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LE COCHINCHINE CRUISE *****
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Number of Cabins: 8 cabin(s) Ratings: 5
Description: Le Cochinchine is a modern river-boat designed as the traditional river barges that sail along the Mekong River. Its shining wooden figure gives it a picturesque look in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural environment. A delightful and highly comfortable river-boat, it also offers an excellent service quality provided by a very attentive crew who aims at giving travelers a unique and unforgettable journey deep in the heart of the Delta. Aboard this beautiful « floating hotel » reigns an atmosphere ideal for leisuring and which makes the surrounding scenery only more magical.
  • Taste of Mekong

    Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be – Mang Thit – Tra On (L/D)

    8:00-8:30 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in HCM City and transfer you to Mekong.

    10:30-11:00 A.M: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Take a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

    11:30-12:00: Join on board Le Cochinchine and enjoy a welcome drink. Lunch is served on board as the barge sails down Co Chien River then process onto Mang Thit River.

    Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities.

    Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Savour foot massage on board with a pre-dinner drink over the sunset.

    Dinner and overnight on board.

     Day 2: Tra On – Can Tho – Sai Gon (B)

    A lovely new day begins on Mekong River. Waking up early allows you to admire the sunrise on the Mekong with bubbling activities of local people. Breakfast on board while the boat sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.

    Check-out Le Cochinchine boat, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff, we transfer you by small boat for visit of Cai Rang, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. The Cai Rang floating market is known as a high-light cannot be missed when you explore the Western rivers of Vietnam.

    The local boat slides on tiny waterways between palm-shaded banks, you have the chance to see green orchards, local houses, ship building yards, and rural activities in full swing. The sampan takes you to an ancient house to visit the orchard and enjoy tropical fruit.

    Return to the small boat and get off at 11:00 A.M in Can Tho.

    Transfer back to HCM City, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 2:30-3:00 P.M. End of nice cruise.

    Tour Inclusions

    • Selected accommodation with breakfast in twin share room
    • Meals as listed in the itinerary
    • Air -condition transportation
    • Boat cruises while on tour
    • Experience and friendly English-speaking local guide
    • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
    • Service charge and VAT taxes

    Tour Exclusions:

    • Visa stamping fee at the Embassy
    • Travel Insurance in all kinds
    • Other foreign language guide
    • Peak tourist season or special event rates
    • Child or adult in triple sharing room
    • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
    • Solo traveller must single supplement
  • Option 1: Along the mekong river

    Day 1: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Sa Dec (L/D)

    8:15-8:30 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in HCM City and transfer you to Mekong.

    Embark Authentic Mekong sampan and welcome drink around 10:30 A.M.

    We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to 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.

    Then, go ashore to visit the local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

    Authentic Mekong sampan boat sets sails toward Sa Dec while luch is served.

    We embark on Cai Thia for a pleasure walk/ ride a bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in My Thuan island.

    Authentic Mekong sampan moors midstream for the night in Sa Dec.

    Diner and overnight on boat.

    Day 2: Sa Dec - Long Xuyen (B/L/D)

    Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on boat.

    Then, we take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.

    Continue to the heart of Sa Dec town to visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

    Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries.

    Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.

    Authentic Mekong sampan 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 Authentic Mekong sampan cruises towards Longxuyen

    Day 3: Long Xuyen Departure (B)

    Breakfast on board.

    Visit the OngHo Island – a small island by the Mekong River enjoy the scenery and walk/cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their life. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have the opportunity to discover a side of Delta life.

    Disembark for your departure around 11h00. End of nice cruise.

    Option 2: Mekong in close up cruise

    Day 1: Sai Gon - Cai Be - My Thuan - Sa Dec - Cai Be (L/D)

    8:00-8:30 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in HCM City and transfer you to Mekong.

    10:30-11:00 A.M: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier.

    11:00-11:30 A.M: Boarding Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat.

    Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life.

    Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river.

    Walk along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.

    Walk or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai Temple, the local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

    Back to our board for a cruise downstream. Relax on boat while enjoying a foot massage and sipping an aperitif.

    Dinner and overnight on board.

     Day 2: Cai Be - Mang Thit - Tra On (B/L/D)

    Breakfast on board on the Mekong.

    Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc Island and go for walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.

    Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production, the old house.

    Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Co Chien. Lunch served on board.

    In the afternoon, embark on a pleasant walk or cycling on the foot-paths of the countryside to discover the tropical fruit orchards, the endless rice fields and the local people's activities.

    Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset.

    The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit River.

    Overnight on board.

    Day 3: Tra On - Can Tho - Sai Gon (B)

    Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.

    Transfer to Cai Rang by local boat, one of the most bustling and important floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta.

