Day 3 - Pandaw Cruises (Saigon to Phnom Penh)
Chau Doc, Vietnam
Day three on the RV Mekong will take you to the bird sanctuary of Gao Giong and Con Phuoc Island.
Leave the comfort of RV Mekong and set off by road to explore an area known as the Green Oasis, famous for its incredible lush surroundings and diverse bird life. Its not only ornithologists that will find this area interesting, but for those with a keen interest in modern history there is also an appeal, as the 2,500 square mile area served as a base for the Vietcong in the war.
After returning to the boat, you'll cruise upstream to Con Phuoc Island where you will disembark to explore. Spend some time uncovering the beauty of the handicrafts produced in this region including hand production of baskets and woodwork.