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The Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

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All sightseeing excursions included*

FREE Drinks & Included Gratuities*

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4★ hotel stays in Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh City*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 13 nights
  • Departs 20 Aug 2022
  • Sails from My Tho, Vietnam
  • Ship RV Apsara
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1793639
  • Voyage code ‍VTMR14F

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sat 20 Aug 2022

(premium class flights may be available on request)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sun 21 Aug 2022

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, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mon 22 Aug 2022

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)

My Tho, Vietnam

My Tho, Vietnam Tue 23 Aug 2022

My Tho, Vietnam

After breakfast, transfer to the port in My Tho and embark the RV Aspara 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

Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam Wed 24 Aug 2022

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.

Return to your ship for dinner (B, L, D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau, Vietnam - Border Crossing into Cambodia Thu 25 Aug 2022

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 (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Fri 26 Aug 2022

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)

Oudong, Cambodia

Oudong - Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sat 27 Aug 2022

Oudong, Cambodia

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. 

En route back to Phnom Penh, explore Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here you’ll visit some small family workshops and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. (B, L, D)

★Insider Experience★ Visit the monastery in Oudong for a Buddhist blessing.

Oknha Tey, Cambodia Sun 28 Aug 2022

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 29 Aug 2022

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 30 Aug 2022

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

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor - Siem Reap, Cambodia Wed 31 Aug 2022

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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)

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Thu 01 Sep 2022

(premium class flights may be available on request) (B)

Arrive in London Fri 02 Sep 2022

What's included *

  • Incredible Savings of £2,000 per couple
  • Return flights & overseas transfers included (premium class flights may be available on request)
  • Full board river cruising on board the 4★ RV Apsara
  • COMPLIMENTARY local beer, spirits, soft drinks and international wine served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Luxury all Balcony Suite accommodation
  • All sightseeing excursions and on board entertainment
  • Unique Insider Experiences - unique sightseeing activities, memorable interactions with the local people, and exclusive culinary experiences
  • FREE tea & coffee & bottled water replenished daily on board
  • Included gratuities
  • Services of a Tour Director and local guides
  • All port charges and tipping
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection

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  • Length305 ft (92.97 m)
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Enjoy the sophisticated design and premium facilities of Travelmarvel’s stylish new river ship, the RV Apsara. All of our premium suites feature both an Outside Balcony and a French Balcony. No matter which category of suite you choose, you are sure to delight in your comfortable retreat, complete with a queen-size bed, an ensuite, air-conditioning and a mini-fridge.

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For a limited time only, APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022/23 holiday up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee. Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels. Some images used are for illustrative purposes. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. 4 star refers to the cruise and hotel elements only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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