and guide gratuities, any visa fees, private transfers and any other transfer not stated in the program, and all personal expenses and purchases, including, but not limited to: additional beverage purchases, premium spirits, fuel surcharges if any, medical services, spa treatments and telephone expenses, along with any other services not mentioned in the program. Please note any associated taxes / additional fees / charges etc. will be collected from the winner by the Heritage Line at the time of booking your cruise or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.