so its the year of the fire horse tomorrow, and chinese new year’s eve. phnom penh is very quiet with many businesses and shops closed and very little traffic on the roads.
many shops have set up their offerings for luck in their forecourts, this one staight across from our hotel, not sure its so lucky for the poor piggy!
its our last night here before heading off on a 3 day boat and car trip to Ho Chi Minh city in vietnam. this is our itinerary,
Day 1: 31 JAN 2014 – Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by Speedboat.
11h00 – 11h30 Our guide & car will pick up from your hotel & transfer to Phnom Penh border get speedboat to Chau Doc – Vietnam. On arrival take a walk to your Hotel.
Accommodation: Trung Nguyen Hotel
Day 2: 1 FEB 2014 – Long Xuyen – Sadec – Caibe
07h30 Our Private Car will pick up & transfer to Can Tho. 12h00pm boarding Le Cochinchine boat -11h00 – 11:30am: arrive Long Xuyen, visit a crocodile farm in Mekong, then our small boat pick up and boat trip to see Long Xuyen floating villages & Ong Ho island (Cu Lao Ong Ho – Museum of the 2nd President of the Vietnam), bike ride on the footpaths of the countryside of Ong Ho island to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people’s activities and the small arroyos on the island. Visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river .
-12:30pm – 01:00pm: boarding on Le Cochinchine/Mekong Emotion boat in Long Xuyen, welcome drink and check in cabin.
-Lunch on board. Then cruise to Sa Dec. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, picturesque boats ballet and ferry crossings over Mekong River branches, wild life on the banks, and the magnificent sunset on the river.
-Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.
Accommodation: Le Cochinchine Cruise
More details cruise at: http://www.toursmekong.com/lecochinchine-cruise-phnompenh-to-saigon.html
Meals: B / L / D
Day 2: 2 FEB 2014 – Cai Be – Saigon
-In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board.
-After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
-Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes more than 40 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10.000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities.
-12:00pm: Boat transfer to Cai Be harbor then disembark and route for Saigon by shuttle bus.