Toum Tiou Cruise

Grade: Toum Tiou Cruise
Duration: 8 days / 7 night From Price: $0
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As the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodation, the Toum Tiou Boat I, built in 2002, is a masterpiece of convenience, myth, tradition and glamour.
Overview
Toum Tiou Cruise
As the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodation, the Toum Tiou Boat I, built in 2002, is a masterpiece of convenience, myth, tradition and glamour. The name of the boat, Toum Tiou, is also associated with a romantic story which is considered as the Romeo & Juliet in Cambodia. 10 cozy double cabins with greatest facilities will make every passenger feel like home when cruising along the beautiful Mekong River with Toum Tiou.
No. of Cabins : 10 cabin(s)
Good for        : This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta

Some information of Toum Tiou Cruise

Let open your journey with Toum Tiou sun deck where you can find yourself with long chairs and soft drinks, the beauty of Mekong River as well as other interesting activities and delicious meals.

Sundeck
The greatest place for you to enjoy the whole beauty of Mekong River and start a new day! Just get up and walk up to the sundeck, enjoy the sunrise with a cup of tea then freely lie on lounges with a drink or you can take some photos of the best scenes of the Mekong River.

Dining
If Sundeck is the place of the beginning, Restaurant will be the place of ending a day. What is better than sitting with your friends and enjoy wonderful dishes after a long day of activities and adventures! Located on the Upper Deck of Toum Tiou boat, Restaurant is the place where you can have time to talk, make friends and especially enjoy the delicious meals cooked in traditional way. There are many options, from Laotian, Cambodian to Indian cuisine or even European gastronomy.

Entertainment
Toum Tiou offers the passengers many interesting activities on board like swimming, fishing, cooking classes… You can open your new day with a swim, enjoy the emerald water of the river or go fishing before try your best in the cooking classes, may be you can make the best dish of fish.
Cabin & Facilities
Main Deck Cabin
Number of Cabins : 6 cabins
Bed Type : Double or 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 : 4 cabins
Bed Type : Double or 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 8days
Saigon – Siem Reap, 8 days / 7 nights
~ High water program – from July to December ~

Day 1      Saigon – My Tho
15:45     Toum Tiou 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 onboard.

Day 2      My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long
Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning.
07:00     Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao.
10:00     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
11:30     Passengers re-embark Toum Tiou and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board.
15:30     Toum Tiou 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.
18:00     Return on the Toum Tiou, departure for Sa Dec.
19:30     Arrival at Sa Dec, Toum Tiou drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3      Sa Dec – Chau Doc
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 leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.
17:00     Arrival at Chau Doc. 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.
19:30     Return to the boat, Dinner onboard. Overnight onboard.
 
Day 4      Vinh Xuong – Phnom Penh
Toum Tiou 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 to cross the border.
10:30     Toum Tiou leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Phnom Penh. Lunch during the navigation.
19:00     Arrival at Phnom Penh. Passengers free to enjoy evening in Cambodian capital. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5      Phnom Penh
08:00     Breakfast. Visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Russian Market.
12.00     Return to the boat, lunch onboard.
15:00     Balance of the day free exploration on own. (Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. Toul Sleng 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.)
19:00     Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.
Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6      Phnom Penh – Koh Chen - Kompong Tralach
07:00     Breakfast. Navigate to Koh Chen.
09:30     Arrival in Koh Chen. Visit a village of handicraftsmen that specialise in silvers.
11:30     Return to the boat.
12:00     The Toum Tiou leaves Koh Chen for Kompong Tralach. Lunch during navigation.
14:00     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. Diner and overnight on board.

HIGH Water Season
Day 7      Kampong Chnang – Chnok Tru
07:00     Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.
09:00     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. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.
16:30     Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit.
Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely
self-sufficient. A floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations,
pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station... everything is on the
water. All trades are represented and everybody from children to grandparents goes by boat through the
network of canals that cross this little town.
18:00     Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou 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 (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board.

Day 8      Chnok Tru – Siem Reap
Departure of the Toum Tiou 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)

LOW Water Season

Day 7      Kampong Chnang – Ko Chau
07:00     Departure of the Toum Tiou 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.
10:30     Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Ko Chau.
17:00 The Toum Tiou stays overnight in close proximity to Ko Chau.
19:30     Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager
Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board.

Day 8      Ko Chau – Siem Reap
07:00     Breakfast, chartered speedboat is coming along the boat and picks up passengers for crossing the Lake. Visit Chnok Tru, floating village.
12:00     Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap)

NOTE:
At the end of the low water period, (around late March to June) the water level may not allow anymore speedboats to cross the lake. In this case, passengers will be transferred by our convenience from/to Siem Reap by land (~5-6 hour).

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/ to FCC Angkor hotel only
Excluded
  •     Airfares and airport taxes
  •     Transfer at departure/ arrival port
  •     Pre/post trip arrangement Visa and visa arrangement
  •     Travel insurance
  •     Personal Expenses

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