Join us on a Vietnam and Cambodia adventure. We'll experience the colonial charm of Hanoi, the beauty of Halong Bay, the bustling city of Saigon and the mystery of Angkor Wat temples. On the week long Mekong cruise we will explore villages, markets and the river's rich tapestry of life - in comfort and style on the RV Tonle Pandaw.
Oct 30: Transfer arrangements to Vancouver will be coordinated. Cost extra.
Oct 31: Early morning Cathay Pacific flight 2:10am from Vancouver to arrive in Hong Kong at 7am on Nov 1- D, B
Nov 1: Dragon Air Flight departs at 8:40amfrom Hong Kong to arrive in
Hanoi at 9:55am. Transfer to hotel for leisure time; afternoon tour by trishaw in bustling Old Quarter - Hotel - Flower Garden Hotel - D
Nov 2: Morning tour of Hanoi City; travel to Halong Bay - Hotel Royal Lotus Ha Long - B, L, D
Nov 3: Morning cruise on Halong Bay; return to Hanoi; flight to Ho Chi Minh City Hotel Grand Saigon - Deluxe - B, L
Nov 4: Visit Cu Chi tunnels; transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for city tour - Hotel Grand Saigon - Deluxe - B, L
Nov 5: Transfer from hotel to board the Mekong Pandaw; sail across Mekong Delta RV Tonie Pandaw - B, L, D
Nov 6: Sampan excursion to Sa Dec via Vinh Long - RVTonle Pandaw - B, L, D Nov 7: Visit a Moslem Cham tribal village and cat fish farm or explore by bike on your own - RV Tonie Pandaw - B, L, D
Nov 8: Phnom Penh: tour by private Cyclo to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Optional afternoon coach excursion to Killing Fields and Tuol
Steng or S21 detention centre - RV Tonle Pandaw - B, L, D
Nov 9: Explorations up Tonle River to silver making village Kampong
Trolach and Chong Koh - RV Tonle Pandaw B, L, D
Nov 10 Morning walk at Angkor Ban; sail through Cambodian countryside to the French Colonial town of Kratie - RV Tonk Pandaw - B, L, D
Nov 11: Transfer by bus to the dolphin grounds; stop at the Monkey Temple; moor overnight near Kampong Cham RV - Tonle Pandaw B, L, D
Nov 12: Coach transfer to Siem Reap with stop at Kampong Thom.
Overnight Siem Reap - Tara Angkor hotel - B, L, D
Nov 13: Morning visits to Banteay Srei Temple and Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers; afternoon visit to Angkor Thom. Overnight in Siem Reap - Tara Angkor hotel - B, L, D
Nov 14: Visit World Heritage Site Angkor Wat; farewell dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap - B, L, D
Nov 15: Flight departs from Siem Reap at 11:20am to arrive in Hong Kong at 3:00pm. Depart Hong Kong at 4:20pm to arrive in Vancouver at 11:15am (same day). Transfer to Vancouver island will be coordinated. Cost extra.
The Pandow Experience - RV Tonle Pandaw
The Scottish owned Irrawady Flotilla company operated a fleet of paddle steamers on the rivers of Burma between 1865 and 1942. One of the original vessels, the Pandaw, was discovered and refurbished in 1995; and a unique styie of river cruising was created. The vessels currently used are new, built in the style of the original steamers. Pandow river expeditions offer an intimate and informal atmosphere; more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship. Dress is casual and there are no announcements, no TVs in the staterooms, and no extra charge mini bars. Dining rooms are designed to be open-air in daytime; and closed for air conditioning in the evenings. A wide choice of local cuisine and exotic foods is offered, along with vegetarian and European style option. All decks are public, with comfortable seating; and spacious, inviting passengers to enjoy the outdoor experience. Passengers can relax, enjoy the spectacular scenery or choose to participate in various activities, such as: cooking demonstrations, presentations on the local history and culture or exploring local markets with the chef. Pandow staterooms have tong been a feature of the ships, designed in brass and teak. Ail staterooms are outside with a river view, and have air conditioning, hairdryer, private bathroom with shower.
- Included in the price:
- Trip coordination and planning senJices
- Airfare from Vancouver to Hanoi & Siem Reap to Vancouver
- Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
- Bus transportation and sightseeing in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh
- City and Siem Reap with local tour guides
- Admission to included attractions
- 14 nights accommodation - 2 nights in Hanoi, 2 nights in Ho
- Chi Minh City, 7 nights on RV Tonle Pandaw and 3 nights in
- Siem Reap
- 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 12 dinners
- Included daily excursions while on Mekong River Cruise
- Tour Host throughout to provide assistance where needed
- Assistance with obtaining Vietnam and Cambodian Visa
- itinerary subject to change based on local Conditions
Price for tour per person in CAD.
Main Deck Outside $5,900
Upper Deck Outside $6,900
Airfare with Cathay $1,225
- Tips for tour guides, local guides,
- boat operators and cyclo drivers.
- Premium spirits and coffee on cruise.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Maximum group size 24
- Group seat selection done at airport
- Single rates on request.
Terms and Conditions:
Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Please contact Willy at 250-339-7628 for a quote. Payment: Deposit $1000 at time of booking. Balance due by Aug 31, 2017
Visas required : Visa's will be coordinated by Square 1 Travel and paid for on arrival. Vietnam $45US Cambodia $30US Cancellation
Penalties: Written notice must be given for cancellation. Cancellation notices are subject to the following penalties. From deposit date to 60 days prior to departure - Loss of $1,000.00 deposit. From 60 days to departure date 100% non refundable.
Possible Rate change: Rates could change depending on exchange rate fluctuations between US and CDN dollars. Current rate used 1.00 USD = $1.32 CAD
Responsibility: Square 1 Travel is a vacation organizer oniy and cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or physical or personal injury of any nature resulting from delays, suppliers, Acts of God or any other force majeure.
Contact: Willy van Kemenade - 250 - 339 - 7628