Saigon - Siemreap with Lecochinchine cruise 7 days-
Destination: Saigon - Vinh long - Can tho - Chau doc - Phnompenh - Siemreap
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour code: MT11
Day 1 : Saigon - CaiBe – VinhLong – TraOn on board ( L,D )
Day 2 :Tra On - Cantho – Chau Doc ( B, L )
Day 3: Chau Doc – speed boat to Phnompenh ( B, L )
Day 4 : Phnompenh – speed boat to Siemriep ( B, D )
Day 5: Angkor Wat Tour ( B, L )
Day 6: Siem rep tour ( B, L )
Day 7; Siem reap departure ( B )
Day 1 : Saigon - Caibe – Tra on (L,D)
8 :00 Am pick up at hotel, transfer to Caibe
11h30 -12h.00 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board
Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits
Leisurely cruise on the MekongRiver while taking in the beautiful scenery .
Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset.
Dinner and night on board.
Day 2: Tra on – Can Tho – Chau doc ( B, L )
Breakfast on board
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.
Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Cantho, transfer to Chau doc.We complete our day with a walk to the SamMountain for a beautiful view of the sunset over the mighty MekongRiver. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau doc – Speed boat to Phnompenh ( B,L )
This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7:30am. The boat takes us along the MekongRiver. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4,5 hours. Arrival transfer our hotel in Phnompenh, 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 RoyalPalace. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 4 : Phnompenh boat to Siemriep ( B,D )
This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh port for the boat ride to Siemreapp. The boat winding our way on Tonlesap river,takes about 4 hour. Arrive in Siem reap noon time. Pick up, transfer to hotel in city center, check in, relax.
In the afternoon, continue your temple tour. See the unique interior brick sculptures Prasat Kravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as "The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : Angkor Wat ( 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 ImperialPalace 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.
Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), BayonTemple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat.
Day 6: Siem reap tour ( B, L )
An early bird special:
Transfer to the archaeological site for the sunrise from the Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat Or sunrise at Srah Srang.
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Morning, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to 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.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble.
Day 7: Siem reap departure ( B )
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle SapLake, the "GreatLake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on private tour, valid until 30 December 2011
No of pax
Halong chau doc3 *
Victoria Chau doc 4*
Victoria Chau Doc 4*
Landscape 3 *
Sunway hotel 4*
Steung Siemreap 3*
Angkor Century 4*
Sokhar Angkor 5*
Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
2 days 1 night on Le Cochinchine boat in private Twin/double cabin