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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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Trip Highlights

Bagan Sunset

Watch the sunset over the plains glittering in gold from a viewing platform, complete with a glass of wine

Mahamuni Buddha

Visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple and see the Mahamuni Buddha Statue

Hanoi's Sights

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 28 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 cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 90 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map VEMRM34 2017/18

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: Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Daily :
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Dining

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

This afternoon, choose from a range of activities. 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a kayak or bamboo boat out to explore Vung Vieng fishing village before your ship returns to shore. Travel to Hanoi and fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


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

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


Later today, transfer to My Tho Port to embark your luxurious river ship for your eight-day Lower Mekong River cruise. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner on board.

Stay: Seven Nights: Cruise the 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

Take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the city. Here, 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.


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  • Breakfast
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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

Arrive in Prek K’dam and travel by coach to Oudong. Visit a monastery for a 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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  • Breakfast
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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • 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.

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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. Later, head back to the city to view Shwedagon Pagoda, glittering in gold at sunset. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.

Stay: 14 Nights: aboard APT’s brand-new boutique river ship, the RV Samatha

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

Select your Freedom of Choice activity in Yangon this morning. Perhaps travel by train to discover some of the city’s best kept secrets; join a city walking tour; or gain an insight into Yangon’s arts scene.


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
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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 the Tantkyitaung pagoda.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After exploring the temples and pagodas of the Bagan Archaeological Zone, take a private horse and cart ride; enjoy a shopping tour; or ascend Mount Popa. Later, visit a lacquerware workshop.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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 this afternoon, cruise along the U Bein Bridge at sunset and enjoy a glass of champagne.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Heho. Continue to Inle Lake and spend the afternoon at Red Mountain Winery.

Stay: Three Nights: Inle Lake, Aureum Palace or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • 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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  • Dinner

Fly to Yangon where your tour ends.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Side view of the river ship Rv Samatha exterior cruising the Irrawaddy River
RV Samatha

Offering a comfortable journey along the Irrawaddy River, RV Samatha is the most luxurious vessel to grace these waters

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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

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.