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 a sunset at Angkor Wat. (B)
3 Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’dam
Transfer to Prek K’dam to join your Mekong River cruise. The Mekong’s unique charm is found in the greenery strewn throughout the riverbank and the floating villages. Board your river ship and indulge in dinner prepared by your own onboard chef. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River Cruise, RV La Marguerite (B/L/D)
4 Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong
Enjoy a small boat expedition of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Afterwards, advance on to Kampong Tralach. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Take an ox-cart ride, coined the ‘Khmer limousine’, and see how locals live in rural Cambodia.
5 Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
The heartbeat hammering of the open-air copperware workshops announces your arrival at Koh Chen. Visit some of the home workshops which display the intricate handmade goods before continuing towards Phnom Penh, the charismatic capital city of Cambodia. (B/L/D)
6 Phnom Penh
Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. This afternoon, 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 around the capital. (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, the namesake of your vessel. 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.
12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Your journey ends after breakfast today with a transfer to the airport. (B)