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Luxury

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEM21
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Old Town Hoi An

Explore the stunning World Heritage-listed Old Town of Hoi An decorated with bright lanterns and twinkling fairy lights.

Ha Long Bay cruise

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

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 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 51 meals
  • Seven-night 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 VEM21 2020 21
Ho Chi Minh Return

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

Be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

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

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  • Dinner

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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Choose from one of two Signature Experiences today. Tonight, another Signature Experience awaits.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 afternoon, board your included flight to Da Nang. On arrival in Hoi An, check into your luxury hotel by the Thu Bon River.

Stay: Three Nights, Hotel Royal Hoi An

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Temple with flag raised and statue in foreground, Vietnam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a city walking discovery, visit Quan Cong Temple, Diep Dong Nguyen House, a handicraft workshop and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Or pedal at a most peaceful pace from the city across bridges and through forests on a guided bike ride. Alternatively, enjoy an agricultural insight to the city on this fascinating eco-tour. Here, gain a glimpse into the unique farming and fishing techniques adopted by the locals.


Explore this delightful seaside town on your selected sightseeing activity. Enjoy a free afternoon to further explore before dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERINCE

Discover Hoi An’s colourful market and find local ingredients you’ll use during an exclusive cooking class with the Red Bridge Cooking School. A boat cruise along the Hoi An River takes you to the school, before visiting the herb garden and preparing Vietnamese dishes. Sample your efforts during lunch.


Set out on a Signature Experience today in Hoi An.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel past the Marble Mountains and cross Hai Van Pass on your way to Hue. Lunch is in a garden restaurant before visiting Hue’s Imperial Citadel and the historic Thien Mu Pagoda. For dinner, enjoy an Emperor Feast unique to this region, featuring royal Vietnamese cuisine.

Stay: Hue, Azerai La Résidence

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Hanoi this afternoon and tour the city’s highlights including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and the Temple of Literature. You’ll also enjoy a cyclo ride. This evening, settle into your new surrounds over dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Breakfast
  • 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
The Hanoi Temple of Literature.

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
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  • Dinner

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
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Pink lotus flower on a lake with Angkor Wat outline in the suns rays

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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  • 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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  • 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

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
The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh known as the Silver Pagoda

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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Disembark your ship at My Tho and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City 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 and Resorts

Stay in iconic hotels in Tokyo and Seoul, selected for their world-class service and stylish décor

Boat on still water in front of protruding mountains, Asia

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

The places we visited were exceptional and we gained an understanding of the people, how they live, the problems they face and their optimistic outlook on life.