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Voyage on the Mekong

From £4,049 pp

Sail a section of the Mekong, the world’s twelfth longest river.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Mekong on a leisurely cruise through Vietnam into Cambodia. Sail sampans into floating markets and villages, and top and tail your tour with hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh and near the ancient city of Angkor Thom.

What’s Included:

  • VIP Door to Door travel service
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • 5 nights in hotels, 7 on board ship and 2 in flight
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Wine, Beer and soft drinks with lunch & Dinner
  • Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK 
  • Tour Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit to Ben Tre and Cho Lach Island
  • Visit to Gao Giong bird sanctuary
  • Visit Con Phuoc Island
  • Sailing the canals of Tan Chau
  • Phnom Penh city tour by ‘cyclo’
  • Sail on the Tobnle Sap River and visit Koh Okhna Tey island
  • Visit Koh Trong Island
  • Watch for dolphins in Kratie
  • Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument
Day 1 - UK-Ho Chi Minh City

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart on your overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival transfer to the locally rated 5-star Hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh CIty

Start your holiday with a tour of Vietnam’s largest city – formerly known as Saigon. See key sights such as the elegant French-colonial buildings, traditional temples and pagodas, the fallen 1960s Reunification Palace, and a museum of your choice. Lunch and dine wherever you please.

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh CIty

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City

Spend this morning at leisure. After lunch set off on a scenic drive to the port of My Tho to embark the RV Mekong Pandaw for your seven-night cruise.

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Ben Tre - Banh Xeo

Embark on a ride by Sampan, travelling through mangroves and bamboo groves to the province of Ben Tre, known for its fruit orchards. Look forward to meeting local artisans and honey producers from the area before continuing to Cho Lach Island, concluding your day with a cookery lesson, making ‘Banh Xeo’ – a popular local pancake-style dish.

Day 5 - Ben Tre - Banh Xeo

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Gao Giong and Con Phuoc Island

Discover the canal system of Tan Chau together with local villages as you explore by Xi Loi. Perhaps treat yourself to an optional tour of the ship and a fruit carving class.

Day 6 - Gao Giong and Con Phuoc Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Tan Chau

Discover the canal system of Tan Chau together with local villages as you explore by Xi Loi. Perhaps treat yourself to an optional tour of the ship and a fruit carving class

Day 7 -  Tan Chau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Phnom Penh

This morning enjoy a city tour by bicycle carriage, or ‘cyclo’, visiting the Royal Palace complex, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion and learn about the consequences of the Khmer Rouge’s brutal regime under Pol Pot on a visit to the Choeung Ek killing fields. Conclude your day with High Tea at the famous Raffles Hotel.

Day 8 - Phnom Penh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Tonle Sap Cruise

Cruise up the narrow, winding Tonle Sap river for glimpses of rural village life, visiting the silk island of Koh Okhna Tey before cruising back along the river.

Day 9 - Tonle Sap Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Koh Trong - Kratie

Explore the sandbar island of Koh Trong by bicycle or Ox Cart, with its charming scenery, temples and distant floating village. Afterwards, continue to Kratie, where you can watch for Irrawaddy Dolphins, now under threat with only around 92 individuals left in existence.

Day 10 - Koh Trong - Kratie

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11- Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Disembark the ship and transfer to the 4* Royal Ankor Resort  for a three night stay near the ancient city of Angkor Thom.

Day 11- Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Breakfast

Day 12 - Siem Reap

Visit Angkor Thom and see the 12th century Bayon Temple and the exquisite Angkor Wat.

Day 12 - Siem Reap

Breakfast

Day 13 - Siem Reap

Day at leisure, optional excursion to Angkor Silk farm.

Day 13 - Siem Reap

Breakfast

Day 14 - Siem Reap - UK

Depart Siem Reap for your return overnight flight.

Breakfast

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK for your included door to door transfer service.

Built in Rangoon in 2002 she was sailed round to Saigon under her own power and many a drama described in Paul Strachan’s Pandaw Story. This ship was designed specially for the Mekong and unlike our other P class ships does not have a flying bridge.

The reason was so she could get under a road bridge. She did actually scrape under on her maiden but it was so scary that Paul Strachan, then standing on the bridge, never dared attempt it again. As a result, we ended up with this incredible 750 square meter teak deck that even has a full size billiard table. The MP as she is affectionately known is our most spacious ship with wider promenades, a larger dining hall and more public space per passenger than any known ship afloat. Seriously!

In 2012 she was refitted and lower deck cabins removed in favour of a professional spa, gym, library lounge and office. She is quite justifiably the most splendid ship on the Mekong and the envy of anything that floats by.

The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

RV Mekong Pandaw

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 18 Upper Deck & 6 Main deck staterooms 170ft²in size and finished in Teak and Brass
  • Wireless internet in all public areas
  • Shop, supporting fair trade products
  • Lecture & Meeting rooms
  • Art Gallery
  • Library with contemporary and classic literature
  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, Semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Complimentary evening canapés
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival, Welcome cocktail, Farewell reception
  • Theme- and gala dinners
  • Spacious, air-conditioned saloon bar with nightly entertainment
  • Sundeck bar with complimentary ice cream from sunrise to sunset
  • Pool table on sundeck
  • 24hr hospitality Bar

Accommodation & Amenities

The 18 Upper deck and 6 main deck staterooms, air-conditioning 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass with panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space. New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings, Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities. Unlimited mineral water in your cabin

Upper Deck

170 ft² – Upper Deck

  • 170ft Stateroom
  • Panoramic French windows with personal deck space
  • Central AC with individual control
  • New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings
  • Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities
  • Gowns and slippers
  • Electric mini Safe
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows, Premium mattresses,Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Hair Dryer
RV Mekong Pandaw - Cabin Windows
RV Mekong Pandaw - Twin Cabin and Bathroom

Main Deck

170 ft² – Main Deck

  • 170ft Stateroom
  • Panoramic French windows with personal deck space
  • Central AC with individual control
  • New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings
  • Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities
  • Gowns and slippers
  • Electric mini Safe
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows, Premium mattresses,Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Hair Dryer
RV Mekong Pandaw - Deck Plan

2020

22 January 2020 – Prices from £4,049  pp 

19 February 2020 -Prices from £4,099 pp

02 September 2020 – Prices from £4,399 pp

28 October 2020 – Prices from £4,599 pp


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This tour is necessarily flexible because of changing water levels on the Mekong. A certain level of mobility is required as excursions from the ship are via sampan. Tourist visas for Cambodia will be organised on board ship, the cost is covered by Saga.


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