Day 1: Siem Reap - Chnok Tru (L, D)
07:00 Meet FCC hotel. Transfer to pier. Local boats are coming along the RV Toum Tiou and picking passengers for the visit of the biggest floating village on the Tonlé Sap River
08:30 Departure for Chnok Tru. Enjoy the Tonlé Sap Lake.
12:00 Lunch on board
16:00 Arrival in Chnok Tru. Visit the largest floating village on the Tonle Sap River.
17:30 Leave Chnok Tru to Kampong Chnang. Dinner on board.
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Tralach (B, L, D)
07:00 Breakfast on the way to Kampong Chnang.
09:00 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.
12:00 Lunch, Leave for Kampong Tralach.
16:00 Arrival in Kampong Tralach. Visit of 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 Departure for Phum Thmei
19:00 Dinner and overnight on boat on the way to Phum Thmei.
22:30 Overnight on board at anchor.
Day 3: Phum Thmei - Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
06:00 Departure for Phum Thmei
07:45 Breakfast during navigation.
10:00 Discussion about Cambodia with your local guide
12:00 Lunch on board
15:30 Arrival to Phum Thmei Literally known as the “new village”, the passengers can get an insight into Cambodian life, a nice way to Have a break after their Phnom Penh “adventure”. First village to be visited on the Mekong; a local ferry Will come to pick them up and transfer them to shore.
17:00 Departure for Kampong Cham
19:00 Dinner on board
21:00 Arrival to Kampong Cham. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Kampong Cham (B, L, D)
08:00 Passengers disembark for the visit of Kampong Cham. The passengers leave for a long tour to the Angkorian temple of Nokor Bachey then head to the ruins of a pagoda on the hill Phnom Pros, which translation would be: “the man’s hill”, in front of Phnom Srey (“the woman’s hill”).
12:00 Departure for Kratie and lunch on the way.
16:00 Cooking lesson with our Chief, as he unravels the key secrets of Cambodia’s finest, traditional dishes.
19:00 Dinner while sailing.
22:00 Overnight at anchor on the way to Kratie.
Day 5: Kratie (B, L, D)
06:00 Departure for Kratie.
07:30 Breakfast while sailing.
10:00 Documentary about the natural resources of Cambodia.
12:00 Lunch on board.
13:00 Arrival in Kratie.
14:00 Visit of Kratie. City tour of Kratie, visit of the pagoda of Wat Roka Kandal then the passengers will try to catch a picture of the unique fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins. Finally they will end this tropical day with a swim in the Mekong
18:00 Departure to Wat Hanchey
22:00 Overnight at anchor on the way to Wat Hanchey.
Day 6: Wat Hanchey - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
05:30 Departure for Wat Hanchey.
08:30 Arrival to Wat Hanchey and visit.pre-Angkorian temple on the hill.
10:00 Departure for Phnom Penh.
12:30 Lunch on the way Afternoon of navigation, perfect time for leisure, lecture and discussion about Cambodia with your local guide.
21:00 Arrival at Phnom Penh.
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. The 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.
- Number of cabins: 10
- Length: 38m
- Width: 7m
- Draft: 1.7m
- Flag: Cambodia
- Engine Power: 315CV
- Speed: 9 knots