RV Indochine Cruise

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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Embarkation

15:45 Indochine is open for embarking. 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 and overnight on the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 2: My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long

07:00 Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho Gao. Arrive at My Tho – Indochine 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 Indochine to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland. Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - 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 Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits
10:00 Passengers re-embark Indochine and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Lunch and leisure on board.
13:30 Indochine drops anchor at Cai Be. Local boats are coming alongside Indochine, 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.
16:30 Return on the Indochine, departure for Sa Dec. Arrive at Sa Dec, Indochine drops anchor on the river. Dinner and overnight on the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 3: Sa Dec – Chau Doc

06:00 Breakfast. Arrive at Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour of Sa Dec 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 "Chinese man's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
09:00 Passengers re-embark; Indochine leaves Sa Dec for Chau Doc, lunch and leisure on board.
17:00 Arrival after lunch at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty. Departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat. Return to the Victoria. 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 at the Victoria Hotel’s restaurant. Overnight onboard at the jetty of the hotel; passengers are free to enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, billiards, bar, Internet) or stroll in Chau Doc.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 4: Koh Dek Chau – Phnom Penh

Indochine leaves early in the morning for Vinh Xuong (Vietnamese border). Breakfast during navigation.
08:00 Arrival at Vinh Xuong check-point – Formalities clearance for Indochine to cross the border.
10:30 Indochine leaves Vinh Xuong check point for Koh Dek Chau Island. Lunch during the navigation.
14:30 Arrival at Koh Dek Chau island. A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia. On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Koh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms. Indochine leaves for Phnom Penh.
20:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh. Dinner and overnight on the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 5: Phnom Penh

08:00 Breakfast, departure for the “KILLING FIELDS” - 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 in a local restaurant.
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
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Kompong Tralach

07:00 Breakfast, half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
12:00 The Indochine 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 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.
18:00 Passengers re-embark. The Indochine drops anchor few miles away. Diner and overnight on the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 7: Kampong Chnang – Chnok Tru

07:00 Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation. Arrive to Kampong Chnang. Located some 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle 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.
10:30 Passengers re-embark the Indochine. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru. Arrive at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Indochine and picking passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonle Sap River. Passengers re-embark. The Indochine 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 the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 8: Chnok Tru – Siem Reap Disembarkation

07:00 Breakfast, chartered speedboat is coming along the boat and picks up passengers for crossing the Lake.
12:00 Arrival at Phnom Krom pier (~5 miles from Siem Reap)

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Day 1: Siem Reap - Kampong Luon

15:00 Meeting in front of FCC hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by local tour agent for Phnom Krom boat-pier. Transfer form the pier by local boat to the Indochine.
16:00 Check-in at the boat docked near Phnom Krom in Siem Reap. Security briefing. Departure Kompong Pluk, a charming village near Siem Reap.
17:30 Arrival near Kampong Pluk. Indochine stays overnight under the protection of the flooded forest. If the timing is allowing it, short visit of Kompong Pluk.
19:00 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Day Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Luong, breakfast during navigation.
09:00 Arrival at Kampong Luong. Local boats are coming along the Indochine 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.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 2: Kampong Chhang - Kampong Tralach

Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Luong, breakfast during navigation.
09:00 Arrival at Kampong Luong. Local boats are coming along the Indochine 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.
11:30 Passengers re-embark the Indochine. 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 Indochine drops anchor few miles away.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 3: Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

07:45 Departure of the Indochine early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Tralach, breakfast during navigation.
08:30 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 Indochine. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.
14:00 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 4: Phnom Penh

08:00 Breakfast, departure for the “KILLING FIELDS” - 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 in a local restaurant.
15:00 Half day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
19:00 Return to the boat, local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 5: Koh Dek Chau - Chau Doc

Indochine leaves Phnom Penh for Kôh Dek Chau island, breakfast during navigation.
09:00 Arrival at Kôh Dek Chau island, A short break along the way, it allows to get a fascinating, close-up look at daily life in Cambodia. On the fringes of civilization, the 600 people who live on Kôh Dek Chau will receive your visit with some surprise. School children will escort you along your way. You will go through the village that occupies the full length of the island, walking along a trail shaded by date palms.
10:30 Re-embarking, departure for Kaam Samnaar (Cambodian border).
14:00 Indochine arrives at Immigration check point in Kaam Samnaar. Clearance of departure formalities.
16:30 Departure for Chau Doc.
19:00 Indochine drops anchor before the canal of Chau Doc. Dinner and overnight on the RV Indochine Cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 6: Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Cai Be

