River cruising alongthe Mekong at a gentle pace and soaking up the scenery enriches one's life experience. An antidote to the pressures of modern day living. Perfect for all gourmet lovers and culture seekers.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh (HCMC)
Welcome onboard the RV La Marguerite where the vessel is moored at the Saigon port. Check-in is at 12h00 where port and immigration formalities will be conducted. At 14h00, the ship departs Saigon sailing through the international waterways, up the broad Mekong Tributary. Tonight join fellow passengers for Welcome Dinner at the Mekong Restaurant.
Day 2: Cai Be - Sadec
Arriving at Cai Be in the morning and after breakfast, sail through Cai Be's floating market, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral, colorful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers. Cruise pass Vinh Long Province and arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. Spend time in the house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, Duras' Chinese lover. The house is now the "The Lover Museum" in Sadec. In the evening, cruise to Tan Chau.
Day 3: Tan Chau - Border crossing
After breakfast, transfer to small boats visit a catfish farm, rice-polishing factory, mat making workshop and a silk weaving workshop. Take a round trip trishaw ride around this fascinating town. We return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for port and immigration formalities. In the evening, cruise up the broad Mekong River, and moor overnight mid-stream just outside of Phnom Penh.
Day 4: Phom Penh
Early morning cruise into Phnom Penh and dock at the passenger port terminal. The city has several impressive Wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly painted Wat Lang Ka. Visit the Royal Palace, the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. An afternoon excursion is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention center.
Day 5: Phom Penh - Kamong Cham
Early morning departs from Phnom Penh and stop at secluded Chong Koh silk weaving village for a leisurely walk. Cruise past the Mekong's timeless villages with extensive fishing activities. In the afternoon, stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the Wat or Monastery and its school. Explore this peaceful and friendly community at your own pace. Anchor mid-stream at Kampong Cham.
Day 6: Kampong Cham Area
In the morning, journey upriver to the hilltop. Pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating back to the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire. Sail back downstream for an exploration of the Kampong Cham Area. Travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. Continue to the Eco Village of Cheungkok. There are many pagodas and shrines on the hilltops.
Day 7: Tonle River
Sail along Tonle River, which connects Tonle Lake with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers at Phnom Penh. Temples abound along the riverbanks at Kampong Chhnang and we witness a rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. Mooring mid-stream, visit lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of bird life are seen and be amazed at the schools of fish migrating from the lake into the Tonle River.
Day 8: Tonle Lake - Sieam Reap
The great lake over 150 km long, dominates Cambodia. Here bird life is profuse. From the middle of the lake, enjoy the stillness and tranquility along the floating fishing villages. And we will either cross Tonle Lake at dawn and disembark at Siem Reap Port or transfer by coach from Prek Kdam on the Tonle River to Siem Reap stopping for a short rest at Kampong Thom, depending on the water levels. Arrive at Siem Reap and bid farewell to fellow travelers and crew members.
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All excursions including entrance fees, transportation, English-speaking tour guide. Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during program. All meals: Beer 333, Angkor Beer, Packet Juices, Soft Drinks, Vietnamese Vodka & Rum. Transfer between the ship and meeting points at the start and end of the voyage
International flights, Visas, Imported berverages such as wines, premium beer, spirits&liquirs, imported mineral waters, espressos/cappuccinos at bar, Gratuities and other personal expenses
Children Policy (Suites Only)
Free of charge for infants below the age of 5 years, traveling with two guardians and sharing the same guardians beds. Cots are offered free of charge, if available. Children above 5 years and under 12 years traveling with two guardians pay 25% of published rates listed in table above. Above 12 years of age, a berth must be alloted.
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