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Pandaw Mekong Cruise: Saigon – Siem Reap
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ATA-MKC-PD2 8 days

One of Mekong cruises have schedules between Sai Gon (Vietnam) to Siem Reap (Cambodia) on 8 days

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

8 DAYS: SAIGON - SIEM REAP Upstream

DayActivitiesLocation
1

MY THO (L)

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 to the port, embarking 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, Huyn 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 one of our mountain bikes and explore teh local market or the Catholic Church. 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/L/D)

Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre.

Phnom Penh
5

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
6

KRATIE (B/L/D)

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.

Kratie
7

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.

Kampong Cham
8

SIEM REAP (B)

Early morning coach transfer to Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon.

Siem Reap

8 DAYS: SIEM REAP- SAI GON Downstream

DayActivitiesLocation
1

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 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.

Siem Reap
2

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.

KRATIE
3

PREK KDAM (B/L/D)

Sailing down river we stop at the very curious Monkey Temple, Wat Hanchey and Angkor Ban.

PREK KDAM
4

PHNOM PENH  (B/L/D)

Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre

Phnom Penh
5

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
6

VIETNAM BORDER  (B/L/D)

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

Please note border crossing will take place on Day 5 during low water (for visa purposes).

Tan Chau
7

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 one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market and the Catholic Church. 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 imortalised in the film L’Indochine. Moor overnight at Cai Be.

Cai Be
8

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 late morning at around 10.30am.

Early morning coach transfer to the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel, arriving 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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