Mekong cruise Saigon - Phnompenh by Le cochinchine 3 days-
Destination: Ho chi minh - Caibe - Can tho - Chau doc - Phnompenh
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour code: MCV4
TECHNIQUE of LECOCHINCHINE 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 – Tra on ( L,D )
8:00 Am pick up at your hotel in Saigon, transfer to Caibe
12 00 AM, Boarding and check-in with welcome drink, then continue to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On. Lunch on board.
Disembark for a walk or bike ride on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's activities. Mekong Delta’s countryside is a network of small tracks linking small villages and remote farms and houses together, which go through lush vegetation and cross small bridges. Nearly everywhere is an opportunity to stop for an enthusiastic welcome by local people and kids, a picture of the nature at its wildest or a delightful tasting of fruits or local products.
Cruise further to Tra On. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, picturesque boats ballet and ferry crossings over Mekong River branches, wild life on the banks, and the magnificent sunset on the river.
Dinner and overnight on board
Day 2: Tra on – Can Tho – Chau doc( B )
Early wake up to enjoy sunrise on the river while being waked up by the noise of a local floating market. Mekong Delta’s floating markets are a feast for colors, smells and tastes, and they gather together countryside people for sharing goods and news from families living often in remote places: an authentic Vietnamese culture experience. After breakfast, the Cruise continues to Can Tho up the Bassac River and allows enjoying more beautiful scenery.
Arrived in Can Tho, a small boat will take you to explore Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners sell their goods.
10h00 Disembark in Cantho.
We now travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way we will pass Thot Not to visit Crocodile Farm. On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of SamMountain. Over night at hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau doc – Phnompenh by speed boat ( B )
This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing around 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 approximately5 hours. Arrive in Phnompenh pier around 12:30 PM. Tour ends.
Cost in USD per person based on doubl/twin sharing, valid from 1st Dec. 2012to 30 Oct. 2013
No of pax
Halong Chau doc 3 *
Victoria Chau Doc 4*
2 days 1 night cruise with Le Cochinchine boat
Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
1 night at hotel in Chau doc with breakfast as stated above
Private English speaking guide during guided time.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
Speed boat ticket Chau doc - Phnompenh
Mineral Water and towel
Government taxes & Service charges
Vietnam visa arrangement (if you request we can apply Visa upon arrival)
Cambodia Visa ( available at the border at 20 USD /person )
Meals not indicated in the itinerary
Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and Our Lunar New Year
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenses such as Telephone, Laundry bills, soft drink during meals