ESSENTIAL VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

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12 days, 28 meals. On a Travelmarvel river cruise, discover the remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia along the banks of the Mekong River plus FLY FREE!

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INCLUSIONS

  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 28 delicious meals – 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Mekong River cruise
  • Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

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RV La Marguerite

Boasting colonial era style with a contemporary edge, expect elegant suites and attentive service on board your ship

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A Garden Oasis

Stay at the boutique Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap, where tropical gardens and a tranquil pool offer a welcome retreat.

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The heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Located in the centre of the city and close to all major attractions, enjoy the modern design of Fusion Suites Saigon

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PRICING & TRAVEL DATES

fr $3,695* plus Fly Free

July 2019 – April 2020

Seasonal surcharges apply


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TOUR DETAILS

DAY1

Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Unwind at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, savour dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.


Your journey begins today amid the vibrant bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in the city, be met at the airport and transferred to the Fusion Suites Saigon. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a The Chopsticks Saigon where you will have the opportunity to meet your Tour Director as well as your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon

Daily :

  • Dinner
DAY2

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Revisit the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
DAY3

Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Cruise

Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner prepared by your onboard chef.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River cruise, RV La Marguerite

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY4

Cai Be, Sa Dec

Visit Cai Be and its surrounds by tender boats, admiring the colours and buzzing atmosphere of the floating markets. After, go ashore to see the French Gothic cathedral. You’ll then visit a manufacturer of rice paper to learn how it’s made. Afterwards, take a boat ride to the charming town of Sa Dec for a guided tour. Voyage by small boat to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of your vessel.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY5

Tan Chau, Border Crossing

Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau, a sleepy town almost untouched by tourism. One of the largest silk-weaving centres in Vietnam, you can observe how silk is woven in the local workshops. Take a small-boat ride to discover rural life on Evergreen Island. Later, navigate narrow channels by local boats and pass by floating fish farms and stilt houses that defy gravity and lean haphazardly upon each other. The rest of today is then spent on board. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration or learn the art of creating Vietnamese spring rolls while border formalities are carried out. Cross into Cambodia and cruise overnight towards the capital, Phnom Penh.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY6

Phnom Penh

Today begins your exploration of the city of Phnom Penh. After breakfast, learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Explore the Killing Fields, where you’ll find the Memorial Stupa, a glass monument erected in memory of the thousands of Cambodians who lost their lives. You’ll also visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. After lunch on board, disembark and visit the spectacular Royal Palace, delighting in its dazzling white and gold architecture. Then head to the glorious Silver Pagoda, set on the southern side of the palace complex.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY7

Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

Enjoy leisure time today to explore Phnom Penh. Discover more of the city’s sights, perhaps choosing to enjoy a guided Tuk Tuk tour or see how local beer is brewed with a Brewery Tour. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in intricately crafted, handmade copperware.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY8

Oudong, Kampong Tralach

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

In Oudong, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks, sure to be a memorable highlight of your Mekong River cruise.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Get a taste of living like a local with a ride on what is coined the ‘Khmer limousine’, an ox-cart. Traverse rice fields as you head back to your ship.


After breakfast, take a short coach ride to Oudong. Once the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866, the hilly landscape here is made up of stupas and shrines in varying degrees of ruin. Continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY9

Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, then cast off to Prek K’dam. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board and reflect on the adventures you have shared with your crew and new-found friends.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY10

Disembark Cruise At Prek K’dam, Siem Reap, Angkor

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the stylish Shinta Mani Resort.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports underprivileged children.


Enjoy a motorboat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang this morning for a glimpse at the variety of bird-life in the area. Afterwards, return to your ship and continue your journey to Prek K’dam, the final destination of the cruise.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort

Daily :

  • Breakfast
DAY11

Angkor, Siem Reap

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Watch an Apsara dance performance during your Farewell Dinner.


Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, see Bayon temple and Angkor Wat and admire the sunset. Savour a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY12

Depart Siem Reap

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

Daily :

  • Breakfast