Essential Vietnam and Cambodia from Siem Reap



per person
Duration: 15 Nights
Destination: Asia
Deal Code: DC11EHOX




Pricing is based on departure date 25th Aug 2023

Alternate departure date avauilable for travel in 2023 & 2024, call us for the availability

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Why Book?

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*Flexible booking cover: This policy gives you the added flexibility to transfer to another date or journey prior to your tour’s departure*.

What's included?

Return scheduled flights from the UK*

Unique cultural experiences in up to 11 towns, villages and cities

Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara

12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners, as well as select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board the RV Apsara

Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides

Relax at Siem Reap’s Shinta Mani Angkor

Receive a Buddhist blessing in Oudong

Explore the agricultural Koh Pen Island by tuk tuk

Your Ship: RV Apsara

Joining the fleet in 2023, glide along the Mekong River on the RV Apsara, you will discover the alluring destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia in premium comfort.


Step aboard the RV Apsara and cruise the Mekong River in comfort and style between Vietnam and Cambodia to embrace authentic local life.

Discover highlights and hidden treasures along the Mekong’s tributaries, like rural villages Tan Chau and Koh Chen which specialise in silk and copper production.

Offering amazing views, reclining loungers, a swimming pool and cold drinks from the bar, the Sun Deck is a relaxing place to soak up the sights.

Every suite aboard the RV Apsara features private indoor and outdoor balconies, so you can enjoy views along the Mekong River throughout your cruise.

Deluxe Balcony Suites feature an outside balcony and an indoor panoramic balcony. Thanks to their spacious layout, you’ll never miss a moment of the scenery.

With a prime location on the upper deck, the RV Apsara’s Sadec Balcony Suites offer a larger living space and ensuite with a bath.

The indulgent Mekong Suites feature an indoor panoramic balcony and outside balcony, a large outdoor terrace, entertainment area, king-size bed and a whirlpool spa bath.

Itinerary highlights:

Ship: RV Apsara

Cabin: Category C

Sail Date: 25th Aug 2023

Duration: 15 Nights 

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Depart London

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

Day 2: Arrive Siem Reap


Unwind at the Shinta Mani Angkor. An oasis of tranquillity, you’ll relax amid the lush gardens and large swimming pool of your hotel.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and spend at your leisure.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Angkor

Day 3: Angkor, Siem Reap  


Visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which supports local children.


Enjoy an Apsara dance performance.

This morning is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, you will discover Ta Prohm temple. The rest of your day is spent on exciting Insider Experiences. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Angkor, Siem Reap

Enjoy a free morning to explore. Later, discover the remains of Angkor Archaeological Park, a long-standing tribute to the ancient Khmer Empire. Visit the 12th-century temple Bayon. Finish your day with sunset at Angkor Wat.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Embark Ship


Hop on a tuk tuk and explore the agricultural island of Koh Pen. Travel along the shaded lanes and past wooden stilted houses, tucked amongst palm and sandalwood trees.

Transfer to Kampong Cham to board the RV Apsara. Later, delight in an Insider Experience.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV Apsara

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Angkor Ban, Oknha Tey

Enjoy an immersive tour of Angkor Ban on a walking tour. Return to your ship and continue sailing towards Oknha Tey. Disembark and board a local tuk tuk for a village tour. Leave your local transport and continue on foot for a more in-depth exploration of the village.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Oknha Tey, Phnom Penh


Visit a Buddhist monastery where you will have the opportunity to partake in a Buddhist blessing ceremony.

Cruise to Phnom Penh then travel by coach to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. After an Insider Experience here, continue to Koh Chen and explore the open-air copperware workshops. This afternoon is free to explore.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Phnom Penh

Explore the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which recalls one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. Later, take a tour to visit the Royal Palace. See the  Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace complex and admire the Emerald Buddha carved from Baccarat crystal. After dinner, perhaps step out for an evening walk.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Border Crossing, Tan Chau

Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration by the ship's chef while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Tonight, watch a documentary film about Pol Pot as your ship cruises towards the small Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Tan Chau, Sa Dec

After breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong's tiny tributaries, observing the stilt house villages. Go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw. Known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, visit the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Sa Dec, Cai Be

Take a boat ride to the charming colonial town of Sa Dec for a tour. Visit the former home of Huynh Thuy Le. Le’s one-time lover, French writer Marguerite Duras penned her best-selling novel, The Lover, about their affair. After lunch, step aboard a local boat and journey to Cai Be to see the French Gothic cathedral. Go ashore to visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. After, visit a coconut candy factory to see how the local sweet is created. Enjoy a final dinner on board your ship.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City


Be close to the city's action at the stylish Fusion Suites Saigon.

Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Finish the day in Ho Chi Minh City.

Stay: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Fusion Suites Saigon

Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, explore Ho Chi Minh City at leisure before a delicious Farewell Dinner to round off your holiday.

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 14: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Arrive London

Arrive back in London today.

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