In the past years, the shorter trip was offered as a segment of the 7-night Classic Mekong between Saigon and Siem Reap (Angkor). Due to the increasing popularity, the cruise company decided to deploy a stand-alone vessel for the shorter routing which enables travelers to make their own hotel arrangements in either Phnom Penh or Saigon before and after the river sailing.
The colonial-style Indochina Pandaw was built in Vietnam in 2014 and has been operating in Burma since then. Now back home in Vietnam, the ship will receive an extensive refurbishment.
The itinerary covers much of Mekong Delta and features sampan trips through the bamboo forests and mangroves, horse cart rides through the countryside and a boat trip through Gao Giong bird sanctuary.