Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights 2018 & 2019 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.

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!

Temple in Ho Chi Minh

Itinerary

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.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp) Cat A Balcony Suite with Business Class Flights from
27 July 2018 (in reverse) SOLD OUT £4,890
02 August 2018 £4,590 £4,890
10 August 2018 (in reverse) £4,690 £5,390
16 August 2018 £4,490 £4,790
24 August 2018 (in reverse) £4,490 £4,790
30 August 2018 £4,490 £4,790
07 September 2018 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
13 September 2018 £4,840 £5,140
21 September 2018 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
27 September 2018 £4,840 £5,140
05 October 2018 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
11 October 2018 £4,940 £5,290
19 October 2018 (in reverse) £4,940 £5,290
25 October 2018 £4,940 £5,290
02 November 2018 (in reverse) £4,940 £5,290
08 November 2018 £4,940 £5,290
16 November 2018 (in reverse) £4,940 £5,290
22 November 2018 (in reverse) £4,940 £5,690
30 November 2018 (in reverse) £5,140 £5,440
06 December 2018 £4,990 £5,290
11 January 2019 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
17 January 2019 £4,840 £5,140
25 January 2019 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
31 January 2019 £4,840 £5,140
08 February 2019 (in reverse) £4,840 £5,140
14 February 2019 £4,840 £5,140
28 February 2019 £4,790 £5,090
08 March 2019 (in reverse) £4,790 £5,090
14 March 2019 £4,790 £5,090
22 March 2019 (in reverse) £4,790 £5,090
28 March 2019 £4,790 £5,090
05 April 2019 (in reverse) £4,640 £4,940
11 April 2019 £4,640 £4,940

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.

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 & 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