Toum Tiou Cruise Tour Phnom Penh Siem Reap 6 Days
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Siem Reap
Routes: Siem Reap - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Phum Thmei - Kratie - Phnom Penh
Toum Tiou I Cruise – The first Cambodian Cruise with International Standard Accommodation.
Erected in the traditional style, the Toum Tiou I was launched in 2002. The cruise’s name was inspired by a traditional Khmer tale, Toum and Tiou, the Cambodian version of Romeo and Juliet. The story was about Toum and Tiou. Their love were prohibited by the ambitious mother of Tiou who wanted her daughter to marry the King. The story ended in sadness when both of the young lovers had died for true love. It is the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodations. It was specially designed in local style: Fully paneled in wood, with charm and comfort details.
With the tasteful decoration of a bygone era, the Toum Tiou has 10 cozy double cabins: 4 on the main deck and 6 on the upper deck with private shower, a large lounge area, a half-covered bar-restaurant to the rear and a roof patio. Toum Tiou’s low draft allows it access to the remotest of villages, offering real insights into lively local life along the river banks which remain almost untouched by modern world.
- Visit the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River to know about the daily life and culture of local people.
- Experience many attractive destinations in Cambodia such as Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda, rice fields, etc.
- Enjoy a night on the boat with peaceful view and atmosphere.
- Know more about Cambodian culture through a lecture and discussion of local guide.
Day 1: Siem Reap – Chnok Tru
07:00 Meet FCC hotel. Transfer to pier. Local boats are coming along the RV Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River
08:30 Departure for Chnok Tru. Enjoy the Tonlé Sap Lake.
12:00 Lunch on board
16:00 Arrival in Chnok Tru. Visit the largest floating village on the Tonle Sap River.
17:30 Leave Chnok Tru to Kampong Chnang. Dinner on board.
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach
07:00 Breakfast on the way to Kampong Chnang.
09:00 Arrival at Kampong Chnang. Visit the village and its environment. Located some 90 kilometers 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.
12:00 Lunch, Leave for Kampong Tralach.
16:00 Arrival in Kampong Tralach. Visit of 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 Departure for Phum Thmei
19:00 Dinner and overnight on boat on the way to Phum Thmei.
22:30 Overnight on board at anchor
Day 3: Phum Thmei – Kampong Cham
06:00 Departure for Phum Thmei
07:45 Breakfast during navigation.
10:00 Discussion about Cambodia with your local guide
12:00 Lunch on board
15:30 Arrival to Phum Thmei Literally known as the “new village”, the passengers can get an insight into Cambodian life, a nice way to Have a break after their Phnom Penh “adventure”. First village to be visited on the Mekong; a local ferry Will come to pick them up and transfer them to shore.
17:00 Departure for Kampong Cham
19:00 Dinner on board
21:00 Arrival to Kampong Cham. Overnight on board
Day 4: Kampong Cham
08:00 Passengers disembark for the visit of Kampong Cham. The passengers leave for a long tour to the Angkorian temple of Nokor Bachey then head to the ruins of a pagoda on the hill Phnom Pros, which translation would be: “the man’s hill”, in front of Phnom Srey (“the woman’s hill”).
12:00 Departure for Kratie and lunch on the way.
16:00 Cooking lesson with our Chief, as he unravels the key secrets of Cambodia’s finest, traditional dishes.
19:00 Dinner while sailing.
22:00 Overnight at anchor on the way to Kratie.
Day 5: Kratie
06:00 Departure for Kratie.
07:30 Breakfast while sailing.
10:00 Documentary about the natural resources of Cambodia.
12:00 Lunch on board.
13:00 Arrival in Kratie.
14:00 Visit of Kratie. City tour of Kratie, visit of the pagoda of Wat Roka Kandal then the passengers will try to catch a picture of the unique fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins. Finally they will end this tropical day with a swim in the Mekong
18:00 Departure to Wat Hanchey
22:00 Overnight at anchor on the way to Wat Hanchey
Day 6 Wat Hanchey – Phnom Penh
05:30 Departure for Wat Hanchey.
08:30 Arrival to Wat Hanchey and visit.pre-Angkorian temple on the hill.
10:00 Departure for Phnom Penh.
12:30 Lunch on the way Afternoon of navigation, perfect time for leisure, lecture and discussion about Cambodia with your local guide.
21:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person Cabin Single Double RV Toum Tiou 2248 2709
Cruise inclusive of:
- Accommodation in double cabin, Full board (water, tea, coffee included)
- Mentioned visits, French or English speaking guide on board
- Transfer in Siem Reap from/to FCC Angkor Hotel ONLY.
Cruise exclusive of:
- Transfers at departure/arrival port
- Bar fees, Visas, Personal expenses and personal insurance