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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 on the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 27 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 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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Horizon view of Angkor Wat at sunset
The Wonders of Angkor Wat

Discover World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, finishing your day with a spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat.

Poolview King room at the Shinta Mani resort
Shinta Mani Resort

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
  • Price includes transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights must arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by 5pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Unwind at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, savour dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.


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 the Fusion Suites Saigon. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a The Chopsticks Saigon where you will have the opportunity to meet your Tour Director as well as your fellow travellers.

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

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Revisit the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

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Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner prepared by your onboard chef.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River cruise, RV La Marguerite

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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.

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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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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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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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Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, then cast off to Prek K’dam. 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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the stylish Shinta Mani Resort.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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.

Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort

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  • Breakfast
INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Watch an Apsara dance performance during your Farewell Dinner.


Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, see Bayon temple and Angkor Wat and admire the sunset. Savour a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

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I simply mentioned the date of my wife’s birthday at the start of the cruise. The kitchen to prepare and present a cake, all of the kitchen and wait staff sang Happy Birthday.