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FAR EAST Mekong Delta


Pandaw River Cruise


Bassac Cruise


LOWER MEKONG CRUISING


As the Mekong enters the lush landscapes of central Southeast Asia it flows into Cambodia and on into Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. This remarkable river affords an opportunity to enjoy a cruise between the ancient temples of Angkor at Siem Reap and the vibrant city of Saigon, a cultural and visual feast.


PANDAW RIVER CRUISES, MEKONG RIVER The beautiful hand-crafted Pandaw cruise boats are constructed in the finest teak by traditional craftsmen. Cruises of one week duration sail between Saigon and Siem Reap or vice versa.


TOUM TIOU CRUISES, MEKONG RIVER Charming and intimate, the 10 cabin Toum Tiou and its 14 cabin sister ship, ply the waters of the Lower Mekong, offering a tasteful and relaxing way to enjoy the delights of the ‘Mother of all Waters’. Traditionally built, both boats operate primarily between Saigon and Siem Reap, offering a choice of routes and duration.


KRATIE DOLPHIN CRUISE


NEW The Mekong River near the town of Kratie provides one of the best places in the world to find rare Irrawaddy River dolphins. Only possible during August


and September, when the river levels rise, the Toum Tiou 2 offers a 5 night cruise itinerary option to go in search of these rare and captivating creatures.


BASSAC CRUISE, MEKONG DELTA Traditionally built wooden vessels, the 3 Bassac boats ply the waterways of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, offering 1 and 2-night cruises, with either 6 or 12 en suite cabins. Chef Rick Stein made the Bassac one of the first stops on his BBC culinary series Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey.


PANDAW MEKONG CRUISE


14 DAYS from £3245 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary Colonial cruising on the Mekong


DAYS 1 to 3 – Fly to Saigon Thai Airways flight via Bangkok to Saigon. 2 nights at Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Visit the bustling market and Presidential Palace. Option to visit Cu Chi tunnels.


DAYS 4 to 10 – Cruising on the Mekong River Embark on the Pandaw cruise for 7-nights upstream to Siem Reap with sightseeing each day including floating markets, Cham tribal villages, Phnom Penh, temple visits and a wetland excursion looking for birdlife.


DAYS 11 to 13 – Siem Reap Disembark for 3 nights at the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. Experience a spectacular sunset at Angkor Wat and spend 2 full days taking in the magnificent temple complex of Angkor.


DAY 14 – Fly to the UK Fly to Bangkok. Thai Airways flight to Heathrow.


DEPARTURES JAN-MAR & SEP-DEC


Please note that on certain dates the cruise will operate in the reverse direction.


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