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Mekong River cruise
Code: MK012
From Saigon to Angkor
Weekly departure: on every Sat/Tue/Thu

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Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On (L,D)

- 08h00 Depart for for Caibe. 10h00 Board our sampan for an exploration of the lively Cai Be floating market, walking for visit the handicraft village of the local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
- 11h00 our boat sets sail and cruise through zizag canals and river heading out to CANTHO via CHOLACH. Enjoy lunch on board.
- 12h00 Disembark CHOLACH village. Make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its famer. Cruise to continue to TRAON. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise, a wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches.
- Dinner and night  on board Le Cochinchine in TRAON.

Day 2: Tra On – Can Tho (B,L,D)

- The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day we breakfast and set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on Bassac River.
- A small boat will take you to CAIRANG floating market is one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats bargaining and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods, and through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
- Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise on board Le Cochinchine.
- Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: LongXuyen – ChoMoi – HoaHao (B,L,D)
- 06h00 arriving floating market, the noise will wake you up, contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We visit LONGXUYEN floating market by small boats darting through the water as vendors buy and sell their fruit. Visit a crocodile farm and promenade on OngHo Island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong (Bassac), and small arroyos on the island.
- 12h00 return to Le Cochinchine boat, cruise continues to HoaHao village. Lunch on board.
- 13h00 Disembark and en route to Chaudoc
- 15h00 Arrival Chaudoc and promenade around the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.
- Tonight we stay overnight at Victoria Chaudoc hotel in Chaudoc.

Day 4: Chau Doc - Boat to Phnompenh (B)

- This morning board the Victoria Sprite boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 8am.. 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 transfers 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****, or any similar standard Hotel in PhnomPenh.

Day 5: Phnompenh - Boat to Siemriep (B)

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh port for the boat ride to Siemriep. The boat winding our way on Tonlesap river, taking in such spectacular view of rural life on water. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to Angkor village resort. Visit to the Angkor Wat Temple before making our way to the summit Phnom Bakheng Temple to watch the sunset. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara.
- Overnight at Prince D'Angkor or similar in Siemriep.

Day 6: Angkor Wat (B)

Today will embark on an elephant ride to tour of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. This will include the South Gate, Bayon, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. From here we will continue Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei and especially the newly discovered Beng Mealea temple, the temple of thousand lingas.
- Overnight at Prince D'Angkor or similar in Siemriep

Day 7: Departure (B)
At leisure until the departure transfer to airport for the flight home.  
Price: US$ 1,385 / Pax   

Trip  includes:
- All boat cruise with meals
- Boat ride from Chaudoc to Phnompenh
- All accommodation ( twin share ) on the Le Cochinchine boat and at the hotels (Victoria Chaudoc Hotel; Amanjaya hotel, Prince D'Angkor Hotel)
- Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner)
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- Land transportation Saigon - Mekong ;Airport transfer
- Service of crew and English speaking guide on board

Trip excludes:

- 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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