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Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise Upstream 8 days: Saigon - Siem Reap
Mekong River, Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
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Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise Upstream 8 days: Saigon - Siem Reap

Mekong River, Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
9.4Excellent - 70 reviews
Launched in 2009
27 Cabins
Metal
Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Heritage Line Mekong

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Boutique Shop
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Live Music
  • Pool
  • Spa & Massage
  • Private Balcony
  • Wooden Games
Why choose Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise?
  • Intricate woodcarving cruise in an elegant French-colonial and Khmer design

  • An aesthetic floating art gallery with sophisticated Art-Deco in all cabins and public area

  • Pure indulgence in culinary events, outdoor jacuzzi, spa, cultural & historical lectures

  • Exceptional services and dedicated butlers for the best luxury river cruise experience

  • Deep dive into Vietnamese and Cambodian rustic charms and local histories

Cabin & Rates

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Superior Stateroom

Superior Stateroom

2 pax
20.0 m2
Double/Twin
  • All board - meals included
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Deluxe Stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom

2 pax
23.0 m2
Double/Twin
  • All board - meals included
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Signature Stateroom

Signature Stateroom

2 pax
27.0 m2
King size
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Daily (group) shore excursions & entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and transfers during the cruise
  • Transfers from/to Heritage Line’s meeting point to/from the ship (please read details in the embarkation guide)
  • English-speaking tour guiding on and offshore
  • Entertainment/activities during the cruise as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea, and mineral water
  • Complimentary beverage package
  • Passenger liability insurance
  • Internet on the ship (subject to cellular network signal)
  • Complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments)
  • River pilots
  • Fuel
  • Taxes
Price Excludes
  • Phnom Penh port tax per passenger of 65 USD
  • Crew and guide gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Private transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Other beverages than those stated under inclusions
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments
  • Port and anchorage fees
  • All other services or items not listed under inclusions
Cancellation Policy
  • For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:
  • 90 days or more: 30% of the cruise price
  • 60 to 89 days: 50% of the cruise price
  • 30 to 59 days: 75% of the cruise price
  • Less than 30 days : 100% of the cruise price
Children Policy
  • A child from 5 to 11 years old: 50% of adult rate (sharing bed ), or 75% of adult rate if staying in a cabin with one adult . Children below 5 years are not allowed on board

Cruise Itineraries

4 days: Saigon - Phnom Penh
4 days: Phnom Penh - Saigon
5 days: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
5 days: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
8 days: Saigon - Siem Reap
8 days: Siem Reap - Saigon
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Tan Chau
Day 3: Tan Chau - Border Crossing - Phnom Penh
Day 4: Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 5: Phnom Penh - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang (Tonle River)
Day 6: Tonle River - Koh Oknha Tey - Kampong Cham (Mekong River)
Day 7: Kampong Cham
Day 8: Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Last update 14:54 Monday 27 Nov 2023

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Time changing between high water and low water program may different each year. It depends on water level of the river so the exact schedule will be confirmed exactly 2 weeks before the travel date .
  • Kindly provide us passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth, validity of visa) of passengers at least four weeks prior to cruise date.
  • Passport: Heritage Line is required to keep guests' passport during the cruise due to port authority at different port of calls. Our tour guide will collect clients’ passports at the meeting point. The passport of guests will be kept until their disembarkation.
  • Visas: For the downstream cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam, guests are required to have Vietnam visa before embarkation. Vietnam visa should be valid from or earlier. For the upstream cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia, Heritage Line will help to arrange a Cambodia visa onboard upon border arrival. A Visa fee of 35 USD/person will be added to the client’s invoice onboard.
  • Gratuities: HL suggests that if satisfied with the service a gratuity will be collected on the last day aboard. HL suggests USD5 per passenger per day. Gratuities shall be settled together with the shipboard account at the end of a cruise. Please note that guests are under absolutely no obligation to make any gratuity at all. Guests may tip HL tour guides separately and the amount would be at your discretion.

About Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise

Welcome aboard our 5-star Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise - Palace of the King! Immerse yourself in a captivating French-Indochinese design and exceptional service sailing through picturesque riverscapes in the mighty Mekong.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise has 04 main decks with 27 cabins and outstanding 5-star facilities that promise to bring you lavish accommodations on board.

The main deck includes 14 Superior Suites (20m2) and 02 separate Aspara Spa rooms.

The upper deck contains 08 Deluxe Suites (23m2) and 02 Signature Suites named Jayavarman and Bao Dai (27m2). It still has the atmosphere of the Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge.

The terrace deck boasts the Club 1930 Funnel Bar & Lounge as well as the Indochine Dining Hall.

The sun deck is an ideal place to sunbathe in lounge chairs and swim in the pool while enjoying the stunning views of the Mekong River.

