Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Saigon

Vietnam and Cambodia, Discover the Mekong

Come journey with CF Mekong River Cruises as we uncover the hidden gems of Indochina. Many of our passengers return to cruise with us again as they view our cruises as an unequalled opportunity to discover Cambodia, Vietnam and the Mekong River and not simply relaxing on board while cruising the river.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruisePhnom Penh - Siem Reap or v.v.3itineraryOn application
CruisePhnom Penh - Saigon or v.v.6ItineraryOn application
CruiseSiem Reap - Saigon or v.v.8ItineraryOn application
CruiseSaigon - Siem Reap or v.v. (RV Indochine)9ItineraryOn application
CruiseSiem Reap to Saigon or v.v. (RV Indochine II)9ItineraryOn application

3 Day Cruise – Cambodia (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap v.v.)

From the erstwhile Paris of the East to magnificent Angkor temples.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Phnom Penh to Koh Chen / OudongThe Toum Tiou II is all revved up, spruced up, and ready for you at the Phnom Penh Port.
Enjoy a magnificent lunch as the ship cruises to Kôh Chen (Chinese Island). We arrive at Kôh Chen, a small village of whose inhabitants specialise in silver and copper smiting. They produce ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruit which is used in traditional ceremonies or at weddings. You will be able to catch a glimpse of the distant hills of Cambodia's ancient capital – Oudong - and its royal stupas when you are a few kilometres away from the ferry.
Passengers return to the Toum Tiou II. We depart Kôh Chen for Kampong Tralach. Toum Tiou II drops anchor close to the village.
Day 2: Kampong Tralach to Kampong ChhnnangEnjoy a hearty breakfast as we depart for Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara. To reach this magnificent edifice, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, walk along some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddies as we leave the river behind.
Passengers return to the Toum Tiou II. A delicious lunch awaits you as you cruise to Kampong Chnang. We arrive at Kampong Chnang. Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Kampong Chhang is famous for fish farming and pottery ware. And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree - a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine - that grows abundantly in the area. We return to Toum Tiou II. We cruise gently towards the Tonle Sap Lake. Toum Tiou II drops anchor overnight at the entrance of the Grand Lake Tonle Sap. A mouth-watering dinner is served and the cruise ship moors overnight.
Day 3: Chnok Tru to Siem ReapBreakfast is served as we cruise to Siem Reap, home to the magnificent Angkor Wat.
Inclusions:
• Admissions
• Buffing your footwear after each excursion
• Bottled drinking water
• Cold towel service after excursions
• Welcome back drink after each excursion
• Maximum 24 guests per guide on all excursions
• Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
• Spacious coach on all excursions (maximum of 20 passengers per coach)

6 Day Cruise – Cambodia to Vietnam (Phnom Penh to Saigon v.v.)

From the erstwhile Paris of the East to the bustling Vietnamese capital.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Phnom Penh - Kampong TralachThe Toum Tiou II is all revved up, spruced up, and ready for you at the Phnom Penh Port.
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch as the ship cruises to Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara.
To reach this magnificent edifice, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, walk along some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddies as we leave the river behind.
We return to Toum Tiou II. We cruise gently towards Koh Chen (Chinese Island). A mouth-watering dinner is served and the cruise ship moors overnight.
Day 2: Koh Chen/Oudong – Phnom Penh – BordeWe arrive at Kôh Chen, a small village whose inhabitants specialize in silver and copper smiting. They produce ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruit which are used in traditional ceremonies or at weddings. You will be able to catch a glimpse of the distant hills of Cambodia's ancient capital – Oudong – and its royal stupas when you are a few kilometers away from the ferry.

We return to the Toum Tiou II. We cruise towards Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, while lunch is served onboard.

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are free to explore this vibrant city. Dinner is served on board and the Toum Tiou 11 moors overnight.
Day 3: Border – Chau DocBreakfast is served on board as the Toum Tiou II crosses the border to Chau Doc.
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. What Chau Doc lacks in size, it makes up in colours. Lots of it. Vivid and vibrant. Even its storefronts are painted in warm pastel shades. We are taken on a short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect opportunity to feel the throbbing vibration of the local markets.
The Toum Tiou II then cruises towards Sa Dec. Toum Tiou II moors overnight.
Day 4: Sa Dec – Vinh LongA hearty breakfast is served on board before arrival at Sa Dec. Local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou to pick you up for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec.