08:00 Arrival at Victoria Hotel Chau Doc jetty. 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. Back to the pier, departure for fish raising rafts and Cham minority village by local boat.
10:00 Indochine leaves Chau Doc for Sa Dec. Lunch during navigation.
17:00 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).
19:00 Return to the boat, departure for Vinh Long. Dinner during navigation. Indochine drops anchor few miles before Vinh Long.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 7: Cai Be - My Tho

07:00 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, Indochine leaves Cai Be for My Tho, lunch during navigation.
14:30 Arrival at My Tho – Indochine drops anchor on river in the proximity of Thoi Son Island Local boats come alongside Indochine to pick up passengers and transfer to the mainland.Departure for Vinh Trang Pagoda by car - 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.
15:30 Return at the pier - you will cruise on the river to Thoi Son Island by local boat to visit the island, explore local people’s daily life and enjoy locally seasonal fruits.
16:30 Re-embarking the Indochine that leaves My Tho for Saigon. Lunch and leisure on board while navigating 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). Indochine drops anchor on river en route.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Indochine Cruise

Day 8: My Tho – Saigon

07:00 Departure for Saigon, breakfast and leisure on board.
11:00 Indochine arrives at Saigon port – customs formalities clearance.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

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Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED BEFORE DEPARTURE

Cabin & Rates

Roomtypes

Rates (US$/person)

Main deck cabin

Indochine Cruise

16m2/main deck
Double/twin bed
n/a
max 2 persons

Contact us for price

Upper deck cabin

Indochine Cruise

16m2/main deck
Double/twin bed
n/a
max 2 persons

Tour Price/person

The tour price of this itinerary would vary depending on date of departure and number of participants. Please book this tour or contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for free quote and consultancy by local experts.

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Mekong 8 days package by Indochina cruise
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Port tax and services charge

Price Excludes

  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa stamping fee
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

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Indochine Cruise Overview

Indochine Cruise's Fact and figures

The Indochine Cruise has a delightful Asian decorated restaurant and a large luxury lounge. Massage facilities are also available. Indochine Cruise has an up-to-date powerful water filtration/chlorination system for water safety, whilst food and drink suppliers are the most reliable in the region, 24 hours security ensures passengers’ safety during their stay onboard. The Indochine Cruise also offers you the most loveable, helpful local staff whilst the management is Western. Laundry service is also available onboard.

Year built: 2008
Length: 50m
Width: 10m
Draft: 1.7m
Cruising speed: 16 Knots
Power Engine: 2 x 600 hp
Decks: 3
Crew: 29
1 panoramic restaurant of 90 m2
1 main lounge
1 bar
24 windowed twin cabins
Large Sun Deck (250m2)

Cabin And Facilities of Indochine Cruise

Indochine Cruise has both twin and double cabins. All cabins have private the bathroom with shower and toilet. All cabins are spacious, built in noble-wood, equipped with security boxes, hot-showers, central A/C and large storage space.

Category A
In this type of cabin are twin cabins. The outside cabins in category A are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished and have a size of about 16 m ².
Facilities in cabins of Category A
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Safe
Hairdryer
Bathrobes and slippers
Voltage 220 V AC
These cabins are located in the rear of the main deck. In a moving ship, it is reinforced in this area to machine noise.
Category B
In this type of cabin are twin cabins. The outside cabins in category A are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished and have a size of about 16 m ².
Facilities in cabins of Category B
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Safe
Hairdryer
Bathrobes and slippers
Voltage 220 V AC
These cabins are located in the rear of the main deck. In a moving ship, it is reinforced in this area to machine noise.
Category C
In this type of cabin are twin cabins. The outside cabins in category A are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished and have a size of about 16 m ².
Facilities in cabins of Category C
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Safe
Hairdryer
Bathrobes and slippers
Voltage 220 V AC
These cabins are located in upper deck. In a moving ship, it is reinforced in this area to machine noise.

RV Indochine Cruise's Deckplan

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