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Le Cohinechine Cruises 7 days

Cai Be, Vinh Long, Sadec, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta, Long xuyen, Phnompenh, Siem Riep, ANGKOR WAT

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

Le Cochinchine Cruise, the wooden boats inspired from traditional rice barge offers comfortable cruise in Mekong Delta. Including 3 boats of 6, 10, 14 cabins, Le Cochinchine brings to travelers the exciting discovery of Mekong delta off the beaten track. Founded in 2006 by Nguyen Minh Tan after the Mien Tay sampan generation, a crew of more than 30 members all very experienced and passinate, Le Cochinchine engages an unique experience, a garantee of satisfaction.

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Description

Le Cochinchine offers overnight boat cruises along Mekong River in Vietnam & Cambodia and getting insight into Mekong Delta life.
 
Brief Itinerary
Weekly departure: on every Sat/Tue/Thu

Option 1: Up Stream - Sai Gon - Ankor Wat

DAY 1: SAIGON -CAIBE -VINHLONG -SADEC (L,D)
DAY 2: SADEC-LONGXUYEN (B,L,D)
DAY 3: LONGXUYEN -CHO MOI - HOAHOA(B,L,D)
DAY 4: CHAUDOC - PHNOMPENH(B,L,D)
DAY 5: PHNOMPENH CRUISE TO SIEMREAP(B,L,D)
DAY 6: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE(B,L,D)
DAY 7: DEPARTURE (B)

Option 2: Down Stream - Ankor Wat - Sai Gon

DAY1 : ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (D)
DAY 2 : ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)
DAY 3: SIEMREAP - PHNOMPENH (B,L,D)
DAY 4: PHNOMPENH -CHAUDOC (B,L,D)
DAY 5: CHAUDOC -CHO-MOI- LONGXUYEN (B,L,D)
DAY 6: LONGXUYEN -SADEC-MYTHUAN (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CAIBE FLOATING MARKET(B)

Option 1: Up Stream - Sai Gon - Ankor Wat

DAY 1: SAIGON -CAIBE -VINHLONG -SADEC (L,D)

Pick up from your hotel in Saigon and depart for Mekong Delta
Arrival Mekong Delta we will board our sampan for an exploration of lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and 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. Return to our boat.
Our boat sets sail and cruise through zizag cannales and river heading out to Sadec and moor midstream for the night.Diner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: SADEC-LONGXUYEN (B,L,D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries.Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
The Le Cochinchine set sails through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing.
Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
Diner and while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Longxuyen

DAY 3: LONGXUYEN -CHO MOI - HOAHOA(B,L,D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit Longxuyen floating market by small boats
intermingled 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 river), and small arroyos on the island. Noon approaching we return to Le Cochinchine boat and carry on our journey to HoaHao village. Lunch on board. Disembark and head to Chaudoc. Tonight we stay overnight in Chaudoc.

DAY 4: CHAUDOC - PHNOMPENH(B,L,D)

This morning we will have a boat ride 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 transfer 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**** in Phnom Penh.

DAY 5: PHNOMPENH CRUISE TO SIEMREAP(B,L,D)

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 the hotel .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 and overnight at Prince - Angkor hotel.

DAY 6: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE(B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel.
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.
Lunch at local restaurant. Aftenroon 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 - Angkor hotel in Siemriep

DAY 7: DEPARTURE (B)

At leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.

Option 2: Down Stream - Ankor Wat - Sai Gon

DAY1 : ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (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 and overnight at Prince - Angkor hotel.

DAY 2 : ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel.
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.
Lunch at local restaurant. Aftenroon 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 - Angkor hotel

DAY 3: SIEMREAP - PHNOMPENH (B,L,D)

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 most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Lunch at hotel. 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. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: PHNOMPENH -CHAUDOC (B,L,D)

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 Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chaudoc at 5pm. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck. Diner and overnight on boat.
 
DAY 5: CHAUDOC -CHO-MOI- LONGXUYEN (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 Longxuyen while we enjoy cocktail over the sunset and spectacle scenary along the river bank when the sun come down.
Overnight on board

DAY 6: LONGXUYEN -SADEC-MYTHUAN (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 OngHo 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 canap.
Le Cochinchinedrops anchor at the entry of Longxuyen for the night.
Dinner and overnight on board Lecochinche.

DAY 7: CAIBE FLOATING MARKET(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 Caibe. Transfer to Saigon.The cruise concludes.

Tour Policy

Price Includes

Welcome drink
7days cruise with services, sampan, boat rides, transfers visits as stated accompanied by
English and or/ French speaking guide
Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the programme
Biking and sampan boat rides
services of crews during the cruise on board
Pre-dinner drink (Apperitif)
1 complimentary foot massage on board
Transfers as stated in the itinerary
Flight Phnompenh - Siemreap

Price Excludes

Transport From/ to Ho Chi Minh - My Tho, Cai Be 60 USD/ Ways/ Pax
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visas, airport taxes
Travel insurance
Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).
Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips

Accommodations

Deluxe Lecochichine Cruise

Booking Policy
Required Booking Time: 30 days before arrival
 
Cancellation Policy:
 All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to us via fax or email. You do not have to pay any cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation more than 15-days before the check-in date. Only an administration fee of US$ 5.00 apply.
 Otherwise, if you cancel your reservations 15-days or less to the check-in date, the cancellation fee equivalent to your reservation value of 01-night is charged due to hotel charges we incur for guest no shows.

Children Price & Extra Bed:

 Infants under 2 years old are free of charge.
 Children between 2 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount.