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Pandaw Cruise 8Days

Tour code: MKC-05

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights

Route: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

Prices: 2900 $

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be

Transfer from the Renaissance Riverside Hotel in Saigon to the port of My Tho by coach to embark cruise.

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec

In the morning passengers will visit Cai Be and its colourful floating market. In the afternoon take an exciting 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.

Day 3: Chau Doc - Border Crossing

Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and 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
In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.

Day 5: Tonle River -  Kampong Chhnang

Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. Beyond Kampong Chhnang travel by the Pandaw Explorer to discover the vast wetlands around the mouth of the river. Here many fishtraps may be seen.

Day 6: Kampong Cham - Mekong River

We stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk-weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Day 7: Kampong Cham Area

Passengers visit the hilltop temple of Wat Hanchey in the morning. In the afternoon, travel by bus to visit the Twin Holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey (Man and Woman Hill). Continuation to the ecotourism village of Choeungkok supported by the Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica.

Day 8: Transfer To Siem Reap

Early morning coach transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid afternoon.

Tour Price
Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-15 pax 16 pax up Single supplement

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A Pandaw river expedition is not like an ocean going cruise. There is no dressing up for dinner and no 'captain's table'. The atmosphere on board is very friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship. Nearly everything is included in the price and there are no hidden extras for excursions.. Even your drinks are included in the price of your ticket. There is an incredibly high level of personal service and care aboard, with a crew passenger ratio of 1:2.  For these reasons passengers keep coming back and exploring more of a lost South-East Asia.


Inclusion & Exclusion
Tour Included
  • Entrance fees,
  • guide services (English language),
  • gratuities to crew,
  • main meals,
  • locally made soft and alcoholic beverages,
  • jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes,
  • mineral water.
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage (In Saigon: Renaissance Riverside Hotel / In Siem Reap: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa).
Tour Excluded
  • International flights,
  • port dues,
  • airport transfers,
  • laundry,
  • all visa costs,
  • fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions),
  • imported beverages such as wines,
  • premium spirits and liqueurs,
  • fancy soft drinks like Perrier,
  • espressos and cappuccinos at bar.