Renowned cruise operator CF Mekong River Cruises (CFM) has set the stage for an extraordinary travel experience by launching its highly anticipated 2023/24 New Discovery Program. As the leading pioneer in European river cruising, CFM brings its wealth of expertise to the mesmerizing waterways of Vietnam and Cambodia, delighting travellers with an exceptional nine-day/eight-night tour. Embarking on the luxurious 14-cabin teak riverboat, Toum Tiou 2 (TT2), passengers are promised a voyage brimming with enchantment, adventure, and unforgettable memories.
With pricing starting at an enticing US$1,825 (A$2,799) per person, CFM’s New Discovery Program offers exceptional value for those seeking an immersive journey from May to September. For those planning this extraordinary adventure between November and March, the price rises to US$2,281.50 ($3,495) per person. Accommodations in the Lower Deck cabins are double/twin share, while Upper Deck berths are available for an additional approximate cost of US$110 (A$150). The package is all-inclusive, encompassing delectable meals, engaging on-land tours, English-speaking guides, and WiFi connectivity throughout the voyage.
The TT2 New Discovery itinerary has been meticulously curated to cater to diverse interests and preferences, offering a range of activities suitable for all ages. Passengers can partake in light-adventure walking tours, invigorating biking excursions, thrilling kayaking expeditions, enchanting sampan, rowing boats, and motorboat experiences. For those seeking a dash of adrenaline, optional Vespa tours are available, providing an exhilarating exploration of the region’s vibrant culture. Expert guides accompany guests throughout the journey, ensuring a seamless and immersive experience.
The itinerary also includes visits to traditional villages, the unspoiled Tra Su Forest, Udong Hill, and the bustling metropolises of Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. Passengers will witness the rich heritage, picturesque landscapes, and captivating local customs that make this region unique. CFM’s commitment to creating an authentic and intimate experience is evident aboard the TT2 riverboat, accommodating a maximum of 28 passengers. Crafted with a blend of teak and a sturdy steel hull, the vessel exudes an old-world charm, providing passengers with privacy, comfort, and safety throughout their voyage.
Delightful features of the TT2 include air-conditioned double cabins with private en-suite bathrooms, spacious lounge areas, scenic viewing spots, and well-appointed bar restaurants. The boutique-sized vessel elegantly blends the romance of a bygone era with modern conveniences, ensuring an unforgettable journey along the Mekong River. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Khmer and Vietnamese river communities as you glide gently along the river line, basking in the untouched beauty of the region’s people, flora, and fauna.
Having pioneered Mekong River cruises since 2002, CFM has garnered an esteemed reputation for delivering unparalleled experiences. Bookings for the New Discovery Program are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so travellers are encouraged to secure their spots promptly. For more information and to embark on this extraordinary journey, visit CF Mekong River Cruises’ official website at www.cfmekong.com.