We continue cruising and we stop at Vinh Long - 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.

Vinh Long – Vietnamese for Majestic Dragon- sits merrily in the middle of the delta, protected by the 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 here centres on water. Houses are hoisted precariously on stilts that are planted onto the banks of the river. Hawkers peddle knick knacks from boats. Hundreds of small boats travel the river daily. The unbridled warmth of the locals makes this a destination par excellence.
Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II which then cruises for My Tho. A delectable dinner is served during navigation. We arrive at My Tho. The Toum Tiou II moors for the night near Thoi Son Island.
Day 5: Cai Bei – My ThoLocal boats are sent to the Toum Tiou II for a short transfer to the mainland and a short panoramic tour of My Tho. My Tho - which means fragrant herb in Vietnamese - draws thousands of tourists who are eager to embrace the untouched beauty of the Delta. It is a prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its myriad fruit orchards, gardens and vast rice fields. The climate is warm and pleasant throughout the year. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, encircled by coconut palms and banana and mango trees.
We return to the Toum Tiou II and we then cruise towards Saigon. A sumptuous farewell dinner is served and the Toum Tiou II moors overnight.
Day 6: My Tho - SaigonThe Toum Tiou II departs for Saigon. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before arriving at Saigon Port.
Inclusions:
• Admissions
• Buffing your footwear after each excursion
• Bottled drinking water
• Cold towel service after excursions
• Welcome back drink after each excursion
• Maximum 24 guests per guide on all excursions
• Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
• Spacious coach on all excursions (maximum of 20 passengers per coach)

8 Day Cruise – Cambodia to Vietnam (Siem Reap to Saigon v.v.)

From the magnificent Angkor temples to the bustling Vietnamese city.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Siem ReapWe gather at the FCC. We transfer to Phnom Krom, the Siem Reap pier. Transfer by local boats to the Toum Tiou II.
Day 2: Chnok Tru to Kampong ChhnnangWe are served breakfast on board before we visit Chnok Tru where we will tour a floating village
Here, an entire village – churches, houses and schools – sits merrily on stilts in the water. We return to Toum Tiou II before setting sail for Kampong Chhnang.
After breakfast, we head off to Kampong Chhnang. Kampong Chhnang is renown for its fine clay pottery. In fact, its name in Khmer means Port of Pottery. Kampong Chhnang is a tranquil province lined with sugar palm trees and paddy fields which disappear into the horizon in delightful puffs of gold and green.
We return to Toum Tiou II. We cruise to the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda at Kampong Tralach. We return to Toum Tiou II. Dinner is served and the cruise ship moors overnight.
Day 3: Kampong Tralach – Koh Chen – Phnom PenhBreakfast is served. We cruise to the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda at Kampong Tralach. Lunch is served on board. During the long cruise, be entertained by the graceful dancers of the traditional APSARA” show. We return to the cruise ship. The Toum Tiou II leaves for Phnom Penh, the bustling capital of Cambodia. Guests are free to explore this erstwhile Pearl of the East for the balance of the day.
Day 4: Phnom Penh CambodiaBreakfast is served. We visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Russian Market. We return to the Toum Tiou II. Lunch is served on board. It is now free and easy leisure time. We suggest that you visit the notorious Toul Sleng torture centre. We return to Toum Tiou.A hearty breakfast is served on board before arrival at Sa Dec. Local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou to pick you up for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec.

We continue cruising and we stop at Vinh Long - 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.

Vinh Long – Vietnamese for Majestic Dragon- sits merrily in the middle of the delta, protected by the 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 here centres on water. Houses are hoisted precariously on stilts that are planted onto the banks of the river. Hawkers peddle knick knacks from boats. Hundreds of small boats travel the river daily. The unbridled warmth of the locals makes this a destination par excellence.
Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II which then cruises for My Tho. A delectable dinner is served during navigation. We arrive at My Tho. The Toum Tiou II moors for the night near Thoi Son Island.
Day 5: Kaam Samnar Border to Sa DecToum Tiou II leaves at the break of dawn for the Kaam Samnar border (Vietnamese border). Breakfast is served. We arrive at the check-point. After formalities, we depart for Sa Dec.

