Day 1 : Phnom Penh
Embark your speedboat at 11.00 and cruise towards the Cambodian/Vietnam Border. Upon arrival disembark Speedboat whilst Formalities are carried out on both sides of the Border. Once Formalities are completed on the Vietnam side embark the speedboat for a short cruise to your Pandaw Vessel.
Day 2 : Vietnam Border
Early morning after breakfast the boat will cruise along the canals around the Villages of Chau Doc. During the morning there is an optional tour of the working ship and fruit carving classes on the sundeck.
In the afternoon, explore the labyrinthine canal system around Tan Chau to visit a Taoist temple where the monks will read fortunes. Continue through local villages by Xe 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.
Day 3 : Gao Giong Bird Sancturay
In the morning 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 artisans and visit Fruit producing orchards.
After a short cruise downstream, 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.
Day 4 : My Tho - Sai Gon
In the morning we take a cruise downstream to Ben Tre. Where we travel by 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 local transport through the lush countryside.
Afternoon moor at My Tho Port for road transfer to Saigon.