La Marguerite Cruise Tour from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh 4 Days

Tour Highlights

Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang - Phnom Penh - Chong Koh - Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey

Tour code: VBT-MCT69
La Marguerite, a 46 room French colonial style vessel that recalls the elegance of the Art Nouveau period in Paris, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta..
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Itinerary
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Day 1: Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang

Level of Difficulty: 0
Summary of Excursion: Register between 12:00 to 13:00 at Le Meridien Angkor. At 13:00, transfer by motor coach or bus to the local jetty and embark RV La Marguerite at 13:30. Iced mineral water and cold towels will be served. At 13:30, enjoy a light lunch as captain moors towards Kampong Chhnang. Along the way, enjoy a scenic view of the wild lives while passing through the sleepy yet inspirational river villages. Cabins are ready at around 15:00 for checking in. Join the hotel manager and purser at Saigon Bar for briefing. Dinner will be served at 19:30, just while the boat arrives into Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. Anchor at Tonle Sap Lake for the night.
What you will see: Wild lives, river villages

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Phnom Penh

Time of Excursion: 9:30 to 11:30
Length of Tour: 2 hours 00 minutes
Level of Difficulty: 1
Summary of Excursion: At 5:00, the boat will sail towards Kampong Chhnang. Breakfast will be served at the Mekong restaurant from 7:00. At 9:30, arrive at Kampong Chhnang. Transfer to Kampong Chhnang onboard local boats. Enjoy a quintessential river excursion through the floating houses to get a glimpse of the local lifestyles in the Tonle Sap River. The boats will moor safely along the banks, go ashore and enjoy a leisurely walk through the city and perhaps find a good bargain at the market. At 11:30, go back to the boat and cast off towards Kampong Cham. Lunch is served between 13:00 to 14:00. At 17:30, arrive at Phnom Penh and continue towards Kampong Cham. Join guide from 15:30 to 16:15 for a cultural briefing at the Saigon Lounge. Enjoy a wonderful paired gourmet dinner from 19:30 to 21:00. Arrive Kampong Cham at 2:00.
What you will see: Khmer civilizations, weaving villages
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Day 1: Siem Reap - Kampong Chhnang

Level of Difficulty: 0
Registration opens at 11:00 to 12:00 at Le Meridien Angkor. At 12:15, Transfer by motor coach or bus to Prek Kdam. Arriving Prek Kdam around 17:00. Lunch box will be served en‐route. Embark the wonderful La Marguerite at 18:30 and check into your cabins. Iced mineral water and cold towels will be served from 18:30 to 17:30. Dinner will be served at 19:30. Enjoy the first gourmet dinner onboard with fellow travelers. Anchor at Kampong Sat for the night.
What you will see: Wild lives, rural villages

Day 2: Kampong Chhnang - Chong Koh

Time of Excursion: 8:30 to 10:15, 16:30 to 17:30
Length of Tour: 2 hours 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: 1
Summary of Excursion: At 7:00, the boat will sail towards Kampong Chhnang. Breakfast will be served at the Mekong restaurant from 7:00 to 8:45. At 8:30, arrive at Kampong Chhnang. Transfer to Kampong Chhnang onboard local boats. Enjoy a quintessential river excursion through the floating houses to get a glimpse of the local lifestyles in the Tonle Sap River. The boats will moor safely along the banks, go ashore and enjoy a leisurely walk through the city and perhaps find a good bargain at the market. At 10:15, return to boat and cast off towards Kampong Cham. Lunch is served between 12:30 to 14:00. At 15:30, arrive at Phnom Penh and continue towards Kampong Cham. Cultural briefing on Cambodia from 15:30 to 16:15 at Saigon Lounge. At 16:30, arrive at Chong Koh. Go ashore and visit traditional silk weaving factory and simply stroll around this charming village. At 17:45, return to boat. Thereafter, enjoy a wonderful paired gourmet a la Carte dinner from 19:30 to 21:00.
What you will see: Khmer civilizations, weaving villages

Day 3: Kampong Cham - Wat Hanchey

Time of Excursion: 9:15 to 11:30, 14:30 to 18:00
Length of Tour: 5 hours 45 minutes
Level of Difficulty: 2 - 3
Summary of Excursion: RV La Marguerite will sails towards Wat Hanchey at 6:00. Breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30. At 9:15, explore Wat Hanchey, a hilltop pagoda overlooking the Mekong. At 11:45, return to the boat. At 12:00, the boat cast off for Kampong Cham. Enjoy lunch from 12:30 to 14:00. At 14:00, arrive at Kampong Cham. Go ashore from 14:30 to 18:00. The upland regions near Kampong Cham are rich in timbers, including Ceylon ironwood, rosewood, bean trees, teak, and rubber trees. We will visit 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and Eco village. At 18:15, we depart for Phnom Penh. Briefing will be conducted from 18:30. From 19:30 to 21:00, themed dinner will be served.
What you will see: Wat Hanchey, 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor, Eco village

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Level of Difficulty: 0
Dock midstream near to Phnom Penh Port around 0:30. At 6:30, the boat will continue to sail towards Phnom Penh Port. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 8:30. Disembark after immigration procedures completed onboard. Disembarkation time is expected to be around 10:30 and disembarkation point is Phnom Penh Jetty (Near to the Post Office).
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Trip Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation and English-speaking tour guides’ services
  • Taxes, fuel, pilot, port dues, passenger levies, full board during the itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including local beers, local brand spirits and local wines served during meals; coffee, selection of teas, selection of herbal infusions, local mineral water, local canned soft drinks served free through the day.
  • Transfers between the ship and the to meeting points at the start and end of the voyage.

