The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)
The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)

The Mekong in a different way - Between adventure and must-see sites (port-to-port cruise)

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9 Days

Discover our latest program, designed to combine exploration, cultural immersion, and light activities for a memorable cruising experience on-board the Toum Tiou II. This charming vessel offers personalized service in an intimate environment, perfect for small groups who seek an authentic and dynamic Mekong River journey. The itinerary includes a range of activities like biking, kayaking, sampan rides and walking tours that provide opportunities to discover the hidden treasures of the Mekong River, including traditional village visits and climbing the stunning Udong Hill. Moreover, you will take a motor & rowing boat tour of the magnificent Tra Su Forest, where you'll witness incredible flora and fauna of this beautiful natural environment. Experience the perfect balance of cultural immersion and light adventure, while enjoying the authentic Mekong River charm. With an emphasis on personalized service, cultural exploration, and a touch of adventure, this program promises to deliver an unforgettable cruising experience and makes a perfect match for the Toum Tiou II.


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • An authentic, dynamic trip in small groups
  • Crossing through the splendid Cho Gao canal
    • The hidden treasures of the Mekong by bike, kayak, sampan or on foot
    • Discover historic cities: Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City
    • Meet the locals and discover their way of life in Sa Dec, Cai Be...
    • Visit a school and take a cooking class to immerse yourself in the local culture
    • Climb the astonishing Oudong hill  


Day 1: Siem Reap

Please arrive at 1 p.m. at the hotel Lotus Blanc(1) in Siem Reap. Transfer by coach to your cruise boat in Koh Chen (5-6 hours). After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board. Spend the night on board.

(1) Or similar, meeting points will be confirmed in your travel documentation.

Day 2: Koh Chen - Kampong Chhang 

Sail to Kampong Chhnang and lunch on board. Visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap Lake. Here they also have many fish farms. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques - Chhnang itself means "pot." We'll enjoy a tasting of regional products before returning on board and beginning to cruise to Kampong Tralach. Option: For those seeking more activity, there will be an option at Kampong Chhnang to cycle alongside the riverside and then to the pottery village to explore this area. Dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 3: Kampong Tralach - Oudong - Phnom Penh 

Breakfast on board then set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda, you need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. You can then return to the ship by enjoying a mountain biking experience through the stunning countryside to witness the beauty of the rice fields surrounding the area before returning to the ship.

Lunch on board. The ship then departs to Udong, Cambodia's former capital. On arrival, first visit the colorful Vipassana Dhura Buddhist Meditation Center where you will hear about the school of Vipassana or Insight Meditation. After that walk up the steps to the various temples and the three large stupas where the ashes of three former kings are preserved. You will be rewarded by wonderful views of the plains below. After returning on board, start cruising towards Phnom Penh. Watch a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music then dinner. Night on board.

Day 4: Phnom Penh 

Breakfast on board followed by a tour of the fabulous Royal Palace, one of the most impressive examples of Cambodian architecture, and its Silver Pagoda. Onward to visit the National Museum. In the afternoon tour the area by "tuk-tuk," for an authentic and immersive experience like no other. Visit the beautifully renovated Art Deco Central Market and experience the local shopping scene firsthand. Known as "Phsar Thmei" locally the market is a bustling hub for clothing, food and souvenir shopping. After exploring the market, stroll through the city's off-the-beaten-path alleyways, where you'll have a chance to engage with the locals and see how they live their daily lives in the city. Observe and experience the locals enjoying their coffee while playing Cambodian-style chess and see the local food in its most authentic form, learning about the way of live in this vibrant city. Continue your visit to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom. Founded in 1373, the pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. From there, take a short walk to the French Quarter, where you'll get a glimpse of the city's colonial era while admiring the beautiful architecture. The area boasts a number of Belle Époque and Art Deco houses and public buildings dating from the French Protectorate (1863-1953). Return on board for dinner in the evening and start sailing towards Vietnam. Night on board.

Day 5: Chau Doc 

Breakfast on board. Arrival at Vinh Xuong border. Customs clearance and entry formalities, departure for Chau Doc. Situated on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous town of Chau Doc has developed around fishing and fish farming. You'll board a small boat for a visit to a Cham minority village. Bamboo fish dryers are installed one meter above the surface of the water. The booming town center still boasts colonial-style houses in the lively and colorful market square. As always, these lively neighborhoods, beyond their strong smells, offer wonderful photo opportunities. Return to the boat for lunch. Continuation to Sa Dec, dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6: Sa Dec - Cai Be

Breakfast on board. Local boat picks up for a short panoramic tour of Sa Dec, including a visit to the Trung Vuong primary school (will close on Saturday, Sunday, holiday and New Year) where you'll get a chance to learn more about the local education system. Afterward, take a promenade at Sa Dec market on the riverbank. (Local market will be closed on Lunar New Year) where you can experience local commerce. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the charming river surroundings.

