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 :
Phnom Penh, Koh Chen
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.Daily :
Oudong, Kampong Tralach
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.
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.Daily :
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. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board and reflect on the adventures you have shared with your crew and new-found friends.Daily :
Disembark Ship at Prek K’dam, Siem Reap, Angkor
Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports underprivileged children.
Stay at the stylish Shinta Mani Resort.
Transfer to Siem Reap and enjoy an Insider Experience. Later, discover Ta Prohm temple. For dinner, perhaps choose a select dining experience.
Stay: Two Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani ResortDaily :
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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