Trip Excluded

  • International flights
  • All visa costs
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium beer, premium spirits and liqueurs, imported mineral waters, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Gratuities, laundry, shop purchases and other personal expenses.
Cruise Information

The concept

A holistic and creative cruise is perfect for connoisseurs, family vacation, friendship bond building, RV La Marguerite also stimulates the mind and enriches your physical well being. RV La Marguerite's unique concept sets it apart from the rest. This 8 days - 7 nights cruise offers you a distinctive way of experiencing the Mekong through the passion of Marguerite Duras. The guided tours to historic and cultural sites, local attractions, museums and galleries are developed to enrich your personal experience, making you alive with passion and inspiration.

Cruise Features:

Length: 71.6m
Main length: 65.6m
Width: 12.5 m
Depth: 1.8 m
Free Board: 1.5 m
Air Draft: 9.65 m
Engines: 2 x 700 h/div (Yanmar)
Generator: 2 x 320 Kva Cat (USA)
Crew: 38 (International)
Passenger cabins: 46
Passenger berths: 92
Registry: VIRES S1
Home port: Saigon
Build in Vietnam: July 2009
Ship Design: Colonial
Interior Design: Boutique

Accommodation & Interiors

The contemporary interiors incorporate colonial French details and ornaments, local artifacts and Mekong styled furniture to replicate a true colonial feel set in premier and luxurious comforts.

Deck Plan:

Mekong Deck (Lower Deck): 8 Staterooms each measuring 19.7m2 (212 sq. ft) with fixed window, no balcony Business Center
Tonle Deck (Main deck): 16 Staterooms each measuring 19.7m2 (212 sq. ft) with fixed window and balcony Mekong Restaurant measuring 196m2 Gift Shop at Reception Area
Saigon Deck (Upper deck): 14 Staterooms each measuring 19.7m2 (212 sq. ft) with fixed window and balcony Saigon Lounge, Panoramic Lounge measuring 230m2.
Sadeck Deck (Sun deck): 6 Sadec Suites each measuring 26.4m2 2 Indochina Suites each measuring 41.2m2 Sundeck Bar & Whirlpool measuring 275m2

Cabins:

State Room: Twin beds form into double bed placings. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, bathroom & shower, hot & cold water, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 19.7m2.
Sadec Suite: King size bed, long sofa, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, bathroom & shower, hot & cold water, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 26.4m2.
Indocina Suites: King size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower and private balcony. The cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, writing desk, sofa, mini-bar, safe box, in-house telephone, bathroom & shower, hot & cold water, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 41.2m2.

Fine Dining

Mekong Restaurant: With attention-grabbing and legendary dishes stealing the limelight, it's easy to forget that the restaurant is a fine-dining establishment that also offers international cuisine from French, traditional and Vietnamese-Cambodia fusion where service is of the utmost importance. The restaurant is also a showcase for Marguerite Duras' passion for exploring multi sensory dining, and the effects of smell, taste and texture and sound on the palate, senses, memory and emotions. A gourmet wine list to pair with your culinary journey.
Saigon Lounge: Indulge in a splendid afternoons and evenings with a variety of soothing and relaxing chill out music. The Saigon Lounge gently sets the mood for sophisticated tastes and discerning palates.
The Panoramic Lounge is set right in front of the vessel and one could see the panoramic views of the Mekong River thus allowing the travelers to revel in the beauty of the countryside. The Panoramic Lounge allows one to quieten the mind, and opens all the five senses necessary for the reviving the passion for everyday living.
Sun deck & Pool: pool where you'll find refreshing and invigorating concoctions and snacks that are created and served using the freshest ingredients that are made from scratch daily. You can sip to your heart's content with relaxing views of the Mekong Delta.
Spa Service: The spa onboard RV La Marguerite is a sanctuary - a refuge from the hurried pace of modern life with its pristine and exquisitely colonial and Zen vibe, an ideal environment in which to explore the remarkable restorative powers of quiet repose, personal attention and total indulgence on the mind, on the body, and on the soul.
Emergancy & Safety: Smoke detectors are placed in all cabins and public places through RV La Marguerite. Emergency lighting and generator, fire hydrants and fire hoses, fire extinguishers and life jackets are carefully selected for your comfort and safety.
RV La Marguerite follows strict control of food handling related to the receipt, storage, processing, display, packaging & transportation are strictly adhered to for your total enjoyment and safety.
All crew members of the RV La Marguerite are trained in both emergency and non-emergency First Aid.
Pre & Post Excursions at every port of call: The sound of traditional Vietnamese music, the scent of the morning markets, the sight of traditional French colonial buildings in Hanoi, the amazing workmanship of the tailors in Hoi An and the thrill of the find at UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay simply makes Vietnam one of the world’s most attractive destination. Call us and let us design special creative and inspirational cultural tours for your pre or post river cruise.
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