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Luxury

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMR17
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Ha Long Bay cruise

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

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House

At Luke Nguyen's restaurant, Vietnam House, enjoy an authentic degustation dinner paired perfectly with matching wines

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four 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 42 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMR17 2018/19

Hanoi to Siem Reap

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

On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Later this evening, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and your local guide during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • 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

This evening, choose from one of six different but equally superb restaurants for dinner that have been carefully selected for you.


A guided tour of Hanoi will take you to the city’s most famous historical and cultural sites today. Then, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets this afternoon, gliding slowly over the azure waters. 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.


Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long and embark on your three-day cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Relax on board during dinner this evening.

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 during a leisurely morning spent cruising the bay. 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

You may journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at 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. On the second alternative, visit the impressive 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

This evening, head to Vietnam House for a tantalising and exclusive degustation dinner, complete with matching wines - a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.


Today choose from two Signature Experiences before enjoying a special Signature Experience during dinner.

Daily :
  • 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.


Choose from our range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today. This afternoon transfer to My Tho to embark your ship.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A local boat will take you to the beautiful 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 iconic 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.

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  • 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 as you cross the border into Cambodia and cruise towards Phnom Penh.

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

Perhaps 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 which is 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 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 river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Phnom Penh. 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll call in at a monastery where local monks will provide you with a Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to the interesting 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 luxury river ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board a small boat and head to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam, enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

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

In Siem Reap tonight, you can select from a number of local restaurants for dinner.


Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon.

Stay: Three Nights at Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


After your Signature Experience this morning, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Angkor Wat, 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a 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.


Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps step out to explore the city independently. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before a memorable Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Silhouettes of couples standing on ship deck as the sun sets
The elegant RV AmaLotus

Recline on the sun deck, pamper yourself at the spa or relax in your Balcony Suite as you cruise the Mekong in style

View Our Fleet
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

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible