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. This journey combine the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap with Cambodia’s bustling capital city Phnom Penh with this expeditions on the Tonle and Mekong Rivers.
- Build 2003 in Yangon, refit 2013
- Length: 200ft / 60m
- Beam: 36ft / 11m
- Draught: 4ft / 1.5m
- Berths: 48 pax
- 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
- Multi-configuration plugs
- Generous closet space and under-bed storage
- Hair dryer
- Daily nightly turndown service
- 24h laundry service
- Complimentary evening canapés
- 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
5 DAYS: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP Upstream
PLEASE NOTE: We are experiencing low water levels which will continue until April. If we are unable to reach Kratie to see the river dolphins a revised itinerary will be offered with an exciting variety of excursions.
Passengers embark the ship in the afternoon. Passengers spend the afternoon at leisure and dinner is served on board.
Passengers can embark the ship between 14.00 and 18.30. The ship will be moored at the tourist jetty, Sisowath Quay, near the Royal Palace.
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.
Morning walk at Angkor Ban and after an all day sail through delightful Cambodian countryside we reach charming French colonial town of Kratie in the evening. No other river ships get this high but thanks to the Mekong Pandaw’s shallow draft we can attempt it.
THE DOLPHIN GROUNDS (B/L/D)
From Kratie we go further upstream using a local bus to view the dolphin grounds in a national park protected area. In the afternoon on our return downstream we stop at a curious shrine known as the Monkey Temple on the way to moor overnight near Kampong Cham.
SIEM REAP (B)
Early morning transfer to Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon.
4 DAYS: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH Downstream
SIEM REAP (L/D)
PLEASE NOTE: We may experience low water levels between January and April. If we are unable to reach Kratie to see the river dolphins a revised itinerary will be offered with an exciting variety of excursions.
Morning transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to your Pandaw moored at Kampong Cham. A packed lunch will be provided on the coach and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Once on board we will set sail upstream to moor overnight at Cchlong.
Your guide or purser will collect your passports at the meeting point so we can arrange the immigration formalities.
We will transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to Kampong Cham. Transfer by coach to Kampong Cham to board ship takes approx 5 hours.
KRATIE AND THE DOLPHIN GROUNDS (B/L/D)
Sail through the morning to reach Kratie, a charming French colonial river port, and after lunch visit the dolphin grounds travelling further upstream by local bus.
PREK KDAM (B/L/D)
Sailing down river we stop at the very curious Monkey Temple, Wat Hanchey and Angkor Ban
PHNOM PENH (B)
After a full buffet breakfast, we will disembark in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.
- 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.
- International flights
- Port dues (if levied)
- 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.
What to bring: Original passport, sun glasses, some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
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