Pandaw: Classic Mekong

Tonle Pandaw Cruise

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. We 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. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.

Pandaw: Classic Mekong - Vietnam Tours

Pandaw: Classic Mekong

Visiting Cities: Saigon - My Tho - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Tonle River - Kratie - Siem Reap or vice vesa    

Phone: +84 982 661 133

Number of Cabins: 28 rooms

Checkin time: 14:00

Checkout time: 12:00

Room rates: $ 1350 - $ 3600

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Tonle Pandaw Cruise

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  • ITINERARY
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  • CABIN INFO
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BRIEF


New and exclusive upgraded itinerary - now visiting Kratie and the Mekong dolphins. No other river cruise operators go there!

RV TONLE PANDAW
Modelled on Pandaw II and originally called Pandaw III, the Tonle saw a year’s service in Burma in 2002/3 before being sent under tug-tow to the Mekong where she has done continuous service between Saigon and Kampong Cham ever since. With her gorgeous upper deck saloon, observation decks and formal dining room this ship is an old favourite and has a rich ambience. In 2013 she was fully refitted and the number of cabins reduced to just twenty-eight in order to create a professional spa and library on the lower deck. She is not a small ship but despite her size she has a shallow draft and can usually get up river into low water areas when other vessels are stuck well below.
The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

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).

PUBLIC SPACES
- Guest relation desk
- Largest public space to passenger ratio of any cruise ship in the world
- Shop, supporting fair trade
- Lecture and meeting room with oversized flat screen TV, LCD projector and sound system
- Art gallery featuring local art and artists
- Library with contemporary and classic literature.

CRUISE INFO
- Build 2002 in Yangon, refit 2013
- Length: 180ft / 54.8m
- Beam: 33.13ft / 10.10m
- Draft: 4ft / 1.5m
- Berths: 56 pax

ITINERARY

7 NIGHTS SAIGON – SIEM REAP (UP STREAM)

Saigon – My Tho – Sa Dec – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Tonle River – Kratie – Siem Reap

Please note: We may experience low water levels between January and April. If we are unable to reach Kratie to see the river dolphins a revised itinerary will be offered with an exciting variety of excursions.

Day 1: My Tho
Morning transfer to the port, embarking your Pandaw vessel in time for welcome drinks, a briefing and lunch. Sail across the vast Mekong Delta.
Your guide will collect your passports at the meeting point so we can arrange the immigration formalities.
Day 2: Sa Dec
Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the 'lover' of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine.
Day 3: Chau Doc
Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore teh local market or the Catholic Church. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre.
Day 5: Tonle River
Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.
Day 6: Kratie
Morning walk at Angkor Ban and after an all day sail through delightful Cambodian countryside we reach charming French colonial town of Kratie in the evening. No other river ships get this high but thanks to the Mekong Pandaw’s shallow draft we can attempt it.
Day 7: The Dolphin Grounds
From Kratie we go further upstream using a local bus to view the dolphin grounds in a national park protected area. In the afternoon on our return downstream we stop at a curious shrine known as the Monkey Temple on the way to moor overnight near Kampong Cham.
Day 8: Siem Reap
Early morning coach transfer to Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid-afternoon.

TRANSFERS & JOINING
Day 1: Siem Reap
REGISTRATION DETAILS
INTERCONTINENTAL ASIANA SAIGON HOTEL
Registration is at 10.00am
THE LIBRARY Bar, ground floor next to the hotel’s reception,
39 Le Duan, Ben Nghe,
Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 3520 9999
Morning transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to your Pandaw moored at Kampong Cham.
Morning transfer from the Inter Continental Asiana Saigon Hotel to the port of My Tho by coach to embark on the RV Mekong Pandaw.
Please arrive at meeting point no later than 10.00am. Transfer will depart 10.30am.
Day 8: Siem Reap
Early morning coach transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, arriving mid-afternoon (approx. 13.30pm).
Transfer by coach from Kampong Cham to Siem Reap takes approx 5 hours.

 

7 NIGHTS SIEM REAP – SAIGON (DOWN STREAM)

Siem Reap – Kratie – Prek Kdam – Phnom Penh – Tonle River – Chau Doc – My Tho – Saigon

Please note: We may experience low water levels between January and April. If we are unable to reach Kratie to see the river dolphins a revised itinerary will be offered with an exciting variety of excursions.

Day 1: Siem Reap
Morning transfer to your Pandaw moored at Kampong Cham. A packed lunch will be provided on the coach and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Once on board we will set sail upstream to moor overnight at Cchlong.
Your guide or purser will collect your passports at the meeting point so we can arrange the immigration formalities.
Day 2: Kratie and the Dolphin Grounds
Sail through the morning to reach Kratie, a charming French colonial river port, and after lunch visit the dolphin grounds travelling further upstream by local bus.
Day 3: Prek Kdam
Sailing down river we stop at the very curious Monkey Temple, Wat Hanchey and Angkor Ban.
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Whilst in Phnom Penh you will be provided with their own private cyclo. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers. You will visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre.
Day 5: Tonle River
Explorations up Tonle River to a silver making village, Kampong Trolach, and Chong Koh either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. This river is very pretty and there is a vibrant local life to be viewed along the river banks and in lesser craft.
Day 6: Vietnam Border
Sail for the border and formalities and then continue to Tan Chau for the evening.
Please note border crossing will take place on Day 5 during low water (for visa purposes).
Day 7: Chau Doc
Morning either visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market and the Catholic Church. Afternoon Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the 'lover' of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was imortalised in the film L’Indochine. Moor overnight at Cai Bei.
Day 8: My Tho to Saigon
Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where passengers disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Saigon. Arrive late morning at around 10.30am.

TRANSFERS & JOINING
Day 1: Siem Reap

REGISTRATION DETAILS
VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORT & SPA
Registration is at 11.00am
Central Park,
Siem Reap Town,
Kingdom of Cambodia.
Tel: +855 63 760 428
Morning transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to your Pandaw moored at Kampong Cham.
Please arrive at meeting point no later than 11.00am. Transfer will depart 11.30am.
Day 8: My Tho to Saigon
Early morning coach transfer to the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel, arriving around 10.30am.

PRICE

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Above Price Included
  • Entrance fees
  • guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft drinks
  • Local beer and local spirits
  • Jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.
Above Price Excluded
  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation / Prepayment policy

   Please check with our travel consultants about Pandaw Cruise's Cancellation Policy.

CABIN INFO


ACCOMMODATION
  • 18 upper deck, 10 main deck staterooms
  • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space
  • New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • Central AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés.

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