Essential Vietnam and Cambodia (South) APT Travelmarvel River Cruise

Cruise between the remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia that line the banks of the Mekong River and its tributaries.

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Phnom Penh


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 Apsara, 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. 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)
29 July 2022 £3,245
12 August 2022 £3,195
26 August 2022 £2,945
9 September 2022 £2,995
23 September 2022 £2,995
7 October 2022 £2,995
21 October 2022 £2,995
4 November 2022 £3,195
18 November 2022 £3,195

What's Included

  • Complimentary international wines, local beers, spirits and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Unique 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

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.