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Travelmarvel

Majestic Mekong Cruising

Trip Code: VTMR08
8 Days
21 Meals
2 Countries
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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
  • 21 fine meals - 7 full breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 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
  • 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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Passenger going for a rickshaw ride, Vietnam

Ride a Rickshaw

Ride a rickshaw for a tour around Tan Chau, Vietnam's largest silk-weaving centres, and visit a local silk workshop.

Large gold traditional temple, Cambodia

Buddhist Blessing in Oudong

Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by a monk in Oudong, sure to be a memorable highlight of your cruise.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • All flights must arrive by 8am into Ho Chi Minh City
  • Flights to depart Siem Reap anytime after 4pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Price are for cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

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Your journey begins today amid the vibrant bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in the city, be met at the airport and transferred to My Tho Port where you will board your boutique river ship, the RV La Marguerite. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner on board and get to know your crew and fellow travellers.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV La Marguerite

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit Cai Be and its surrounds by tender boats, admiring the colours and buzzing atmosphere. After, go ashore to see the French Gothic cathedral. You’ll then visit a manufacturer of rice paper to learn how it’s made. Afterwards, take a boat ride to the charming town of Sa Dec for a guided tour. Voyage by small boat to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of your vessel.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau, a sleepy town almost untouched by tourism. One of the largest silk-weaving centres in Vietnam, you can observe how silk is woven in the local workshops. Take a small-boat ride to discover rural life on Evergreen Island. Later, navigate narrow channels by local boats and pass by floating fish farms and stilt houses that defy gravity and lean haphazardly upon each other. The rest of today is then spent on board. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration or learn the art of creating Vietnamese spring rolls while border formalities are carried out. Cross into Cambodia and cruise overnight towards the capital, Phnom Penh.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today begins your exploration of the city of Phnom Penh. After breakfast, learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Explore the Killing Fields, where you’ll find the Memorial Stupa, a glass monument erected in memory of the thousands of Cambodians who lost their lives. You’ll also visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. After lunch on board, disembark and visit the spectacular Royal Palace, delighting in its dazzling white and gold architecture. Then head to the glorious Silver Pagoda, set on the southern side of the palace complex.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy leisure time today to explore Phnom Penh. Discover more of the city’s sights, perhaps choosing to enjoy a guided Tuk Tuk tour or see how local beer is brewed with a Brewery Tour. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in intricately crafted, handmade copperware.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

insider experience

In Oudong, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks, sure to be a memorable highlight of your Mekong River cruise.

insider experience

Get a taste of living like a local with a ride on what is coined the ‘Khmer limousine’, an ox-cart. Traverse rice fields as you head back to your ship.


After breakfast, take a short coach ride to Oudong. Once the capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866, the hilly landscape here is made up of stupas and shrines in varying degrees of ruin. Continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a motorboat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang this morning for a glimpse at the variety of bird-life in the area. Afterwards, return to your ship and continue your journey to Prek K’dam, the final destination of the cruise. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board and reflect on the adventures you have shared with your crew and new-found friends.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Prek K’dam after breakfast in the Mekong Restaurant and transfer to the airport in Siem Reap for your flight home.

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  • Breakfast

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