Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City In 8 Days, Downstream With Toum Tiou

  • Siem Reap
  • Kampong Luong
  • Kampong Chhang
  • Kampong Tralach
  • Phnom Penh
  • Koh Dek Chau
  • Chau Doc
  • Sa Dec
  • Vinh Long
  • Cai Be
  • My Tho
  • Ho Chi Minh City
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Tour type

Private

Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Departure

Daily

Trip Highlights:

Our overwater tour has been designed not only for guests who are interested in natural beauty of and rustic ambiance of the destination but also those have strong passion for historical sites and cultural diversity.

  • Visit Kampong Chnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap
  • Get to various places in Vinh Long such as a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees, a typical house and a showroom of traditional farming tools
  • Visit Cai Be floating market and know more about people there

Trip Itineraries:

  • Day 1

    Siem Reap (D)

    13:00 Pick up and transfer from your FCC hotel in Siem Reap to Phnom Krom pier.

    Transfer from the pier by local boat to the Toum Tiou

    16:00 The boat docks near Phnom Krom in Siem Reap. Check-in procedure before listening to a security briefing.

    17:30 Drop anchor near forest on the lake.

    19:00 Enjoy welcome drink while listening to crew introduction and info meeting about cruise

    Welcome dinner. Overnight on board

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  • Day 2

    Chnok Tru – Kampong Chhnnang (B, L, D)

    The cruise starts sailing early in the morning to Chnok Tru. Breakfast during navigation.

    11:00 Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred for the visit by our local boats.

    The site is unpopular to most of tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access. Significantly, the village is completely self-sufficient and all daily life activities and facilities are organized on the water.

    12:30 Back to the boat for lunch aboard on the way to Kampong Chanang.

    15:00 The town of Kampong Chnang which is located 56 miles from Phnom Penh boats one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. The area is well-known for fish farming practice and its pottery ware with unchanged style for centuries produced enough to supply the whole country. Specially, products from Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) such as: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine are worth trying local delicacies.

    18:00 Return to the Toum Tiou. The cruise drops anchor few miles away.

    19:00 Dinner and overnight onboard

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  • Day 3

    Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

    07:45 The Toum Tiou sets sail early in the morning to Kampong Tralach. Enjoy breakfast during navigation.

    08:30 Arrival in Kampong Tralach for a visit to its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Erected in the middle of rice fields, the site features a modest pagoda and mostly untouched from visitors.

    11:00 Return to the mother boat. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.

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

    19:00 Enjoy a traditional “APSARA” show for 45 mins performed by a local group.

    19:45 Dinner and overnight on board

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  • Day 4

    Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

    07:30 Enjoy breakfast

    08:30 Join a city tour to the city highlights including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom.

    12:00 Lunch will be served at a local restaurant

    14:00 In the afternoon, you will take a very important visit to Toul Sleng old center where severe detention, torture and execution were conducted between 1975 and 1979. This trip helps you to understand the fatal madness perpetrated by the Khmer Rouges. Next, visit the Russian Market.

    17:00 Return to the boat

    18:30 Transfer to Phnom Penh. Dinner on board

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  • Day 5

    Kaam Samnaar – Chau Doc (B, L, D)

    08:00 The cruise navigates towards Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).

    10:00 Arrive at immigration check-point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance formalities for departure.

    Head to Chau Doc. Lunch is served during cruising.

    12:00 Arrive at Chau Doc

    14:00 Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong River to the north of Mekong Delta. From there, you can witness many floating fishing farms almost everywhere. Get on a local boat to visit Cham minority.

    18:00 Return to the Toum Tiou cruise. Dinner on board

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  • Day 6

    Chau Doc – Sa Dec – Vinh Long (B, L, D)

    07:00 Leave Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Enjoy breakfast and lunch during navigation

    14:00 Upon arrival, join a short panoramic tour around Sa Dec and transfer to Trung Vuong primary school by bus. Next, visit Kien An Cung Pagoda before taking a leisure stroll around Sa Dec market along Sa Dec river bank. This small city is home to 30000 inhabitants and features unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. Coming there, you will be given the closest look into the colonial houses on the delta including the “Chinaman’s house” (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).

    17:00 Return to the boat for your next trip to Vinh Long. Dinner during navigation.

    19:30 Dinner on the ship

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  • Day 7

    Vinh Long – Cai Be – My Tho (B, L, D)

    07:30 Enjoy breakfast

    08:30 Arrive in Vinh Long. Today you will visit a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees, a typical house and a showroom of traditional farming tools. Your trip continues with a visit to Cai Be floating market where offers you a glimpse of a handicraft village and see how rice paper, rice wine and popped rice are produced in a traditional way.

    11:30 Re-embark on Toum Tiou to transfer to My Tho. Lunch is served during navigation.

    14:30 Upon arrival, drop anchor on river next to Thoi Son Island. Located on the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong River, My Tho which means “fragrant herb” is endowed with a warm and pleasant climate all year round making one of the most desirable tourist spots in Vietnam with luxuriant gardens of coconut palms, banana and mango trees. Our local boasts alongside the cruise will take you to the mainland where you will take a short panoramic tour of My Tho town and visit Vinh Trang pagoda before stopping by My Tho market. Back to the pier for your next destination – Dragon Island by our local boats.

    17:00 Return to Toum Tiou and leave My Tho for Saigon

    Capture great views while navigating on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao

    19:00 Enjoy farewell cocktail including 1 glass of local liquor or juice with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager.

    Next come a Captain’s farewell dinner (enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Our cruise drops anchor on river en route. Overnight on board

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  • Day 8

    My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

    07:00 Return to Saigon. Free time to enjoy breakfast and unwind.

    11:00 Arrive at Saigon port (Cang Nha Rong), in the proximity of Ho Chi Minh Museum.

    (Address: #5 nguyen tat thanh, quan 4.) – customs formalities clearance. Trip ends

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Inclusions:

  • Full board accommodation, including meals, coffee, tea & drinking water
  • French or English speaking guide on board
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing fees
  • Wifi
  • Transfer in Siem Reap from/to FCC Angkor Hotel ONLY

Exclusions:

  • Shown price is based on low season rate which is valid for travel period from 1st April to 30th September 2019
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas if needed
  • Tours & meals other than those mentioned in the program
  • Transfers from/to airport and hotels
  • Tips & Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the crew
  • VAT

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