Upstream (Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor)
There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquillity of Cambodia. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Ho Chi Minh City, through the vast delta so rich in human life, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remote waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.
RV Mekong Pandaw were the first to offer river expeditions on the Mekong back in 2003 and have since been honoured by many imitators. Pandaw, though, has always stayed a step ahead of these shadow ships and this season introduces another first for this expedition through Vietnam and Cambodia. On the sumptuous Mekong Pandaw we will go one step further up the Mekong than any other vessel, as far as Kratie. Only Pandaw ships with their ultra shallow draft can go this far, adding another 100km to the river route and penetrating deep into rural Cambodia. Read more