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Angkor Wat to Saigon with Douce Mekong Cruise 7 Days

Day 1: Siem Reap - 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 d’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 d’Angkor hotel in Siem Riep.

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

Indipendence Monument - Phnom Penh

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Day 3: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (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 area’s 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 Phnom Penh. 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: Phnom Penh - Chau Doc (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 Chau Doc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chau Doc at 5.00pm. Dinner and overnight at Victoria Chau Doc Hotel.

Day 5: Long Xuyen - Can Tho - Tra On (B, L, D)

After breakfast we head out to Long Xuyen and embark on  Douce Mekong cruises for a cruise along the river while enjoying the scenic water way.
 
Visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. 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. A small boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards. Take advantage the twilight in the evening on the shore Mekong.  Douce Mekong set sails torward Can Tho and moor midstream for the night. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6: Can Tho - Tra On - Mang Thit - Vinh Long (B, L, D)

Breakfast. A small boat take you to explore the Cai Rang 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. The boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards. Embark the boat and then the cruise continue to Cai Be via Tra On.
 
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery While cruising we enjoy lunch on board. After lunch we go for pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its farmers and sample various tropical fruits in Lach village. Then return the boat and head out to Cai Be. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Co Chien river. Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.

Can Tho - Vietnam

Tra On - Vietnam

Cai Be - Vietnam

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Day 7: Cai Be Floating Market - Saigon (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: 00 Disembark in Cai Be. Transfer to Saigon.
 

Price in US $ per person

 

 

Trip Included

  • All boat cruise Douce Mekong with meals
  • Boat ride from Chau Doc - Phnom Penh and Phnom Penh - Siem Reap.
  • All accommodation on the Douce Mekong boat and at the hotels ( Victoria Chau Doc Hotel; Sunway hotel, Prince d’Angkor hotel)
  • Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Land transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Service of crew and English speaking guide on board.

Trip Excluded

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm).
  • Other personal expenses

Cruise Information

Douce Mekong is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style with local touch and western comfort Douce Mekong 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 Douce Mekong, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in a one unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your "floating hotel" get you insight into Mekong Delta and quaint villages.
 
Aboard Douce Mekong you will enjoy the continuous and ever-changing scenery as you encounter a lively world of legendary waterways and picturesque landscapes, floating markets, lush bonsais garden, rice fields, villages, pagodas and temples, fruit-filled orchards, boat laden bazaar and a host of smiling children.

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Services & Facilities

  • Aircon Cabin with scenic view
  • Spacious double, twin & connecting cabin
  • Traditional herbal foot massage (complimentary)
  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Sun desk with relaxing beds / folding chair
  • Shoe cleaning service ( complimentary)
  • Bicycles /Mountain bikes (free of charge)
  • Shuttle boat (free of charge)
  • Walks/ cruise boating to villages/markets
  • Doctor on call
  • Safe deposit boxes at reception
  • Visa/Master Card /Amex accepted
  • English & speaking monitor/guide on boat
  • Check in/ Check Out
  • Check in time: 12: 00 PM
  • Check out time: 12: 00 NOON

Foreign Languages Spoken: English, French

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