MEKONG TOUM TIOU CRUISE | Cambodia - Mekong 8D7N

MEKONG TOUM TIOU CRUISE | Cambodia - Mekong 8D7N
Overview
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  • Start/End: Siem Reap city/Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit: Siem Reap - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Phnom Penh - -/- - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Vinh Long City - Cai Be - My Tho City - Ho Chi Minh
  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic
  • Cabin: 14 Cabins
  • Website:
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Built in the traditional style, the Toum Tiou was fully-paneled in wood, with charm and comfort in mind, we designed it in keeping with the local style. Modestly sized and with the safety of a steel hull, its low draught makes it possible for the boat to access the smallest of villages. Like all boats of this type, it went up and down the Tonle Sap and Mekong, stopping at Siem Reap, Kompong Chhnnang, Phnom Penh, Chau Doc, Sa Dec, Vinh Long, Cai Be, My Tho...

  • Special journey between Vietnam and Cambodia on luxury cruise
  • Admire the amazing canal network of Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy the senses of the bustling floating markets
  • Explore the waterway Saigon – Siem Reap with its people vivid daily life
  • Experience the culture and taste the typical foods with special cuisines
Note
  • Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and Program subject to change when necessary or bad weather condition
  • A valid passport is required upon check-in onboard..
  • What to bring: sun glasses, insect repellent
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
  • Shuttle bus will pick up & drop off at the Sai Gon city center (District 1)
Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Siem Reap Thu, May 28, 2020
    Welcome on board in Siem Reap, starting your journey

    13:30 Meeting at FCC hotel in Siem Reap. We will then transfer the passengers to Phnom Krom pier.

    Transfer from the pier by local boat to the Toum Tiou.

    16:00 Check-in at the boat docked near Phnom Krom in Siem Reap. Security briefing.

    17:30 Drop Anchor near forest on the lake.

    19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.

    Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard

    LOW WATER PROGRAM: SIEM REAP - KOH CHEN (D)

    13:00 Meeting at FCC hotel in Siem Reap. Bus transfer from FCC Hotel to Koh Chen (5-6 hours bus ride)

    18:30 Welcome on board of the Toum Tiou. Security briefing

    19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.

    Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Dinner
    Toum Tiou Cruise(Main double cabin)
    139-141 Nghi Tam street, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,Siem Reap - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang Fri, May 29, 2020
    Excursion to floating village, clay pottery factory, Wat Kampong, interacting with local people

    We are served breakfast on board before we visit Chnok Tru where we will tour a floating village. Here, an entire village – churches, houses and schools – sits merrily on stilts in water.

    Return to Toum Tiou II before setting sail for Kampong Chhnang. Kampong Chhnang is renowned for its fine clay pottery. In fact, its name in Khmer means Port of Pottery. Kampong Chhnang is a tranquil province lined with sugar-palm trees and paddy fields which disappear into the horizon in delightful puffs of gold and green.

    Countinue cruise to the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda at Kampong Tralach. We return to Toum Tiou II. Dinner is served and the cruise ship moors overnight.

    LOW WATER PROGRAM: Kampong Chhnnang (B, L, D)

    07:00 Breakfast. 09:00 Arrival to Kampong Chhnnang.

    Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chhnnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine. 12:00 Passengers re-embark. Lunch on the ship during navigation

    18:00 The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away.

    19:00 Dinner and overnight onboard.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
    Boat: Chnok Tru
    Entrance fees
  • Day 3,Kampong Chhnang - Phnom Penh Sat, May 30, 2020
    Discovering famous Vihara, Wat Tani pagoda, immersing into the tranquil countryside of Cambodia, APSARA dancing show

    07:45 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Tralach, breakfast during navigation.

    08:30 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind.

    The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference.

    Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case last May for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot. 11:00 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.

    14:00 Arrival in Phnom Penh. Balance of the day free exploration on own.

    19:00 Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.

    19:45 Dinner and overnight on board.

     

    LOW WATER PROGRAM: Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

    07:45 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Tralach, breakfast during navigation.

    08:30 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind.

    The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference.

    Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case last May for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot. 11:00 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.

    14:00 Arrival in Phnom Penh. Balance of the day free exploration on own.

    19:00 Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes. 19:45 Dinner and overnight on board.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: APSARA Danses
  • Day 4,Phnom Penh Sun, May 31, 2020
    Exploring Phnom Penh city, Toul Sleng, Russian market

    07:30 Breakfast. 08:30 Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom.

