7 Nights Classic Mekong (Upstream)
7晚 經典湄公河(上游)
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HK$ 25,936

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Cruise Line
:
Product ID
:
28149
Destination
:
Mekong River / Vietnam/Thailand/ Laos/Cambodia
Cruise Nights
:
7
Embarkation Port
:
Saigon (胡志明市), Vietnam (越南)
Disembarkation Port
:
Siem Reap (暹粒市), Cambodia (柬埔寨)
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CRUISE INCLUSIONS

  • [Miscellaneous] 0.15% TIC Levy Protection
  • [Miscellaneous] Onboard Gratuities
  • [Accommodations] Cruise Accommodation and Meals
  • [Dining] Selected Onboard Non-alcoholic Beverages i.e. Water, Coffee & tea
  • [Activities] Complimentary Selected Shore Excursions
  • [Activities] Onboard Hobby Classes *Fee may apply

FLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Day
Port
Arrival
Departure
Notes
1
Saigon-Vietnam (胡志明市-越南)
-
-
Embark, 1
1
Ben Tre-Vietnam (檳椥市-越南)
-
-
3
1
My Tho-Vietnam (美萩市-越南)
-
-
2
2
Gao Giong-Vietnam (梏桐-越南)
-
-
3
Chau Doc-Vietnam (朱篤市-越南)
-
-
1
3
Sam Mountain-Vietnam (三角洲-越南)
-
-
2
4
Phnom Penh-Cambodia (金邊-柬埔寨)
-
-
5
Silk Island-Cambodia (絲綢島-柬埔寨)
-
-
6
Prek Kdam - Cambodia
-
-
2
6
Oudong-Cambodia (烏棟-柬埔寨)
-
-
3
6
Tonle Sap River - Cambodia
-
-
1
7
Kampong Chhnang-Cambodia (磅清揚-柬埔寨)
-
-
1
7
Tonle Sap Floating Village-Cambodia (棕櫚貨櫃夜市-柬埔寨)
-
-
2
8
Kampong Chhnang-Cambodia (磅清揚-柬埔寨)
-
-
1
8
Siem Reap-Cambodia (暹粒市-柬埔寨)
-
-
Disembark, 2

Remarks

Day 1 : Pick up from your city hotel or airport for the road trip from Saigon to My Tho City on the mighty Mekong River to embark your Pandaw Vessel and the commencement of your adventure. After lunch, we travel by sampans through mangroves and bamboo forests to the fruit orchards of Ben Tre. This is an area rich in birdlife which we will explore via local transport before transferring to a local rowboat. We will journey slowly through the bamboo covered canals before arriving at a village specialising in coconut candy & rice wine. Here you can view the process of manufacturing these specialities and try them for yourself including the local "Moonshine." In the evening you will be entertained by a Vietnamese Cultural Group highlighting “Life on the Mekong Delta”.

Day 2 : A morning of sailing through the delta provides an insight into life along this mighty waterway. After lunch, a short coach journey through the lush countryside to Gao Giong ‘green oasis’, a 1,000-acre eucalyptus forest and listed wildlife sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water birds and egrets gather in their tens of thousands across the Duong Tharp Muoi or ‘Plain of Reeds’. Rowboats traverse the canals to take us to view the principal nesting areas where photo opportunities abound.

Day 3 : Our boat docks alongside the picturesque border town of Chau Doc where we visit the famous floating markets & fish farms by Sampan. We make a stop at a local Chham Village and observe the lives of these local Vietnamese Muslims before boarding minivans for a short drive to Sam Mountain, location of Phuoc Dien Tu or the Hang Pagoda. We climb the 400 steps to the top to visit the pagoda, proclaimed an 'official historic monument' on 10th July 1980 by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam. Upon return to our boat, we cruise the local canals before dropping anchor on the Vietnam/Cambodia Border to undergo Immigration Formalities.

Day 4 : We dock in the Cambodian Capital of Phnom Penh where we will partake in a morning orientation of the city by cyclo, visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by the National Museum with its marvellous collection of Angkorian statuary. In the afternoon, we visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn about the tragic history of the area and local people. Optional half-day and full-day tours are available during our stay in Phnom Penh at extra cost. Please contact us in advance or see your in-cabin information manual for further details. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and nightlife.

Day 5 : We start the day by cruising upstream from Phnom Penh along the Mekong River before returning in the afternoon to visit Koh Nghe Tei (Silk Island) to study the entire silk-making process from worms to weavers. You will have the chance to visit local silk purveyors and purchase the locally made products before we enjoy a demonstration of the ancient martial art of L’bokator. L'bokator, which roughly translates as 'pounding a lion' includes weapons techniques and is one of the oldest existing fighting systems in Cambodia. Oral tradition indicates that L’bokator, or an earlier form thereof, was the close quarter combat system used by the armies before Angkor 1,700 years ago.

Day 6 : After a short morning cruise along the Tonle Sap River we will disembark at Prek Kdam and travel by coach to the Ancient Capital of Cambodia, Oudong. We visit the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre for a morning of relaxation & meditation before taking a drive around the old capital. We re-join our boat in Kompong Trollach for lunch. After lunch, we board our local limousines (Ox-Carts) for a meander along the Tonle Sap River visiting the local villages, markets and temples. Tonight, we will host our Cocktail Hour around a fire pit in one of the local Khmer Villages where we will join the villagers dancing and learning about the local culture.

Day 7 : Experience one of the highlights of our trip as we navigate the very narrow canals of the Tonle Sap River where we get up close & personal with the local riverside villagers. After lunch, we arrive in our final stop of Kampong Chhnang and board our Tender Boat “Pandaw Explorer” to visit the famous Tonle Sap Floating Villages & Markets, observing locals fishing and tending their floating vegetable gardens. We then cruise back to Kampong Chhnang City and disembark our Tender for a walk along the newly constructed River Walkway.

Day 8 : We disembark our Pandaw Boat and travel by coach from Kampong Chhnang through the countryside before arriving in the historical town of Siem Reap, home to the famous Angkor Wat.

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