Phnompenh - Saigon cruise on Le cochinchine 4 days-
Destination: Phnompenh - Chau doc - Can tho - Caibe - Ho chi minh
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Tour code: MCC6
TECHNIQUE of LE COCHINCHINE III :
LE COCHINCHINE III is entirely made of wood in a hull built of Oak (go sao), Long of 33 m and wide of 7m00 , the Vietnamese essence traditionnally used for quality ships and now a rare deed and is powered by an isuzu (450 HP) engines and 1 generator ISUZU 55KVA (220V-50HZ) .
It accommodates 28 passengers in 12 cabins including
8 Twin cabins
2 Double cabins
2 Family cabins ( each with 1 double bed & 2 single bed )
All cabins are equiped with air- condition, private bathroom with hot water
1 living room
A wide upper deck for contemplate sunset with an aperitif
The ship has been launched in june 2008 and construction is scheduled to be finished by september 08.
LE COCHINCHINE III is equipped with heat exchangers for hot water piloted by an automat that ensures constant shower water pressure and temperature. She brings along city water in sufficient
Itinerary in Details:
Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh (D)
Arrive at Phnompenh, welcome at airport, transfer to hotel in city center, check in, relax. With professional guide and private car, we start to visit Phnom Penh.Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Visit Central Market ( or Russian market ), end your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.
Day 2 : Phnom Penh – Chau Doc ( B, )
Breakfast at hotel, we visit of the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th century), and some from the 4th century. Lunch at local restaurant by your own. before tranfer to the pier to take the Hang chau speed boat to Chau doc. The speed boat leaves at 12:00PM and arrive in Chau doc ( Vietnam ) around 5:00 PM. Pick up at Chau doc pier, transfer to hotel, check in,relax.
Day 3 : Chau Doc – Can Tho - Trang On on Lecochinchine boat ( B,L,D )
Breakfast at hotel then departure for Can Tho,
11h00 boarding Le Cochinchine boat at Ninh Kieu tourist pier, cruise to Cai Be via Tra On.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enyoying the beautiful scenery. Lunch on board.
After lunch disembark then a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer and sample various tropical fruits in LACH village.
Then return the boat to cruise to Cai Be. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Co Chien river.
Dinner and overnight on board in Cho Lach or Cai Be Up to river tide.
Day 4: Cai Be – Saigon (B )
In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board.
After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10.000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
Visit Mekong . Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities.
10h00 disembark in Cai Be
Pick up and transfer to Saigon. Arrival in Saigon, droff at your hotel ( hotel not include ). End of our service.
Cost in USD per person based on twin/double sharing , valid from 1 Jan. 2012 – to 30 Oct. 2012
No of pax
Queen Boutique 3*
Sunway 4 *
Halong Chau doc 3 *
Victoria Chau doc 4 *
2 days 1 night cruise on Le Cochinchine boat as stated above ( private cabin – sharing boat )
1 night at hotel in Phnompenh and 1 night at hotel in Chau doc with daily breakfast
English speaking guide during guided time
Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
Speed boat ticket Phnompenh – Chau doc
Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
Mineral water & Cold Towel
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Government taxes and Service Charge
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa in Vietnam
Visa in Cambodia
Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
Other personal expenses such as Telephone, Laundry bill, soft drink during meals