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Travelmarvel

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia

Trip Code: VTM17
17 Days
38 Meals
2 Countries
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Seven nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
  • Two nights on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 38 delicious meals - 16 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 12 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
  • Internal flights in Vietnam and Cambodia

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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Front of a white lavish hotel from the stree, Vietnam

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

This well-appointed hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi's central business district and near the Old Quarter.

Aerial view of Ha Long Bay bathed in sunlight

Cruise Ha Long Bay

Take an extended two-night cruise on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Insider Experience

Enjoy a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in the heart of the Old Quarter.

Insider Experience

Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.


On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

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Insider Experience

Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter.


Take in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. For dinner, perhaps choose from one of our select dining experiences.

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  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Board your Bhaya Cruises junk for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


After breakfast, travel to Ha Long. Set off cruising and explore the mysterious Tien Ong Cave.

Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises’ Classic Junk

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Enjoy a full day to immerse yourself in this picturesque region. Enjoy a visit to a floating pearl farm, relax on the beach and see the limestone pillars from sea level. Later, savour dinner on board.

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Insider Experience

Unwind during an indulgent stay at the Shinta Mani Shack.


Visit a unique floating village this morning before docking back at Ha Long. Travel to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

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Insider Experience

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

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner and an Apsara dance performance.


Today you will discover Ta Prohm temple.

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With this morning at leisure, perhaps enjoy a select experience, such as a horse cart ride. Afterwards, on a guided tour, visit Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. Later, discover the 12th-century temple Bayon. Cap off the day with a sunset at stunning Angkor Wat. For dinner perhaps enjoy a select dining experience.

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  • Breakfast

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, RV La Marguerite

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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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an ox-cart ride and travel to Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.


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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  • 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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Relax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.

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Travel along the tributaries around Tan Chau, then go ashore for a rickshaw tour, visit a small island and local artisan workshops.

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Take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be. Go ashore to visit the local cathedral and a rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy your last dinner on board.

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Insider Experience

Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.


Disembark at My Tho Port and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Insider Experience

Savour a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks, Saigon.


Explore the city at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience.

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Your tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

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The La Marguerite was a smaller and more intimate ship. Less guests to deal with when disembarking etc. The included hotels were excellent, well located and good value.