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Pandaw River Cruises, Vietnam

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 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
  • Halong Bay and Red River: 10 nights, Vietnam only (Halong Bay - Viet Tri)
  • Phnom Penh and Siem Reap: 3 or 4 nights

These are just a few of the many itineraries Pandaw River Cruises offer.


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