2017 SEASON
Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
2018 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

24 Day Wonders of Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia

Travelmarvel Guided Tour & Cruise starting in Tokyo and finishing in Siem Reap

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 24 Day Wonders of Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia. Explore Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam on this 24 day tour with Travelmarvel. Discover fascinating marvels of Japan, then continue your adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia and embark on your luxury Mekong River Cruise.

Overview

Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 24 Days
From: Tokyo to Siem Reap
Tour Code: VTMRJAG24
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia
Our Price From:
$ 10,675
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 425
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Tokyo

Your journey begins today when you arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager. Stay Two Nights: Tokyo, Shinagawa Prince Hotel, or similar (D)
2

Tokyo

Your full-day tour of Tokyo includes a visit to the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple and fascinating Ameyoko Market as well as taking in the Imperial Palace Plaza. Later enjoy a visit to Nakajima no Ochaya, a tea house in the Hamarikyu Garden that dates back to 1704. Afterwards, spend time at the Edo Tokyo Museum. (B)
3

Tokyo, Hakone

Journey to the resort town of Hakone by train, travelling in a 'Romance Car' (observation car) on the narrow gauge line. Tour Hakone National Park, then cruise Lake Ashi, before continuing to Owakudani's hot springs. Stay: Hakone, Prince Hotel, or similar (B)
4

Mount Fuji, Matsumoto

Travel to Mount Fuji, arguably Japan's most distinctive landmark. Driving along the foot of the famous mountain, disembark at the Mount Fuji Visitor Centre to learn more about the peak. Later, enjoy a visit to Matsumoto Castle. Stay: Matsumoto, Hotel Buena Vista, or similar (B)
5

Matsumoto, Takayama

Travel to Takayama, stopping at the nearby Folk Village, an open air museum of farm dwellings. Overlooking the Takayama Valley, some of the buildings date back 500 years. Spend the night in Takayama, full of narrow streets and wooden houses. Stay: Takayama, Oan Hotel, or similar (B)
6

Takayama, Nagoya, Hiroshima

After a guided tour of Takayama, enjoy a journey on the Hida Train to Nagoya, continuing onwards by bullet train to Hiroshima. Devastated in World War II, Hiroshima is now a symbol of peace for Japan. Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Hiroshima, or similar (B)
7

Miyajima Island, Hiroshima

Today, travel by tram and boat to Miyajima Island. Enjoy a walking tour, which includes a visit to the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. See the Tori Gate, which seems to float on the water at high tide. (B)
8

Hiroshima, Kyoto

Visit the World Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome Museum. Then, listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor. Later, travel by bullet train to Kyoto. Stay Three Nights: Kyoto, Hotel Grand Bach, or similar (B)
9

Kyoto

Tour Kyoto landmarks including: the Nijo Castle, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion); and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Later, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a Japanese farmhouse. (B)
10

Kyoto, Nara

Visit Nara, a short train ride from Kyoto. Take in Nara Park and the site of Todai-ji Temple. Enjoy dinner at a Kyoto restaurant. (B/D)
11

Osaka

Travel by bullet train to the futuristic city of Osaka, for a guided tour. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the hotel this evening. Stay: Osaka, Cross Hotel, or similar (B/D)
12

Depart Osaka, Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Transfer to Osaka airport for your included flight to Vietnam. Stay at the Grand Hotel. Stay Three Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Grand Hotel (B)
13

Ho Chi Minh City

Today you will have time at leisure to explore this vibrant city before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
14

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

This morning take a step back in time and revisit the military history of the area. 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)
15

Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Ship

Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship for a relaxing journey aboard the luxurious RV La Marguerite. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board. Stay Seven Nights: RV La Marguerite (B/L/D)
16

Cai Be, Sa Dec

A local boat will take you to the river-land town of Cai Be today. Visit floating markets, then cruise to Sa Dec, where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le and enjoy a tour of Huynh Thuy Le's old house. Later, visit a local brick factory and a Cao Dai Temple. (B/L/D)
17

Tan Chau, Border Crossing

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island, lush with greenery. Spend the rest of today on board your luxurious river ship. Perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration while you cross the border into Cambodia. Continue cruising overnight to Phnom Penh. (B/L/D)
18

Phnom Penh

This morning embark on a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you'll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot's regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Later this afternoon, take in Phnom Penh's river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After lunch on board, disembark and tour the Royal Palace. Afterwards, head to the Silver Pagoda. (B/L/D)
19

Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

Enjoy time at leisure in Phnom Penh. Later today, cruise to Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. (B/L/D)
20

Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Disembark in Prek K'dam and travel by coach to Oudong. Like a Local -visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach to visit Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Like a Local - enjoy an ox-cart ride. (B/L/D)
21

Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, then cast off towards Prek K'dam. Tonight, enjoy a superb dinner. (B/L/D)
22

Disembark Ship at Prek K'dam, Siem Reap, Angkor

Disembark your ship in Prek K'dam and transfer to Siem Reap. Later, visit the temple Bayon. Special Stay - Shinta Mani Resort. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort (B)
23

