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 three 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 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
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