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Pandaw River Expeditions

Saigon, Vietnam

For many years Pandaw has been a pioneer of river cruising in Asia and they operate a number of vessels between Saigon and Siem Reap in Cambodia and vice versa.

Each ship is a fine replica of a 1920s river steamer with teak decks and brass adornments creating a wonderfully colonial atmosphere. Air-conditioned, teak-lined double or twin cabins all have en suite facilities making for a comfortable stay on board. The boats have spacious dining rooms and cocktail bars, as well as glorious, partly-shaded sun decks from which to view the river.

An eight day itinerary explores the Delta’s floating markets and Cham villages before crossing the border into Cambodia. Enjoy the capital of Phnom Penh by cyclo and the floating villages of the Tonle Sap en route to Siem Reap. This is a great option for those who enjoy a leisurely, unhurried pace and prefer to see a number of destinations without changing accommodation. Prices include all excursions, full board (with soft drinks, local beers and local spirits) and even tips for the crew.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Tour ideas in Saigon

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Pandaw River Expeditions as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion
      Tunnel entrance, Cu Chi, Saigon

      Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

      Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

      Go underground into Cu Chi’s hidden network of Viet Cong tunnels, bunkers and field hospitals. Dug during the French-Indochina wars, they were expanded during later conflicts and proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Saigon regime.

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    • Retracing the Past
      Reunification Palace

      Retracing the Past

      Retracing the Past

      Visit what were some of the most important places in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

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    • Saigon After Dark
      Saigon, Vietnam

      Saigon After Dark

      Saigon After Dark

      This is a fun and authentic way of discovering Saigon, and although you will have your own driver, we ask that you are confident at riding pillion on a Vespa scooter.

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