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Luxury

Best of China, Vietnam and Cambodia

Beijing to Siem Reap
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: CHYVR29
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Trip Highlights

Ox Cart Ride

Take an authentic ox cart ride in Kampong Tralach

See The Protected Giant Pandas

Head to Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the pandas

Wu Gorge

Take a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through the stunning scenery of Wu Gorge

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Four-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus

Map & Itinerary

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Beijing to Siem Reap

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Transfer to your hotel before a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Three Nights: Raffles Beijing Hotel

Your day begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square. Enlarged to four times its original size in the 1950s, Tiananmen is the world’s largest city square. After the tour, head to the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Located within the Imperial City of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to 24 Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1924. Entrance to the city was once at the sole discretion of the emperor, but today visitors are able to access this preserved site. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the Great Wall of China, be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Later, enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared just for APT guests.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tonight, you may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, watch an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre or explore the Silk Alley market.


Today, set out for the Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. After a delicious lunch, travel back to Beijing and enjoy afternoon tea at your hotel. Following dinner at leisure, the choice is yours for the evenings activity.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the Summer Palace gardens then board a traditionally styled boat for a private cruise along the shores of the palace. Admire the scenery of gardens, parklands and palaces then return to your hotel for afternoon tea.


Set your sights on the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, rebuilt by Emperor Guangxu for Empress Dowager Cixi following the destruction of the Old Summer Palace by French and British troops in 1860. Here you’ll find a variety of palaces, gardens and pavilions, as well as Longevity Hill and manmade Kunming Lake. This evening, board your flight to Yichang. On arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in for your Yangtze River cruise.

Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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Cruise along the Yangtze River through the spectacular Three Gorges region. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, built around 770BC - 476BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour of the world’s largest engineering project. After the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

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Arrive at Badong this morning and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). As you cruise on this longboat, poled by a local Tujia boatman, you’re able to absorb the serenity of the river and take in the rich surrounding forest and towering rock formations. After lunch back on board, continue to Wu Gorge. Noted for its sheer peaks and towering cliff faces, the gorge is surrounded by the Wu Mountains and is the second of the Three Gorges system. Later, your ship will graciously glide between the majestic Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. As you cruise past the south bank, look out for the ancient inscriptions that are engraved into the white chalk cliff faces. This evening, you can indulge in a delicious dinner with your fellow guests and APT Tour Director.

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Perhaps rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to the day. Later, disembark for a tour of Fengdu, a graceful little ‘Ghost City’ that lies in the foothills of the mountains by the river. Alternatively, you may choose to take a ‘Relocation Tour’, which will give you an insight into the impact of the Three Gorges Dam project on local farming communities. Back on board, choose from a range of activities. Perhaps attend a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, learn how to play Mahjong or a few words of Mandarin, or participate in a dumpling making session. In the evening, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening in Xi’an, choose from Thai, Cantonese or Western cuisine to dine on.


Disembark your ship for the final time in Chongqing and head to the Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the endangered Giant Pandas. This beautiful creature is fast replacing the dragon as China’s emblem and has been kept in zoos for over two thousand years. Later, visit a local restaurant for a hotpot lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Nights: Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on dumplings for dinner. Or, tour the Muslim Quarter, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.


Discover the attractions of Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China. Visit the ancient city walls and a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still made today. Then spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits where over 8,000 terracotta soldiers are arranged in vast columns.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant; head to the Langham Xintiandi Hotel’s signature restaurant, Ming Court; or enjoy an exotic fusion menu at Zen Restaurant.


Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed Shanghai Maglev Train and watch the kilometres race towards an exhilarating 300.

Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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This morning, be joined by a local guide for an orientation tour through downtown Shanghai. Stop at the Oriental Pearl Tower and take an elevator to the viewing deck, then visit a silk factory. This evening, after dinner at leisure, enjoy premium seating at a thrilling acrobatic show.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE ™ - Sightseeing

Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. Learn how to make Shanghai dumplings. Or take an excursion to Jinxi.


This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room in The Fairmont Peace Hotel as you reflect on your journey.

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Enjoy free time in Shanghai to explore. Tonight, board an evening flight to Hanoi. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose from a number of restaurants for dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose from a range of sightseeing activities. Perhaps tour Bat Trang or enjoy a foot massage. Embark on a walking tour of Hanoi or enjoy a water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of a local artist, or a bicycle tour.


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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to Ha Long and board a luxurious ship for your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


Enjoy lunch as you set off cruising, then drop anchor at Ban Chan Beach where you can go for a swim or participate in water activities.

Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, The Elegance Paradise

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Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck during a relaxed morning. After lunch, sail to Bai Tu Long Bay for an afternoon of swimming or kayaking, then visit Thien Canh Son Cave.

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Disembark your ship and travel to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Perhaps journey to Ba Ria to learn about the Battle of Long Tan and attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Back in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant


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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a walking tour; tour the Ky Long Art Villa; take part in a cooking class; tour the city from the back of a motorbike; or join a shopping trip.


Later today, embark your ship and enjoy a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights: Cruise the Mekong River aboard APT’s RV AmaLotus

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In Cai Be, visit a rice paper manufacturer, then cruise towards Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit a Cao Dai temple.

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Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is then spent on board your river ship while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Disembark in Phnom Penh and embark on your chosen activity. Tour the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda; join a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields; visit the National Museum of Cambodia; or embark on a city tour in a tuk tuk.


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Today, cruise to the village of Koh Chen. On arrival, visit a selection of home workshops that manufacture handmade souvenirs.

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Travel to Oudong and visit a monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Later, enjoy an ox cart ride through the countryside.

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Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner aboard your ship.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight in Siem Reap, choose where to enjoy dinner from seven unique and delicious restaurants.


Disembark your ship in Prek K’dam before transferring to your Siem Reap hotel. After settling in, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the last and most enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, where you’ll see the 12th-century temple, Bayon.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a glass of champagne as you enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.


After sunrise, enjoy a guided tour of this impressive temple, the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its bewildering intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. A free evening then gives you the chance to dine wherever you wish.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today, embark on your selected sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy an exciting tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts; participate in a fun Apsara dance class; take off on a thrilling quad bike adventure; enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour across the Cambodian countryside; take a horse and cart ride; partake in a traditional Khmer cooking class; go on a shopping adventure; or perhaps indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.


With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps step out to explore the city independently. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance as part of your Farewell Dinner.

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Transfer to the airport this morning.

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Travel & Accommodation

Deluxe Cabin.
Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Head into the mountains, forests and waterways of the rural Three Gorges region on a luxurious Yangtze River Cruise

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Ha Long Bay Cruise

Embark on an exquisite journey over stunning emerald waters and between towering karsts

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Welcome aboard the RV AmaLotus

Experience Vietnam and Cambodia in all-inclusive luxury on a seven-night Mekong River cruise

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