Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights APT River Cruise

Centred around a captivating Mekong River cruise, explore a world of iconic landmarks, unique cultures and ethereal beauty on a fully inclusive luxury tour of Vietnam & Cambodia. From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City and ancient temples of Angkor, to remote villages only accessible by water – you will enjoy an in-depth discovery of a truly fascinating region.

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Itinerary

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

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the exciting Siem Reap city centre. You can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the temple of Bayon. This afternoon, explore Ta Prohm before visiting ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), an organisation providing support for local children. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and traditional Apsara dance performance.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining - Tonight, select from a number of authentic local restaurants for dinner.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing - Perhaps join a quad bike adventure, take a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop or be pampered during a spa treatment.
Today, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Angkor Wat before returning to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, a choice of sightseeing awaits.

Transfer to Kampong Cham to embark your luxury river ship. After lunch, an afternoon tour of Koh Pen awaits. Tonight, savour an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.

Visit one of the few preserved villages in Angkor Ban after the Khmer Rouge regime. Cruise to Oknha Tey, famous for its silk weaving traditions, and enjoy a demonstration. Dine onboard tonight.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Disembark in Phnom Penh for a Buddhist blessing ceremony in Oudong.
Stroll through the village Koh Chen to visit some home copperware workshops. Before dinner this evening, be treated to a special Khmer folk performance.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing - Perhaps take in some of Cambodia’s sobering history at the infamous Killing Fields, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride, or explore the Royal Palace.
Today presents a wealth of included sightseeing choices for you to indulge in.

Depart Phnom Penh as you cruise along the Mekong. After entering Vietnam, head towards Tan Chau.

Travel by small boat to Tan Chau, followed by a rickshaw tour. Later, visit Evergreen Island and witness rural Mekong life.

Today, cruise to the quaint town of Sa Dec. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Afterwards, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. This afternoon, a local boat will take you to the town of Cai Be. Step ashore to explore before visiting a local rice paper manufacturer.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Choose from two differing Signature Experiences. On the first, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. Alternatively, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan.
Disembark at My Tho and be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE - This evening, head to Vietnam House where a delicious and exclusive dinner menu, created by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen, awaits.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing - Perhaps jump on the back of a motorbike and tour the vibrant streets of Saigon, or rise early for some city discovery and morning tai chi in the park. Other options include a walking tour of the capital, retail therapy at a bustling Vietnamese market, a tour of artist workshops or an authentic Vietnamese cooking class.
Choose from an extensive range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
Janaury 2020 £5,289
February 2020 £4,795
March 2020 £5,289
April 2020 £5,439
October 2020 £5,095 Premium Economy Flights
November 2020 £5,095 Premium Economy Flights
December 2020 £4,995 Premium Economy Flights
January 2021 £5,195 Premium Economy Flights
February 2021 £5,195 Premium Economy Flights
March 2021 £5,195 Premium Economy Flights
April 2021 £5,095 Premium Economy Flights

What's Included

  • Free return flights on all departures between October 2020 & April 2021 booked before 27th December*
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car†
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion on board‡
  • 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
  • Three nights at the award-winning Hotel Sofitel Angkor in beautiful Siem Reap
  • Seven nights aboard the RV AmaLotus & RV AmaMekong
  • Two nights in Ho Chi Minh City at the Park Hyatt Saigon
  • Enjoy 12 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 11 Dinners

Luke Nguyen Dinnig Experiences

Cruising aboard the luxurious RV AmAmekong, enjoy a Welcome Dinner as well as a Vietnamese share-style meal amid the elegant surrounds of Indochine by Luke Nguyen, a private dining room for a select number of 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. Those who stay with us in Ho Chi Minh City will also be treated to an exciting culinary experience delivered with a modern twist. Exclusive to APT guests, be taken on a gastronomic journey at Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House, delivering traditional and classic Vietnamese recipes, all while reflecting modern trends with culinary impressions.

Visa Requirements

All passengers are solely responsible for meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements, and paying all associated costs.

Vietnam: Passengers making a single entry into Vietnam for up to 15 days are exempt from requiring a visa to travel. Passengers travelling to Vietnam for stays of more than 15 days, or for multiple entries, must obtain a visa prior to departure from the UK.

Cambodia: Passengers can obtain a single entry visa on arrival at Siem Reap Airport, or while cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap aboard the RV AmaLotus or RV La Marguerite. Passengers must carry two passport size photographs to obtain the visa. Payment must be made in US Dollars.

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.