Mekong River Adventure – Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Marine, Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapes? There’s a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this four-day river cruise, you'll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through the local markets.

What’s included

  • 3 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
  • Koh Chen island visit include cottage industries
  • Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
  • Kampong Chhnang visit
  • Chhnok Tru floating village visit
  • Options to cycle to excursions along the way
  • Farewell cocktail and Captain's Dinner
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Highlights

  • Sail the mighty mekong
  • Explore the floating markets and villages
  • Discover phnom penh and get to know the locals of kampong chhnang
  • Visit ancient temples and small villages
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of a floating market.

Itinerary

Day 1 Phnom Penh Arrive in time for a 6pm embarkation on the riverboat. Included Activities: Riverboat Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Phnom Penh/Kâmpóng Trâlach (1B, 1L, 1D) Wander through the town of Koh Chen on an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. Included Activities: Koh Chen Visit Kampong Tralach Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
Day 3 Kâmpóng Trâlach/Chnok Tru (1B, 1L, 1D) Sail on to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap RIver. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries. Enjoy lunch back on the ship en route to Chnok Tru. Hop in a local boat to visit one of the largest floating villages on the river. Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captain's farewell dinner. Additional Notes: When water levels are too low (possible from mid December to mid August) it may not be possible to visit the floating village at Chnok Tru. Alternatively, the group will visit a floating village at Kampong Chhnang and anchor near Koh Chen. Included Activities: Kampong Chhnang Visit Floating Village Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat
Day 4 Chnok Tru/Siem Reap (1B) Depart for Siem Reap early morning. Tour ends upon arrival. Please book onward travel after 4pm. Additional Notes: Tour ends upon arrival at approximately 11am. Please book onward travel from 4pm. If there is inclement weather, or when water levels are too low (possible from mid December to mid August) it may not be possible to sail to the port in Siem Reap. Alternatively, the group will transfer from Koh Chen to Siem Reap by bus. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat
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