Your time in South-East Asia begins on arrival in Saigon, Vietnam. From here you will transfer to the port and board your beautiful Pandaw river ship in the port of My Tho. After settling in and some light refreshments, your expedition will begin with a crossing of the Mekong Delta.
Your first morning finds you in Ben Tre. Travel by sampans to the fruit orchards and see the local artisans at work. After lunch the ships moors at Cho Lach island for pot making and a traditional culinary lesson.
On the third day you will arrive at Con Phuoc Island and visit a bird sanctuary and the expore the island visiting a 100 year old Catholic church and woodworking artisans.
Day four will be spent exploring the Tan Chau canal systerm before formalities take up much of the afternoon on the Cambodian border.
The next morning you will arrive in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you will be given a map and the use of your own cyclo for the day. The morning will be spent exploring at your leisure, with the Royal Palace highly recommended. In the afternoon, you can enjoy an excursion by coach to the Cambodian Killing Fields and the gruesome Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Days 6 you will sail up the Mekong/Tonl river to visit Koh Okhna Tey, or’ silk island’ to study the silk making process and cruise upstream towards Kampong Cham.
Enjoy a sunrise cruise to Wat Hanchey and enjoy the best Mekong views in Cambodia before cruising downstream to Kamphon Cham to the local OBT Chiro Village where children’s education is high on the agenda. Travel on to Wat Nokor Bachey which is built completely from Black Sandstone.
Day 8 Sail downstreat to moor at Kampong Cham and transfer by coach to the bustling town of Siem Reap where your expedition will come to a close.