Day 1: Siem Reap (L, D)
Passengers will transfer by coach from the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa to Kampong Cham. A packed lunch will be provided on the coach and we will stop at Kampong Thom along the way. Embark your ship and cast off to Kratie.
Day 2: Chhlong (B, L, D)
Morning excursion to Chhlong with its beautiful French colonial style buildings. Enjoy the afternoon on board.
Day 3: Kratie (B, L, D)
We will travel by coach and transfer by boat to the WWF protected area where we hope the see the rare river dolphins. The river here is rocky and not navigable for larger vessels. In the Afternoon we will visit the island of Koh Trong with our small Pandaw Explorer boat.
Day 4: Angkor Ban (B, L, D)
Morning excursion to Angkor Ban village to see traditional Khmer houses, villagers at work and a pagoda. In the afternoon you will visit the pagoda at Preak Bong Kong.
Day 5: Kampong Trolach (B, L, D)
Cast off to Preak Kdam, en route you will experience an ox cart ride to the village of Kampong Trolach. In the afternoon we will visit the Silversmith village of Kampong Trolach.
Day 6: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
Passengers will visit Phnom Penh and will be provided with their own private cyclo*. The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh which provides the cyclos is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers (www.cyclo.org.uk). In the afternoon, optional excursion (by coach) to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the comments box.
Day 7: Cruising (B, L, D)
Cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities. Enjoy a day on the ship.
Day 8: Chau Doc (B, L, D)
Visit a Cham tribal village, a cat fish farm, and enjoy a trishaw ride round Chau Doc. We will sail to Sa Dec in the afternoon.
Day 9: Sa Dec (B, L, D)
We will take an exciting Sampan boat excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long, along canals and backwaters and see the local market and the ancient house of Mr, Huyn Thuy Le, the 'lover' of Marguerite Duras, a famous French novelist.
Day 10: Vinh Long (B, L, D)
We will visit a local market in Vinh Long by local boat and then continue to floating villages to see catfish farms. Visit a candy and rice paper factory where we will have tea and refreshments at a local house. Before we return to our ship we will experience narrow canals on a rowing boat to see local life and fishermen.
Day 11: Saigon (B)
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Saigon City, InterContinental Asiana Hotel. Arrive late morning.