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Travelmarvel

Hidden Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Trip Code: VTMS20
20 Days
45 Meals
2 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship the RV Apsara
  • Two-night Ha Long Bay cruise on Bhaya Cruises' Classic Junk
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 19 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 14 dinners, plus select complimentary beverages included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Encounter the friendly local hill tribes in Sapa’s villages
  • Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a rickshaw ride
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, tipping and flights within Vietnam
  • Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
  • Days 1-4 of touring are escorted by a local guide
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. International flights not included
Asia Map VTMS20 2021-22
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the stylish Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, located right in the heart of the city.


Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

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  • Dinner

Drive to the mountain town Sapa, where hills and valleys cascade in lush greenery. Today, admire the handicrafts made by the local hill tribes. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, BB Hotel, Sapa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tranquil walk through the villages of Sapa, enriched by encounters with the local hill tribes.


Enjoy an insightful Insider Experience today, before some time to relax and unwind later on.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu this evening. KOTO stands for ‘Know One, Teach One’, the philosophy behind this social enterprise which seeks to empower local youth through hospitality training.


Drive back to Hanoi and spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, your Insider Experience awaits.

Stay: Two Nights, Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The back of a local carrying fresh vegetables on the back of their bike in a busy street, Vietnam

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on an afternoon rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter.


Take in the highlights of Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour. This afternoon, enjoy your Insider Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise the stunning waters of World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay on your Bhaya Cruises junk.


Travel to Ha Long to embark on your Ha Long Bay cruise. Later today, explore the mysterious Tien Ong Cave.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, explore Ba Ham Lake by kayak. Later today, visit the Cua Van Floating Culture Centre, located in the unique fishing village. A dinner on board is yours to savour this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at the stunning Shinta Mani Shack.


Explore Sung Sot Cave this morning before docking back at Ha Long. Travel to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Watch a traditional Apsara dance and experience local Khmer culture.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), an organisation that offers support to local disadvantaged youth.


Today you will discover Ta Prohm. The temple and its atmospheric surrounds have been left to slowly return back to nature, with the overgrown jungle and vast root systems creating a unique sight throughout the ruins. This evening, enjoy local flavours during dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
A monk viewing Angkor Wat from across a lake

INSIDER EXPERINCE

Explore Koh Pen Island by tuk tuk.


Transfer to Kampong Cham to join your Mekong River Cruise. The RV Apsara will be your beautiful home for the next seven nights. Enjoy an Insider Experience later on.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV Apsara

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
External view of RV Apsara

Enjoy an immersive walking tour of Angkor Ban. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey. Disembark and board a local tuk tuk for a village tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a Buddhist monastery in Oudong where you will have the opportunity to partake in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony.


Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong for your Insider Experience. Afterwards, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copperware workshops.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Join a sobering excursion to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn more about local history. Tour Phnom Penh, and see the Royal Palace

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, travel by small boat along the vein-like tributaries around Tan Chau and go ashore for a rickshaw tour. Visit a small island and local artisan workshops to learn the history of the craft.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Vietnam street market lady seller, Ho Chi Minh, Saigon

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Reminisce over your excellent experiences during a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.


Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today, or perhaps enjoy one of the select experiences on offer. Enjoy a final Insider Experience this evening.

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  • Dinner

Your holiday comes to an end today.

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  • Breakfast

Would not hesitate to recommend Travelmarvel and we are already looking into our next adventure.