Toum Tiou Cruise II

Grade: Toum Tiou Cruise II
Duration: 8 days / 7 night From Price: $0
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Toum Tiou also offers many interesting activities and delicious meals cooked by expert chef which will give you the greatest chances to experience the cuisine around the world.
Overview
Toum Tiou II Cruise
Built in 2008, the MV Toum Tiou is a perfect combination of charm, comfort and tradition. 14 cozy cabins with wide sightseeing and great facilities will make every passenger feel like home when on a cruise. More, Toum Tiou also offers many interesting activities and delicious meals cooked by expert chef which will give you the greatest chances to experience the cuisine around the world.

Some hightlight information of Toum Tiou II Cruise
Toum Tiou II’s purpose is giving the best to the passengers. You will be happy everyday from Sundeck with long lounges to Restaurant with numerous dishes and flavors around the world as well as the hospitability and friendliness of the crews and chefs.

Dining
The most memorable place in Toum Tiou II, absolutely, is the Restaurant where one can find the most interesting dishes with wonderful flavors from many parts of the world – from Laos, India, and Cambodia to European. More, Restaurant is not only a place for eating but for making friends and relaxing after a day of adventuring.

Fishing and cooking classes
You love peace and fish dishes! So Toum Tiou II will be your ideal choice for your cruise. Let get up early, take a chair on the Sundeck, select your position and fish by your style with your fishing rod. After catching some fishes, let join in the cooking class where you can cook by your style or learn about the Asian cuisine with the guide of an expert chef. The most interesting moment, maybe, is when you taste your fish dish.

Entertainment
Besides fishing, Toum Tiou boasts many other games and entertaining ways for the passengers. You can just freely lie on your bed and watch TV with cable and numerous programs or play wooden games with your new friends. Moreover, if you are book-lover, there is a mini library where you can find many books of Laos and Asia from cuisine, history and people.
Cabins & Facilities
Main Deck Cabin
Number of Cabins : 8 cabins
Bed Type              : Twin beds
Area                      : 12 m2
Locate                   : Main deck
Features               : Hot water, Hair-dryer, Individual controller air-conditioning , Shower, Toilet, Complimentary Drinking Water, Mini bar, Slippers, Wardrobe, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, En-suite Bathroom, Beauty mirror
Facilities :

Upper Deck Cabin
Number of Cabins : 6 cabins
Bed Type              : Twin beds
Area                     : 12 M2
Locate                  : Upper deck
Features              : Hot water, Hair-dryer, Individual controller air-conditioning , Shower, Toilet, Complimentary Drinking Water, Mini bar, Slippers, Wardrobe, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, En-suite Bathroom, Beauty mirror
Facilities :
Saigon - Siem Reap 8ds
Upstream Cruising Saigon - Siem Riep
Cruise length : 8 Days
Cruise Ports   : Saigon-> My Tho-> Vinh Long Province-> Cai Be-> Sa Dec-> Chau Doc-> Phnom Penh-> Kampong Chhnang-> Siem Reap
Good for        : Couples, friends, groups….  

Highlight
  • Explore the South Vietnam and the most peaceful rural area of Cambodia in just a week
  • Enjoy delicious welcome drink and meals on board
  • Freely buy fresh fruits and vegetables in Cai Be floating market
  • Meet the friendly and hospitable locals in Vinh Long Town and Chau Doc
  • Explore the capital city of Cambodia in one day
  • Spend most of the time in rural Cambodia with farmers and ancient Buddhist pagodas

DAY 1 : Saigon – My Tho
Activities : Welcome drink and dinner in My Tho
Meal         : Dinner
15:45 Toum Tiou II is open for embarking.
16:00 Clearance of departure formalities.
16:30 Departure for My Tho, security briefing.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Welcome dinner. Overnight on board.

