Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Travelmarvel River Cruise

Embark on a great value Vietnam and Cambodia river cruise & tour with Travelmarvel which includes a 7 night cruise on the Mekong River. Highlights include Angkor Archaeological Park and the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Temple in Ho Chi Minh

Itinerary

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Cambodia

Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll settle in for a three-night stay.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Check into your hotel, the stylish and unique Shinta Mani Resort, where you’ll settle in for a three-night stay.

Today explore Ta Prohm with its intertwined trees. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and get to know your fellow travellers.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE:Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which provides support and education for underprivileged children. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and get to know your fellow travellers before seeing a traditional Apsara dance.

This morning, perhaps select one of Travelmarvel’s select experiences. This afternoon, visit Angkor Archaelogical Park and explore its ancient wonders including the temple Bayon. End the day watching a sunset over the iconic Angkor Wat.

Transfer to Prek K’dam to embark your river ship, the RV La Marguerite, for a cruise along the mighty Mekong River. The Mekong’s unique charm is found in this stunning region with greenery strewn throughout the riverbank and the remote villages. This evening, after settling in to your suite, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner on board, savouring Asian or western fare.

Enjoy a small-boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang and travel past a number of fishing villages. You’ll also see how locals live in rural Cambodia and then rejoin your ship and continue on to Kampong Tralach.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE:Take an ox-cart ride, a popular method of transport in rural Cambodia, and travel to the former royal capital of Oudong for a traditional Buddhist blessing.

Explore Koh Chen today, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. Visit some home workshops before heading to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

Join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). This afternoon in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the magnificent Royal Palace complex.

Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border.

This morning, transfer to a small boat and travel along tiny tributaries, home to villages made up entirely of stilt houses. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw and explore an island lush with greenery.

This morning, take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. Here, you’ll see Huynh Thuy Le’s old house (once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of the RV La Marguerite). Go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Return to your ship for dinner.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon for two nights.

Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, the tunnels were once used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat. They also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, weapon caches and living quarters.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE Savour a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon this evening.

Spend time exploring Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
12 July 2019 £2,745
26 July 2019 £2,995
09 August 2019 £2,995
23 August 2019 £2,745
06 September 2019 £2,845
20 September 2019 £2,845
04 October 2019 £3,045
18 October 2019 £3,045
01 November 2019 £3,145
15 November 2019 £3,145
17 January 2020 £3,145
31 January 2020 £3,145
14 February 2020 £3,145
28 February 2020 £3,145
13 March 2020 £3,045
27 March 2020 £2,745
10 April 2020 £2,745

What's Included

  • Save up to £2,900 per couple when you book by 28th February 2019!*
  • Complimentary international wines, local beers, spirits and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Uniquue cultural experiences in up to 10 towns, villages and cities
  • A variety of Insider Experiences including a buddhist blessing in Oudong
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners included
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • Overseas transfers, all port charges & tipping