Cruise Cambodia Day 1
3 DAYS Phnom Penh kampong tralach kampong chnang tonle sap Siem Reap
Phnom Penh – Koh Chen - Oudong - Kampong Tralach
Depart Phnom Penh and cruise to Koh Chen where you will visit a small village that specialises in silverwork. The village also carves tropical fruits, which are then used in traditional ceremonies at local pagodas. Continue cruising until you reach Oudong, which was once the capital of the country. Indeed, the royal stupas of the site can be seen from a few kilometers away. Re-embark the Toum Tiou II and continue cruising until you reach the settlement of Kampong Tralach, where you will drop anchor close to the village for the night.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Observe life on Phnom Penh’s charming riverfront • Cruise on the mighty Mekong • Explore the former capital of Oudong • Visit fascinating riverside settlements • Gain an insight into life on the water • Cruise through floating communities on the Tonle Sap • Savour fine Khmer cuisine
Day 2 PHNOM PENH
SUMMARY Enjoy a more relaxed way of travelling between the capital and Siem Reap with a three day river cruise. This form of travelling will enable you to observe fascinating scenes of everyday life on the river, which has changed relatively little over the years.
Kampong Tralach – Kampong Chnang - Chnok Trou
Cruise on to Kampong Tralach and visit its beautiful Wat. Enjoy lunch back onboard before arriving at Kampong Chnang which is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also common in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries. It is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the sugar palm, which is considered a national symbol. The tree produces a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine. Return to the vessel and cruise to near the entrance to Tonle Sap Lake, where you will drop anchor for the night.
Chnok Trou – Siem Reap
Visit a local floating village that is almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access. The village is completely self-sufficient, with all trades are represented. All locals, from children to grandparents, travel by boat through the network of canals that cross this little town. Depending on the time of year, you will transfer to Siem Reap onboard the vessel or by speed boat. On arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. You may wish to extend your stay in the area and explore the majestic temples.
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Siem Reap Extension Explore the fabled Temples of Angkor, with ample time to explore majestic Angkor Wat and the jungle enveloped temple of Ta Prohm. Aside from exploring the ancient temple complexes, you may wish to visit floating villages on the Tonle Sap or enjoy a fun Ox cart ride through the beautiful countryside.
Published on Dec 18, 2011