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SAIGON AND PHNOM PENH SHORT CRUISE

3 OR 4 NIGHTS FROM US$1,919.50

There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the Mekong River. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam Delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. This three night cruise passes from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavor, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. Your journey will end in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.

New for 2024, this cruise expedition will be sailing from central Saigon, embarking or disembarking in Vietnam’s bustling metropolis.

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3 OR 4 NIGHTS FROM US$1,919.50

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OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Pre Tour Saigon & Surroundings (Hotel Des Arts)

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Pre Tour Saigon & Surroundings (The Myst Dong Khoi)

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5 Night Vietnam's Heritage Road: Hue, Hoi An & Saigon Pre Tour

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Post Phnom Penh 1 night - Raffles Le Royal Hotel

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Post Phnom Penh 1 night - Pavillion Hotel

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Private Dining

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Pre-Bookable House Wine Package

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Free Flow Drinks

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Free Flow Drinks & Wine Package

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ITINERARY

Upstream      Downstream

DAY 1 SAIGON

Embark your Pandaw vessel in central Saigon and relax on the spacious sundeck as we set sail past the towering skyscrapers of Vietnam’s bustling metropolis. After lunch onboard you will meet the crew and enjoy onboard entertainment as we sail toward the Mekong Delta.

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Saigon
Saigon

DAY 2 BEN TRE

Early morning we set sail through the Cho Gao Canal, a vital waterway link for the transportation of goods to and from the city which was constructed in 1876 by the French and offers a fascinating insight to life along the water. We reach Ben Tre in the morning and journey by sampans through mangroves and bamboo forests to the fruit orchards abundant in the area. This is a region rich in birdlife which we will explore via local transport before transferring to a local rowboat. We will journey slowly through the bamboo covered canals before arriving at a village specialising in making local products. Back on board we sail deeper into the delta toward Chau Doc.

DAY 3 CHAU DOC - VIETNAM/CAMBODIA BORDER

In the morning, taking minivans for a short drive to Sam Mountain, location of Phuoc Dien Tu or the Hang Pagoda. We climb the 400 steps to the top to visit the pagoda. Then we go alongside at the picturesque border town of Chau Doc where we visit the floating fish farms by sampan. We make a stop at a Chham Village and observe the lives of Vietnamese Muslims. Lion dance is presented at the Cham Village. Upon return to ship, we navigate a web of canals before dropping anchor on the Vietnam/Cambodia border to undergo Immigration formalities.

Chau Doc - Vietnam/Cambodia Border
Chau Doc - Vietnam/Cambodia Border

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

After breakfast, disembark your Pandaw Expedition in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals (from Dinner day 1 to Breakfast Day 5 for Downstream), local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes, transfers between the meeting point and the ship in Siem Reap.

Cruise Price Excludes: 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. No transfers in Phnom Penh, ship docks in city center at Sisowath Quay.

TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 SAIGON

Join your Pandaw ship in central Saigon between 10-11am latest.

Dock address: Cruise Passenger Port, No. 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

Disembark after breakfast an immigration formalities have finished (around 10:30am) at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, #649, Preah Sisowath Street, Sras Chork Commune, Phnom Penh.

VISA INFORMATION

Please note Vietnam e-visas are not accepted at the river border when travelling downstream from Cambodia to Vietnam. Click here for further visa information.

Please also visit cibtvisas.co.uk for VISA information.

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