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Luxury

Luxury Mekong River Cruise

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Trip Code: VEMR08
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Rice Paper Making

Learn about rice paper making in Cai Be

Ox Cart Ride

Take an authentic oxcart ride in Kampong Tralach

Cao Dai Temple

Visit the holy Cao Dai Great Temple in the village of Long Hoa

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to seven destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 21 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMR08 2017/18

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Transfer to My Pho Port to embark on your luxury river ship. Settle in to your suite before an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner showcasing the diverse flavours from the region of Luke’s heritage.

Stay: Seven Nights: Cruise the Mekong River aboard RV AmaLotus

Daily :

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A local boat will take you to the river-land town of Cai Be today. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with crumbling colonial buildings and delightful flowering gardens. The morning then takes you onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. Lunch will be served back on board later as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This delightfully sleepy locale is where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple. Watch visitors and pilgrims come and go, and appreciate the beauty of the building.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. 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 left free for you to relax on board your luxurious river ship. This afternoon, perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia. Alternatively, sit back and watch daily life unfold on the riverbanks before enjoying dinner later this evening. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

Daily :

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

Today you may enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with 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). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk which takes is an exciting way to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.


Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s glorious river promenade as your ship nears the centre of the bustling capital. After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity for the day.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

With a free morning at hand in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the attractions. Your APT Cruise Director can provide inspiration should you need it. Later in the day, your ship will cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the home-workshops that manufacture handmade copper souvenirs. Watch the clever artisans at work and perhaps purchase a memento of your journey.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll step ashore at the port of Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call on a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your ship. Once aboard, enjoy a relaxing afternoon before dinner.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today brings you an authentic glimpse into the local way of life as you jump aboard a small boat and head into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river - a delight to watch. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam on the Tonle Sap. This evening, reflect on the days that have just gone by as you enjoy your last night on board your luxury river cruise. Meet your fellow travellers for a pre-dinner drink before celebrating the end of your cruise with a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship in Prek K’dam before transferring by coach to Siem Reap for your onward flight.

Daily :

  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Polished wood floors and outside balcony of the AmaLotus suite interior
All Balcony Suite Ship

Newly refurbished in 2016, every suite on board now features both an Outside Balcony and a Panoramic Balcony

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Two people squatting on the river bank wearing traditional hats looking at the river ship
Welcome aboard the RV AmaLotus

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

Virtual Tour
Culinary Wonder

Fine dining on your cruise to feature meals at local restaurants and more, you’ll relish flavours you never knew existed

Appreciated the effort of all staff and crew put in to look after us, speak to us, make us comfortable, and educate us. Keen to enjoy laughter and fun with us. Thankyou!