Wonders of the Irrawaddy and the Mekong
Mandalay to Ho Chi Minh City
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 15 day Irrawaddy River cruise, on the RV Princess Panhwar
- Eight day Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
- Airport transfers and tipping
- All internal flights (as per itinerary)
- Includes 71 meals - 26 Breakfasts, 22 Lunches and 23 Dinners
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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.
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
- An increased deposit may be required for upgrades and variations
- Flights must arrive in Mandalay by 3pm
- During high water season from August to mid-December, guests may embark RV La Marguerite at Siem Reap and journey along Tonle Sap before arriving at Kampong Chhnang
- Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
- Price are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
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Arrive Mandalay, Embark Cruise
Be met on arrival and transfer to the RV Princess Panhwar. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and a cultural show.
Stay: 14 Nights: RV Princess PanhwarDaily :
Visit Mandalay’s Mahamuni Buddha Temple, where you can see sheets of gold leaf being added to a statue of the Mahamuni Buddha.
Explore a range of workshops, before visiting Kuthodaw Pagoda to see what is thought to be the world’s largest book. Later, visit U-Bein Bridge, the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge.Daily :
Enjoy a tour by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and the teak-wood Bagaya Monastery.
In Sagaing, visit a silversmith’s workshop then explore Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw pagodas. Later, arrive in Inwa, an ancient imperial capital.Daily :
Today tour Yandabo, the site of where the Treaty of First Anglo-Myanmar War was signed. It’s also famous for its terracotta pots, made from the riverbank clay. Back on board, catch your first glimpse of Bagan. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before a puppet show on board tonight.Daily :
At sunrise, perhaps ride a hot air balloon over the pagodas of Bagan.
Enjoy a full day to discover Bagan, beginning with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the country’s most significant religious sites. Later continue to a lacquerware workshop and a local village.Daily :
This morning, discover Gubyaukgyi Temple, a 13th-century ‘cave temple’. Later visit the Nyaung-U market and mingle with the locals as you browse the wares sold at this trade hub. Cruise to Salay and visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery.Daily :
Sail on to the sleepy delta town of Magwe today. Once here, head to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River.Daily :
Today you’ll disembark in Minhla, the site of a significant battle during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Take a boat to visit Minhla fort, built to keep the British forces out of Myanmar. Afterwards, continue on to Thayetmyo, and visit Myanmar’s oldest golf course.Daily :
Pyay (Prome), Sri Ksetra
Arrive in Pyay today and disembark for a guided tour. Take in a selection of gilded pagodas, including the Shwesandaw Pagoda, then travel to the ancient ruins at Sri Ksetra.Daily :
Absorb wonderful views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise to Myanaung. Here, a guided walking tour will take you past colonial houses, a Roman Catholic church and the local market.Daily :
Cruise south and enjoy a walking tour of a local village. Later, your ship drops anchor at Danuphyu this afternoon.Daily :
Disembark in Danuphyu, a small town where the revered General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against British troops during the First Anglo-Burmese War. Disembark to visit the Monastery of Maha Bandula and a home cheroot-making workshop.Daily :
Today arrive in Maubin. During a walking tour here, you’ll learn about Ba Maw, a prominent Burmese political leader, and also visit the bustling local market.Daily :
Explore the sights of Yangon including Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Market. Like a Local – visit the Reclining Buddha and marvel at the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, resplendent with a golden spire. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board.Daily :
Disembark Ship, Yangon, Siem Reap
Board your included flight to Siem Reap. Stay at Shinta Mani Resort.
Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani ResortDaily :
Angkor, Siem Reap
Perhaps take a horse-drawn cart ride or cooking class.
This morning, perhaps select one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences (own expense). Later, visit the temple of Ta Prohm and Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA). Tonight, gain an insight into Cambodian culture with an Apsara dance display.Daily :
Angkor, Siem Reap
Discover World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the temple Bayon. Enjoy sunset over stunning Angkor Wat.Daily :
Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’dam
Transfer to Prek K’dam and board the RV La Marguerite. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La MargueriteDaily :
Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong
Enjoy an ox-cart ride, a popular mode of travel in Cambodia.
Enjoy a small boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Rejoin your ship and continue to Kampong Tralach. Later, travel by coach to Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.Daily :
Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
Explore Koh Chen, a silver and copperware village and perhaps purchase some souvenirs. Cruise to Phnom Penh.Daily :
Join an excursion to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Later, tour Phnom Penh and see the Royal Palace.Daily :
Border Crossing, Tan Chau
Relax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.Daily :
Tan Chau, Sa Dec
Travel along the tributaries around Tan Chau, then go ashore for a rickshaw tour.Daily :
Sa Dec, Cai Be
Take a boat ride to Sa Dec. After lunch, a local boat takes you to Cai Be to explore its floating markets. Then go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy a final dinner on board.Daily :
Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Disembark at My Tho Port and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Stay at the centrally-located Fusion Suites Saigon.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites SaigonDaily :
Ho Chi Minh City
Explore the city at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience. Savour a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks, Saigon.Daily :
Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
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