Day 1 - Phnom Penh – Kôh Chen / Oudong
12:00 Toum Tiou II is open for embarking. We will have some briefing for security. After that we will enjoy our lunch on boat on the way to Kôh Chen (Chinese Island).
15:00 Upon arrival to Kôh Chen, we will explore Ko Chen, the 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. After that we will visit 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 II. We are leaving Kôh Chen to Kampong Tralach. Toum Tiou II drops anchor close to village.
19:30 We will have welcome drink and get some info meeting about cruise and crew introduction.
After that we will enjoy our welcome dinner. Tonight we will stay overnight on boat.
Day 2 – Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chnang
07:30 We will have our breakfast during navigation. Then we will departure for Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we will 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 We will re-embark the Toum Tiou II. Then we will have our lunch on boat on the way to Kampong Chnang.
14:30 Upon arrival at Kampong Chnang. We will 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 we will re-embark the boat, then the Toum Tiou II will leaves Kanpong Chnang, direction the Tonle Sap Lake. Toum Tiou II will drop anchor for overnight at the entrance of the Grand Lake Tonle Sap.
19:00 We will enjoy dinner and overnight on boat.
Day 3 – Chnok Trou – Siem Reap
07:00 Our breakfast will take place during navigation.
08:00 We then embark local boats to visit Chnoc Tru
High water (July – December)
For visiting Chnoc Tru
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.
10:30 We will re-embark the Toum Tiou II. It is time for us to pack and relax for a half a day. Our lunch will be served during navigation on 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, here we will say good bye with our friendly crew. We then will transfer to Siem Reap city.
18:00 Arrival to FCC Hotel, the final destination point of our trip.
Note: 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).
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French or English speaking guide
Visits mentions in the programs
Entrance fees and permits
Transportation from departure port to arrival port
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Tours and Meals other than those mentioned in the programs
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Tips and gratuities
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