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Pandaw Mekong River Cruise

Price Includes: Flights from New Zealand, 5 nights Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast, Private Excursions in Saigon & Siem Reap, 7-night Pandaw River Cruise, Shore Excursions, All Meals on Board, All Airport Transfers.

Ask us about Early Bird Discounts and No Single Supplement Cruises.

For over 25 years Pandaw has been the leader in Asian River Cruising. Pandaw Cruises offer exceptional river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia, using replica colonial-era vessels, cruising on the Mekong River and the Red River Delta.

If you choose to set sail on a Mekong River cruise with Pandaw you are promised a truly unforgettable experience.

The Pandaw fleet is designed to allow you peace and serenity as well as open spaces to enjoy native talks, dances and demonstrations, and also a beautiful setting to dine on your luxury Mekong cruise.

A full detailed itinerary is available here: Pandaw Mekong River Cruise Holiday

Days 1-3: Discover Saigon

Fly from New Zealand to Saigon where you'll begin your Mekong River Cruise Journey.

You'll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel for your first night.

The next day, enjoy a full day private excursion in Saigon.

After breakfast drive away from the city centre toward the Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam.

Arrive at the entrance of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars.

Hear the tales of how these tunnels were built while walking through the forest. Visit two sections of the tunnel where it is possible to crawl inside to experience first-hand what life was like living underground. There are also several other informative displays and war relics around the area to explore.

After this morning’s Cu Chi Tunnels tour, return to the city centre in time for lunch. Then take a closer look at the city itself, starting at Reunification Hall.

This fascinating building, once known as the Presidential Palace, is filled with history. Hear the story of how, on 30 April 1975, North Vietnamese tanks seized the building as Saigon fell.

Continue to the Old Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, two colonial-style monuments with interesting pasts.

The final stop of the day is Ben Thanh market. Located in the heart of the city, this market is one of the liveliest in the area. Rub shoulders with the locals while browsing the countless stalls selling fruits, tea and dry goods.

Days 3-10: Pandaw Mekong Cruise

A cruise on the Mekong is like no other river cruise you will experience. The river runs along the border of such varied countries, from the bustling cities of Vietnam to the calm towns of Cambodia.

This 7 night cruise begins in Saigon, Vietnam and ends in Siem Reap, Cambodia, home to the spectacular temples of Angkor.

Vietnam and Cambodia are majestic countries brimming with a complex culture and extreme landscapes. From the great towering limestone islands of Halong Bay to the majestic, awe-inspiring Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Both have the mighty Mekong river running through the heart of them.

The Mekong River runs from China through Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before emptying in the delta of Vietnam. It carves its way through stunning backdrops, past riverside towns and villages, through the remote jungle and vibrant cities.

If you choose to set sail on a Mekong River cruise with Pandaw you are promised a truly unforgettable experience. The Pandaw fleet is designed to allow you peace and serenity as well as open spaces to enjoy native talks, dances and demonstrations, and also a beautiful setting to dine.

The landscapes of both Cambodia and Vietnam are breathtaking; cruises pass through a richly varying riverscape from the vast Mekong Delta with floating markets, bustling trading towns and vibrant river life to the silence of the Cambodian Mekong river with its delightful rural life.

The people of the Mekong River will excite and intrigue. They are warm and welcoming and the passion they have about their lives and history is admirable.

Days 10-13: Siem Reap & the Temples of Angkor

After your cruise you'll be transferred to your boutique hotel in Siem Reap.

We have included 3 nights in Siem Reap after your cruise. You have two and a half days of private touring included, to see Angkor and the main other temples.

In addition to touring the temples, we've also included dinner at a great local restaurant and a special blessing ceremony with a monk.


Why Book with Red Dragonfly?

We are Based in New Zealand and all of our holidays are fully Financially Protected through our TAANZ and NZTB memberships.

You will be able to speak with a genuine Vietnam & Cambodia Expert who will help plan your trip based on your needs, interests and budget.

We offer Exceptional Value for money, Flexibility and Professionalism based on the many years experience of our team.

Our prices with Pandaw should be the best available in New Zealand.


How to Book?

For a quote for your Mekong River Cruise Holiday Call us Today on 03 669 2332.

Speak to a Vietnam & Cambodia Expert today who has travelled and lived in Indochina.

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Follow this link for a full detailed itinerary Pandaw Mekong River Cruise Holiday.

All of our holidays are financially protected through our TAANZ and NZTB memberships

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