* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1 : Saigon – Cai Be Cruising Tour to Vinh Long – Tra On (-/L/D)
Day 2 : Tra On Cruising Tour to Can Tho – Enjoy Floating Market Tours (B/L/D)
Day 3 : Long Xuyen Cruise Tour from Cho Moi & Hoa Hao (-/L/D)
Day 4 : Chau Doc Boat Trip to Phnom Penh (B/-/-)
Day 5 : Phnom Penh Cruise Package to Siem Reap – Angkor Tours (B/-/-)
Day 6 : Angkor Watt Temples Tours (B/-/-)
Day 7 : Siem Reap – Departure (B/-/-)
DAY 1 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: SAI GON – CAI BE CRUISING TOURS TO VINH LONG – TRA ON (-/L/D)
In the morning we will be pick up from our hotel in Saigon and depart for Mekong Delta. Upon arrival Mekong Delta we will board our sampan for an exploration of lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and the lively Cai Be floating market. Walking for visit the handicraft village of the local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Our boat sets sail and cruise through zigzag cannels and river heading out to Can Tho via Cho Lach while we enjoy lunch on board.
Mekong Delta Tour on Le Cochinchine Cruise
We will disembark Cho Lach village and go for a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its farmer. Interaction with friendly people and meet with a host of smiling children. Our cruise continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and night on board Le Cochinchine in Tra On.
Today Lunch & Dinner included
DAY 2 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: TRA ON CRUISING TOURS TO CAN THO – ENJOY FLOATING MARKET TOURS (B/L/D)
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day we will have breakfast and set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals. We will enjoy the magnificent sunrise on Bassac river. A small boat will take us to Cai Rang floating market. One of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats bargaining and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.
And through the palm-shaded creek local houses and green orchards comes into our view. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise on board Le Cochin chine. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 3 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: LONG XUYEN CRUISING TOURS TO CHO MOI – HOA HAO (B/L/-)
Rising up early for another nice day we will contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We will visit Long Xuyen floating market by small boats intermingled through the water as vendors buy and sell their fruit. Visit a crocodile farm and promenade on Ong Ho island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong (Bassac river), and small arroyos on the island. In the afternoon approaching we will return to Le Cochin chine boat and carry on our journey to Hoa Hao village. Lunch on board. Disembark and head to Chau Doc.
Tonight we will stay overnight at overnight at hotel in close to Cambodia border.
DAY 4 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: CHAU DOC CRUISING TOURS TO PHNOM PENH – SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)
This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 8am. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) – Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Arrival transfer our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia.
A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
DAY 5 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: PHNOM PENH CRUISE PACKAGE TO SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOURS (B/-/-)
This morning there will be a transfer to Phnom Penh port for the boat ride to Siem Reap. The boat winding our way on Tonle sap river, taking in such spectacular view of rural life on water. Arrival Siem Riep, transfer to the hotel .Visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery.
Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
DAY 6 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: ANGKOR WATT PACKAGE TOURS (B/-/-)
In the morning, we will visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. We will have lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century).
See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), until sunset. Dinner local restaurant and accommodation at hotel. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara. Apsara dance show in Siem Reap
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Angkor Watt Temples – Apsara Dance Show
DAY 7 – VIETNAM UPSTREAM CRUISE TOUR TO CAMBODIA: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
We have free time at leisure to visit the market or “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap (if time permits). We will transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight
+ All boat cruise Le Cochin chine with Meals
+ Boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh -Siem Reap.
+ All accommodation on the Le Cochin chine boat and at the hotels.
+ Meals as indicated ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = dinner)
+ Admission fees and permits where applicable
+ Private A/C Land transportation
+ Airport transfers
+ Service of crew and English speaking guide on board.
+ Pre/post trip arrangement
+ Beverages, Travel insurance
+ Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).
+ Other personal expenses
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