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MCV19: Mekong delta & Cambodia Gate way 7 days

Ho chi minh - Mekong cruise - Chau doc - Phnompenh - Siem reap
Starts in:
Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in:
Siem reap
7 Days in Length
Tour code:
Boat description:


LE COCHINCHINE III is entirely made of wood in a hull built of Oak (go sao), Long of 33 m and wide of 7m00 , the Vietnamese essence traditionnally used for quality ships and now a rare deed and is powered by an isuzu (450 HP) engines and 1 generator ISUZU 55KVA (220V-50HZ) .

It accommodates 28 passengers in 12 cabins including
8 Twin cabins
2 Double cabins
2 Family cabins ( each with 1 double bed & 2 single bed )

All cabins are equiped with air- condition, private bathroom with hot water
1 living room
2 restaurants
2 bar
A wide upper deck for contemplate sunset with an aperitif

The ship has been launched in june 2008 and construction is scheduled to be finished by september 08.

LE COCHINCHINE III is equipped with heat exchangers for hot water piloted by an automat that ensures constant shower water pressure and temperature. She brings along city water in sufficient


Meals on board  Le Cochinchine meals are taken at one sitting. It is not necessary to sit at the same table each time and we have tables for individuals, couples right up to larger groups. We offer a mixture of local cuisine with richly flavor  and taste  and there are always vegetarian dishes offered. Passengers requiring special diets, such as vegetarian, low salt & low cholesterol meals, may make their requests to the chef when onboard. The chef will try to honor all requests. Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, locally caught fish and prawns are the preference of most of our passengers.

The bar
The cruise bar is always open, it offers while selection of drinks including
famous wine French, Australian, Italian wine.

Sun Desk
The sun deck is located on the top of our boat, It is spacious for your relaxation and suntans. For your enjoyment, there are plenty of deck chairs.

Optional activities
 Bicycles on board
 Row boat on board
 Sight-seeing excursions

Bicycles are carried onboard. Crew will be happy to help you with bike adjustments and getting it on and off the barge. Please remember to use caution when riding along towpaths or into villages. A decision to engage in cycling during the cruise constitute the travellers assumption of all risks associated and an agreement not to make a claim against the barge owners for any personal injury, death or property damage that arises out of such activity.

Cruise Manager
An experienced, English /French -speaking Passenger Service Manager accompanies every departure. They are there to ensure your comfort, answer questions and make your vacation the most memorable trip ever.



Day 1: Saigon arrival
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, welcome and transfer to hotel by Asia View Travel guides with signboard, check in, relax. Overnight at hotel in Ho chi minh. (The first day’s programme can be re- arranged according to your arrival time in Ho chi minh).


Day 2: Saigon – Caibe – Tra on (B, L, D)
• 8:00 Am pick up at your hotel in Saigon, transfer to Caibe
• 11:30 -12:00 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink
• 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.
• Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
• Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. Lunch served on board.
• Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry, a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
• Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery .
• Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset.
• Dinner and night on board.


Day 3: Tra on – Can Tho – Chau doc (B )
• Breakfast on board
• The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals. 
• Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
• Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
• 11:00 Disembark in Cantho.
• We now travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way we will pass Thot Not to visit Crocodile Farm. On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of Sam Mountain. Over night at hotel in Chau Doc.


Day 4: Chau Doc - Phnompenh (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the boat pier to take the speed boat to Phnompenh. The boat  leaves Chau Doc around 7:30 AM and arrive in Phnompenh around 12:00 PM. 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. After arrival Phnompenh pier, the guide here will pick you up, transfer to hotel in city center, enjoy lunch at nice restaurant. Afternoon, we start to explore the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia:. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Overnight  at hotel in Phnom Penh.


Day 5: Phnompenh – Siem reap (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel, then take a half-day city tour at the Killing Field and Toul Sleng Museum of the genocide Tuol Sleng Museum (Museum of Genocide): former Tuol Svay Prey High School, in 1975 it became the Khmer Rouge's main torture and interrogation center. It was known as Security Prison 21 - or just S-21. Transfer to the airport for short flight to Siemreap.
In the afternoon,  visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm.  One of the area's most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon. Dinner at local restaurant and enjoy Apsara show.

Day 6: Siem reap – Angkor tour (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. 

Day 7: Siem reap departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End or tour.


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Accommodation Options




First class



Le Duy 3*

Tan Hai long hotel & Spa 3*

Norfolk 4 *

Majestic 5 *

Mekong boat

Le Cochinchine boat

Chau doc

Chau pho  3*

Chau pho 3*

Victoria Chau doc 4 *

Victoria Chau doc 4*


Casa Angkor 3*

Casa Angkor 3 *

Prince D’ Angkor 4*

Sokhar Angkor 5 *


Cadarmom 3*

Landscape 3*

Sunway 4*

Intercontinental 5*


Tour includes:
• Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
• All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• 2 days 1 night cruise on Le Cochinchine boat ( private cabin - Sharing boat )
• Speed boat Chau doc – Phnompenh
• Flight ticket Phnompenh - Siemreap
• Private English speaking guide during guided time
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Boat cruise as stated
• Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
• Mineral Water and towel
• Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
• International flights that not mentioned above
• Vietnam visa arrangement (upon request visa on arrival at 15 USD, not including stamping fee at 25 USD)
• Visa in Cambodia (available at the border at 20 USD)
• Meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
• Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
• Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
• Tips and gratuities

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