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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise

14-day stay & river cruise from £2,660 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Save up to 35%

Summary

Short description

A 14-day tour along the Mekong River from Saigon to Siem Reap including a 7-day Travelmarvel river cruise by APT

Highlights

  • Cruising the Mekong River you'll enjoy a window to local life, visiting homes, temples and monasteries in tiny villages
  • Participate in a special Buddhist Blessing with monks in the former royal capital of Oudong
  • Watch a spectacular sunset over the iconic temples of Angkor Wat
  • Enjoy a choice of local and international cuisine, plus complimentary international wine with lunch & dinner on board

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Saigon
  • 6 Nights Mekong River Cruise
  • 3 Nights Siem Reap

About

Recommended for:
City | Escorted tour | History & culture | Natural world | River cruise

The Mekong is one of the world's great rivers. The seventh longest in Asia, it begins its journey high on the Tibetan Plateau, cutting its way through the heart of China's Yunnan Province, into Laos and through Cambodia, finally emerging into the vast Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam before spilling its contents into the South China Sea.

This 14-day escorted river cruise holiday with Travelmarvel by APT takes in the highlights of the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City - also known as Saigon - in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia, passing through the vast floating markets of Cai Be in the Mekong Delta before crossing into Cambodia and its capital Phnom Penh where you'll learn about the county's turbulent past and marvel at the city's spectacular Royal Palace. From here you'll continue upstream, past colourful riverside monasteries and charming villages to Siem Reap and the majestic temples of Angkor.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

After enjoying complimentary airport lounge access, board your overnight flight.

Day 2
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Arrive in Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon relaxing before meeting up with your Travelmarvel Tour Director and fellow travellers for a wonderful welcome dinner, the prefect chance to get acquainted before your tour begins.

Stay: Fusion Suites Saigon


Meals: D

Day 3
Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast at your hotel you'll head to nearby Cu Chi Tunnels on the outskirts of Saigon, a fascinating and complex network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong as part of their guerrilla war against the Americans and South Vietnamese during the Vietnam conflict.

Stay: Fusion Suites Saigon


Meals: B

Day 4
Saigon, embark ship

Depart Saigon this morning and head to the inland port of My Tho in the Mekong Delta where you'll board the luxurious RV La Marguerite for the start of your eight-day Mekong River cruise. Enjoy lunch as you head into the vast waterways of the Mekong Delta, known as the "rice bowl of Vietnam". This evening, a sumptuous welcome dinner will be served on board.

Stay: RV La Marguerite


Meals: B L D

Day 5
Cai Be & Sa Dec

The first port of call today is the floating market at Cai Be, a spectacular throng of traders, selling their wares along the wide expanses of the Mekong. Head to the shore and explore Cai Be's beautiful French Gothic Cathedral and picturesque port before visiting a local rice paper manufacturer where you'll see the how the paper is made. After lunch back on board the ship you'll make your way along the rive to the town of Sa Dec where you can tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit an ornate Cao Dai Temple.

Stay: RV La Marguerite

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Tan Chau & Border Crossing

Enjoy breakfast on board before exploring the peaceful town of Tan Chau where you'll have time for a leisurely walk. Later, relax as you cross the border into Cambodia towards Phnom Penh

Stay: RV La Marguerite

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Phnom Penh

Arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, where you'll disembark for a tour of the city, including the magnificent Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. You'll also visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a chilling reminder of the brutality of the Khmer Rouge that sits on the sight of a former prison, known as S21. From there you'll head just out of town to the notorious Killing Fields.

Stay: RV La Marguerite

Day 8
Phnom Penh and Koh Chen

Enjoy time at leisure in Phnom Penh. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a silver and copperware village.

Stay: RV La Marguerite


Meals: B L D

Day 9
Oudong and Kampong Tralach

Disembark in Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong and enjoy a unique Insider Experience, Visit the monastery in Oudong for a Buddhist blessing and enjoy a a traditional ox-cart ride in the Kampong Tralach district.

Stay: RV La Marguerite

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Siem Reap & Angkor Thom

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, then cast off to Prek K’dam.

Stay: RV La Marguerite

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Siem Reap - Temples of Angkor

Transfer to Siem Reap and enjoy an Insider Experience, where you visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports underprivileged children. Later, discover Ta Prohm temple. For dinner, perhaps choose a select dining experience.

Stay: Shinta Mani Resort


Meals: B

Day 12
Angkor, Siem Reap

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, see Bayon temple and Angkor Wat and admire the sunset. Savour a Farewell Dinner and enjoy an Apsara dance performance during your Farewell Dinner.

Blog: Best of Vietnam

Meals: B D

Days 13-14
Depart Siem Reap to UK

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home, arriving the following day.

Meals: B

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Superior

14-day stay & river cruise from £2,660 incl. flights

Save up to 35%
Book by: 31 July 2019

Price includes

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 10 towns, villages & cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board the RV La Marguerite
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director & expert local guides

Offer Details

From £2,660 pp based on 28 Feb 2020 departure. Fares were from £4,095 pp based on Category C grades of accommodation. Itinerary operates in the reverse direction on select dates.

Departure Dates and Rates

  • July 2019 from £3,571 pp
  • August 2019 from £3,051 pp
  • September 2019 - SOLD OUT
  • October 2019 from £2,759 pp
  • November 2019 from £2,759 pp
  • January 2020 from £2,824 pp
  • February 2020 from £2,660 pp
  • March 2020 - SOLD OUT


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