Cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap on the TOUM TIOU

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Cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap on the TOUM TIOU

From the bustling Vietnam city to the spectacular Angkor temples on the TOUM TIOU – the one and only true cruising vessel to be able to sail from Saigon to Siem Reap in safety and comfort (thanks to its steel hull and sleek low draft), the full expedition cruise allows passengers to discover all the wonders and mysteries between the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers and among the  thriving diverse cultures. You can see: Indochina tours Cambodia. The Toum Tiou, which was built in the traditional style, was christened in 2002 on the river at Phnom Penh, the first Khmer cruise boat to have international recognized standard accommodation.

Toum Tiou - the first Luxury river cruise lines on the Mekong River

Toum Tiou – the first Luxury river cruise lines on the Mekong River – source: internet

The Toum Tiou was designed in keeping with the local style – fully-paneled in wood with comfort and beauty. Modestly sized, the low draft of Tom Tiou takes passengers to the remotest and the smallest of local villages and to gently hug the water line, affording exceptional views of Vietnamese and Cambodian, charming fauna and flora – less touched by tourism. Toum Tiou was custom constructed for customers’ safety, comfort, intimacy and privacy. Toum Tiou features 10 cozy double cabins; all of which are air-conditioned with a private lounge area, en suite bathroom with hot / cold private shower, hi-fi system; a panoramic viewing space to the front, a half-covered bar-restaurant to the rear and a roof patio.

Toum Tiou’s construction

Toum Tiou II Saigon via Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Toum Tiou II Saigon via Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – source: internet

This Cambodian traditional styled locally constructed boat is a freighter covered with metal and has the capacity of up to 150 tons, with two huge but low-ceiling decks so as to maximize the space of storage. Like the other boats of this kind, Tom Tiou goes up and down the Mekong and the Tonle Sap, stopping at My Tho, Cai Be, Chau Doc, Vinh Long, Kratie, Stung Treng, Kompong Cham and Siem Reap. In order to retain its slightly curved and elegant lines, the Tom Tious stays as close as it could to the original line of the boat. Cambodia tour packages

The Toum Tiou is 6.5 meters in width in the middle and 38 meters in length. Among 10 rooms on boat (3.3 m x 2.5 m) are 4 on the first deck and 6 on the second deck, all are air-conditioned and feature a bathroom (2.5 m x 1.4 m) including sink, shower and toilet. The water guests use on board is taken right from the river, going through a powerful system of filtration and chlorinated in the very last step of the treatment.

From Saigon to Siem Reap on the Toum Tiou

From Saigon to Siem Reap on the Toum Tiou – source: internet

A library-reading room has been installed on the lower deck with the aim of making the best possible use of the common areas from the standpoint of both variety and size. There is also a restaurant to the rear anda half-covered sundeck on top and a covered space at the front of the middle deck.

Some destinations that Tom Tiou will take you to

My Tho – the Mekong Delta Vietnam

Sitting on the northern bank of the Mekong River, My Tho – the provincial capital of Tien Giang has a lot of offshore islands that can be easily explored on small tours. If having enough time, you should take time to visit Dong Tam snake farm, Vinh Trang Pagoda, Tien Giang Museum, etc.

Ben Tre

Ben Tre

Ben Tre – source: internet

85 km South of Ho Chi Minh City in the Mekong River Delta, the seaside of Ben Tre Province is 60 km of the Southern Vietnam’s most charming scenery, with an abundance of gorgeous opportunities for the curious travelers.

Vinh Long

Located approximately 135 km southwest of Saigon, Vinh Long is a perfect place for the growing of many exotic and delicious tropical fruits, including the pungently fragrant durian, the spikey rambutan and the strange-looking mangosteen.

Kampong Cham

Being the third largest city in Cambodia, Kampong Cham, with its location right on the Mekong River and relatively close proximity to Vietnam and Phnom Penh (123km), has always been an important transportation and trade hub. With the bustling morning river scene and wide boulevard streets beside the river, the town itself is quaint and charming.

Siem Reap

Siem Reaps

Siem Reaps – source: internet

Set along the Siem Reap River, the small provincial capital of Siem Reap is widely famous for being the gateway to Angkor Wat, the millennium-old temple complex ruins of the Khmer Empire. Boasting hundreds of stunning sightseeing opportunities such as verdant parks, traditional markets, cultural performances, unique museums and well-preserved colonial buildings, it is the major tourist hub in Cambodia.

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