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Phnom Penh and Siem Reap – Downstream 4 Day River Cruise

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap – Downstream 4 Day River Cruise

From USD $1,920

Description

Combine the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap with Cambodia’s bustling capital city Phnom Penh with this expeditions on the Tonle and Mekong Rivers. 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. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor. HIGH WATER NOTICE: During the months September to November, water levels may rise significantly leading to issues accessing the Tonle Sap River. During this time, we may replace itinerary points on the Tonle Sap with sailing north to Kratie and excursions at the dolphin grounds.

Trip Name
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap - Downstream 4 Day River Cruise
Days
4
Overview
Vessel Type: River Boat Length: 167ft / 50.9m Passenger Capacity: 60 Built: 2012 The third of these rather grand Vietnamese sisters, along with the Orient and Indochina. She is a good looker, and turns many a head as she ploughs in state across the Delta or into the bustling hub of the Phnom Penh port. ACCOMMODATION • 20 upper deck staterooms and 10 main deck staterooms • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass • Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space • Kimonos and slippers • Spa-branded amenities • Unlimited mineral water • Electric mini safe • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows • Premium mattresses • Convertible bed configuration • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift • Make-up mirror • Multi-configuration plugs • Generous closet space and under-bed storage • Hair dryer • Nightly turndown service • 24h laundry service • Complimentary evening canapés WINING & DINING • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team • Semi-buffet breakfast, Semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners • Daily lean & light menu options • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes • Extensive wine list with premium wines • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour • Welcome drink on arrival • Welcome cocktail • Farewell reception • Theme dinners • Spacious, air-conditioned saloon bar with nightly entertainment • Sundeck bar with complimentary ice cream from sunrise to sunset • 24hrs hospitality bar • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls ON EXCURSIONS • Admissions • Shoe cleaning after excursions • Bottled drinking water • We give away aluminium water bottles • Cold towel service after excursions • Refreshing drink following excursions • Full-size motor coach on all excursions • Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee • Comfortable "Pandaw Explorer" excursion boat • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions SAFETY & SECURITY • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards (VIRES) • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas • Fire fighting system in all ship areas • Expert marine superintendant • 24 hrs watch on duty • Certified hygiene standards for all areas (Johnson & Diversey) ONBOARD STAFF • Captain • River Pilot • First Officer • Chief Engineer • 1st Engineer • Electrician • Bosun & nautical crew • Ship manager • Housekeeping • Dining • Bar keeper • Chefs • Spa therapist • Local tour guides PUBLIC SPACES • Guest relation desk • Fair-trade shop • Lecture and meeting room with oversized flat screen TV, LSD projector and sound system • Art gallery featuring local art and artists • Library with contemporary and classic literature • Wireless internet in all public areas

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 SIEM REAP - KAMPONG CHAM
Travel by coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham for embarkation. Enjoy an sunset cruise on the Mekong and meet your crew for the next 7 nights
Day 2 - DAY 2 ANGKOR BAN VILLAGE WALKS - SILK ISLAND
In the morning we visit Angkor Ban and a local Cambodian school where the local library was built with the support of Pandaw and our guests. Guests are encouraged to bring books to donate to the library for children to read. After luch, we study the entire silk making process from worms to weavers as we visit 'Silk Island'. After learning about the silk process there will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator.
Day 3 - DAY 3 OUDONG - KAMPONG TRALACH
In the morning, travel by coach to the ancient capital of Cambodia, Oudong. On the way we stop to visit the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre before taking a drive around the city. Rejoin your ship in Kampong Tralach for lunch abaord. In the afternoon we travel by ox-cart around the river-side villages, markets and temples. In the evening cocktails are round a village fire pit where we will be joined by village folk keen to show us their traditional dancing and more of the delightful Khmer culture.
Day 4 - DAY 4 PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, disembark your Pandaw Expedition in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.
Day 5 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-03-202419-03-2024USD $1,920Main Deck Stateroom. From
16-03-202419-03-2024USD $2,356Upper Deck Stateroom. From
20-10-202423-10-2024USD $1,920Main Deck Stateroom. From
20-10-202423-10-2024USD $2,355Upper Deck Stateroom. From
03-11-202406-11-2024USD $1,920Main Deck Stateroom. From
03-11-202406-11-2024USD $2,355Upper Deck Stateroom. From
17-11-202420-11-2024USD $1,920Main Deck Stateroom. From
17-11-202420-11-2024USD $2,355Upper Deck Stateroom. From

Inclusions

    • Sunset Cruise and Crew Introduction: Depart Siem Reap, board the cruise in Kampong Cham, enjoy a Mekong River sunset cruise, and meet the crew for the upcoming week.
    • Village Visit and Silk Learning: Explore Angkor Ban village and a local school, donate books, then discover the silk-making process on 'Silk Island'. Experience Bokator, an ancient Khmer martial art.
    • Oudong Discovery: Journey to Oudong, Cambodia's old capital. Visit a meditation center, explore the city, and take an ox-cart ride through riverside locales. Evening showcases Khmer culture.
    • Phnom Penh Arrival: Disembark in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, after breakfast.

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