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6 Days Cruising Saigon - Phnom Penh with Toum Tiou Cruise

Other 6 day tour of Toum Tiou cruise takes you away from Saigon to Phnom Penh or vice versa. You will truly be immersed in unspoiled nature of the river and participate in the life of fishing village on the Mekong.

Kaam Samnaar - Cambodia Border
Upstream: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Koh Dek Chau - Phnom Penh
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US$1230
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Day 1: Saigon - My Tho (L, D)

07:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking.
08:00 Clearance of departure formalities. Security briefing.
08:30 Departure for My Tho
Lunch and leisure on board during navigation.
17:30 Arrival at My Tho - Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island.
Local musician band embarks to play traditional music for 45 minutes.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.
Welcome dinner. Overnight on board.
 

Day 2: My Tho - Cai Be (B, L, D)

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Local boats come alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - Short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way. Contin for Dong Tam Snake Farm and My Tho Market.
On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as "fragrant herb", where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It's a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The climate is warm and pleasant year round.
The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees.
10:45 Return at the pier - you cruise on the river to Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
13:00 You re-embark Toum Tiou that leaves My Tho for Cai Be
Lunch and leisure on board.
18:00 Toum Tiou at anchor on river on the proximity of Cai Be.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board.
 

Day 3: Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (B, L, D)

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Locals boat come alongside Toum Tiou, pick up pax and cruise around Cai Be Floating Market Continuing for Vinh Long - a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools.
Vinh Long, which translates as "Majestic Dragon", is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruits. Life is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence.
12:30 Return on the Toum Tiou, departure for Sa Dec. Lunch on board during the navigation.
15:00 Arrival at Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec and transfer to Trung Vuong primary school.
Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda.
Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the "Chinaman's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
17:00 Return to the boat with stopover at a nursery of flower and bonsai trees. Famous for its horticulture (it has many varieties of fabulously exotic flowers) Sa Dec was known as the "Garden of Cochin Chine" during colonial times.
18:30 Re-embarking, Toum Tiou leaves Sa Dec port and drop anchor few miles away.
Dinner and overnight on the river. 
 

Day 4: Sa Dec - Chau Doc (B, L, D)

06:30 Early departure for Chau Doc.
07:00 Breakfast during navigation. Leisure and relax onboard.
13:30 Arrival after lunch at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty.
Located to the north at the beginning of Mekong's famous delta, Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong which fans out to the dimensions of a river mouth here. Floating fish farms have sprung up everywhere. Bamboo fish drying racks are set up a meter above the water's surface. The bourgeoning downtown area features some charmingly rustic colonial buildings, squeezed in by the marketplace - the colorful, vibrant heart of the city. As always, these busy parts of town, despite their sometimes strong odors, offer wonderful photo opportunities...
14:30 Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
Return to the Victoria hotel for a walk to Chau Doc market. Visit of Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, and the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into an infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.
18:30 Return to the boat after sunset.
19:00 Dinner at the Victoria Hotel’s restaurant.
Overnight onboard at the jetty of the hotel; you are free to enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, billiards, bar, Internet) or stroll in Chau Doc.
 

Day 5: Chau Doc - Koh Dek Chau (B, L, D)

07:00 Toum Tiou leaves for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border) Breakfast during navigation.
11:00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Toum Tiou to cross the border.
13:00 Toum Tiou leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Cambodia. Lunch during the navigation.
14:00 Arrival at Kaam Samnaar check-point – Formalities clearance for crossing the border.
15:30 Toum Tiou leaves Kaam Samnaar check point for Kôh Dek Chau Island.
16.30 Arrival at Kôh Dek Chau island.
A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia.
On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Kôh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms.
17:30 Toum Tiou leaves for Phnom Penh and drops anchor few miles away.
19:00 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager.
Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board . 
 

Day 6: Koh Dek Chau - Phnom Penh (B, L)

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Departure of Toum Tiou for Phnom Penh. Time to pack, leisure onboard.
13:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh after a last lunch onboard.

