Classic Mekong - Siem Reap to Saigon
DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Mekong Pandaw
Experience the fascinating river life and cultural contrasts of Cambodia and Vietnam as the Mekong winds it way from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). 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. After a full day in charming Phnom Penh travel deeper into Cambodia to explore remote waterways and the great monuments of Angkor. Cruise aboard the Mekong Pandaw, with no more than 48 guests this ship offers more space per guest than any other river ship operating on the Mekong. Cruise also operates in the reverse direction, Saigon to Siem Reap.
Operated by: Pandaw
Built in Yangon (Myanmar) in 2003, Mekong Pandaw was designed and purpose-built for cruising on the mighty Mekong River.
During a major refurbishment in 2012, Mekong Pandaw was completely refitted, with all cabins on the lower deck removed, and replaced by extra guest services including a professional spa, gym, library lounge and office. Now, accommodating just 48 guests in 24 rooms, Mekong Pandaw is quite justifiably one of the most splendid ships on the Mekong and the envy of anything that floats by. Facilities on board include a spacious 750 square metre sundeck, complete with multiple furnishing options and even a billiard table. The library and lounge areas offer a quiet place to relax and take in the views as the ship winds its way through Vietnam and Cambodia, whilst the stylish dining room hosts buffet breakfasts and lunches, along with table service dinners.
Onboard space is the hallmark of the Mekong Pandaw however, with wider promenades, a larger dining room and more spacious public areas per passenger than any other ship currently operating the Mekong River.
The following additional options may be added to your cruise.
This two night pre-cruise package includes touring to Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat, Angkor Tom and an entertaining and original Cambodian show at Phare Ponleu Selpak's Circus. You will also receive a transfer from Siem Reap airport, two nights accommodation at the 5* Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa, along with two breakfasts and two lunches. Enquire for single traveller fares.
Ho Chi Minh City Stay
At the conclusion of your cruise discover Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Tour the city's main sights including Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Former US Embassy, City Hall, War Museum of Remnants and the Ben Thanh market. You will also visit the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, a complicated system of caves built by the Viet Cong guerillas. You will also enjoy two nights accommodation at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel, two breakfasts, one lunch and a transfer to the airport. Enquire for single traveller fares.
House wine package
Local soft drinks, local beer and local spirits are included at meal times aboard Mekong Pandaw. For wine lovers, you can now add this special package allowing unlimited house wines (both red and white) with lunch and dinner.
Important note: Pandaw applies port duties of USD $65 per person in addition to the published cruise fare, and these port duties will be added to your invoice.
Your cruise price includes:
- 7 nights accommodation aboard Mekong Pandaw
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst onboard
- Locally made soft drinks, beer and spirits
- Jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes
- Mineral water
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Guide services (English language)
- Gratuities to crew
- Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage
Your cruise price does not include:
- International flights
- Pre & post cruise accommodation
- Port dues (if levied)
- Laundry and personal charges
- All visa costs,
- Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
- Imported beverages such as soft drinks, wines, premium spirits and liqueurs
- Espressos and cappuccinos at the bar
- Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers
- Travel insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)