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Luxury

Best of Vietnam, Cambodia and China

Hanoi to Shanghai
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMRC29
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Kampong Chhnang

Take a small boat excursion into the beautiful wetlands near Kampong Chhnang

Ta Prohm

Explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm

Wu Gorge

Take a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through the stunning scenery of Wu Gorge

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Four-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Finest dining - a total of 74 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMRC29 2017/18

Hanoi to Shanghai

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™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director as you attenda Welcome Briefing and Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi,Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

Tonight in Hanoi, choose from six unique and delicious restaurants for dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

In the afternoon, set out on your chosen activity. Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang, famous for its fine pottery; enjoy a foot massage; take a walking tour; watch a water puppet show; visit the home of a local artist; or take a bicycle tour.


A morning tour of Hanoi will takeyou to the city’s most famous sites, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You’ll also take a cyclo ride through the city centre.

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

From Hanoi, travel by coach to Ha Long and embark on your luxurious three-day cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


Treasure the chance to sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets this afternoon as you glide along the azure waters, enjoying lunch on the way to your first port of call. Drop anchor later at Ban Chan Beach where you can go for a swim or participate in water activities.

Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, The Elegance Paradise

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Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck during a leisurely morning spent cruising. After lunch, sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay for an afternoon spent swimming or kayaking, then visit Thien Canh Son Cave.

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Take a kayak or traditional bamboo boat to explore Vung Vieng fishing village then disembark and transfer to the airport in Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore at your leisure. Your APT Tour Director can offer some great suggestions.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, perhaps journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Or, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Back in Ho Chi Minh City tonight, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant.


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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

This morning, perhaps take a walking tour; visit an artist’s home; participate in a cooking class; take a motorbike tour; or join a shopping trip. Later, embark your ship for your river cruise.


This evening, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen signature dinner.

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

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Visit a rice paper manufacturer in Cai Be and learn how rice paper is made. Later, cruise to Sa Dec and visit a Cao Dai temple.

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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 then spent 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, watch daily life on the Mekong unfold, before enjoying a delicious dinner later this evening. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Disembark in Phnom Penh and choose your activity. 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, 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 city tour in a tuk tuk.


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With a free morning, why not rise a little later and enjoy the facilities on board your ship. Or, head out to explore the city independently. Later, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. On a walk, visit the home workshops and pick up a souvenir.

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Disembark in Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong to visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience. Continue to the Kampong Tralach region before an exciting ox cart ride takes you through rice fields and a small village to rejoin your ship.

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Enjoy a relaxing excursion by boat into the beautiful wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. After some time cruising, reflect on the days that have just gone by as you indulge in a Farewell Dinner aboard your ship.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

Tonight in Siem Reap, choose where to enjoy dinner from seven unique and delicious restaurants.


Disembark your ship for the final time in Prek K’dam and be transferred to Siem Reap. Once there, head to the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and admire the Bayon temple.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early this morning and travel back 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 this impressive temple, 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. A free evening then gives you the chance to dine wherever you wish.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Today, embark on your selected sightseeing activity. 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 during your dinner.

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Board your flight to China’s capital, Beijing. This evening, get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Stay: Three Nights: Raffles Beijing Hotel

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Your sightseeing begins today with a tour of Tiananmen Square and the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Following an afternoon at leisure, indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet for dinner.

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the Great Wall of China, be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Later, enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared just for APT guests.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Tonight, you may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, watch an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre or explore the Silk Alley market.


Today, set out for the Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. After a delicious lunch, travel back to Beijing and enjoy afternoon tea at your hotel. Following dinner at leisure, the choice is yours for the evenings activity.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the Summer Palace gardens then board a traditionally styled boat for a private cruise along the shores of the palace. Admire the scenery of gardens, parklands and palaces then return to your hotel for afternoon tea.


Set your sights on the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, rebuilt by Emperor Guangxu for Empress Dowager Cixi following the destruction of the Old Summer Palace by French and British troops in 1860. Here you’ll find a variety of palaces, gardens and pavilions, as well as Longevity Hill and manmade Kunming Lake. This evening, board your flight to Yichang. On arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in for your Yangtze River cruise.

Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set off on your cruise along the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges region. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, then take a tour of the Three Gorges Dam. This evening, indulge in the Captain’s Welcome Dinner, followed by an entertaining crew show.

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In Badong, transfer to a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through stunning scenery. Rejoin your ship and glide through the most scenic section of the river. See Wu Gorge and pass between two majestic cliffs on entry to Qutang Gorge.

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Today, disembark for a tour of Fengdu, or take a ‘Relocation Tour’. Back on board, choose from four included activities. In the evening, enjoy the spectacular Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast. Embrace the spirit by dressing up in traditional Chinese costume.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

This evening in Xi’an, choose from Thai, Cantonese or Western cuisine to dine on.


Disembark your ship for the final time in Chongqing and head to the Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the endangered Giant Pandas. This beautiful creature is fast replacing the dragon as China’s emblem and has been kept in zoos for over two thousand years. Later, visit a local restaurant for a hotpot lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Night: Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

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

This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on dumplings for dinner. Or, tour the Muslim Quarter, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.


Discover the attractions of Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China. Visit the ancient city walls and a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still made today. Then spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, with plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits where over 8,000 terracotta soldiers are arranged in vast columns.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant; head to the Langham Xintiandi Hotel’s signature restaurant, Ming Court; or enjoy an exotic fusion menu at Zen Restaurant.


Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed Shanghai Maglev Train and watch the kilometres race towards an exhilarating 300.

Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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Take a bus tour through the downtown area of Shanghai. This evening, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

This morning is dedicated to further exploring Shanghai on your Freedom of Choice activity. You may like to cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden. Or take part in a cooking class. Another option is a full-day excursion to the water town of Jinxi.


This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room in The Fairmont Peace Hotel as you reflect on your journey.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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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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Ha Long Bay Cruise

Embark on an exquisite journey over stunning emerald waters and between towering karsts

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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Head into the mountains, forests and waterways of the rural Three Gorges region on a luxurious Yangtze River Cruise

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