Discover Vietnam and Cambodia
Hanoi to Siem Reap
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Seven nights in premium accommodation
- Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
- Two nights on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
- 36 meals - 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 12 dinners
- International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Mekong River Cruise
- Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
- Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Travel & Accommodation
Cruise Ha Long Bay
Take an extended two-night cruise on-board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk in Ha Long Bay.
Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi
This well-appointed hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi's central business district and near the Old Quarter.
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
- Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
- Disruptions to cruising and itinerary arrangements may occur
- Prices are for land, cruise and flights as specified only
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Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event
Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.
Enjoy a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in the heart of the Old Quarter.
On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Mövenpick Hotel HanoiDaily :
Take a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter.
Take in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. For dinner, perhaps choose from one of our select dining experiences.Daily :
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay
Board your Bhaya Cruises junk for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
After breakfast, travel to Ha Long. Set off cruising and explore the mysterious Tien Ong Cave.
Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises’ Classic JunkDaily :
Ha Long Bay
Enjoy a full day to immerse yourself in this picturesque region. Enjoy a visit to a floating pearl farm, relax on the beach and see the limestone pillars from sea level. Later, savour dinner on board.Daily :
Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City
Unwind at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.
Tonight, savour dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.
This morning, visit a floating village before docking back at Ha Long. Transfer to Hanoi airport, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, before arriving at your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites SaigonDaily :
Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Revisit the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.Daily :
Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Cruise
Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner prepared by your onboard chef. Seven Nights: Mekong River cruise, RV La Marguerite
Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River cruise, RV La MargueriteDaily :
Cai Be, Sa Dec
Take a local boat to the town of Cai Be. Visit a rice paper manufacturer, then cruise to Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit an ornate Cao Dai Temple.Daily :
Tan Chau, Border Crossing
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Oudong, Phnom Penh
In Oudong, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks, sure to be a memorable highlight of your Mekong River cruise.
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.
Travel to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia and a place of pilgrimage for the Cambodian Buddhist community. Visit the spectacular Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony. Afterwards, you will have a traditional experience of an Ox Cart ride, which will take you around the villages. In Phnom Penh, the afternoon is free for you to explore or perhaps enhance your time by choosing one of Travelmarvel's select experiences such as a tuk tuk ride to uncover the sights and sounds of the city, or gain a greater appreciation of the local beers at the Kingdom Brewery (all at own expense).Daily :
After breakfast, awake in the town of Oknha Tey, known for it’s traditional silk weaving and is often referred to as the Silk Island. Hop on a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Discover rural life from the local homes to the rice fields and the faces of the friendly locals. You can also continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village. Enjoy lunch onboard as the ship sets sail for Angkor Ban. As you sail along the Mekong, enjoy some time at leisure. Perhaps take a dip in the pool, sit back and read a book on the Sun Deck as Mekong life passes you by.Daily :
Angkor Ban, Koh Pen
This morning, enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban, a village awash in stories of Cambodia’s cultural history, and one of the few traditional villages that survived the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970’s. During a walking tour you will be able to view the traditional wooden houses standing intact on stilts which are shaded by banana trees and get amongst the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural activities of the locals. After lunch, enjoy a tuk tuk tour of the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees. Depending on the time of year, you can see a variety range of crops growing, including tobacco or betel nuts, as well as coconuts and tropical fruits.Daily :
Disembark Ship, Siem Reap, Angkor
Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports underprivileged children.
Stay at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack.
After breakfast your Mekong River cruise comes to an end. Bid farewell to the crew and disembark for your transfer to Siem Reap. En route, travel through rural villages and absorb the changing views as you get closer to Siem Reap. This afternoon, set off to discover Ta Prohm, well known for the tree roots that are intertwined amongst the stonework. On the way back to your hotel, visit ODA (Opportunities for Development thru Art), an organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children.
Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani ShackDaily :
Angkor, Siem Reap
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.Daily :
Depart Siem Reap
Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.Daily :
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