Indochina travel by pandaw cruise highlights Vietnam trip

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The Indochina travel package by Pandaw cruise offers chances for to discover the most remote and amazing lands in Mokong river from floating markets to floating villages. Travel Indochina, join Indochina tours by Pandaw cruise between Saigon, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap for unforgettable experience. Book it now

amazing indochina travel package(8days/7nights)
(Tour code: MK - 03)

Tour Route: Saigon - Mytho - Cai Be – Vinh Long - Sadec - Culao Gien - Chau Doc / Border Crossing - Phnom Penh - Tonle River - Kompong Cham (Mekong River) - Siem Reap.

day 1: saigon - mytho

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Enjoy delicous lunch during your interesting cruise along Mekong river to Caibe. Here, discover fascinating, evergreen islands. Take a nice walk, visit the former Imperial residence and the An Kiet House. Talk with members of Kiet family while seeing their fruit orchards.

Back to Pandaw cruise for overnight in Caibe. The 1st day of your Vietnam holiday ends with great diner in Elegant atmosphere.

Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long - Sadec - Culao Gien - Chau Doc

Your Vietnam trip starts with half day cruise on traditional sampan along small canals of Vinh Long to Sad Dec. Visit Cai Be market for unique experience of Vietnam holidays , the most bustling floating one in Mekong Delta. See thousands of small boats jostling together as owners attempt to sell their goods.

Then see local factories where rice pasta, coconut candies and other specialities are traditionally made. Also visit a Mandarin house dating from late 19th century.

The next stop of amazing Indochina travel package is Dong Hoa Hiep islet. Explore the daily rural life of local people. See palm tree leave weaving, traditional wooden boat factories and fruit orchard gardens.

In Sadec, visit the local market and the splendid ancient house of Mr. Huyn Thuy Le, the “lover” of Marguerite Duras, famous French novelist and inspiration for the film L'Amant-The Lover directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud .

Back to Pandaw cruise for lunch. Continue your holiday in Vietnam by visitting Cu Lao Gien island in Chau Doc, an important Catholic centre with mission, an orphanage, school, hospice and leprosy centre. Then see a Catholic monastery called “La Providence” built in 1875 by the French nuns of “Saint Paul de Chartres”.

The 2nd day of your amazing holidays in Vietnam end with amazing photoes and unforgettable experience.

day 3: discover fascinating Chau Doc / Border Crossing

Your amazing Vietnam trip begins by cruising down to Chau Doc jetty where you visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm. Take a trishaw ride round this fascinating town of fine French-colonial buildings and see its bustling market.

Back to Pandaw cruise for lunch and travel to the Cambodian border for the usual formalities. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong channel, which is an international shipping route. Spend the 3rd night of your Indochina travel package just downstream from Phnom Penh.

day 4: explore charming phnom penh

The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm with several impressive wats including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka.

The Royal Palace and spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few Cambodian places with artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge. one of the highlights of your amazing Indochina travel package is The national museum with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts.

Take a morning visit to the Cyclo Centre that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers, many of whom are very poor ( Trained drivers with basic English and a good knowledge help you see the key sights. You decide where to go and what to see on your private cyclo. (For groups if a conventional guide and coach are required we are happy to supply).

An afternoon optional excursion (by coach) 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.

Then go shopping at the Russian market or Central market. This tour is included in the cost of your package but must be requested at the time of booking in the Booking Comments box or at the latest on board the first day of the cruise.

Tour Included:
+ A/C transportation from/to the meeting point (In Saigon: Sofitel Plaza. In Siem Reap: Elephant Bar at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor).
+ Welcome drink and locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
+ Accommodation(twin share)
+ Entrance and sightseeing fees
+ Great mail meals
+ Taxes

Tour Excluded:
+ Daily expense
+ Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
+ Kayaking if not included
+ Tips & gratuity to drive and guides
+ Personal travel & medical insurance
+ Other things not included in the programme

More happily, Phnom Penh has a lively night life, and some tourists choose to dine ashore or try one of the capital’s many watering holes; a favorites being the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

day 5: Phnom Penh - Tonle River

Early morning sail the Tonle River which connects Tonle Lake with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers that merge at Phnom Penh.

1.Low water, approximately November to July
The river journey to Kampong Chhnang is one of the highlights of the amazing Indochina travel package. Temples abound along the river banks at Kampong Chhnang. See the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take 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.

2. High water, approximately July to November.
Stop at Preak Dom Bridge. Proceed by coach to Kompong Chhnang where you can see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Take 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. Back to the ship at lunch time. We make a late afternoon departure from Kompong Chhnang heading for Phnom Penh. Spend the 5th night of your Indochina travel package midriver.

day 6: Kompong Cham (Mekong River)

Take a morning glance at the capital Phnom Penh to change pilots. Then walk around the little-known Chong Koh silk weaving village. Then cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. In the afternoon, stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. Be at leisure to explore this peaceful and friendly community. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

day 7: Kompong Cham Area

Cruise upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey dating to the 8th century. These ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of Angkor.

Have great lunch while Ms Pandaw cruises downstream to the Kompong Cham Area. Join a bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, as a modern Wat is set within the ruins of an ancient temple. Then visit the eco village of Cheungkok supported by the French-Cambodian NGO AMICA and the Kampong Cham orphanage, supported by the Pandaw ProBono programme.

day 8: Kompong Cham to Siem Reap

Coach transfer at 0800 to the Raffles hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap stopping at Kampong Thom. Packed lunch and refreshments provided. Arrive at Siem Reap by 1200.

Note:The Indochina travel package's itinerary and programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

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Prices quoted in USD nett per person(8days/7nights)
Time of booking Type of cabins
Premium Main Deck Lower Single
Low season(18/3 - 21/5) 2550 2498 1347
Special rate for some codes 2335 2077 1197

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