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  Saigon to Phnom Penh with Toum Tiou Cruise

Duration:      
 6 days/5 nights
Departure:      Daily                                                               
Start from:     
Saigon              
Destinations:  
Saigon, CuChi, TayNinh, MyTho, VinhLong, CaiBe,
                       SaDec, ChauDoc, Kok Dec Chou, Phnom Penh. 

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  Discover the authenic Mekong delta and cruise the river in comfort !


Put the mythical Southeast Asian capitals of Phnom Penh and Saigon side by side and you have a meeting of two countries separated by an invisible line at the river. But the line becomes real when you compare their very different cultures, landscapes and pace of life. After the "Land of the Nine Dragons", the rice granary of Vietnam, we arrive at the impressive pastoral riverbanks of Cambodia. We are struck by the pace of activity and the cascade of things to see, including the nostalgic port of Saigon, the brickworks and trawlers of My Tho, the floating market in Cai Be, the temples and pagodas, the aquatic gardens of Vinh Long, Marguerite Duras' hometown of Sa Dec, the boat yards of Long Xuyen, the houses over fishing rearing pens in Chau Doc, before docking at Phnom Penh.

 

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Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Embark the Toum Tiou Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 2: My Tho - Vinh Long - Cai Be (B/L/D)
Day 3: Vinh Long - Cai Be- Sadec (B/L/D)
Day 4: Sadec - Chau Doc (B/L/D)
Day 5: Chau Doc- Koh Dek Chou (B/L/D)
Day 6: Koh Dek Chou - Phnom Penh (B/L)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Embark the Toum Tiou Cruise (B/L/D)
07:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking.
08:00 Clearance of departure formalities. Security briefing.
08:30 Departure for My Tho
Lunch and leisure on board during navigation.
17:30 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island.
Local musician band embarks to play traditional music for 45 minutes.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.
Welcome dinner. Overnight on board.


Day 2: My Tho - Vinh Long - Cai Be (B/L/D)
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Local boats come alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - Short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way. Contin for Dong Tam Snake Farm and My Tho Market.
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.
10:45 Return at the pier - you cruise on the river to Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
13:00 You re-embark Toum Tiou that leaves My Tho for Cai Be
Lunch and leisure on board.
18:00 Toum Tiou at anchor on river on the proximity of Cai Be.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 3: Vinh Long - Cai Be- Sadec (B/L/D)
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Locals boat come alongside Toum Tiou, pick up pax 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.
12:30 Return on the Toum Tiou, departure for Sa Dec. Lunch on board during the navigation.
15:00 Arrival at Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec 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).
17:00 Return to the boat with stopover at a nursery of flower and bonsai trees. Famous for its horticulture (it has many varieties of fabulously exotic flowers) Sa Dec was known as the "Garden of Cochin Chine" during colonial times.
18:30 Re-embarking, Toum Tiou leaves Sa Dec port and drop anchor few miles away.
Dinner and overnight on the river. 


Day 4: Sadec - Chau Doc (B/L/D)
06:30 Early departure for Chau Doc.
07:00 Breakfast during navigation. Leisure and relax onboard.
13:30 Arrival after lunch at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty.
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...
14:30 Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
Return to the Victoria hotel for a walk to Chau Doc market. Visit of 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, and 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.
18:30 Return to the boat after sunset.
19:00 Dinner at the Victoria Hotel’s restaurant.
Overnight onboard at the jetty of the hotel; you are free to enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, billiards, bar, Internet) or stroll in Chau Doc.


Day 5: Chau Doc- Koh Dek Chou (B/L/D)
07:00 Toum Tiou leaves for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border) Breakfast during navigation.
11.00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Toum Tiou to cross the border.
13:00 Toum Tiou leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Cambodia. Lunch during the navigation.
14:00 Arrival at Kaam Samnaar check-point – Formalities clearance for crossing the border.
15:30 Toum Tiou leaves Kaam Samnaar check point for Kôh Dek Chau Island.
16.30 Arrival at Kôh Dek Chau island.
A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia.
On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Kôh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms.
17:30 Toum Tiou leaves for Phnom Penh and drops anchor few miles away.
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). Overnight on board . 


Day 6: Koh Dek Chou - Phnom Penh (B/L)
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Departure of Toum Tiou for Phnom Penh. Time to pack, leisure onboard.
13:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh after a last lunch onboard.


TOUR PRICE: US$/Person applied for each group of:

Group of: 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax
       

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Include:
* All meals on board starting with lunch and ending with breakfast
* Welcome drink and information meeting
* All on board commentary provided by on board cruise guides and Cruise Managers
* All shore excursions and sightseeing including transportation

Exclude:
* Airfares & airport taxes
* Pre/post trip arrangement
* Travel insurance
* Other personal expenses

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Also see:

Saigon to Siem Reap with Toum Tiou cruise - 8 days/7 nights
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap with Toum Tiou cruise - 3 days/2 nights


                                                                                                                          

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