Essential Vietnam & Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 29 Sep 2019
  • Sails from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ship RV La Marguerite
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1355393‍
  • Voyage code ‍19092979192‍

Your Itinerary

Mekong River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sun 29 Sep 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Upon arrival transfer to the Fusion Suites Saigon for your two night stay including breakfast (D)

★INSIDER EXPERIENCE★
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at the Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

Củ Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mon 30 Sep 2019

Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

This morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, the tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat. They also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, weapons caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters (B).

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tue 01 Oct 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Transfer to the port in My Tho and embark the RV La Marguerite for your cruise along the mighty Mekong. Enjoy lunch as your ship sets off. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow passengers (B, L, D)

Cai Be, Vietnam

Cái Bè/Sa Đéc, Vietnam Wed 02 Oct 2019

Cai Be, Vietnam

This morning, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cái Bè. Go ashore to see Cái Bè’s French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. After lunch, take a boat ride to Sa Đéc for a tour. Here, you’ll see Huynh Thuy Le’s old house (once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of your 4 ★ river ship). Return to your ship for dinner (B, L, D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tân Châu, Vietnam - Border Crossing into Cambodia Thu 03 Oct 2019

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tân Châu and take a small boat ride to discover rural life on an island. The rest of today is then spent on board. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration while border formalities are carried out (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Fri 04 Oct 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This afternoon in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the magnificent Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda (B, L, D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Oudong - Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sat 05 Oct 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

★INSIDER EXPERIENCE★ Visit the monastery in Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.

★INSIDER EXPERIENCE★ Embark on a traditional ox-cart ride in the Kampong Tralach district.

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). (B, L, D)

Oknha Tey, Cambodia Sun 06 Oct 2019

After breakfast, awake in the town of Oknha Tey, known for it’s traditional silk weaving and is often referred to as the Silk Island. Hop on a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Discover rural life from the local homes to the rice fields and the faces of the friendly locals. You can also continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village. Enjoy lunch onboard as the ship sets sail for Angkor Ban. As you sail along the Mekong, enjoy some time at leisure. Perhaps take a dip in the pool, sit back and read a book on the Sun Deck as Mekong life passes you by.  (B, L, D)

Angkor Ban

Angkor Ban - Koh Pen, Cambodia Mon 07 Oct 2019

Angkor Ban

This morning, enjoy an immersive 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 1970’s. During a walking tour you will be able to view the traditional wooden houses standing intact on stilts which are shaded by banana trees and get amongst the hustle and bustle of the daily agricultural activities of the locals. After lunch, enjoy a tuk tuk tour of the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and 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. (B,L,D)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap, Cambodia - Disembark the ship Tue 08 Oct 2019

Mekong River Cruise

After breakfast your Mekong River cruise comes to an end. Bid farewell to the crew and disembark for your transfer to Siem Reap. En route, travel through rural villages and absorb the changing views as you get closer to Siem Reap. This afternoon, set off to discover Ta Prohm, well known for the tree roots that are intertwined amongst the stonework. On the way back to your hotel, visit ODA (Opportunities for Development thru Art), an organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. (B)

★INSIDER EXPERIENCE★
Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which supports underprivileged children

Two Night stay in Siem Reap at the Shinta Mani Shack

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap, Cambodia Wed 09 Oct 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Today, visit the incredible historic landmark of Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders, including the 13th century Bayon. Cap off the day with a spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat, also located within the Angkor Archaeological Park. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and traditional Apsara dance performance (B, D)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap, Cambodia Thu 10 Oct 2019

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Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London (premium class flights may be available on request) (B)

What's included *

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Brexit Protection Guarantee - we guarantee the price of your holiday will not increase, plus you are fully protected by ABTA & ATOL
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 23rd September 2019 and receive a Champagne & Flutes Gift Set

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With porthole windows, each of the eight large entry-level suites provide a lovely retreat.

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Indochina Balcony Suite

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Two large Indochina Balcony Suites feature such extras as a larger conservatory-style area, a large Balcony Terrace with a table and chairs and a whirlpool tub offering riverside views.

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These six suites have a separate bath, a larger balcony and a king-size bed.

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The Ship - RV La Marguerite

Experience life in the slow lane on board the exquisite five-star boutique that is La Marguerite. Float along the largest river in South East Asia, the magnificent Mekong, with elegance and grace, as our expert staff guide you through Vietnam and Cambodia. Offering an unparalleled river cruise experience, La Marguerite provides both excellence and refinement to all her passengers.

 

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The Brexit Protection Guarantee ensures after booking your cruise holiday the price paid is final and you will be fully protected by ABTA & ATOL.

Champagne and flutes gift set is for Ocean View cabins or above, based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booked by 8.30pm 23rd September 2019. 

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