Angkor, Siem Reap

Like a Local - in Siem Reap, meet underprivileged children who are supported by the organisation Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA). Enjoy sunset over Angkor Wat before a Farewell Dinner. (B/D)
24

Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Tokyo

Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager. Stay Two Nights: Tokyo, Shinagawa Prince Hotel, or similar (D)
2

Tokyo

Your full-day tour of Tokyo includes a visit to the ancient Asakusa Kannon Temple and fascinating Ameyoko Market as well as taking in the Imperial Palace Plaza. Later visit Nakajima no Ochaya, a beautiful tea house in the Hamarikyu Garden that dates back to 1704. Here there is the opportunity to sample authentic Japanese tea and traditional sweets. Afterwards, spend time at the Edo Tokyo Museum, where exhibits depict the fascinating history of Japan's capital during the peaceful Edo period. The last era of feudal rule in Japan, the Edo period spanned from 1603-1867, and is considered one of the most significant times in Japanese history. (B)
3

Tokyo, Hakone

Today you will make the journey to the resort town of Hakone by train, travelling in a 'Romance Car' (observation car) on the picturesque narrow gauge line. On arrival, you will enjoy a tour of the spectacular Hakone National Park. Lying in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Hakone is a stunning area of lakes, forests and hot springs. Enjoy a short cruise on the tranquil Lake Ashi, a former crater, before continuing to the enchanting hot springs at Owakudani. Stay: Hakone, Prince Hotel, or similar (B)
4

Mount Fuji, Matsumoto

This morning, travel to Mount Fuji, arguably Japan's most distinctive landmark. Driving along the foot of the famous mountain, disembark at the Mount Fuji Visitor Centre to learn more about the snow-capped peak. Later, enjoy a visit to Matsumoto Castle, an impressive fortress completed in 1593. Built on a plain, this five-storey fortification is a celebrated National Treasure of Japan. Tonight, overnight in Matsumoto. Stay: Matsumoto, Hotel Buena Vista, or similar (B)
5

Matsumoto, Takayama

Your journey continues today, travelling to Takayama, pausing en-route for an excursion to the nearby Folk Village, an open air museum of rustic farm dwellings depicting the traditional architectural styles found in the mountains. Set on a hillside overlooking the idyllic Takayama Valley, some of the buildings in the picturesque village date back 500 years. After exploring here, you'll continue to Takayama to spend the night. Set deep in the mountains, Takayama is a fascinating town of narrow streets and wooden houses, which appear almost untouched by time. Stay: Takayama, Oan Hotel, or similar (B)
6

Takayama, Nagoya, Hiroshima

After a guided tour of Takayama this morning, enjoy a journey on the Hida Train to Nagoya, continuing onwards by Bullet Train to Hiroshima. Having seen devastation in World War II, Hiroshima is now a symbol of peace. Massive rebuilding took place after the war and a memorial Peace Park was established to remember the more than 100,000 people who were killed. After settling in, enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. There remain some historic buildings and temples that were spared the blast that destroyed almost 70 per cent of the city. Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Hiroshima, or similar (B)
7

Miyajima Island, Hiroshima

Today, travel by tram and boat to Miyajima Island, where you'll leave modern life behind in the tranquillity of the wooded sanctuary. During your time here you'll enjoy a walking tour, which includes a visit to the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine. See the iconic Tori Gate, which protects the shrine, and seems to float on the water at high tide. This afternoon is at leisure in Hiroshima. (B)
8

Hiroshima, Kyoto

This morning visit the World Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome Museum, both poignant reminders of the destruction levied here in 1945. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor. Later, travel by Bullet Train to Kyoto which was the Japanese capital for more than a thousand years and is a living museum of the country's artistic heritage. Stay Three Nights: Kyoto, Hotel Grand Bach, or similar (B)
9

Kyoto

A morning sightseeing tour helps you to get your bearings. Famous Kyoto landmarks include: the Nijo Castle, built in 1603, which is notable for the stark contrast between its restrained exterior and gorgeous interiors; the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) which has an exquisite Japanese garden; and Kyoto Imperial Palace, the residence of the Imperial family until the capital was relocated to Tokyo in 1868. In the afternoon enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a typical Japanese thatched farmhouse set amongst formal gardens. (B)
10

Kyoto, Nara

Visit Nara today, another former capital, just a short train ride away from Kyoto. Nara is an attractive, compact city of narrow streets set against a backdrop of wooded hills. Here enjoy a walking tour, taking in Nara Park the site of the beautiful Todai-ji Temple, the largest wooden building in the world. Here, the deer roam freely amongst the trees, shrines and statues. Return to Kyoto this afternoon where you will have free time at leisure before a traditional evening meal at a local restaurant. (B/D)
11

Osaka

Travel by Bullet Train to the futuristic city of Osaka, and enjoy a guided tour which includes a visit to the Floating Garden Observatory in the iconic Umeda Sky building. Here you will enjoy panoramic views over Osaka and its castle, ahead of a Farewell Dinner at the hotel this evening. Stay: Osaka, Cross Hotel, or similar (B/D)
12