Dinner is served on board. The vessel moors overnight.
Day 6: Sa Dec to Vinh LongAfter breakfast, local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou to pick you up for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec. We return to Toum Tiou II.

After lunch, we cruise to Vinh Long- 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. Vinh Long – Vietnamese for Majestic Dragon- sits merrily in the middle of the delta, protected by the 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 here centers on water. Houses are hoisted precariously on stilts that are planted onto the banks of the river. Hawkers peddle knick knacks from boats. Hundreds of small boats travel the river daily. The unbridled warmth of the locals makes this a destination par excellence. Toum Tiou II cruises towards Cai Be for a short panoramic. We, then, sail to My Tho where we moor overnight.
Day 7: Cai Bei to My ThoAfter breakfast, local boats are sent to the Toum Tiou II for a short transfer to the mainland and a short panoramic tour of My Tho. My Tho - which means fragrant herb in Vietnamese - draws thousands of tourists who are eager to embrace the untouched beauty of the Delta. It is a prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its myriad fruit orchards, gardens and vast rice fields. The climate is warm and pleasant throughout the year. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, encircled by coconut palms and banana and mango trees.

We return to the Toum Tiou II and we then cruise towards Saigon. A sumptuous farewell dinner is served and the Toum Tiou II moors overnight.
Day 8: My Tho To SaigonAfter breakfast, the Toum Tiou II departs for Saigon. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before arriving at Saigon Port.
Inclusions:
• Admissions
• Buffing your footwear after each excursion
• Bottled drinking water
• Cold towel service after excursions
• Welcome back drink after each excursion
• Maximum 24 guests per guide on all excursions
• Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
• Spacious coach on all excursions (maximum of 20 passengers per coach)

9 Day Cruise RV Indochine – Siem Reap to Saigon v.v.

Plying the Mekong on the RV Indochine from Siem Reap to Saigon.

SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – KAMPONG CHHNANG – KAMPONG TRALACH – KOH CHEN – PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC – SA DEC – CAI BE – MY THO – HO-CHI-MINH CITY

