Saigon and Phnom Penh

  • CAD $2,110

  • 4 Days / 3 Nights OR 5 Days / 4 Nights

Cruise from cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh through the verdant Vietnamese countryside, where you’ll see traditional villages and learn about local customs and livelihoods. Follow the banks of the Mekong to Cai Be, with its colourful floating market, then stop in Chau Doc before crossing the Cambodian border en route to Phnom Penh.

Itinerary

Day Destination Activities
1 Ho Chi Minh EMBARKATION
2 Chau Doc Trip to traditional Cham villages
Cambodian border crossing
3 Phnom Penh Breakfast
DISEMBARKATION

Day Destination Activities
1 Phnom Penh EMBARKATIONAfternoon and evening at your leisure
2 Mekong Cruising Day spent cruising the Mekong channel
Vietnamese border crossing
3 Chau Doc Trip to traditional Cham villages
4 Sa Dec Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec
Tour the Cai Be floating market
5 My Tho DISEMBARKATION

HO CHI MINH / EMBARKATION*

This morning, take a coach transfer from the InterContinental Asiana to the port of My Tho in Ho Chi Minh City, where your luxury riverboat awaits.

CAI BE

Spend the morning touring Cai Be’s charming floating market, where you’ll see wholesalers with boats full colourful produce and wares strung up on wooden poles. In the afternoon, board a sampan to travel along slow-moving canals and backwaters to the town of Sa Dec. Here, you’ll see the more than 100-year-old house of Huyn Thuy Le, the lover of French novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras.

CHAU DOC

Straddling the banks of the Hau Giang River, Chau Doc is home to Chinese, Cham, and Khmer ethnic communities. Here, take a sampan to see traditional Cham villages, where catfish farms in bamboo cages are suspended beneath houseboats. Back in the town, you’ll find a surprising range of cultural influences evidenced by temples, mosques, and churches. See the bustling local market, or enjoy a drink in the elegant Victoria Hotel.

PHNOM PENH / DISEMBARKATION

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board the ship, disembark and continue with your journey.

PHNOM PENH / EMBARKATION

This morning, embark the ship and enjoy an afternoon and evening at your leisure in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s bustling capital.

MEKONG CRUISING

Spend the day cruising the Mekong channel, an international shipping route. In the afternoon your ship heads toward the Vietnamese border, where the usual customs and immigration formalities will take place on board.

CHAU DOC

Straddling the banks of the Hau Giang River, Chau Doc is home to Chinese, Cham, and Khmer ethnic communities. Here, take a sampan to see traditional Cham villages, where catfish farms in bamboo cages are suspended beneath houseboats. Back in the town, you’ll find a surprising range of cultural influences evidenced by temples, mosques, and churches. See the bustling local market, or enjoy a drink in the elegant Victoria Hotel.

SA DEC

In the morning, board a sampan to travel along slow-moving canals and backwaters to the town of Sa Dec. Here, you’ll see the more than 100-year-old house of Huyn Thuy Le, the lover of French novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras. Spend the afternoon touring Cai Be’s charming floating market, where you’ll see wholesalers with boats full colourful produce and wares strung up on wooden poles.

MY THO / DISEMBARKATION

Sail from Cai Be to My Tho in the early morning and disembark to prepare for your onward journey.

Dates & Prices

Sailing SeasonPrice per person
November 2018 - April 2019
July 2019 - April 2020
Main Deck* From $2,110
November 2018 - April 2019
July 2019 - April 2020
Upper Deck* From $2,560

*Port charge of $48 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 |

Ship Information

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RV Mekong Pandaw

Built in Rangoon in 2002 she was sailed round to Saigon under her own power and many a drama described in Paul Strachan’s Pandaw Story.

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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.

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