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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 aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners, plus select complimentary beverages included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City

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 by 12 noon on Day 1 for afternoon touring
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included
TM VTM12 Map 2021-22

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports local underprivileged children.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Watch an Apsara dance and experience local Khmer culture.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you’ll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.


Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, travel to the temple of Ta Prohm. A range of Insider Experiences proves an exceptional start to your holiday. Enjoy local flavours during dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

Daily :
  • Dinner
Poolview King room at the Shinta Mani resort

Enjoy a free morning to explore or perhaps join a Select Experience. 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 sunset at Angkor Wat. 

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  • Breakfast

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, RV Apsara

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
External of RV Apsara

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
Vietnamese local riding a bike with veges

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. 

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. 

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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, who penned her best-selling novel, The Lover. 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

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 a select dining experience. 

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Ho Chi Minh City skyline at night, Vietnam

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon tonight.


Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today. Perhaps take a fascinating history tour or see the sights on a city tour. Round off your day with an Insider Experience for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

Fantastically well organised, terrific value for money and attention to detail. Thank you for a wonderful holiday with so many wonderful memories.