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Luxury

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEM17
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Ha Long Bay cruise

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

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House

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

Hanoi's Sights

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 12 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 42 meals

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map VEM17 2019-20

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Reverse Trip

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

On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Later this evening, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and your local guide during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Dinner
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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

How your evening evolves is also up to you; choose from a selection of superb local restaurants for dinner.


Spend this morning on your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Then, after a leisurely afternoon, enjoy the freedom to choose where to dine for dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Travel by coach to Ha Long and embark on your cruise. Enjoy lunch on board as you traverse through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay and watch as a myriad of unique islands seem to glide past your boat. Later, tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave with its thousands of beautiful stalactites. Relax on board during dinner this evening and raise a glass to the beauty of Ha Long Bay.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Perhaps enjoy tai chi on the sun deck during a morning spent cruising the bay. After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising past the floating villages of Cua Van and Vung Vieng before visiting Cong Dam fishing village by bamboo boat or kayak. After a traditional lunch on board, you will arrive at Cat Ba Island to visit the Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village. Here, explore the sights of the island by bike.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, cruise beside the Surprise Grotto and Titov Island. The stunning islands, a slow creation of humid weather and tectonic activity, are a beautiful sight to be greeted with. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the last and most enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon. This afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, with its stunning ruins, then visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged local children. This evening, take in an Apsara performance before you enjoy dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early this morning and travel back to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Freedom of Choice options include an unforgettable Buddhist blessing, a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, an Apsara dance class, a quad bike adventure, a leisurely horse and cart ride, a bicycle tour across the countryside, a Khmer cooking class, a shopping trip, or a relaxing spa treatment.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

An assortment of local restaurants are yours to choose from this evening for dinner.


After your Signature Experience at Angkor Wat, embark on a guided tour of the temple and admire the ancient structures in the soft morning light, before breakfast back at your hotel. This afternoon, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity. This evening, select from a number of local restaurants for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer by coach to Prek K’dam today to board your river ship for your eight-day luxury Mekong River cruise. Tonight, join fellow guests in the dining area for an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Here, watch out for water birds and traditional fishing traps near the riverbank. Afterwards, take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Calling in on a local monastery, you are met by Buddhist monks before receiving a special blessing from them – an unforgettable experience. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your ship. Discuss the day’s adventures over a delicious dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, sail to the village of Koh Chen for a walk to visit the fine copperware workshops. Watch the craftsmanship and learn about the process. Later this afternoon, you are free to explore Cambodia’s buzzing capital, Phnom Penh. You might like to wander the streets and familiarise yourself with the city before returning to your luxurious river ship for dinner.

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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. Alternatively, take an 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). Your other options are a visit to the Cambodian National Museum or a guided city tour on a tuk tuk.


Step ashore in Phnom Penh this morning and perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Alternatively, take an 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). Your other options are a visit to the Cambodian National Museum or a guided city tour on a tuk tuk.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy your morning on board at leisure, as you cruise towards the Vietnamese border. 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 and you cross into Vietnam. Alternatively, sit back and watch daily life unfold on the riverbanks - gliding between the two countries can be a distinct experience in itself - before enjoying dinner later this evening. After entering Vietnam, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards Tan Chau.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. You’ll cruise past a floating fishing farm, then disembark for a rickshaw tour and a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, visit an evergreen island and see authentic rural Mekong life.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In the quaint town of Sa Dec, enjoy a small-boat ride past floating markets, then disembark to visit a Cao Dai temple. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Then continue on to Cai Be. Step ashore to see its French Gothic cathedral, and explore its port area and delight in its colonial buildings and flower gardens. You’ll also visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the first Signature Experience, 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, as well as hospitals and weapon caches.


Disembark at My Tho Port and continue to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Once a bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon, today Ho Chi Minh City offers a myriad of attractions that display both its rich culture and fascinating history. Your first day in Ho Chi Minh City offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you’ll learn about Vietnam’s recent past. Retire at the Park Hyatt Saigon after.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, celebrate your journey with a special dinner. Head to Vietnam House where an impressive menu created by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen awaits.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a leisurely walking tour 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 tour. 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 delight in an exciting shopping tour.


Choose from our extensive range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today. In the evening, indulge in a final Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast

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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Luxury Hotels

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

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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.

Virtual Tour

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