Itinerary  
Day 1: Siem ReapIn the afternoon, welcome on board and cocktail. Introduction to the crew. Settle into our cabins, then a we have dinner. We drop anchor and moor for the night close to the flooded forest.
Day 2: Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong TralachBreakfast on board and spend the morning cruising to take advantage of the lake crossing(1). After lunch on board, we arrive in the early afternoon in Kampong Chhnang. Located some 90km from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Here they also have many fish farms. The region is best known for its fine traditional pottery which is a major source of revenue for the entire country, and the region's very name Kampong Chhnang means “the port of the pottery” in Khmer. Taste some palm sugar from the Thnot sugar palm (a real national symbol) before going around the village afloat small local boats. We return on board and continue our cruise to Kampong Tralach. Dinner on board. Drop anchor and moor for the night near Kampong Tralach.
Day 3: Kampong Tralach - Koh Chen - Phnom PenhWe have breakfast on board this morning before visiting the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Cross through the village of Kampong Tralach to reach the pagoda on a small path running perpendicular to the river amidst a magnificent landscape of rice fields. The Vihara dates back to the beginning of last century and has many magnificent wall paintings which are starting to suffer from the effects of time. Completely isolated in the middle of the rice fields, the pagoda is quite unassuming and does not receive many visitors, so its isolation makes it a truly magnificent spot. We return on board for lunch and cast off. Arrive into Koh Chen during the afternoon and visit this small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work. Here they make the ornaments and decorations used during traditional ceremonies in the pagoda or for weddings. Visit Mr thom Umson's private school a bright French teacher.We return on board and cruise to Phnom Penh where we arrive late in the afternoon.Free time in the capital. We return on board and enjoy an Aspara dance show and dinner on board.Take a “tuk tuk” trip, a motorised tricycle which is the traditional mode of transport in Phnom Penh. Moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
Day 4: Phnom PenhFounded in 1434, the capital of Cambodia retaines much of its French colonial charm, thanks to the rehabilitation of part of its architectural heritage. Visit the Silver pagoda, paved over 5000 silver tiles which it owes its name.Constructed in wood in 1892 it was then rebuilt in 1962, and the Royal palace, symbolic heart of the nation and one of the finest examples of Cambodian architecture in classical Khmer style. Then we visit the National museum housing the Fine Arts museum, built in 1917 by the French in traditional Khmer architectural style. Beautiful lapidary museam, which the sublime statue of Javayarman VII sits with the head slightly tilted in a meditative posture.Lunch in a local restaurant and this afternoon we have the option to visit the Tuol Svay Prey school S21, former centre of detention, torture and execution used by the Khmer Rouge during the War. There is free time in the “Central Market” - crammed full with all types of businesses. Return on board and have dinner as we continue our cruise through the night to Vietnam.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Sa DecHave breakfast on board and spend the morning afloat. We cross into Vietnam and complete customs formalities at the border. Lunch on board, arriving in the early afternoon in Chau Doc, a town at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam which became part of Vietnamese territory some 300 years ago. Situated in the heart of a gigantic grid of rice fields, the city of Chau Doc embraces both banks of the Mekong and the floating farms overspill into the waters. Chau Doc is a very prosperous town which developed around fishing and farming. Inside the town, a few colonial buildings with their old fashioned charm still remain. The market which surrounds them is the vibrant heart of the city .We transfer by small boat to visit a Cham village, a village of silk weavers and fish farms. We then set off by minibus and visit the top of the Sam hill, an important place of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese where it overlooks the vastness of the Delta and its rice feilds. We return on board and continue our cruise towards Sa Dec. Dinner and overnight stop on the river bank.
Day 6: Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai BeWe have breakfast and continue our journey to Sa Dec, where a few colonial mansions are still in existence. Discover the local market and visit the former dwelling place of Huynh Thuy Le, former lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras who spent part of her childhood in Sa Dec. Famous for its horticulture, Sa Dec was known as the “garden of the Cochin Chine” in colonial times. Return on board for lunch and continue our cruise towards Vinh Long, located in the middle of the delta region, between two arms of the Mekong and where all of life is organised around the water. Hundreds of boats criss-cross in all directions between houses built on stilts. Set off in boats through the orchards that lead to Caï Be. Here discover the bricks, pottery and chinaware, we see the fruit trees nursery on the island of Binh Hoa Phuoc and also the local traditional craft of rice popcorn, rise wafers for the production of spring rolls, rice alcohol and coconut sweets.All in family context to Delta's economy. Return to the ship and continue our cruise. Dinner and overnight on board at our overnight mooring point near My Tho.
Day 7: My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Early morning breakfast on board before we visit the near islands of My Tho in small local boats. Renowned for its many vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, the climate here is hot and pleasant all year long. The surrounding countryside includes one of the most luxuriant gardens in Vietnam with coconut, banana, mango and logan trees. Along the maze that makes up the network of small canals, pretty country villages appear and we see the local craftsmen at work.On the largest of the islands, (Thoi Son) we will visit a beekeeping farm where we will taste honey tea and exotic fruits. We return on board for lunch and continue with our magnificent cruise, taking the Chao Gao canal and heading for Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner and overnight on board in the port of Ho Chi Minh City. After dinner the evening is at leisure.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh CityWe have breakfast this morning before our visit of Ho Chi Minh City, originally named Saigon and built by the French in 1850 at the beginning of French colonial times and the principal port of Vietnam. Take a tour of the city: Reunification palace, Notre Dame cathedral and Central Post office. We have lunch onboard and in the afternoon, we visit the National History museum then a traditional lacquer-ware factory. Free time to stroll around the Ben Thanh markets.Return to the ship for our farewell cocktail and gala dinner. Moor for the night in the port of Ho Chi Minh City. After dinner the evening is at leisure.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh CityAfter breakfast, we disembark our ship and devote our morning to visiting Cholon, the major centre of Chinese trade in the capital city. After lunch the afternoon is free. End of our journey.

