Phnom Penh - Siem Reap by RV Pandaw Cruise

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Phnom Penh - Siem Reap by Pandaw cruise

Detailed Itinerary

  • Phnom Penh - Siem Reap 5 days
  • Siem Reap - Phnom Penh 4 days

DAY 1: PHNOM PENH

Passengers embark the ship in the afternoon. Passengers spend the afternoon at leisure and dinner is served on board.

Sailing into Phnom Penh past the Royal Palace and bustling corniche is highlight to any Mekong voyage. We moor right in the city centre and you can walk virtually anywhere.
For our individual tourists we have teamed up with a charity 'The Cyclo Centre' who give training, language instruction and welfare assistance to often homeless cyclo drivers. These guys are all great fun and very enthusiastic. You will have your own cyclo, a map (with ship contact numbers) and you go off and do your own thing! There is much to choose from in this attractive former French city: the Royal Palace, the National Museum with its excellent Khmer collections, the Russian and Central markets, various temples and monasteries, a drink at the Foreign Correspondents club, or if feeling or better still the Raffles Le Royale Elephant Bar.
Registration Details: Passengers can embark the ship between 14.00 and 18.30
The ship will be moored at the tourist jetty, Sisowath Quay, near the Royal Palace.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 2: 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 highlight of the trip. Temples abound along the river banks at Kampong Chhnang, and we see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make 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 Kampong Chhnang where we can see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. We make 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 Kampong Cham heading for Phnom Penh.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 3: KAMPONG CHAM

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 4: KAMGPONG CHAM - KANGPONG CHHNANG

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 Amican.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 5: TONLE - 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

DAY 1: SIEM REAP - KAMPONG CHHNANG

Passengers will transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to Kampong Cham. A packed lunch will be provided on the coach and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 2: KAMPONG CHHNANG

Kampong Cham is an important provincial capital with French colonial buildings, busting markets and an attractive setting overlooking the Mekong.
Passengers will 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 3: KAMPONG CHHNANG - TONLE RIVER

The Tonle River connects the Mekong main channel at Phnom Penh with the great Tonle Sap or lake. This section is the prettiest part of your river journey as the river narrows between Phnom Penh and Kampong Channang and one passes through villages, woodland and hills.
Excursion up the Tonle River to Kampong Chhnang by either coach or the ship 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw Cruise

DAY 4: PHNOM PENH

Sailing into Phnom Penh past the Royal Palace and bustling corniche is highlight to any Mekong voyage. We moor right in the city centre. After a full buffet breakfast, we will disembark.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

*NOTE: Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we will do our utmost to stick to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

Cabin & Rates

Note*: room image would be not the same all the Pandaw Cruises.

Roomtypes

Rates (US$/person)

Maindeck Stateroom

Pandaw Cruise Bedroom

16m2/main deck
Double/twin bed
n/a
max 2 persons

Contact us for price

Upperdeck Stateroom

dELUXE cABIN Pandaw Cruise

16sqm/upper deck
Double/twin bed
n/a
max 2 persons

Tour Price/person

The tour price of this itinerary would vary depending on date of departure and number of participants. Please book this tour or contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for free quote and consultancy by local experts.

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Mekong 4/5 days package by RV Pandaw Cruise
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Port tax and services charge

Price Excludes

  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa stamping fee
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

Children from 5 years up to 18 years old get:
  • Please contact us for the rate of children
  • 1 adult and 1 child – 1 cabin – child receives 50% reduction from adult price.
  • 2 adults and 1 child – 2 cabins – 1 cabin with no single supplement and 50% reduction for the child.
  • 2 adults and 2 children – 2 cabins – 50% reduction for both children.
  • Please note our cruises are not suitable for young or small children as the ships have railings but no netting.
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Terms and Conditions

Payment Terms

  • A 20% deposit of your total booking value with Pandaw is required upon confirmation and is non refundable.
  • Final balance must be paid 65 days before departure or the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.

Cancellation Terms

For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply
  • From time of booking until 65 day prior to departure non-refundable deposit
  • From 64 days and less till departure, no show, late arrival or early return 100% cancellation fee

Pandaw Cruise Departures

Pandaw Cruise Departures for 2019

Itineraries

2019
Mar April/May July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Saigon and Siem Reap, Mekong Classic 8 days
Upstream 3,9,17,23 6,20 13 10,24 7,22 5,19 2,3,16,30 28,29
Downstream 2,10,16,30 13 6,20 3,17,31 14 12,26 9,10,23 7,21
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap , 4 and 5 days
Upstream 7,13,21,27 10,24 17, 28, 11, 9,23 6,20 4
Downstream 2,10,16,30 13 6,20 3,17,31 14 12,26 9,23 7,21
Saigon and Phnom Penh, 4 and 5 days
Upstream 3,9,17,23 20 6,10,24 7 5,19 2,16,30 28
Downstream 5,13,19,27 2,6,16 9,23 20, 3,17 15,29 12,26 10,24

Pandaw Cruise Departures for 2020

Itineraries

2020
Jan Feb Mar April/May July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Saigon and Siem Reap, Mekong Classic 8 days
Upstream 11,12,25,26 8,9,22 7,8,21 4,5,18 11,12,25,26 8,9,22,23 5,6,19,20 3,4,17,18,31 1,14,15,28,29 26,27
Downstream 4,5,18,19 1,2,15,16,29 1,14,15,29 11,12 4,18,19 1,2,15,16,29,30 12,13,26,27 10,11,24,25 7,8,21,22,19,20
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap , 4 and 5 days
Upstream 1,15,20 12 26,11,25 8,22 15 12,26 9,23 7,21 4,18 2,30
Downstream 4,18,1 15 29,14,28 11 4,18 1,15,29 12,26 10,24 7,21 19
Saigon and Phnom Penh, 4 and 5 days
Upstream 11,25 8,22 7,21 4,18 11,25 8,22 5,19 3,17,31 14,28 26
Downstream 7,21 4,18,3 17,31 14 7,21 4,18 1,15,29 13,27 10,24 22

Rates/Departures

The rates of this tour would vary depending on date of departure and number of participants. Please book this tour or contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for free quote and consultancy by local experts.

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