Heritage Line Jayavarman Deck Plan

Detailed deck plan of 4 floors

The Heritage Line Jayavarman offers a luxurious experience cruise to Vietnam - Cambodia with first-class service and professional staff, ensuring an elite and unforgettable journey.

Lounge Indochine Dining Hall

The Dining Hall on the terrace deck can accommodate around 60 guests, offering a serene backdrop with panoramic river views. With its inclusive open kitchen and captivating themed design, the ship also features the Lounge Indochine, providing a stylish and relaxing ambiance for guests to enjoy.

Club 1930 Funnel Bar

The bar and lounge is a vibrant and lively spot inspired by the 1930s club. With its unique funnel-shaped design, it offers a cozy and intimate setting for 8 - 10 guests to enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere, socialize, and savor their favorite drinks.

Henry Mouhot Lobby Lounge

Located on the upper deck and named after the renowned French naturalist and explorer Henri Mouhot, the lobby lounge offers a stylish and comfortable space for up to 20 guests to let their hair down.

Swimming Pool

This luxury Mekong River cruise boasts a state-of-the-art pool, where approximately 10 guests can enjoy a refreshing dip at a time. With its contemporary design and scenic views, the pool offers a relaxing oasis for guests to chill out on their river cruise.

Outdoor Jacuzzi On Deck

Impressive view from the grand jacuzzi pool

Beauty Spa & Massage

You can fully relax and enjoy the professional services provided by the skilled staff onboard. If you wish to indulge in a spa experience, there are two private rooms available in the spa area, which can serve 4 guests at the same time.

NOTE: To book the massage service, kindly reach out to the Cruise Manager directly to make arrangements.

Service & Activities

There are 3 main upstream routes on the Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise: the 4-day itinerary from Saigon to Phnom Penh, the 5-day from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, and the 8-day from Saigon to Siem Reap. The downstream route travels with a similar itinerary (slightly adjustable) but has inverse starting and ending points.

  • 4-day-3-night itinerary

Explore Cai Be

You will have the opportunity to not only hear captivating explanations about the intriguing trading culture of the locals on the water but also personally witness and experience the fascinating reality of their daily lives.

Walk through Sa Dec

Spend an afternoon exploring the lively community of Binh Thanh Island in Sa Dec, where various groups live and thrive by cultivating water hyacinths. Engage in a fascinating walking tour through the village, immersing yourself in the native way of life and gaining a deeper understanding of the local culture.

Explore Tan Chau by "xe loi"

Utilize the traditional mode of transportation known as "xe loi," which serves as a special car in this area. This unique experience will take us through workshops, houses, and shops, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of the local community.

  • 5-day-4-night itinerary

Go through the river in Kampong Tralach

Experience the charm of traveling in an ox-drawn vehicle on Day 2, which will take us to a picturesque settlement nestled along the riverbank. We will venture along winding roads, passing by beautiful terraced rice fields, immersing ourselves in the tranquil countryside scenery. 

Come to Kampong Chhnang (Tonle River)

The ship sails along the narrow channel of the Tonle River, guiding us to Kampong Chhnang's captivating water world. We transfer to a native boat and then a minibus to reach a remote community celebrated for its Khmer-style ceramics and the production of palm sugar made from the Cambodian "skor not" palm tree.

Reach Koh Oknha Tey

On Day 3, you will discover Koh Oknha Tey, an island located amid the Mekong River, celebrated for its renowned silk production. Immerse yourself in the artistry and beauty of silk as you explore this captivating destination.

See the Wat Nokora temple

Explore the tranquil Wat Nokora monastery in around 1 hour on the fourth day, the largest temple in Kampong Cham Province, known for its distinctive black sandstone construction.

  • 8-day-7-night itinerary

For those with more time, the 8-day itinerary is a fantastic choice as it combines the highlights of both the 4-day and 5-day itineraries. This extended journey will take you along the magnificent Mekong River, starting from Ho Chi Minh City and leading you to the captivating cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Silk Weaving Village Nearby Tonle River

Witness the traditional Khmer silk weaving process on Koh Oknha Tey

On board the Heritage Line Jayavarman, guests can indulge in a variety of entertainment activities that are designed to enhance their luxurious experience.

  • Life aboard entertainment

Expert Lecture

A French expatriate professor presents informative and engrossing lectures about Cambodian modern history, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Apsara Dance

Celestial dancers perform traditional Apsara dances, captivating spectators and telling stories deeply rooted in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

Workshops

The cruise offers various workshops for guests to participate in. One of the workshops is a hands-on and educational cooking class, where guests can learn about the ingredients used in Vietnamese and Khmer signature dishes. The chefs onboard take pride in imparting their skills and knowledge to the audience. Guests also receive a cooking book of local dishes as a gift to remember their trip.

