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There is no better way to uncover the mysteries of Asia than a river cruise on its main artery the magnificent Mekong river. This mighty river melds the rich cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam in what was known as Indochina. Today, South East Asia, has an allure, intensity, and exoticism few travel destinations match.
The Toum Tiou is all revved up, spruced up, and ready for you at Saigon Port.
Savour a refreshing welcome drink and enjoy a sumptuous dinner as local musicians play traditional Khmer tunes on board. The ship moors overnight.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou to pick you up for transfer to the mainland.
We depart for Vinh Trang pagoda by car, followed by a short panoramic tour of My Tho town. My Tho is a prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its myriad fruit orchards, gardens and vast rice fields. The surrounding countryside is encircled by coconut palms and banana and mango trees.
We then return to the piers as local boats take us on a leisurely cruise to Thoi Son island. Here, we are able to quaff the rustic life of the local inhabitants, enjoy local fruits and to be one with the people.
We re-embark to Toum Tiou before cruising to Cai Be. The vessel moors overnight.
After a leisurely breakfast, local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou to pick you up for a delightful cruise around Cai Be Floating Market. We continue cruising and we stop at a brick and pottery factory and the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees. We visit a typical local dwelling and a show room of traditional farming tools.
We return to the boat before departing for Sa Dec. We are served a lovely lunch during our cruise.
Upon arrival, we are given a short tour of Sa Dec and then we transfer to Trung Vuong primary school. We then continue our cruise to the Kien An Cung Pagoda.
We stroll around the bustling Sa Dec Market. The small city of Sa Dec of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled beauty authenticity.
We depart early for Chau Doc. Breakfast is served during navigation. We arrive at Chau Doc slightly after lunch time. We arrive at Chau Doc. Local boats ferry us to visit fist rafts and the Cham village, a minority ethnic group.
Chau Doc is a remote border town and cultural melting pot of Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities. The city is situated at the intersection of a tributary linking the Bassac and the Mekong River. We are taken on a short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect opportunity to feel throbbing vibration of the local markets.
We return to the boat slightly after sunset before being served dinner on board. The vessel moors overnight. Return to the boat after sunset.
The boat leaves early for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border) and breakfast during navigation. Here, the boat docks for a while for cross- border formalities then cruises for Cambodia. Lunch is served on-board. It is time for leisure on-board as the vessels cruises the whole afternoon. As night approaches, it is time to bid farewell. Enjoy a farewell cocktail with the Master of the ship and Cruise Manager. Enjoy a specially designed captain’s farewell dinner as you prepare for your last night on board.
After a hearty breakfast, you will visit Kampong Tralach. We visit the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda at Kampong Tralach before returning to the boat. The vessels cruises towards Phnom Penh, the bustling capital city of Cambodia. It’s time to pack and prepare to disembark. We arrive in Phnom Penh and we bid adieu to the wonderful Toum Tiou team.
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