Pandaw Cruise Downstream from Phnom Penh to Sai Gon

Duration: 5 days 4 night

Destination: Phnom Penh - Cruising the Mekong - Chau Doc - Cu Lao Gien - Sa Dec - Cai Be - My Tho - Sai Gon

From US $3,380 $3,380 Tour Enquiry
This trip will depart from Phnom Penh cross the Border to Chau Doc then down stream to My Tho, Visit all the high lights of Mekong Delta on the way with floating markets, Sampan Boats through small cannels or Cycling in footpaths in Local Villages

PRICE AND BOOKING

Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & PackagesPhnom Penh- Saigon 
2022
Phnom Penh- Saigon$2305
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2023
Phnom Penh- Saigon$2305
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Itinerary

Departure Schedules
2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
PNH - SG                   11,25 08,22 06,20
2023                        
PNH - SG 03,17,31 14,28 14,28             17,31 14,28 26

Day 1: Phnom Penh
Passengers can embark the ship after 12:30. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and night life.

Day 2: Cambodia/Vietnam Border - Chau Doc - Sam Mountain

We up anchor early morning and cruise downstream along the Mekong River to the Cambodia/Vietnam Border to undergo Immigration Formalities. After lunch our boat docks alongside the picturesque border town of Chau Doc where we visit the famous floating markets & fish farms by Sampan. We make a stop at a local Chham Village and observe the lives of these local Vietnamese Muslims before boarding 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, proclaimed an 'official historic monument' on 10th July 1980 by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam. In the evening feel free to wander along the Chau Doc Riverside.

Day 3: Gao Giong

Early morning, we leave Chau Doc and travel through the canals of the delta as locals awake to a hive of activity. After lunch, we drop anchor upstream of Cao Lanh and take a short coach journey through the lush countryside to Gao Giong ‘green oasis’, a 1,000-acre eucalyptus forest and listed wildlife sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water birds and egrets gather in their tens of thousands across the Duong Tharp Muoi or ‘Plain of Reeds’. Rowboats traverse the canals to take us to view the principal nesting areas where photo opportunities abound.

Day 4: Ben Tre

A morning of sailing passing towns such as Sadec & Cai Be provides an insight into life along this mighty waterway whilst our crew arrange onboard activities. After lunch, we travel 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 rowboat. We will journey slowly through the bamboo covered canals before arriving at a village specialising in coconut candy & rice wine. Here you can view the process of manufacturing these specialities and try them for yourself, including the local "Moonshine." In the evening you will be entertained by a Vietnamese Cultural Group highlighting “Life on the Mekong Delta.”

Day 5: My Tho - Sai Gon

We disembark our Pandaw Boat and travel by coach from My Tho City through the countryside to your hotel in Saigon.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals onboard
  • Local mineral water
  • Jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

Exclusions

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.

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