Toum Tiou Cruise

Toum Tiou Cruise

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8days/7nights
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Overview

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.

Toum Tiou I Cruise Fact and Figures:

Number of cabins 10
Length     38m
Width     7m
Draft     1.7m
Flag     Cambodia
Engine Power     315CV
Speed     9 knots

 

Deckplan:

toum tiou deck plan

toum tiou cruise upperdeck plan

 

Toum Tiou II Cruise Overview:


Toum and Tiou, the Cambodian Romeo and Juliet, the story of two young lovers who are stopped by an ambitious mother. The mother of Tiou who wants her daughter to be married to the King, but finally both of the youngsters die for true love... this story is all around our second colonial style and familiar ambience river vessel, the Toum Tiou II, which was built in 2008 in Saigon, Vietnam.

Toum Tiou 2 is not just another river boat, it differ to others. This charismatic mekong boat 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.

Toum Tiou Cruise II Fact and Figures:

Number of cabins     14
Length                     38m
Width                       8m
Draft                        1.4m
Flag                         Cambodia
Engine Power          460CV
Speed                     11 knot

Deckplan:

Toum Tiou 2 upper deck planToum Tiou Cruise Cambodia deck plan

 


Itinerary

Toum Tiou Cruise Ho Chi Minh City To Siem Reap

Grade: star star star
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Cruise Routes: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho - Vinh Long – Chau Doc – Koh Dek Chau - Phnom Penh - Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap
 

Day 1 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho

15:45  Toum Tiou II is open for embarking.
16:00  Clearance of departure formalities.
16:30  Departure for My Tho, security briefing.
19:00  Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction

Meals: dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

 


 

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Day 2 - Toum Tiou Cruise:  My Tho - Cai Be Floating Market:

07:00 Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast during navigation on the marvelous canal of Cho  Gao.

12:00  Arrival at My Tho – Toum Tiou II 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 Toum Tiou II 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. Lunch on board.

18:00  Passengers re-embark Toum Tiou II and leaves My Tho for Cai Be. Dinner and leisure on board.

20:30  Toum Tiou drops anchor at Cai Be.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 3 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec

07:30    Local boats are coming alongside Toum Tiou II, 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.
10:30  Return on the Toum Tiou II, departure for Sa Dec. Lunch during navigation.
13:00  Arrival at Sa Dec, Toum Tiou II drops anchor on the river.

14:00  Sa Dec - Short panoramic tour 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 "Chinaman's house" (from Duras' novel "The Lover", also made into a movie).
16:30  Passengers re-embark; Toum Tiou II leaves Sa Dec, dinner whilst navigation on board.

20:30   Drop Anchor.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 4 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Chau Doc

07.30   Breakfast during navigation to Chau Doc.
09:00    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.

12:00   Lunch at Victoria hotel. Facilities include internet access. Departure from Chau Doc after lunch.
15:00   Arrive at Cambodian border, formalities conducted on boat.

23:00      Arrive at Phnom Penh.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 5 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Phnom Penh

07:00  Breakfast,
08:00   Half-day city sightseeing tour including the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom and the National Museum.
12.00  Lunch in a local restaurant.
13:30  Departure for the 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. Visit Russian market.
19:00  Local group performs on board traditional “APSARA” show for 45 minutes.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 6 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Phnom Penh – Kompong Tralach

07:30  Breakfast, Morning is free for exploration on own. Suggestions can be made up on the interest of passengers. FCC,Russian market, other boutiques (antiques), etc.

12:00  The Toum Tiou II 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 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.
18:00  Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou II drops anchor few miles away. Diner and overnight on board.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 7 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Kampong Chnang – Chnok Tru


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07:00  Departure of the Toum Tiou II early in the morning. Sail to Kampong Chnang. Breakfast during navigation.
08:00  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.
11:30  Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. Lunch on board on the way to Chnok Tru.
14:00  Arrival at Chnok Tru. Local boats are coming along the Toum Tiou II and picking passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River.
17:00  Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou II 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.

Meals: breakfast/lunch/dinner
Overnight:  on Toum Tiou Cruise

Day 8 - Toum Tiou Cruise: Chnok Tru – Siem Reap

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) 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).

 Meals: breakfast/


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