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Travelmarvel

Hidden Treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Trip Code: VTMS20
20 Days
44 Meals
2 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights 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
  • Includes 44 meals - 19 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 14 Dinners
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner onboard your Mekong River cruise
  • Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • Internal flights in Vietnam and Cambodia

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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Green terraced rice fields, Vietnam

The Hill Tribes of Sapa

Gain a fantastic viewpoint of the local Sapa scenery with a walk through the ethnic villages.

Hotel room with double bed and large window, Vietnam

The heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Located in the centre of the city and close to all major attractions, enjoy the modern design of Fusion Suites Saigon.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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: Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

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Drive to the mountain town of Sapa and admire the handicrafts made by local hill tribes. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights: BB Hotel, Sapa

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

A tranquil walk through the villages presents encounters with the local hill tribes.


Enjoy a special Insider Experience in Sapa today.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu this evening.


Drive back to Hanoi and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Mövenpick Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on an afternoon rickshaw ride through the bustling 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.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board your Bhaya Cruises junk for a Ha Long Bay cruise.


Travel to Ha Long. Once aboard your ship, set sail and explore the mysterious Tien Ong Cave.

Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises Classic Junk

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Delight in a full day exploration of the islands of Ha Long Bay. Visit a floating pearl farm, relax on the beach and view the limestone pillars from sea level.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the stunning Shinta Mani Resort.


Visit a floating village before docking back at Ha Long. Travel to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) and enjoy local flavours at dinner and a traditional Apsara dance performance.


Today you will discover Ta Prohm temple.

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With this morning at leisure, perhaps enjoy a select experience. After, discover the remains of Angkor Archaeological Park, a long-standing tribute to the ancient Khmer Empire. Later, visit the temple Bayon. Finish the day with a sunset at Angkor Wat.

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Today your cruise along the mighty Mekong river begins! Travel through rural villages to Kampong Cham to the mighty Mekong River, where you will embark the RV La Marguerite – your home for the next seven nights. Enjoy welcome drinks, followed by lunch in the Mekong Restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy a tuk tuk ride through the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes, 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. This evening, meet your Travelmarvel Cruise Director for the Captain's Cocktail Reception, followed by dinner with your fellow travellers.

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

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This morning enjoy a 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 1970s. During a walking tour, view the traditional wooden houses standing intact on stilts and shaded by banana trees. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey – also referred to as the Silk Island due to its rich tradition of silk weaving. Disembark and board a local Tuk Tuk for a village tour. Discover village life from the local homes to the rice fields, and the faces of the friendly locals. You can also continue on a walk for a more in-depth exploration of the village.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an ox-cart ride in the Kampong Tralach district and travel to Oudong for a Buddhist blessing by monks.


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). With the next two nights docked in Phnom Penh, you are free to experience the nightlife of the Cambodian capital. Or stay on board and view a documentary on the Pol Pot regime in preparation for tomorrow’s discovery.

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Start the morning with a sobering excursion to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S21), learn about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge history as well as the resilience of the local people. After lunch, visit the Royal Palace and the spectacular Silver Pagoda. The remainder of the day is yours to relax on board or visit the markets to pick up some bargains. While here, the brave can try the local delicacies of fried tarantula and crickets, or try out your haggling skills. Tonight on board return to the ship for dinner followed by a special Khmer folk performance on board.

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Relax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Later, arrive in Tan Chau.

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Travel along the vein-like tributaries around Tan Chau and go ashore for a rickshaw tour, visit a small island and local artisan workshops.

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Take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be. Then, go ashore to see the French Gothic cathedral and visit a rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy a final dinner on board with your fellow guests.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.


Disembark at My Tho Port and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War.

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

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks, Saigon.


Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today, or perhaps enjoy one of the select experiences.

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Your journey ends today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

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