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Mekong cruise | Luxury cruise
Code: MKL-006
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(8 Days - 7 Nights)

Day 1- Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Early morning registration in Saigon (08.00 am) and transfer to the Delta Port of My Tho by coach for check in followed by port and immigration formalities. My Tho is the hub of the Delta, but not of great cultural interest. In the afternoon we are near Cai Be and make a fascinating trip by traditional junk to explore evergreen islands and at the former Imperial residence, the An Kiet House. Surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Cruise through the night to Tan Chau.

Day 2 - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien

In the morning passengers will take an exciting Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters. Passengers will visit Cai Be and its colourful floating market and Sa De to see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyen Thuy Le, the 'lover' of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist. In the afternoon, we visit Cu Lao Gien island and a Catholic monastery called 'La Providence'.

Day 3 - Chau Doc - Border Crossing

From the main Mekong channel at Tan Chau we travel down the canals and backwaters. At Chau Doc we transfer to small boats to visit a Cham tribal village. We also visit a cat fish farm. We take a trishaw ride round this fascinating town of fine French-colonial buildings and see its bustling market. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities, which in this part of the world, take time.
Night cruise up the broad Mekong channel

Day 4 - Phnom Penh
Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and will be provided with their own private cyclo*. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers
In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.

Day 5 - Tonle River - Kampong Chhnang

Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. In Kampong Chhnang passengers will take a wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here many fishtraps may be seen.

Day 6 - Kampong Cham - Mekong River
We stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk-weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Day 7 - Kampong Cham Area

Passengers visit the hilltop temple of Wat Hanchey in the morning. In the afternoon, travel by bus to visit the Twin Holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey (Man and Woman Hill). Continuation to the ecotourism village of Choeungkok supported by the Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica and the Pandaw-supported Kampong Cham orphanage.

Day 8 - Transfer to Siem Reap

Early morning coach transfer to the Raffles Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid afternoon.

Cruise up Mekong River


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