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Vietnam, Cambodia & China Discovery

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 Trip Length
26 Days
 Trip Starts
Siem Reap
 Trip Finishes
Shanghai
26 Day Vietnam, Cambodia & China Discovery Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Cambodia Vietnam China
Accommodation
4 Star
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
Rail Journey
Trip Code
VTMCYG26

Overview

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 26 Day Vietnam, Cambodia & China Discovery. Cruise Vietnam and Cambodia before a rail and cruise journey of China. Cruise the Yanqtze before an extensive high-speed rail journey of China, partaking in a tea ceremony and seeing the giant pandas of Chengdu.

Itinerary

Begin your holiday at the temple of Ta Prohm. The rest of the day is made up of a series of exciting Insider Experiences, before a dinner showcasing local flavours. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack (D)

Insider Experience: Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA).

This morning is free to explore. Later, head to Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the 12th-century temple Bayon and finish the day with sunset at Angkor Wat. (B)

Transfer to Kampong Cham to join your Mekong River cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV Apsara (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Explore the island of Koh Pen by tuk tuk.

Tour Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages to survive the Khmer Rouge. Sail towards Oknha Tey where you will board a local tuk tuk to discover village life. (B/L/D)

Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong for a special Insider Experience. Later, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copper workshops. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: In Oudong, receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by a monk.

Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This afternoon take a tour to the Royal Palace and see the Silver Pagoda and Emerald Buddha. (B/L/D)

Spend today on board. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, step ashore for a rickshaw tour through Tan Chau. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, stop to visit one of the workshops and learn more about this ancient craft. (B/L/D)

Take a boat to Sa Dec and visit Huynh Thuy Le's old house. After lunch, travel to Cai Be where you will visit a French Gothic cathedral, as well as a local rice paper manufacturer and coconut candy factory. (B/L/D)

Disembark this morning and discover the Cu Chi Tunnels. Continue on to Ho Chi Minh City. This evening and the next, enjoy a stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon (B/L)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a stylish stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon.

Today is at leisure to explore. Tonight, enjoy an Insider Experience. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon.

Today, fly from Vietnam to Beijing in China and transfer to your hotel. Stay Four Nights: Beijing, Novotel Peace Hotel (B)

Tonight, meet your China Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort for dinner. (B/D)

Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace. (B/L)

Today you'll enjoy the exciting opportunity to walk on the Great Wall of China. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Tonight, enjoy a Peking Duck banquet.

This morning after breakfast, visit the Temple of Heaven. Afterwards, make your way to the city of Xi'an via rail. Stay Two Nights: Xi'an, Grand Mercure (B)

Insider Experience: Board a high-speed train to Xi'an.

See the Terracotta Warriors before a guided tour. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Tonight indulge in a Chinese dumpling banquet.

On arrival in Chengdu, transfer to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Chengdu, Tibet Hotel (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Embark on a high-speed train journey to Chengdu.

Spend the morning on an Insider Experience. Visit the Buddhist Wenshu Monastery and the famous Jinli Street. (B/L)

Insider Experience: Spend the morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Visit Chengdu's Renmin Park before travelling by train to Chongqing. After dinner this evening you will embark your Yangtze River Ship, your home for the next three nights. Stay Three Nights: Yangtze River, Century Glory (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Travel by high-speed train to Chongqing.

Today, explore Shibaozhai. Tonight you'll enjoy a Captain's Dinner. (B/L/D)

Join a shore excursion to Shennv Stream. Enjoy a traditional Chinese buffet dinner on board. (B/L/D)

Disembark and see the Three Gorges Dam Site. Later, depart on a high-speed train to Wuhan. Stay: Marco Polo Wuhan (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Take a high-speed train to Wuhan.

This morning, visit the Yellow Crane Tower. Later, catch a high-speed train to Shanghai. Stay Two Nights: Shanghai, Pullman Jing'an (B/D)

Insider Experience: Catch a high-speed train to Shanghai.

Explore Yu Garden. On the Huangpu River, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. (B/D)

Insider Experience: See the bright lights of Shanghai during your floating Farewell Dinner.

