Le Cochinchine Cruise - 7 Days Cruise from Angkor to Saigon
Duration: 7 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat, Flight
Route: Angkor Wat - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - My Thuan
Languages: English Français Tiếng Việt (View map)
Conceived as the traditional rice-barges that fill the Mekong waterways, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful river boat that promises a peaceful and highly comfortable journey along the many canals of the Mekong Delta. All dressed-up in shiny wood, it perfectly fits in the amazing surrounding landscapes one takes pleasure in contemplating while lazing on the upper deck. Thanks to a utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalised service. On board Le Cochinchine, time seems to have stopped to transport travelers to a magical world.
- Experience the Mekong Delta, its people, and its floating markets firsthand on a river cruise
- Discover the charming village of Sa Dec, until recently almost unknown to tourists
- Bargain with the traders on a floating market
- Relax aboard the comfortable ship
- Snack on fresh, juicy fruits and meet the locals
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Downstream: Siem Reap - Angkor - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon
DAY 1: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (D)
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: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (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: PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC (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 Chau Doc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chau Doc at 5h30 P.M. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck.
Diner and overnight on boat.
DAY 5: CHAU DOC – CHO MOI – LONG XUYEN (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 Long Xuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/Cycle along the Ong Ho 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: LONG XUYEN – SA DEC – MY THUAN (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 Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai temple. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
Continue our lovely cruise down the Mekong River toward My Thuan and Cai Thia where we embark on lovely cycling along the island taking in beautiful view of scenery, local people, and get insight into local life.
Enjoy 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: CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - SAIGON (B)
Breakfast on the boat.
We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the colorful 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.
Accommodation, welcome cocktail, excursion entrance fees, meals as per program, boat ride, biking for sightseeing, aperitif, English /French speaking on board, complimentary herbal foot massage on boat, service charge.
What's Not Included:
10 % Value Added Tax (VAT), city transfer, visa application, beverages, and items excluded in rates inclusion
Good to Know:
+ Upstream: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
+ Downstream: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Peak season surcharge:
US$ 45/person on December 24, December 31
30% of shuttle bus or private car on April 30, May 01, and 4 days of Lunar New Year (from December 30 to January 03)
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid.
- Free of charge for children under 6 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults.
- Children from 6 to 11 years old: 50% of adults
FIT booking: < 6 cabins
- 09 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 4 to 7 days: 50% of total tour price
- Within 3 days– No Show: Full charge
GIT booking: > 6 cabins
- 46 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- 32 to 45 days before departure date: 30% of total tour price
- 22 to 31 days before departure date: 50% of total tour price
- 09 to 21 days before departure date: 75% of total tour price
- 04 to 08 days before departure date: 90% of total tour price
- Within 3 days– No Show: Full charge.
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