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Indochine II

A fabulous French-colonial style ship complete with swimming pool and spa sailing the lower Mekong.

Overview

Built in 2017, Indochine II is a French-colonial-style ship, characterized by exotic wood paneling and outfitted with 31 cabins, an onboard swimming pool, and a spa. This 213ft riverboat promises charm, comfort, and elegance as well as authentic adventures while cruising the Mekong River between classified sites, witnessing centuries-old traditions, and enjoying the culinary delights of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Life On Board

The boat’s sleek exterior is low and wide with large windows throughout. Oozing style, her outer decks and interior floors feature rich, local hardwoods and a graceful, curved staircase rises from the center of the ship.

The panoramic lounge on the Sun Deck provides expansive views, as well as nooks for quiet conversation. A bar is tucked into one corner, where cocktails, beer, wine, and espresso drinks are served. Elsewhere, a mix of built-in sofas and comfy armchairs face the windows on either side of the ship. Outside on the adjoining Sun Deck, there’s a second small bar, and conversational groupings of tables, chairs and sofas, including some sheltered by a sunshade.

There are plenty of loungers including some double beach beds and swinging basket chairs. The swimming pool measures 10ft x 56ft and provides a cool respite from the tropical heat. For a little more indulgence, there is a small spa room on the Upper Deck with a pair of massage tables where two onboard therapists offer traditional Thai and Khmer massage, foot massages, and facials.

The restaurant is an airy light-filled space on the Main Deck, with large picture windows that allow you to fully enjoy the passing views whilst dining. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style while dinner presents soup and an appetizer, and an order-off-the-menu choice of three entrees featuring Western, Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisines. Dietary preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.

Entertainment & Excursions

Awaken the senses with a morning tai chi session conducted on the Sun Deck, before you begin the day’s activities. Shore excursions range from a tour of Angkor Wat to a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Off-the-beaten-track excursions include visiting a Vietnamese bee farm, a Cambodian pottery village, and a local school. Bicycles are also available for you to explore and gently exercise.

Your informative guides are local, and an English-speaking interpreter is guaranteed, regardless of the number of English-speaking passengers onboard. Whilst navigating, some of them will deliver onboard talks about the past and present of Vietnam and Cambodia, while classic Khmer dance performances are featured when the boat is in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Perfect for couples and groups of friends, the RV Indochine II cruises the Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City on 11-day itineraries from August to April.

Itineraries & Prices

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11-Day UP
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11 Day - Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor (Upstream)

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Program depending on your time of arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. Program as follow if your flight lands beetween 6am and 11am:

Built by the French in 1859, at the beginning of the colonial era, Ho Chi Minh City has retained some of its French atmosphere which characterises it. We will tour the city: Reunification palace, Notre Dame cathedral and Central Post office. Lunch in a local restaurant between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m..

PM: We’ll visit Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city, including its hectic market. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail, have dinner and spend the night on board.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 1 - Sundeck
Location
Ho Chi Minh City
Day
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Cu Chi Tunnels

AM: We’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches.

PM: Lunch will be served on board. Visit the Museum of Vietnamese History. We’ll then set out to cross the very narrow Cho Gao Canal. Night on board.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 2 - Pool on Top Deck
Location
Ho Chi Minh City
Day
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Cho Gao, My Tho & Sa Dec

AM: We continue our cruise to My Tho along the magnificent Chao Gao Canal. Visit of a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit.

PM: After lunch, we’ll discover a brick and pottery factory as well as a traditional factory producing puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers used to make nems, and rice alcohol. Night on board.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 3 - Restaurant
Location
Mekong Delta
Day
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Sa Dec, Chau Doc

AM: Visit of Sa Dec and discovery of the local market and visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on.

PM: We’ll return on board our ship and have lunch. Sailing towards Cambodia. Night on board.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 4 - Sunset
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Chau Doc, Phnom Penh

AM: Breakfast on board. Located on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous city of Chau Doc has developed around fish and fish farming. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda.

PM: Lunch on board. Arrival in the evening in Phnom Penh. Dinner on board. We'll remain in port overnight.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 5 - Breakfast
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Phnom Penh

AM: We’ll enjoy 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.

PM: After lunch in town, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at the market. As we get back on board, we will enjoy an Apsara dance show. Dinner and overnight on board, in the port of Phnom Penh. Free evening.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 6 - Bar
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Koh Chen, Kampong Tralach & Kampong Chhnang

AM: Visit of Koh Chen, a small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work.

