Actually, Chau Doc – Phnom Penh itself is a journey done by an enjoyable boat trip up the Mekong River. In general, traveling from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by boat is usually a much more expensive means of transportation than the bus. However, it does involve the feeling of being in the open air which is often unbeatable in Southeast Asia and some spectacular scenery through the Mekong Delta. From simple fast boats to luxury 3 day itineraries which allow you to take in sights and attractions while being aboard an upmarket boat, staying in riverside hotels along the way, there are many things for you to enjoy. mekong delta cruises
Among many ways to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia, one of the best choices is by Mekong express boat. A place you must put in your holiday in Vietnam is the Mekong Delta with colorful market and friendly people. Deeply discovering the impressively mysterious landscape and taking an express boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, what’s an awesome combination! These kinds of the Mekong Delta tours connecting to Phnom Penh require at least 3 days.
Hang Chau and Blue Cruise are the two boat companies operating the route from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. The duration to cover the distance of 130km from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh is about 5 hours (including the immigration procedure at the border). The express boat will cruise to the Tone Le Sap River in Phnom Penh City through Bassac River in Vietnam. Indeed, it is such a stunning way to travel from Vietnam to Cambodia or vice-versa along the great Mekong River. phnom penh to ho chi minh by boat
Hang Chau Speed Boat
Considered as the pioneer operating the route from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, Hang Chau Speed Boat runs small boats from 15 to 30 seats. All boats are fully equipped with life-jackets, toilet and a resting area for photo taking and sight-seeing, etc. Nevertheless, Hang Chau speed boats are not really professional ones with high quality services.
Pick up/Ending point:
- In Chau Doc: Con Tien Floating Restaurant: Address: Zone 5, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province, Vietnam.
- In Phnom Penh: International Port: Address: No 103 Sisowath Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Blue Cruise Express Boat
- Blue Cruise Express Boat- source: internet
Distance: 130 km
- Duration: 4.5 hours
- Price: US$ $55/person
- Optional Package: US$ 55 + (US$ 24 VISA & service fee)
- Departure Time: 07 AM
- Arrival Time: 11:30 AM
For this route from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, Blue Cruise Express Boat seems to be a much more professional express company. Blue Cruise owns a fleet of 6 express boats whose sizes range from 16 to 40 seats with pretty high quality services and full equipment such as: comfortable soft chair, toilet and life-jacket, etc.
Bluecruiser boat departs at 7:00 AM from Victoria Hotel or Pier Café Boat Dock on Hau River to Vinh Xuong border gate. The total running time is 4 .5 hours. Guests will make complete entry procedures at Vinh Xuong and then go to Phnom Penh International Port on the Tone Le Sap River. Finishing traveling, you can obtain visa (e-Visa is not accepted) at the border. Expect Visa Fee and Service Fee to be $34 USD and boat crew will handle the entry process.
Pick up/Ending point:
- In Chau Doc: Chau Doc Victoria Hotel Pier or Pier Café (inside Chau Doc Victoria Hotel) on Hau River. Address: No 1 Le Loi Street, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province, Vietnam.
- In Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh International Port. Address: No 103 Sisowath Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
You can easily get visa on arrival at Cambodia customs with the rate of US$25 if you choose to take the express boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. Since Vietnam visa on arrival is only applied for entering by plane at international airport, you need to get Vietnam visa at embassy before boarding if you take the express boat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc.
- In Vietnam: Vinh Xuong border.
In Cambodia: Khoorm Som Nor border
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