Discover Vietnam and Cambodia - Hanoi to Siem Reap
18 day Escorted tour with cruise and trips
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Holiday Highlights
  • The services of a Tour Director throughout your holiday
  • Eight days cruising the Mekong River in luxury aboard the RV La Marguerite
  • Port charges and tipping included
  • Airport transfers, excursions and entertainment included
Overview

·  Eight days cruising the Mekong River in luxury aboard the RV La Marguerite

·   Explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels

·  During your Mekong River cruise, enjoy a range of small boat excursions

·  Visit the floating markets and see the French Gothic Cathedral in Cai Be

·  Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Tan Chau

·  Tour Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda

·  Take an excursion to the Killing Fields

·  Visit the Buddhist monastery in Oudong

·  Ride an ox-cart from Kampong Tralach

·  Explore a range of unique temples and terraces in and around World Heritage-listed Angkor Archeological Park

·  Unwind on a junk in Ha Long Bay

·  Experience the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat first-hand

What's Included

Includes return flights from London. Take a Mekong River cruise, visit remote local communities, learn local cultures and enjoy delicious local food. One of the highlight is a two night Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise.

  • Return scheduled flights from London
  • The services of a Tour Director throughout your holiday
  • Eight days cruising the Mekong River in luxury aboard the RV La Marguerite
  • Port charges and tipping included
  • Airport transfers, excursions and entertainment included
  • Explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels
  • During your Mekong River cruise, enjoy a range of small boat excursions
  • Visit the floating markets and see the French Gothic Cathedral in Cai Be
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Tan Chau
  • Tour Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
  • Take an excursion to the Killing Fields
  • Visit the Buddhist monastery in Oudong
  • Ride an ox-cart from Kampong Tralach
  • Explore a range of unique temples and terraces in and around World Heritage-listed Angkor Archeological Park
  • Unwind on a junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Experience the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat first-hand

Dining

  • Includes 36 fine meals – 15 full breakfasts, 9 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Soft drink, local beer and spirits included at all times during your cruise
Itinerary

Day 1. Depart London

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Vietnam.

Day 2. Arrive Hanoi

On arrival in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Travelmarvel Tour Director and fellow guests at a special Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Pullman Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Hanoi

Take in Hanoi’s iconic sights on a guided tour, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Like a Local - take an afternoon rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Afterwards, head to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre where you’ll enjoy an entertaining performance of the ancient art of water puppetry.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. Hanoi, Ha Long Bay

After breakfast, travel to Ha Long. Special Stay – board your ship for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you set off cruising amid the thousands of limestone karts and tiny islets, which rise from the emerald waters. During the cruise, you’ll relish the opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery from your ship, and you’ll stop at various islands to explore, relax on the beach and go swimming, among other activities.
Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Ha Long Bay

You’ll wake this morning to the spectacular landscapes of the bay. Enjoy a full day to immerse yourself in the wonders of this captivating region of Vietnam.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Saigon

Enjoy breakfast absorbing the majestic Ha Long Bay scenery before docking. Then, head to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam’s largest city. Special Stay – unwind at the historic Grand Hotel Saigon. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Grand Hotel Saigon
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon

This morning pay a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed 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. They also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. Return to Saigon for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps explore the city’s alleyways, crammed with small shops selling spices and silk, or discover its colourful markets and ancient pagodas. Or perhaps embark on one of Travelmarvel’s optional experiences, such as a ride on a motor bike or a shopping tour.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 8. Saigon, Embark Ship

After breakfast this morning, you’ll transfer from Saigon to the inland port of My Tho to board the luxurious RV La Marguerite for the beginning of your eight-day Mekong River cruise. After settling in to your suite, enjoy lunch and an afternoon of cruising. This evening, indulge in a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights: RV La Marguerite
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. Cai Be, Vinh Long

A local boat will take you to Cai Be today, an intriguing river-land town. Visit the incredible floating markets then go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with colonial buildings and delightful flower gardens. Afterwards you’ll drop in on a local rice paper manufacturer and learn how rice paper is made, then enjoy lunch back on board as your ship cruises towards Vinh Long – the second biggest city by the Mekong River. Enjoy a boat ride and visit a bustling afternoon market where you’ll see an array of aquatic life being sold.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. Sa Dec, Tan Chau

In the morning, enjoy a boat ride past floating markets to Sa Dec, the city where the French writer Marguerite Duras met her Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Upon disembarking here, a guided sightseeing tour takes you to Huynh Thuy Le’s old house as well as Thien Hau Pagoda and the beautiful Fujian Temple. Following lunch back on board, your ship will cruise to the peaceful town of Tan Chau. On arrival, disembark for a leisurely stroll before dinner back on board.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Tan Chau, Border Crossing

This morning, transfer to a small boat and travel along the tiny tributaries where stilt houses are haphazardly leaning on each other. After visiting an evergreen island and a floating fish farm, you’ll go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. The remainder of today is then spent on board. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship’s chef while the border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia. Your ship will continue cruising throughout the night, bound for Cambodia’s intriguing capital city, Phnom Penh.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Phnom Penh

On arrival in Phnom Penh today, a tour will take you to visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda as well as the National Museum of Cambodia, home to one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art. Following lunch back on board, you’ll set off on 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 (S-21). Dinner tonight is followed by a Khmer folk performance, and after, perhaps step out for an evening walk around this fascinating capital.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 13. Chong Koh, Prek K’dam, Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Following breakfast, you’ll enjoy a walk around the little-known silk-weaving village of Chong Koh. Afterwards, continue cruising to Prek K’dam, where you’ll disembark and set off by coach on an afternoon tour of Oudong, the royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. At the conclusion of the tour, head to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu. Then board an ox-cart – a popular form of transportation in rural Cambodia – and enjoy the fresh air and tranquil countryside scenery as you travel past rice fields and through a small village to the Tonle River. Here, you’ll rejoin your ship and continue cruising.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 14. Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Sap

A guided small boat excursion this morning takes you past a number of fishing villages into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Returning to your ship, you’ll cast off towards the impressive lake of Tonle Sap – which stretches more than 150 kilometres in length. Absorb the tranquility of the lake as you cruise past several floating fishing villages. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Siem Reap, Angkor

Following breakfast this morning, a short boat ride will take you past more floating fishing villages to port. Once ashore, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap. This afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, a walled city complex within the Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the 13th-century temple Bayon, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. This evening is then at your leisure to absorb the nightlife of Siem Reap.
Stay: Two Nights: Siem Reap, Sokha Angkor Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 16. Siem Reap, Angkor

Enjoy a spectacular start to your day this morning as you watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, also located in Angkor Archaeological Park. Angkor Wat is the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast before enjoying time to explore as you please. This afternoon, explore Ta Prohm, an ancient temple famous for its intertwined trees. Like a Local – meet local children when visiting a ‘grass roots’ orphanage. Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel and a performance of traditional Apsara dance.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 17. Depart Siem Reap

After breakfast, your adventure concludes and you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 18. Arrive UK

Your flight arrives at London Heathrow this morning.

 

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