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Travelmarvel

Majestic Mekong Cruising

Trip Code: VTM08
8 Days
21 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, plus international wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Explore the agricultural Koh Pen Island by tuk tuk
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • Embark on a rickshaw ride through Tan Cha

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights to arrive into Siem Reap the day prior, a pre night is required
  • Flights to depart Ho Chi Minh City after 2pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included
Asia Map VTM08 2021-23

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Insider Experience

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Hop on a tuk tuk and explore the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses, tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees.


Transfer to Kampong Cham to join your Mekong River cruise. Spend your afternoon on an Insider Experience.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River Cruise, RV Apsara

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban on a walking tour. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey. Disembark and board a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Leave your local transport and continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony.


Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. After an Insider Experience here, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copperware workshops. This afternoon is free to explore or enjoy one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. Later, take a tour to visit the Royal Palace. See the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace complex and admire the Emerald Buddha carved from baccarat crystal. After dinner, perhaps step out for an evening walk.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Royal Palace Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s chef while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Tonight, watch a documentary film about Pol Pot as your ship cruises towards the small Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries, observing the stilt house villages. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, visit the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a boat ride to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec for a tour. Visit the former home of Huynh Thuy Le. Le’s one-time lover, French writer Marguerite Duras penned her best-selling novel, The Lover, about their affair. After lunch, step aboard a local boat and journey to Cai Be to see the French Gothic cathedral. Go ashore to visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. After, visit a coconut candy factory to see how the local sweet is created. Enjoy a final dinner on board your ship.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cai Be floating markets, Vietnam

Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.