Discover Vietnam and Cambodia APT Travelmarvel River Cruise

Start your journey with a two night stay at the fabulous Mövenpick Hotel, Hanoi followed by an amazing two night cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Then travel to Ho Chi Minh City for a two night stay at Fusion Suites Saigon, before boarding your river ship for a stunning seven night cruise along the Mekong. End your journey with a two night stay in Siem Reap, where you can explore freely.

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Itinerary

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Vietnam.

On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the Old Quarter.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Delight in a stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in the heart of the Old Quarter.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu. KOTO stands for ‘Know One, Teach One’, and gives disadvantaged youths the opportunity to train at its culinary school.

Take in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Afterwards, an Insider Experience awaits. For dinner, perhaps choose from one of our select dining experiences.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Take an afternoon rickshaw ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

After breakfast, travel to Ha Long. Set off cruising and explore the mysterious Trinh Nu Cave.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Board your Bhaya Cruises junk for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.

After breakfast, enjoy kayaking at Ba Ham Lake before lunch, followed by a sightseeing trip to Cua Van Floating Culture Centre. Later, savour dinner on board.

Visit Sung Sot Cave before docking back at Ha Long. Board your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City. An Insider Experience awaits you for dinner.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Unwind at the Fusion Suites Saigon, your home for the next two nights.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Tonight, savour Vietnamese dishes at The Chopsticks Saigon.

Discover the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by the Viet Cong during the war.

Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner prepared by your onboard chef.

Today, take a local boat to the town of Cai Be, then cruise to Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house, before visiting an ornate Cao Dai Temple.

Explore the village of Tan Chau. Go ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Later, relax as you cross the border into Cambodia towards Phnom Penh.

Visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. After lunch on board, tour the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

Disembark and travel by coach to Oudong for an Insider Experience. Then continue to Koh Chen to see the open-air copperware workshops.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit a Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony.

Disembark for a village tour of Oknha Tey, known for its traditional silk weaving. Set sail for Angkor Ban this afternoon.

Enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages left in Cambodia. After lunch, enjoy an Insider Experience.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit a Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony.

Transfer to Siem Reap and join in on an Insider Experience. Later, discover the atmospheric Ta Prohm temple where the jungle grows within the temple walls.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you’ll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: In Siem Reap, meet with underprivileged children at Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), and get a glimpse into the organisation that supports them by providing a creative, educative and loving environment.

After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple. This evening, enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring a delicious Farewell Dinner.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: See an Apsara dance performance.

Your journey ends this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Arrive back in London today.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
19 July 2022 £4,345
2 August 2022 £4,345
16 August 2022 £3,995
30 August 2022 £3,995
13 September 2022 £4,195
27 September 2022 £4,195
11 October 2022 £4,195
25 October 2022 £4,395
8 November 2022 £4,395

What's Included

  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Stays in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap
  • Complimentary international wines, local beers, spirits and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 13 towns, villages and cities
  • Two-night Ha Long Bay cruise on Bhaya Cruises’ Classic Junk
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners included
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • Overseas transfers, all port charges & tipping

Visa Requirements

All passengers are solely responsible for meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements, and paying all associated costs.

Vietnam: Passengers making a single entry into Vietnam for up to 15 days are exempt from requiring a visa to travel. Passengers travelling to Vietnam for stays of more than 15 days, or for multiple entries, must obtain a visa prior to departure from the UK.

Cambodia: Passengers can obtain a single entry visa on arrival at Siem Reap Airport, or while cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap aboard RV Apsara. Passengers must carry two passport size photographs to obtain the visa. Payment must be made in US Dollars.

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.