Le Cochinchine is a modern and tastefully designed river barge.Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines , one in back up, making Le Cochinchine a very powerful and safe river vessel.

Le Cochinchine 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 Le Cochinchine, 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 Le Cochinchine 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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08h00AM: Pick up from your hotel and depart to Mekong Delta
Arrival Mekong Delta, we take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens, local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers,…
Then, we explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
Embark our cruise Le Cochinchine and welcome drink. Our boat set sails towards Sadec and moor midstream for the night.
Diner and overnight on board.

Rising up early for another nice day, we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
Visit the Sadec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Walks or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village, local industries and Cao dai Temple.
Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.
Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
The Le Cochinchine set sails through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing.
Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
Diner while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Chau doc.

Breakfast on boat and contemplate the rising of dawn on Mekong River.
Explore the Longxuyen floating 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.
Visit OngHo Island and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience.
Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carry on our journey through Chomoi, HoaHao and Chaudoc
Boat Cruise through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.
Enjoy the aperitif on the sun desk and taking in view of the river.
Diner and overnight on boat in Chaudoc.

This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7am. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (VinhXuong) – Cambodian (KaomSamnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.
On your arrival, transfer our hotel in Phnompenh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. 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.
Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport for flight to Siemriep in the morning.
Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel. The same morning, we will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.
Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.
Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

Breakfast at hotel.
At leisure at your own: Suggestion: visit the market or “Les Artisans d’Angkor – ChantiersEcoles” of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight.

Today we will the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.
Afternoon: Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. PreahKo erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.
Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap

Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit BanteaySrei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.
Continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes. Continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument.
In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Transfer to the hotel check in. At leisure to walk in the city and and explore the local market.
Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh

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 Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chaudoc at 5pm.
Diner & overnight on board in Chaudoc.

Enjoy the breakfast on boat and contemplate the wonderful scenery of morning in the Mekong River.
We take the sampan through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.
Continue our way to Longxuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/Cycle along the Ongho island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong and small arroyos on the island.
Ample opportunity to take in beautiful view of local life, housing, villages, garden, fish farm and hosting smile children.
Enjoy foot massage and sipping cocktails over the sunset.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
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.
Then, transfer to Sadec where you visite the Sadec local market and follow the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village, local industries and Caodai temple.
Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
Le Cochinchine leisure cruise down to Mythuan and Caithia where we embark on lovely cycling along the island taking in beautiful view of scenery, local people, and get insight into local life.
Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink.
Rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck. The crew serves dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising.
Le Cochinchine sets anchor in for the night.
Dinner and overnight on boat.

Breakfast on the boat.
We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the colourful area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers,…
And then, explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
Check out and disembark.
Pick up and transfer to Saigon.
The trip concludes.

Inclusive of:

  • All boat cruise Lecochinchine with meals
  • Boat ride from Chaudoc to Phnompenh & Phnompenh -Siemreap.
  • All accommodation on the Le Cochinchine boat and at the hotels ( Sunway hotel, Prince d’Angkor hotel)
  • Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner, Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Land transportation
  • Airport transfer in Siem Reap
  • Service of crew and English speaking guide on board

Exclusive of:

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverages, Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa
  • Cambodia Visa (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 25USD, 1 photo 3x4cm)
  • Bank transfer fees & credit card service fees
  • Other personal expenses

Rate

Valid from 01/01 – 31/10/2017 2 pp 3-7 pp 8-12 pp >13 pp S.R.S
7 days 6 nights cruise 2,481 2,143 1,845 1,545 590
Peak season surcharge 24 & 31 Dec: USD 48/ person

NOTE
• Infants under 6 years old are free of charge sharing cabin with their parents.
• Children from 6 to 11 years old get a 50% discount.

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