Toum Tiou Cruise - Goasiatravel

Price for room on Main deck: 3.110 USD/2 people in double or twin sharing cabin (1.555 USD/1 person)

2.630 USD/1 person in 1 single cabin (including single supplement)

Room on upper deck will be added 200 USD/room

 

LOW SEASON DISCOUNT:

21 Aug – 28 Aug, 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

28 Aug – 4 Sept, 2016; Sai Gon – Siem Reap : discount 18% comparing above price

5 Sept – 12 Sept, 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

12 Sept – 19 Sept, 2016; Sai Gon – Siem Reap: discount 18% comparing above price

5 Oct – 12 Oct 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Admire the amazing canal network of Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy the senses of the bustling floating markets
  • Explore the waterway Saigon – Siem Reap with its people vivid daily life
  • Experience the culture and taste the typical foods with special cuisines

 Day 1: Saigon – My Tho (D)

Sai gon15:45 Toum Tiou is open for embarking.

16:00 Clearance of departure formalities.

16:30 Departure for My Tho, security briefing.

19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.

Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long (B,L,D)

Cai be floatingDeparture of the Toum Tiou early in the morning.

07:00 Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao.

10:00 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island.

On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as “fragrant herb”, where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It’s a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The climate is warm and pleasant year round.

The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees.

Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.

Departure for short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way, stop for a visit of My Tho market. Return at the pier – Passengers cruise on the river to dragon Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits

11:30 Passengers re-embark Toum Tiou and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board.

15:30 Toum Tiou drops anchor at Cai Be. Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou, picking up the passengers and cruise around Cai Be Floating Market.

Continuing for Vinh Long – a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools. Vinh Long, which translates as “Majestic Dragon”, is right in the middle of the delta, between 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 is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence.

18:00 Return on the Toum Tiou, departure for Sa Dec.

19:30 Arrival at Sa Dec, Toum Tiou drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3: Sa Dec – Chau Doc (B,D,L)

Cham Tribal Village06:00 Breakfast.

07:00 Sa Dec – Short panoramic tour and transfer to Trung Vuong primary school. Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda.

Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the “Chinaman’s house” (from Duras’ novel “The Lover”, also made into a movie).

09:00 Passengers re-embark; Toum Tiou leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.

17:00 Arrival at Chau Doc.

Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat. If the timing is allowing it, watch of the sunset on the Sam Mountain which peaks at 237 meters. Its well-known Buddhist sanctuaries offer an unobstructed view over the mosaic of glistening rice paddies below. To the left is Cambodia, the flow of the Mekong on the horizon breaks into an infinity of silver ribbons. Visit on the way of the Lady Chua Xu temple and Tay An Pagoda.

19:30 Return to the boat, Dinner onboard.

Overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4: Vinh Xuong – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Sun Set in Mekong DeltaToum Tiou leaves early in the morning for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border). Breakfast during navigation.

08:00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Toum Tiou to cross the border.

10:30 Toum Tiou leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Phnom Penh. Lunch during the navigation.

19:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh. Passengers free to enjoy evening in Cambodian capital. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Cambodia National Museum08:00 Breakfast, departure for Tuol Sleng Museum, old center of detention, of torture and execution between 1975 and 1979. The visit of this place is essential to understand what could be the fatal madness perpetrated by the Khmer Rouges.

12.00 Return to Phnom Penh, lunch onboard.

15:00 Balance of the day free exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC, Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc.

19:00 Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Kompong Tralach  (B,L,D)

Kampong Trallac Village07:00 Breakfast, half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.

12:00 The Toum Tiou leaves Phnom Penh for Kompong Tralach. Lunch during navigation.

16:00 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind.

The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference. Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.

18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away. Diner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7: Kampong Chnang – Chnok Tru (B,L,D)

Kampong Chhnang Pottery07:00 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.

09:00 Arrival to 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. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.

11:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.

16:30 Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit.

Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient. A floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station… everything is on the water. All trades are represented and everybody from children to grandparents goes by boat through the network of canals that cross this little town.

18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou stays overnight in the proximity of Chnok Tru.

19:30 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager.

Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8: Chnok Tru – Siem Reap (B)

Siem ReapHigh water program

Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Time to pack and relax a half a day by crossing the Tonlé Sap Lake.

11:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap)

Lower water program

07:00 Breakfast, chartered speedboat is coming along the boat and picks up passengers for crossing the Lake. Visit Chnok Tru, floating village.

12:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap)

At the end of the low water period, (around late March to June) the water level may not allow anymore speedboats to cross the lake. In this case, passengers will be transferred by our convenience from/to Siem Reap by land (~5-6 hour).

Meals: Breakfast

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Price for room on Main deck: 3.110 USD/2 people in double or twin sharing cabin (1.555 USD/1 person)

2.630 USD/1 person in 1 single cabin (including single supplement)

Room on upper deck will be added 200 USD/room

 

LOW SEASON DISCOUNT:

21 Aug – 28 Aug, 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

28 Aug – 4 Sept, 2016; Sai Gon – Siem Reap : discount 18% comparing above price

5 Sept – 12 Sept, 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

12 Sept – 19 Sept, 2016; Sai Gon – Siem Reap: discount 18% comparing above price

5 Oct – 12 Oct 2016; Siem Reap – Sai Gon: discount 18% comparing above price

Trip Highlights:

  • Admire the amazing canal network of Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy the senses of the bustling floating markets
  • Explore the waterway Saigon – Siem Reap with its people vivid daily life
  • Experience the culture and taste the typical foods with special cuisines

Day 1: Siem Reap (D)

Tonle Sap Lake15:00 Meeting in front of FCC hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by local tour agent for Phnom Krom boat-pier.

