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Luxury

Imperial Myanmar, Vietnam & Cambodia

Yangon to Ho Chi Minh City
30 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: MARV30
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Bagan Sunset

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

Ha Long Bay cruise

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

Angkor Wat Sunrise

Enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 24 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 75 meals.
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the RV AmaMekong
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the RV Samatha
  • Three day Ha Long Bay cruise
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map MARV30 2020 21
Yangon to Ho Chi Minh City

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

Welcome to your epic discovery of Southeast Asia. Begin when you flight lands in Yangon and be taken to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Yangon, Sule Shangri-la Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the Secretariat Building or search for that perfect gift at the Bogyoke Markets. Before dinner, the famous Shwedagon Pagoda awaits.


Take a short ferry ride to the small rural village of Dala. Hop on a trishaw, where your driver will to take you to a candle-making workshop. After lunch, choose from a range of sightseeing activities.

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Board your included charter flight to Magwe, where you will be transferred to your floating hotel for the next seven nights. Later, explore Myathalon Pagoda, followed by a visit to a Buddhist nunnery before exploring the downtown area.

Stay: Seven Nights, Irrawaddy River, RV Samatha

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In Salay, visit Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery before continuing to Man Paya Pagoda.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to a viewing tower to observe a stunning sunset over Bagan. During this special experience, enjoy free-flowing drinks, delicious canapes, and the famed Burmese hospitality. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture some sunset memories over this dramatic landscape.


Rise early to capture your first glimpse of World Heritage-listed Bagan. Scattered across its lush plains lie more than 2,200 sacred stupas, many dating as far back as the 11th and 13th centuries. This morning, journey to New Bagan and experience a traditional elephant dance before visiting a lacquerware workshop. You’ll then explore some of the stunning temples including the well-preserved Ananda Temple, affectionately known as the ‘Westminster Abbey of Myanmar’. Later this afternoon, enjoy your Signature Experience.

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Sunset view across temples of Bagan, Myanmar

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

If you’re feeling active, jump on your electric bicycle and journey through the archaeological wonders of Bagan. Alternatively, visit the most well-known pagoda in the area, the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, followed by a visit to the lively Nyaung U Market, which offers a great chance to mingle with the local people and learn about how they conduct their daily lives.


Perhaps take a hot air balloon ride (own expense). Then you have the choice of sightseeing activities. After lunch on board, travel to Pakokku and explore its local workshops.

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Disembark in Yandabo, a village known for its terracotta wares. See a pottery-making demonstration by local artisans and gain a glimpse into village life.

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Visit the gilded Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. Afterwards, visit a silversmith workshop and bronze bell, before continuing to Myatheindan Pagoda. Tonight, enjoy a cultural show from the Mandalay Fine Art School.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Built around 1850 and thought to be the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, U-Bein spans 1.2 kilometres across Taungthaman Lake. Enjoy a sunset sampan cruise with a drink in hand as you watch local villagers and monks cross the bridge while the sun sinks behind them.


See the Mahamuni Buddha, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthadaw Pagoda and attend a gold leaf workshop. Later, travel to Amarapura and visit a silk workshop before embarking your included Signature Experinece.

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Sunrise over U Bein Bridge

Disembark your ship and fly to the town of Heho, gateway to the beautiful Inle Lake region. From here you’ll then set off to explore a local family-run workshop before arriving at your hotel for the evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Inle Lake, Sanctum Resort

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Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. It’s then time for a special lunch at Inthar Heritage Restaurant. After, visit some local manufacturing workshops.

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Board a local boat and see fisherman using their one-legged technique. Then travel to Indein Village to see the Shwe Indein Pagoda before time at a local market. After lunch, perhaps meet some people from the Padaung Tribe. Return to your hotel in time for dinner.

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Board a coach to Heho, where included flights take you to Yangon and Hanoi.

Stay: Three Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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Take a day to yourself. Wander around the bustling city as you like. Tonight get to know your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, you’re invited to choose from a vast range of equally superb restaurants that have been carefully selected for you.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang, world-famous for its pottery. Or, relax and enjoy a foot massage back at your hotel. Embark on a walking tour to observe Hanoi’s French colonial architecture, and explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House, or take in a water puppet show. Another option is a leisurely bicycle ride past Hanoi’s lush rice paddy fields.


