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Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river - 20% discount

  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
  • Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river
    Pandaw Cruises - 8 Days Holiday along Mekong river

Tour Description

Bringing your luxury journey with Pandaw cruises, discover Vietnam and Cambodia along Mekong river with Cyclo Travel Vietnam. Book it today to get the best deals from us !

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Pandaw Cruises have five luxury river cruise ships. The RV Pandaw is a beautifully handcrafted ship specifically designed to navigate even the most remote areas of the Mekong River. Built in 2008, RV Pandaw accommodates 60 guests and offers a river view from every stateroom with large windows and personal deck space, and an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere with attentive, English-speaking crew. Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of the RV Pandaw.

Ship Features
30 comfortable outside staterooms
All staterooms are outside with a river view
Staterooms on Upper and Middle decks have large windows that open
Private bathroom with shower
Safe and hair dryer
Air conditioning
Bottled water replenished daily
Sun deck with shaded sitting
Restaurant with panoramic views
Bar
Colonial décor featuring handcrafted teak and brass finishings
Small library and onboard boutique
Attentive English-speaking staff
Laundry service
Voltage: 220V

Day 1  Saigon – My Tho – Cai Be

Transfer from the Renaissance Riverside Hotel in Saigon to the port of My Tho by coach to embark cruise.

Day 2  Cai Be – Sa Dec

In the morning passengers will visit Cai Be and its colourful floating market. In the afternoon take an exciting 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.

Day 3  Chau Doc – Border Crossing

Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Day 4  Phnom Penh

Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and 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 (www.cyclo.org.uk).
In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.

Day 5  Tonle River – Kampong Chhnang

Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang either by ship or by coach 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 6  Kampong Cham – Mekong River

We stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk-weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Day 7  Kampong Cham Area

Passengers 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 Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica.

Day 8  Transfer to Siem Reap

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 in Siem Reap mid afternoon.

Day 1  Siem Reap – Kampong Cham

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 Area

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 Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica.

Day 3  Tonle River – Kampong Chhnang

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

Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and 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 (www.cyclo.org.uk).
In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.

Day 5  Cruising the Mekong – Border Crossing

We spend the day cruising in the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route for the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities.

Day 6  Chau Doc

Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc.

Day 7  Sa Dec – Cai Be

In 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 – Saigon

Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where passengers disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Arrive at the hotel late morning.

Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage (In Saigon: Renaissance Riverside Hotel / In Siem Reap: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa).

Excludes: International flights, port dues, airport transfers, laundry, all visa costs, imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.

River Conditions Warning!

The rivers you will sail on are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level, in some places as much as 30 metres. Water levels can change dramatically overnight and a sudden rise can impede our progress upstream considerably and even prevent us from passing under certain bridges. A sudden fall can result in our being unable to get into certain places or go as far upstream as we would hope. Groundings on sandbars are not infrequent and are part of the excitement of any Pandaw expedition. Published itineraries are indicational only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.  Passengers are thus forewarned and expected to be flexible and patient. River cruising in Asia can be a dramatic and adventurous experience – not like cruising the controlled waterways of Europe or America. Note also that we operate in areas with little or no developed infrastructure and subject to the strictures of local officialdom. Be prepared for this and it is all more the fun!

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