Tour Code: CMK-TT/03
Phnom Penh - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Siem Reap    Journey Map
Cambodia is a land made for river cruises. Everything in the kingdom is linked to its waterways, some of which are truly unique, such as the Tonle Sap that changes its direction of flow during the rainy season. Take a trip on them and you get an unparalleled in-depth look at the real country, becoming totally immersed in something both gentle and spectacular that cannot be experienced by any other mode of transportation. The shallow drought of the Toum Tiou makes it possible to reach the very heart of the remotest of villages where the sense of discovery is often reciprocal.
The boat follows the meandering Tonle Sap through pastoral countryside, then enters the flooded forests and the copper-toned waters of the Great Lake. The mysterious atmosphere of the Khmer temples of Angkor replaces the timeless colonial ambiance of Phnom Penh.

    Cross Kompong Tralach Krom village and see gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy

   Visit the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap, Kompong Chhnang

   Experience the floating village of Chnok Trou in its remoteness and difficult access

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Koh Chen / Oudong
12:00     Toum Tiou II is open for embarking. Security briefing. Lunch on boat on the way to Kôh Chen (Chinese Island).
14:00     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.
17:30     Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. Leaving Kôh Chen to Kampong Tralach. Toum Tiou II 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
09:30     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.
11:30     Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou II. 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.
18:00 Re-embarking the boat, Toum Tiou II leaves Kanpong Chnang, direction the Tonle Sap Lake. Toum Tiou II 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
08:00 Breakfast during navigation.
09:00 Passengers embark local boats
High water (July – January): visit floating village of Kampong Luong
Low water: visit floating village of Chnok 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.
** From February, 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, 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)
Transfer in Siem Reap from/to FCC Angkor Hotel ONLY
Accommodation in double cabin
Full board (water, tea, coffee included)
Mentioned visits, French or English speaking guide on board
10% applicable only for inbounds claiming VAT from government

Transfers at departure/arrival port
Bar fees, Visas, Personal expenses and personal insurance

Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
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*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.
High water season from July to January and Low water season from February to June.
Seasons may vary depending on the year's raining amount.