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • See a traditional Apsara performance in Siem Reap 
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City and indulge in a traditional Peking Duck banquet in Beijing
  • See giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • See the bright lights of Shanghai during your floating Farewell Dinner

  • 15 nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise and three-night Yangtze River cruise
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director in Vietnam and Cambodia, and a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort in China
  • Airport transfers, port charges, tipping, flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing and most porterage

  • 25 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 19 dinners, including international wine, local beer and spirits with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise

  • Itinerary and inclusions may be subject to change
  • Itinerary days 13-26 operated by Travelmarvel's partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Beijing on Day 12 is unescorted
  • Cabin pre-selection is not available on cruises in China
  • Flights must arrive in Siem Reap by 12 noon on day 1 for afternoon touring
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail and flights as specified only

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Vietnam, Cambodia & China Discovery' Reviews

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Great trip through Asia 2 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2016
Great trip through China, Cambodia and Vietnam. The local guides were fantastic and provided us with so much information in such a friendly and cheerful manner, accomodation was good and the river cruise ships were all so professional and well presented. Would definitely recommend this as a good way to see Asia.
Experienced a wide and diverse slice of China 5 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2015
The tour was in two parts with the first being China. The group size was 34 which was about optimum size as some buses utilised had only one door exit. The group was comprised of 2/3 Australian nationality however there were 3 couples who had emigrated from the UK. It was interesting that there were about 4 couples who winged about the lack of non Asian ...read more food options which we thought strange as it was obvious that we were touring an Asian country. There were some who also complained about the constant on the move requirements of the tour which again we thought it demonstrated a lack of understanding of the itinerary. We loved the the fact that we were able to experience a wide and diverse slice of China and certainly liked the fact that we were on the go.In particular our tour leader ( Tony) ensured that we we had a wonderful Great Wall experience venturing to a point involving a 1 1/2 hour bus trip necessitating an early departure. A great call on the leaders part as we were one of the first to arrive at this section of the wall. There were grumbles from some tour participants about an early rise, quite unjustified we believe. The Yangtze cruise was excellent but would recommend that all of your future clients be advised of the need to have the upgrade as this is money well spent. The surprise extra on this part of our holiday was the water town that we stayed at which is about 2 hours from Shanhai. We were impressed with our Travelmarvel tour leader who demonstrated a very professional and caring approach to all tour members despite the aforementioned wingers.We thoroughly enjoyed the Vietnam and the Mekong cruise to Siem Reap. The ship was superb in all facets but again you could not be on the advertised 00 deck. We upgraded to deck 1 which would be the minimum to really enjoy the cruise. The elements of the cruise that stood out was the food, the staff and the on shore experiences. The Mekong cruise was special! We should also mention the accommodation in Siem Reap (Shinta Mani) I was moved to write a very favourable TripAdvisor review. In particular we had an airport pickup from the hotel/ resort at 3 pm along with 12 others, all guests were offered a checkout of 3 pm. I have written to Travelmarvel to say how much we appreciated this gesture by the hotel/ resort manager.
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Deck Plans

Mekong Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
 
Category C
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Tonle Deck (Level 2)
 
Category A
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
 
Category B+
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Saigon Deck (Level 3)
 
Sadec Suite
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
 
Mekong Suite
French Balcony, Outside Balcony & Balcony Terrace
Sadec Deck (Level 4)

Cabins

  • 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
  • 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
  • Suite size 290 sq ft/ 26 sq m
  • Deluxe Queen-size bed
  • Ensuite with shower and toilet
  • Separate spa bath
  • Personal safe and mini-bar
  • Spacious wardrobe and desk/dressing table
  • Outside balcony
  • Wall-mounted Flat-screen TV
  • Suite size 624 sq ft/ 58 sq m
  • Deluxe King-size bed
  • 2 Ensuites with shower and toilet
  • Separate spa bath
  • Personal safe and mini-bar
  • Spacious wardrobe and desk/dressing table
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Chaise lounge and foot stool
  • Adjoining living room
  • Sofa bed
  • Large balcony terrace with sun lounges

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