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Pandaw Mekong Cruise: Saigon – Phnom Penh
ON REQUEST
ATA-MKC-PD1 4 days / 5 days

One of Mekong cruises have schedules between Sai Gon (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia).

A Pandaw river expedition on the Mekong delta is not like an ocean going cruise. The atmosphere on board is very friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship.

Introduction

DETAIL:

  • Build 2003 in Yangon, refit 2013
  • Length: 200ft / 60m
  • Beam: 36ft / 11m
  • Draught: 4ft / 1.5m
  • Berths: 48 pax

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 18 upper deck, 6 main deck staterooms
  • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space
  • New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • Central AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

PUBLIC SPACES

  • Guest relation desk
  • Largest public space to passenger ratio of any cruise ship in the world
  • Shop, supporting fair trade
  • Lecture and meeting room with oversized flat screen TV, LSD projector and sound system
  • Art gallery featuring local art and artists
  • Library with contemporary and classic literature
  • Wireless internet in all public areas

Itinerary

4 DAYS: SAIGON - PHNOM PENH Upstream

DayActivitiesLocation
1

SAI GON – MY THO (D)

Morning transfer from Saigon to embark on your Pandaw vessel in time for welcome drinks, a briefing and lunch. Sail across the vast Mekong Delta.

Your guide will collect your passports at the meeting point so we can arrange the immigration formalities.

Transfer from the Inter Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Saigon to the port of My Tho by coach to embark cruise.

My Tho
2

SA DEC (B/L/D)

Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine.

Sa Dec
3

CHAU DOC (B,L,D)

Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take off on one of our mountain bikes. The local market is great and the Catholic Church well worth a visit. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Chau Doc
4

PHNOM PENH (B)

Disembark in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, after breakfast.

Please note: Our crew will hand out your passports after the immigration formalities at 10.00am. Please let us know if you plan to leave the ship earlier due to flight connections.

Disembark in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, at the International Passenger Pier at Sisowath Quay, next to Titanic Restaurant.

Phnom Penh

5 DAYS: PHNOM PENH - SAI GON Downstream

DayActivitiesLocation
1

PHNOM PENH

Embark the ship by lunchtime. Afternoon and evening at leisure to discover the city on your own.

Registration Details
The check-in time should be no later than 12.00 noon, as we need your passport to process the immigration formalities for the border crossing. Please hand out your passports to our crew at embarkation.

The ship is moored at the tourist jetty at Sisowath Quay, walking distance from the Royal Palace.

Phnom Penh
2

TONLE RIVER (B/L/D)

Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.

Tonle River
3

VIETNAM BOARDER (B/L/D)

Sail for the border and formalities and then continue to Tan Chau for the evening.

Tan Chau
4

CHAU DOC (B/L/D)

Morning either visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take off on one of our mountain bikes. The local market is great and the Catholic Church well worth a visit. Afternoon Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was immortalized in the film L’Indochine.

Moor overnight at Cai Be.

Cai Be, Vinh Long
5

MY THO TO SAIGON (B)

Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where passengers disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon late morning at around 10.30am.

Disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to the Inter Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel, arriving late morning at around 10.30am.

Saigon

Tour details

TRIP INCLUDED

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
  • Transfers from meeting point in Saigon to ship or v.v.

TRIP EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges.
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.
  • No transfers in Phnom Penh, ship docks in city center at Sisowath Quay.

ATTENTION

What to bring: Original passport, sun glasses, some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses

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