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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 £2145pp

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

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

FREE flights - save up to £2000 per couple! Applies to Jan - Sep 2017 departures. Terms and conditions apply. Book by 28 Feb 2017

Second passenger flies free - save up to £1050 per couple! Applies to Oct 2017 - Apr 2018 departures. Book by 28 Feb 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. (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. (B)

Day 5 - Siem Reap

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. Like a Local – 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. Like a Local – 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. (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 (Vietnam)

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

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 Grand Hotel Saigon for a two-night stay. From July 2017, guests will stay at the Fusion Suites hotel. (B,L)

Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City

Explore at leisure or perhaps join an optional Select Experience. 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

  • Return scheduled flights from London
  • 7-night Mekong River Cruise on a full board basis
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
  • 2-night stay at the Grand Hotel Saigon (until July 2017) or Fusion Suites (from July 2017)
  • 3-night stay at the Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap
  • 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

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
Mar 10, 24£3345£2495
Apr 07£3045£2195
Jul 14, 28£3295£2295
Aug 11, 25£3245£2395
Sep 08£3445£2595
Sep 22£3545£2695
Oct 06, 20£3645£3220
Nov 03, 17£3645£3270

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Mar 04, 18£3295£2445
Apr 01£2995£2145
Jul 08£3095£2245
Jul 22; Aug 05£3245£2245
Aug 19£3195£2345
Sep 02£3395£2545
Sep 16£3495£2645
Sep 30£3595£2745
Oct 14£3595£3170
Oct 28£3695£3270
Nov 11, 25£3595£3220

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jan 12£3945£3420
Jan 26; Feb 09, 23£3695£3295
Mar 09, 23£3495£3095
Apr 06£3295£2845

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jan 06£3895£3370
Jan 20; Feb 03, 17£3645£3245
Mar 03, 17£3445£3045
Mar 31£3245£2795

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 - from £295pp
  • Cat A - from £445pp
  • Sadec Balcony: from £595pp
  • Indochina Balcony: from £945pp
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