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SAIGON AND PHNOM PENH THREE NIGHT CRUISE

3 NIGHTS FROM US$750

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.

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EXTENSIONS

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Saigon & Surroundings (InterContinental Asiana)

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Vietnam's Heritage Road, Hue - Hoi An - Saigon 5 nights 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 - Amanjaya Pancam Hotel

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4 Rivers Floating Resort Tatai 2 nights Post Tour

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ITINERARY

Upstream      Downstream

DAY 1 SAIGON - 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.

After Lunch we travel by local 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.

In the evening, 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.

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DAY 2 GAO GIONG BIRD SANCTUARY

After a short cruise upstream, we take a short coach trip where we visit Gao Giong ‘green oasis’ with its bird sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water birds 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.

In the afternoon we visit the Island of Con Phuoc Island and go ashore to explore the island by tuk-tuk seeing basket production and visiting a 100-year old Catholic Church and local woodworking artisans.

DAY 3 VIETNAM BORDER

In the morning, 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.

Afternoon sail to the Vietnam border for formalities and during this stationary period there is an optional tour of the working ship and fruit carving classes on deck.

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

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

Please note our crew will hand out your passports after the immigration formalities at 10.00.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes. Transfers from meeting point in Saigon to ship or v.v.

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 - MY THO

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

Registration Details
INTERCONTINENTAL ASIANA SAIGON HOTEL
Registration is at 08:30.
THE LIBRARY Bar, ground floor next to the hotel’s reception
39 Le Duan, Ben Nghe
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 3520 9999

Morning transfer from the Inter-Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel to the port of My Tho by coach to embark on the Pandaw vessel. Please arrive at meeting point no later than 09:00. Transfer will depart 09:30. Your guide will collect your passports at the meeting point so we can arrange the immigration formalities.

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

Disembark in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, at the International Passenger Pier at Sisowath Quay, next to Titanic Restaurant.

Please note our crew will be able to hand out your passports after 11.00. If you decide to fly out the same day then your flight must be after 14.00 (domestic) or 15.00 (international).

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