Mekong cruise Saigon - Angkor by Le cochinchine 7 days-
Destination: Saigon – Caibe – Vinh long – Sadec – Long Xuyen – Chau doc – Phnompenh – Angkor wat
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour code: MCV5
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.
Day 1: Saigon - Caibe ( L, D )
8:00 Am pick up at your hotel in Saigon, transfer to Caibe
10h00: boarding Le Cochinchineboat in My Tho…, welcome drink and check in Le- Cochinchineboat…
The tourist can biking or walking for visit the Thoi Son Island and take a paddle boat though the small canals ,enjoy the tropical fruits. Lunch on board. Then cruise for Cai Be … Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river. Dinner and nite on board in Cai Be…
Day 2: Cai Be-Vinh Long-Tra On ( B, L, D )
Breakfast on board.
Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising amongst the mazes of waterway to visit the handicraft villagesand meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
Arrive in Vinh Long island wethen embark ona walk or bike for sightseeing tour of the Culao Binh Hoa Phuoc
Le Cochinchine boat sets sail to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On.
Walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Enroute to visit a cottage industry , a local farmand sample seasonal fruits.
Cruise to continue to Mang Thit. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise .
A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.
Day 3: Can Tho –Chau doc( B )
Breakfast on board.
Visit Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. A small boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
Check out and disembark in Can Tho at 10h00am. We now travel by land to Chau Doc. On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of Sam Mountain. Over night at hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 4: Chau doc – Phnompenh ( B, L )
This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7:30 AM. 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 5 hours. Arriva in Phnompenh at noon time, enjoy the lunch at nice restaurant, transfer to hotel, check in, relax.
Afternoon, explore 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: Phnompenh – Cruise to Siemreap ( B, D )
This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh port for the boat ride to Siemriep. The boat winding our way on Tonlesap river, taking in such spectacular view of rural life on water. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel, check in, relax.
Afternoon, 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. Dinner at local restaurant and enjoy the Apsara show. Overnight at hotel in Siemreap
Day 6: Angkor Wat Temple ( B, L, )
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, 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. Lunch at local restaurant.
Aftenroon 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 in Siemreap.
Day 7 :Siemreap departure ( B )
Breakfast at hotel, at leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination. End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on double/ twin sharing, valid until 1st Dec. 2012 to 30 Oct. 2013
No of pax
4 - 7
8 - 12
Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
3 days 2 nights Lecochinchine cruise with full board ( private cabin – sharing boat )
All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private English speaking guide during guided time.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)