Join Cooking Class

Get insight of traditional culinary with cooking classes onboard

Read Books

The ship features a small library with a variety of novels, photo books, coffee table books, magazines, and newspapers. Guests can relax in the library's sofa-lounge corner and enjoy a good read.

Movie Nights

Each evening, the indoor lounge transforms into a "Floating Cinema." Guests can settle in with a glass of wine and watch top documentaries or classic films in a unique and cozy setting.

Gala Dinner

During the Mekong voyage, one evening is dedicated to a lavish Gala Dinner. The sun deck is transformed into an extravagant culinary space, featuring an open-air barbecue station where chefs grill a variety of finest dishes. The dinner is accompanied by a variety of side stations, and guests can enjoy an exquisite Khmer Apsara dance performance for entertainment.

Evening Lounge Cinema

The indoor lounge serves as a lounge cinema during movie nights. Guests can enjoy the film screenings while lounging comfortably in the cozy atmosphere of the lounge.

Theatre Room with classic movies

Theatre room with classic movies

  • Life aboard well-being

Morning Tai Chi

Every morning, guests have the opportunity to participate in a Tai Chi class held in a new locale and unique setting. Participating in Morning Tai Chi allows guests to start their day in the fresh morning air surrounded by the river. It's a perfect way to awaken the body and mind before breakfast.

Jacuzzi & Sunbathing

Whether guests want to take a refreshing dip or relax in the warm water, the Jacuzzi provides a serene setting to unwind and take in the vibrant local life along the Mekong River. Besides, with comfortable loungers and sunbeds, guests can bask in the sun, either in the shade or under the open sky. It's a perfect opportunity to soak up the warmth and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the river while taking in the picturesque views.

Spa & Massage

  • Price range: From US $38 to $94
  • Duration: 30 - 90 minutes/ session

The spa package offers targeted relief and relaxation to alleviate discomfort and promote overall wellness. With a variety of Thai and Laos massages or herbal/ aroma therapies, the experienced and well-trained staff will satisfy your pain significantly. The stress reliever package is tailored for those experiencing pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.

Relax At The Spa

Rejuvenate with spa treatments

The Heritage Line Jayavarman also offers different services for three types of suites: Superior, Deluxe, and Signature.

For the Superior Suite, guests can enjoy turn-down gifts and afternoon tea.

The Deluxe Suite includes additional features such as a balcony breakfast, a welcome fruit basket, and a welcome flower bouquet.

The Signature Suite offers even more luxurious services, including a newspaper delivered to the room, laundry service, a complimentary mini-bar replenished daily, sparkling wine or a similar bottle, dedicated butler service, and a 60-minute spa treatment per person.

NOTE: These services are available on all itineraries, except for the laundry service and complimentary mini-bar, exclusive to the 7-night itinerary.

Food & Drink

On board the Heritage Line Jayavarman, guests can indulge in a variety of culinary experiences. The meal time is 7:00 for breakfast, 10:00 - 11:00 for brunch, 12:00 - 13:00 for lunch, and around 19:30 for dinner.

The ship offers a fusion of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian, Asian, and international cuisines. The culinary options include:

Alternating F&B Experiences

Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options ranging from buffet-style meals to à la carte menus. Afternoon tea, barbecues, sandbank cocktails, and fruit tastings are also available.

Private Dining

Guests have the option of dining in their rooms with in-room dining service. They can also request an in-cabin afternoon tea or enjoy a balcony breakfast while observing the Mekong River.

Culinary-Themed Cruising

The Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise offers culinary-themed cruising experiences where guests can explore specific culinary themes and enjoy special menus and dining events.

NOTE: Please inform our crew team of any special dietary requirements in advance, as they are committed to providing customized services to meet your specific needs.

Extravagant Dish

Enjoy the finest fusion of the East and the West

The complimentary beverage package includes a selection of soft drinks, juices, and barista coffee, available at all times. Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary local beer and house wine by the glass during lunch and dinner. Please note that these complimentary beverages are specifically available during meal times. At other times onboard, you can see the price menu mentioned below.

Alcohol drinks

Enjoy a variety of alcoholic beverages onboard, with cocktails priced at around US $7.5 per drink and wine available for approximately US $8.5 per glass. Indulge in a diverse selection of wines and options like whisky, bourbon, and martinis. For group gatherings, bottles of wine are also available for purchase, ranging from US $35 to US $85.

Non-alcohol drinks

If you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise offers you coffee for only US $7.5 for each cup.

Transportation

Transport by pick-up and drop-off services

The Saigon - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap cruise itinerary welcomes guests at waiting lounges in the Renaissance Riverside Hotel (Saigon) and Koulen Hotel (Siem Reap).

