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Saigon - Phnom Penh by Indochine Cruise

Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise

  • Cruise Ship: Indochine Cruise
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Tour Price: from US$795
  • Cruise Destinations: Saigon – My Tho – Vinh Long – Chau Doc – Koh Dek Chau - Phnom Penh or vv

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Note*: For many reasons, the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. We will keep you informed with updated itinerary few days before departure.

Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Image
06:30: The boat is opened for embarkation at the International Port of Saigon, terminal of NhaRong, next to Ho Chi Minh museum
07:30: Breakfast, customs formalities, departure for My Tho. Safety briefing. Morning relaxation, lunch during the crossing of the splendid channel of Cho Gao.
16:30: Arrival to My Tho. The boat drops anchor in proximity of the Island Thoi Son. My Tho, “Good Grass Scented” according to the translation is a quiet and prosperous city, approximately 100 000 inhabitants, known for its many orchards rice plantations. The climate is hot and pleasant all the year. This countryside-site has the most variable fruit collection of Vietnam (coconuts, banana trees, mango trees).
Local boats take the passengers from the boat to onshore, departure for the Vinh Trang pagoda by bus, on the way short visit of the city and the local market of My Tho. Visit of the local zoo. Later passengers come back to the small boats, navigation to the Island Thoi. Walking on the island, exploration of the everyday life, tasting of the seasonal fruits, lessoning the local musician band, visit of the candy factory, shopping of the local products. (The visit of My Tho is depend of the level of the traffic on the channel of Cho Gao which can cause considerably delay (+ 2 hours) the arrival to My Tho.)
19:00: Embarking, welcome cocktail, presentation of the crew. The boat leaves to Cai Be
Welcome dinner and night onboard.
Meals: Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Image
07:00 Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao. Arrive at My Tho – Indochine 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 Indochine to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland. Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - 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 Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits
10:00 Passengers re-embark Indochine and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board.
13:30 Indochine drops anchor at Cai Be. Local boats are coming alongside Indochine, 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.
16:30 Return on the Indochine, departure for Sa Dec. Arrive at Sa Dec, Indochine drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on the Indochine Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Itinerary06:00 Breakfast. Arrive at Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec 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 "Chinese man's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
09:00 Passengers re-embark; Indochine leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.
17:00 Arrival after lunch at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty. Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat. Return to the Victoria. 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 at the Victoria Hotel’s restaurant. Overnight onboard at the jetty of the hotel; passengers are free to enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, billiards, bar, Internet) or stroll in Chau Doc.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise ImageIndochine leaves early in the morning for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border) for Phnom Penh, breakfast. Packing, rest on board.
11:00: The boat arrives at Phnom Penh, custom formalities, disembarkation. Trip ends.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Details

06:30: The boat is opened for embarkation at the International Port of Phnom Penh.
07:30: Customs formalities. The boat leaves Phnom Penh for Kôh Dek Chau island, breakfast during navigation.
09:00: Arrival at Kôh Dek Chau island, A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia. On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Kôh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms.
10:30: Re-embarking, departure for Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).
14:00: The boat arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities.
16:30: Departure for Chau Doc.
19:00: The boat drops anchor before the canal of Chau Doc. .
Meals:
Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Details and Itinerary
08:00 Arrival at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty. Located to the north at the beginning of Mekong's famous delta, Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong which fans out to the dimensions of a river mouth here. Floating fish farms have sprung up everywhere. Bamboo fish drying racks are set up a meter above the water's surface. The bourgeoning downtown area features some charmingly rustic colonial buildings, squeezed in by the marketplace - the colorful, vibrant heart of the city. As always, these busy parts of town, despite their sometimes strong odors, offer wonderful photo opportunities...
Short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect timing to discover the effervescence of the local market. Back to the pier, departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
10:00 Indochine leaves Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Lunch during navigation.
17:00 Arrival at Sa Dec – Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec and transfer by bus 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).
19:00 Return to the boat, departure for Vinh Long. Dinner during navigation. Indochine drops anchor few miles before Vinh Long.
Overnight on the Indochine Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Details and Itinerary
07:00 Breakfast.
08:30 Arrival at Vinh Long, local boats pick up passengers for visiting 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. Departure for Cai Be Floating Market – going across the Mekong River en route.
11:30 Passengers re-embark at Cai Be, Indochine leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch during navigation.
14:30 Arrival at My Tho – Indochine drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island Local boats come alongside Indochine to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - Short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way. 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.
15:30 Return at the pier - you will cruise on the river to Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
16:30 Re-embarking the Indochine that leaves My Tho for Saigon. Lunch and leisure on board while navigating on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao.
19:00 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). Indochine drops anchor on river en route.
Overnight on the Indochine Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Indochine Cruise

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Saigon - Phnom Penh or vv by Indochine Cruise Details and Itinerary
07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board.
11:00 Indochine arrives at Saigon port – customs formalities clearance.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A


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