PM: After lunch, we will visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 7 - Staff
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Tonle Lake

AM: Visit of Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Here they also have many fish farms. The region is best known for its fine traditional pottery which is a major source of revenue for the entire country. Tasting of some local products.

PM: Lunch, then continue our cruise to lake Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in southeast Asia which forms the heart of the hydraulic system of the Mekong. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight. Our ship will remain anchored overnight.

Note on crossing Tonle Sap Lake: During the high-water season, usually from August to the end of November, the crossing will be done on your ship. In the low-water season, from December to February, the crossing will be done on high-speed boats (approximately 4 hours). In the very low-water season, from approximately February to April, the transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen to join your ship will be done in an air-conditioned coach (approximately 5 hours).

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 8 - Lounge
Location
Tonle Sap River
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: We spend the morning cruising. Disembarkation, and lunch.

PM: Visit of the famous temple of Angkor Wat, a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. This is the most famous and most imposing of all the monuments in Angkor. Enjoy a stroll through the Angkor Night Market. Dinner and overnight in hotel (Accommodations will be at either a 4-star or 5-star hotel according to the cruise you choose).

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 9 - Sailing along the Mekong
Location
Siem Reap
Day
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Siem Reap

AM: Visit of the temple at Ta Prohm. Today nature has taken over the site and the result is stunning: trees spring out from the temple buildings and thick roots now cover the temple.

PM: This afternoon we explore Angkor Thom, have a wander in the heart of the ancient Royal palace where the sanctuary of Phimeanakas is located, then we visit the terrace of the Elephants and the terrace of the Leper King. Lunch. Visit of the temple at Banteay Srei, which means "the citadel of women”. Dinner. Then, enjoy a show with Phare, the Cambodian circus. Overnight in the hotel.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 10 - Sunbeds
Location
Siem Reap
Day
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Siem Reap

AM: Visit of the "Senteurs d'Angkor” (or perfume workshop), where they make candles, soaps and prepare spices. Afterwards, we visit the workshops of the "Artisans d'Angkor”, where young Cambodians are trained in the art of traditional wood carving and stonework based on long-standing Khmer craftwork traditions.

PM: Lunch in the hotel. We’ll bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Indochine ll's Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor - Day 11 - Salon Bar
Location
Siem Reap
Day
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11 Day - Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta (Downstream)

itinerary map

Siem Reap

Your program will begin according to your time of arrival in Siem Reap. If your flight arrives between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., your program will be: Accommodations will be at either a 4-star or 5-star hotel according to the cruise you choose. Lunch will be served at the hotel between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and you’ll be able to check into your room at 2 p.m.

PM: This afternoon, we’ll visit the Senteurs d'Angkor: a diverse collection of silk and carvings, as well as a superb range of traditional beauty products and spices, all made locally. We’ll also visit Artisans Angkor, which states its goal as "the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient Cambodian arts & crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas." Enjoy a stroll through the Angkor Night Market. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.


Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 1 - Sailing
Location
Siem Reap
Day
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Siem Reap

AM: We’ll explore Angkor Thom, the monumental temple of Bayon—famous for its towers and 172 faces of Avalokitesvara, and Ta Prohm.

PM: After lunch in town, we’ll leave for a visit of Banteay Srei. This evening, we’ll have dinner in a restaurant in town before ending the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spending the night at the hotel.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 2 - Pool on Top Deck
Location
Siem Reap
Day
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Embarkation

AM: We'll visit the Angkor Wat temple:  the epitome of Khmer architectural art. It is the largest religious monument in the world and an architectural masterpiece. Lunch will be served at the hotel.

PM: In the early afternoon, you’ll be transferred from the hotel to the ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 3 - Balcony on Upper Deck
Location
Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake
Day
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Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Chhnang & Kampong Tralach

AM: Enjoy breakfast as we cruise across the lake.

PM: After lunch, we’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. 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. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Note on crossing Tonle Sap Lake: During the high-water season, usually from August to the end of November, the crossing will be done on your ship. In the low-water season, from December to February, the crossing will be done on high-speed boats (approximately 4 hours). In the very low-water season, from approximately February to April, the transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen to join your ship will be done in an air-conditioned coach (approximately 5 hours).

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 4 - Sundeck
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Kampong Tralach, Koh Chen & Phnom Penh

AM: We will set out to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda we need to cross the village of Kampong Tralach in ox carts, moving along a small road that runs perpendicular to the river in the middle of magnificent rice fields.