Day 1: Phnom Penh - Koh Dek Chau (L, D)

07:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking.
08:00 Formalities clearance.
08:30 Toum Tiou leaves Phnom Penh for Kôh Dek Chau island. Security briefing.
11:30 Arrival at Kôh Dek Chau island, A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia.
On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Kôh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms.
12:30 Re-embarking, departure for Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border). Lunch during the navigation.
16:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities.
17:30 The boat drops anchor for night on river between the borders.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard

 

Day 2: Koh Dec Chau - Chau Doc (B, L, D)

07:00 Opening of the immigration check point offices in Vinh Xuong - Clearance of departure formalities. Breakfast.
09:00 Departure for Chau Doc. Vietnamese Guide boards, introduces himself. Casual talk with him.
12:30 Lunch during navigation.
13:30 Arrival at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty.
Located to the north at the beginning of Mekong's famous delta, Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong which fans out to the dimensions of a river mouth here. Floating fish farms have sprung up everywhere. Bamboo fish drying racks are set up a meter above the water's surface. The bourgeoning downtown area features some charmingly rustic colonial buildings, squeezed in by the marketplace - the colorful, vibrant heart of the city. As always, these busy parts of town, despite their sometimes strong odors, offer wonderful photo opportunities...
14:30 Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
Return to the Victoria hotel for a walk to Chau Doc market. Visit of Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, and the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into an infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.
18:30 Return to the boat after sunset.
19:00 Dinner at the Victoria Hotel’s restaurant.
Overnight onboard at the jetty of the hotel; you are free to enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, billiards, bar, Internet) or stroll in Chau Doc.

 

Day 3: Chau Doc - Sa Dec (B, L, D)

07:00 Early departure for Sa Dec, breakfast during the navigation.
14:00 After lunch, arrival at Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec and transfer by bus to Trung Vuong primary school. Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda. Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the "Chinaman's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
16:00 Return to the boat with stopover at a nursery of flower and bonsai trees. Famous for its horticulture (it has many varieties of fabulously exotic flowers) Sa Dec was known as the "Garden of Cochin Chine" during colonial times.
17:15 Toum Tiou leaves Sa Dec for Vinh Long.
18:00 Dropping anchor few miles away on the way to Vinh Long. Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Day 4: Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be (B, L, D)

06:30 Toum Tiou continues for Vinh Long.
07:00 Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Arrival at Vinh Long, local boats pick up passengers for visiting a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools.
Vinh Long, which translates as "Majestic Dragon", is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruits. Life is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence.
10:50 Departure for Cai Be Floating Market - going across the Mekong River en route.
13:00 Toum Tiou leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch on board during navigation.
17:30 Arrival at My Tho - Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island. Local musician band embark to play traditional music for 45 minutes.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Day 5: Cai Be - My Tho (B, L, D)

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Local boats come alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - Short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way.
Continuing for Dong Tam Snake Farm and My Tho Market. On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as "fragrant herb", where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It's a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it.
The climate is warm and pleasant year round. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees.
10:45 Return at the pier- you will cruise on the river to Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
13:00 Re-embarking the Toum Tiou that leaves My Tho for Saigon. Lunch and leisure on board. Time to pack and prepare for the arrival.
18:00 Toum Tiou drops anchor on river en route.
19:00 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager. Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board 

 

Day 6: My Tho - Saigon (B, L)

07:00 Departure for Saigon.
13:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Saigon port - customs formalities clearance.
13:30 Disembarking, local tour agent picks up passengers and transfers to hotel after a last lunch on board.

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 

Cabin 

Single

Double

RV Toum Tiou

2030

1230

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in double cabin, Full board (water, tea, coffee included)
  • Mentioned visits, French or English speaking guide on board
  • Transfer in Siem Reap from/to FCC Angkor Hotel ONLY.

Exclusion:

  • Transfers at departure/arrival port
  • Bar fees, Visas, Personal expenses and personal insurance

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Upstream: Phnom Penh - Koh Chen - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Chnok Tru - Siem Reap
Downstream: Siem Reap - Kampong Luong - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach -Koh Chen - Oudong - Phnom Penh
US$ 495 - US$ 865
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Upstream: Phnom Penh - Phum Thmei - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Chnok Tru - Siem Reap
Downstream: Siem Reap - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Phum Thmei - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Phnom Penh
US$ 1230 - US$ 2030
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10-day journey from Saigon to Siem Reap or vice versa of Toum Tiou cruise will take you to explore the salient features in the life of humans and nature on the Mekong river.
Upstream: Saigon - My Tho - Vinh Long - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Koh Dek Chau - Phnom Penh - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Luong - Siem Reap (Angkor)
Downstream: Siem Reap (Angkor) - Kampong Luong - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh - Koh Dek Chau - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be - My Tho - Saigon
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Enjoy the journey from Saigon to Siem Reap or vice versa with Toum Tiou cruise. You will have unforgettable memories on the Mekong River.
Upstream: Saigon - My Tho - Vinh Long - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang - Chnok Tru - Siem Reap (Angkor)
Downstream: Siem Reap (Angkor) - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh - Kam Somnaar - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be - My Tho - Saigon
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