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Travelmarvel

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Trip Code: VTMR12
12 Days
27 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Explore 11 towns, villages and cities
  • 27 meals - 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, and local guides
  • Water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

View of dark tunnel lit by single lantern, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

See the intricate tunnel network created by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, and learn about the war and tactics.

External of RV Apsara

All Balcony Suite Ship

New to Travelmarvel, enjoy a seven night cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara.

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Poolview King room at the Shinta Mani resort

Shinta Mani Shack

One of Siem Reap's finest resorts, enjoy the central location within the leafy French Quarter.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights to arrive into Ho Chi Minh City prior to 5pm, for a Welcome Dinner at 7pm
  • Flights can leave Siem Reap on the last day any time
  • Prices are for land and cruise only. Flights not included
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
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Insider Experience

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a two-night stay at the stylish Fusion Suites Saigon.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, savour Vietnamese dishes for your Welcome Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.


Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, and transfer to your hotel.

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

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This morning, take a step back in time and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, the tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat.

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Vendor selling flowers through the streets of Hanoi

After breakfast, drive to My Tho Port to board your unique river ship. Built to provide a gratifying onboard experience, enjoy the sophisticated design and premium facilities of the new RV Apsara. Exuding a true Asian ambience, the superb ship offers balconies with every suite to ensure a unique and scenic perspective on your Mekong River cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV Apsara

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Cruise to the town of Cai Be. Go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Continue on to Sa Dec for a guided tour. Here, you’ll see the home of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, and visit a Cao Dai Temple.

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Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Spend the remainder of the day in comfort on board as your ship cruises to the Cambodian border.

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Today, join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21. Later in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the extravagant Royal Palace.

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Royal Palace Phnom Penh, Cambodia

INSIDER EXPEREINCE

Be treated to a memorable Buddhist blessing ceremony in Oudong.


This morning, an excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital. While here, enjoy an Insider Experience. En route back to Phnom Penh, explore Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here you’ll visit some small family workshops and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

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Disembark this morning for a tour of Oknha Tey, or ‘Silk Island’, located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. Tour the village and see the traditional silk weaving that has been preserved for centuries. This afternoon, set sail for Angkor Ban.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tuk tuk ride around the island of Koh Pen.


Disembark this morning for a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages left in Cambodia. Later cruise to Kampong Cham before an Insider Experience.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Meet with children at Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), an organisation that offers educational support.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the beautiful Shinta Mani Shack.


This morning, disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Later, continue to explore Ta Prohm and its verdant, intertwined trees.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring a delicious Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance.


After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple. This evening, a memorable Insider Experience awaits.

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Today you will be transferred to the airport.

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