11Days 10Nights Pandaw Cruise Cambodia – Vietnam

Day 01: Tonle River / Kampong Chham PI47619-hr
  • Passengers will transfer by coach from hotel to Kampong Cham, stopping at Kampong Thom along the way.
  • Passengers will visit the hilltop temple of Wat Hanchey in the afternoon.

Day 02: Chhlong

  • Spend the morning cruising.
  • In the afternoon, passengers will visit the somewhat dilapidated French colonial town of Chhlong, once the centre of the coffee and tea trade. This is a great little place to just potter around and enjoy some of the amazing colonial houses.

Day 03: Kratie and the Doplhin Sanctuary9076190-floating-house-and-houseboat-on-the-tonle-sap-lake-between-battambang-and-siem-reap-cambodia

  • Travel by boat to the WWF protected area where we hope to see the rare river dolphins. The river here is rocky and not navigable by larger vessels.
  • In the afternoon, there will be some free time to explore the town of Kratie, another remnant of French colonialism.

Day 04: Pnom Sambok / Sambor

  • Morning excursion by local bus to visit Phnom Sambok. Here passengers will visit a variety of small wats, monasteries and pagodas at the top of the hill and experience a wonderful view over the mekong and surrounding areas.
  • In the afternoon, passengers will visit Sambor and the 100 column pagoda situated there.

Day 05: Kampong Cham AreaPhnom_Srey & Pros

  • Morning cruising downstream.
  • In the afternoon, travel by bus to visit the Twin Holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey (Man and Woman Hill). Continuation to the ecotourism village of Choeungkok supported by the Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica and the Pandaw-supported Kampong Cham orphanage.

Day 06: Tonle River / Kampong Chhnang

  • Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang by either coach or the ship depending on water levels.
  • In Kampong Chhnang passengers will take a wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here many fishtraps may be seen.

Day 07: Phnom Penhreis-cambodja-phnom-pehn

  • Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and 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 (www.cyclo.org.uk).
  • In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.

Day 08: Cruising the Mekong / Border Crossing

  • We spend the day cruising in the main Mekong channel, an international shipping route. 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 09: Chau Doc / Cu Lao Gien Cu Lao Gien island

  • Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc.
  • In the afternoon, visit Cu Lao Gien island and a Catholic monastery called “La Providence” built in 1875 by the French nuns of “Saint Paul de Chartres”.

Day 10: Sa Dec / Cai Be

  • In the morning passengers will take an exciting Sampan boat excursion to Cai Be via Vinh Long along canals and backwaters. Passengers will visit Sa Dec and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous french novelist. At Cai Be, we will cruise through its colorful floating market which takes place daily in front of the catholic church.

Day 11: My Tho / SaigonMyTho_Bentre-4

  • Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where passengers disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Hotel Sofitel Plaza Saigon. Arrive at the hotel late morning.
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