Small but perfectly formed boats with hardwood decks, graceful lounges, grand viewing areas and one member of staff to every two passengers. Taking a Pandaw river expedition is less like a formal cruise, and more like a party aboard a private yacht.
Every morning there is a casual briefing session about the day’s stops along the river, about menus and the different activities taking place on board. So you can relax, look forward to going ashore and becoming immersed in your own Mekong River adventure. You can see the major sights of historic importance; the finely decorated temples depicting centuries of belief, the ancient monuments commemorating the milestone events that shaped this extraordinary region of the world. You can visit small riverside villages where life seems to have hardly changed with the passing of time. You can meet people and glimpse their lifestyle – so different to your own – and appreciate their culture and crafts. You can visit floating markets and wave at passing river people who live full time on their traditional shabby-but-picturesque trading barges.
Or you can simply hang over the ship’s rail and stare in wonder at the fish walking along the muddy banks, or at the passing parade on the shore. You can lounge on one of the observation decks watching the teeming water world, whilst one of the ever-attentive crew brings you coffee or cocktails. On a Pandaw River Expedition you quickly realise that – for once – life really is all about you.
Pandaw River Cruises, at a glance
Choice of traditionally styled river cruises
Promenade and observation decks
Range of cabins, all with opening windows
Luxurious en suite facilities
Colonial-style architecture, teak decks and brass ship rails
Shallow drafts for accessing remote areas
Exciting menu of river stops with full information, briefings and knowledgeable guides
Excursions every day
Unrivalled service with 2:1 passengers/ Staff ratio
Completely all-inclusive price with no extra charges
Where will your Pandaw River Cruises take you?
Classic Mekong: 7 nights (Saigon - Siem Reap)
Saigon and Phnon Penh: 3 or 4 nights
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap: 3 or 4 nights
These are just a few of the many itineraries Pandaw River Cruises offer.
Please call one of our experts on 0207 386 4646 for more information or to receive a detailed itinerary.