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Luxury

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEM17
  • 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.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat as the sun rises over the temple.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 42 meals
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaMekong
  • Three day Ha Long Bay cruise
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map VEM17 2020-21
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™ - 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

On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the city. 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™ - 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Aqua water and lush mountaineous peaks

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 for a Signature Experience. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ornate Asian Monastery in Oudong

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Perhaps 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. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, 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 in My Tho and continue to Ho Chi Minh City, once the bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon. Your first day here offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you’ll learn about Vietnam’s recent past.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
People in Hoi An old town streets

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.


A range of Freedom of Choice options await today. This evening, we have arranged a special Signature Experience for you.

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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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Travel & Accommodation

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.

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.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family