2018-19 SEASON
Jul 2018 - Apr 2019

17 Day Discover Vietnam & Cambodia

Travelmarvel Tour & River Cruise starting in Hanoi and finishing in Ho Chi Minh City

Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 17 Day Discover Vietnam & Cambodia. Explore the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia on Travelmarvel's affordable tour. Cruise for seven nights along the Mekong River, embark on an extended two-night cruise on spectacular...read more
Overview
Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 17 Days
From: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Code: VTM17
Visits: Vietnam, Cambodia
Our Price From:
$ 6,164
Per Person ($AU)
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Arrive Hanoi
On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Hanoi, Mövenpick Hotel (D)

Insider Experience: Stay at the Mövenpick Hotel in the heart of the Old Quarter.
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Hanoi
Take in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Afterwards, enjoy and Insider Experience. For dinner, perhaps choose from one of our select dining experiences. (B)

Insider Experience: Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter.
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Hanoi, Ha Long Bay
After breakfast, travel to Ha Long for a cruise on Ha Long Bay. Set off cruising and explore the Dark and Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat. Stay Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, Bhaya Cruises junk (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Board your Bhaya Cruises junk for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
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Ha Long Bay
Enjoy a full day to immerse yourself in the region. Admire the views from Surprise Cave, relax on the beach or go swimming and see the limestone pillars from sea-level. Later, enjoy dinner on board. (B/L/D)
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Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Siem Reap
Visit the pristine Ti Top Island then dock back at Ha Long. Travel to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap. For dinner perhaps enjoy a select dining experience. Stay Three Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort (B)

Insider Experience: Unwind during an indulgent stay at the Shinta Mani Resort.
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Angkor, Siem Reap
With this morning at leisure, perhaps enjoy a select experience, such as a cooking class. Discover Ta Prohm temple before enjoying an Insider Experience. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which supports underprivileged children.
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Angkor, Siem Reap
On a guided tour, visit Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. Later, discover the 12th-century temple Bayon. Cap off the day with a sunset at stunning Angkor Wat. (B)
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Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’dam
Transfer to Prek K’dam and board the RV La Marguerite. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La Marguerite (B/L/D)
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Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong
Enjoy a small boat excursion to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Rejoin your ship and continue to Kampong Tralach. Enjoy an ox-cart ride. Later visit the Imperial City. Travel to Oudong for a Buddhist blessing. (B/L/D)
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Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
Explore Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. Later, cruise to Phnom Penh. Enjoy dinner on the ship, followed by a Khmer folk performance on board. (B/L/D)
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Phnom Penh
Join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Following lunch, take a guided tour of Phnom Penh and see the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. (B/L/D)
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Border Crossing, Tan Chau
Relax on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. Perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau. (B/L/D)
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Tan Chau, Sa Dec
Travel along the tributaries around Tan Chau, then go ashore for a rickshaw tour, visit a small island and local artisan workshops. (B/L/D)
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Sa Dec, Cai Be
Take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be to explore its floating markets. Go ashore to visit Cai Be’s cathedral and a rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy your last dinner on board. (B/L/D)
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Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Disembark at My Tho Port and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon (B/L)

