Toum Tiou II Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days

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Toum Tiou II Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days
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Destinations:Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price From: 1197 USD

Erected in the traditional style, the Toum Tiou I was launched in 2002. It is the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodations. It was specially designed in local style: 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.

Room Types Max Halong Lowest Rate No. Rooms .
Main Deck Single
1
person
USD 1987
USD 3257
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 02 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Main Deck Double
2
person
USD 2394
USD 3924
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 02 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Upper Deck Single
1
person
USD 2071
USD 3340
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 02 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Upper Deck Double
2
person
USD 2526
USD 4074
5 Rooms left
(Check-in 02 Jul 2015 to 30 Sep 2015)
Price Included
  • Accommodation in double cabin, Full board (water, tea, coffee included)
  • Mentioned visits, French or English speaking guide on board
  • Transfer in Siem Reap from/to FCC Angkor Hotel ONLY
Price Excluded
  • Transfers at departure/arrival port
  • Bar fees, Visas, Personal expenses and personal insurance
  • 10% applicable only for inbounds claiming VAT from government

Trip Highlights:

  • 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

Option 1: SaiGon- Siem Reap:
Day 1:Saigon – My Tho
15:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking.
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. Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.


Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 2:My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long
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.
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 are coming alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way, 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
11:30 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.
Continuing for Vinh Long - 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 3:Sa Dec – Chau Doc
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.
17:00 Arrival at Chau Doc.
Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat. 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 an 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 4:Vinh Xuong – Phnom Penh
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.
19:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh. Passengers free to enjoy evening in Cambodian capital. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 5:Phnom Penh
08:00 Breakfast, departure for Tuol Sleng Museum, 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.
12.00 Return to Phnom Penh, lunch onboard.
15:00 Balance of the day free exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC, Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc.
19:00 Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 6:Phnom Penh – Kompong Tralach
07:00 Breakfast, half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
12:00 The Toum Tiou leaves Phnom Penh for Kompong Tralach. Lunch during navigation.
16:00 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 for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.
18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away. Diner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 7:Kampong Chnang – Chnok Tru
07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.
09:00 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.
16:30    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.
18:00 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 8:Chnok Tru – Siem Reap
High water program
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)
Lower water program
07:00 Breakfast, chartered speedboat is coming along the boat and picks up passengers for crossing the Lake. Visit Chnok Tru, floating village.
12:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap)
At the end of the low water period, (around late March to June) the water level may not allow anymore speedboats to cross the lake. In this case, passengers will be transferred by our convenience from/to Siem Reap by land (~5-6 hour).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:


Option 2: Siem Reap- SaiGon
Day 1:Siem Reap
15:00 Meeting in front of FCC hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by local tour agent for Phnom Krom boat-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.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 2:Chnok Tru – Kompong Chnang
Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Chnok Tru, breakfast during navigation.
11:00 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.
12:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Chnang.
16:00 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.
18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away.
19:00 Dinner and overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 3:Kompong Tralach – Phnom Penh
07:45 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Tralach, breakfast during navigation.
08:00 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.
10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.
14:30 Arrival in Phnom Penh. Balance of the day free exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC,
Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc.
19:00 Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.
19:45 Dinner at restaurant. and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 4:Phnom Penh
08:00 Breakfast, departure for the Tuol Sleng Museum, 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.
12.00 Return to Phnom Penh, lunch onboard.
15:00 Half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
19:00 Return to the boat. Toum Tiou departs Phnom Penh.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 5:Kaam Samnaar – Chau Doc
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.
13:00 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. 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.
19:30 Dinner onboard.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 6:Chau Doc – Vinh Long
06:00 Depart Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Breakfast during navigation.
10:00 Toum Tiou leaves Chau Doc for Sa Dec. 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 7:Cai Be – My Tho
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.
11:30 Passengers re-embark at Cai Be, Toum Tiou leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch during navigation.
15:30 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island Local boats come alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way. 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.
16:30 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Toum Tiou II Cruise

Day 8: My Tho – Saigon
07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board.
11:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Saigon port – customs formalities clearance

Meals: Breakfast
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