Cruise Overnight On Luxury La Marguerite & Exit Cambodia 8 Days
Tour code: SVT-LAMREP8D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh - Soai Rap - Sa Dec - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Overview: La Marguerite, a 46 room French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta. She offers an unparalleled cruise experience between Saigon and Siem Reap.
HO CHI MINH CITY - SOAI RAP - SA DEC - TAN CHAU - PHNOM PENH -
KAMPONG CHAM - KAMPONG CHHNANG - SIEM REAP
( 8 Days 7 Nights )
What make this tour so special:
- River Vessel La Marguerite raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta
- Offering unparalleled cruise experience, top notch excursions between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap.
- Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh - Soai Rap
- Day 2 : Soai Rap - Sa Dec
- Day 3 : Tan Chau - Phnom Penh
- Day 4 : Phnom Penh
- Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham
- Day 6 : Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh
- Day 7 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang
- Day 8 : Siem Reap
Day 01 : Ho Chi Minh City - Soai Rap
Register for cruise from 10:30 to 12:00 at Sofitel Plaza Ho Chi Minh City Hotel. At 12:00, take motor coach transfer to Saigon Port. At 12:15, embark onto the luxurious vessel where iced mineral water and cold towels will be served. At 13:00, proceed to the Mekong Restaurant for a tasty buffet lunch. Lunch ends at 15:00. The captain will commence port formalities from 12:30 to 15:00. Thereafter, the purser will distribute your cabins keys at 15:00. At 15:15, the captain raises the anchor, sound the horns and sails leisurely towards Soai Rap, 10 kilometers from the river mouth. At 18:00, adjourn to the Ho Chi Minh City Lounge for briefing. At 19:30, proceed to the Mekong Restaurant and enjoy the first dinner onboard. Dinner ends at 21:00. The boat sails towards Cai Be around 1:00.What you will see:Pockets of river villages, children playing in the river, mothers preparing for early dinners along the Mekong
Day 02 : Soai Rap - Sa Dec
At 7:30, a hearty breakfast will be served as the journey continuestowards Cai Be, scheduled to arrive around 10:00. At 10:30, get ready for the first excursion. Explore the hidden treasures through the canals on riverboats and partake in late morning bantering with floating markets vendors before going ashore to visit traditional candies making factory and rice paper mills. Return to boat for lunch at 12:30. Lunch from 13:00 to 15:00.
At 13:00, depart for Sa Dec, hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover. At 16:00, follow the guide to this quaint city. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s now known as The Lovers Museum, local markets along the paved river banks, the ancient Pagoda and the Chinese deities at the Fujian Temple. Pass by the school where Marguerite's mother's taught and view the home of Marguerite from across the river bank. The excursion ends at 18:00. At 18:30 to 19:30, cultural dancers take center stage at Saigon Lounge. At 19:30, proceed to the restaurant for themed dinner. Dinner ends at 21:00.
Day 03 : Tan Chau - Phnom Penh
At 2:00, the boat arrives in Tan Chau, a remote small town on the main Mekong River. Rise and dressed for a wonderful breakfast served from 7:00 to 8:30. At 8:30, transfers to small boats, visit a floating fish farm and navigates along the tiny tribunals where stilt houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Go ashore and make a city tours on Xe Loi where stops will be made at traditional silk making factory and rattan mats and slippers making factory. At 11:30, return to the boat and prepare for lunch. At 12:00, cast off for the Vietnamese/Cambodian borders for port and immigration formalities. The border in Vietnam is Song Tien and the border in Cambodia is Ka Orm Samnor. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 14:00. At 14:00, commence border-crossing procedures. At 17:45, start the second part of the journey into Cambodia and heads towards Phnom Penh. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. Enjoy the first night in Cambodia.
Day 04 : Phnom Penh
Dock midstream near Phnom Penh Port around 2:00. At 7:00, the boat will continue to sail towards Phnom Penh Port around 7:30. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 8:30. Visit Phnom Penh city from 8:30. Travel around by motor coach/bus and visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. At 12:00 return to the boat for a re-energizing power lunch to prepare for the second part of the excursion today. At 14:30, take motor coach/bus and visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng (S21) detention center. This excursion ends at 17:30. Shopping is optional.At 18:30 to 19:30, meet guide for briefing. Dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. After dinner, a special Cambodia performance awaits at the Saigon Lounge. The performance will starts at 21:00 and ends at 22:00.
Day 05 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham
At 7:00, the ship sails towards Kampong Cham and breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:00. Arrive at Chong Koh Village at 9:00. Pack excursion gear and visit Chong Koh Silk Weaving Factory from 9:30 to 11:00. At 11:15, the boat sails towards Peam Chi Kang. Lunch is served at 12:30 to 14:00. At 16:30, arrive at Peam Chi Kang. Visit the Peam Chi Kang Village, the Wat/Monastry and its schools from 16:00 to 17:30.
At 18:30, join guides for briefing. The boat will depart for Kampong Cham at 17:45. Another wonderful themed dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:00. At 21:30, arrive at Kampong Cham.
Day 06 : Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh
RV La Marguerite will sails towards Wat Hanchey at 6:00. Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30. At 9:15, follow guides and explore Wat Hanchey, a hilltop pagoda overlooking the Mekong. At 11:45, return to the boat and cast off for Kampong Cham around 12:00. Enjoy lunch from 12:30 to 14:00. At 14:00, arrive at Kampong Cham. Go ashore from 14:30 to 18:00. The upland regions near Kampong Cham are rich in timbers, including Ceylon ironwood, rosewood, bean trees, teak, and rubber trees. Visit 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and Eco village.
Day 07 : Phnom Penh - Kampong Chhnang
At midnight, sail from Phnom Penh arriving Prek Kdam at 3:00. Breakfast served from 7:30 to 9:00. By 11:00, arrive at Kampong Chhnang and visit Kampong Chhnang. Enjoy a quintessential river excursion through the floating houses to get a glimpse of the local lifestyles in the Tonle Sap River. Moor safely along the banks and go ashore for leisurely walk through the city and perhaps find a good bargain at the market. At 12:30 return to the boat and enjoy lunch from 13:30 to 14:30. At 16:00 to 17:00, have a cultural forum on Cambodia at Saigon Lounge. Farewell dinner & cocktail from 19:30 to 21:00. Spend the night in the middle of Tonle Sap Lake.
Day 08 : Siem Reap
Early breakfast onboard from 6:00 to 7:00. Bid farewells to the crew and disembark with guide at 7:00. Transfer by motor coach/bus for Siem Reap. Arrive at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel at 12:30.Tour rates: Rates vary depend on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and other service. Please check with us for the best tour rates
- All excursions including entrance fees, transportation and English - speaking tour guides' service
- Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary
Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beer, local brand spirits and wines served during meals, coffee, selection of tea, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served free through the day.
- A meeting point and a drop off point shall be informed at booking time, transfer from/to these meeting points, currently set as Le Meridian Angkor
- Hotel in Siem Rea and Sofitel Plaza Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, to/from the ship is Indochina Sails' responsibility.
- International flights, all visa costs, travel insurance
- Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
- Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses
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