  • Saigon

Please note that the meeting time is at 10:00, and the bus departs at 11:00 to the ship's pier. Disembarkation at the ship is around 8:00, with a bus transfer arriving at the lounge in Saigon around 10:30.

  • Siem Reap

The meeting times and bus departures vary depending on the water levels. During the low water period, the meeting time is at 07:30, and during the high water period, it is at 09:30. Departure time to the ship pier is usually after 1 hour.

Disembarkation time is around 08:00 during low water and 08:30 during high water, with bus transfers arriving at the lounge in Siem Reap accordingly.

Transport by yourselves

  • My Tho Pier 

Located in Binh Duc Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam, it is approximately 70 km away from Saigon, with a transfer time of about 2 hours. The embarkation time at the pier for upstream travel is 13:15, while the disembarkation time for downstream travel is 08:30.

  • Kampong Cham

Located in Cambodia along the Mekong River, the port is near the Kyzuna Bridge and is approximately 240 km away from Siem Reap. During the low water period, the embarkation time at the pier for downstream travel is 13:30, and the disembarkation time for upstream travel is 08:15.

  • Phnom Krom Pier

Situated in Siem Reap, Cambodia, near Tonle Lake, the pier is located approximately 15 km outside Siem Reap, with a transfer time of about 0.75 hours. During the high water period, the embarkation time at the pier for downstream travel is 11:30, and the disembarkation time for upstream travel is 08:15.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 65 customer's reviews

9.4
Excellent
Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.2
  • Staff quality 9.8
  • Enter/act 9.2
7.4
Good - Ms.Laura
18/02/2024

Hi there,

Our cruise duration was actually for 3 days, not 8. Here are some positive and negative reviews from our experience:

(+) Positive reviews: The cruise upstream the Mekong river was absolutely stunning, with breathtaking views. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that all soft drinks, tea,… More

10.0
Excellent - Car Stephens
27/01/2024

We had an amazing 4-day, 3-night Mekong cruise with Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruise. The rooms provided a luxurious experience, with spacious beds, a beautiful deep tub by the window, a balcony, and a shower. The staff on board were incredibly kind, bright, and cheery, making our journey even more enjoyable.… More

10.0
Excellent - Aaron
05/01/2024

We had our eight-day Mekong River cruise aboard the Jayavarman by Heritage Lines. While the internet promotions were enticing, the actual experience on board far surpassed our expectations. The food, in particular, was absolutely perfect and offered a delightful variety. As an Aussie, I was pleasantly… More

10.0
Excellent - Mr.Adam John Barrett
07/11/2023
A Luxurious Journey Through the Mekong

The 4-day upstream itinerary took us from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Phnom Penh in Cambodia was thoughtfully crafted to showcase the beauty, culture, and history of the Mekong region.

The ship itself was a floating masterpiece, exuding elegance and charm. Our spacious and well-appointed cabin provided… More

9.6
Excellent - Mrs. Sarah Sat
19/10/2023
An exceptional travel experience embarking on an 4-day cruise from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam to Cambodia.

The boat itself provided the perfect environment, striking a harmonious balance between socializing with fellow passengers and enjoying quiet moments of solitude away from the daily activities. One of the highlights of our mornings was participating in the invigorating Tai Chi classes, which set a serene… More

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Questions & Answers (6)

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20/07/2023

Do cruises include visit to Vietnam tunnels?

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20/07/2023
@Margaret Barton:

This cruise will visit mekong delta and will not go to Cu Chi tunnel

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06/02/2023

Does the 4-day HCM-PP trip include participating in the floating market on a sampan at Cai Be? It seems from the itinerary that it does not. Also, the pricing on the website seems to be per person, but if I have a child who is older than 5, would I be paying the same price as 4 people (2 full rooms)?

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07/02/2023
@EL:

The price will take as adults as your child is oler than 5 years old. That's the policy from the cruise.

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07/07/2021
Is there any discount offered for children?
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07/07/2021
Hi Clara, according to the children's policy, kids below 5 years old staying with their parents can be offered free of charge. If your kids are above 5, they should occupy separate beds at a full rate. Thank you for your interest in our product. if you have any further questions, please let's us know.
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25/09/2020
what's the difference between "Superior", "Deluxe" and "Signature" of Jayavarman Cruise?
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25/09/2020
Dear Wilson Lui, The main difference between Superior & Deluxe stateroom is the location, superior cabin located in the main deck, and Deluxe cabin located in the upper deck. the Signature Stateroom is bigger and normally located in the front or back bring you a better view, also included some other benefits like a Complimentary mini-bar (daily replenished with selected items), balcony breakfast), 1 bottle of sparkling wine, welcome fruit basket.
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29/06/2019
What is your availability this September?
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30/06/2019
Hi We are now being available for 14, 28 Sep- Upstream and 7, 21 Sep- Downstream Cheers
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