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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
  • 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, 7 lunches and 9 dinners, plus select complimentary beverages included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Prices are for land and cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

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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  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast

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

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

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, enjoy an Insider Experience then continue on to explore Ta Prohm and its verdant, intertwined trees.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Watch an Apsara dance and experience local Khmer culture.


After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple. Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring local flavours during your Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Everything was so well organised and the staff on board, the Tour Director Son and the guides fantastic. Thanks, will travel again.