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RV Pandaw Mekong Cruise

Between Saigon & Siem Reap
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RV Pandaw Mekong Cruise

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. We 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.  Built in Rangoon in 2002 she was sailed round to Saigon under her own power and many a drama described in Paul Strachan’s Pandaw Story. This ship was designed specially for the Mekong and unlike our other P class ships does not have a flying bridge. The reason was so she could get under a road bridge. She did actually scrape under on her maiden but it was so scary that Paul Strachan, then standing on the bridge, never dared attempt it again. As a result, we ended up with this incredible 750 square meter teak deck that even has a full size billiard table.

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Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Minibar
Minibar
Air Conditioner
Air Conditioner
En-Suite bathroom
En-Suite bathroom
Lamps
Lamps

Amenities

GENERAL

GENERAL

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Disabled & Wheelchair Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Smoking Area
DINING

DINING

  • Restaurant
  • A La Cart Menu On Request
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dryer
  • Cafe
  • Special diet menus
ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

  • Spa & Massage
  • Exercise gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Biking
  • Sun Deck
  • Kayaking, Rowing
SERVICES

SERVICES

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Boutique Shops
  • Laundry
ROOM AMENITIES

ROOM AMENITIES

  • Air Conditioner
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • Smoke Detector
  • Mini-bar
  • Table and Chair
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathroom Kits
  • Safety Box
  • Life Jacket
  • Slippers
  • LCD TV
  • Complimentary Waters
  • Wardrobe
Policy
Check-in: from 12 o'clock at noon
Check-out: until 10:00 am
Payment methods
  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • American Express

Itinerary

Embarkation, Cruising from Saigon to My Tho

Embarkation, Cruising from Saigon to My Tho

Transfer from the meeting point in Saigon to My Tho Port. After boarding your Pandaw we sail downstream to Ben Tre and anchor midstream. In the afternoon, there is a lecture on Vietnamese life on the Mekong Delta. During cocktail hour passengers are entertained by an indigenous dance group and meet your key crew.

At River, Cruising to Ben Tre

At River, Cruising to Ben Tre

Travel by sampans through mangroves and bamboo groves to the fruit orchards of Ben Tre. In these local artisans are at work and are invite visitors into their homes for tea, fruit and honey products made from their own honey. This is an area rich in bird life and on our return journey we travel by horse cart through the lush countryside. After lunch, the ship moors off Cho Lach island for pot making and further glimpses of Delta life, agriculture and local Viet hospitality including a culinary lesson in making traditional Banh Xeo.

At River, Con Phuoc Island

At River, Con Phuoc Island

After breakfast, there is a short coach journey to the Gao Giong ‘green oasis’ with its bird sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water and egrets that gather in the tens of thousands across the Duong Tharp Muoi or ‘Plain of Reeds’. Rowing boats traverse the canals to take us to see the principal nesting areas. After returning to the boat we cruise upstream to Con Phuoc Island. We Moor in a small canal off Con Phuoc Island and go ashore to explore the island by Xi Loi seeing basket production and visiting a 100-year old Catholic Church as well as local woodworking artisans.

At River, Chau Doc - Border Cruising to Phnom Penh

At River, Chau Doc - Border Cruising to Phnom Penh

Afternoon, explore the labyrinthine canal system around Tan Chau to visit a Taoist temple where the monks will read fortunes. Continue through local villages by Xi Loi stopping off to help locals tend their fields before stopping off to visit a fish farm and earn merit by releasing fish back into the Mekong. Border crossing formalities take up much of the afternoon and during this stationary period there is an optional tour of the working ship and fruit carving classes on deck.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Morning orientation of Phnom Penh by cyclo visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by the National Museum with its marvelous collection of Angkorian statuary. Afternoon optional visit to the Killing Fields and Genocide museum or take a tuk-tuk to explore the riverfront and finish with High Tea at Raffles Hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and night life.

Silk Island, Phnom Penh

Silk Island, Phnom Penh

Sail up the Mekong/Tonle River convergence to visit Koh Okhna Tey, or ‘silk island’ to study the entire silk making process from worms to weavers. There will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator. Return to ship and cruise upstream towards Kampong Cham. Evening lecture on Angkor and Khmer culture.

WAT HANCHEY, OBT CHIRO VILLAGE & WAT NOKOR BACHEY

WAT HANCHEY, OBT CHIRO VILLAGE & WAT NOKOR BACHEY

  • Sunrise cruise to Wat Hanchey an important centre of worship during the Chenla period located on top of a hill above the mighty Mekong River with some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. Visit 8th century structures some destroyed by American bombings during the Vietnam War. Well noted for its bizarre Fruit and Animal statues.
  • We cruise back downstream to Kampong Cham where after lunch we travel by Bus to the local OBT Chiro Village where the education of local children is high on the agenda. Pre-Hospitality training courses, plastic recycling, bee keeping, farming and handicraft skill projects are set up to improve the skill set of local children. We then travel to the Wat Nokor Bachey dating back to the Jayarvaman VII period. Built completely from Black Sandstone which makes it standout from other temples built during this period. Many legends surround this complex one being it was built by a king who accidently killed his father then married his mother as per Greek legend. This temple was built in penance fir his crime.
Kampong Cham - Disembarkation - Drive to Siem Reap

Kampong Cham - Disembarkation - Drive to Siem Reap

Sail downstream to moor at Kampong Cham for disembarkation and road transfer to Siem Reap.

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Inclusions

Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

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Exclusions

International flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), all beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW

Cancellation Made By Customers
Cancellation Made By Customers

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 15 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation If Bad Weather
Cancellation If Bad Weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy
Children Policy

  • 01 (one) child maximum per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum 02 (two) adults.
  • Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parent’s room and using existing bedding.
  • 75% charge of adult price from 5 to 12 years old sharing parents’ room.
  • A child from 13 years old up will be considered adult.

Important Information & Notice
Important Information & Notice

  • Program, activities and schedules subject to change without prior notice
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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