Learn about rice paper making in Cai Be
Enjoy a tour of Hanoi’s historic sights on a cyclo ride
Partake in an authentic Buddhist blessing at the Monastery of Oudong
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Be met and transferred to your hotel before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiDaily :
Select from a range of sightseeing activities today in Hanoi.
This evening, choose to dine at a choice of delicious restaurants.
Take in Hanoi’s city sights during a morning cyclo ride.Daily :
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 through stunning scenery on Ha Long Bay. Later, 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 ParadiseDaily :
Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck during a leisurely morning on the water. After lunch, sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay for an afternoon spent swimming or kayaking, then visit Thien Canh Son Cave.Daily :
Take a kayak or bamboo boat out to explore Vung Vieng fishing village before your ship returns to shore. Disembark and travel to Hanoi for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director during a Welcome Dinner at your hotel with your fellow travellers.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt SaigonDaily :
On the first Signature Experience, 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 Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war.
Head to Xu Restaurant for an exclusive degustation dinner, complete with matching wines, all inspired by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.
Your first full day in Ho Chi Minh City offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you’ll learn about Vietnam’s recent past.Daily :
Perhaps enjoy a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral 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. 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.
Transfer to My Tho Port to embark 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 APT’s RV AmaLotusDaily :
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. Visit a rice paper manufacturer and see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. Then, cruise to Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple.Daily :
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau where you’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride. Later, visit an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is left free for you to relax on board. 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. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.Daily :
Today you may enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. 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). Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.
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 :
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.Daily :
Today you’ll step ashore at the port of Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong. 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.Daily :
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. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam on the Tonle Sap. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.Daily :
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 AngkorDaily :
Rise early this morning 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 Angkor Wat, 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 :
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.Daily :
Enjoy breakfast and a free morning in Siem Reap before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Embark on an exquisite journey over stunning emerald waters and between towering karsts
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.