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River Orchid Cruise

River Orchid Cruise
Tour code:
Destination: Saigon & Cambodia
Duration: 8 days - 7 nights
Departure: Sai Gon
Departure date: Contact
Vehicles: Cruise
Price: Contact Us


Cruise name: River Orchid Cruise

Category: 5* standard

No of cabin: 30

Itinerary: Saigon – Siem Reap – Saigon 

Overview

The luxurious boutique River Orchid or River Saigon Cruises are the newest and most intimate ship on the Mekong River. All the details of ship is beautifully handcrafted colonial style with modern facilities to make the most superb comfort & luxury cruise. The River Orchid Cruise with elegant restaurant & bar serving delicious dinning & drinking, beautiful & relaxing in public area including panorama sundeck, handicraft shop. The River Orchid boasts just 30 deluxe staterooms, all of which feature lovely French-doors that open onto a spacious promenade.

River Orchid Cruise Ship Features:

30 comfortable outside staterooms

All staterooms are outside with a river view

Staterooms on Upper and Middle decks have large windows that open

Private bathroom with shower

Safe and hair dryer

Air conditioning

Bottled water replenished daily

Sun deck with shaded sitting

Restaurant with panoramic views

Bar

Colonial décor featuring handcrafted teak and brass finishings

Small library and onboard boutique

Attentive English-speaking staff

Laundry service

Voltage: 220• 30 comfortable outside staterooms

• All staterooms are outside with a river view

• Staterooms on Upper and Middle decks have large windows that open

• Private bathroom with shower

• Safe and hair dryer

• Air conditioning

• Bottled water replenisheddeck with shaded sitting

• Restaurant with panoramic views

• Bar

• Colonial décor featuring handcrafted teak and brass finishings

• Small library and onboard boutique

• Attentive English-speaking staff

• Laundry service 

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be floating market

Day 2: Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien 

Day 3: Chau Doc 

Day 4: Phnom Penh 

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang

Day 6: Chong Koh, Angkor Ban

Day 7: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

Day 8: Kampong Cham disembark, transfer to Siem Reap  

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Cai Be Floating Market

Highlighted Excursions: Cai Be sampan cruise, An Kiet House, and
local rice paper and candy making establishment.

You will be met at meeting point then tranfer to My Tho, where your ship awaits you. Enjoy a few hours of scenic sailing before embarking on a luxurious sampan cruise through Cai Be for a tour of the historic An Kiet House - a former imperial residence - and its beautiful gardens. Afterward, take a short walk to a local establishment where workers make everything from rice paper and rice wine to coconut candy. During the evening, you’ll enjoy a special Welcome Reception onboard the ship.

Meals: Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien  

Highlighted Excursions: Sa Dec Canal Cruise, brick and rice processing factories, Huyn Thuy Le house, and Cu Lao Gien Cathedral.

Today’s sampan cruise through Sa Dec’s narrow canals is the perfect opportunity to observe locals going about their daily routines. You’ll visit a local factory where bricks and tiles are made with clay from the Mekong River. Here, you’ll also learn how rice husks from the rice processing facility next door are used to fuel the brick factory’s kilns that fill the Sa Dec landscape - just one example of the Vietnamese people’s remarkable ingenuity. Return to your luxurious sampan and sail past bustling markets into the center of town for a tour of the former home of Mr. Huyn Thuy Le made famous by its connection to best-selling French novelist, Marguerite Duras. After lunch onboard, we’ll sail to the island of Cu Lao Gien to tour one of the oldest Cathedrals in Southern Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 3: Chau Doc  

Highlighted Excursions: Chau Doc Harbor cruise, fish farm, and
Holy Temples at the base of Sam Mountain. In the Mekong Delta, residents live, work, and even shop on the water. Today, you’ll be immersed in local life touring lively Chau Doc harbor, which teems with traditional Vietnamese floating markets and homes. You’ll see housewives paddling their sampans from boat to boat, bartering and socializing with the harbor’s many vendors. Then you’ll visit a floating fish farm to learn about this important local industry and where you'll feed the thousands of tilapia and other fish being raised. Later, you’ll board a shuttle to visit the base of Sam Mountain, one of the holiest sites in southern Vietnam,
where millions (estimated 8 to 10 million) of Vietnamese visit as part of an annual pilgrimage.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 4: Phnom Penh  

Featured Excursions: Choeung Ek Memorial Stupa and grounds, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and Phnom Penh city tour.

The orchards and fields surrounding Choeung Ek belie what took place here during the violent reign of the Khmer Rouge. It is impossible to remain unmoved when visiting this area known as the “Killing Fields.” Afterward, you’ll visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as “S-21,” a former high school transformed by the Khmer Rouge into a torture and interrogation center. The fear, sadness, and disbelief conveyed in many prisoners’ mug shots will touch you, while the brave defiance displayed by others will remind you of the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Following your powerful morning excursion, you’ll take an afternoon cyclo (cycle rickshaw), tour of Phnom Penh’s wide boulevards and French-infused architecture. After a visit to the impressive Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, you’ll tour the National Museum, which features a grand collection of artifacts from the Angkor Wat Temple Complex.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang 

Featured Excursions: Tonlé Sap river cruise and Kampong Chhnang walking tour

Here, you’ll cruise the Tonlé Sap River to the city of Kampong Chhnang. You’ll stop for a walking tour of Kampong Chhnang, a bustling riverfront community supported by the local fish trade.You’ll then reboard the River Saigon for a sunset cruise as you cruise the Tonlé River returning to the Mekong River

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 6: Chong Koh, Angkor Ban 

Highlighted Excursions: Chong Koh walking tour and Angkor Ban walking tour

Chong Koh is a small village famous along the Mekong for its silk and cotton weaving; as you walk along the village’s main road, you’ll see looms under nearly every home and women offering beautifully crafted scarves and tablecloths.

You’ll pop into a villager’s home to learn about how fruits and vegetables are used by the locals to treat illness. Afterward, you’ll visit the village school to observe and interact with school children. Don’t be surprised if your arrival is greeted by squeals of delight—the children love visitors, and love to practice their English.

Later, you’ll sail to the very rural village of Angkor Ban. You’ll enjoy a walking tour of this charming horse-and-cart hamlet, visiting traditional Khmer homes and talking with monks at the local Buddhist monastery.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 7: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham 

Highlighted Excursions: Wat Hanchey Temple Complex, Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey Monastery, and Nokor Bachey Temple

You’ll arrive at Wat Hanchey, a beautifully situated temple complex with incredible views overlooking the Mekong River. Take your time enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and marvel at the quality of the 7th-century artifacts and then enjoy a traditional water-blessing by the local monks.

You’ll visit the twin holy hilltops of Phnom Prosand Phnom Srey (Man Hill and Woman Hill), both of which are topped by multiple temples and frolicking monkeys. You’ll then descend to the baseof the hills to view the massive gilded statues of Buddha. Afterward, you’ll travel to Nokor Bachey Temple, built during the same period as thetemples constructed at Angkor Wat, it boasts awealth of intricate wall carvings and severalancient Buddha statues and Royal Cambodian Theme Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: River Orchid Cruise 

Day 8: Kampong Cham disembark, transfer to Siem Reap  

Highlighted Excursion: Siem Reap City

You’ll disembark your ship in the morning and transfer to Siem Reap, gateway to ancient Angkor monument by executive coach.

Meals: Breakfast/

Price: USD/pax

River Orchid Cruise Ho Chi Minh City To Siem Reap 

Note:
• Big promotion would be applied for big group, early and last minute bookings.
•  Price would be higher or lower depending on the departure date and boats. Please contact with us for more information. 

Inclusions:

• Transfers to and from The River Orchid Cruise at start and end of voyage.
• Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite cabin with twin/double basic on the River Orchid Cruise.
• English speaking guides.
• All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.
• Admission fees for all sightseeing places. 

Exclusions:

• All visa cost.
• Personal expenses.
• Drinks at bar, laundry.
• Tips and gratuities.
• Port tax 

 For more information on this tour, please contact us at: 
 - Head Office: Suite 706, No.142 Le Duan Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
 - Email: contact@welcomevietnamtours.com 
 - Cell phone: (+84).98.62.62.566
 - Phone: (+84) .4. 22 42 13 52 - (+84) 4.62 53 60 22
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