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Luxury

Best of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Inle Lake

Hanoi to Yangon
34 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMRM34
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  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Ha Long Bay cruise

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

Sunset at U Bein Bridge

Relax with a cool drink as you watch the sun sink behind the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, U Bein Bridge

Discover Inle Lake

Take in the lake's stunning floating gardens and see the ingenious one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 29 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • 14-night Irrawaddy River cruise aboard the RV Samatha
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your Mekong and Irrawaddy River cruises
  • Finest dining - a total of 90 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMRM34 2018/19

Hanoi to Yangon

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 before a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

This evening, choose from one of six different but equally superb restaurants for dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang and enjoy a pottery class; embark on a walking tour to see Hanoi’s French colonial architecture, then explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House; or head for Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of a local artist, where you’ll see some of the artist’s work, or a bicycle tour past Hanoi’s rice paddy fields. Alternatively, you may prefer a foot massage at your hotel.


This morning, a tour of Hanoi will take you to the city’s most famous historical and cultural sites, including Ba Dinh Square and The Temple of Literature. You’ll also take a cyclo ride through the city. This afternoon, choose from a range of activities.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.


Travel to Ha Long and board your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Enjoy lunch on board before touring the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Ti Top Island and Tung Sau Pearl Farm. 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 before your ship returns to shore. Travel to Hanoi where you will then board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special degustation dinner menu and matching wines crafted by Luke Nguyen at his new restaurant, Vietnam House.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Perhaps journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan, then attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, you may choose to visit the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels.


Today, choose from one of two Signature Experiences. Back in Ho Chi Minh City this evening, enjoy a Signature Experience dinner.

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

Perhaps take part in a cooking class; enjoy a walking tour through the city; visit an artist’s home to learn about traditional lacquer art and wares; browse an array of local treasures as you embark on an enthralling shopping tour; or set out on a guided motorbike tour.


Enjoy a Freedom of Choice activity this morning. Later, transfer to My Tho to embark your luxurious river ship for your eight-day cruise. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner on board.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A small boat will take you to Cai Be this morning. Step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area. Visit a rice paper manufacturer then enjoy lunch back on board as your ship cruises towards the town of Sa Dec. On arrival here, enjoy a boat ride then visit a colourful Cao Dai Temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board a small boat and journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. Arrive at Tan Chau and step ashore for a rickshaw tour. Later, visit an evergreen island and discover rural Mekong life. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.

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

Enjoy a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, or take a moving excursion to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.


Take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the city. Here, enjoy a Freedom of Choice activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a free morning in Phnom Penh, cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. Here, visit a selection of home workshops.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel by coach to Oudong. Visit a local monastery for an authentic Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda before an ox cart ride takes you through rice fields and a small village to rejoin your ship.

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  • Dinner

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.

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  • 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 Siem Reap. Head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Enjoy a Freedom of Choice evening.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.


Enjoy your Signature Experience this morning. This afternoon, visit Ta Prohm and ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

From a relaxing bicycle ride to a thrilling quad bike adventure, choose from an extensive range of activities in Siem Reap.


After a Freedom of Choice activity this morning, the rest of the day has been left for you to explore the city as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Yangon today. On arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to the Irrawaddy River where you’ll board your river ship. En route to your ship, head back to the city to view Shwedagon Pagoda, glittering in gold at sunset. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: 14 Nights: Irrawaddy River, aboard APT’s RV Samatha

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

Perhaps visit the National Museum and discover some of the city’s best kept secrets, or join a city walking tour.


Select your Freedom of Choice activity in Yangon this morning. This afternoon, admire the views of endless rice fields and traditional stilt houses perched high over the water as your ship leisurely cruises along the river.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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Enjoy the morning on board your ship as you cruise to Danuphyu, where General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against British troops in the First Anglo-Burmese War. Here, visit a cheroot (cigar) workshop.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise onwards today to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here, a guided walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take in views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise to Pyay for a walking tour. See a selection of pagodas, including the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Later, travel to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra, meaning ‘City of Splendour’.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise into Thayetmyo, a port town that once sat on the border between upper and lower Myanmar. Here, enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s very first golf course.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stop in the town of Minhla to visit the historic Minhla Fort. Later, cruise to Magwe and head up to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda.

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Cruise to the village of Salay to visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Continue to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image.

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  • Lunch
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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later today, enjoy free-flowing drinks and canapes as you watch the sun set over the temple-studded plains of Bagan.


Climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung pagoda.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Freedom of choice™- Sightseeing

Today, be given the opportunity to explore Bagan’s revered pagodas and temples on a tour, choose to ascend up the winding staircase encircling Mt Popa, or visit local workshops including a lacquerware shop.


Enjoy a Freedom of Choice activity today.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock at the village of Yandabo and learn how the local people make terracotta pots from the Irrawaddy River clay.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner

On a tour of Inwa by horse-drawn cart, see Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and the Bagaya Monastery, built in 1593.

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  • Dinner

In Sagaing, explore Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw pagodas. Later, cruise to Mingun and see the second-largest ringing bell in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, cruise along the U-Bein Bridge at sunset as you enjoy a refreshing drink.


Your discovery of Mandalay includes the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery and more.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Farewell your ship and crew after disembarking. Fly to Heho and continue by coach to Inle Lake, spending the afternoon at Red Mountain Winery.

Stay: Three Nights: Inle Lake, Sanctum Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend the morning touring pagodas then observe life at a floating village. Taste local cuisine at lunch before watching locals make silk and visiting a silversmith.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Explore the southern section of Inle Lake by boat. Visit the village of Indein, then admire floating gardens and the one- legged rowing technique used by local fishermen.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Yangon where your tour ends.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Paradise Elegance Cruise

For two nights board Paradise Elegance and explore the tiny islands and limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay

Outdoor lounge area under awnings of the RV Samatha
Irrawaddy cruise on RV Samatha

Relax aboard the APT custom designed RV Samatha and enjoy expansive riverside views of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River

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Two people squatting on the river bank wearing traditional hats looking at the river ship
Welcome aboard the RV AmaLotus

Experience Vietnam and Cambodia in all-inclusive luxury on a seven-night Mekong River cruise

Virtual Tour

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