Disembark at Saigon Port (Cang Nha Rong Port) next to Ho Chi Minh Museum.
Inclusions:
• Personalised service from your Croisi Europe tour leader throughout
• A 4-star ship with much comfort and charm
• Drinks on board the ship (1 soda or 1 beer or 1 mineral water and 1 coffee or tea)
• Tips included for the crew, and in Siem Reap
• Discover Ho Chi Minh City and the sites at Angkor
• One dinner with traditional shows in Siem Reap

 

9 Day Cruise – RV Indochine II – Saigon to Siem Reap v.v.

Plying the Mekong on the RV Indochine II from bustling Saigon to the magnificent Angkor temples of Siem Reap.

HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – CAI BE – SA DEC – CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH – KOH CHEN – KAMPONG TRALACH – KAMPONG CHHNANG – TONLE SAP – SIEM REAP

From the heights of the Himalayas to the coast of the China Sea, over the course of its 4500km journey, the River Mekong irrigates much more than Indochina. Wherever it flows, it captivates man and shapes their lives. From the Delta and Saigon, a town still filled with souvenirs of the French colonial presence, right to the great lake of Tonle Sap and Siem Reap, a city at the foot of the Angkor Sites, the Mekong today has to work hard to maintain suitable water levels, with many dams along its course, and subjected to a regime of more and more extraordinary monsoons.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Participation in today‘s activities will be according to your arrival time in Hô Chi Minh Ville. If you arrive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., your program will be:
At noon we will join at the Majestic Hotel (or similar) for our lunch. Built by the French in 1850, at the beginning of the colonial era, the town has retained some of its French atmosphere which characterizes it. City Tour of the city: Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. After we board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.

Overnight on board in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Very early this morning, we continue our cruise to My Tho along the magnificent Chao Gao Canal, which passes from the Saigon River to the Mekong Delta. The Delta is made up of four main arms and thousands of canals, both large and small. We have breakfast as we arrive in My Tho. Known for its many vegetable gardens, and its fruit orchards, the climate here is hot and pleasant all year long. The surrounding countryside includes one of the most luxuriant gardens in Vietnam with coconut, banana mango and longan trees. We visit the near islands of My Tho. On the largest of the islands, (Thoi Son) we will visit a beekeeping farm where we will taste honey tea and exotic fruits. We return on board for lunch and continue our cruise to Vinh Long, and Caï Be. The town is located in the middle of the delta region, between two arms of the Mekong. We set off in small boats through the arroyos and gardens which lead to Caï Be here discover the bricks, pottery and chinaware, we see the fruit trees nursery on the island of Binh Hoa Phuoc and also the local traditional craft of rice popcorn, rise wafers for the production of spring rolls, rice alcohol and coconut sweets. Vinh Long, a land made rich by alluvium, is the country of mandarins and oranges. We set sail for Sa Dec.

Diner and overnight stop at our mooring point.
Day 3: My Tho - Vinh Long - Cai Be - Sa Dec Early this morning we visit Sa Dec, famous for its horticulture and known as the “Garden of the Cochin Chine” in colonial times. We have a tour of the small town where a few colonial mansions are still in existence. Discover the local market and visit the former dwelling place of Huynh Thuy Le, former lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras who spent part of her childhood in Sa Dec. We return on board for a hearty breakfast and continue our cruise to Chau Doc, a town at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam which became part of Vietnamese territory some 300 years ago. We have lunch on board and arrive in Chau Doc in the early afternoon. Situated in the heart of a gigantic grid of rice fields, the city of Chau Doc embraces both banks of the Mekong and the floating farms overspill into the waters. Chau Doc is a very prosperous town which developed around fishing and farming. Inside the town, a few colonial buildings with their old fashioned charm still remain. The market which surrounds them is the vibrant heart of the city. We set off by minibus and visit the top of the Sam hill, where we can admire the Phat Thay Tay pagoda and the Ba Chua Xu temple, an important place of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese where it overlooks the vastness of the Delta and its rice fields. By local boat, navigation through the floating-village.

