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Luxury

Best of Vietnam, Cambodia and China

Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: VEMRC25
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

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

Kampong Chhnang

Take a small boat excursion into the beautiful wetlands near Kampong Chhnang.

Dine at the Great Wall

Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch along a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Four-night Yangtze River cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Finest dining - a total of 62 meals

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map VEMRC25 2019
Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai

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

Luke Nguyen Signature Invitation

Vietnamese cuisine related experiences with celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen

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. Tonight, meet your APT Tour Director as you attend a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.

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

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

You may 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, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, head to Vietnam House for a tantalising and exclusive dinner - a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.


Today choose from two Signature Experiences before a delicious Signature Experience dinner at Luke Nguyen’s exclusive restaurant, Vietnam House.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

This morning, perhaps take a walking tour, visit an artist’s home, participate in a cooking class, take a motorbike tour, or join a shopping trip.


After your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing experience, embark your ship for your river cruise. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen signature dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit a rice paper manufacturer in Cai Be and learn how rice paper is made. Later, cruise to Sa Dec and visit a Cao Dai temple.

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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 right past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. Later, step back in time during a visit to Evergreen Island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is then spent on board your luxurious river ship. This afternoon, perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia. Alternatively, watch daily life on the Mekong unfold, before enjoying a delicious dinner later this evening. After entering Cambodia, your ship will continue to cruise towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose your sightseeing activity today.


This morning presents a wealth of included sightseeing choices. 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 or explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. After lunch back on board, the afternoon is yours at leisure to further explore.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, journey to historic Oudong, which was Cambodia’s fascinating royal capital from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll pay a visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks. On the way back to Phnom Penh, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. You also have the option to ride an ox cart, where you’ll meet your ship in Kampong Tralach. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, which renowned for its silk manufacturing traditions, preserved over centuries. Here, gain an insight into the traditional silk weaving process. After, return to your river ship to relax before enjoying delicious onboard dining tonight.

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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. Here, people still live in traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Continuing cruising towards Siem Reap this afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure on board. Perhaps go for a dip in the pool, or kick back on the Sun Deck with a good book.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

If you are feeling active this morning, perhaps set out on a walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You’ll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. 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, toast the end of your cruise during a final farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

Tonight, enjoy a choice of restaurants for dinner.


Today, 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. In Siem Reap tonight, dine in one of the local restaurants tonight.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early and enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.


After your Signature Experience at Angkor Wat, set out on a tour of the temple itself. Return to your hotel for time at leisure. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm and visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children.

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a 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.


Embark on your chosen activity in Siem Reap this morning. Tonight, enjoy an Apsara dance performance before your dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board your flight to China’s bustling capital, Beijing. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Your sightseeing begins today with a tour of Tiananmen Square and the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Following an afternoon at leisure, indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet for dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Later, enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared just for APT guests.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

You may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre. Alternatively, choose to take in a night of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics at the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.


Visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China for a Signature Experience. After dinner at leisure back in Beijing, you may choose a Freedom of Choice activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps you may opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven. This immense, conical structure was founded in the 15th century and is said to represent the relationship between heaven and earth, the human world and God’s world. It is considered the most holy of Beijing’s Imperial temples. Alternatively, art lovers may enjoy a tour of the modern 798 Art Zone, a contemporary Chinese art district of galleries, bookshops and cafes, accompanied with sculptures, paintings and music to create a lively atmosphere. Or travel to the historic Houtong district to meet a calligraphy master.


Choose from a range of sightseeing experiences today. Afterwards, head to the airport for your flight to Yichang where you will transfer to your luxury river ship.

Stay: Four Nights, Yangtze River, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set off on your cruise along the Yangtze River through the Three Gorges region. Take a tour of the Three Gorges Project and pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge. This evening, indulge in the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Badong, transfer to a traditional sampan (longboat) and cruise through stunning scenery. Arrive at a local riverside village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. See Wu Gorge and pass between two majestic cliffs on entry to Qutang Gorge.

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  • Dinner

Disembark in Fuling, and enjoy the chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. This opportunity to explore the project affords a deeper insight into China’s military and political history. Tonight, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

This evening, choose from three restaurants for dinner.


Disembark and head to the Chongqing Zoo to view the famous and critically endangered Giant Pandas. Later, visit a local restaurant for lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an.

Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on dumplings for dinner. Or, tour the Muslim Quarter, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.


Explore the city of Xi’an on a tour and visit a clay factory. Then, spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Tonight, choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

In the evening, enjoy a meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant. Perhaps, head to Lost Heaven, which specialises in Yunnan Province cuisine, or choose to enjoy western seafood cuisine at Amanda Restaurant.


Fly to Shanghai and on arrival, take the high-speed Maglev Train into the city. Choose where to dine this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a coach tour through the downtown area of Shanghai. Later this evening, you will enjoy premium seating at a stunning acrobatic show. Watch in awe as the performers twist and turn in an array of daring stunts that are sure to take your breath away.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. Perhaps stroll through the French Concession district, or take an excursion to Jinxi.


Choose your sightseeing today. This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. Take a moment to farewell your new-found friends and Tour Director before departing.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Deep mountain ravine to Yangtze river below

Four night Yangtze cruise

Admire stunning natural landscapes on a cruise through the Three Gorges region aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.

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Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Stay in iconic hotels like the Park Hyatt Saigon, chosen for world-class service and stylish décor.

Blue hulled ship exterior and white body of the small river ship moored

RV AMALotus

Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard APT's RV AMALotus.

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