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Essential Tour & Cruise.
Embark on a Cambodia and Vietnam adventure with APT including a 7 night cruise on the Mekong River. Highlights include Angkor Archaeological Park and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Visit Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, Koh Chen, Phnom Penh,Tan Chau, Sa Dec and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Life Along The Mekong River
Cruising the Mekong River you'll enjoy a window to local life, visiting homes, temples and monasteries in tiny villages.
- Admire Angkor Wat
Watch a spectacular sunset over the iconic temples of Angkor Wat.
- Experience A Buddhist Blessing
Participate in a special Buddhist Blessing with monks in the former royal capital of Oudong.
- 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
Day 1: Depart London
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Cambodia.
Day 2: Arrive Siem Reap, Angkor
Arrive in Siem Reap where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3: Siem Reap, Angkor
Today explore Ta Prohm with its intertwined trees. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and traditional Apsara dance performance.
Day 4: Siem Reap, Angkor
This morning, visit the astounding and historic Angkor Archaeological Park. Explore its ancient wonders including the temple Bayon. This evening, end the day watching a spectacular sunset over the iconic Angkor Wat.
Day 5: Siam Reap, Prek K’dam, Embark Ship
Transfer to Prek K’dam to embark your river ship, the RV La Marguerite, for a cruise along the mighty Mekong River. This evening, after settling in to your suite, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner on board, savouring Asian or western fare.
Day 6: Kampong Chhnang
Enjoy a small-boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang and travel past a number of fishing villages. You’ll then rejoin your ship and continue on to Kampong Tralach.
Day 7: Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
Explore Koh Chen today, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. Visit some home workshops before heading to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
Day 8: Phnom Penh
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 (S-21). This afternoon in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the magnificent Royal Palace.
Day 9: Border Crossing, Tan Chau
Enjoy the day on board as you head to the Vietnamese border. Perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration.
Day 10: Tan Chau, Sa Dec
This morning, transfer to a small boat and travel along tiny tributaries, home to villages made up entirely of stilt houses. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw and explore an island lush with greenery.
Day 11: Sa Dec, Cai Be
This morning, take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. Here, you’ll see Huynh Thuy Le’s old house (once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, the namesake of the RV La Marguerite). After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land 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. Return to your ship for dinner.
Day 12: Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City
Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, the tunnels were once 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.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Spend time exploring Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure today.
Day 14: Depart Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 15: Arrive in London
Sail beside stunning scenery aboard the luxurious RV La Marguerite. Visit remote villages that line the banks of the Mekong River. Your luxurious ship offers superior service and accommodation, combining colonial era with a contemporary edge.
With a guest to staff ratio of 2:1, the service you'll receive on board is exceptional. Each crew member has extensive training and is always delighted to help.
Each Deluxe Suite is designed with your absolute convenience and comfort in mind. Featuring French Colonial-inspired decor and state-of-the-art appointments, every suite offers the feel of a luxury retreat.
- Following it's soft refurb during 2018 season break, the RV La Marguerite now features new soft furnishings, sundeck furniture, blinds and outside paint work.
Unwind with Tai Chi classes on the Sun deck and learn about Cambodian and Vietnamese culture and history with lectures from local guides. There's a fruit-carving demonstration by the executive chef who will also reveal the secret to making delicious Vietnamese Spring Rolls. Enjoy musical performances on select evenings including a night of Khmer song and dance.
Enjoy a superb dining experience each day in the air-conditioned Mekong Restaurant. Dine on exotic Asian fare prepared by your onboard chefs each day from the freshest ingredients. Western favourites are also available. Local beer, spirits and soft drink are included during lunch and dinner on board.
Unwind in the ships peaceful air-conditioned lounges or on the Sun Deck, both offering magnificent views. Be entertained with a wide selection of games, Wi-Fi in select areas, DVDs and music. Pamper yourself in the ships spa or work out in the fitness centre. The Sun Deck offers further relaxation with a swimming pool and reclining lounges.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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