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Majestic Mekong Cruising

Trip Code: VTM08
8 Days
21 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Lower Mekong cruise
  • Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • 21 fine meals - 7 full breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners

Travel & Accommodation

Relax in your Sadec Suite aboard RV La Marguerite.

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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Old wooden building on the water, Cambodia

The Mekong's floating villages

Take to a small-boat for an excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, and pass by its serene floating villages.

View of huge traditional building on blue sky day, Cambodia

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh

Discover this incredible series of buildings, which serves as the royal residence to the King of Cambodia.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • 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
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary arrangements may occur
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

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Upon arrival in the city, be met at the airport and transferred to Prek K’dam to embark your Mekong River cruise. The Mekong’s unique charm is found in this stunning region with greenery strewn throughout the riverbank and the floating villages. Board your river ship and indulge in your first dinner prepared by our own onboard chef.

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

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an ox-cart ride, coined the ‘Khmer limousine’, and see how locals live in rural Cambodia.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel to the former royal capital Oudong for a traditional Buddhist blessing, sure to be a memorable highlight of your Mekong River cruise.


Enjoy a small boat expedition of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Afterwards, advance on to Kampong Tralach.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The heartbeat hammering of the open-air copperware workshops announces your arrival at Koh Chen. Visit some of the home workshops which display the intricate handmade goods before continuing towards Phnom Penh, the charismatic capital city of Cambodia.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. This afternoon, 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 around the capital.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a boat ride to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec for a tour. Visit Huynh Thuy Le’s old house, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of your vessel. After lunch, step aboard a local boat as it transfers you 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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.