Classic Mekong - Upstream
ROTW-836095/383030 Mekong
8 Nights from
£1,997
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Pre & Post Cruise Packages Available

We can package your cruise with flights, pre/post hotel stays and transfers. Call for details or enquire now.

*Terms and Conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

At A Glance

What's Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers
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Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - My Tho, Vietnam

The inland port of My Tho sits on the banks of the Mekong River Delta, in southern Vietnam, 45 miles from Ho Chi Minh City. It is a transportation and commercial centre for a rich agricultural region and is surrounded by a series of waterways – of which will take you through orchards and immense rice fields. From here, it is possible to visit Nguyen Trung Truc, where you can visit the impressive Buddhist Vinh Trang Pagoda, with its Rajah’s palace style front façade.

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Day 2
Ben Tre, Mekong

Ben Tre is a picturesque town, a short distance from bustling My Tho. The area is rich in birdlife and lush country side.

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Day 3
Con Phuoc Island, Mekong

The island of Phu Quoc is fringed with white-sand beaches and dense tropical jungle. This island as quickly become a must-visit destination and is home to a 100-year old Catholic Church.

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Day 4
Mekong River, Vietnam/Cambodia

Flowing through South East Asia, the Mekong is the longest river in the area and flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is navigable between the latter two nations, and enables cruisers to gain a deeper insight into the ancient Khmer city of Angkor and the elegant former French colonial city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

From its source in the highlands of Tibet, the Mekong flows through China’s Yunnan province, through deep gorges and rapids to form the Myanmar-Laos border. It then curves through Laos to form part of the Laos-Thailand border. In Laos, the Mekong River descends the Cambodian plain, where it receives water from the magnificent Tonle Sap Lake during the dry season, via the Tonle River. Incredibly, during the rainy season, the floodwaters of the Mekong reverse the direction of the Tonle Sap River flow, causing it flow back into the lake and form a huge 93-mile wide reservoir.

Through a series of distributaries in the Mekong Delta, the Mekong River flows into the South China Sea. This delta is crossed by a number of channels and canals, making it one of the greatest rice-growing areas of Asia. This densely populated area is where you will also find Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most renowned cities in South East Asia. Within this fascinating area, you will find an endless series of towns floating on rafts and rich in river life and activity.

Large vessels are able to cruise along the Mekong River for 217 miles upstream, with Phnom Penh being a designated international port. North of the Cambodian border, the Mekong flows in short sections, as far as the Khone Falls – a six-mile-long series of rapids.

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Day 5
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Along the banks of the Mekong and Tolne Sap rivers is the capital and most populous city in Cambodia, Phnom Penh.  Growing into the centre of the nation’s economic and industrial activities and its cultural heritage, Phnom Penh is considered one of the loveliest cities in Indochina. Noted for its beautiful and hugely historical architecture, there are still a number of French colonial buildings surviving French colonial buildings throughout the city.

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Day 6
Koh Okhna Tey, Mekong

Also known as 'Silk Island', Koh Okhna Tey is a beautiful island along the Mekong River in Cambodia. The small villages here thrive on their incredible silk weaving skills and business.

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Day 7
Kratie, Cambodia

The small town of Kratie, in northeastern Cambodia, provides an ideal point of access from which to visit nearby villages and temples. In addition to these points of interest, there are also plenty of opportunities for birdwatching and dolphin watching.

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Day 8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sail on board RV Mekong Pandaw
Accommodation

Cabins

Finished in teak and brass, all cabins have a Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space. Equipped with new bathrooms, a natural stone shower and branded quality fittings, guests are also provided with Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities.Imported quality linens with duvet and two kinds of pillows, premium mattresses and a convertible bed configuration are all standard onboard and guests will be welcomed in with a flower arrangement and welcome gift.

All cabins have a mirror, Multi-configuration plugs, Generous closet space and under-bed storage, a Hair dryer, Daily nightly turndown service, 24h laundry service, Complimentary evening canapés, Unlimited mineral water, Electric mini safe and Central AC with individual control.

 

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Gift shop
  • Lecture and meeting room
  • Art gallery
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi is available on board 
  • Spa 
  • Fitness centre
Deck Plans

Deck Plans

Dining
  • Breakfast is a buffet with the option for hot and cold meals
  • Lunch is a semi-buffet meal with a selection of hot meal options available from a menu
  • Dinner is a four course a la carte menu using local ingredients 
  • An on board bakery provides freshly baked bread daily
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, beers and soft drinks are served with every meal
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival and a farewell reception
Enrichment

On Excursions, guests can expect:

 

  • Admissions
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Refreshing drink following excursions
  • Maximum 24 guests per guide on all excursions
  • Full-size motor coach on all excursions (maximum of 24 passengers per coach)
  • Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
  • Comfortable “Pandaw Explorer” excursion boat
  • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions
Accommodation Types

Cabins

Finished in teak and brass, all cabins have a Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space. Equipped with new bathrooms, a natural stone shower and branded quality fittings, guests are also provided with Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities.

Imported quality linens with duvet and two kinds of pillows, premium mattresses and a convertible bed configuration are all standard onboard and guests will be welcomed in with a flower arrangement and welcome gift.

All cabins have a mirror, Multi-configuration plugs, Generous closet space and under-bed storage, a Hair dryer, Daily nightly turndown service, 24h laundry service, Complimentary evening canapés, Unlimited mineral water, Electric mini safe and Central AC with individual control.

Upcoming Cruises
Embark Disembark Guide Price More Information
Embark My Tho, Sat 23 Mar 2019 On Board RV Mekong Pandaw Disembark Kampong Cham Date Sat 30 Mar 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark , Sun 31 Mar 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sun 07 Apr 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark My Tho, Sat 06 Apr 2019 On Board RV Mekong Pandaw Disembark Kampong Cham Date Sat 13 Apr 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark , Sun 14 Apr 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sun 21 Apr 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark My Tho, Sat 20 Apr 2019 On Board RV Mekong Pandaw Disembark Kampong Cham Date Sat 27 Apr 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Special Offer Embark , Sat 13 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sat 20 Jul 2019 Guide Price cruise only £3,499 pp Enquire
Special Offer

Includes a two-night pre-cruise stay in Saigon and two-nights post-cruise stay in Siem Reap.

Embark , Sun 14 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sun 21 Jul 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark , Sat 27 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sat 03 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark , Sun 28 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sun 04 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
Embark , Sat 10 Aug 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sat 17 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise only £2,280 pp Enquire
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