Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

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Discover Vietnam and Cambodia by river and land.

Enjoy the amazing experience of cruising the Mekong River for 7 nights, and 2 nights spent in magical Ha Long Bay. Visit remote local communities, where you’ll gain a deeper insight into the local cultures, their customs and their ways of life.

Highlights
  • Absorb the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on a three day cruise.
  • Drink in hand, you'll watch the golden glow of a sun rise over the temples of Angkor Wat.
  • Visit Hue’s Imperial Citadel, an impressive walled fortress and palace.
Destinations
  • Asia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
Tour Types
  • River Cruise
  • Scenic
  • Singles
  • Small Group
  • Land Journey
  • History
  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • Cultural
Day 1: Depart London
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Vietnam.

Day 2: Arrive Hanoi
Today you’ll arrive in Hanoi and be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel then enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. Hanoi is both bustling and beautiful with many peaceful lakes that contrast with the busy city to make this part of Vietnam truly unique. Take your time to explore this exciting city before enjoying a welcome dinner this evening at your hotel.
Accommodation: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi
A guided tour of Hanoi will take you to the city’s most famous historic and cultural sites. Then, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity.

Day 4: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay
Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long for your Signature Experience cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, as you traverse through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay. Later on, tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave with its thousands of beautiful stalactites. Relax on board during dinner this evening.
Accommodation: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, The Au Co

Day 5: Ha Long Bay
Perhaps enjoy tai chi on the sun deck. After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising past the floating villages of Cua Van and Vung Vieng before visiting Cong Dam fishing village by bamboo boat or kayak. After lunch, arrive at Cat Ba Island to visit the Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village. Here, explore the sights of the island by bike.

Day 6: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An
This morning, cruise beside the Surprise Grotto and Titov Island. The stunning islands, a slow creation of humid weather and tectonic activity, are a beautiful sight to be greeted with. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, take a scenic coach ride to the historic city of Hoi An. Arrive at your five-star hotel situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Here you will enjoy three relaxing nights amid Art Nouveau-inspired surrounds.
Accommodation: Three Nights, Hotel Royal Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An
This morning, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps take a walking tour of Hoi An, enjoy an eco-tour of the surrounding countryside, or join an enchanting bicycle tour. Alternatively, head to the city’s finest tailors to be fitted for a complimentary shirt or blouse, or enjoy some rest and relaxation during an indulgent spa treatment. With the afternoon then at your leisure, perhaps explore more of bustling Hoi An. Tonight, enjoy a tantalising dinner at one of the city’s restaurants.

Day 8: Hoi An
You can experience the true personality of a city at its markets, and Hoi An is no exception. Enjoy a Signature Experience over lunch before an afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 9: Hoi An, Hue
Your journey continues towards Hue as you travel past the towering Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang. Cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the country’s most scenic and stunning hillside roads, as you continue on your way. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch in a lush garden restaurant before visiting Hue’s impressive Imperial Citadel and the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, the historic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Tonight, be treated to an indulgent Emperor Feast, featuring sumptuous royal-inspired Vietnamese cuisine unique to this region.
Accommodation: Hue, La Résidence Hotel & Spa

Day 10: Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Check in to your luxurious hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels
Today choose from two Signature Experiences. This evening, another Signature Experience awaits over dinner.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Cruise
Select one of our Freedom of Choice activities today. Later, transfer to My Tho to embark your ship. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner with your fellow guests.
Accommodation: Seven Nights: Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus

Day 13: Cai Be, Sa Dec
Step ashore in Cai Be to visit the French Gothic cathedral and a local rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy lunch back on board as you cruise towards Sa Dec. Here, enjoy a boat ride, then visit a Cao Dai temple.

Day 14: Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing, Phnom Penh
Take a small boat along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour through the village and visit a silk and rattan workshop. Visit an evergreen island, then perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration.

Day 15: Phnom Penh
You may like to rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. Disembark and enjoy a Freedom of Choice inclusion.

Day 16: Phnom Penh, Koh Chen
This morning, you can relax aboard your ship or discover the city’s attractions on your own. Later today, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware.

Day 17: Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Disembark and set off by coach on a morning tour of the graceful town of Oudong. Visit the monastery for a special Buddhist blessing experience before continuing to Kampong Tralach and visiting the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Later, take an ox cart through rice fields back to your river ship.

Day 18: Kampong Chhnang
Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Then return to your ship and head towards Prek K’dam. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board your ship.

Day 19: Prek K’dam, Disembark Cruise, Siem Reap
Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon.
Accommodation: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Day 20: Siem Reap
Afterwards your Signature Experience, enjoy a guided tour of this impressive temple, then return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm and visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA).

Day 21: Siem Reap
Embark on your selected activity today. Tonight, take in an Apsara dance performance, once reserved for the royal family’s entertainment, before a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Day 22: Depart Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast this morning in Siem Reap. You might like to take the time to converse with fellow travellers about all the special moments you have shared. Afterwards, say farewell to your Tour Director and other travellers, and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 23: Arrive London


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Touring with APT

It’s the extra little things APT think of that make your journey totally unforgettable. Whether it’s the inspirational destinations; eye opening experiences; or the fact that so much is included in the price, rest assured APT takes care of everything.

Learn from expert inside knowledge whilst you explore iconic sites – as well as discovering undiscovered gems at lesser known locations. Experience a new perspective on the world as the sights, sounds and flavours of unfamiliar cultures are vividly brought to life by their hand-picked local guides. And enjoy the unparalleled level of care and attention APT has refined over 90 years of family ownership.

APT offer a choice of Luxury or Essential river cruises and tours (Essential holidays are operated by APT Travelmarvel). There’s so much included from excursions, tipping, port charges and flights. Luxury even includes private home-to-airport  transfers and a range of Signature Experiences, giving you once-in-a-lifetime moments. And because everyone is different, the Freedom of Choice concept allows you to tailor your sightseeing in select locations, your way, at no additional cost.

But it’s the attention to detail in their personal service that truly sets APT apart. Their guests think so too. They’ve given them a 5 star TrustPilot rating.

Delight in every detail. That’s the APT Difference.

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