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Cruises aboard Douce Mekong offer multiple travel experiences. Journeys include several excursions along the tiny canals, across the countryside up to small villages. When on board, as the river barge sails along the river, the emphasis is laid on relaxation and well-being. Douce Mekong cruises wonderfully conjugate adventure and comfort, thanks to itineraries allowing an authentic exploration of the Delta and to a crew eager to offer a most unforgetable journey.
Today we will 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 and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.
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. Aftenroon visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), until sunset.
Dinner local restaurant and accommodation at hotel. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara.Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel in Siemriep
Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to 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.
Lunch at hotel.
In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Arrival transfer to the hotel. At leisure to walk in the city and and explore the local market. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.
A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.
Afternoon we will take the boat to Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chaudoc at 5pm. Diner and overnight at Victoria Chaudoc hotel.
After breakfast we head out to Long Xuyen and embark on Douce Mekong cruises for a cruise along the river while enjoying the scenic water way.
Visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river.
Explore the Long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. A small boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards. Take advantage the twilight in the evening on the shore Mekong. Douce Mekong set sails toward Cantho and moor midstream for the night. Diner and overnight on board.
Dinner and overnight on board Lecochinche.
A small boat take you to explore the CaiRang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. The boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
Embark the boat and then the cruise continue to Caibe via Tra On.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery While cruising we enjoy lunch on board.
After lunch we go for pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its farmers and sample various tropical fruits in Lach village.
Then return the boat and head out to Caibe. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Co Chien river.
Dinner and overnight on board in Caibe.
After breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking among the lush vegetation to visit the handicraft villages and meet with local people.
Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
A small boat trip through rivulets of Tan Phong islands. A pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the village to discover tropical fruit orchards.
11 h00 Disembark in Caibe. Transfer to Saigon.The cruise concludes.
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