The Lost Civilization Cruise- A Secret Retreats journey -
John Tue Nguyen (Founder of Heritage Lines)
“For us, every river has a story waiting to be told.”
Highlights of the Journey:
Highlights of the Journey:
- Mekong Delta.
- Phnom Penh.
- Tonle Lake.
- Siem Reap.
A mysterious body of water. Flowing through six countries in Asia. Giving love and life to millions. Received its fame by the legendary God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, who linked hands with the waters of the Mekong to build the magnificent Angkor civilization.
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Upon boarding our crew warmly welcomes you and you check in to your prepared staterooms. The ship set sail and your journey can begin. Lunch is served in the restaurant while the vessel steadily glides upstream to reach the overnight spot. Now it is time to become one with one of the largest streams in Asia. The afternoon allows you pastime at your private balcony or join our tea time at the open air bar as the twilight bathes the land of Mekong Delta into a golden haze. During the time you savor your dinner the ship reaches Cai Be. Cai Be is a charming small town, famous for its Catholic French church and manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. The floating market of Cai Be is getting smaller every year, since trading on the water is shifting more and more into modern central markets. We drop anchor mid-stream and overnight near Cai Be.
The evening on board begins with cocktails served on the sun deck or at the open bar. We move to the lounge for a captivating lecture about Cambodian mordern history, held by a professor of the Royal University of Phnom Penh. After the lecture a barbecue dinner on the sun deck commences, accompanied by an Apsara dance performance.
Before lunch our expert guides offer a presentation about “Geography of the Mekong and Tonle Sap”. After lunch a Monks’ blessing ceremony on board will deliver spirits and wishes for our health and prosperity for all. The cruiser continues its journey, passing the confluence of Mekong and Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach. Gliding through leafy swaths of this jungle-like landscape we reach Kampong Tralach. The boat find its anchor spot later in the Tonle River near Kampong Chhnang.
The Lost Civilization Cruise
The total price includes:
daily (group) shore-excursions, all entrance fees, transportation as mentioned in the program
transfers to/from the meeting point/ship, tour guide services (English speaking)
taxes, fuel, river pilots, local anchorage fees
daily Tai Chi classes and onboard entertainment
sauna or steam bath
welcome drink, breakfast – lunch - 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 cabin and during excursions
insurance (passenger liability), internet throughout the boat (subject to cellular network signal).
The total price does not include:
crew and guide gratuities
private transfers and any other transfer not stated in the program
personal expenses and purchases
all further beverages, premium spirits and other services not mentioned under inclusions or in the program,
fuel surcharges if any (please refer to general terms and conditions
spa treatments (please see special cabin inclusions)
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