Explore Sapa and its colourful markets on a walking tour
Visit Hue’s Imperial Citadel, an impressive walled fortress and palace
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
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
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 an informal gathering.
Stay: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Travel by coach to the ancient village of Duong Lam. Recognised as a national relic, it has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back 400 years. On arrival, visit one of the oldest houses in the village, the home of the Huyen family who have lived here for generations. Then explore this quiet village and the tranquil countryside on foot or by bicycle. Visit Phung Hung Temple and Mia Pagoda before lunch at the house of a local family. Back in Hanoi, take an overnight rail journey to Lao Cai.
Stay: Victoria Express Train (superior cabin)Daily :
On arrival in Lao Cai this morning, disembark your train and transfer to Sapa, a quiet and visually stunning mountain town located in north-western Vietnam. After settling in to your resort, set off on a soft trekking tour to nearby Ta Phin, a picturesque village that’s home to the Kinh, Black Hmong and Red Dao people. This expedition offers great insight into the daily life of these ethnic hill tribes. Afterwards, return to Sapa for dinner.
Stay: Sapa, Victoria Sapa Resort and SpaDaily :
This morning, a guided walking tour of Sapa and its famous colourful markets reveals the beauty of the region. A magical combination of breathtaking landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air, the alpine village of Sapa has been a gathering spot for hundreds of years. Here, local hill tribes buy and sell household products, embroidery and handicrafts
After lunch and some leisure time, transfer by coach back to Hanoi.
Stay: Three Nights: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiDaily :
With a free day on the cards, perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy a restful morning before stepping out to explore the city at your own pace. You might even like to try the local drink of choice - a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee served with sweet condensed milk. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director at a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.Daily :
This evening, choose from one of six different but equally superb restaurants for dinner that have been carefully selected for you.
After a morning tour, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity.
Enjoy a guided tour of Hanoi, which will take you to the city’s most famous historical and cultural sites.Daily :
Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long and embark on your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
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 your way towards the south region of Ha Long Bay, keeping your camera handy as you pass Fighting Cocks and Titov islands. Later, your ship will drop anchor at Ban Chan Beach so you can go for a swim or participate in water activities. Relax on board during dinner tonight.
Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, The Elegance ParadiseDaily :
Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck during a leisurely morning spent cruising the bay. After lunch, your ship will sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay, an undeveloped region less frequented by tourists. Spend the afternoon swimming or kayaking before a guided visit to Thien Canh Son Cave. Tonight, perhaps try your hand at squid fishing with the crew.Daily :
This morning, take a kayak or bamboo boat out to visit Vung Vieng fishing village before your ship returns to shore. Disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, take a scenic coach ride to the historic city of Hoi An. Arrive at your five-star hotel situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Here you will enjoy three relaxing nights amid Art Nouveau-inspired surrounds.
Stay: Three Nights: Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi AnDaily :
This morning, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps take a walking tour of Hoi An, enjoy an eco-tour of the surrounding countryside, learn how to make lanterns with a local craftsman, or join a bicycle tour of the countryside. Alternatively, head to the city’s finest tailors to be fitted for a complimentary shirt or blouse, take a wet rice planting tour; or enjoy some rest and relaxation during an indulgent spa treatment.
With the afternoon then at your leisure, perhaps explore more of bustling Hoi An. Tonight, enjoy a tantalising dinner at one of the city’s restaurants.Daily :
You can experience the true personality of a city at its markets and Hoi An is no exception. Today, you’ll venture into the colourful market to meet vendors and learn about the local ingredients you’ll use later during an exclusive cooking class with the Red Bridge Cooking School.
Take a boat cruise along the Hoi An River to the school and explore the herb garden before learning how to prepare Vietnamese dishes. Then, sample the results of your efforts for lunch.Daily :
Your journey continues towards Hue as you travel past the towering Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang. Visit the beautiful Lang Co Beach then cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the country’s most scenic and stunning hillside roads, as you continue on your way. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch in a lush garden before visiting Hue’s impressive Imperial Citadel and the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, the historic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Tonight, be treated to an indulgent Emperor Feast, featuring sumptuous royal-inspired Vietnamese cuisine unique to this region.
Stay: Hue, La Résidence Hotel and SpaDaily :
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in to your luxurious hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt SaigonDaily :
On the first option, 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. This evening, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant.
Today choose from two unique Signature Experiences before enjoying a Luke Nguyen-inspired dinner.Daily :
Select one of our Freedom of Choice activities today. Enjoy a cooking class; explore the city by foot or on a motorbike; visit an artist’s home; or embark on an shopping tour.
After your chosen sightseeing activity, transfer to My Tho Port to embark your ship. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner with your fellow guests.
Stay: Seven Nights: Cruise the Mekong River aboard APT’s RV AmaLotusDaily :
Step ashore in Cai Be to visit the French Gothic cathedral and a local rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy lunch back on board as you cruise towards Sa Dec. Here, enjoy a boat ride, then visit a Cao Dai temple.Daily :
Take a small boat along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour through the village. Visit an evergreen island, then perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration while border formalities are carried out.Daily :
Enjoy a guided tour of the 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 or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.
Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After disembarking, join your chosen activity.Daily :
This morning in Phnom Penh, you can relax aboard your ship or discover the city’s attractions on your own. Later today, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware.Daily :
Disembark in Prek K’dam from where you’ll set off by coach on a morning tour of the graceful town of Oudong. Visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience, then continue to Kampong Tralach to visit the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Later, take an ox cart through rice fields back to your river ship.Daily :
Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Then return to your ship and head back towards Prek K’dam. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board your ship.Daily :
Back in Siem Reap this evening, enjoy a choice of 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: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel AngkorDaily :
Rise early and travel back to the Angkor Archaeological Park for a glass of champagne as you enjoy the sunrise over Angkor Wat.
Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of this impressive temple then return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm and visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’.Daily :
Embark on your selected activity today. Options include a 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.
After your chosen sightseeing activity, take in an Apsara dance performance tonight before a memorable Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Transfer to the airport this morning.Daily :
Embark on an exquisite journey over stunning emerald waters and between towering karsts
From lavish suites to chef-prepared meals and shore excursions with local guides, enjoy a truly all-inclusive cruise
Every aspect of the journey was spot on and all parties concerned in assisting us throughout the wonderful experience were first class.