On this 4-day cruise aboard RV Bassac Pandaw, immerse yourself in Cambodia's diverse culture by exploring the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator in Silk Island while traversing the world's twelfth longest river, the Mekong. On the first part of the cruise, head to Silk Island to witness the entire silk-making process and visit a local Cambodian school where the local library was built with the support of Pandaw. Toward the end of the expedition, visit Oudong to see the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre before taking a drive around the city, and disembark in Phnom Penh.
Angkor Ban village walks
Explore riverside villages, markets, and temples while traversing through Kampong Tralach
In the morning you visit Angkor Ban and a local Cambodian school where the local library was built with the support of Pandaw and the guests. Guests are encouraged to bring books to donate to the library for children to read. After lunch, you study the silk-making process from worms to weavers as you visit 'Silk Island'. After learning about the silk process there is a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator.
In the morning, travel by coach to the ancient capital of Cambodia, Oudong. On the way, you stop to visit the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre before driving around the city. Rejoin your ship in Kampong Tralach for lunch aboard. In the afternoon you travel by ox-cart around the river-side villages, markets, and temples. In the evening cocktails are around a village fire pit where you joined by village folk keen to show you their traditional dancing and more of the delightful Khmer culture.
Day 4: Phnom Penh | Disembark
After breakfast, disembark your Pandaw Expedition in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!