Insider Experience: Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.
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Ho Chi Minh City
Explore the city at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience such as an exciting Jeep military tour or enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Savour a Farewell Dinner at KOTO Kumho.
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Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport. (B)
Travelmarvel Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights
  • Stay at Hanoi's Mövenpick Hotel
  • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu in Hanoi
  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter on a rickshaw ride
  • Take an extended two-night cruise on board a Bhaya Cruises Classic junk on Ha Long Bay
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap
  • Visit ODA, which supports local underprivileged children
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Enjoy an ox-cart ride in the Kampong Tralach district
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon
  • Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at KOTO Kumho in Ho Chi Minh City
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Internal flights in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Mekong River cruise
  • Bottled water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • 38 delicious meals - 16 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 12 dinners
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights must arrive in Hanoi by 4pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • During high water season from August to mid-December, guests may embark RV La Marguerite at Siem Reap and journey along Tonle Sap before arriving at Kampong Chhnang
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
Reviews (5)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Discover Vietnam & Cambodia with Travelmarvel.
WA, Australia
Sep 2016
4 Trips
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We had a fabulous holiday and surprisingly survived their traffic. We have seen and learnt so much about Vietnam and Cambodia. In both countries so many people live in poor conditions but they work hard and are very friendly. Thank you to Hannah for your help in organizing our trip. You made everything so easy for us. We would definitely travel with Travelmarvel again. We have lots of wonderful memories. From the time we were met at Hanoi airport by Karnh until we were taken to Saigon airport, to fly home, we were extremely well looked after. Our Tour Guide Tu was very professional and well organized. All the local guides were well chosen and did their best to give us information about life in their particular part of Vietnam or Cambodia. The hotels were of a high standard and all positioned centrally ( Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap was the highlight). We were fed so well during the whole trip. The cruises on Halong Bay and the Mekong were thoroughly enjoyable. In fact the whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. We are so glad we went.
QLD, Australia
Feb 2016
4 Trips
“Wonderful cultural experience”
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First I would like to point out that I was a little bit hesitant before this trip as I did not know what to expect and had heard all kinds of horrible stories about not drinking the water, not eating this and that and people questioning our choice in general. All I can say now is, WOW!! We survived all the so-called horrors and thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. We stayed safe by only using bottled water and only eating on the boats, hotels and recommended restaurants. Travelmarvel even supplied us with cold bottled water on the buses during excursions and it was supplied in the hotels too. I can only congratulate Travelmarvel for its high standard of employees, from our tour director (Yee) who stayed with us from start to finish, the local guides who gave us their own personal knowledge to the bus drivers and helpers on the bus who made sure we got on and off safely with a helping hand and cold face wipes and antibacterial hand gel on our return to the bus. At every moment we felt safe and protected and well looked after. We will definitely travel with them again and recommend them to our family and friends. The 3 hotels were very grand and beautiful and central to everything. The "junk" and La Marguerite were also great as were the staff on board. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough, but be prepared for the heat. We would also like to thank Global Journeys for their easy and efficient booking for us, no problems at all. We will be returning customers.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2015
1 Trip
“We would definitely travel with Travelmarvel again!”
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This was a well planned trip, giving comprehensive information about Vietnam and Cambodia. The accommodation, both on the water and on land was excellent, with particular praise reserved for the Shinta Mani resort in Siem Reap, which is perhaps one of the best hotels we have stayed at in the world. Our tour guide, Han Nguyen, was exceptional and considerably enhanced our travel experience with his knowledge and good humour. We would definitely travel with Travelmarvel again!
NSW, Australia
Feb 2015
1 Trip
“We enjoyed our holiday immensely”
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We enjoyed our holiday immensely - it was beautifully balanced (not too much packing and unpacking). Ha Long Bay was magnificent as was the Mekong River journey. The weather was superb - a bit hot now and then but definitely quite bearable. All the accommodation was excellent as was the food. Our guides were excellent (especially Tung Do and Lilly (Hanoi) and we gained a marvellous insight into the lives of the Vietnamese. The local guides were equally impressive and all possessed a terrific sense of humour. Both Daphne and I now have a far better sense of the history and geography of both Cambodia and Vietnam. Our fellow travellers were also great, together with our guides they helped both Daphne and myself when our footsteps faltered - one of the guides even honoured me with the title 'father' and our group gave us a cheer as the oldest couple on the tour! Finally, Singapore Airlines were superb as was the organisation of the tour, everything worked to schedule and we couldn't be happier with a most outstanding holiday. Thank you, too, for the assistance in organising our stay in Singapore.
NSW, Australia
Nov 2014
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“Overall, the trip was great”
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Overall, the trip was great, a bit of an eye opener, the crew's on both the Junk and the Marguerite were excellent, exceptionally helpful with the older & disabled guest's but extremely helpful with everyone, always a smiling face, particularly when getting on and off ships onto small boats, which was often, the welcome cold cloth & drink were always very welcome! The Hanoi Pullman was first class hotel, beautiful spacious room, well positioned, food average, service average, lack of English spoken in key areas, reception, bars and restaurants. I completed Pullman's survey and had a reply from the GM, Pieter De Weerd within a day to apologise about lack of English and stating it was difficult to get good bilingual staff, but paying guests don't really need to know his problems, particularly when our guides emphasised how much importance is paid in schools to learn English.

The Shinta Mani in Siem Reap, was excellent, well located, staff were exceptional, beautiful room, the breakfast buffet was outstanding, there were small quantities on display, many on ice and as soon as displays needed replenishment, it was done, the staff were helping before you even knew you needed help, always smiling, the Cambodian people are truly a wonderful people, we ate in the hotel because of dietary considerations, the food was exceptional and hot, the wine cold, English widely spoken or understood, the Pullman and Grand could learn a lot from this Hotel, I will recommend it to anyone travelling to Cambodia. The Grand in Saigon was first class hotel, well located, spacious room, lovely bars and restaurants but like the Pullman, even less English spoken or understood, even finalising bills in bars and restaurants was a major task and took many attempts with sign language to get it right, similar problems to Pullman with staff, the food was average and cold, Patricia's soup had "a piece of metal" in it and was sent back, wine not cold. Overall a great holiday, some highlights were Ha Long bay, the Sampan, the Rickshaw ride was wild, the Guides were all excellent, their local knowledge was exceptional, down to names and dates, years, etc. Well done Global Journeys & Travelmarvel. Thank you again!
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Travelmarvel Reviews: (190)
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Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
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La Marguerite Deck Plans
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Sadec Suite
Outside Balcony
Indochina Suite
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Mekong (Lower Deck)
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Saigon (Upper Deck)
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10 Jul 2018
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26 Jul 2018
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24 Jul 2018
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09 Aug 2018
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07 Aug 2018
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23 Aug 2018
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21 Aug 2018
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06 Sep 2018
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04 Sep 2018
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20 Sep 2018
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18 Sep 2018
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04 Oct 2018
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02 Oct 2018
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18 Oct 2018
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16 Oct 2018
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01 Nov 2018
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30 Oct 2018
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15 Nov 2018
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13 Nov 2018
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29 Nov 2018
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08 Jan 2019
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24 Jan 2019
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22 Jan 2019
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07 Feb 2019
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05 Feb 2019
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21 Feb 2019
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19 Feb 2019
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07 Mar 2019
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05 Mar 2019
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21 Mar 2019
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19 Mar 2019
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04 Apr 2019
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02 Apr 2019
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18 Apr 2019
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10 Jul 2018
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26 Jul 2018
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8,595

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319

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8,276

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24 Jul 2018
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09 Aug 2018
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8,595

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319

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8,276

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07 Aug 2018
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23 Aug 2018
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04 Sep 2018
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20 Sep 2018
La Marguerite

9,045

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337

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8,708

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18 Sep 2018
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04 Oct 2018
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9,045

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337

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13 Nov 2018
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29 Nov 2018
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9,495

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355

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9,140

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02 Apr 2019
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18 Apr 2019
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