Cambodia & Vietnam Cruising Tours, Le Cochichine Cruise in Mekong Delta

Siem Reap - Sightseeing tours in Angkor Watt - Flying to Phnom Penh - Leaving to Chau Doc by a high-speed boat - Cruising in Mekong Delta with stopovers at Long Xuyen - Can Tho - Cai Be floating market - Saigon

 

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PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 29, 2010 – BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1 Angkor Temples
Day 2 Angkor Wat 
Day 3 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Day 4 Phnom Penh - Chau Doc
Day 5 Chau Doc – Cho Moi – Long Xuyen
Day 6 Long Xuyen – Sa Dec – My Thuan
Day 7 Cai Be Floating Market - Transfer to Ho Chi Minh

Day 1: Siem Reap -  Angkor Temples (-/-/D)
Today we will 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 with Apsara dance at a local restaurant
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2: Angkor Watt - Sightseeing Tour (B/-/-)
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.

Afternoon 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. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara. Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel in Siem Reap Ta Prohm Temple Angkor Thom Angkor Wat
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Day 3: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit Banteay Srei temple (10th c), 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.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Arrival transfer to the hotel. At leisure to walk in the city and and explore the local market.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 4: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (B/-/-)
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 5pm.
Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc

Day 5: Chau Doc – Cho Moi – Long Xuyen (B/L/D)
This morning we take a sampan for a 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.

The Le Cochinchine boat set sails torward Long Xuyen while we enjoy cocktail over the sunset and spectacle scenary along the river bank when the sun come down.
Overnight on board
Dinner and overnight on board Le Cochinchine.
Today Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

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. Visit Culao Ong Ho 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. Board our boat and leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoy aperitif with canapé .
Le Cochinchine drops anchor at the entry of Long Xuyen for the night.
Dinner and overnight on board Le Cochinchine .
Today Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 7: Cai Be Floating Market - Transfer to Ho Chi Minh  (B/-/-)
After breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong. Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning. Walking amongst the lush vegetation to visit the handicraft villages and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. A small boat trip through rivulets of Tan Phong islands. A pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the village to discover tropical fruit orchards.
11 h00 Disembark in Cai Be. Transfer to Saigon. The cruise concludes.
Today Breakfast, included


* Including Services:
+ All boat cruise Lecochinchine with meals
+ Boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc
+ All accommodation on the Le Cochinchine boat and at the hotels (Double / Twin shared room)
+ Admission fees and permits where applicable
+ Land transportation
+ Airport transfers
+ Service of crew and English speaking guide on board

* Excluding Services:
+ Pre/post trip arrangement
+ Beverages
+ Travel insurance
+ Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm)
+ Other personal expenses

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