Transfer from the pier by local boat to the Toum Tiou.

16:00 Check-in at the boat docked near Phnom Krom in Siem Reap. Security briefing.

17:30 Drop Anchor near forest on the lake.

19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.

Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Chnok Tru – Kompong Chnang (B,L,D)

Chnok Tru Kompong ChnangDeparture of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Chnok Tru, breakfast during navigation.

11:00 Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit. Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient. A floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station… everything is on the water. All trades are represented and everybody from children to grandparents goes by boat through the network of canals that cross this little town.

12:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Chnang.

16:00 Arrival to 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. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.

18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away.

19:00 Dinner and overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3: Kompong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Kampong Chhnang07:45 Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Tralach, breakfast during navigation.

08:00 Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind.

The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference.

Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case last May for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.

10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.

14:30 Arrival in Phnom Penh. Balance of the day free exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC, Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc.

19:00 Return to the boat. Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.

19:45 Dinner at restaurant. and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4: Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh08:00 Breakfast, departure for the Tuol Sleng Museum, old center of detention, of torture and execution between 1975 and 1979. The visit of this place is essential to understand what could be the fatal madness perpetrated by the Khmer Rouges.

12.00 Return to Phnom Penh, lunch onboard.

15:00 Half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.

19:00 Return to the boat. Toum Tiou departs Phnom Penh.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5: Kaam Samnaar – Chau Doc (B,L,D)

Chau Doc Fishing Farm08:00 Navigation towards Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).

10:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities. Departure for Chau Doc, lunch during navigation.

13:00 Arrival at Chau Doc.

14:00 Located to the north at the beginning of Mekong’s famous delta, Chau Doc straddles both banks of the Mekong which fans out to the dimensions of a river mouth here. Floating fish farms have sprung up everywhere. Bamboo fish drying racks are set up a meter above the water’s surface. The bourgeoning downtown area features some charmingly rustic colonial buildings, squeezed in by the marketplace – the colorful, vibrant heart of the city. As always, these busy parts of town, despite their sometimes strong odors, offer wonderful photo opportunities…Short panoramic tour of the city. This is the perfect timing to discover the effervescence of the local market.

18:00 Return to Toum Tiou.

19:30 Dinner onboard.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6: Chau Doc – Vinh Long (B,L,D)

Chiniaman's House06:00 Depart Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Breakfast during navigation.

10:00 Toum Tiou leaves Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Lunch during navigation.

14:00 Arrival at Sa Dec – Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec and transfer by bus to Trung Vuong primary school. Continuing to Kien An Cung Pagoda. Stroll around Sa Dec Market along Sa Dec River bank. This small city of 30,000 inhabitants is fascinating in its unspoiled authenticity and undisturbed by tourists. It provides a glimpse of the delta where a few colonial houses still remain, including the “Chinaman’s house” (from Duras’ novel “The Lover”, also made into a movie).

17:00 Return to the boat, departure for Vinh Long. Dinner during navigation.

Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles before Vinh Long.

19:30 Dinner on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7: Cai Be – My Tho (B,L,D)

Cai Be Floating Market07:30 Breakfast.

08:30 Arrival at Vinh Long, local boats pick up passengers for visiting a brick and pottery factory, the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Nursery of Fruit Trees as well a typical house and a show room of traditional farming tools. Vinh Long, which translates as “Majestic Dragon”, is right in the middle of the delta, between 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 is organized around the water. Houses on stilts, hawkers in boats, hundreds of small craft crisscross in all directions. The hospitality of the locals makes it a tourist destination par excellence. Departure for Cai Be Floating Market – going across the Mekong River en route.

11:30 Passengers re-embark at Cai Be, Toum Tiou leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch during navigation.

15:30 Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island Local boats come alongside Toum Tiou to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.

Departure for short panoramic tour of My Tho town on the way. On the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong, My Tho, which translates as “fragrant herb”, where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It’s a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous for its many fruit orchards, gardens and the huge rice fields that surround it. The climate is warm and pleasant year round. The surrounding countryside is home to one of the most luxuriant gardens of Vietnam, with its coconut palms, banana and mango trees.

Return at the pier – you will cruise on the river to Dragon Island by local boat to visit the island.

16:30 Re-embarking the Toum Tiou that leaves My Tho for Saigon Time to navigate on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao.

19:00 Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager.

Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine). Toum Tiou drops anchor on river en route.

Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8: My Tho – Saigon (B)

Sai-Gon07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board.

11:00 Toum Tiou arrives at Saigon port – customs formalities clearance

Meals: Breakfast

Toum Tiou navigation schedule

Schedule updated on Jan 13, 2015

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General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wooden games

These are cruise properties for Toum Tiou Cruise:

SpecificationsToum Tiou I CruiseToum Tiou II Cruise
Operated sinceIn 2002In 2008
Length38 m38 m
Width7 m8 m
HeightNANA
Depth1.7 m1.4 m
Dining RoomYesYes
Bar/ SundeckYesYes
Massage cabinN/AN/A
Engine Power315CV460CV
Speed9 knots11 knots
Number of cabins1014


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