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Le Cochinchine Cruise - Mekong Delta to Cambodia

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Le Cochinchine offers an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless water way of Mekong River.

The cruise brings us into contact with people in different corner of the Delta

With Le Cochinchine, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food.

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  • EMK04 2015

    Live guide: English,

    Duration: 7 days

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Le Cochinchine is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines , one in back up, making Le Cochinchine a very powerful and safe river vessel.

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Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On (L,D)
At 8h00 in the morning, Tour’s driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to 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 Cantho via Cho Lach while we enjoy lunch on board.
Arrival Cho Lach village we will go for  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 with the farmers. Interaction with friendly people and meet with a host of smiling children. Our cruise 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 e on board Le Cochinchine in Tra On.

Day 2: Tra On – Cai Rang – 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 Cai Rang floating market. 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   local houses and green orchards comes into your view. 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: Long Xuyen – Cho Moi – Hoa Hoa (B, L, D)
Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit Long Xuyen 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 Chau Doc.  Tonight we stay overnight at Victoria Chau Doc hotel in Chau Doc.

Day 4: Chau Doc – 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 d’Angkor hotel. 

Day 6: Angkor Wat Temples (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 d’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. Tour ends. Far East Tour awaits to serve you next time.

What's Included:

Tour programs as in the itinerary
Accommodation: twin sharing basis (Single Suppliment: 565 $)
Meals as mentioned
Entrance fees 
English - speaking guide onboard
Travel insurance

What's Not Included:

Airfares & airport taxes.
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone…)
Tips & gratuities
Vietnam  and Cambodia Visa (Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 35USD, 1 photo 3x4cm)
Other not mentioned

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