PM: After lunch, we'll arrive in Koh Chen. You can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. After returning on board, we'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Phnom Penh, arriving in the early evening. Enjoy a brief tour of the area by "tuk-tuk," the easiest way to get around the city. We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music and have dinner.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 5 - Onboard Indochine II
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Phnom Penh

AM: We’ll enjoy 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.

PM: After lunch in town, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at the market. We'll return on board for dinner in the evening and start sailing towards Vietnam.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 6 - Sunbeds
Location
Mekong River
Day
6 / 11

Chau Doc, Sa Dec

AM: Located on the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, the prosperous city of Chau Doc has developed around fish and fish farming. We’ll pay a visit to the Ba Chua Xu Temple and the Tay An Pagoda.

PM: Once we are back on board, we’ll begin to cruise toward Sa Dec. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 7 - Boat at Night
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Sa Dec, Vinh Long & Cai Be

AM: Once we arrive in Sa Dec, discover the local market and visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on.

PM: We’ll have lunch on board and cruise to Vinh Long. We’ll set out in smaller boats and travel through canals and orchards before arriving in Cai Be. We’ll discover a brick and pottery factory as well as a traditional factory producing puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers used to make nems, and rice alcohol. We’ll return on board our ship and begin to cruise. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 8 - Bar
Location
Mekong River
Day
8 / 11

My Tho, Ho Chi Minh City

AM: We'll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We'll then take a ride in small sampans along the canal lined with mangrove palms.

PM: Lunch will be served on board. We’ll then set out to cross the very narrow Chao Gao Canal, heading for Ho Chi Minh City. We’ll have dinner and remain in port overnight.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 9 - Spa
Location
Mekong River
Day
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Ho Chi Minh City

AM: Ho Chi Minh City was heavily influenced by French colonialism in the 19th century. We’ll enjoy a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office, and visit the Museum of Vietnamese History.

PM: Lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon, we’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches. After our excursion, we'll return onboard our ship. Tonight we’ll have our farewell cocktail and dinner. We'll remain in port overnight.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 10 - Restaurant
Location
Ho Chi Minh City
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. We’ll spend the morning visiting Cholon, the Chinese-influenced section of the city, including its hectic market.

PM: After lunch in town, we’ll bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.

Indochine ll's Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta - Day 11 - Buffet
Location
Ho Chi Minh City
Day
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Salon
Buffet
Pool Deck
Indoor Lounge
Lounge
Pool Deck
Pool
Restaurant
Bar
Sofas on the deck
Sun beds on the deck
Sitting area on the deck
Sofas onboard
Lunch buffet style onboard
Tables by the pool onboard
Indoor Lounge onboard
Sitting table onbaord
Pool and the sun beds
Partially open pool onboard
Restaurant onbaord
Bar tender

Suites & Cabins

Indochine ll - Main Deck Cabin
8 Cabins

Main Deck Cabin

Guests
2
Size
22.5 sq m / 242 sq ft
Beds
Queen or Twin Beds

There are eight cabins located on the Main Deck, each measuring 242 square feet, each having a 4 sq. m. / 43 sq. ft. balcony furnished with a small table and two chairs. All cabins are exterior-facing and fitted with two low beds that can be joined together. There's generous overhead lighting, plus two built-in bedside lights and a desk lamp, ample storage space, a TV, desk, and a private bathroom with a shower. Other amenities include air-conditioning, a safe, bathrobes, a hairdryer, toiletries, and onboard Wi-Fi.

Indochine ll - Upper Deck Cabin
19 Cabins

Upper Deck Cabin

Guests
2
Size
22.5 sq m / 242 sq ft
Beds
Queen or Twin Beds

Of the 23 Upper Deck cabins, 19 are the same as those on the Main Deck, but have the privilege of an elevated view. As such, each still measure 242 square feet, and also have a 4 sq. m. / 43 sq. ft. balcony furnished with a small table and two chairs. Again cabins are exterior-facing and fitted with two low beds that can be joined together to form a Queen, and have comparable amenities and furniture therein.

Indochine ll - Upper Deck Cabin with Terrace
4 Cabins

Terrace Cabin

Guests
2
Size
22.5 sq m / 242 sq ft
Beds
Queen or Twin Beds

The remaining four cabins on the Upper Deck are the aptly named Terrace Cabins. Positioned at either end of the vessel, they have exclusive access to their own private terraces, larger than the other cabins' balconies at 6 sq. m. / 65 sq. ft., overlooking the bow or the stern. Similarly beds can be arranged as twin or queen configurations, and the facilities are equal to the other cabins.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Massage room
  • WIFI available
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hot showers
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details