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Siem Reap - Phnom Penh by RV La Marguerite 4 Days

High Water Level

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
 
Low Water Level

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
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. The dining experiences add sparks to a personalized river adventure while the carefully researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival.
 

The Concept

A holistic and creative cruise. Perfect for connoisseurs, family vacation, friendship bond building, RV La Marguerite also stimulates the mind and enriches your physical well being. Its unique concept sets it apart from the rest. This 8 days 7 nights cruise offers 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 personal experience, enriching lives passion and inspiration.
 

Interior Decor

The Interior Design by TTT Architects incorporate colonial French details and ornaments, local artifacts and Mekong styled furniture to replicate a true colonial feel set in premier and luxurious comforts.
 

Emergency & Food Safety

Smoke detectors are placed in all cabins and public places. 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.
 

Overview &Technical Data

Length: 71.6m
Main length: 65.6m
Width: 12.5m
Depth: 1.8m
Free Board: 1.5m
Air Draft: 9.65m
Engines: 2 x 700 h/p (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
Amenities: Onboard laundry, Bakery, Fully equipped galley and refrigeration storages, Air-conditioning in all inside areas, restaurant, bar, library, gym and spa
Safety: Smoke Detector in all cabin and Public places, Emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguisher, life jacket for all on board and life raft.
Water: Treatment plants for desalination, de-sedimentation and purification using UV and osmosis.
Sewage: Micro biotic treatment plants
 

Deck Plan

Mekong Deck (Lower Deck): 8 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226ft2) & Business Center.
Tonle Deck (Main Deck): 16 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226ft2) with fixed window and balcony, Mekong Restaurant measuring 196m2 (2110 ft2), Reception Area.
Saigon Deck (Upper Deck): 14 Staterooms each measuring 21m2 (226 ft2) with fixed window and balcony, Saigon Lounge & Panoramic Lounge measuring 230m2 (2476 ft2).
Sadec Deck (Sun Deck): 6 Sadec Suites each measuring 27m2 (284ft2), 2 Indochina Suites each measuring 42m2 (443ft2), Sundeck Bar & Whirlpool measuring 275m2 (2960ft2), Gift Shop, Treatment Spa, Gym.
 

Cabin

Stateroom: 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, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 21m2 (226ft2).
Sa Dec 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, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 27m2 (290ft2).
Indochina Suite: 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, hairdryer, in-house television, kimono and slippers. Each cabin measures 42m2 (452ft2).
 

Wine & Dine

Mekong Restaurant: Paired legendary European cuisine, traditional and Vietnamese-Cambodia fusion highlights Marguerite Duras' passion for exploring multi sensory dining. A culinary celebrations of aromatic taste and texture adds pleasure to the palate, senses, memory and emotions. All meals are served at this restaurant.
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.
Panoramic Lounge: 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 Bar & Pool: Head to the Sun Deck and enjoy the sun by the dipping pool where you'll find refreshing and invigorating concoctions and snacks that are created and served using the freshest ingredients. You can sip to your heart's content with relaxing views of the Mekong Delta.
 

Spa Treatments

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.

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