Saigon and Phnom Penh - 5 Days

Saigon and Phnom Penh

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. On our Mekong river cruises we pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavor, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. Your journey will end in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.

These Mekong River Cruises – Saigon to Phnom Penh – is available in both directions!

Available as a 3 night or 4 night option.

Please take a moment to read our detailed itinerary. Our Mekong river cruises can easily be combines with one of our local hotels should you wish.  Also it can be combines with any number of our other tours. Should you require any additional services the please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Prices Starting From $1359 per person*

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Upstream  – Saigon to Phnom Penh

Mekong Cruise

DAY 1 MY THO

DAY 2 SA DEC

DAY 3 CHAU DOC

DAY 4 PHNOM PENH

Downstream – Phnom Penh to Saigon

Vietnam Cruise

DAY 1 PHNOM PENH

DAY 2 TONLE RIVER

DAY 3 VIETNAM BOARDER

DAY 4 CHAU DOC

DAY 1 – MY THO

Morning transfer from Saigon to embark on 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

In the morning we will visit Cai Be floating market along canals and backwaters and then continue to Sa Dec via Vinh Long Province. Sa Dec has an interesting local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the ‘lover’ of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist whose book was immortalized 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 off on one of our mountain bikes. The local market is great and the Catholic Church well worth a visit. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

DAY 4 – PHNOM PENH

Disembark in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, after breakfast.

Please note: Our crew will hand out your passports after the immigration formalities at 10.00am. Please let us know if you plan to leave the ship earlier due to flight connections

DAY 1 – PHNOM PENH

Embark the ship by lunchtime. Afternoon and evening at leisure to discover the city on your own.

DAY 2 – 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 3 – VIETNAM BOARDER

Sail for the border and formalities and then continue to Tan Chau for the evening.

DAY 4 – 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 excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long to 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. We continue along canals and backwaters to Cai Be for the floating market and overnight.

DAY 5 – 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 in Saigon late morning at around 10.30am.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 18 upper deck, 6 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

WINING & DINING

  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, Semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Farewell reception
  • Theme- and gala dinners
  • Spacious, air-conditioned saloon bar with nightly entertainment
  • Sundeck bar with complimentary ice cream from sunrise to sunset
  • Pool table on sundeck
  • 24hrs hospitality bar
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls

ON EXCURSIONS

  • Admissions
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Bottled drinking water
  • We give away aluminium water bottles
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Refreshing drink following excursions
  • Full-size motor coach on all excursions
  • Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
  • Comfortable “Pandaw Explorer” excursion boat
  • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions

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)

ONBOARD STAFF

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • 1st Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Bosun & nautical crew
  • Ship manager
  • Housekeeping
  • Dining
  • Bar keeper
  • Chefs
  • Spa therapist
  • Local tour guides

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, LSD projector and sound system
  • Art gallery featuring local art and artists
  • Library with contemporary and classic literature
  • Wireless internet in all public areas

DECK PLAN

Inclusions

  • 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 mineral water
  • Transfers from meeting point in Saigon to ship or Vice Versa

Exclusions

  • international flights
  • 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.
  • No transfers in Phnom Penh. (Can Be Booked Upon Request at Time of Booking Cruise.
Price From USD 1,589 USD $ 1,359/person
1359
Total $ 1,359 USD

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  • Saigon, Phnom Penh
  • 5 Days
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