MEKONG RIVER CRUISE
Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this eight-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, the S21 Museum, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.
Day 1 Siem Reap/Chnok Tru
Embark around 2:30pm at the Phnom Krom pier. Once on board, settle in as the crew set sail for Chnok Tru.
Embark around 2:30pm. Once on board, enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting before dinner on board.
Day 2 Chnok Tru/Kampong Chhnang
Visit one of the biggest floating villages on the Tonle Sap River, Chnok Tru, before continuing on to Kampong Chhnang. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries.
After the day's excursions, enjoy dinner on board and relax as the riverboat drops anchor for the night.
Day 3 Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh
Arrive early at Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. Return to the vessel and continue on to Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town.
Day 4 Phnom Penh
Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure.
Day 5 Phnom Penh/Sadek
Cross the border into Vietnam. Opt to cycle, or stay on board, to Chau Doc from the checkpoint. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the sunset from the top of Sam Mountain.
Day 6 Sadek/Mỹ Tho
Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to cycle small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island.
Day 7 Mỹ Tho/Ho Chi Minh City
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Continue on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) via the Cho Gao canal. Opt to cycle there instead. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner.
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival.
Price per person sharing: 880 GBP (subject to change and availability)
7 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
Chhnok Tru floating village visit
Kampong Chhnang visit
Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
Koh Chen island visit include cottage industries
Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit
Sam Mountain sunset visit
Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
Vinh Long excursion
Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
Options to cycle to excursions along the way
Farewell cocktail and Captain's Dinner
All transport to/from included activities and between destinations