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Cruise overnight on Luxury Pandaw cruise 8 Days (Vietnam only)

Depart from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) city
Tour code: SVT-MK8D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh Mekong delta & exit Cambodia - Tonle River - Kampong Cham Mekong delta & exit Cambodia Mekong delta & exit Cambodia vinh long travel - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Overview: Pandaw cruisers includes four beautifully crafted Pandaw ships in operation that we built ourselves. Each ship, hand finished in brass and teak by traditional craftsmen are in themselves objects of great beauty. See the Pandaw Cruiser

Tour programs

HO CHI MINH CITY - MY THO - CAI BE - VINH LONG -
SA DEC - CU LAO GIEN - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH
( 8 Days  7 Nights )

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Highlight


What make this tour so special: vietnam cambodiatour map
  • Traverse mountains sightseeing
  • Jungles and plains and each empty into the ocean through vast deltas visiting

ltinerary

  • Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh - My Tho
  • Day 2 : Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien - Chau Doc
  • Day 3 : Chau Doc / Border crossing Mekong delta & exit Cambodia
  • Day 4 : Phnom Penh Mekong delta & exit Cambodia
  • Day 5 : Phnom Penh - Tonle River
  • Day 6 : Kampong Cham Mekong delta & exit Cambodia
  • Day 7 : Kampong Cham Area Mekong delta & exit Cambodia
  • Day 8 : Kampong Cham - Siem Reap




Tour program


Day 01 : Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho

Registration is at 08:30 at the Hotel Sofitel Plaza Ho Chi
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia toursMinh city (17 Le Mekong delta & exit Cambodia toursDuan Boulevard, District 1, Phone:+84 838241555) and transfer at 0900 to the Delta Port of My Tho by coach arriving at 1100 for check in followed by port and immigration formalities. My Tho is the hub of the Delta, but not of great cultural interest, so once on board we set sail at 13:00 and have lunch. In the afternoon we moor near Cai Be and make a fascinating trip by traditional junk to explore evergreen islands and at the former Imperial residence, the An Kiet House. Surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Overnight moor mid-stream Cai Be.Mekong delta & exit Cambodia travel

Day 02 : Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Cu Lao Gien - Chau Doc

Half day cruise excursion on board traditional sampan boats to Sad Dec via Vinh Long, along small canals and back waters. We begin by visiting Cai Be and its colorful floating
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia travel market which takes place daily in front of the catholic church. A further stop on the river bank then allows us to see local factories where rice pasta, coconut candies and other specialities are traditionally made. Also visit a Mandarins house dating from late 19th century.Mekong delta & exit Cambodia ho chi minh

Cruise further by Sampan to Dong Hoa Hiep islet to explore the rural life and the daily activities of the delta inhabitants seeing palm tree leave weaving, traditional wooden boat factories and fruit orchard plantations.
Back on board your sampan, we will cruise up the Tien River where we see water hyacinths, an important Mekong delta product used for furniture and baskets and then visit a traditional brick and tile factory. Sa Dec will then appear like a little “Venice” with its numerous narrow canals and various kinds of traditional activities on the banks. You will disembark at the local market for a visit, then proceed to the splendid ancient house of Mr. Huyn Thuy Le, the “lover” of Marguerite Duras, famous French novelist and inspiration for the film L'Amant-The Lover directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud .
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Mekong delta & exit Cambodia ho chi minh toursAfter lunch on board the Pandaw, cast off for Chau Doc. En route visit Cu Lao Gien island and a Catholic monastery called “La Providence” built in 1875 by the French nuns of “Saint Paul de Chartres”. Cu Lao Gien became an important Catholic centre with mission, an orphanage, school, hospice and leprosy centre that can treat 1,000 people. During the Japanese invasion the monastery was abandoned; operations were resumed after 1945 until 1977. Nowadays Cu Lao Gian serves as a retreat for 180 retired nuns taken care of by novices.

Day 03 : Chau Doc / Border crossing Mekong delta & exit Cambodia

From the main Mekong channel we travel down to Chau Doc jetty where we transfer to small boats to visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm. We take a trishaw ride round this fascinating town of fine French-colonial buildings and see its bustling market. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia ho chi minh tourschannel, which is an international shipping route. Moor overnight just downstream from Phnom Penh.

Day 04 : Phnom Penh Mekong delta & exit Cambodia

The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the Royal Palace and to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts.

For the morning excursion we are delighted to have teamed up with The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh to offer an alternative to a conventional coach tour. The Cyclo Centre is a charity that Mekong delta & exit Cambodia phnom penh toursprovides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia phnom penh tours drivers, many of whom are very poor (www.cyclo.org.uk). They will provide us with trained drivers with basic English and a good knowledge of the key sights. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see and off you go on your private cyclo for the morning. (For groups if a conventional guide and coach are required we are happy to supply).

In the afternoon an optional excursion (by coach) is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre situated in the suburbs of the city then shopping Mekong delta & exit Cambodia phnom penh travelat the Russian market or Central market. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the Booking Comments box or at the latest on board the first day of the cruise.

More happily, Phnom Penh has a lively night life, and some passengers choose to dine ashore or try one of the capital’s many watering holes; a favorites being the
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia phnom penh travelForeign Correspondents’ Club.

Day 05 : Phnom Penh - Tonle River


arly morning sail the Tonle River which connects Tonle Lake
with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers that merge at Phnom Penh.

1. Low water, approximately November to July

The river journey to Kampong Chhnang is one of the highlight of the trip. Temples abound along the river banks at Kampong Chhnang, and we see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen and of considerable interest are the great fish traps.
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2. High water, approximately July to November Mekong
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Stop at Preak Dom Bridge. Proceed by coach to Kampong Chhnang
where we can see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. We make a truly wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen and of considerable interest are the great fish traps. Back to the ship at lunch time.We make a late afternoon departure from Kampong Cham heading for Phnom Penh. Moor overnight midriver.

Day 06 : Kampong Cham Mekong delta & exit Cambodia
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We glance by the capital Phnom Penh in the early morning
to change pilots, and then stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. Passengers are at leisure to explore this peaceful and friendly community. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Day 07 : Kampong Cham Area Mekong delta & exit Cambodia

Morning journey upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating to the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of Angkor. Sail back downstream over lunch for an exploration of the
Mekong delta & exit Cambodia cai be tours Kampong Cham Area. We travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, as a modern Wat is set within the ruins of an ancient temple. We continue to the eco village of Cheungkok supported by the French-Cambodian Ngo Amica and the Kampong Cham orphanage, supported by the Pandaw ProBono programme.Mekong delta & exit Cambodia cai be tours

Day 08 : Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Coach transfer at 08:00 from to the Raffles hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap stopping at Kampong Thom. Packed lunch and refreshments provided. Arrive at Siem Reap by 12:00.

Tour rates: Rates vary depend on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and other service. Please check with us for the best tour rates

Price included


  • Transfers to and from ship at start and end of voyage.

  • Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite cabin with twin/double basic.

  • English speaking guides.

  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.

  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places, port dues.

Price excluded


  • Visa fee - visa to Vietnam
  • All visa cost.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Drinks at bar, laundry.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Port tax

Remark


  • Necessary things to bring: Passport (valid passport is required when check-in), Sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, swimsuits, cash
  • Rates are subjected to changed without prior notice
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road condition and room availability
  • As indicated: A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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