    12:00 Lunch at a local restaurant.

    14:00 Visit Toul Sleng old center of detention, of torture and execution between 1975 and 1979. The visit of this place is essential to understand what could be the fatal madness perpetrated by the Khmer Rouges. Visit Russian Market.

    17:00 Return to the boat.

    18:30 Toum Tiou departs Phnom Penh. Dinner onboard.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 5,-/- - Chau Doc Mon, Jun 1, 2020
    Cruising toward Chau Doc, Vietnam, visiting floating fish farm, Cham minority village, local market

    08:00 Navigation towards Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).

    10:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities Departure for Chau Doc, lunch during navigation.

    12:00 Arrival at Chau Doc.

    14:00 Located to the north at the beginning of Mekong's famous delta, Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong which fans out to the dimensions of a river mouth here. Floating fish farms have sprung up everywhere. Visit Cham minority village by local boat.

    Bamboo fish drying racks are set up a meter above the water's surface. The bourgeoning downtown area features some charmingly rustic colonial buildings, squeezed in by the marketplace - the colorful, vibrant heart of the city. As always, these busy parts of town, despite their sometimes strong odors, offer wonderful photo opportunities... Short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect timing to discover the effervescence of the local market.

    18:00 Return to Toum Tiou. Dinner onboard.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 6,Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Vinh Long CityTue, Jun 2, 2020
    Disembarking in Sa Dec, learning about local culture, visiting Kien An Cung, Chinaman’s house

    07:00 Depart Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Breakfast and lunch during navigation.

    14:00 Arrival at Sa Dec – Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec and transfer by bus to Trung Vuong primary school. Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda. Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the "Chinaman's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).

    17:00 Return to the boat, departure for Vinh Long.

     Dinner during navigation.

    Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles before Vinh Long.

    19:30 Dinner on the ship.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 7,Vinh Long City - Cai Be - My Tho CityWed, Jun 3, 2020
    Discovering Cai Be floating market, excursion to villages, island, orchards, local pagoda, local craft making family

    07:30 Breakfast.

    08:30 Arrival at Vinh Long, local boats pick up passengers for visiting a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools.

    Vinh Long, which translates as "Majestic Dragon", is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruits. Life is organized around the water.

    Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence.

    Departure for Cai Be Floating Market – going across the Mekong River en route. Visit the handicraft village where workers produce rice paper, rice wine, popped rice etc. in a traditional way.

    11:30 Passengers re-embark at Cai Be, Toum Tiou leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch during navigation.

    14:30 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island. Local boats comes alongside the Toum Tiou to pick up passengers to the mainland for a short panoramic tour of My Tho town and visit Vinh Trang pagoda, stop for a visit of My Tho market.

    Located on the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as "fragrant herb", where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It's a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The climate is warm and pleasant year round.

    The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees.

    Return at the pier - you will cruise on the river to Dragon Island by local boat to visit the island.

    17:00 Re-embarking the Toum Tiou that leaves My Tho for Saigon

    Time to navigate on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao.

    19:00 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager.

    Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Toum Tiou drops anchor on river en route. Overnight on board.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Boat: Cai Be
    Entrance fees
  • Day 8,My Tho City - Ho Chi Minh Thu, Jun 4, 2020
    Disembarking Saigon port, departure in Saigon – the most Vietnam’s vibrant city

    07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board.

    11:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Saigon Port (Cang Nha Rong Port) next to Ho Chi Minh Museum. (Address: #5 nguyen tat thanh, quan 4.) – Customs formalities clearance.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Cruise: Toum Tiou Cruise
  • Boat: Chnok Tru, Cai Be
  • Meal: Breakfast: 07, Lunch: 05, Dinner: 07
  • Entertainment / Show: APSARA Danses
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program
Policy

Children policy:

Maximum 1 child under 12 years old sharing cabin with 2 adults. Baby cot is subject to availability.

Children under 3 years old using existing bed and sharing meal with parents stay for FREE

Children from 3 to under 12 years old using extra bed charge 70% of adult rate



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  • Adult in sharing Twin/double room $ 1,768
  • Adult in single room $ 2,648
  • Transfer: HCM City - Mekong - HCM City
  • Private car Free
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