Pandaw announced the opening of a twice-weekly sailing from September this year onwards onboard RV Indochina Pandaw.
During the past years, the shorter journey was offered as a segment of Classic Mekong 7 nights between Saigon and Siem Reap. Due to the growing popularity, the company decided to deploy a stand-alone vessel for the shorter routing which enables vacationers to make their own hotel arrangements in either Phnom Penh or Saigon before and after the sailing.
The colonial-style Indochina Pandaw was built in Vietnam in 2014 and up till now has been operating in Burma. The ship is now back home in Vietnam.
Pandaw's itinerary covers much of Mekong Delta with sampan sailings through the bamboo forests and mangroves, horse cart rides through the countryside and a boat trip through Gao Giong bird sanctuary.
As a terminal point, Phonm Penh has enjoyed a renaissance with a wealth of boutique hotels opening, a ‘foodie paradise’ of bistros, bars, and fine dining restaurants. The capital is also a good point from which to visit Cardamon Hills, coastal resorts and other Cambodian attractions.