Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 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
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
- Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
- When arriving into Ho Chi Minh City, ensure your flight lands before 5pm
- Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included
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Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy a two-night stay at the stylish Fusion Suites Saigon.
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 SaigonDaily :
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
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.Daily :
Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Ship
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 ApsaraDaily :
Cai Be, Sa Dec
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.Daily :
Tan Chau, Border Crossing
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.Daily :
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 :
Oudong, Koh Chen
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 :
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 :
Angkor Ban, Koh Pen
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 :
Disembark Ship, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Angkor
Meet with children at Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), an organisation that offers educational support.
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 ShackDaily :
Angkor, Siem Reap
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.Daily :
Depart Siem Reap
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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.