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From Saigon to Angkor
Weekly departure: on every Sat/Tue/Thu

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 Caibe – Vinhlong– Sadec – LongXuyen– Chaudoc - Phnompenh - Angkor Wat
 7days/6nights

 

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DAY 1: SAIGON -CAIBE -VINHLONG -SADEC (L,D)

• 08h00AM: Pick up from your hotel and depart to Mekong Delta

 

  Arrival Mekong Delta, and embark our cruise and welcome drink on boat.

 

• We take a morning local boat  trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

 

  We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.

 

• The Le Cochichine boat set sails torward Sadec and moor midstream for the night.

 

• Diner and overnight on board.


DAY 2: SADEC-LONGXUYEN (B,L,D)

• Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

 

• Visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

 

• Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries.

 

• Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river

 

• Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.

 

• The Le Cochinchine set sails  through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing.

 

• Visit Sugar craft factory

 

• Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.

 

• Diner and while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Longxuyen


 
DAY 3: LONGXUYEN -CHO MOI - HOAHOA(B,L,D) 

• Breakfast on board over the sunrise.

 

• Explore the long Xuyen 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.

 

• Visit Culao OngHo and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load.  See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience.

• Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carry on our journey through Chomoi, HoaHao and Chaudoc

• Boat Cruise through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.

• Enjoy the aperitif on the sun desk and taking in view of the the river. 

• Diner and overnight on boat


DAY 4: CHAUDOC - PHNOMPENH(B,L,D)

This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7am. 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 4 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 Royal Palace. Overnight at Sunway  hotel****  in Phnom Penh, deluxe room.

 
DAY 5: PHNOMPENH - SIEMREAP(B,L,D)

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep FT 990   0645 0735. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel .

we will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

 

Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town. 

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

 


DAY 6: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE(B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

 Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY 7:  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 your departure flight.      

 
·         Cruise inclusive of :
All boat cruise Lecochinchine  with meals, Boat ride from Chaudoc to Phnompenh-Phnompenh; flight Phnompenh -Siemreap.   All accommodation on the  Le Cochinchine boat and at the hotels ( Sunway hotel, Prince d’Angkor hotel), Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner),   Admission fees and permits where applicable , Land transportation ; Airport transfers, Service of crew  and English speaking guide on board,
Complimentary foot massage on board.

·         Cruise exclusive of :
Pre/post trip arrangement , Beverages, Travel insurance , Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).Other personal expenses

 

Down Stream

From Angkor to Saigon
Weekly departure: on every Sat/Tue/Thu

Angkor Wat -Phnompenh -Chaudoc – LongXuyen– Sadec-Caibe - HCM city
7days/6nights

DAY1 : ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (D)       

Today we will the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside. 

 

Afternoon: Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. PreahKo erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 2 : ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)                 
Breakfast at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

 Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 3: SIEMREAP - PHNOMPENH (B,L,D)  

Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit BanteaySrei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.

 

Continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes.  Continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument.

 

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Transfer to the hotel check in. At leisure to walk in the city and and explore the local market.

 Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 4:  PHNOMPENH -CHAUDOC (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.
 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. Afternoon we will take the boat to Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chaudoc at 5pm. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck. Diner and overnight on boat.

DAY 5: CHAUDOC  -CHO-MOI- LONGXUYEN (B,L,D)

Enjoy the breakfast on boat and contemplate the wonderful scenery of morning in the Mekong River.We take the sampan through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.

  Continue our way to Longxuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/Cycle along the Ongho island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong and small arroyos on the island.

Ample opportunity to take in beautiful view of local life, housing, villages, garden, fish farm and hosting smile children.

 Enjoy foot massage and sipping cocktails over the sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 6: LONGXUYEN -SADEC-MYTHUAN (B,L,D)
Explore the long Xuyen 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.Board our boat and leisurely cruise down the Mekong River .
Visit the Sadec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village, local industries and Caodai temple. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
Continue our lovely cruise down the Mekong river toward
Mythuan and Caithia where we embark on lovely cycling along the island taking in beautiful view of scenery, local people, and get insight into local life.
Enjy aperitif with canapé over the sunset on boat .
Le Cochinchine drops anchor at the entry of for the night.
 Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY  7:  CAIBE FLOATING MARKET(B) 
Breakfast on the boat.
We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the colourful area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

And then, explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.

 

Check out and disembark.

Pick up and transfer to Saigon. Drop off at your hotel in down town of Saigon.

The trip concludes.

Legend: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch and D= Diner

·         Cruise inclusive of :
All boat cruise Lecochinchine  with meals, Boat ride from Chaudoc to Phnompenh-Phnompenh -Siemreap.   All accommodation on the  Le Cochinchine boat and at the hotels ( Sunway hotel, Prince d’Angkor hotel), Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner,   Admission fees and permits where applicable , Land transportation ; Airport transfers, Service of crew  and English speaking guide on board

·         Cruise exclusive of :

Pre/post trip arrangement , Beverages, Travel insurance , Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 35USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).Other personal expenses
 

 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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