Essential Vietnam & Cambodia - La Marguerite - Jun 13 2014 - 13 Nights

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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

APT River Cruises - La Marguerite

13 nights - 13 June 2014

from £2695pp

What's Included?

  • Return scheduled flights from London
  • The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director throughout your holiday
  • Unique cultural experiences in 10 towns, villages and cities, all accompanied by expert local guides
  • Cruise the Mekong River aboard the luxurious RV La Marguerite
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping included
  • A seven-night Mekong River cruise
  • Total of four nights accommodation in Saigon and Siem Reap
  • Complimentary daily bottled water
  • Soft drink, local beer and spirits are included throughout cruise
  • International wines are served with lunch and dinner during your Mekong cruise
Date
Destination
Details
 
1 - Sat, 14/06/2014
Saigon

 
2 - Sun, 15/06/2014
Saigon

 
3 - Mon, 16/06/2014
Embark Ship

Fly from UK to yhe port where you will embark your ship.


 
4 - Tue, 17/06/2014
Cai Be
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Cái Bè is a charming river-land mixed town in Vietnam. It is a rural district of Ti?n Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Famous for its incredible floating markets, visitors can take a sampan ride as they marvel at the colourful scene of wholesalers moored on their larger vessels, displaying their wares on tall wooden poles, while buyers move amongst them on smaller crafts.

Cái Bè is a charming river-land mixed town in Vietnam. It is a rural district of Ti?n Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Famous for its incredible floating markets, visitors can take a sampan ride as they marvel at the colourful scene of wholesalers moored on their larger vessels, displaying their wares on tall wooden poles, while buyers move amongst them on smaller crafts.

The local economy of Cai Be is based on tourism and horticulture with a great many fruit orchards in the surrounding area. Visitors can also explore the lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta, see the emerald rice fields, wander amongst the vibrant tropical fruit gardens and walk across the ‘monkey bridges’ that link villages together.

 
5 - Wed, 18/06/2014
Sa Dec

Said to be the ‘little Venice of Asia’ Sa Dec has countless canals bustling with water borne craft of every size and description. The town’s market is a typical hive of Vietnamese bustle and enterprise.

Said to be the ‘little Venice of Asia’ Sa Dec has countless canals bustling with water borne craft of every size and description. The town’s market is a typical hive of Vietnamese bustle and enterprise.

 
6 - Thu, 19/06/2014
Tan Chau

 
7 - Fri, 20/06/2014
Phnom Penh
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Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh is a gateway to many of Cambodias highlights...the temples of Angkor near Siem Reap City in the west, the beaches of Sihanoukville and coastal towns on along the southern coast (Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong,) the minority peoples, jungles and wildlife of the northeast provinces and a wide-open, unspoiled countryside of rice fields, little villages and lost temples.

Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh is a gateway to many of Cambodias highlights...the temples of Angkor near Siem Reap City in the west, the beaches of Sihanoukville and coastal towns on along the southern coast (Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong,) the minority peoples, jungles and wildlife of the northeast provinces and a wide-open, unspoiled countryside of rice fields, little villages and lost temples. A mixture of Cambodian hospitality, Asian exotica and Indochinese charm await the visitor to Phnom Penh. Situated at the confluence of three great rivers - known as the 'Chaktomuk' (four faces) or 'Quatre Bras' (four arms) of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers - Phnom Penh is a city of more than 2 million people and the capital of Cambodia.

Once the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution. But that’s history, and Phnom Penh has risen from the ashes to take its place among the cool capitals of the region. Delve into the ancient past at the National Museum or struggle to make sense of the recent trauma at Tuol Sleng Museum. Browse the city’s markets for a bargain or linger in the beautiful boutiques that are putting Phnom Penh on the style map. Street-surf through the local stalls for a snack or enjoy the refined surrounds of a designer restaurant. Whatever your flavour, no matter your taste, it’s all here in Phnom Penh.

 
8 - Sat, 21/06/2014
Chong Koh

Chong Koh is a Khmer river community which is famous for its weaving production. The village has an ornate Buddhist temple and a monastery with a few young monks.

Chong Koh is a Khmer river community which is famous for its weaving production. The village has an ornate Buddhist temple and a monastery with a few young monks.

 
9 - Sun, 22/06/2014
Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Channang is the main centre for fishing and trading in the vast wetlands that surround the great Tonle Sap lake. Kampong Channang was an important French provincial city with many fine French villas and public buildings. The river port is one of the busiest on the river Mekong with many vessels rafted up to make a complex river city. Take a stroll up the river banks and see the amazing stilted houses.

Kampong Channang is the main centre for fishing and trading in the vast wetlands that surround the great Tonle Sap lake. Kampong Channang was an important French provincial city with many fine French villas and public buildings. The river port is one of the busiest on the river Mekong with many vessels rafted up to make a complex river city. Take a stroll up the river banks and see the amazing stilted houses.

 
10 - Mon, 23/06/2014
Siem Reap
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The capital city of the Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. It is nestled amongst tice paddies and stretches along the banks of the Mekong.

The capital city of the Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. It is nestled amongst tice paddies and stretches along the banks of the Mekong.

Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal. Unlike many other world class monuments, the ruins of Angkor are as yet unspoiled by over-development.

At its heart, Siem Reap is still a little charmer, with old French shop-houses, shady tree-lined boulevards and a slow-flowing river. But it is expanding at breakneck speed with new houses and apartments, hotels and resorts sprouting like mushrooms in the surrounding countryside. The tourist tide has arrived and locals are riding the wave. Not only is this great news for the long-suffering Khmers, but it has transformed the town into a pulsating place for visitors.

Angkor is a place to be savoured, not rushed.

 
11 - Tue, 24/06/2014
Angkor Wat
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The Hindu temple ruin of Angkor Wat is the largest single religious building in the world, and is perhaps the most impressive and certainly the most famous of the Angkor ruins. This really is the highlight of any Mekong river cruise.

The Hindu temple ruin of Angkor Wat is the largest single religious building in the world, and is perhaps the most impressive and certainly the most famous of the Angkor ruins. This really is the highlight of any Mekong river cruise.

The larger lost city of Angkor, including Angkor War, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is also very much the symbol of modern Cambodia, and adorns the Cambodian flag.

Angkor Wat is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cambodia, a world-famous collection of ruins sitting in the jungle amid yet more remnants from the lost capital of a bygone empire.

A wide moat surrounds the temple; beyond the moat is a wall almost 15 feet tall, 3,360 feet long and 2,630 feet wide. The temple compound enclosed by that wall covers just over 200 acres. The main tower of the temple rises 213 feet high.

 
12 - Wed, 25/06/2014
Siem Reap
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The capital city of the Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. It is nestled amongst tice paddies and stretches along the banks of the Mekong.

The capital city of the Siem Reap Province, Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old temple ruins of the Khmer Empire. It is nestled amongst tice paddies and stretches along the banks of the Mekong.

Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srey and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal. Unlike many other world class monuments, the ruins of Angkor are as yet unspoiled by over-development.

At its heart, Siem Reap is still a little charmer, with old French shop-houses, shady tree-lined boulevards and a slow-flowing river. But it is expanding at breakneck speed with new houses and apartments, hotels and resorts sprouting like mushrooms in the surrounding countryside. The tourist tide has arrived and locals are riding the wave. Not only is this great news for the long-suffering Khmers, but it has transformed the town into a pulsating place for visitors.

Angkor is a place to be savoured, not rushed.

 
13 - Thu, 26/06/2014
Arrive UK

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