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Classic Mekong with Pandaw Cruises

Private Travel | Cruises | Non-exclusive 13 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3295 Current prices from: £3295
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Visit remote villages & farming communities
  • Birdwatching in the Gao Giong Bird Sanctuary
  • Watch the sun set over the ruins of Angkor
  • Acrobatic, dance & music performance at Phare Ponleu Selpak circus

Can Tho (Mekong Delta)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 221 452 843 1656 2048 2118 2319 2419 26210 2078 1185
Rainy Days 6 4 5 8 15 16 17 17 19 19 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dalat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661 1559 1559 1457
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 241 422 873 1837 1918 2088 24310 2419 24810 1817 914
Rainy Days 8 6 7 10 17 21 22 24 22 20 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Danang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 331 321 351 572 974 883 1034 30112 52821 36714 2108
Rainy Days 4 5 5 8 14 19 18 22 18 14 7 5
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679 2577

Hanoi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2373 2781 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2984 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1864 2170 2577 2679 2679 2679 2577 2272 1966 1559
Sunshine hours 3 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 281 422 974 1817 24210 25810 29712 2259 1255 572 191
Rainy Days 10 12 15 14 15 15 16 17 14 11 8 5
Humidity N N N M VH E E VH VH H L N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 80 231 632 1837 26110 25710 24910 27011 25510 1566 653
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 15 16 17 18 20 18 12 9
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hoi An

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2882 3086 3290 3391 3391 3391 3188 2984 2781 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2068 2170 2373 2577 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 924 321 301 341 562 994 904 1044 29712 52621 36314 2068
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 20 19 23 19 15 7 5
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H H M L
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hue

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2781 3086 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 2984 2679 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475 2577 2679 2577 2475 2373 2170 1966
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 5 6 5 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1315 442 502 472 853 964 984 1134 35114 52020 44518 25010
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 14 19 19 23 18 13 6 4
Humidity N L M H VH VH VH VH VH H M N
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2475 2679 2882 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2781 2577

Mai Chau

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2882 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2882 2577 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 4 3 3 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 231 301 482 1074 1978 28211 29612 35914 24710 1295 592 221
Rainy Days 9 10 13 13 16 18 19 21 16 11 7 5
Humidity VH VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nha Trang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2475 2577 2475 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 6
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 161 291 432 813 542 572 602 1496 28811 28111 1656
Rainy Days 6 5 5 8 15 18 19 21 20 18 12 9
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2679 2781 2984 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882 2781 2577

Phan Thiet

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 3290 2272
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 151 271 592 1536 1907 1928 1978 25310 25310 2028 1205
Rainy Days 7 5 5 8 15 17 18 20 20 19 13 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2781 2882 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679

Phu Quoc

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3290 3391 3391 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 371 351 793 1325 1887 24310 27011 36915 28211 27311 2038 984
Rainy Days 6 5 6 8 16 17 18 19 20 19 14 9
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Sapa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2882 2475 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2475 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 331 492 1054 1827 24210 28711 32213 2169 1104 532 251
Rainy Days 8 8 9 12 15 19 22 23 17 13 8 6
Humidity N N N N L M M M L N N N
UV 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Battambang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3595 3595 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 141 492 823 1416 1456 1596 1616 2369 2118 823 171
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 14 13 16 18 17 14 6 2
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Phnom Penh

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3493 3493 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 80 291 683 1667 1566 1496 1626 24510 26310 1155 271
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 15 15 16 16 19 17 9 4
Humidity H H VH VH E VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Siem Reap

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3493 3697 3697 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 90 281 643 1466 1667 1867 2249 25010 2158 612 70
Rainy Days 1 2 4 7 15 15 18 18 18 15 6 2
Humidity H VH VH E E VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tatai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3391 3290 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 612 1034 1345 35514 72328 69327 91636 60524 33713 1195 311
Rainy Days 4 5 8 11 20 23 24 25 24 20 10 4
Humidity Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

(N)

Days 2-3: Ho Chi Minh City

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)

Day 4: Board your Mekong cruise

Shared transfer to My Tho in the Mekong delta. Board a Pandaw vessel for the 7-night cruise on the Mekong. (B, L, D)

Days 5-6: Ben Tre • Gao Giong Bird Sanctuary

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)

Day 7: Tan Chau • Cross into Cambodia

Morning tour of villages and a fish farm near Tan Chau. In the afternoon, cross over the border into Cambodia. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Phnom Penh

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)

Day 9: Cruise the Tonlé river

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)

Day 10: Angkor Ban • Kampong Cham

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)

Day 11: Siem Reap • Angkor temples

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)

Days 12: Angkor temples

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)

Day 13: Angkor temples • Fly home

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)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive cruise

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.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
    The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

    The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is a quiet and refined boutique hotel built in 1930s style with local Khmer touches. The hotel has been designed to be in total harmony with its natural surroundings. Enchantingly situated in the heart of Siem Reap, opposite the Royal Gardens, most of the rooms have a balcony facing the swimming pool that is framed by a tropical garden with open-air salas for traditional massage, jacuzzi and spa.

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  • RV Mekong Pandaw
    RV Mekong Pandaw

    Pandaw operates 16 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 ship.

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Dates & prices

MEK2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3295 per person

High season from £3995 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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