Mekong Waterway from Saigon to Angkor 7days 6nights


Tour Code : ETV261
Destination : Caibe – Vinhlong– Sadec – LongXuyen– Chaudoc - Phnompenh - Angkor Wat
Start City : Cai Be (Vietnam) to Cambodia
Activity :  Boat Trip
Duration :  7 Days/ 6 nights

Start Price :   798 - 1279 US $
Tour Descption:

Mekong Waterway from Saigon to Angkor 7days 6nights
We offer 2 options

1. Overnight on boat
2. Overnight on hotel


Gallery:
Mekong Waterway from Saigon to Angkor - Travel from Hochiminh city to Angkor Wat by Boat

Tour Itinerary :
Options 1: Overnight on Boat

Day 1
Cai Be – My Thuan - Sa Dec(L,D)
 
    7.30 am we pick you up from your hotel in Sai Gon
    11.00-11h30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink.
    LeCochinchine continues sets sails to Caithia while lunch is served on boat.
    Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life . Visit Cao Dai temple on the way to My Thuan.
    Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river
    Visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
    Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
    Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif .
    Dinner and overnight on board
Day 2
Cai Thia - Vinh Long - Tra On (B,L,D)
 
    Breakfast on board on the Mekong river.
    Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.
    Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
    Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
    LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. Lunch served on board
    Embark on a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
    Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river.
    Dinner and night on board.
Day 3
Tra On - Can Tho Departure(B)
 
    Breakfast on board
    The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.
    Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
    Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink
    11 h00 Disembark in Can Tho.
    Transfer from Can Tho to Chau Doc. Free time in Chau Doc
    Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4
Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (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 in Phnom Penh.
Day 5
Phnompenh Fly to Siemreap (B, L, D)
 
    This morning fly 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 in Siem riep.
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 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.
Options 2: Overnight on hotel
 
Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L)
 
    7:30 Pick up at hotel. Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long, visit the snake market. Check in on arriving. Overnight in hotel.
    Saigon Can Tho hotel, www.saigoncanthohotel.com.vn superior double room+ extra bed
Day 2
Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc (B,L)
 
    After breakfast. Visitors first take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river) . The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang floating markets, which are the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Visitors will have the most probably tried the Vietnamese vermicelli soup? So, they will now go and see how it is made. Visitors then roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, they have a chance to experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one bamboo. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc. Check in on arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese - Cambodian border, visit the caved pagoda. Overnight in hotel
    Chau Pho hotel, www.chauphohotel.com superior double room + extra bed
Day 3
Tra On - Can Tho Departure(B)
 
    Breakfast on board
    The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.
    Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
    Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink
    11 h00 Disembark in Cantho.
    Transfer from Can Tho to Chau Doc. Free time in Chau Doc
    Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4
Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (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 in Phnom Penh.
Day 5
Phnom Penh Fly to Siem Reap (B, L, D)
 
    This morning fly 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 in Siem riep.
Day 6
Siem Reap Angkor Wat( B, L )
 
    After breakfast, take an extensive tour around the magical temple city of Angkor Wat. Take in the sights at Prasat Ravan, Banteay Dei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say and Tevoda. View the glorious sunset at Pnom Bakheng. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7
Siem Reap Angkor Wat ( B,L )
 
    Watch the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat. Have breakfast at your hotel. Then visit Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and the South Gate of Angkor Thom
    Transfer to the airport to take flight back home:
 
Includes :

Option 1:

  •     All boat cruise Lecochinchine with meals,
  •     All accommodation on the  Le Cochinchine boat and at the 4 star hotels
  •     Meals as indicated (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner)
  •     Admission fees and permits where applicable,
  •     Land transportation;
  •     Airport transfers,
  •     Service of crew  and
  •     English speaking guide on board, and in Cambodia

Option 2:

  • Express boat Chau Doc Phnompenh
  • Private transfer
  • Boat tip in Mekong
  • Accommodation in TWN or DBL with breakfast,
  • Local English Speaking guide in Mekong, PNH & REP.
  • Private transportation as itinerary.
  • Meals as indicated.
  • All entrance fee as per program.
  • Daily mineral water 02blts/pax.

 

Excludes :

Option1:

  •     Pre/post trip arrangement ,
  •     Beverages, Travel insurance ,
  •     Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).
  •     Other personal expenses
  •     Flight Phnompenh- Siem Riep (95 USD) at the moment

Option 2:

  • Visa to Cambodia,
  • Flight Phnompenh- Siem Riep (95 USD) at the moment
  • Drinks, tips, personal expense,
  • bank fee for transfer money,
  • travel insurance,
  • Escort guide on plane,
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program,
  • SGL supplement price,
  • All kinds of flights,
  • Other services not mentioned above.

Prices :

Option 1:

Hotel
2 per
3 stars
980
4 stars
1075
4 stars Luxury
1182
5 stars Luxury
1279

Hotel:

 

  • Vicoria hotel in Chau Doc, www.victoriahotels-asia.com ,
  • Intercontinental hotel in Phnomepnh, http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/overview/pnhha
  • Victoria Angkor in Siem Reap, www.victoriahotels-asia.com
  • Raffle Le Royal (state room)   http://www.raffles.com/EN_RA/Property/RLR/
  • de La Paix (urban view) http://www.hoteldelapaixangkor.com/index.php

 

Option 2:

Hotel
2 per
3 stars
798
4 stars
948
*Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

 

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