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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Excellent value premium river cruise holiday including 7-nights on the Mekong and hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap for Angkor Wat. Includes excursions and flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
13 nights from £2745pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Angkor Wat Temple
  • Sa Dec
  • Oudong
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh
  • Ho Chi Minh City statue
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

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APT Premium Cruises

FREE flights - save up to £2000 per couple! Both passengers fly free on 2017 departures. Second passenger flies free on Jan 2018 - Apr 2019 departures. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Oct 2017

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Tour Special Offer

Begin this superb value, premium cruise and tour holiday with a 3-night stay in Siem Reap and a visit to the famous Angkor Wat, thought to be the world’s largest single religious monument.

Join your ship, La Marguerite for a fascinating 7-night cruise along the Mekong River. Explore small towns and villages barely touched by tourism and see the sights of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, before heading towards the Vietnamese border.

Witness authentic rural Mekong life as you explore the tributaries around Tan Chau, enjoy a guided tour of Sa Dec and visit a rice paper manufacturer in Cai Be.

This fascinating holiday ends with a 2-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City from where you can visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels built during the Vietnam War.

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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Fly from the UK to Siem Reap.

Day 2 - Siem Reap

On arrival, transfer to your hotel, the Shinta Mani resort, for a three-night stay.

Day 3 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Visit Ta Prohm before heading to Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports underprivileged children. This evening, enjoy an Aspara dance and Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Visit the Angkor Archaeological Park with highlights including the Bayon temple. This evening, watch the sun set over Angkor Wat. In 2018/19, there is the opportunity to join select experiences before heading to the Angkor Archaeological Park. (B)

Day 5 - Siem Reap - Prek K'dam

Travel to Prek K'dam to embark your ship, the RV La Marguerite. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Kampong Tralach - Oudong

Today, you will set out for Kampong Tralach. Enjoy a traditional mode of transport and head out on an exciting ox-cart ride, which will give you a thrilling insight into village life. Later, travel by coach to the former capital of Cambodia, Oudong, where you have the chance to participate in a Buddhist blessing. Explore the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang by boat before heading to Kampong Tralach. In 2018/19, the wetlands are explored in the morning before the ox cart ride. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Koh Chen - Phnom Penh

Explore the small village of Koh Chen which specialises in producing copperware and silver in home workshops. Next cruise to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Phnom Penh

Visit the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum this morning before returning to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, visit the Royal Palace and impressive Silver Pagoda. This evening, perhaps go for a stroll after dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Tan Chau

Cruise towards the Vietnamese border. Perhaps enjoy a fruit-carving demonstration on board before your ship arrives in Tan Chau. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec (Vietnam)

Cruise along the Mekong's tiny tributaries, dotted with traditional stilt houses. Later, go ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Sa Dec - Cai Be

Take a boat ride to Sa Dec where you can enjoy a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the town of Cai Be and its beautiful floating markets. Later, visit the French Gothic cathedral and a local rice paper manufacturer. This evening, there is a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

Disembark your ship in My Tho and head to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the famous Cu Chi Tunnels along the way. Check in to your hotel, the Fusion Suites Saigon for a two-night stay. (B,L)

Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City

Explore at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 14 - Ho Chi Minh City - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The reverse itinerary is 13-nights and varies slightly. Guests only stay 2-nights in Siem Reap. Please contact us for the itinerary

Price Includes

  • 7-night Mekong River Cruise on a full board basis
  • 3-night stay at the Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap
  • 2-night stay at the Fusion Suites Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All meals, plus complimentary local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion and complimentary wine served with lunch and dinner on board the RV La Marguerite
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director & local guides
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

Special Features

  • Visas are required for entry into Vietnam and Cambodia and in most cases must be purchased in advance of travel. Passengers should check immigration/visa requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of the countries to be visited.
  • The reverse itinerary is 13-nights and varies slightly. Guest only stay 2-nights in Siem Reap. Please contact us for the itinerary
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Oct 20£3645£2795
Nov 03, 17£3645£2895

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Oct 28£3695£2845
Nov 11, 25£3595£2845

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Jan 12£3945£3295
Jan 26; Feb 09, 23£3695£3295
Mar 23£3495£3095
Apr 06£3295£2845
Jul 13£3945£2795
Jul 27£3295£2795
Aug 10£3395£2895
Aug 24£3245£2820
Sep 07£3445£3020
Sep 21£3545£3120
Oct 05, 19£3645£3220
Nov 02, 16£3745£3320

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Jan 06£3895£3370
Jan 20; Feb 03£3645£3295
Feb 17£3645£3045
Mar 03, 17£3445£3045
Mar 31£3245£2795
Jul 07£3095£2770
Jul 21; Aug 04£3245£2745
Aug 18£3195£2770
Sep 01£3395£2970
Sep 15£3495£3070
Sep 29; Oct 13£3595£3170
Oct 27; Nov 10, 24£3695£3270

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Jan 11, 25; Feb 08, 22£3745£3320
Mar 08, 22£3545£3120
Apr 05£3345£2870

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
La Marguerite
Jan 05, 19; Feb 02, 16£3695£3270
Mar 02, 16£3495£3070
Mar 30£3345£2845

Price Information

  • Lead-in price is based on the reverse itinerary, which is 13 nights and varies slightly. Guests only stay 2-nights in Siem Reap. Please contact us for the itinerary
  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat C cabin.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat B - £300pp
  • Cat A - £450pp
  • Sadec Balcony: £600pp
  • Indochina Balcony: £950pp
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