Cruise through the Mekong delta in Vietnam to the legendary temples of Angkor in Cambodia aboard a cruiser from the Pandaw fleet, replicas of colonial-era river steamers. In 2003 the Pandaw vessel, the RV Mekong Pandaw, was the first ship to attempt this extraordinary journey, surmounting complex bureaucratic and navigational obstacles. Pandaw now have five ships plying this amazing waterway and have gathered a wealth of experience to provide a memorable cruise.
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Arrive and transfer to the InterContinental
Asiana Saigon for a 2-night stay. The following
day join a private excursion to visit the Cu Chi
tunnels and explore the city. (B)
Shared transfer to My Tho in the Mekong delta.
Board a Pandaw vessel for the 7-night cruise on
the Mekong river. (B, L, D)
Sampan (flat-bottomed boat) excursion to
Sa Dec, travelling along narrow canals and
backwaters. Continue cruising to north Vietnam,
arriving the next day. Visit some villages of
the Cham minority ethnic group who farm
local catfish. Cross the border at Chau Doc into
Cambodia. (B, L, D)
Morning ‘cyclo’ (cycle rickshaw) city tour.
Optional afternoon excursion by coach to the
Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing
Fields of Choeung Ek. (B, L, D)
Leave the Mekong river for an excursion up
the Tonlé river to the silver-making village of
Kampong Tralach. This section of the river is very
pretty – watch the vibrant local life along the
riverbanks. (B, L, D)
Morning walk in the village of Angkor Ban,
followed by a day’s sailing through the
Cambodian countryside to the French colonial
town of Kratié. (B, L, D)
Head upstream to a protected conservation area
in search of the critically endangered Irrawaddy
dolphin. There are thought to be as few as 80
dolphins inhabiting the Mekong river between
Kratié and the border with Laos. (B, L, D)
Disembark in Kampong Cham, then take a
morning coach transfer to Siem Reap. Afternoon
excursion to Angkor Wat temple complex, then
watch the sun set from Bakheng hill. Stay 2
nights at the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the temples. This evening you
will be a VIP guest of Pandaw for a show at
Phare Ponleu Selpak's circus. (B, L)
Morning visit to the smaller Angkor temples
of Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som and East
Mebon. Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star
hotel and cruise accommodation.
When on board the cruise,
the transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise
are operated as a group with other passengers
who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards, to
discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
The InterContinental Asiana Saigon, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, is the cornerstone of the 21-storey Kumho Asiana Plaza complex, which integrates retail, commercial and residential sites in one space. It is ideally located close to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office, and is within walking distance of many of the city's iconic sights, including the Reunification Palace, City Hall and the beautiful Opera House. The hotel features a stylish lobby and 305 elegantly-appointed guestrooms and suites, all fitted with modern amenities. There are two restaurants offering a selection of western and Asian cuisines, as well as a bar and a lounge. Other facilities include a fully-equipped business centre, an outdoor swimming pool and an extensive...
Pandaw operates 13 luxury ships that explore the great rivers of south-east Asia. These expeditions offer a real adventure experience, while at the same time travellers can enjoy fine dining, superb cocktails and choice wines, with extraordinary levels of service. These river expeditions are unlike ocean-going cruises, with no formal dress code for dinner or ‘captain’s table’. The atmosphere on board is friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise...
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We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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MEK2018: 11 Nights
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...