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Luxury

Vietnam and Cambodia Grand Tour

Hanoi to Siem Reap
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMR25
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Explore Sapa

Explore Sapa and its colourful markets on a walking tour.

Old Town Hoi An

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

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

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 60 meals
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Three day Ha Long Bay cruise
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map VEMR25 2020 21
Hanoi 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

Be transferred to your hotel, then tonight, enjoy an informal gathering.

Stay: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore Sapa and its colourful markets on a walking tour.


Rise early and transfer to the ancient alpine town of Sapa. Here, local hill tribes buy and sell household wares and handicrafts, and life has remained unchanged for centuries. You’ll also take in sweeping views as you ride the funicular train to Mount Fansipan.

Stay: Two Nights, Sapa, Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, set off on a soft trekking tour. In Ta Phin, village, find the home of the Red Dao people. Then continue to explore the traditions of the Black Hmong people in Sau Chua village. Tonight, return to your hotel for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel by coach back to Hanoi this morning for an afternoon of leisure.

Stay: Three Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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  • Breakfast

Today explore more of Hanoi at your own pace. Tonight, meet your APT tour director over a welcome briefing and dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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

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


Head out on a guided tour of Hanoi before joining your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Tonight, choose your dining.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Walkway lined with lanterns leading to a temple, Vietnam

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

Visit the Cua Van Floating Culture Centre. Disembark your ship and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Da Nang, from where you’ll travel to historic Hoi An.

Stay: Three Nights, Hotel Royal Hoi An

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 EXPERIENCE

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • 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.


Choose your sightseeing this morning, then be transferred to your river ship. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen welcome dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, RV AmaMekong

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Cai Be, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, it’s off to visit a rice paper manufacturer. 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 Cao Dai temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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Transfer to a small boat for a cruise around Tan Chau and past a fishing farm. Disembark for a rickshaw tour and visit a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Then explore an evergreen island to see authentic rural Mekong life.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps experience Cambodia’s sobering history with a visit to the Killing Fields. After, see the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Or, explore Phnom Penh through one of the other Freedom of Choice activities available.


Enjoy your Freedom of Choice activity then relax back on board this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Explore Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital. Return via Koh Chen village and perhaps visit local copperware workshops. Back on board, cruise to Oknha Tey, known for its silk weaving traditions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a walking discovery of ancient Angkor Ban today, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here, people still live in traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

If you are feeling active this morning, walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey, for views over the Mekong. Lunch is back on board before taking a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. On your ship this evening, enjoy a final farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark at Kampong Cham and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon. Dine in Siem Reap this evening.

Stay: Three Night Stay, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Return to Angkor Archaeological Park for sunrise over Angkor Wat. Take a guided tour before breakfast at your hotel. Later, explore Ta Prohm Temple and visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA).

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  • Breakfast

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.


Embark on your selected activity today. Tonight, take in an Apsara dance performance, before a memorable farewell dinner.

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

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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 like the Park Hyatt Saigon and Sofitel Hanoi, chosen for world-class service and stylish décor.

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.

Every aspect of the journey was spot on and all parties concerned in assisting us throughout the wonderful experience were first class.