Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

12 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City with Travelmarvel

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 12 Day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia. Explore Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex, before boarding an exceptional Mekong river cruise, revealing fresh perspectives of Vietnam and Cambodia, ahead of a stay in Ho...read more

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Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Siem Reap
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Ho Chi Minh City
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
River Ship
Ship Type
River Ship
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Cambodia, Vietnam
Trip Operated By:
Travelmarvel
Travelmarvel
292 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
6 Reviews
Trip Code:
VTM12

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Siem Reap, Angkor
Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, travel to the temple of Ta Prohm. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack (D)

Insider Experience: Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) then unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you'll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.
2 Angkor, Siem Reap
This morning, tailor your day by choosing one of Travelmarvel's select experiences. Later, discover the remains of Angkor Archaeological Park, a long-standing tribute to the ancient Khmer Empire. Visit the 12th-century temple Bayon. Finish your day with sunset at Angkor Wat. (B)
3 Siem Reap, Embark Ship at Kampong Cham
Transfer to Kampong Cham to join your Mekong River Cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV Apsara (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: This afternoon hop on a tuk tuk and explore the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses, tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees.
4 Angkor Ban, Oknha Tey
Enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban on a walking tour. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey. Disembark and board a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Leave your local transport and continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village. (B/L/D)
5 Oudong, Phnom Penh
Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. Afterwards, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copperware workshops. This afternoon is free to explore or enjoy one of Travelmarvel's select experiences. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Visit a Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony.
6 Phnom Penh
Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. Later, take a tour to visit the Royal Palace. See the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace complex and admire the Emerald Buddha carved from baccarat crystal. After dinner, perhaps step out for an evening walk. (B/L/D)
7 Border Crossing, Tan Chau
Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship's chef while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Tonight, watch a documentary film about Pol Pot as your ship cruises towards the small Vietnamese town of Tan Chau. (B/L/D)
8 Tan Chau, Sa Dec
After breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong's tiny tributaries, observing the stilt house villages. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, visit the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft. (B/L/D)
9 Sa Dec, Cai Be
Take a boat ride to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec for a tour. Visit Huynh Thuy Le's old house, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, who penned her best-selling novel, The Lover. After lunch, step aboard a local boat as it transfers you to Cai Be to see the French Gothic cathedral. Go ashore to visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. After, visit a coconut candy factory to see how the local sweet is created. Enjoy a final dinner on board your ship. (B/L/D)
10 Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. For dinner, you may like to choose from one of our select dining experiences. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon (B/L)

Insider Experience: Be close to the city's action at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.
11 Ho Chi Minh City
Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today. Perhaps take a fascinating history tour or see the sights on a city tour. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Indulge in a Farewell Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon tonight.
12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Your journey ends after breakfast today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Travelmarvel Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap
  • Visit ODA, which supports local underprivileged children
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Explore the agricultural Koh Pen Island by tuk tuk
  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • Stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover the art of copper jewellery making in Koh Chen
  • Learn about the sobering history of Cambodia
  • Embark on a rickshaw ride through Tan Chau
Trip Inclusions
  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise on the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Water, juice and soft drink included at all times during your Mekong River cruise
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • 28 delicious meals - 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • International wine, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner on-board your Mekong River cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights to arrive into Siem Reap by 12 noon on Day 1 for afternoon touring
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (6)

12 Day Essential Vietnam & Cambodia reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Mekong River Cruise with Travelmarvel”
- QLD, Australia Jan 2020

The whole trip was a very enjoyable experience - there is no better way to explore Cambodia and Vietnam than by river boat! Global Journeys made the whole booking process simple and stress free - all information was readily available and any questions I had were answered promptly and professionally by Hannah. I will definitely book future trips through Global Journeys.
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“Essential Vietnam & Cambodia with Travelmarvel”
- NSW, Australia Jan 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

Excellent accommodation. Local tour guides with very good English and local knowledge. No worries about arrangements or schedules. A very enjoyable holiday.

