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Luxury

Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and China

Hanoi to Beijing
30 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMRC30
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Trip Highlights

Hanoi's Sights

Enjoy a tour of Hanoi’s historic sights on a cyclo ride

Peking Duck Banquet

Indulge in an authentic Peking Duck Banquet in Beijing

See The Protected Giant Pandas

Head to Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the pandas

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 28 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
  • Three-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Finest dining - a total of 78 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMRC30 2017/18

Hanoi to Beijing

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, attend a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

This evening, choose from six different restaurants for dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

This morning, a tour of Hanoi will take you 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 an authentic cyclo ride through the city centre. Later, select from a range of exciting Freedom of Choice sightseeing activities. Perhaps tour the 500-year old village of Bat Trang, world-famous for its production of beautiful pottery. Or you may like to enjoy a relaxing foot massage at your luxury hotel. Maybe embark on a walking tour of Hanoi and explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House. Or a traditional water puppet show may be more your style. Other options include an interesting visit to the home of a local artist, or a leisurely bicycle tour for a look into local life.


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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long and embark your luxurious three-day cruise on 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. Enjoy lunch on your way towards the south region of Ha Long Bay, keeping your camera handy as you pass by Fighting Cocks and Titov islands. Later, your ship will drop anchor at Ban Chan Beach so you can go for a refreshing 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 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.

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Return to shore and travel to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Perhaps visit the site that once served as the Australian Military Base during the Vietnam War and attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Or, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Back in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant.


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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Select your Freedom of Choice activity today. Take a walking tour; see the city from the back of a motorbike; visit an artist’s home; enjoy a cooking class; or join a shopping trip.


Later today, embark your ship and enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

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

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Enjoy the scenery as you set sail along the Mekong River today. A local boat will take you to the river-land town of Cai Be where you’ll step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral and a rice paper manufacturer. Rejoin your ship and continue cruising to the quaint town of Sa Dec. Here, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple.

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Take a smallboat journey along the tiny tributaries around Tan Chau, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of the town. Later, visit a remote evergreen island and discover authentic rural Mekong life. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. Later, enjoy a guided tour of the 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). 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 in sights including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.


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With a free morning, perhaps relax aboard your luxurious ship or discover the delights of Phnom Penh independently. Later you’ll cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in silverware and copperware. Visit the home workshops and perhaps purchase a memento of your trip.

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Disembark in Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong. During your time here, visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience. Continue to Kampong Tralach before an 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 small boat into the 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: Two Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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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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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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Upon arrival this morning, ride the high-speed Shanghai Maglev Train into the city centre. Enjoy the day at leisure before dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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Be joined by a local guide for an orientation tour through Shanghai, including visits to the Oriental Pearl Tower and a silk factory. After dinner at your leisure, enjoy premium seating at an impressive acrobatic show.

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Travel to Suzhou, an ancient city whose winding canals and classical Chinese gardens have long attracted artists, poets and writers. As you cruise along the canals through the Old City you’ll get a real feel for local life by the water and enjoy lovely scenes of white-washed houses, stone bridges and traditional-style houses. Stop at a local silk factory before dinner tonight.

Stay: Hyatt Regency Suzhou

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

Head to the Humble Administrator’s Garden today. At nearly 13 acres in size, it is Suzhou’s largest garden and also considered the most beautiful classical Chinese garden in eastern China. After your discovery, travel by train to Hangzhou.


Tonight, you may choose where to dine in Hangzhou.

Stay: Two Nights: Hangzhou, Shangri-La Hotel

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Cruise over the peaceful waters of West Lake, visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda, then enjoy a tea ceremony at the Dragon Well Tea Village. Lunch is at a village restaurant. Tonight’s dinner, meanwhile, features local cuisine.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Tonight, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and dumplings for dinner. Or you might like to have dinner in the Muslim Quarter.


Today you will fly from Hangzhou to Xi’an, before enjoying your freedom of choice sightseeing activity.

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

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

Tonight, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and a dumpling dinner. Or embark on a tour of the Muslim Quarter, with dinner at a local restaurant.


Get your bearings as you explore the ancient city of Xi’an on a tour and visit a clay factory. Then, spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Here lie the three excavation pits where the of terracotta sculptures depicting the warriors of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, were first unearthed by farmers in 1974.

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Fly to Chongqing and head to the Chongqing Zoo to view the critically endangered Giant Pandas. Later, transfer to your ship for the start of your Yangtze River cruise.

Stay: Three Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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Disembark your ship for a tour of Fengdu, a graceful little ‘Ghost City’, or take a ‘Relocation Tour’ and learn about the impact of the Three Gorges dam project on local families. Back on board this evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and a Welcome Dinner.

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Cruise along the Yangtze River through China’s most picturesque area, the Three Gorges region. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, built around 770 BC-476 BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Disembark at Badong and transfer to a traditional sampan (longboat) for a cruise along the river.

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Continue cruising to the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest engineering project. Enjoy a tour then continue on to Yichang where you’ll disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing.

Stay: Three Nights: Raffles Beijing Hotel

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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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

After dinner at leisure back in Beijing, you may choose a Freedom of Choice activity: attend a Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre; watch an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre; or explore Silk Alley market.


On a guided city tour this morning, pay a visit to Tiananmen Square, before taking a tour of the Summer Palace. Head back to your hotel and enjoy afternoon tea.

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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.


Tour the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. This evening, back in Beijing, indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet featuring traditional accompaniments.

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Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your onward 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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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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Ha Long Bay Cruise

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

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