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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 wooden boat)
excursion to Ben Tre, travelling along narrow
canals and backwaters. The next day, take a
coach excursion to Gao Giong Bird Sanctuary,
then cruise to Con Phuoc island to visit the
church and a basket-making workshop. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of villages and a fish farm near
Tan Chau. In the afternoon, cross over the
border into Cambodia. (B, L, D)
Morning 'cyclo' (cycle rickshaw) city tour, visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by the National Museum. Optional afternoon excursion by coach to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, or take a tuk-tuk to explore the riverfront and finish with high tea at Raffles Hotel. (B, L, D)
Leave the Mekong river for an excursion up the Tonlé river to the silk-making village of Koh Oknha Tey to study the entire silk-making process, from the worms to the weavers. In the afternoon there will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator, followed by an evening lecture back on board about Angkor and Khmer culture. (B, L, D)
Sunrise cruise to the hilltop temple of Wat
Hanchey for views of the Mekong delta, then
cruise back downstream to OBT Chiro Village
to learn about the education of local children.
Afternoon tour of the black sandstone temple
of Wat Nokor Bachey. (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.
Available on request.
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