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“A must to see”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2016 5 Helpful Votes

The whole trip was fantastic. We started our trip in Singapore for a couple of days, an awesome place. Then we joined our fellow travellers in Cambodia. The accommodation was fantastic, the Tour Director was incredible. The Tour Guides had so much knowledge and we enjoyed all they had to say. The La Marguerite River Ship was amazing and all the staff were fantastic, nothing was any trouble. There were 82 in all Travelmarvel travellers, so we had the whole ship. Great group of people and have made...read more

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“Amazing Trip Siem Reap to Saigon on the La Marguerite ”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2016 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

This is the second trip we have booked through Global Journeys and once again it was hassle free everything was organised online and our consultant Emily was fabulous every question answered within 24 hrs. This trip was through Travelmarvel I cannot recommend them enough we did not have to worry about a thing, picked up from the airport delivered to our hotel everything was explained daily and notice boards advised information if you didn't write it down or forgot. The standard of the accommodation...read more

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“The war years of Cambodia and Vietnam ”
- QLD, Australia Feb 2016 2 Helpful Votes

This was a wonderful trip. We learnt so much more than we ever knew about the Vidtnam and Cambodian wars. The tour guides were inspirational and so knowledgeable and they spoke such good English as well. We couldn't have asked for better. Our main complaint would be embarking the La Marguerite. Just so primitive with no hand rails scrambling down the river bank. Surely Travelmarvel could improve this and other spots we had to get on and off throughout the trip.

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Deck Plans

Deckplans are indicative only and may vary slightly.
Mekong Deck (Level 1)

Cabin Types

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite  Balcony Suite Layout  
  • Suite size 226 sq ft/ 21 sq m
  • Deluxe Queen-size bed
  • Ensuite with shower and toilet
  • Personal safe and mini-bar
  • Spacious wardrobe and desk/dressing table
  • Outside balcony
  • Wall-mounted Flat-screen TV

Prices & Dates

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Sunday 01 Mar 2020 Thursday 12 Mar 2020 4,495 per person 159 per person 4,336 per person Enquire
Sunday 15 Mar 2020 Thursday 26 Mar 2020 4,495 per person 159 per person 4,336 per person Enquire
Sunday 29 Mar 2020 Thursday 09 Apr 2020 4,195 per person 147 per person 4,048 per person Not Avail
Sunday 12 Apr 2020 Thursday 23 Apr 2020 4,195 per person 147 per person 4,048 per person Enquire
Sunday 26 Jul 2020 Thursday 06 Aug 2020 3,995 per person 139 per person 3,856 per person Enquire
Sunday 09 Aug 2020 Thursday 20 Aug 2020 3,995 per person 139 per person 3,856 per person Enquire
Sunday 23 Aug 2020 Thursday 03 Sep 2020 3,995 per person 139 per person 3,856 per person Enquire
Sunday 06 Sep 2020 Thursday 17 Sep 2020 4,395 per person 155 per person 4,240 per person Enquire
Sunday 20 Sep 2020 Thursday 01 Oct 2020 4,595 per person 163 per person 4,432 per person Enquire
Sunday 04 Oct 2020 Thursday 15 Oct 2020 4,795 per person 171 per person 4,624 per person Enquire
Sunday 18 Oct 2020 Thursday 29 Oct 2020 4,795 per person 171 per person 4,624 per person Enquire
Sunday 01 Nov 2020 Thursday 12 Nov 2020 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 15 Nov 2020 Thursday 26 Nov 2020 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 17 Jan 2021 Thursday 28 Jan 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 31 Jan 2021 Thursday 11 Feb 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 14 Feb 2021 Thursday 25 Feb 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 28 Feb 2021 Thursday 11 Mar 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 14 Mar 2021 Thursday 25 Mar 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 28 Mar 2021 Thursday 08 Apr 2021 4,995 per person 179 per person 4,816 per person Enquire
Sunday 15 Mar 2020 Thursday 26 Mar 2020 6,395 per person 235 solo traveller 6,160 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 29 Mar 2020 Thursday 09 Apr 2020 5,945 per person 217 solo traveller 5,728 solo traveller Not Avail
Sunday 12 Apr 2020 Thursday 23 Apr 2020 5,945 per person 217 solo traveller 5,728 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 09 Aug 2020 Thursday 20 Aug 2020 5,595 per person 203 solo traveller 5,392 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 06 Sep 2020 Thursday 17 Sep 2020 6,195 per person 227 solo traveller 5,968 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 01 Nov 2020 Thursday 12 Nov 2020 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 17 Jan 2021 Thursday 28 Jan 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 31 Jan 2021 Thursday 11 Feb 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 14 Feb 2021 Thursday 25 Feb 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 28 Feb 2021 Thursday 11 Mar 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 14 Mar 2021 Thursday 25 Mar 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 28 Mar 2021 Thursday 08 Apr 2021 7,095 per person 263 solo traveller 6,832 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV Apsara
Category C  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 195
Category B+ $ 495
Category A $ 695
Sadec Suite $ 1,495
RV La Marguerite
Category C  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 695
Category A $ 995
Sadec Suite $ 1,295
Indochina Suite $ 1,795

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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