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Toum Tiou Cruise Tour 3 Day Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

3 days cruise tour along the Tonle River will take you to visit not only the fishing villages but also historical sites, temples and villages with interesting experience.

Visit: Siem Reap - Chnok Tru - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach - Phum Thmei - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey - Phnom Penh
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Day 1: Siem Reap - Chnok Trou

11:30 Meeting in front of FCC hotel in Siem Reap.
 
High water (July - December)
12:30 Transfer to Phnom Krom, pier of Siem Reap. Transfer from the pier by local boat to the Toum Tiou. Lunch on the boat. Passengers embark and check-in at the boat docked near Phnom Krom in Siem Rea, security briefing. Departure for a relaxing half day. Dinner by crossing the Tonle Sap Lake.
19:00 Arrival to village floating of Chnok Trou, The boat drops anchor close to the village for the night.
 
Low water (January - June)
12:00 Lunch at local restaurant
13:30 Passengers embark on speedboat, charter for our passengers to cross the Tonle Sap Lake.
18:00 Arrival to village floating of Chnok Trou, passengers embark Toum Tiou, check-in at the boat, security briefing. The boat drops anchor close to the village for the night.
19:30 Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Welcome dinner. Overnight on boat.

** From March it might not be possible to visit Floating village depending on the water level.
At the end of the low water period (around end of March to June), the water level may not allow the speedboat 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).
 

Day 2: Kampong Chnang - Kampong Tralach

07:00 After breakfast, local boats come to the Toum Tiou and pick passengers up for the visit of 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 the boat through the network of canals that cross this little town.
10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on boat on the way to Kampong Chnang.
14:00 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 Passengers re-embark the boat, Toum Tiou leaves Kampong Chnang to kampong Tralach. The boat drops anchor close to the village.
19:00 Dinner and overnight on boat.
 

Dy 3: Kampong Tralach - Kôh Chen - Oudong - Phnom Penh

07:00 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. Lunch on boat on the way to Kôh Chen.
14:00 Visit of Kôh Chen, small village of which the 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, are the ruins of Anthareu temple.
16:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou.
18:00 Arrival to Phnom Penh.

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Day 1: Phnom Penh - Kôh Chen - Oudong

12:00 Toum Tiou is open for embarking. Security briefing. 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. Leaving Kôh Chen to Kampong Tralach. Toum Tiou 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

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. 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. 1
8:00 Re-embarking the boat, Toum Tiou leaves Kanpong Chnang, direction the Tonle Sap Lake. Toum Tiou 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

07:00 Breakfast during navigation. 08:00 Passengers embark local boats.
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.
 
High water (July - december): for visiting Chnok Tru
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.
 
Low water: for visit floating village
10:30 Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou.
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).
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Cabin Single

Double

RV Toum Tiou 825 495
RV Toum Tiou 2 865 525

Inclusion:

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew, main meals ocally made soft and alcoholic beverages, ugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
  • Transfer to the meeting point in Saigon from the ship at the end of a voyage

Exclusion:

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Imported beverages such as wines premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar

RV Toum Tiou

Toum Tiou CruiseBuilt 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.

This traditional locally built boat started out as a freighter with a metal hull and a capacity of 150 tons, with two large but low-ceiling decks in order to maximize storage space. Like all ships of this type, it went up and down the Tonle Sap and Mekong, stopping at Siem Reap, Kompong Cham, Kratie and Stung Treng.

We stayed as close as we could to the original line of the ship, because we wanted to retain its slightly curved and elegant lines.

Toum Tiou CruiseThe 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.

Accommodation

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

RV Toum Tiou 2

Toum Tiou CruiseToum 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.

Excursions:

Toum Tiou CruiseToum Tiou II is operating between Siem Reap (Angkor), Cambodia and Saigon, Vietnam. During navigation our undeniable goal is to help our passengers explore this different world with its original heritage, custom and history. Our excursions to the local villages and the cultural shows organized onboard introduce the finest traditions of these nations and this is our way to a new exploration called... Indochina.

We offer English/French/German guiding during excursions.

Accommodation

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

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