Diner and overnight stop in Chau Doc.
Day 4: Sa DecEarly this morning we visit Sa Dec, famous for its horticulture and known as the “Garden of the Cochin Chine” in colonial times. We have a tour of the small town where a few colonial mansions are still in existence. Discover the local market and visit the former dwelling place of Huynh Thuy Le, former lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras who spent part of her childhood in Sa Dec. We return on board for a hearty breakfast and continue our cruise to Chau Doc, a town at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam which became part of Vietnamese territory some 300 years ago. We have lunch on board and arrive in Chau Doc in the early afternoon. Situated in the heart of a gigantic grid of rice fields, the city of Chau Doc embraces both banks of the Mekong and the floating farms overspill into the waters. Chau Doc is a very prosperous town which developed around fishing and farming. Inside the town, a few colonial buildings with their old fashioned charm still remain. The market which surrounds them is the vibrant heart of the city. We set off by minibus and visit the top of the Sam hill, where we can admire the Phat Thay Tay pagoda and the Ba Chua Xu temple, an important place of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese where it overlooks the vastness of the Delta and its rice fields. By local boat, navigation through the floating-village.

Diner and overnight stop in Chau Doc.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh We spend the day afloat today, first heading for the Cambodian border, where we complete customs during the morning and continue our journey. Lunch and dinner are taken on board as we arrive towards the end of the day in Phnom Penh. Before dinner we have a “tuk tuk” trip, a motorised tricycle which is the traditional mode of transport in Phnom Penh. During this trip we can discover the more emblematic monuments of the city as the Royal Palace.

We moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
Day 6: Phnom Penh Founded in 1434, the capital of Cambodia retains much of its colonial charm, thanks to the rehabilitation of part of its architectural heritage. Visit the Royal palace, symbolic heart of the nation and one of the finest examples of Cambodian architecture in classical Khmer style and the Silver Pagoda paved over 5000 silver tiles which it owes its name. Constructed in wood in 1892 then rebuilt in 1962. Then we visit the National museum housing the Fine Arts museum, built in 1917 by the French in traditional Khmer architectural style. Beautiful lapidary museum, which the sublime statue of Javayarman VII sits with the head slightly tilted in a meditative posture. We have lunch in a local restaurant and this afternoon visit of the Tuol Svay Prey S21 School, former centre of detention, torture and execution used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. There is free time in the “local market” - crammed full with all types of businesses. This evening we have an Apsara dance show by student dancers and musicians.

Dinner and overnight on board, in the port of Phnom Penh.
Day 7: Koh Chen - Kampong Tralach - Kampong Chhnang We set sail early morning, have breakfast on board before we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work. Here are made the ornaments and decorations used during traditional ceremonies in the pagoda or for weddings. Visit the school of the village. We have lunch on board and arrive in Kampong Tralach to visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tarlach Leu Pagoda. We cross through the village of Kampong Tralach by ox-cow to reach the pagoda on a small path running perpendicular to the river amidst a magnificent landscape of rice fields. The Vihara dates back to the beginning of last century and has many magnificent wall paintings which are starting to suffer from the effects of time. Completely isolated in the middle of the rice fields, the pagoda is quite unassuming and does not receive many visitors, so its isolation makes it a truly magnificent spot. We return on board and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

Dinner and overnight stop.
Day 8: Kampong Chhnang - Tonle Sap We have breakfast on board and then visit Kampong Chhnang. Located some 90km from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Here they also have many fish farms. The region is best known for its fine traditional pottery which is a major source of revenue for the entire country, and the region's very name Kampong Chhnang means “the port of the pottery” in Khmer. Taste some palm sugar from the Thnot sugar palm (a real national symbol) before going around the floating village on small local boats. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight.

Overnight stop.
Day 9: Siem Reap - AngkorBreakfast on board and spend the morning cruising to take advantage of the lake crossing. We arrive in the port of Siem Reap.

End of our services around 11.00AM.
Inclusions:
• Personalised service from your Croisi Europe tour leader throughout
• A 4-star ship with much comfort and charm
• Drinks on board the ship (1 soda or 1 beer or 1 mineral water and 1 coffee or tea)
• Tips included for the crew, and in Siem Reap
• Discover Ho Chi Minh City and the sites at Angkor
• One dinner with traditional shows in Siem Reap