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Phnompenh - Siemreap cruise on Toum Tiou boat 3 days -
Destination: Phnompenh - siemreap
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour code: MCC16
 

Boat description:

Built in the traditional style, the Toum Tiou was christened in 2002 on the river at Phnom Penh, the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodation.
 
Fully-paneled in wood, with charm and comfort in mind, we designed it in keeping with the local style. Modestly sized and with the safety of a steel hull, its low draught makes it possible for the boat to access the smallest of villages. With the tasteful decoration of a bygone era, it has 10 cozy double cabins with private shower, a large lounge area, a panoramic viewing space to the front, a half-covered bar-restaurant to the rear and a roof patio. Air conditioning, hi-fi system and library are provided. The captain, boat hands, hostesses, cooks and boat master are quiet and insonspicuous in the performance of their duties.
 
The legend of Toum Tiou
The Toum Tiou derives its name from a traditional Khmer tale of star-crossed lovers, the Cambodian equivalent of Romeo and Juliet, Toum being the boy and Tiou, the girl. This beautiful love story turned tragedy features Tiou's mother, an ambitious woman who wants to marry her daughter off to the king and Toum as the awkward lover. The king, good-hearted and understanding, eventually gives up on the marriage to make Tiou happy. It ends tragically when a frame-up involving the mother and the governor leads to the death of one of the two lovers, the other committing suicide to follow suit. This story is taught from primary to high school. Many songs and pieces of traditional music allude to the pair of ill-fated lovers.
 
Construction
This traditional locally built boat started out as a freighter with a metal hull and a capacity of 150 tons, with two large but low-ceiling decks in order to maximize storage space. Like all boats of this type, it went up and down the Tonle Sap and Mekong, stopping at Siem Reap, Kompong Cham, Kratie and Stung Treng. We stayed as close as we could to the original line of the boat, because we wanted to retain its slightly curved and elegant lines.
The Toum Tiou is 38 meters long and 6.5 meters wide in the middle. It has 10 rooms in all (3.3 m x 2.5 m), 4 on the first deck and 6 on the second, each air-conditioned and with a bathroom (2.5 m x 1.4 m) including toilet, shower and sink. The water on board is taken from the river, passed through a powerful filtration system and chlorinated in the final step of the treatment.
 
In order to make the best possible use of the common areas from the standpoint of both size and variety we have installed a library-reading room on the lower deck. There is also a covered space at the front of the middle deck, a restaurant to the rear anda half-covered sundeck on top.
 
Itinerary in Details:

Day 1. Monday : Phnom Penh - Kompong Chhnang ( L,D )
Embark at the pier in Phnom Penh at 8:00 am. Welcome on board of R/V Toum Teav and departure for our cruise on the Tonle Sap River to Oudong. Visit of Oudong, then stop at Prek Kdam to visit a small silver handicraft village. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Tralach, stop and visit its wonderful pagoda. Dinner and overnight on board.
 
Day 2. Tuesday : Kompong Chhnang - Kompong Luong ( B, L,D )
Sail to Kompong Chhnang to visit the market and a pottery village. Sail to Chnok Tru, the last big village before the River meets the Great Lake of Tonle Sap. Lunch on-board. Continue to Kompong Luong, one of the largest floating villages on the Lake. Dinner and overnight on board while anchored at Kompong Luong.
 
Day 3 Wednesday Kompong Luong - Siam Reap( B )
Half day sailing on the Great Lake of Tonle Sap. Relax in the library or on the deck salon prior to arrival in Siem Reap. Sail along a small canal, flocked with crowded floating houses, before reaching Phnom Kroum.
 
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.
 

Cost in USD per cabin on Toum Tiou boat 

Validity

Double/twin cabin

Single cabin

1 Jan. to 30 Sep. 2010

995

805

1 Oct. 2010 to 30 Sep. 2011

1005

820

 

Cost in USD per cabin on Toum Tiou II boat

 

Validity

Double/twin cabin

Single cabin

1 Jan. to 30 Sep. 2010

1025

850

1 Oct. 2010 to 30 Sep. 2011

1046

850

 

Cruise includes:
3 days Toum Tiou cruise as stated above
English/ French  speaking guide on board
Full room and board, including meals, coffee, tea and drinking water
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Government taxes and Service Charge
 
Cruise excludes:
 Airfares & airport taxes
Pre and Post trip
Visa in Cambodia
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses

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