Toum Tiou Cruise Phnom Penh – Sai Gon
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Vinh Long - Cai Be - My Tho - Sai Gon
With the 4 days cruise trip on Deluxe Toum Tiou Cruise will give you a sight of the huge beauty on Mekong River, time for enjoy a sightseeing at Great Tonle Sap lake, handicraft villages, pagoda and daily lives of fisher along the river.
Tour Code: VSC 04
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
06:30: Toum Tiou is opened for embarkation at the International Port of Phnom Penh.
07:30: Customs formalities. Toum Tiou leaves Phnom Penh for Koh Dek Chau island, breakfast during navigation.
09:00: Arrival at Koh 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 Koh 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.
10:30: Re-embarking, departure for Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).
14:00: Toum Tiou arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities.
16:30: Departure for Chau Doc.
19:00: Toum Tiou drops anchor before the canal of Chau Doc. Dinner and overnight on board .
Day 2: Chau Doc – Vinh Long
08:00 Arrival 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… Short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect timing to discover the effervescence of the local market. Back to the pier, departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
10:00 : Toum Tiou leaves Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Lunch during navigation.
17:00: 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).
19:00: Return to the boat, departure for Vinh Long. Dinner during navigation. Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles before Vinh Long. Overnight on board.
Day 3: Vinh Long – Cai Be – My Tho
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 withits coconutpalms,banana and mangotrees15:30. 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.
Day 4: My Tho – Sai Gon
07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board. 11:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Saigon port – customs formalities clearance. End of services.
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars
What is included
+ English / French speaking guide Deluxe double/ twin cabin Fullboard ( Meal, teas, coffee) Admission fees and permits where applicable
What is excluded
+ Airfares & airport taxes Pre/post trip arrangement Visa and visa arrangement Travel insurance Other personal expenses
Note: Due to the low level of the water in the lake from March to July, the boat may not be able to cross the lake to reach Siem Reap. During this period, the visit of the floating village of Chnol Tru will be done, instead of the floating village of Kompong Luong and the passenger will cross the lake by small speed boats, the timing remains unchanged.