Eight Day/Seven Night Majestic Mekong River Cruise

Discover the Wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia with a Mekong River Cruise! Enjoy an Eight Day/Seven Night Cruise in a Deluxe Balcony Suite. Includes all Meals, Soft Drink, Beer and Spirits, Return Airport Transfers and More. Depart from Famous Saigon and Visit Rural Towns and Villages, Cambodia's Famous Capital Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, the Home of Angkor Wat and More. Only $2,199 Per Person (Twin Share) instead of $2,990
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Discover Vietnam and Cambodia with a Mekong River Cruise

Discover the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia with a once-in-a-lifetime eight day/seven night cruise along the majestic Mekong river

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking before 17 June 2014 and can't get the cruise date purchased at checkout, you can get a full refund

Departing from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) on 25 August 2014 you'll visit Cai Be, Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Xeo Quyt, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, Chong Koh, Oudong, Kampong Tralach, Kampong Chhnang and Tonle before finishing in Siem Reap with all airport transfers included

Want to start in Siem Reap? Travel on 18 August 2014 and enjoy the above itinerary in reverse!

Sail aboard the RV La Marguerite, featuring only 46 spacious cabins for an intimate cruising experience with a staff-to-guest ratio of almost two-to-one, spacious public areas including an outdoor dipping pool, main restaurant serving Western, Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine, Saigon Lounge with chilled out music, fitness centre and an onboard spa for pure relaxation

Unwind in a comfortable and spacious Deluxe Balcony Suite 'Category A' featuring an outside balcony, queen sized bed, flat-screen television, mini-bar, safe and more

Highlights of the cruise include an ox-cart ride in Kampong Tralach, a traditional Khmer folk performance, seeing the incredible floating markets in Cai Be and a floating fish farm in Tan Chau, a visit to the Royal Palace, Killing Fields and Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, a rice-paper demonstration and much more

Enjoy onboard entertainment throughout the cruise including intriguing and insightful lectures, musical performances, movie nights, cooking classes and fruit carving demonstrations and more

Check out the 'Itinerary' tab for all the highlights

Your package also includes:

All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner while onboard the RV La Marguerite with buffet style breakfasts, lunch options including salads, soups and desserts and multi-course dinners with Western and Asian specialities like pan-fried yellow fin tuna, lamb mandra green curry and chocolate tart

Daily drinks including spirits, local beer and soft drinks throughout your cruise and international wine with lunch and dinner

The services of a dedicated Cruise Director during your river cruise so you can discover more about the local culture

welcome cocktail reception and Captain's gala dinner 

All port charges and gratuities to Cruise Director and crew, so you don't have to worry about a thing

Return airport transfers so you can start and end your holiday in comfort

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What We Like

Discover some of the most iconic cities in Vietnam and Cambodia, including Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, famous for it's ancient temples including Angkor Wat plus rural cities and villages with this magnificent river journey along the famous Mekong

Return tour airport transfers are included for your convenience, so you can continue your journey on to another part of marvellous Vietnam or Cambodia or return to Australia with ease

The best part of river cruising is you only have to unpack once and can visit a selection of popular destinations without ever having to worry about accommodation or food - its the perfect South-Eastern holiday made simple!

You can review all the terms and conditions of the deal by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above

Valid for the 8 day/10 night Majestic Mekong cruises departing 18 August 2014 (Siem Reap to Saigon) and 25 August 2014 (Saigon to Siem Reap). Bookings must be made before 30 June 2014

These packages are for the cruise only. Flights are not included. Valid for cruise selected at checkout only

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to secure your place (bookings must be made before 30 June 2014)

Voucher is valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase and redeem two vouchers per booking

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults

Voucher and credit card must be presented at check-in

Value has been determined based on the cruise's published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the cruises discretion/policy. No refund if voucher has not been redeemed by 30 June 2014

Airport transfers are ONLY available on the start date and end date of cruise. Please note, airport transfers are provided from the airport to selected hotels only

All surcharges are payable directly to the cruise provider

Prices include all taxes and fees and onboard gratuities

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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How to get there

Getting to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or Siem Reap is easy! Flights depart from most Australian capital cities to Ho Chi Minh City (approximately nine hours from Sydney or Melbourne) or Siem Reap (approximately ten hours from Sydney or Melbourne) via Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.

Return airport transfers are included so you don't have to worry about a thing!

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Majestic Mekong Cruise

Day One: Saigon, Embark Ship*

This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of Saigon to travel to the inland port of My Tho. Board the luxurious RV La Marguerite for the beginning of your eight-day Mekong River cruise. After settling into your suite, enjoy lunch and an afternoon of leisurely cruising. This evening, indulge in a Welcome Dinner on board.
Stay: Seven Nights: RV La Marguerite
Daily meals included: lunch, dinner

Day Two: Cai Be, Vinh Long

Today, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be to visit its incredible floating markets. Then go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and picturesque port area. Afterwards you’ll drop in on a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Later, 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 market this afternoon.
Daily meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Three: Sa Dec, Xeo Quyt, Tan Chau

After breakfast, take a boat ride past floating markets en route to Sa Dec, the city where the French writer Marguerite Duras (For whom the RV La Marguerite owes her name to) met her Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Disembark here for a tour of Huynh Thuy Le’s former home. Travel to Xeo Quyt, a Viet Cong jungle stronghold during the anti-French and American wars. Following lunch back on board, your ship will cruise to the peaceful town of Tan Chau.
Daily meals include: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Four: Tan Chau, Border Crossing

This morning, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries for a glimpse of river life. Then, step back in time during a visit to a remote evergreen island and see authentic rural Mekong life as yet untouched by tourism. Visit a floating fish farm, then 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 border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia. Tonight, perhaps watch a documentary on Pol Pot.
Daily meals include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Five: Phnom Penh

On arrival in Phnom Penh today, a tour takes you to visit the magnificent Royal Palace, which is the official residence of the King of Cambodia. You’ll also see the opulent Silver Pagoda, located within the Royal Palace complex. This afternoon, 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). Dinner tonight is followed by a Khmer folk performance, and after, perhaps step out for an evening walk around the capital.
Daily meals include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Six: Chong Koh, Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Following breakfast, take a walk around the silk-weaving village of Chong Koh. Then, travel by coach to Oudong, the royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Tour the graceful city and visit a monastery where you’ll and receive a Buddhist blessing. Later, head to Kampong Tralach to visit Wat Kapong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then board an ox-cart - a popular form of transport in rural Cambodia - and enjoy the local countryside as you travel to the Tonle River. Here, you’ll rejoin your ship and continue cruising.
Daily meals include: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Seven: Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Sap

This morning, a guided small-boat excursion 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 tranquillity of the lake as you cruise past several floating fishing villages. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board.
Daily meals include: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day Eight. Siem Reap, Angkor

This morning, disembark after your onboard breakfast. Your adventure concludes as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Daily meals include: breakfast
*This itinerary is for cruises departing 25 August 2014. Cruise departing 18 August 2014 runs in reverse order
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