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Oudong, the old capital city of Cambodia

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Downstream - Example 4 Day Cruise aboard RV Mekong Pandaw
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On this 4-day cruise aboard RV Mekong 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 WatRoyal Palace and Silver PagodaOudong, the old capital city of Cambodia
  • Angkor Ban village walks
  • Explore riverside villages, markets, and temples while traversing through Kampong Tralach
  • Learn the ancient silk weaving in Silk Island
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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: Siem Reap | Kampong Cham

Travel by coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham for embarkation. Enjoy an sunset cruise on the Mekong and meet your crew for the next 7 nights

Day 2: Angkor Ban Village Walks | Silk Island

In the morning we visit Angkor Ban and a local Cambodian school where the local library was built with the support of Pandaw and our guests. Guests are encouraged to bring books to donate to the library for children to read. After lunch, we study the silk-making process from worms to weavers as we visit 'Silk Island'. After learning about the silk process there will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator.

Day 3: Oudong | Kampong Tralach

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 driving around the city. Rejoin your ship in Kampong Tralach for lunch aboard. In the afternoon we travel by ox-cart around the river-side villages, markets, and temples. In the evening cocktails are around a village fire pit where we will be joined by village folk keen to show us their traditional dancing and more of the delightful Khmer culture.

Day 4: Phnom Penh | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark your Pandaw Expedition in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.


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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"


  • Build 2003 in Yangon, refit 2013
  • Length: 200ft / 60m
  • Beam: 36ft / 11m
  • Draft: 4ft / 1.5m
  • Berths: 44 pax
  • 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 3 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 
  • 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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