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Luxury

Best of China, Vietnam and Cambodia

Beijing to Siem Reap
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: CHYVR29
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Dine at the Great Wall

Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch along a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.

Vietnam House by Luke Nguyen

At Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Four-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Finest dining - a total of 72 meals

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map CHYVR29 2019

Beijing to Siem Reap

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™ - Sightseeing

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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

Luke Nguyen Signature Invitation

Vietnamese cuisine related experiences with celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen

Transfer to your hotel before a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel

Your day begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square which has been enlarged to four times its original size in the 1950s. After the tour, head to the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Located within the Imperial City of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to 24 Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1924. Entrance to the city was once at the sole discretion of the emperor, but today visitors are able to access this preserved site. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

You may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre. Alternatively, choose to take in a night of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics at the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.


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. Travel back to Beijing and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Following dinner this evening, embark on a Freedom of Choice activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps you may opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven. This immense, conical structure was founded in the 15th century and is said to represent the relationship between heaven and earth, the human world and God’s world. It is considered the most holy of Beijing’s Imperial temples. Alternatively, art lovers may enjoy a tour of the modern 798 Art Zone, a contemporary Chinese art district of galleries, bookshops and cafes, accompanied with sculptures, paintings and music to create a lively atmosphere. Or travel to the historic Houtong district to meet a calligraphy master.


Choose your sightseeing activity today. This evening, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in as your ship sets sail along the majestic Yangtze River for an unforgettable cruise.

Stay: Four Nights, the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise along the Yangtze River through the spectacular Three Gorges region. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour of the Three Gorges Project and exhibition. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, which was built around 770–476BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Return to your ship to delight in the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening, before enjoying a special Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship at Badong and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Arrive at a local riverside village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. See the local farms and tracker huts, and the ancient artefacts and customs still used today. After lunch back on board, continue to the tranquil Wu Gorge, noted for its sheer peaks and towering cliff faces among the Wu Mountains. Later, your ship will glide between the Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. This afternoon, there is the opportunity to attend a hands-on arts and crafts demonstration on board.

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Rise early to participate in a tai chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. After breakfast, disembark in Fuling, a sleepy town along the Yangtze and visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. Constructed in the 1960s when tensions between the world’s superpowers were at their height, this nuclear installation spans almost 12 miles, with more than 130 man-made roads and tunnels. This opportunity to explore the project affords a deeper insight into China’s military and political history. In the afternoon, choose from a range of onboard activities. After, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a banquet feast.

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

This evening visit a local restaurant for a delicious lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. This evening, choose from Thai, Cantonese or Western cuisine.


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. Later, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining experience.

Stay: Two Nights, 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.


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. At the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, you have plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits, and over 8,000 terracotta soldiers arranged in vast columns. This evening embark of a Freedom of Choice excursion.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant. Alternatively, head to Lost Heaven, which specialises in the tribal cuisine of the Yunnan province. Or, for a western influenced seafood experience, delight in Amanda Restaurant.


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

Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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  • Dinner

This morning, be joined by a local guide for an orientation tour through downtown Shanghai. Stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the viewing deck where you will delight in panoramic views of the city. Tonight, after dinner at leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE ™ - Sightseeing

Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. Perhaps stroll through the French Concession district, or take an excursion to Jinxi.


After a Freedom of Choice activity, attend a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Dinner

Enjoy free time in Shanghai to explore. This afternoon, board your flight to Hanoi.

Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Bat Trang or enjoy a foot massage. Embark on a walking tour of Hanoi or enjoy a water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of a local artist, or a bicycle tour.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants for dinner.


Take a tour of Hanoi this morning, visiting iconic local sites. Later on, choose from a range of sightseeing activities and restaurants for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board a luxurious ship for your three-day cruise on World Heritage listed Ha Long Bay.


Travel to Ha Long for your Signature Experience cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, and later tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave.

Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, The Au Co

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  • Dinner

Sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay before visiting Cong Dam fishing village by bamboo boat or kayak. Later, visit Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village before dinner.

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  • Dinner

After a morning cruising Ha Long Bay, disembark and travel to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

You may journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at 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. On the second alternative, visit the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, head to Vietnam House for a tantalising and exclusive dinner - a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.


Today choose from two Signature Experiences before a delicious Signature Experience dinner at Luke Nguyen’s exclusive restaurant, Vietnam House.

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

This morning, you might like to tour the Ky Long Art Villa, take part in a cooking class of delicious local specialties, embark on an exciting city tour from the back of a motorbike, or join a shopping trip and wander the many sprawling streets.


After your Freedom of Choice activity, embark your ship and enjoy a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Cai Be, visit a rice paper manufacturer to learn how the staple item is made from grains and cooked over boiling water. After a demonstration, cruise towards Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit a Cao Dai temple. A delicious dinner is served on board this evening.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries. Step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Later, visit an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. Return to your river ship as you cross into Cambodia.

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

Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the 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). Another option is a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia. Or, you might like to embark on 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 breakfast, disembark and enjoy one of APT’s many immersive Freedom of Choice inclusions. Return to your luxury river ship for dinner this evening.

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  • Dinner

Today, cruise to the village of Koh Chen. On arrival, visit a selection of home workshops that manufacture handmade souvenirs.

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  • Dinner

Travel to Oudong and visit a monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Later, enjoy an ox cart ride through the countryside.

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Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner aboard your ship.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining experience this evening as you disembark in Siem Reap.


Disembark in Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Back in Siem Reap tonight, choose where to dine.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.


After your Signature Experience, embark on a guided tour and explore the temple of Ta Prohm. Later, visit the ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA) organisation.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a 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.


Today enjoy a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward journey. Take a moment to farewell your new-found friends and Tour Director before departing.

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Travel & Accommodation

Deep mountain ravine to Yangtze river below
Four night Yangtze cruise

Admire stunning natural landscapes on a cruise through the Three Gorges region aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.

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Cruise Aboard the Au Co

Aboard the luxurious Au Co, you'll be treated to the finest service and amenities for your Ha Long Bay cruise.

Blue hulled ship exterior and white body of the small river ship moored
RV AMALotus

Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard APT's AMALotus.

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