2017-18 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Apr 2018

12 Day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

Travelmarvel Guided Tour & Cruise starting in Ho Chi Minh City and finishing in Siem Reap

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Read 10 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 12 Day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia. Travelmarvel takes you to the remote villages that line the banks of the Mekong River and its tributaries. Untouched by tourism and inaccessible by most other means of transport,...read more


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Coach Tour & River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 12 Days
From: Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Tour Code: VTMR12
Visits: Vietnam, Cambodia
Our Price From:
$ 3,855
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam's largest city, located on the banks of the Saigon River. On arrival at the airport here today, you'll be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers and Travelmarvel Tour Director during a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant – the perfect start to your Vietnam & Cambodia journey. Stay Two Nights: Grand Hotel Saigon (D)

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, weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. (B)

Ho Chi Minh City, Embark Ship

After breakfast this morning, you'll transfer from Saigon to the inland port of My Tho to board the luxurious RV La Marguerite for the beginning of your eight-day Mekong River cruise. Enjoy lunch on board and an afternoon of cruising. This evening, indulge in a Welcome Dinner. Stay Seven Nights: Cruise the Mekong River on board the RV La Marguerite (B/L/D)

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. Tour Huynh Thuy Le's old house. Later, visit a local brick factory and a Cao Dai Temple. (B/L/D)

Tan Chau, Border Crossing

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau and step ashore for a rickshaw tour. 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)

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. After lunch on board, disembark and enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Royal Palace. Afterwards, head to the Silver Pagoda. (B/L/D)

Phnom Penh, Koh Chen Village

Enjoy time at leisure this morning in Phnom Penh. Relax aboard your luxury ship or discover the city's other attractions. Later today, cruise to the remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. (B/L/D)

Chong Koh, Prek K'dam, Oudong, Kampong Tralach

After breakfast, disembark in Prek K'dam and travel by coach on a morning tour of Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia. Like a Local –visit the monastery for a Buddha blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Like a Local – enjoy an ox-cart ride. (B/L/D)

Kampong Chhnang

A guided small boat excursion this morning takes you past a number of fishing villages into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Returning to your ship, you'll cast off towards the impressive lake of Tonle Sap – which stretches more than 150 kilometres in length. Absorb the tranquility of the lake as you cruise past several floating fishing villages. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)

Disembark Ship, Siem Reap, Angkor

Disembark your ship this morning. Later, visit ancient Angkor Thom and Bayon. Special Stay – Shinta Mani Resort. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort (B)

Angkor, Siem Reap

Like a Local – in Siem Reap, you will meet local underprivileged children who are supported by the organisation Opportunities of Development through Art (ODA). Enjoy a magnificent sunset over Angkor Wat before a Farewell Dinner. (B/D)

Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast this morning, your Travelmarvel adventure in Vietnam & Cambodia concludes and you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Marvel at Angkor Archaeological Park
  • View the sunset over Angkor Wat
  • Enjoy an ox-cart ride in Kampong Tralach
  • See the infamous Killing Fields
  • Explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Relax at Siem Reap's stylish and unique Shinta Mani Resort. Travelmarvel is proud to support the Shinta Mani Foundation, providing free hospitality training to less fortunate members of the Siem Reap community
  • Visit the 'Opportunities of Development thru Art' (ODA) centre near Siem Reap
  • Be close to the action and stay at the centrally located Grand Hotel Saigon

Finest Dining

  • Includes 27 meals – 11 full breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)

Tour Inclusions

  • Eight days cruising the Mekong River, visiting rural towns and villages
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
  • International wine included with lunch and dinner on your Mekong cruise
  • Soft drink, local beer and spirits included at all times during your Mekong cruise

Trip Notes

  • Flights to Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City prior to 5pm, for Welcome Dinner at 7pm
  • Flights to depart Siem Reap at any time
  • Disembarkation Day: during low water season from June – August and December – April, you'll disembark your Mekong River cruise at Prek K'dam and transfer by coach to Siem Reap
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries

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.

Reviews (10)


Trip Date: 19/02/2017

“Wonderful Trip”

Great tour guides and tour director. Fantastic booking experience with Global Journeys. February was a perfect time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia. The weather was hot but not unbearable and no rain. Travel Marvel were also wonderful, we have travelled with them before, and will travel with them whenever possible. The accommodation and service on the ship were faultless. The food served was the cuisine of the two countries we visited. Preparation and service was outstanding.

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Trip Date: 22/01/2017

“Fabulous trip up the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap”

Angkor Wat was the highlight of the trip. Amazing place and loved Siem Reap and Phonm Pehn. Could have spent an extra day at Siem Reap. Tour guides were all great, their personal stories made the trip. Food and wine was wonderful as was the service. Would recommend the trip to my friends and family.

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Trip Date: 18/10/2015

“My first cruise and I thoroughly enjoyed it”

Overall the trip was very nice and enjoyable. Lovely boat and the hotels were in good location. Tour guides were excellent and had really good sense of humour. Great choice of food on the boat. This was my first cruise and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Travelmarvel and Yvonne, I will certainly book my next holiday with you.

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Trip Date: 09/08/2015

“A most enjoyable trip”

Everything was great, accommodation in 2 hotels and on La Marguerite, staff were friendly and helpful, and keen to exercise their English, guides were very knowledgeable and amusing. Weather was hot and humid but we expected that in the rainy season. Overall, a most enjoyable trip.

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2017-18 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Apr 2018

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Cabin Upgrades & Deck Plans

  Deck Plans: La Marguerite
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Mekong Deck (Category C)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Tonle Deck (Category B) $ 695
Saigon Deck (Category A) $ 995
Sadec Deck (Sadec Balcony Suite) $ 1,295
Sadec Deck (Indochina Balcony Suite) $ 1,695

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