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Travelmarvel

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Trip Code: VTM12
12 Days
28 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 28 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Mekong River cruise
  • Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping

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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Large hotel pool and garden, Cambodia
A Garden Oasis

Stay at the boutique Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap, where tropical gardens and a tranquil pool offer a welcome retreat.

Hotel room with double bed and large window, Vietnam
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

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights to arrive into Siem Reap by 12 noon on Day 1 for afternoon touring
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Insider Experience

Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) then unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you’ll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner and watch an Apsara dance.


Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, travel to the temple of Ta Prohm.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

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This morning, tailor your day by choosing one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences. Later, discover the remains of Angkor Archaeological Park, a long-standing tribute to the ancient Khmer Empire. Visit the 12th-century temple Bayon. Finish your day with a sunset at Angkor Wat.

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Transfer to Prek K’dam to join your Mekong River cruise. The Mekong’s unique charm is found in the greenery strewn throughout the riverbank and the floating villages. Board your river ship and indulge in dinner prepared by your own onboard chef.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insider Experience

Be close to the city’s action at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.


Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. For dinner, you may like to choose from one of our select dining experiences.

Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon

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Insider Experience

Indulge in a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks, Saigon.


Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today. Perhaps take a fascinating history tour or see the sights on a city tour.

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Your journey ends after breakfast today with a transfer to the airport.

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Thanks for a great time! Vietnam and Cambodia are amazing places and it was so great to travel with Travelmarvel!