Updated March 29, 2017 Mekong River Cruise No Single Supplement: From $1560 Mekong-Prices vary with dates/number of days selected Itineraries may vary. Follow the link for more information. From US and Canada, call 855-255-1200 and from abroad +1-310-751-1082.
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Premier River Cruises
In 2003, Pandaw River Cruises’ ship Mekong Pandaw was the first ship to attempt this extraordinary journey, surmounting complex bureaucratic and navigational obstacles. Pandaw now has five ships plying this amazing waterway.
There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.
PANDAW RIVER CRUISES
8 Days | Classic Mekong
SIEM REAP TO SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh City)
Day 1 | Siem Reap. Passengers will transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to Kampong Cham. A packed lunch will be provided on the coach and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way.
Day 2 | Kampong Cham. Passengers will visit the hilltop temple of Wat Hanchey in the morning. In the afternoon, travel by bus to visit the Twin Holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey (Man and Woman Hill). Continuation to the ecotourism village of Choeungkok supported by the French-Cambodian Ngo Amica.
Day 3 | Tonle River. Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang by either coach or the ship depending on water levels. Beyond Kampong Chhnang travel by the Pandaw Explorer to discover the vast wetlands around the mouth of the river. Here many fishtraps may be seen.
Day 4 | Phnom Penh. Optional visits include the Killing Fields and a Khmer Rouge detention center.
Day 5 | Cruising the Mekong. Cruising. Crossing the border into Vietnam.
Day 6 | Chau Doc. You will visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm. Afterwards you will tour Chau Doc in a trishaw.
Day 7 | Sa Dec. After Sampanboaing the morning passengers will take an exciting Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long along canals and backwaters. Passengers will visit Sa Dec and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist. At Cai Be, we will cruise through its colourful floating market which takes place daily in front of the catholic church.
Day 8 | My Tho. Travel to by boat and then connect by motorcoach for Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”)/End of Cruise.
For more information on this Mekong River Cruise No Single Supplement, please follow the link. From US and Canada, call 855-255-1200 and from abroad +1-310-751-1082.