Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights 2018 & 2019 APT River Cruise
Within this 15-day itinerary you'll find an exciting combination of highlights including a seven-night Mekong River cruise. You'll feel like a local thanks to experiences including an ox-cart ride, and you can tailor your holiday to suit your tastes thanks to our extensive range of Freedom of Choice Dining and Sightseeing options. With all of the must-see sights of the region included, this is a journey not to be missed.
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Vietnam.
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you’ll be met by an APT representative and transferred to your luxurious hotel. Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore.
Choose from an extensive range of activities that showcase the cultural heart of Siem Reap. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this morning at your welcome briefing and then head to 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 evening, enjoy dinner and a traditional Apsara dance performance.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Sightseeing
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Rise early and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a glass of champagne as you enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Tonight you can select from a number of local restaurants for dinner. Explore the vine-engulfed temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site, and pay a visit to ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’.
Transfer to Prek K’dam to embark your river ship. Tonight, celebrate the beginning of your cruise with a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.
Hop aboard a small boat to explore the lush wetlands near Kampong Chhnang, watching for water birds and traditional fishing traps near the riverbank. Back on your ship, continue sailing to the village of Koh Chen for a walk to visit the fine silverware and copperware workshops.
From Prek K’dam, take a coach to Oudong where you’ll call on a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with monks. In Kampong Tralach later, ride an ox cart through the countryside, passing rice fields and smiling locals on the way back to your ship. Later, arrive in Phnom Penh.
Perhaps enjoy a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, or take a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum or a city tour in a tuk tuk.
After breakfast, disembark in Phnom Penh and embark on your selected Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Sightseeing
Relax while border crossing formalities are carried out before arriving in Tan Chau.
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. Glide past a floating fishing farm, then take a rickshaw tour. Later, observe rural Mekong life on an evergreen island.
In the city 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 visit a rice paper manufacturer.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), attend either a memorial service at Long Tan Cross or visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Disembark at My Tho Port and select from two Signature Experiences.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE EXCLUSIVE! At Xu Restaurant on Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a degustation dinner with matching wines, inspired by Luke Nguyen.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Discover the city on your choice of activities: tour the city on foot, enjoy a motorbike tour, visit the Ky Long Art Villa, join a shopping tour, or take part in a cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport this morning for your overnight flight to the UK.
|July 2018||£4,590 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|August 2018||£4,095 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|September 2018||£4,345 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|October 2018||£4,345 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|November 2018||£4,990 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|December 2018||£4,870 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|January 2019||£4,840 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|February 2019||£4,345 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|March 2019||£4,295 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
|April 2019||£4,145 FREE PREMIUM ECONOMY FLIGHTS|
Luke Nguyen Dining Experiences
The Luke Nguyen Dining Experiences depart on the 10th August & 30th November 2018. During his three nights on board the luxurious RV AmaLotus, Luke Nguyen will prepare the Welcome Dinner, amid the elegant surrounds of Indochine, a private dining room for just 18 guests. Created exclusively for APT, these exceptional meals will showcase the diverse flavours from the region of Luke’s heritage and are included at no extra cost. He will also host an insightful ‘Get to Know Luke Nguyen’ session.
During your stay in Ho Chi Minh City you will also be treated to a degustation dinner with matching wines at Vietnam House, an exciting culinary experience delivered with a modern twist by Luke Nguyen.
- Fly FREE in Premium Economy! Book by 28th February 2018 or until sold out!*
- Home-to-airport transfers by private car†
- All meals
- Complimentary house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion on board the RV AmaLotus
- APT Tour Director & expert local guides
- All sightseeing & on board entertainment
- Unique or exclusive Signature Invitations
- Freedom of Choice™ inclusions
- Overseas transfers, all port charges & tipping
- Two nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, located in the heart of the city
- Seven nights aboard the RV AmaLotus
- Three nights at the award-winning Hotel Sofitel Angkor in beautiful Siem Reap
- Enjoy 12 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 11 Dinners