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"Pickup service was good. Services on board was great, the village sightseeing was god, and guide spoke good English. If I could wish for two things; taking drink orders at the tables on top deck during nighttime and a stop or two at the floating market, not just driving by. Information and payment was good. Would recommend to friends. Thank you for a good trip, and experience. "
Mr. Henrik Sørensen Hoff & his wife on Mekong Eyes 2 days Cantho - Phu Quoc on March 26-27, 2013

Pandaw Mekong 8 Days Saigon - Siem Reap

Boat / Cruise Ship: Pandaw Cruises  
PROMOTIONS: PROMOTIONS: 20% OFF for last minute booking30 days prior to departure date with 80% occupancy.
Itinerary: My Tho - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Tonle River - Siem Reap
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec
Day 3: Chau Doc - Border Crossing
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Day 5: Tonle River - Kampong Chhnang
Day 6: Kampong Cham - Mekong River
Day 7: Kampong Cham Area
Day 8: Transfer to Siem Reap

Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,730
Cabin CategoryUpper DeckMain DeckUpper Premium
5th Jul, 2014 (Upstream)VND 42,507,990
(~US$ 1,870)
VND 33,708,717
(~US$ 1,483)
VND 0
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12th Jul, 2014 (Downstream)VND 38,638,215
(~US$ 1,700)
VND 33,708,717
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VND 0
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26th Jul, 2014 (Downstream)VND 30,910,572
(~US$ 1,360)
VND 26,967,087
(~US$ 1,186)
VND 0
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2nd; 16th Aug, 2014 (Upstream)VND 51,009,588
(~US$ 2,244)
VND 40,450,536
(~US$ 1,780)
VND 0
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7th Aug, 2014 (Upstream)VND 53,482,275
(~US$ 2,353)
VND 42,785,820
(~US$ 1,882)
VND 0
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9th, 26th Aug, 2014 (Downstream)VND 46,365,858
(~US$ 2,040)
VND 40,450,536
(~US$ 1,780)
VND 0
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2nd Sep, 2014 (Upstream)VND 51,009,588
(~US$ 2,244)
VND 40,450,536
(~US$ 1,780)
VND 0
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27th Sep, 2014 (Upstream)VND 46,758,789
(~US$ 2,057)
VND 37,079,721
(~US$ 1,631)
VND 0
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15th Sep, 2014 (Downstream)VND 42,502,131
(~US$ 1,870)
VND 37,079,721
(~US$ 1,631)
VND 0
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11th Oct, 2014 (Upstream)VND 81,729,648
(~US$ 3,596)
VND 53,831,547
(~US$ 2,368)
VND 98,232,750
(~US$ 4,322)
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25th Oct, 2014 (Upstream)VND 81,729,648
(~US$ 3,596)
VND 53,831,547
(~US$ 2,368)
VND 0
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4th Oct, 2014 (Downstream)VND 54,057,780
(~US$ 2,378)
VND 39,150,216
(~US$ 1,722)
VND 0
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18th Oct, 2014 (Downstream)VND 74,329,542
(~US$ 3,270)
VND 53,831,547
(~US$ 2,368)
VND 0
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8th Nov, 2014 (Upstream)VND 74,299,680
(~US$ 3,269)
VND 48,937,770
(~US$ 2,153)
VND 89,302,500
(~US$ 3,929)
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22th Nov, 2014 (Upstream)VND 74,299,680
(~US$ 3,269)
VND 48,937,770
(~US$ 2,153)
VND 0
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15th Nov, 2014 (Downstream)VND 67,572,225
(~US$ 2,973)
VND 48,937,770
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6th; 20th Dec, 2014 (Upstream)VND 74,299,680
(~US$ 3,269)
VND 48,937,770
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13th Dec, 2014 (Downstream)VND 54,057,780
(~US$ 2,378)
VND 39,150,216
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VND 0
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27th Dec, 2014 (Downstream)VND 67,572,225
(~US$ 2,973)
VND 48,937,770
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Pandaw Cruises
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Dining
Bathroom
Spa on board
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All rates are quoted per person based on twin sharing. Prices are valid till Dec, 2014.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Transfer from the Renaissance Riverside Hotel in Saigon to the port of My Tho by coach to embark cruise.

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec
In the morning passengers will visit Cai Be and its colourful floating market. In the afternoon take an exciting 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.

Day 3: Chau Doc - Border Crossing
Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc. Return to the ship by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities.

Day 4: Phnom Penh
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 5: Tonle River - Kampong Chhnang
Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang either by ship or by coach depending on water levels. Beyond Kampong Chhnang travel by the Pandaw Explorer to discover the vast wetlands around the mouth of the river. Here many fishtraps may be seen.

Day 6: Kampong Cham - Mekong River
We stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk-weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Day 7: Kampong Cham Area
Passengers visit the hilltop temple of Wat Hanchey in the morning. 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.

Day 8: Transfer to Siem Reap
Early morning coach transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap. Refreshments will be provided and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Arrive at Siem Reap mid afternoon.

* Transfer by coach from Kampong Cham to Siem Reap takes approx 5 hours

Price Includes
Entrance fees
Guide services (English language)
Main meals
Mineral water
• Welcome cocktail party
• Signature hors d’oeuvres at cocktails each evening
• Afternoon tea with cakes or cookies when cruising
• Celebration cake and champagne on birthdays and anniversaries
• Cookery demonstrations and classes using local produce
• All scheduled excursions
• At least two cultural performances per cruise
• Tour of the engine rooms, galley and working parts of the ship
• Film presentations on local culture and history
• Sodas, beers, local spirits and house wines
• Cold towels on deck all day
• Jugged coffee, tea and tisanes on deck from sunrise till sunset
• Crew gratuities are included in your cruise program price
Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage (In Saigon: Renaissance Riverside Hotel / In Siem Reap: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa).

Prices Exclude
International flights
Airport transfers from/ to meeting point
Port taxes: US$ 65 per person
All visa costs
Fuel surcharges (checking at time of booking)
Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs
Fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.
• Spa service including foot, head and body massages (Mekong only)
• Personal laundry service
• Premium or select wines from the Pandaw Wine List, and imported mineral waters

Special Conditions for Children
• Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
• Baby cots are available.
• Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

River Conditions Warning!
The rivers you will sail on are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level, in some places as much as 30 metres. Water levels can change dramatically overnight and a sudden rise can impede our progress upstream considerably and even prevent us from passing under certain bridges. A sudden fall can result in our being unable to get into certain places or go as far upstream as we would hope. Groundings on sandbars are not infrequent and are part of the excitement of any Pandaw expedition. Published itineraries are indicational only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.  Passengers are thus forewarned and expected to be flexible and patient. River cruising in Asia can be a dramatic and adventurous experience - not like cruising the controlled waterways of Europe or America. Note also that we operate in areas with little or no developed infrastructure and subject to the strictures of local officialdom. Be prepared for this and it is all more the fun!

Registration Details
Intercontinental Asiana Hotel
Registration is at 10.30am
39 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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