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Saigon & Phnom Penh Short River Cruise

Saigon & Phnom Penh Short River Cruise

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Description

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.

4 or 5 day voyages – please contact us for more information.

Trip Name
Saigon & Phnom Penh Short 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 SAIGON - MY THO - BEN TRE
Transfer from Saigon to the river port for embarkation. After lunch, we journey by sampans through mangroves and bamboo forests to the fruit orchards of Ben Tre. This is an area 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. In the evening you will be entertained by a Vietnamese dance troupe on deck.
Day 2 - DAY 2 CON PHUOC
Sailing through the delta offers a real insight into life along this vast waterway. After lunch, we pass through a small canal and head ashore to Con Phuoc Island where we visit local craftspeople weaving bamboo baskets the traditional way. After a demonstration, we try our hand at making our own. We then take a local tuk tuk for a drive through this peaceful village, stopping at a 100 year old church and meeting more of the friendly local community.
Day 3 - DAY 3 CHAU DOC - VIETNAM/CAMBODIA BORDER
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 before 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. Upon return to ship, we navigate a web of canals before dropping anchor on the Vietnam/Cambodia border to undergo Immigration formalities. During high water periods, we will instead visit Long Thuan village.
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

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22-03-202525-03-2025Array Array2,355Upper Deck Stateroom. From
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Inclusions

    • Fruit Orchards of Ben Tre: Journey through mangroves and bamboo forests by sampans to reach the fruit orchards of Ben Tre. Explore the area rich in birdlife and enjoy a slow rowboat ride through bamboo covered canals. Visit a village specializing in local products and be entertained by a Vietnamese dance troupe in the evening.
    • Con Phuoc Island: Discover Con Phuoc Island as you sail through the delta. Visit local craftspeople who weave bamboo baskets in the traditional way and try your hand at making your own. Take a tuk-tuk ride through the peaceful village, stopping at a 100-year-old church and interacting with the friendly local community.
    • Chau Doc and Vietnam/Cambodia Border: Explore the picturesque border town of Chau Doc. Visit floating fish farms by sampan and observe the lives of Vietnamese Muslims in Chham Village. Take a short drive to Sam Mountain, where you can climb 400 steps to visit the Hang Pagoda. Return to the ship and navigate canals before anchoring at the Vietnam/Cambodia border for immigration formalities. Alternatively, during high water periods, visit Long Thuan village.

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