Witness the beauty of Cambodia and Vietnam on this fantastic eight day package tour. Your cruise host is Pandaw cruises and your comfortable cabin will be awaiting your arrival when we set off from Siem Reap. Make your way across Tonle Sap Lake seeing floating villages and incredible sites along the way. Make your way to Kampong Cham to see ancient Cham shrines and the twin holy mountains. Next stop is Phnom Penh, were there are a lot of sites to be seen. Chau Doc Vietnam is next where you will visit Cham Villages and take a Cyclo tour around the fascinating town. Cast off to Cai Be for the incredible floating markets and visit the local attractions. My Tho is your last stop on the cruise, from where you will be transferred to HCM City by coach.
Meals: L, D
Tonle Sap Lake
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 tranquillity 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:
Meals: B, L, D
Low and No Water: This 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, some half a kilometre long, which net a huge tonnage of fish after each monsoon as the fish migrate from the falling lake into the Tonle River. 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 the village of Peam Chikang.
Meals: B, L, D
We continue upstream past Kampong Cham for a morning walk up the Wat Hanchai hill with its ancient Cham shrines. Cruise through lunch and in afternoon travel by minivan (not always airconditioned) to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and the twin holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, or Man and Woman Hills. Late afternoon departure from Kampong Cham heading for Phnom Penh. Overnight mid-steam.
Meals: B, L, D
The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The old colonial architecture makes an attractive backdrop to busy cafes, and the renovated river "corniche" is full of life. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artefacts 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. 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 favourite being the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.
Meals: B, L, D
Cruising the Mekong / Border crossing
We cast off for a day cruising the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. Today we will stop for a jungle village walk to visit fruit orchards, and then set off for the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities, which in this part of the world, take time. Overnight mid-stream.
Meals: B, L, D
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. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for Cai Be.
Meals: B, L, D
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 colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the An Kiet House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. In the afternoon we continue our sightseeing by traditional junk to Vinh Long to visit the Bonsai Gardens and see boat yards, brick works and traditional roofers. We rejoin the Pandaw and cruise past Vinh Long City and the Evergreen Islands. Overnight moor mid-stream Cai Be.
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- English / French speaking guide
- All transfer and transport by private coach
- 7 nights in double / twin cabin of The RV Mekong Pandaw or The RV Tole Sap Pandaw
- Meal as indicated ( B = breakast; L= lunch, D= dinner)
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- Government taxes & service charge
- Airfares & airport taxes
- Port tax : $ 65 /pax
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
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