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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 RV Apsara, featuring all suites with twin balconies
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Leader and expert English-speaking local guides
  • 21 meals - 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, plus select international wine and local beer 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

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and touring may occur due to operational issues, including high or low water levels, and unforeseen weather conditions
  • Some port stops may have physical conditions which prevent some guests from going ashore
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Return airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • Ship registration occurs early on Day 1 (around 7am). Guests joining the cruise only need to be at the hotel at this time. For guests arriving by air on Day 1, flights should arrive before 4am otherwise It is recommended flights to arrive in Siem Reap the day prior, and a pre-night would be required
  • Flight must depart Ho Chi Minh City after 2pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included
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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.


Journey to Kampong Cham following ship registration, to join your Mekong River cruise. Step aboard and familiarise yourself with your suite before sitting down to lunch as you cruise towards Angkor Ban. Spend your afternoon enjoying an Insider Experience and then return to a Welcome Dinner on board tonight.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV Apsara

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Rooftop Sun Deck, RV Apsara

Start your day with a tour of Angkor Ban by foot. Nicknamed the 'Lucky Village', Angkor Ban is one of the few rural villages in Cambodia that escaped destruction from the Khmer Rouge regime. Stroll through town and see wooden houses, some over a century old.

Return to your ship and continue sailing along the lush banks of the Mekong River to Oknha Tey (Oknha Tei), or Silk Island. Disembark and discover the town well known locally for its delicate silk weaving.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a Buddhist monastery in Oudong where you will partake in a blessing by the monks.


Begin your morning with an excursion by road to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital. Indulge in your memorable Insider Experience. En route back to Phnom Penh take a leisurely walk to explore the village of Koh Chen. Stop to visit the open-air copperware workshops and watch the skill of the artisans.

Return to the ship and enjoy a free afternoon in fascinating Phnom Penh or enhance your time by choosing one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Begin today with a sobering excursion to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Learn about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime as well as the resilience of the Cambodian people. Spend a moment to pay your respects at the Memorial Stupa, a monument erected in memory of the thousands of people who lost their lives.

After lunch, visit the Royal Palace and delight in its Khmer architecture. Head inside the magnificent Silver Pagoda - named for its floors, which are designed with 5000 silver tiles. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to head to the Russian Market for souvenirs, the Central Market where you can try the local delicacy of fried tarantula, or simply stay on board and enjoy the facilities and service.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. While border formalities are carried out enjoy the onboard presentations and demonstrations. Later, arrive in Tan Chau. Cross into Vietnam and cruise onto the riverside town of Tan Chau.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Mekong river at sunset, Vietnam

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 and weave through rambling laneways and small shops. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, visit stop to see the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft. Later, step back in time during a visit to Vinh Hoa, also known as Evergreen Island. Take the opportunity to see traditional Vietnamese farming, then head back to the ship and continue cruising towards Sa Dec.

Later, step back in time during a visit to Vinh Hoa, also known as Evergreen Island. Take the opportunity to see traditional Vietnamese farming, then head back to the ship and continue cruising towards Sa Dec.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a boat to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec and pass floating fish farms along the way before exploring the colourful market on foot. Continue to the former home of Huynh Thuy Le, who inspired the French writer Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant (The Lover). Return to the ship and sit down to a delicious lunch while you cruise towards Cai Be.

Later a local boat takes you to the town of Cai Be. Go ashore to see the local cathedral and a rice paper and coconut candy manufacturer. Tonight, enjoy your special Farewell Dinner on board as you cruise towards your final stop My Tho.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to Ho Chi Minh City. In due time, transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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