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Luxury

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

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Trip Code: VEM21
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Imperial City

Visit Hue’s Imperial Citadel, an impressive walled fortress and palace

Ha Long Bay cruise

Absorb the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on a three day cruise

Raise a Glass to Angkor Wat

Drink in hand, you'll watch the golden glow of a sun rise over the temples of Angkor Wat

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 51 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEM21 2018/19

Ho Chi Minh Return

Reverse Trip

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

Today you’ll arrive in bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel then enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. Ho Chi Minh City pulses with a vibrant energy that is intoxicating for visitors. Get swept up in the hustle and bustle as you discover its gorgeous French colonial architecture and wide leafy boulevards. Perhaps explore the warren of back alleys, lined with food stalls and vendors offering an array of tantalising local dishes. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.

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

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Perhaps journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross, a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, you’ll be treated to a tantalising Luke Nguyen-crafted menu for a degustation dinner with an Australian accent and matching wines at Vietnam House.


After breakfast this morning, you are able to choose from two Signature Experiences. Later tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience degustation dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. Or jump on the back of a motorbike for an exciting city tour. Alternatively, tour the Ky Long Art Villa where you’ll learn about Vietnamese lacquer art and see artist workshops. You may like to try out your culinary skills with a fun cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio or delight in an exciting shopping tour.


Spend your final morning in Ho Chi Minh City enjoying your selected sightseeing activity. After, board your included flight to Da Nang and, on arrival take a scenic coach ride to the city of Hoi An on the country’s east coast. Arrive at your five-star hotel situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River, where you will enjoy three relaxing nights amid Art Nouveau-inspired surrounds.

Stay: Three Nights at Hotel Royal Hoi An

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps take a walking tour of Hoi An; enjoy an eco-tour of the surrounding countryside; learn how to make traditional lanterns with a local craftsman; enjoy a bicycle tour of the countryside; head to the city’s finest tailors to be fitted for a complimentary shirt or blouse; or enjoy a spa treatment.


It’s time to explore this delightful seaside town as you set out on your selected sightseeing activity. Afterwards, a free afternoon gives you the chance to explore more of Hoi An. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, venture into the city’s colourful market to learn about local ingredients that you’ll use during an exclusive cooking class with the Red Bridge Cooking School. You’ll take a leisurely boat cruise along the Hoi An River to the school and explore the herb garden before learning how to prepare Vietnamese dishes. Sample the results of your efforts at lunch.


You can experience the true personality of a city at its markets, and Hoi An is no exception. Celebrate Hoi An with a special culinary Signature Experience today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel past the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang. Cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the country’s most scenic hillside roads, on your way to Hue. Enjoy lunch in a garden restaurant before visiting Hue’s Imperial Citadel and the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, the historic Thien Mu Pagoda. For dinner, enjoy an Emperor Feast unique to this region featuring royal Vietnamese cuisine.

Stay: Hue, La Résidence Hotel & Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight from Hue to Hanoi. This afternoon, a tour of Hanoi will take you to the city’s most famous historical and cultural sites. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You’ll also take in the sights during a cyclo ride.

Stay: Two Nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang, world-famous for its pottery. Or, relax and enjoy a foot massage back at your hotel. Embark on a walking tour to observe Hanoi’s French colonial architecture, and explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House, or take in a water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of an artist or a leisurely bicycle ride past Hanoi’s lush rice paddy fields.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

How your evening evolves is also up to you; choose from six different but equally superb restaurants for dinner.


Spend today with a range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining options.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel by coach to Ha Long and embark on your luxurious three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


Enjoy lunch on board as you traverse through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay and later, tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave with its thousands of beautiful stalactites. Relax during dinner, and perhaps listen to some live onboard music at Le Piano Bar.

Stay: Two Nights at Ha Long Bay, aboard Paradise Elegance

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck this morning. After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Ti Top Island and Tung Sau Pearl Farm, a region dedicated to growing the precious gem. Enjoy a traditional lunch on board before visiting Cua Van Floating Village by bamboo boat or kayak. Upon retiring to Paradise Elegance for the evening, relax and enjoy dinner.

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  • Breakfast
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This morning, cruise beside Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves, and the Fighting Cock Islet. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

Stay: Three Nights at Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

This afternoon, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Options include an unforgettable Buddhist blessing, a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, an Apsara dance class, a quad bike adventure, a leisurely horse and cart ride, a bicycle tour across the countryside, a Khmer cooking class, a shopping trip, or a relaxing spa treatment.


Head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the last and most enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon. This evening, take in an Apsara performance before you enjoy dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early this morning and travel back to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

During a Freedom of Choice dining evening, you may choose from a number of restaurants at which to enjoy dinner.


After your early morning Signature Experience at Angkor Wat, embark on a guided tour of the temple and admire the ancient structures in the soft morning light, before breakfast back at your hotel. This afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, with its stunning ruins, then visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged local children.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to Prek K’dam to board your ship for your eight-day luxury Mekong River cruise. Tonight, dine on an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to a small boat to explore the lush wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, watching for birdlife and traditional fishing traps near the riverbank. Meet back at your ship and continue sailing to the small village of Koh Chen. Disembark and take a walk to visit the silverware and copperware workshops.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a coach to Oudong, once a royal capital of Cambodia, where you’ll call on a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with monks. In Kampong Tralach later, ride an ox cart through the countryside, passing rice fields and smiling locals on the way back to your ship. Later, arrive in Phnom Penh.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Step ashore in Phnom Penh this morning and perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Alternatively, take a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Your other options are a visit to the Cambodian National Museum or an exciting guided city tour through the busy streets on a tuk tuk.


Enjoy your Freedom of Choice activity today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax on board as you cruise towards the Vietnamese border. You might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration while border crossing formalities are carried out.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. You’ll cruise past a floating fishing farm, then disembark for a rickshaw tour. Later, visit an evergreen island and see authentic rural Mekong life.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In the quaint town of Sa Dec, enjoy a small-boat ride past floating markets, then disembark to visit a Cao Dai temple. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, ‘The Lover’. Then continue on to Cai Be. Step ashore to see its French Gothic cathedral, then explore its port area and delight in its colonial buildings and flower gardens. You’ll also visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark the ship at My Tho and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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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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Paradise Elegance Cruise

For two nights board Paradise Elegance and explore the tiny islands and limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay

Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Stay in iconic hotels like the Park Hyatt Saigon and Sofitel Hanoi, chosen for world-class service and stylish décor

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