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Mekong River Upstream Cruise
Code: MKL-006
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(8 Days - 7 Nights)

Day 1: Embarkation - My Tho - Cai Be
Register between 11:00 to 12:00 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel. Transfer overland by motor coach to My Tho port for embarkation
Embark ship at 13:30. Welcome drinks served in Saigon Lounge. Lunch in Mekong restaurant.
Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers.
Enjoy folk performances of the Mekong Delta from 21:00 to 21:45 in Saigon Lounge
The ship moors overnight midstream near Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec
After breakfast take a morning junk trip around Cai Be.
See floating market, go ashore to visit French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, and local rice paper manufacturers.
Return to the boat at noon.
After enjoying lunch while ship sails toward Sa Dec.
Pass by the home of Marguerite Duras from across the riverbanks.
Ship sets sail to Tan Chau.
Cocktails and briefing at 18:00
Dinner at 19:00.
The ship moors overnight in Tan Chau

Day 3: Tan Chau - Border Crossing
Today’s highlight is a visit of Tan Chau.
Chance to visit floating fish farm and travels along the tiny tributaries.
Afterwards, go ashore and tour the town on rickshaw (Xe Loi).
Visit rattan mats and slippers making factories. 
Lunch time
Cocktail hour from 18:00 – 19:00,
Dinner at 19:00.
After dinner catch movie “The killing fields” in the Saigon Lounge.
mid-stream just outside of Phnom Penh.

Day 4: Phnom Penh
Sightsee Phnom Penh by bus.
Visit Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum where outstanding Khmer crafts are exhibited.
The Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Fields.
Cocktail hours are served from 18:00 to 19:00.
Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00.
Khmer folk dances and songs at the Saigon Lounge.
The ship moors overnight at Phnompenh

Day 5: Chong Koh Village
Early in the morning the ship sails towards little known village Chong Koh.
Return to the ship at 10:00.
Enjoy a hearty lunch onboard at 12:30 as the ship sails to Kampong Cham.
Join lecture onboard “Cambodia - The Past and Present” in the afternoon presented by the tour guides.
Cocktail hour from 18:00 to 19:00.
Dinner is served at 19:00.
The ship moors overnight

Day 6: Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham
Enjoy breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00. At 8:30,
Explore Wat Hanchey.
Return to the boat at 10:30
Enjoy lunch from 12:30 to 14:00.
Afternoon touring departs by bus at 14:30.
Visit 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and Eco village.
Back to the ship at 17:30. Ship sets sail to Kampong Chhnang afterward.
A cocktail hour is served from 18:30 to 19:30 in the Saigon Lounge.
Dinner at 19:30. After dinner.
More music, dancing afterward.
Ship sails overnight to Kampong Chhnang

Day 7: Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Lake
Motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river.
Time for packing and prepare for Farewell Cocktail this evening.
The ship moors overnight near Siem Reap.

Day 8: Disembarkation - Tonle Lake - Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast onboard. Bid farewell to the crew and guides.
Disembark around 9:00 and take motorized boats to local jetty approximately 5 to 6 km away from the middle of the lake.
Transfer by motor coach to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel.
Arrive at hotel at 11:00.

Note: LOW WATER CRUISE ITINERARY From December to may
From approximately December to May, water level in Tonle Sap Lake is shallow restricting the boat’s access through Kampong Chhnang, the only waterway to the Tonle Sap Lake. Hence, alternative route from Prek K’dam to Siem Reap is arranged.

The program changes for DAY 8 - disembarkation

Day 8: Prek K’dam – Siem Reap
Disembark the ship at Prek Kdam.
Breakfast is served from 6:00 – 7:00 in the Mekong Restaurant.
After breakfast, bid farewell to crew and disembark at Prek K’dam at 07:30.
Take 5 and half hours bus drive to Siem Reap with a stop over in Kampong Thom.
Arrive around 13:30 at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel.
The alternative initinerary with the ports of call Vinh long, Xeo quyt in Vietnam and Oudong, Kampong Tralach in Cambodia is arranged.

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