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Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon    Journey Map
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. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.
In 2003, RV Mekong Pandaw were the first ship to attempt this extraordinary journey, surmounting complex bureaucratic and navigational obstacles. We now have five ships plying this amazing waterway.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Embark the ship by lunchtime. Afternoon and evening at leisure to discover the city on your own.
Day 2: Cruising the Mekong / Border Crossing
We spend the day cruising in the main Mekong channel, an International shipping route for the Vietnamese border for the usual formalities.
Day 3: Chau Doc
Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc.
Day 4: Sa Dec / Cai Be
In the morning we will take an exciting Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long along canals and backwaters. We will visit Sa Dec and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the 'lover' of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist. At Cai Be, we will cruise through its colourful floating market which takes place daily in front of the catholic church.
Day 5: My Tho / Saigon
Early morning sail from Cai Be for My Tho, where we disembark in the early morning for a coach transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Arrive at the hotel late morning
Entrance fees
Guide services (English language)
Gratuities to crew
Main meals
Locally made soft and alcoholic beverages
Jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water
Transfers between the meeting points
International flights, port dues, airport transfers
Laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges
Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs
Fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
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*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.