Le Cochinchine

Le Cochinchine Cruise, the wooden boats inspired from traditional rice barge offers comfortable cruise in Mekong Delta. Including 3 boats of 6, 10, 14 cabins, Le Cochinchine brings to travelers the exciting discovery of Mekong delta off the beaten track. Founded in 2006 by Nguyen Minh Tan after the Mien Tay sampan generation, a crew of more than 30 members all very experienced and passinate, Le Cochinchine engages an unique experience, a garantee of satisfaction.

Le Cochinchine

  • SAIGON TO SIEM REAP
  • SIEMREAP TO SAIGON
  • Day 1: Saigon – Caibe – Vinh Long – Sadec ( Meals: L / D )
    Pick up from your hotel in Saigon and depart for Mekong Delta
    Arrival Mekong Delta we will board our sampan for an exploration of  lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and the lively Cai Be floating market. Walking  for visit the handicraft village of the local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Return to our boat.
    Our  boat sets sail and  cruise through zizag cannales and river heading out  to  Sadec and moor midstream for the night.Diner and overnight on board.
    Day 2: Sadec – Long Xuyen ( Meals: B / L / D )
    Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries.Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served.
    The Le Cochinchine set sails  through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing.
    Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
    Diner and while Le Cochinchine cruises towards Longxuyen
    Day 3: Long Xuyen – Cho Moi – Hoa Hoa ( Meals: B / L / D )
    Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit Longxuyen floating market by small boats
    intermingled through the water as vendors buy and sell their fruit. Visit  a crocodile farm and promenade on OngHo island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong (Bassac river), and small arroyos on the island. Noon approaching we return to Le Cochinchine boat and  carry on our journey  to HoaHao village. Lunch on board. Disembark and head  to Chaudoc.  Tonight we stay overnight in Chaudoc.
    Day 4: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh ( Meals: B / L / D )
    This morning we will have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 8am. The boat takes us  along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) – Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Arrival transfer our hotel in  Phnompenh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We  will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.                                              Accommodation in Phnom Penh: Sunway  Hotel.
    Day 5: Phnompenh to Siemreap ( Meals: B / L / D )
    This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport port for the flight to Siemreap. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel .Visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm.  One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.
    Dinner and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.
    Day 6: Angkor Wat Temple ( Meals: B / L / D )
    In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
    Lunch at local restaurant. Aftenroon visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), until sunset. Dinner local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.
    Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara.Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.    in Siemriep
    Day 7: Siem Reap Departure ( Meals: B )
    At leisure  to visit  the market or “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.

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  • Day 1: Angkor Wat Temple
    Today we will Visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm.  One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon.
    Dinner and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.
    Day 2: Angkor Wat Tour ( Meals: B / L / D )
    In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
    Lunch at local restaurant. Aftenroon visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), until sunset. Dinner local restaurant and accommodation at hotel. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara.Overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel.    in Siemriep
    Day 3: Siemreap – Phnompenh ( Meals: B / L / D )
    Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Continue to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Lunch at hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Arrival transfer to the hotel. At leisure to walk in the city and and explore the local market. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
    Day 4: Phnompenh – Chau Doc ( Meals: B / L / D )
    A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We  will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Afternoon we will take the boat to Chaudoc, the boat ride leaves at 13pm and arrives Chaudoc at 5pm. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck. Diner and overnight on boat.
    Day 5: Chau Doc – Cho moi – Long Xuyen ( Meals: B / L / D )
    This morning we take a sampan for a  cruise through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.
    The Le Cochinchine boat set sails torward Longxuyen while we enjoy cocktail over the sunset and spectacle scenary along the river bank when the sun come down.
    Overnight on board
    Day 6: Long Xuyen – Sadec – My Thuan ( Meals: B / L / D )
    Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Culao OngHo and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load.  See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Board our boat and leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoy aperitif with canapé .
    Le Cochinchinedrops anchor at the entry of Longxuyen for the night.
    Dinner and overnight on board Lecochinche.
    Day 7: Caibe Floating Market ( Meals: B )
    After breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
    Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
    Walking  amongst the lush vegetation to visit the handicraft villages  and meet with  local people.
    Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
    A small boat trip through rivulets of Tan Phong islands. A pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the village to discover tropical fruit orchards.
    11 h00 Disembark in Caibe. Transfer to Saigon.The cruise concludes.
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