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The Indochine II river vessel offers a cruise – luxurious, stylish and cosy – on the Mekong. This 31-room colonial styled ship measures 65 x 13 meter and is all clothed in traditional wear. On board passengers can enjoy swimming pool, private balconies, movies, fine dining, conferences, and numerous cultural activities in Indochine II’s air conditioned bar / lounge. The ship also has a spacious restaurant at the back of the upper deck where guests are able to relish delightful Continental and Asian cuisine. Spacious cabins are equipped with security boxes, hot-showers, central A/C and large storage space.
We gather at the FCC. We transfer to Phnom Krom, the Siem Reap pier. Transfer by local boats to the Indochine II.
We 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 water. We return to Indochine 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 Indochine II. We cruise to the spectacular Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda at Kampong Tralach. We return to Indochine II. Dinner is served and the cruise ship moors overnight.
Breakfast 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 Indochine 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.
Breakfast is served. We visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Russian Market. We return to the Indochine 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 Indochine.
Indochine 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 server on board. The vessel moors overnight.
After breakfast, local boats are sent to the Indochine to pick you up for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec. We return to Indochine.
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. Indochine cruises towards Cai Be for a short panoramic. We, then, sail to My Tho where we moor overnight.
After breakfast, local boats are sent to the Indochine 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 Indochine and we then cruise towards Saigon. A sumptuous farewell dinner is served and the Indochine moors overnight.
After breakfast, the Indochine departs for Saigon. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before arriving at Saigon Port.
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