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Cambodia Cruise Holidays

Cambodia Vietnam Cruise Tour

Price: From US$ per person
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Tour Destination: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Cai Be - Sadec - My Tho - Hochiminh City(Saigon)

Pandaw Cruise is the largest luxury river cruise company in Asia with six luxury ships exploring five countries. Whilst we offer a real adventure experience, travelers are cushioned with incredible comfort, fine dining, great cocktails and choice wines, not to mention extraordinary levels of service. All Pandaw Cruises were newly built and designed and finished as replicas of colonial river steamers. These small Cruises have the highest space to passenger ratio of any ships afloat - our much loved staterooms are 170 square feet and finished in teak and brass.

Here is some highlights about this program Saigon to Siemreap

Cultural Highlights

To complement your tours and shore excursions, take part in Viking’s Cultural Highlights—immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore: 

• Visit the renowned Tonle Sap Lake 

• Tour the magnificent ruins of Angkor 

• Enjoy traditional Apsara temple dancing and other folkloric performances 

• Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong 

• View onboard film screenings that will enhance your journey 

These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Culture CurriculumSM 

Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of on board multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:

• The rise and fall of the Khmer empire 

• The archeological excavations at Angkor 

• History of Vietnam and Cambodia 

• History and culture of the Champa people and other ethnic groups 

• Key words and phrases in the local languages

These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

Dining

Fine dining aboard RV Pandaw Cruise Mekong Vietnam And Cambodia The chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, local specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from a selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a full menu with regional specialties.

Brief Itinerary

Downstream Siem Reap to Saigon

Day 1: Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang (L/D)

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Kampong Cham (B/L/D)

Day 3: Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Day 4: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Day 5: Cruising the Mekong - Border Crossing (B/L/D)

Day 6: Chau Doc - Sadec -  Cai Be (B/L/D)

Day 7: Cai Be -  My tho (B/L/D)

Day8: My Tho - Saigon (B)

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Cruise holiday 7 nights downstream Siem Reap to Saigon by RV Pandaw Cruise

Day 1: Tonle Sap (lunch/dinner)

The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 Km in length. Here bird life is profuse, and from the middle of the lake one cannot even see the shores. There is a great stillness and tranquility as we pass floating fishing villages. Because of seasonal high winds and varying water levels, we will start our journey one of the following ways:

1.    High water, approximately August to November.
At 11: 00 o’clock register at Koulen II restaurant in Siem Reap (1 Street Sivatha Svay Dangkum Commune) to transfer to the ship at Siem Reap Port. Passengers staying at the Victoria Resort and Spa will be collected at 1115 from the hotel. On the way to the ship excursion by motor boat to the floating villages of Tonle Sap. Embark the ship at 1300 and lunch onboard. Cross the great lake in the afternoon and drop the anchor after sunset. Moor overnight at the edge of the Tonle Lake.

2.    Low water, approximately November to August.
At 1200 Register at Koulen II Restaurant in Siem Reap (1 Street Sivatha Svay Dangkum Commune)  to transfer by coach to Prek Dom on the Tonle River, enjoying a snacks and cold drinks on the way with a stop at Kampong Thom. Passengers staying at our partner hotel Victoria Resort and Spa will be collected from the hotel at 1215. Arrive by 1700 and cruise to Kampong Chhnang for overnight mooring.
 
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang (breakfast/lunch/dinner)


Ankor Wat


High Water: Early morning sailing with a brief stop at Kampong Chhnang after breakfast. Cruise all day passing Phnom Penh to enter the Mekong River. Proceed upstream and stop for an afternoon walk at a rural village.

Low Water: Kampong Chhnang is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen, and of considerable interest are the great fish traps. We touch the capital Phnom Penh in the afternoon to change pilots and enter the Upper Mekong bound for Kampong Cham and stop for an afternoon walk at a rural village.
 
Day 3: Kampong Cham (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Morning journey upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating from the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of Angkor. Sail back downstream over lunch for an exploration of the Kampong Cham Area. We travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. We continue to the eco village of Cheungkok supported by the French-Cambodian NGO AMICA and the Kampong Cham orphanage, supported by the Pandaw ProBono programme. We make a late afternoon departure from Kampong Cham heading for Phnom Penh. Overnight mid-stream.
 
Day 4: Phnom Penh (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the Royal Palace and to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. An afternoon excursion is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre situated in the suburbs of the city then shopping at the Russian market or Central market.

More happily, Phnom Penh has a lively night life, and some passengers choose to dine ashore or try one of the capital’s many watering holes; a favorites being the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.
 
Day 5: Cruising the Mekong - Border Crossing (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

We cast off for a day cruising in the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Today we stop at Prek Touch, a jungle village, to visit fruit orchards, and then set off for the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities.
 
Day 6: Chau Doc (breakfast/lunch/dinner)


Mekong Vietnam


We travel from the main Mekong channel at Tan Chau down the canals and backwaters by local ferry boat. At Chau Doc we visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm. We make a trishaw ride round this fascinating town of fine French-colonial buildings and bustling market. We return to the ship for lunch and cast off for Cai Be.
 
Day 7: Cai Be (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to Cai Be to see a floating market, and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the An Kiet House. In the afternoon we continue our sightseeing by boat to Vinh Long to visit the Bonsai Gardens and see brick works.
 
Day 8: My Tho - Saigon (breakfast)

Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where we disembark at 0830 for coach transfer to Renaissance Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1) arriving approximately at 10: 30. 

See more: 8 days/ 7 nights upstream Saigon to Siem Reap by RV Pandaw Cruise

Inclusions:

• Transfers to and from Pandaw Cruise at start and end of voyage.
• Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite cabin with twin/double basic on the Pandaw Cruise.
• English speaking guides.
• All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.
• Admission fees for all sightseeing places.

Exclusions:

• All visa cost.
• Personal expenses.
• Drinks at bar, laundry.
• Tips and gratuities.
• Port tax  Pandaw Cruises Pandaw's Schedule

 
 
 
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