Ship leaves Sa Dec for Cai Be. Cai Be offers many exciting attractions, activities, and excursions. Nature lovers will enjoy the lush natural landscape and those interested in local culture will love meeting the very hospitable local people and discovering the way of the life in this region. Arrive Cai Be, take a local boat trip to cruise along the Mekong River. Disembark to visit the craft village where you can witness how the local products are made. Continue cruising on the boat. Get off at the fruit orchards comprising of many kinds of fruits such as: jack-fruit, durian, guava, rambutan, longan etc... drink hot tea, eat fresh fruits and enjoy a live local music performance. Head to the local restaurant by boat, attend a cooking class with local chef, then enjoy your lunch. After lunch, take a rest, then enjoy a kayaking adventure. Don't worry if you are a first-time paddler, it is not difficult. This is a unique experience in the Mekong Delta providing a unique aquatic perspective of the surrounding natural beauty. Then there is the opportunity to explore the countryside by mountain bike providing another view of the local scenery. Whichever of the activities you do, you will get a distinctive glimpse into the beauty and authenticity of the Mekong River. Ship leaves Cai Be for My Tho. Dinner during cruising and night on board.

Day 7: My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) 

Breakfast on board. In My Tho start the day with a local boat pick-up that will take you on a boat cruise to Thoi Son Island where you will have the opportunity to explore the daily lives of the local people and enjoy seasonal fruits. You will also take a Sampan ride along the scenic canals for a closer look at the Mekong Delta and its unique features. Later go biking on your own and explore the village to see firsthand how the local people live and to admire the magnificent fruit orchards in the area. This is the perfect chance to connect with the locals and witness their way of life.

Lunch on board and cruise the magnificent Chao Gao canal, the entrance to Saigon where you will experience the lively and vibrant canal full of ships and activity, yet still feel close to the life on shore. A must-see part of the cruise and that we're the only cruise line offering this unique passage. Arrive in Saigon, dinner on board. Night on board.

"Saigon After Dark" is a part night excursion, part street/local food adventure from 6pm to 10pm. Guests experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do. An evening excursion with a culinary adventure. On the back of a vintage Vespa scooter, you'll enter the heart of Saigon's nightlife. From stop to stop, you'll sample local flavors, including cocktails, seafood tastings, cold drinks and Vietnamese creperies. After this, the tour will bring you to a live music venue to enjoy the drinks with live music.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City

A tasty breakfast on board before your Ho Chin Minh tour. Take a short downtown drive to the city. Walking tour commences and stop for some photographs at notable sites like Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Municipal Post Office, City Square and the Opera house all of which were heavily influenced by French colonialism in the 19th century. Experience the vibrancy of this city by foot and explore the city's green space enjoying the beauty of nature in the middle of this dynamic city. Experience the local coffee scene - Vietnam is famous for producing high-quality coffee and coffee shops are a common sight in the downtown. Transfer back to ship for lunch.

After lunch, explore the local Chinatown and experience the daily life of the people. You will also visit the Giac Lam Pagoda, which is over 300 years old and is the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Lastly, visit the Flower Market and Binh Tay market for a 15-minute walking tour to explore how locals buy and sell local food and products. Transfer to the ship for your farewell cocktail and dinner onboard. You will remain in port overnight.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City 

On last breakfast on board before disembarking. Proceed to the War Museum to learn more about the history of Vietnam., then transfer to a local restaurant for lunch.

You will be bid farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.


  • Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice

  • Transfer to your cruise boat on Day 1

  • All meals

  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)

  • Visits and excursions mentioned in the program

  • The services of an english-speaking local tour guides

  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

  • Tips: To ensure customers a more pleasant stay, we've included 35€ per passenger for tips which will be entirely paid to the personnel from the countries to be visited and 45€ per passenger for crew members. This amount was determined while taking into consideration the local customs and etiquette.


  • International flights and their taxes
  • Transfers not mentioned in the program
  • Cambodian and Vietnamese Visas
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Drinks other than those mentioned


  • These cruises and tours are not recommended for persons with reduced mobility as there are no lifts on board the ships.
  • Low waters can happen at any time during the year. The time frames are given as examples, but are dependent on the quality of rainfall.
  • The banks of the river we will cruise on can be steep and slippery depending on the water level.
  • The itinerary, stopovers, and excursions can be modified by the cruise company and our on-site representatives if needed. The captain of the ship is the sole authority who can modify the ship itinerary for safety or navigational reasons.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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