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Cruise from Vietnam to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia aboard one of the Pandaw vessels, replicas of colonial-era river steamers. In 2003, Pandaw were the first to attempt this extraordinary journey, overcoming complex bureaucratic and navigational obstacles. Pandaw now have five ships plying this spectacular section of the Mekong.
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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. (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.
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. Cruise itinerary is subject to change.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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