    Sliding on tiny waterways between palm-shaded banks, the local boat leads you to see green orchards, local houses, ship building yards, rural and river activities in full swing and enjoy tropical fruits.

    11:00 A.M: Disembark at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho.

    Transfer back to HCM City, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 2-:30-3:00 P.M. End of nice cruise.

    Option 3: Taste of Mekong

    Day 1: Sai Gon - Cai Be - My Thuan - Cai Thia - Sa Dec (L/D)

    8h15 A.M: Pick-up at your hotel in Saigon and transfer you to our pier in Cai Be.

    10h30-11h00 A.M: reach the banks of the Mekong Delta in Cai Be. You embark on Le Cochinchine with a welcome drink.

    We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to 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. Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

    Our boat sets sails toward Sa Dec while lunch is served.

    We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Then go to the heart of Sa Dec town to visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walk/ Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries.

    Return on boat with a rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck, experience a traditional herbal foot massage before enjoying an exotic pre-dinner drink.

    Cruise down the Tien River, while dinner is served on board.

    Overnight on board.

    Day 2: Binh Hoa Phuoc Island - Cho Lach - My Tho (B/L/D)

    Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

    We take a morning junk trip along the banks of the Binh Hoa Phuoc peninsula to explore evergreen islands.

    Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the bonsais gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life.

    Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board.

    Arrive in Ben Tre walking around the local market, Visit the Thoi Son Island, walk through the island, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief cruise ride through the palm-shaded creeks

    Overnight on boat.

    Day 3: Ben Tre - Ngu Hiep - Cai Be - Sai Gon (B/L)

    Breakfast on board while our boat sets sail torward Ngu Hiep Island.

    Embark on lovely morning cycling or walk amongst the verdant villages and meet with people. A unique opportunity to meet with inhabitants, get a glimpse at their daily activities, and become more familiar with the life in the Delta.

    Leisurely laze on the upper deck as the boat cruises down Tien River, delighting in the scenery.

    Slide on small waterways, you head back to Cai Be harbor. The cruise concludes around 11h00 A.M. Lunch at Café du Mekong

    Pick up and return to Saigon. Drop off at your hotel. The trip concludes.

     Tour Inclusions:

    • Selected accommodation with breakfast in twin share room
    • Meals as listed in the itinerary
    • Air-condition transportation
    • Boat cruises while on tour
    • Experience and friendly English-speaking local guide
    • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
    • Service charge and VAT taxes

    Tour Exclusions:

    • Visa stamping fee at the Embassy
    • Travel Insurance in all kinds
    • Other foreign language guide
    • Peak tourist season or special event rates
    • Child or adult in triple sharing room
    • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
    • Solo traveller must single supplement
  • Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be – My Thuan – Sa Dec (L/D)

    08h15 A.M: Pick up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1 or 3) and depart to Mekong Delta.

    10h30 – 11h00 A.M: Arrival at Mekong Delta. We take a morning local boat trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

    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 on our cruise and enjoy welcome drink on boat. Lunch is served on boat.

    The Cochinchine boat sets sails toward Sa Dec and moor midstream for the night.

    Diner and overnight on board.

    Day 2: Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B/L/D)

    Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

    Visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

    Walk/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries. Explore 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 Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, and boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Visit sugar craft factory if time allows us.

    Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.

    Diner and while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Long Xuyen.

    Day 3: Long Xuyen – Cho Moi – Hoa Hao (B/L/D)

    Breakfast on board over the sunrise.

    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.

    Visit Ong Ho Island to enjoy the scenery and walk/cycle around villages on the island where farmers, children, and villagers pass 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 travelers experience.

    Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey through Cho Moi, Hoa Hao and Chau Doc.

    Our boat cruises through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, enjoy landscape of the village, and discover local people life.

    Enjoy the aperitif on the sun desk and taking in view of the river.

    Diner and overnight on boat.

    Day4: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

    This morning, we have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.

    Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, 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 Sunway hotel or equivalent hotel in Phnom Penh.

    Day 5: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/L/D)

    This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel.

    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 and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel or equivalent hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 6: Angkor Wat Temple (B/L/D)

    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 Prince d’Angkor hotel or equivalent hotel in Siem Reap.

    Day 7: Siem Reap – Departure (B)

    Breakfast at hotel.

    At leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of services.

    Tour Inclusions:

    • Selected accommodation with breakfast in twin share room
    • Meals as listed in the itinerary
    • Air -condition transportation
    • Boat cruises while on tour
    • Experience and friendly English-speaking local guide
    • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
    • Service charge and VAT taxes

     

    Tour Exclusions:

    • Visa stamping fee at the Embassy
    • Travel Insurance in all kinds
    • Other foreign language guide
    • Peak tourist season or special event rates
    • Child or adult in triple sharing room
    • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
    • Solo traveller must single supplement
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