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Travelmarvel

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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Kampong Cham, Koh Pen Today your cruise along the mighty Mekong river begins! Travel through rural villages to Kampong Cham to the mighty Mekong River, where you will embark the RV La Marguerite – your home for the next seven nights. Enjoy welcome drinks, followed by lunch in the Mekong Restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy a tuk tuk ride through the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes, past wooden stilted houses tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees. Depending on the time of year, you can see a variety range of crops growing, including tobacco or betel nuts, as well as coconuts and tropical fruits. This evening, meet your Travelmarvel Cruise Director for the Captain's Cocktail Reception, followed by dinner with your fellow travellers.

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

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a tour of Angkor Ban, a village awash in stories of Cambodia’s cultural history, and one of the few traditional villages that survived the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. During a walking tour, view the traditional wooden houses standing intact on stilts and shaded by banana trees. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey – also referred to as the Silk Island due to its rich tradition of silk weaving. Disembark and board a local Tuk Tuk for a village tour. Discover village life from the local homes to the rice fields, and the faces of the friendly locals. You can also continue on a walk for a more in-depth exploration of the village.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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.


Travel to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia and a place of pilgrimage for the Cambodian Buddhist community. Visit the spectacular Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony. Afterwards, you will have a traditional experience of an Ox Cart ride, which will take you around the villages. In Phnom Penh, the afternoon is free for you to explore or perhaps enhance your time by choosing one of Travelmarvel's select experiences such as a tuk tuk ride to uncover the sights and sounds of the city, or gain a greater appreciation of the local beers at the Kingdom Brewery (all at own expense). With the next two nights docked in Phnom Penh, you are free to experience the nightlife of the Cambodian capital. Or stay on board and view a documentary on the Pol Pot regime in preparation for tomorrow’s discovery.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Start the morning with a sobering excursion to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S21), learn about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge history as well as the resilience of the local people. After lunch, visit the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The remainder of the day is yours to relax on board or visit the markets to pick up some bargains. While here, the brave can try the local delicacies of fried tarantula and crickets, or try out your haggling skills. Tonight on board return to the ship for dinner followed by a special Khmer folk performance on board.

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