November 14 - 27, 2019 | 14 days / 12 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
|Board on overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City|
|Nov 15||Ho Chi Minh City||Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Explore Cho Lon and its landmarks
|Nov 16||Ho Chi Minh City
Sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City
|Nov 17||Chau Doc||Visit a traditional Cham village and catfish farm
Travel to Sa Dec
|Nov 18||Vietnam Border||Sail towards the Vietnam border|
|Nov 19||Tonle River||See Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake|
|Nov 20||Phnom Penh||Experience Cambodia’s charming capital
Optional excursion to Genocide Museum
|Nov 21||Prek Kdam||See Monkey Temple, Wat Hanchey, Angkor Ban|
|Nov 22||Kratie||Spot the Irrawaddy dolphins|
|Nov 23||Siem Reap||DISEMBARKATION|
|Nov 24||Siem Reap||Tour Siem Reap’s oldest market
Visit temple of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre
|Nov 25||Angkor||Experience the splendour of Angkor Thom
Explore breathtaking Angkor Wat
|Nov 26||Siem Reap||Explore the city of Siem Reap|
|Nov 27||Siem Reap
|Check out at hotel
Transfer to airport for your return flight
TORONTO | HO CHI MINH CITY
Board an overnight flight from Toronto to Ho Chi Minh City.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, where a local guide will accompany you to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore this thriving traveler’s hub.
HO CHI MINH CITY
In the morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an impressive 200-km-long underground network that served as an important base during the American War. Visitors can explore the area’s tunnels, hidden entrances, and booby traps. In the afternoon, explore Cho Lon, home of Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinese community as well as Chinese-influenced landmarks such as Cha Tam Church and Thien Hau Temple. En route back to the hotel, we’ll stop at the one-of-a-kind Cao Dai temple.
HO CHI MINH CITY | MY THO | EMBARKATION
After breakfast, transfer to My Tho port for embarkation. Enjoy welcome drinks and your first lunch on board. Sail downstream to Ben Tre and anchor midstream.
Chau Doc is home to Chinese, Cham, and Khmer ethnic communities. Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and a catfish farm in Chau Doc with our guide or do your own thing and take one of our mountain bikes and explore the local market or the Catholic Church.
Explore the labyrinthine canal system around Tan Chau to visit a Taoist temple where the monks will read fortunes. The ship then sails for the Cambodia Border.
Morning orientation of Phnom Penh by cyclo visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by the National Museum with its marvelous collection of Angkorian statuary. Afternoon optional visit to the Killing Fields and Genocide museum or take a tuk-tuk to explore the riverfront and finish with High Tea at Raffles Hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and nightlife.
Witness the picturesque landscapes and vibrant rural life on the banks of the Tonle river, stopping to tour two little-known artisan villages. At the mouth of the Tonle river is Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake and a UNESCO biosphere reserve whose flow changes direction with the monsoon.
Explore the rural village of Angkor Ban, where the wooden houses on stilts were among the only traditional structures to survive the Khmer Rouge’s destructive regime. Sail upstream, stopping at Wat Hanchey, a colourful hilltop pagoda that offers panoramic views of the Mekong which are among the best in the country.
Morning visit to Koh Trong Island a small Mekong River hamlet which can be explored by bicycle or ox cart with a real immersion into Khmer rural life then visiting a reforestation site where you can leave your mark by planting your own tree. After lunch, moor off Kratie and continue to the dolphin grounds by local boat where the best place to spot the Mekong river’s ever-disappearing Irrawaddy dolphins.
DISEMBARKATION | SIEM REAP
Sail downstream to moor at Kampong Cham for disembarkation and road transfer to Siem Reap.
This morning, tour Siem Reap’s oldest market and learn the ins and outs of traditional Khmer cuisine during a private cooking class with a local executive chef. In the afternoon, explore the small but enchanting temple of Banteay Srei, one of the area’s most sacred sites. Banteay Samre, which you’ll visit next, dates back to the early 12th century. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning, experience the splendour of Angkor Thom, a longstanding stronghold of the Khmer empire and the site of the renowned Bayon Temple. You’ll also see Ta Prohm, where the encroaching jungle adds to the temple’s mystical allure. After lunch, explore breathtaking Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and the pinnacle of Khmer culture. Meet young artisans learning traditional art forms before a dinner of local fare.
SIEM REAP | TORONTO
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport to prepare for your onward journey.
Dates & Prices
|Cabin Category||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|Main Deck||CAD $7,450||CAD $9,750|
|Upper Deck||CAD $8,150||CAD $10,790|
*Pricing is available for departures from other Canadian cities. Please contact us for details.
CDN $4,480 per person based on twin occupancy
CDN $4,980 per person based on twin occupancy
*Price are per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin stateroom.
A limited number of single staterooms are available upon request.
The above rates do not include airfare.
|Sailing Season||Main Deck*
Price per Person
Price per Person
|November 2018 – April 2019
July – December 2019
January – December 2020
|From $3,506||From $4,302|
*Port charge of $88 is excluded
* Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing |
Roundtrip international airfare and air taxes from Toronto - Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City, and return Siem Reap - Hong Kong - Toronto
2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City with daily breakfast
3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap with daily breakfast
Tours and transfers as per itinerary
English speaking local guides
Meals as per itinerary
Local government taxes and services charges
All gratuities for local guides and drivers
7 nights accommodation onboard cruise
All meals onboard from lunch of the first day to the breakfast of the last day
Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices (wine, premium liquors, imported drinks, and premium mineral waters at NOT included)
All cruise shore excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides
All port fees and port charges
All gratuities for ship crew and local guides and drivers for included shore excursions
RV Tonle Pandaw
With her gorgeous upper deck saloon, observation decks and formal dining room, this ship is an old favourite and has a rich ambience. In 2013 she was fully refitted and the number of cabins reduced to just twenty-eight in order to create a professional spa and library on the lower deck. She is not a small ship but despite her size she has a shallow draft and can usually get up river into low water areas when other vessels are stuck well below.