Itinerary (Phnom Penh - Koh Chen/ Udong - Kampong Tralach - Kompong Chnang - Chnok Trou - Siem Reap)
|3 days Phnom Penh - Siem Reap cruise
The boat follows the meandering Tonle Sap through pastoral countryside, then enters the flooded forests and the copper-toned waters of the Great Lake. The mysterious atmosphere of the Khmer temples of Angkor replaces the timeless colonial ambiance of Phnom Penh.
Departure from Phomh Penh
Departure dates : 20 december / 27 december / 02 jan / 24 feb
PHOM PENH - Koh Chen/ Udong
12:00: The boat is open for embarking. Security briefing. Lunch on boat on the way to Kôh Chen (Chinese Island).
15:00: Arrival to Kôh Chen, small village of whose inhabitants specialize in silver and copper smiting. They make ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, used in traditional ceremonies at the pagoda or for marriages. The distant hills of Cambodia's old capital, Oudong, and its royal stupas can be seen a few kilometers awayfrom the ferry. At the top of the hill, the ruins of Anthareu temple.
18:00: Passengers re-embark the boat. Leaving Kôh Chen to Kampong Tralach.
The boat drops anchor close to village.
19:30: Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.
Welcome dinner. Overnight on boat.
KAMPONG TRALACH - KOMPONG Chnang
07:30:Breakfast during navigation, departure for 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 laterite 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.
10:30: Passengers re-embark the boat. Lunch on boat on the way to Kampong Chnang.
14:30: 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.
18:00 Re-embarking the boat, the boat leaves Kanpong Chnang, direction the Tonle Sap Lake. Th eboat drops anchor for overnight at the entrance of the Grand Lake Tonle Sap.
19:00: Dinner and overnight on boat.
Chnok Trou - SIEM REAP
07:00 Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Passengers embark local boats
High water (July – December) for visiting Chnoc Tru........
Low water for visit floating village
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.
10:30 Passengers re-embark the boat. Time to pack and relax for a half day. Lunch during navigation on the Tonle Sap Lake
10:30 Passengers re-embark the boat. Lunch on boat.
13:30 Departure with charter speedboat for our passengers to cross the Tonle Sap Lake.
** Towards the end of March, it is impossible to visit Floating village.
17:30 arrival to Phnom Krom, pier of Siem Reap, transfer to city.
18:00 Arrival to FCC Hotel, the final destination point of our trip.
|ALL PRICES ARE NET INCLUSIVE OF TAX & PER PERSON. THEY ARE IN U.S. DOLLARS
CRUISE (per number of persons. Price per person in cabin twin / double)
||MIN. 2 PERS.
||MIN. 3-6 PERS.
||MIN. 7-10 PERS.
||SUPP. CABINE 1 PERS.
AVAILABLE departure dates : ( nearly fully booked )
20 december / 27 december / 02 jan / 24 feb
We recommend to book at your earliest convenance.
THERE IS 2 CATEGORIES OF CABINS ( Main Cabin & Upper cabin which is at a higher rate. Please refer to tarif above )
• Accommodation as mentioned in the program.
• Meals as per mentioned (B–Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner), including tea, coffee and drinking water.
• Local English or French speaking guides on board.
(Guides for other languages on request.)
• Guided visits as mentioned above.
• Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
• Services and meals not mentioned.
• Transfers to and from the boat jetty.
• International and additional domestic flights including taxes.
• Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
Personal travel insurance
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 or river way. (~5-6 hour).
Built in the traditional style, the Toum Tiou was christened in 2002 on the river at Phnom Penh, the first Cambodian cruise boat with international standard accommodation.
Fully-paneled in wood, with charm and comfort in mind, we designed it in keeping with the local style. Modestly sized and with the safety of a steel hull, its low draught makes it possible for the boat to access the smallest of villages. With the tasteful decoration of a bygone era, it has 10 cozy double cabins with private shower, a large lounge area, a panoramic viewing space to the front, a half-covered bar-restaurant to the rear and a roof patio. Air conditioning, hi-fi system and library are provided.