DAY 2 : My Tho – Vinh Long – Cai Be
Activities : Explore the sites in My Tho before proceeding to Vinh Long and Cai Be floating market with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Meal       : Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning.
07:00 Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island.
On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as "fragrant herb", where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It's a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The climate is warm and pleasant year round. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees. Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.
Departure for short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way, stop for a visit of My Tho market. Return at the pier - Passengers cruise on the river to dragon Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
09:30 Passengers re-embark Toum Tiou II and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board.
14:00 Toum Tiou II drops anchor at Cai Be. Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou, picking up the passengers and cruise around Cai Be Floating Market. Continuing for Vinh Long - a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools.
Vinh Long, which translates as "Majestic Dragon", is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruits. Life is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence.
16:30 Return on the Toum Tiou II, departure for Sa Dec.
19:30 Arrival at Sa Dec, Toum Tiou II drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3 : Vinh Long – Cai be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc
Activities : Visit Sa Dec with market and colonial house then sailing to Chau Doc for lunch and experience life of the locals.
Meal      : Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner
06:00 Breakfast.
07:00 Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour and transfer to Trung Vuong primary school.
Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda. Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the "Chinaman's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
09:00 Passengers re-embark; Toum Tiou II leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.
17:00 Arrival after lunch at Chau Doc jetty.
Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat. If the timing is allowing it, watch of the sunset on the Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into an infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.
18:30 Return to the boat.
19:30 Dinner. Then the passengers can visit the Promenade along the river.
22:00 Return on Toum Tiou II, departure for the border.

DAY 4 : Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Activities : Leave the South Vietnam and proceed to Phnompenh
Meal        : Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Toum Tiou II leaves early in the morning for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border). Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Toum Tiou II to cross the border.
10:30 Toum Tiou II leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Phnom Penh. Lunch during the navigation.
18:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh. Passengers free to enjoy evening in Cambodian capital. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 5 : Phnom Penh

Activities :
Short City tour with Toul Sleng Museum, Russian Market and other places…

Meal :
Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07:00
Breakfast.
08:00 Half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace the National Museum and What Phnom.
12.00 Return to Toum Tiou II. Lunch in one local restaurant

14:00 Departure for Tuol Sleng Museum, old center of detention, of torture and execution between 1975 and 1979. The visit of this place is essential to understand what could be the fatal madness perpetrated by the Khmer Rouges. In the same area, passengers will stop at the Russian Market

19:00 Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.
Dinner on board.

DAY 6 : Phnom Penh – Kampong Tralach

Activities :
Leave the capital and head to Kampong Tralach and visit its prominent sites with temples and pagodas.

Meal : Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07:00 Breakfast. Balance of the day free exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC, Central Market, Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc
12:00 Depart du Toum Tiou II. Lunch on board.
14:00 Arrival in Koh Chen. Visit of local village.
16:00 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind. The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference. Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.
18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 7 : Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chhnang – Chnok Tru

Activities : Proceed to Kampong Chnnang, visit its fishing villages and taste palm wine before re-embarking

Meal : Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou II early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Arrival to Kampong Chnang.
Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country? And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.
11:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.
14:00 Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou II and picking passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River.
17:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou II stays overnight in the proximity of Chnok Tru.
19:30 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager Captain’s farewell dinner. Overnight on board.

DAY 8 : Chnok Tru – Siem Reap (Angkor)
Activities : N/A
Meal : Beakfast
Low Waters
07:00 Breakfast, chartered speedboat is coming along the boat and picks up passengers for crossing the Lake.
12:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (5 miles from Siem Reap)

High Waters
Departure of the Toum Tiou II early in the morning. Time to pack and relax a half a day by crossing the Tonlé Sap Lake.
11:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (5 miles from Siem Reap)

What's included 
  • English / French speaking guide
  • Deluxe double / twin cabin of Toum Tiou Full board (Tea, water, coffee included)
  •  Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Transfer in Siem Reap from FCC Angkor hotel only

What's not included
  • Airfares & airport taxes
  • Transfer at departure/ arrival port
  • Pre/post trip arrangement Visa and visa arrangement
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
The rate
Please contact us to check the availability and best price on the Toum Tiou II Cruise

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