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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.7 Based on 13 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 3,070 Per Person
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 Trip Length
12 Days
 Trip Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
 Trip Finishes
Siem Reap
12 Day Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Vietnam Cambodia
Our Price From 3,070 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,829 Per Person
 Trip Length
12 Days
 Trip Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
 Trip Finishes
Siem Reap
12 Day Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Vietnam Cambodia
Accommodation
4 Star
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
VTMR12
Accommodation
4 Star
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
VTMR12

Overview

Read 13 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 12 Day Essential Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise between the remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia that line the banks of the Mekong River and its tributaries.
Read 13 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 12 Day Essential Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise between the remote villages of Vietnam and Cambodia that line the banks of the Mekong River and its tributaries.

Itinerary

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, and transfer to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Original Saigon Centre (D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a two-night stay at the stylish Fusion Original Saigon CentreTonight, savour Vietnamese dishes for your Welcome Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.

This morning, take a step back in time and 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. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or tailor your day by choosing a select experience. (B)

After breakfast, drive to My Tho Port to board your unique river ship. Built to provide a gratifying onboard experience, enjoy the sophisticated design and premium facilities of the new RV Apsara. Exuding a true Asian ambience, the superb ship offers balconies with every suite to ensure a unique and scenic perspective on your Mekong River cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV Apsara (B/L/D)

Cruise to the town of Cai Be. Go ashore to see Cai Be's French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Continue to Sa Dec for a guided tour. Here, you'll visit a Cao Dai Temple and see the home of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, who penned her best-selling novel, The Lover, about their affair. (B/L/D)

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Spend the remainder of the day in comfort on board as your ship cruises to the Cambodian border. (B/L/D)

Today, join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21. Later in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the extravagant Royal Palace. (B/L/D)

This morning, an excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital. While here, enjoy an Insider Experience. En route back to Phnom Penh, explore Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here you'll visit some small family workshops and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. (B/L/D)

Disembark this morning for a tour of Oknha Tey, or ‘Silk Island', located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. Tour the village and see the traditional silk weaving that has been preserved for centuries. This afternoon, set sail for Angkor Ban. (B/L/D)

Disembark this morning for a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages left in Cambodia. Later cruise to Kampong Cham before an Insider Experience. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Embark on a tuk tuk ride around the island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses, tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees.

This morning, disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Later, enjoy an Insider Experience then continue on to explore Ta Prohm and its verdant, intertwined trees. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack (B)

Insider Experience: Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports local underprivileged children. Unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you'll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.

After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple. Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring local flavours during your Farewell Dinner. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Watch an Apsara dance and experience local Khmer culture.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, and transfer to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Original Saigon Centre (D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a two-night stay at the stylish Fusion Original Saigon CentreTonight, savour Vietnamese dishes for your Welcome Dinner at The Chopsticks Saigon.

This morning, take a step back in time and 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. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or tailor your day by choosing a select experience. (B)

After breakfast, drive to My Tho Port to board your unique river ship. Built to provide a gratifying onboard experience, enjoy the sophisticated design and premium facilities of the new RV Apsara. Exuding a true Asian ambience, the superb ship offers balconies with every suite to ensure a unique and scenic perspective on your Mekong River cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV Apsara (B/L/D)

Cruise to the town of Cai Be. Go ashore to see Cai Be's French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Continue to Sa Dec for a guided tour. Here, you'll visit a Cao Dai Temple and see the home of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, who penned her best-selling novel, The Lover, about their affair. (B/L/D)

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Spend the remainder of the day in comfort on board as your ship cruises to the Cambodian border. (B/L/D)

Today, join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21. Later in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the extravagant Royal Palace. (B/L/D)

This morning, an excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia's former royal capital. While here, enjoy an Insider Experience. En route back to Phnom Penh, explore Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here you'll visit some small family workshops and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. (B/L/D)

Disembark this morning for a tour of Oknha Tey, or ‘Silk Island', located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. Tour the village and see the traditional silk weaving that has been preserved for centuries. This afternoon, set sail for Angkor Ban. (B/L/D)

Disembark this morning for a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages left in Cambodia. Later cruise to Kampong Cham before an Insider Experience. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Embark on a tuk tuk ride around the island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses, tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees.

This morning, disembark in Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Later, enjoy an Insider Experience then continue on to explore Ta Prohm and its verdant, intertwined trees. Stay Two Nights: Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Shack (B)

Insider Experience: Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports local underprivileged children. Unwind at the Shinta Mani Shack. An oasis of tranquillity, you'll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.

After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, visit the ancient Bayon Temple. Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat before savouring local flavours during your Farewell Dinner. (B/D)

Insider Experience: Watch an Apsara dance and experience local Khmer culture.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap

  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping

  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Select complimentary beverages included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • When arriving into Ho Chi Minh City, ensure your flight lands before 5pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

  • Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks in Oudong
  • See an Apsara performance, a traditional Khmer dance
  • Relax at the stylish Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap

  • Four nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping

  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Select complimentary beverages included with lunch and dinner on board your Mekong River cruise
  • Dine at The Chopsticks Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • When arriving into Ho Chi Minh City, ensure your flight lands before 5pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (13) View All Most Recent 'Essential Vietnam and Cambodia' Reviews

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AVG. RATING 4.69 / 5
13 Reviews
5 Star
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4 Star
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2 Star
1 Star
Vietnam to Cambodia on the Mekong River 5 , VIC, Australia, Jan 2019
All staff on the boat were very friendly and cooperative. We enjoyed their company and service immensely. The guides were very friendly, helpful and personable throughout the trip. The Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap is a really nice hotel.

We were first placed on the lower deck at water level. This smelled so mouldy that we knew as soon as we opened ...read more the cabin that we could not stay there. The atmosphere was dank and frankly toxic. At the same moment, a cabin became available on deck 3 which was immediately taken up by another passenger. This left her cabin available which I immediately requested – at an upfront cost of another $1,000 for the upgrade.

We were lucky. Having spoken to some of the other passengers, I think that may well apply to the rest of the lower deck as well. On returning I put a request for a refund of that $1,000 to Travelmarvel, which they honoured immediately, I am happy to say. Overall, the trip had a good mix of activities both on-board and ashore.
A holiday worth repeating   5 , QLD, Australia , Jul 2018
Vietnam and Cambodia are realising the value of the tourist dollar and are becoming the next 'must visit' world tourist destinations. This Travelmarvel tour and cruise package enabled us to experience significantly more of the sights and culture than we could have arranged privately. The day trips from the cruise boats were well organised and the tour ...read more guides were a wealth of knowledge. We would do it again, if the world was smaller.
Great Experience 1 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2017
Couldn't fault the cruise, comfy accommodation, great food & wine, pleasant service and cruise director was fabulous. He had a tough time with sick people. Very happy all round, even the weather was good!
Wonderful Trip 2 , NSW, Australia, Feb 2017
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 ...read more ship were faultless. The food served was the cuisine of the two countries we visited. Preparation and service was outstanding.
Fabulous trip up the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap 5 , ACT, Australia, Jan 2017
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.
My first cruise and I thoroughly enjoyed it 1 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2015
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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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

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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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 195
Category B+ $ 495
Category A $ 695
Sadec Suite $ 1,495
Mekong Suite $ 2,395
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Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B $ 195
Category B+ $ 495
Category A $ 695
Sadec Suite $ 1,495
Mekong Suite $ 2,395
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