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La Marguerite Mekong Cruise from Phnom Penh to Saigon 5 Days


La Marguerite Mekong Cruise

Phnom Penh - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Cua Tieu - Saigon
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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. She offers an unparalleled cruise experience between Saigon and Siem Reap.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Phnom Penh

Level of Difficulty: 0
Embarkation at 11: 30 for port clearance, lunch at noon and check into cabin at 14: 00. At 14: 30, take motor coach/bus to visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng (S21) detention center. Excursion ends around 17: 30. Shopping is optional. Dinner is served from 19: 30 to 21: 00. After dinner, a special Cambodia performance awaits at the Saigon Lounge. The performance will starts at 21: 15 and ends at 22: 00.

What you will see: Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng (S21) detention center

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Tan Chau

Time of Excursion: 10: 30 to 12: 00
Length of Tour: 1 hour 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: 2
Summary of Excursion: At 7: 00, enjoy a hearty breakfast as the ship departs for border. En route, stop at Preak Dach Village, a jungle village to visit fruit orchards from 10: 30 to 12: 00. Continue towards the border as lunch buffet is being served from 12: 30 to 14: 00. Between 14: 00 and 17: 30, border formalities are being carried out. The border in Cambodia is Ka Orm Samnor and Vietnam is Song Tien. At 17: 45, depart for Tan Chau. Enjoy themed dinner from 19: 30 to 21: 00.

What you will see: Jungle village, fruit orchards

Day 3: Tan Chau - Sa Dec

Time of Excursion: 9: 00 to 12: 00
Length of Tour: 3 hours
Level of Difficulty: 1‐2
Summary of Excursion: Rise and dressed for a wonderful breakfast served from 7: 00 to 8: 30. At 9: 00, transfers to small boats visit a floating fish farm and navigates along the tiny tribunals where slit houses are haphazardly leaning on one another. Go ashore and make a city tours on Xe Loi. Stop and visit silk making factory, rattan mats and slippers making factory. At 11: 30, return to the boat and prepare for lunch. At 12: 30, cast off for Sadec. Lunch is served from 12: 30 to 14: 00. At 16: 00 to 16: 45, a cultural forum on Vietnam. Dinner at 18: 30 to 19: 30 followed by a culturally enriching ethnic dance performance. At 21: 00, arrive in Sadec and moored midstream overnight.

What you will see: Silk making, stilt houses on canals, floating fish farms, rattan mats and slippers making factory

Day 4: Sa Dec - Cua Tieu

Time of Excursion: 9: 00 to 12: 00, 14: 45 to 17: 15
Length of Tour: 5 hours 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: 2
Summary of Excursion: Breakfast served from 7: 00 to 8: 30. At 9: 00, follow guides to the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover, quaint little city. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le’s "The Lovers Museum", partake in the bantering of local markets along the paved river banks, pagoda and the Fujian Temple, build and donated to the city by Le’s family. You will pass by the homes of Marguerite Duras from across the riverbanks and also visit the school where Margeurite's mom taught. Back to the boat at 12: 00. Lunch served from 12: 30 to 14: 00. At 12: 15, depart for Cai Be and at 15: 30, the boat sails towards Cua Tieu. Explore the hidden treasures through the canals on riverboats and partake in afternoon bantering with floating markets vendors before going ashore to visit traditional candies making factory and rice paper mills. Return to the boat for briefing at around 16: 30 before adjourning to the restaurant for a grand farewell dinner and drinks from 19: 30 to 21: 00.
What you will see: Cai Be Floating market, rice paper village, coconut candies home factory, boat ride in the canals, ancient House, local market, the School, Pagoda, Fujian Temple

Day 5: Saigon

At 2: 00, the boat sails towards Saigon. Breakfast served from 7: 00 to 8: 30. Bid farewells to crew and disembark with guides. Arrive at Sofitel Plaza Saigon around 11: 00.


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  • 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


  • 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 


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