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Mekong Cruise Cambodia

MCC9: Phnompenh - Siemreap 3 days by Toum Tiou boat

Destination: Phnompenh - Siemreap
Starts in: Phnompenh
Ends in: Siemreap
Duration: 3D-2N
Tour code: MCC9

Phnompenh - Siemreap 3 days by Toum Tiou boat

 Boat description:
  
                   Toum Tiou II Cruise                                         Toum Tiou II cabin                                 Toum Tiou I Double Cabin

                Toum Tiou I Twin Cabin                                           Toum Tiou II                                          Toum Tiou II bathroom

               Toum Tiou II Restaurant                                Toum Tiou II Sundeck                                         Toum Tiou II Crew

RV TOUM TIOU I
 
• Built in 2002
• Length : 38m
• Width :  7m
• Draft: 1.7m
• Engine Power: 315 HP
• Speed 9 Knots
• 15 crew
• Bar, lounge, sundeck, open-air restaurant
 
Cabin
•10 cabins/20 passengers
• Upper Deck Cabin : 6 cabins ( 3.3m x 2.5m )
• Main Deck Cabin : 4 cabins ( 3.3m x 2.5m )
• Cabin features:  Hot water, Hair-dryer, Individual controller air-conditioning , Shower, Toilet, Complimentary Drinking Water, Mini bar, Slippers, Wardrobe, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, En-suite Bathroom, Beauty mirror
 
The Toum Tiou measures 38 meters long and 7 meters wide in the middle. It has 10 rooms in all (3.3m x 2.5m), 4 on the main deck and 6 on the upper deck, each air-conditioned and with a bathroom (2.5m x 1.4m) including toilet, shower and sink. The water on board is taken from the river, passed through a powerful filtration system and chlorinated in the final step of the treatment.
In order to make the best possible use of the common areas from the standpoint of both size and variety we have installed a library-reading room on the lower deck. There is also a covered space at the front of the middle deck, a restaurant to the rear anda half-covered sundeck on top.
 
The deck
 
 
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 draft makes possible an access to the smallest and remotest of villages. With the tasteful decoration of a bygone era, the Toum Tiou 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.
The captain, ship hands, hostesses, cooks and purser are discreet and inconspicuous in the performance of their duties.

RV TOUM TIOU II
 
Built in 2008
•14 cabins/28 passengers
• Length: 38m
• Width : 8m
• Draft: 1.4m
•Engine Power: 450 HP
•Speed: 11 Knots
•17 crew
•Bar, sundeck, closed restaurant, laundry
 
Cabin
•14 cabins/28 passengers
• Upper Deck Cabin : 6 cabins
• Main Deck Cabin : 8 cabins
• Cabin features:  Hot water, Hair-dryer, Individual controller air-conditioning , Shower, Toilet, Complimentary Drinking Water, Mini bar, Slippers, Wardrobe, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, En-suite Bathroom, Beauty mirror
 
 
The deck
Toum Tiou 2 has 14 cozy cabins following the colonial style of her mother, Toum Tiou. Each cabin is built with noble wood in an elegant style, has its own A/C, hot water shower, security safe and a large window for spectacular view of the nature. Public areas like a panoramic, open restaurant which is matchless on the River and a spacious sun deck also add to be facilities of the boat. Toum Tiou 2’s kitchen is famous for its variety of Asian food and smiley cooks. Toum Tiou 2’s equipment also contains a powerful filtration/chlorination system for water safety. Laundry service is also available onboard.
During cruises TTII offers full board with Asian/Western food, daily excursions, free coffee and tea and uniterrapted sailing with spectacular view of the Mekong nature.

Itinerary in details:

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Koh Chen / Oudong ( L, D )

11:30 Toum Tiou II is open for embarking at Phnom Penh Port (near the Titanic Restaurant/Bopha Restaurant.
Security briefing.
12:00 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 away from the ferry. At the top of the hill, the ruins of Anthareu temple.
18:00 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. Leaving Kôh Chen to Kampong Tralach. Toum Tiou II drops anchor close to village.
19:30 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction.
Welcome dinner. Overnight on boat.
 
Day 2: Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chnang ( B, L, D )

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 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.
10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. 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, Toum Tiou II leaves Kanpong Chnang, direction the Tonle Sap Lake. Toum Tiou II drops anchor for overnight at the entrance of the Grand Lake Tonle Sap.
19:00 Dinner and overnight on boat.
 
Day 3: Chnok Trou – Siem Reap ( B, L )

07:00 Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Passengers embark local boats
High water (July – december)      Low water
for visiting Chnoc Tru      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 Toum Tiou 10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou
     Time to pack and relax for a half a day.
     Lunch during navigation on the Tonle Sap Lake.
 
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.
 
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).

Cost in USD per cabin , valid from 1 Oct. 2013 to 30 Sep. 2014

Toum Tiou boat

Cabin Type Double cabin for 2 people Single Cabin
Upper cabin 1022 820
Main Cabin 988 792
 
Toum Tiou II  
 
Cabin Type Double cabin for 2 people Single cabin
Upper cabin 1067 857
Main Cabin 1032 828
 
Low season discount
  • 20%, from 1st May 2014 until 30th September 2014
Child Policy:
  • Infants below the age of 4 years may sleep in their parent's cabin at no extra charge but we cannot  guarantee the availability of a cot and parents are to provide their own baby food.
  • Children of 4 years and  over must occupy their own berth.
  • Children under 4 years: no charge
  • Children aged 4 – 12 years: 30 %
Cruise includes:
  • 3 days 2 nights on Toum Tiou cruise based on sharing double/twin cabin
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Full board ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
  • Mineral water, tea, coffee included
  • Visit mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees
  • Government taxes and Service Charge
Cruise excludes:
  • Visa  in Vietnam & Cambodia
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the crew
 

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