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Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

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Immerse yourself in Cambodia's diverse culture as you enjoy both ancient temples of Angkor and the bustling capital city, Phnom Penh, while traversing the world's twelfth longest river, Mekong, on this 5-day cruise aboard RV Mekong Pandaw. Learn about life along the river while exploring riverside villages, markets and temples on the first part of the cruise before heading to Silk Island to witness the entire silk making process. On the latter part of the expedition, find yourself in Wat Hanchey to see some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. Disembark in Siem Reap after travelling by coach from Kampong Cham through the quaint countryside.
Angkor WatPhnom Penh skylineRoyal Palace and Silver Pagoda
Highlights
  • Discover Phnom Penh's lively bars, restaurants, and night life
  • Explore riverside villages, markets and temples while traversing through Kampong Tralach
  • Get to know the Khmer culture in Cambodia
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Phnom Penh | Embark

Passengers can embark the ship between 12.30 and 13.30. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and night life.

Day 2: Kampong Tralach

Morning at leisure in Phnom Penh with its café life and many smart boutiques. After lunch, we sail up the winding channels of the Tonle Sap river to Kampong Tralach. We travel by ox-cart around the river-side villages, markets and temples to get a sense of life along the river. In the evening cocktails are round a village fire pit where we will be joined by village folk keen to show us their traditional dancing show us more of the delightful Khmer culture.

Day 3: Oudong | Silk Island

In the morning, travel by coach to the ancient capital of Cambodia, Oudong. On the way we stop to visit the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre before taking a drive around the old capital. We re-join our ship at Prek Kdam before returning to the Mekong. After lunch we sail to Koh Nghe Tei (Silk Island) to study the entire silk-making process from worms to weavers. We visit silk makers and can buy from them their lovely silk scarves and other fabrics. This village is a centre of the ancient martial art of L’bokator which roughly translates as 'pounding a lion'. It includes weapons techniques and is one of the oldest combat techniques in Cambodia and believed to date back to the Angkor empire.

Day 4: Wat Hanchey | Angkor Ban Village

Sunrise cruise to Angkor Ban village to see how local villagers live and visit the library which was donated by Pandaw to Angkor Ban secondary school.

NOTE: if you want to donate books, please bring along some Children’s books in English language (suitable for age 8 to 15 yrs) which you can personally gift to the library.

In the afternoon we sail north to Wat Hanchey, an important centre of worship during the Chenla period located on top of a hill above the mighty Mekong River with some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. Visit 8th century structures some destroyed by American bombings during the Vietnam War.

Day 5: Siem Reap

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and travel by coach from Kampong Cham through stunningly lovely countryside to reach Siem Reap, adjacent to Angkor Wat.

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RV Mekong Pandaw

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RV Mekong Pandaw - Deck
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Pandaw Stateroom
Bedroom: 12' x 10' Bathroom: 6' x 4' Showeroom: 2'8" x 3'4" Single Bed: 6'7" x 3'3"

Notes

  • Build 2003 in Yangon, refit 2013
  • Length: 200ft / 60m
  • Beam: 36ft / 11m
  • Draft: 4ft / 1.5m
  • Berths: 44 pax
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Local mineral water, Jugged coffee, Teas & Tisanes
  • Group Transfer to the Ship on Embarkation Day 
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Laundry 
  • Port Fees
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.
  • Group Transfer to Airport or Central Location Upon Disembarkation

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