Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery 2018 & 2019 APT River Cruise

Explore the fascinating culture and flavours of Vietnam and Cambodia by land and sea with a 7 night cruise along the Mekong River and World-Heritage listed Ha Long Bay.

Free Business Class Upgrade on Category A Deluxe Balcony Suite or above*
Book selected July 2018 to April 2019 departures in a Category A Deluxe Balcony or above before 30 June 2018 and you will receive a complimentary upgrade to Business Class with Vietnam airlines!

Halong Bay

Itinerary

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Vietnam.

Be met and transferred to your hotel before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Select from a range of sightseeing activities today in Hanoi.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
This evening, dine at your choice of delicious restaurants.
Take in Hanoi’s city sights during a morning cycle ride.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Travel to Ha Long and board a luxurious ship for your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Enjoy lunch as you set off cruising through stunning scenery on Ha Long Bay. Later, drop anchor at Ban Chan Beach where you can go for a swim or participate in water activities.

Perhaps enjoy Tai Chi on the sun deck during a leisurely morning on the water. After lunch, sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay for an afternoon spent swimming or kayaking, then visit Thien Canh Son Cave.

Take a kayak or bamboo boat out to explore Vung Vieng fishing village before your ship returns to shore. Disembark and travel to Hanoi for your included flight to Siem Reap.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Choose from an extensive range of activities that showcase the cultural heart of Siem Reap.
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.

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™ - Dining
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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™: Sightseeing Today, 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.

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: Tonight, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
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.

Transfer to the airport this morning.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp) Cat A Balcony Suite with Business Class Flights from
06 August 2018 (in reverse) £5,840 £6,140
12 August 2018 £5,640 £5,940
20 August 2018 (in reverse) £5,940 £5,940
26 August 2018 £5,640 £5,940
03 September 2018 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
17 September 2018 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
23 September 2018 £5,990 £6,290
01 October 2018 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
07 October 2018 £6,140 £6,440
15 October 2018 (in reverse) £6,140 £6,440
21 October 2018 £6,140 £6,440
29 October 2018 (in reverse) £6,140 £6,440
12 November 2018 (in reverse) £6,140 £6,440
26 November 2018 (in reverse) £6,290 £6,590
02 December 2018 £6,140 £6,440
07 January 2019 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
13 January 2019 £5,990 £6,290
21 January 2019 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
27 January 2019 £5,990 £6,290
04 February 2019 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
10 February 2019 £5,645 £6,290
18 February 2019 (in reverse) £5,990 £6,290
24 February 2019 £5,940 £6,240
04 March 2019 (in reverse) £5,940 £6,240
10 March 2019 £5,940 £6,240
18 March 2019 (in reverse) £5,940 £6,240
24 March 2019 £5,990 £6,290
01 April 2019 (in reverse) £5,940 £6,240
07 April 2019 £5,840 £6,140

What's Included

  • Upgrade to a Category A Deluxe Balcony Suite or above on selected July 2018 - April 2019 and Fly Free in Business Class if booked by 30th June 2018*
  • 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 & onboard 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 16 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 15 dinners