Depart Osaka, Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Your tour of Japan concludes this morning after breakfast, when you will be transferred to Osaka airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Upon arrival in the Vietnamese city, be met at the airport, and transferred your hotel. Stay Three Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon (B)
13

Ho Chi Minh City

Today is yours at leisure to explore this bustling city at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
14

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

This morning take a step back in time and revisit the military history of the area. 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)
15

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Embark Ship

Drive to My Tho Port and board your river ship for a relaxing journey aboard the luxurious RV La Marguerite. Enjoy lunch as your ship sets off. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow passengers. Stay Seven Nights: RV La Marguerite (B/L/D)
16

Cai Be, Sa Dec

Visit Cai Be and go ashore to see the town's cathedral and port area. Drop in on a rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. You'll then take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a guided tour. Later, return to your ship for a delicious dinner. (B/L/D)
17

Tan Chau, Border Crossing

Go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau 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. Cross into Cambodia and cruise overnight towards the capital, Phnom Penh. (B/L/D)
18

Phnom Penh

Today begins your exploration of the city of Phnom Penh, and its sights. After breakfast, take an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. After lunch on board, disembark and enjoy a tour.Visit the spectacular Royal Palace and delight in its dazzling white and gold architecture. Then head to the Silver Pagoda, set on the south side of the palace complex. (B/L/D)
19

Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

Enjoy leisure time to explore Phnom Penh. Relax aboard your luxury ship or discover more of the city's sights. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a village specialising in silver and copperware. (B/L/D)
20

Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Disembark in Prek K'dam and take a coach to Oudong. Like a Local - Here, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks, sure to be a highlight of your Mekong River cruise. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Like a Local - Get a taste of living just like the locals do with an ox-cart ride through rice fields and a village back to your ship. (B/L/D)
21

Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a small-boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang this morning. Then return to your ship and journey to Prek K'dam. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)
22

Disembark Ship at Prek K'dam, Siem Reap

Disembark your ship in Prek K'dam and transfer to Siem Reap. This afternoon, visit the incredible historic landmark of Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. This amazing World Heritage-listed park contains the remains of different Khmer empire capitals. Visit iconic landmarks including the 13th-century temple Bayon. Special Stay - enjoy an indulgent and relaxing stay at the prestigious Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort (B)
23

Angkor, Siem Reap

Enhance Your Journey: This morning, perhaps select one of Travelmarvel's optional experiences. Later, visit Ta Prohm, a temple famous for its intertwined trees. Like a Local - visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which provides support and education for underprivileged children. This evening, cap off the day with a spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat, also located within the Angkor Archaeological Park before a Farewell Dinner. After dinner, witness a magnificent performance of traditional Apsara dance. (B/D)
24

Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a 'Romance Car' train journey to Hakone
  • Visit iconic Mount Fuji
  • Explore Matsumoto Castle
  • Cruise to idyllic Miyajima Island
  • Listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto
  • Enjoy a traditional evening meal in Kyoto
  • Receive a Buddhist blessing at Oudong
  • Enjoy an ox-cart ride at Kampong Tralach
  • Support underprivileged children at ODA

Included Experiences

  • Seven nights on a premium Mekong River Cruise
  • 16 nights in quality accommodation
  • A Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager in Japan and a Travelmarvel Tour Director in Vietnam & Cambodia
  • All internal flights within Asia
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Dining

  • 42 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 12 dinners (D)

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary, inclusions and hotels subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • An increased deposit may be required for upgrades and variations
  • Price is for land, cruise and flight from Osaka to Ho Chi Minh City. Flights not specified are not included in the price

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a 'Romancecar' train journey to Hakone
  • Visit the snow-capped Mt Fuji
  • Explore Matsumoto Castle
  • Journey to the Japanese Alps aboard the Hida Train
  • Cruise to World Heritage-listed Miyajima Island
  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Listen to a talk from a Hiroshima survivor
  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto
  • Enjoy a traditional evening meal in Kyoto
  • Spend three nights at the Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap
  • Support underprivileged children at ODA
  • Enjoy an ox-cart ride at Kampong Tralach
  • Receive a Buddhist blessing at Oudong
  • Enjoy a two-night stay at the Fusion Suites Saigon

Included Experiences

  • 16 nights in quality accommodation
  • Seven nights on a premium Mekong River Cruise
  • A Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager in Japan and a Travelmarvel Tour Director in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All internal flights within Asia
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as specified
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Dining

  • 43 meals - 23 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 12 dinners

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Mekong River embarkation day: during high water season from August to mid-December, guests will board the RV La Marguerite at Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Other alterations to cruising and itinerary arrangements may occur.
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Operator Details

Region: Asia
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: Optional Extras
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Ship Style: Premium
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: No
Drinks: Wine Included with Dinner, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: Travelmarvel for river cruises in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
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Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

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