A guided tour of Hanoi takes you to the city’s most famous historical and cultural sites. Then, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Travel by coach to Ha Long and set sail among thousands of limestone islets this afternoon, gliding slowly over the waters towards Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy lunch on board, and later, arrive at the mysterious Trinh Nu Cave. Here, you can swim in the emerald waters or sunbathe on a private beach nestled behind the cave. Tonight, perhaps take in a fun Vietnamese cooking demonstration on board your ship.

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

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Awake early and as the sun rises, perhaps rejuvenate your body and soul with a Tai Chi class. Gain a first glimpse of Cat Ba island before disembarking to discover Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village. Here, explore the sights of the island by bike. After lunch back on board, continue to Ba Ham Lake, where the active may wish to head out on a kayak to explore deserted sandy beaches. Relax over dinner aboard The Au Co this evening.

Large limestone island surrounded by water at sunset with a small boat alongside it, Vietnam

Visit the Cua Van Floating Culture Centre, considered the most idyllic spot on the bay. Disembark your ship and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap, where you’ll arrive at your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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In World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple of Bayon. Later, see the temple of Ta Prohm, before visiting ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA). Tonight, enjoy an Apsara dance show before dinner.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At Angkor Archaeological Park, enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath for a Buddhist blessing or enjoy a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop. If you’re feeling energetic, join a quad bike adventure or take a leisurely bicycle tour through the Cambodian countryside. Other options include a horse and cart ride, a traditional Khmer cooking class, a shopping adventure, or why not indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.


Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat. Afterwards, join a guided tour of the temple, before breakfast back at your hotel. This afternoon, set out on your included Freedom of Choice activity.

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Journey through remote Cambodian villages to Kampong Cham, where you’ll board the RV AmaMekong, your home for the next seven nights. Following lunch on board, take a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. Tonight, an exclusive Luke Nguyen welcome dinner awaits, showcasing the diverse regional flavours of the celebrity chef’s heritage.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV AmaMekong

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Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, renowned for its silk weaving traditions.

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SIGNATURE EXPERINCE

In Oudong, be treated to a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery.


Disembark in Phnom Penh and discover Oudong, a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, enjoy a Signature Experience. On the way back to your ship, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that make copperware. The afternoon is yours to explore Phnom Penh as you wish. Tonight before dinner, be treated to a special Khmer folk performance.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Experience some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Otherwise, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride past the railway station and the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. You will also stop to haggle for a bargain at the Central Market. History buffs can embark on a visit to the National Museum, while the active can hop on a leisurely bike ride through the quiet back roads. After lunch, perhaps explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, partake in some retail therapy on a shopping expedition, or take a little high tea indulgence accompanied by panoramic views over Phnom Penh.


Today presents a wealth of included sightseeing choices. After lunch back on board, more choices are presented. The evening is yours to relax back on board.

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Royal Palace Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Enjoy the morning cruising. This afternoon, you might like to take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out as you cross into Vietnam. Upon entering, your ship will continue cruising towards Tan Chau.

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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 past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. On board your rickshaw, you’ll glide past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals who are always eager to say hello. Stop to pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. 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 left free for you to relax on board your river ship. Perhaps take a moment to watch local life gently glide by.

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In Cai Be today, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, at a rice paper manufacturer learn how this Vietnamese staple is made. Continue to Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour his former home and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. After, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan, followed by a memorial service at Long Tan Cross, a memorial marking the site of this battle. Erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, it is located in a rubber plantation. Or visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. This remarkable tunnel network concealed the Viet Cong and served as supply and communication routes, as well as hospitals and weapon caches.


Disembark in My Tho and continue to Ho Chi Minh City. Today gives you the choice of two Signature Experiences.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERINECE

Head to Vietnam House where a dinner menu created by APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen, awaits.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps rise early and join the locals for a morning Tai Chi class. Then enjoy a leisurely walking discovery of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. Or jump on the back of a motorbike for an exciting city ride. Alternatively, tour the Ky Long Art Villa where you’ll learn about Vietnamese lacquer art and see artist workshops. You may like to try out your culinary skills with a fun cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio, or take a final shopping spree.


Today explore Ho Chi Minh City your way with a selection of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options available. Tonight, a dinner created by APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen, awaits.

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Scooters early evening racing through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy breakfast and a free morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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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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Swimming Pool on AmaMekong - Artist Impression

Your Floating Luxury Retreat

Absorb the lush landscapes of Vietnam & Cambodia from the deck of your luxury river ship as you glide by on the Mekong River.

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Luxury Hotels

We go to great lengths to ensure the hotels selected throughout Asia deliver a luxury experience on every level.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home