Pandaw Cruise – Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Combine the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap with Cambodia’s bustling capital city Phnom Penh with a Pandaw Cruise expedition on the Tonle and Mekong Rivers. Cruise as far as Kratie, where only Pandaw ships can navigate and discover the dolphin grounds and the national park protected areas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant for availability, latest offers, pre and post cruise touring options and flights.

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Board the Pandaw ship this afternoon. This afternoon and evening are at leisure to discover the city on your own.

Day 2: Tonle River

Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.

Day 3: Kratie

Morning walk at Angkor Ban and after an all day sail through delightful Cambodian countryside we reach charming French colonial town of Kratie in the evening. No other river ships get this high but thanks to the Mekong Pandaw’s shallow draft we can attempt it.

Day 4: The Dolphin Grounds

From Kratie we go further upstream using a local bus to view the dolphin grounds in a national park protected area. In the afternoon on our return downstream we stop at a curious shrine known as the Monkey Temple on the way to moor overnight near Kampong Cham.

Day 5: Siem Reap

Early morning coach transfer to Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon.

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Transfers: Transfer from the ship to Siem Reap at the end of a voyage.
Accommodation:4 nights on-board the Pandaw Cruise
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Gratuities: Gratuities to crew on board the Pandaw Cruise
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Pandaw Cruise – Phnom Penh to Saigon

Depart Cambodia’s bustling capital Phnom Penh on a 4 night Pandaw Cruise to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with Pandaw Cruises. Set sail with Pandaw Cruises along the mighty Mekong River through the tranquility of rural Cambodia and into Vietnam and into the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant for availability, latest offers, pre and post cruise touring options and flights.

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Board the Pandaw ship by lunchtime. This afternoon and evening are at leisure to discover the city on your own.

Day 2: Tonle River

Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.

Day 3: Vietnam Boarded

Sail for the border and formalities and then continue to Tan Chau for the evening.

Day 4: Chau Doc

Morning either visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market and the Catholic Church. Afternoon excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long to see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine. We continue along canals and backwaters to Cai Be for the floating market and overnight.

Day 5: My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where passengers disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon late morning at around 10.30am.

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Transfers: Transfers from ship in My Tho to Saigon
Accommodation:4 nights on-board the Pandaw Cruise
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Gratuities: Gratuities to crew on board the Pandaw Cruise
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Pandaw Cruise – Saigon to Phnom Penh

Take in the striking cultural contrasts of the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of rural Cambodia on board Pandaw Cruise. Depart Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Cruise the mighty Mekong River to Cambodia’s bustling capital Phnom Penh on a 3 night cruise. Set sail with Pandaw Cruises and pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into Phnom Penh.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant for availability, latest offers, pre and post cruise touring options and flights.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho

This morning transfer to the port of My Tho, embarking your Pandaw vessel in time for welcome drinks, a briefing and lunch. As you enjoy lunch, set sail across the vast Mekong Delta.

Day 2: Sa Dec

Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine.

Day 3: Chau Doc

Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market or the Catholic Church. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Disembark in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh after breakfast.

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Transfers: Transfers from meeting point in Saigon to ship in My Tho.
Accommodation:3 nights on-board the Pandaw Cruise
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Gratuities: Gratuities to crew on board the Pandaw Cruise
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Pandaw Cruises – Classic Mekong

There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. Set sail with Pandaw Cruises and pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh, we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant for availability, latest offers, pre and post cruise touring options and flights.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho

This morning transfer to the port of My Tho, embarking your Pandaw vessel in time for welcome drinks, a briefing and lunch. As you enjoy lunch, set sail across the vast Mekong Delta.

Day 2: Sa Dec

Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine.

Day 3: Chau Doc

Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market or the Catholic Church. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre.

Day 5: Tonle River

Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.

Day 6: Kratie

Morning walk at Angkor Ban and after an all day sail through delightful Cambodian countryside we reach charming French colonial town of Kratie in the evening. No other river ships get this high but thanks to the Mekong Pandaw’s shallow draft we can attempt it.

