Adventures along the Mekong!

Discover the treasures of Asia on the journey of a lifetime, and explore the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia on a river cruise past the remote villages scattered along the banks of the Mekong River.

The area is untouched by mass tourism and inaccessible by most other means of transport so the experience allows visitors to experience the raw Vietnam and Cambodia.

Imagine a scene from National Geographic – that’s what visitors can expect to see from on board. Traverse the Mekong River between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and become immersed in the ebb and flow of daily life along the waterway’s banks.

Beginning in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this memorable journey takes vistors to Angkor Wat, known as the Jewel in the Crown of Asia. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and the name translated from Khmer (the official language of Cambodia) literally means City Temple.

There are 1,200 square meters of carved bas reliefs at Angkor Wat, representing eight different Hindu stories, and Angkor Wat itself is surrounded by a 200 metre wide moat that encompasses a perimeter of more than five kilometres.

There isn’t much anyone can say to prepare visitors for what they will see when visiting Angkor Wat. It’s magnificence and vastness is overwhelming and incredibly beautiful.

Watching the sun set over Angkor Wat is a spectacular opportunity that is sure to stay in the mind long after the trip is over.

After boarding the river cruise vessel, La Marguerite, travellers will explore the tiny tributaries of the Mekong that lead to hidden villages and places like Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia, where guests will have the rare opportunity to receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by monks.

They can enjoy taking in the colourful scenery along the Mekong as they witness the daily lives of the Cambodian and Vietnamese people and meet the locals in small villages along the river and gain an insight into their lives.

Shore excursions include the open-air silver and copperware workshops at Koh Chen.

At the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh  there are tours to visit the Royal Palace and to see the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace and admire the Emerald Buddha carved from baccarat crystal.

Then there is the fun of a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau, known as one of the largest silk-weaving centres of Vietnam, where visitors can enhance their experience by visiting the fascinating local artisan workshops to learn more about the history of the craft.

The final two nights are spent in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Here guests have free time to explore the city or perhaps take an exciting Jeep military tour or enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class.

As a final highlight of the tour indulge they can indulge in a Farewell Dinner at KOTO Kumho. While the onshore experiences are guaranteed to excite, the time on board the RV La Marguerite will also be truly special.

Travellers will be able to wake up every morning and perhaps head out to the Sun Deck to enjoy a tea or coffee. They will love the convenience of free on-board Wi-Fi, and you can take a break from it all with a massage in the ship’s spa.

All included sumptuous meals are another highlight of the Mekong River cruise, and travellers will enjoy a variety of local dishes and Western fare. Complimentary international wine is served with lunch and dinner.

Throughout the entire duration of the trip a dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff will be there every step of the way to ensure the holiday runs smoothly.

A skilled captain and crew will transport you to each destination with efficiency while on-board staff are always available to cheerfully assist with any queries.

As visitors step off their boat to begin their onshore expeditions, the expert tour director will provide them with the an insider’s knowledge of hidden gems and authentic encounters, alongside the unmissable highlights.

A Vietnam/Cambodia river cruise offers up an adventure of ever-changing vistas, enriching experiences and genuine opportunities to engage with local life.

For all enquiries on the fully-escorted Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise, which will depart on  26th August 2018, contact Trade Travel on 1800 034 439 or email groups@tradetravel.com.

  • Our "FAMIL" program is an excellent way for Group and Tour leaders to go and experience a destination first hand. You get to sample the airline, meet the accommodation and touring providers and sample the local cuisine. It is a WIN/WIN situation and a lot of fun!Mark O'Brien
    Trade Travel Director

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  • Our recent Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” trip with the Probus Club of Breakfast Point showed us how important it is to look at the country in greater depth. Travelling with the Probus group enabled us to delve beneath the surface and see real outback families and experience the outback in all its many and varied facets. We would recommend the Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” to all.Client of Trade Travel
    Longreach Tour

  • The girls in res are brilliant, when I need a quote or booking I go straight to them, knowing they’ll give us the best possible price and they know exactly what we need.”Val Henry
    Tour Coordinator for Donald Simpson Centre

  • Our "FAMIL" program is an excellent way for Group and Tour leaders to go and experience a destination first hand. You get to sample the airline, meet the accommodation and touring providers and sample the local cuisine. It is a WIN/WIN situation and a lot of fun!Mark O'Brien
    Trade Travel Director

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