MEKONG TOUM TIOU CRUISE | Mekong - Cambodia 8D7N

MEKONG TOUM TIOU CRUISE | Mekong - Cambodia 8D7N
Overview
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  • Start/End: Ho Chi Minh city/Siem Reap city
  • Visit: My Tho City - Cai Be - Vinh Long City - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Chnok Tru - Siem Reap
  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic
  • Cabin: 14 Cabins
  • Website:
Highlight

Fully paneled in wood, with charm and comfort details. With the tasteful decoration of a bygone era, the Toum Tiou has 10 cozy double cabins: 4 on the main deck and 6 on the upper deck with private shower, a large lounge area, a half-covered bar-restaurant to the rear and a roof patio. Toum Tiou’s low draft allows it access to the remotest of villages, offering real insights into lively local life along the river banks which remain almost untouched by modern world.

  • 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,Ho Chi Minh - My Tho City70km - 1.5hThu, May 28, 2020
    Welcome onboard, cruising to My Tho

    15:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking at Saigon Port (Cang Nha Rong Port) next to Ho Chi Minh Museum. (Address: #5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4.)

    16:00 Clearance of departure formalities

    16:30 Departure for My Tho, security briefing

    19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction and 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,My Tho City - Cai Be - Vinh Long CityFri, May 29, 2020
    Excursion to rustic islands, local markets, orchards, brick and pottery factory, Cai Be floating market

    Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning

    07:00 Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao

    10:00 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island in My Tho city. 

    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.

    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. Return at the pier - Passengers cruise on the river to Dragon Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits

    12:00 Passengers re-embark Toum Tiou and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board

    15:30 Toum Tiou drops anchor at Cai Be. Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou, picking up the passengers and cruise around Cai Be Floating Market.

    Continue visit the handicraft village where workers produce rice paper, rice wine, popped rice etc. in a traditional way.

    After that, travel to Vinh Long  to visit 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.

    18:00 Return on the Toum Tiou, departure for Sa Dec.

    19:30 Arrival at Sa Dec, Toum Tiou drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on board

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Boat: Cai Be
    Entrance fees
  • Day 3,Sa Dec - Chau Doc Sat, May 30, 2020
    Visiting Kien An Cung, Tay An pagoda, Lady Chua Xu Temple, Sa Dec market, amazing sunset on Sam mountain

    06:00 Breakfast

    07:00 Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour and transfer 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).

    09:00 Passengers re-embark; Toum Tiou leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.

    16:00 Arrival at Chau Doc, departure for fish raising rafts. If the timing is allowing it, watch of the sunset on the Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.

    19:30 Return to the boat, Dinner onboard. Overnight onboard.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 4,Chau Doc - Phnom Penh Sun, May 31, 2020
    Crossing border, leisurely cruising to Phnom Penh - the capital of Cambodia

    Toum Tiou leaves early in the morning for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border). Breakfast during navigation

    08:00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Toum Tiou to cross the border.

    10:30 Toum Tiou leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Phnom Penh. Lunch during the navigation.

    17:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh. Passengers free to enjoy evening in Cambodian capital. 

    Dinner and overnight on board.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 5,Phnom Penh Mon, Jun 1, 2020
    Exploring Phnom Penh city, Toul Sleng, Russian market, APSARA dancing show

    07:30 Breakfast. 

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

    12.00 Lunch at a local restaurant. 1

    16:00 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.

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

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: APSARA Danses
  • Day 6,Phnom Penh - Kampong Tralach Tue, Jun 2, 2020
    Discovering famous Vihara, Wat Tani pagoda, immersing into the tranquil countryside of Cambodia

    07:00 Breakfast. 

    09:00 Balance of the day free exploration on own.

    11:30 Return to the boat.

    12:00 The Toum Tiou leaves Phnom Penh for Kompong Tralach. Lunch during navigation.

    15:00 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat KampongTralach 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 for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.

    18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away. 

    Dinner and overnight on board.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
  • Day 7,Kampong Chhnang - Chnok Tru Wed, Jun 3, 2020
    Disembarking to explore Kampong area, the largest fishing port in Tonle, specialties from Thnot tree, overnight onboard

    07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.

    08:00 Arrival to Kampong Chnang. Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang 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.

    11:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.

    16:00 Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit.

    Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient. A floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station... everything is on the water. All trades are represented and everybody from children to grandparents goes by boat through the network of canals that cross this little town.

    17:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou stays overnight in the proximity of Chnok Tru.

    19:30 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).  Overnight on board.

     

    Option for low water level from February/Match

    Kampong Chhnnang – Koh Chen:

    07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chhnnang. Breakfast during navigation.

    08:00 Arrival to Kampong Chnang. 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.

    10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Koh Chen.

    17:00 The Toum Tiou stays overnight in close proximity to Koh Chen.

    19:30 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).  Overnight on board

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Boat: Chnok Tru
    Entrance fees
  • Day 8,Chnok Tru - Siem Reap Thu, Jun 4, 2020
    Disembarking in Siem Reap

    Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Time to pack and relax a half a day by crossing the Tonlé Sap Lake.

    11:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap). Transfer to FCC Angkor Hotel, the final destination point of our trip

    Option for low water level from February/March

    Koh Chen – Siem Reap:

    07:00 Breakfast

    08:00 Bus transfer from Koh Chen to FCC Hotel in Siem Reap (5-6 hours bus ride)

    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: Cai Be, Chnok Tru
  • Meal: Breakfast: 07, Lunch: 06, 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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Price per pax in USD
  • 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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  • Duration:08 DaysFrom $ 1,768
  • Start/End: Siem Reap city / Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit: Siem Reap city - Chnok Tru city - Kampong Chhnang city - Phnom Penh city - Chau Doc town - Sa Dec city - Cai Be town - Ho Chi Minh city
  • Travel style: Authentic



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