Day 7: The Dolphin Grounds

From Kratie we go further upstream using a local bus to view the dolphin grounds in a national park protected area. In the afternoon on our return downstream we stop at a curious shrine known as the Monkey Temple on the way to moor overnight near Kampong Cham.

Day 8: Siem Reap

Early morning coach transfer to Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon.

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Transfers: Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.
Accommodation:6 nights on-board the Pandaw Cruise
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Gratuities: Gratuities to crew on board the Pandaw Cruise
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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RV Katha Pandaw

Built in 2011, the RV Katha Pandaw has a total of 6 upper deck and 10 main deck staterooms, each spanning 170sq ft. All cabins are spacious and designed with your comfort as the number one priority and offer a relaxing place to get away from normal life, finished in teak and brass for a luxurious and inviting place to stay. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double beds Cabins.

Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point. With her gorgeous upper deck saloon, observation decks and outdoor dining room this ship is an old favourite and has a rich ambiance. Operating on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) takes 7 nights, or for those short of time, there are the shorter 1 Night, 2 Night or 4-night cruises available.

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RV Indochina Pandaw

Built in 2009, the RV Indochina Pandaw has a total of 20 upper deck and 10 main deck staterooms, each spanning 170sq ft. All cabins are spacious and designed with your comfort as the number one priority. They offer a relaxing place to get away from normal life, are finished in teak and brass for a luxurious and inviting finish. All cabins offer ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double bedded Cabins.

Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation, with rattan chairs and tables outside each cabin to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point. With her gorgeous upper deck saloon, observation decks and formal dining room, this ship is an old favourite and has a rich ambiance. Operating on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) takes 7 nights, or for those short of time frame, there is a shorter 4-night cruise available.

Click here to view the RV Indochina Pandaw’s photo album.

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RV Orient Pandaw

Built in 2008, the RV Orient Pandaw has a total of 20 upper deck and 10 main deck staterooms, each spanning 170sq ft. All cabins are spacious and designed with your comfort as the number one priority and offer a relaxing place to get away from normal life, finished in teak and brass for a luxurious and inviting place to stay.  All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double beds Cabins.

Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation, with rattan chairs and tables outside each cabin to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point. With her gorgeous upper deck saloon, observation decks and formal dining room this ship is an old favourite and has a rich ambiance. Operating on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan in Myanmar (Burma) takes 7 nights, or for those short of time frame, there is a shorter 4-night cruise available.

Click here to view the RV Orient Pandaw’s photo album.

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RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Built in 2014, the RV Zawgyi Pandaw offers a total 4 cabins on the upper deck and 6 on the main deck. All are 150sq ft and finished in brass and teak with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage. All cabins offer the option of twin or double bedded. Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point.

Operating on the Upper Irrawaddy River and Chindwin River in Myanmar (Burma) there are plenty of cruises to choose from. Cruise range from 1 Night, 2 Nights and 7 Nights.

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RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

Built in 2016, the RV Kha Byoo Pandaw offers a total 8 cabins on the upper deck and 8 on the main deck, all of which are 170sq ft and finished in brass and teak. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double beds Cabins. Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation, with rattan chairs and tables outside each cabin to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point.

Operating on the Upper Irrawaddy River and Chindwin River in Myanmar (Burma) there are plenty of cruises to choose from. Cruise range from 1 Night, 2 Nights, 7 Nights and 10 nights.

Click here to view the RV Kha Byoo Pandaw’s photo album.

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RV Kalaw Pandaw

Built in 2014, the RV Kalaw Pandaw offers a total 8 cabins on the upper deck and 10 on the main deck, all of which are 170sq ft and finished in brass and teak. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double beds Cabins. Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation, with rattan chairs and tables outside each cabin to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point.

Pandaw Cruises found that about half of all passengers wanted to eat outside and the other half inside so they created a flexible bistro space offering passengers indoor or outdoor dining depending on inclination, often prompted by the season. Operating on the Upper Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma) there are plenty of cruises to choose from. Cruise range from 4 Nights, 7 Nights and 10 nights.

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