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)
Morning boat trip around Cai Be floating market,
followed by an excursion to the town of Sa Dec,
travelling along canals and backwaters. (B, L, D)
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 city tour in your own private ‘cyclo’
(cycle rickshaw). Optional afternoon excursion
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 Kampong Chhnang to see the
vast wetlands around the mouth of the river,
travelling either by ship or coach, depending on
river levels. (B, L, D)
Back on the Mekong, cruise north-west to
province of Kampong Cham to visit the silkweaving
village of Chong Koh, then on to Peam
Chi Kang village to visit the local temple where
splendid village racing boats are stored. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the hilltop temple of Wat
Hanchey. Afternoon excursion to the twin holy
mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey and
the eco-tourism village of Choeungkok. (B, L, D)
Early morning coach transfer to Siem Reap.
Afternoon private excursion to visit 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 cruises 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 led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide. All
excursions on the cruise will be led by the local
cruise tour guide.
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 7808 6786or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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MEK2017: 11 Nights
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...