Pandaw Cruises HCMC-Siem Reap 8 days

RIVER CRUISES

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FROM JULY - MARCH
HIGH SEASON: FROM OCTOBER - MARCH

CRUISES

UPSTREAM
HCMC - PHNOM PENH

Classic Mekong
Upstream HCMC-Siem Reap on Pandaw Cruise 8 days
New and exclusive upgraded itinerary – now visiting Kratie and the Mekong dolphins. No other river cruise operators goes there!

  • Destinations: Vietnam – Cambodia
  • Trip type: Cruises
  • Duration: 8 days 7 nights
  • Sightseeings: HCMC-Cai Be-Chau Doc-Tonle river-Kam Pong Cham-Phnom Penh-Siem Reap
  • Trip starting: Upstream from HCMC to Siem Reap

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.

2,340 USD per person

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2,580 USD per person

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Day 1: HCMC - My Tho Embarkation | Meal: L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Morning transfer to the port, embarking the RV Mekong Pandaw 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.

Please note: Between mid of February and end of March we are expecting low water levels. Alternate itinerary and excursions will apply should we not be able to reach Kratie and the river dolphins.

Registration Details
INTERCONTINENTAL ASIANA SAIGON HOTEL
Registration is at 10.30am
Purple Jade Bar (Level One)
39 Le Duan, Ben Nghe., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 3520 9999

Day 2: Sadec | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 3: Chau Doc | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 4: Phnom Penh | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 5: Tonle river | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 6: Kratie | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 7: The Dolphin Grounds | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

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.

Day 8: Disembarkation - Siem Reap | Meal: B

Early morning coach transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon ( approx. 13.30pm).

RV ANGKOR PANDAW
Sister to the Katha and from the same yard delivered in 2013, the only difference with the Katha is an enclosed air conditioned dining room insisted on by an American charterer. Originally on the Mekong in 2015 we transferred her to the Red River in North Vietnam. In fact the enclosed dining room has proved useful as it can be cold up there in winter.

  • Build 2012 in Saigon
  • Length: 138.61ft / 42.25m
  • Beam: 28.50ft / 8.70m
  • Draught: 3ft / 90cm
  • Berths: 32 pax

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards (VIRES)
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Fire fighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty
  • Certified hygiene standards for all areas (Johnson & Diversey)

RV ANGKOR PANDAW
Sister to the Katha and from the same yard delivered in 2013, the only difference with the Katha is an enclosed air conditioned dining room insisted on by an American charterer. Originally on the Mekong in 2015 we transferred her to the Red River in North Vietnam. In fact the enclosed dining room has proved useful as it can be cold up there in winter.

  • Build 2012 in Saigon
  • Length: 138.61ft / 42.25m
  • Beam: 28.50ft / 8.70m
  • Draught: 3ft / 90cm
  • Berths: 32 pax

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards (VIRES)
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Fire fighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty
  • Certified hygiene standards for all areas (Johnson & Diversey)
  • 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 between ports of embarkation and Hanoi International Airport at the start and end of the voyage.
  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • 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.

``Now back in the midst of a Sydney winter, I'm reminiscing fondly about my cruising days, and planning my next Pandaw itinerary. This time though, I won't get away without my husband, now that he's seen the photos and heard the stories!``

Lex Lees | Australia | Oct 2016

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