Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

13 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 13 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights. Enjoy the experience of a 13 day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia including a 7 night cruise along the amazing Mekong River. Visit World-Heritage listed Angkor Archaeological Park and the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Pen...read more

     
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Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Siem Reap
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Ho Chi Minh City
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
Vietnam, Cambodia
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
VEM13

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Siem Reap
Touching down in the bustling northwest province of Siem Reap, you’ll be met by an APT representative and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the exciting city centre. Near the business and entertainment districts, a stay at the Hotel Sofitel Angkor is the perfect introduction to Cambodia. Once you’ve settled in and freshened up, you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor
2 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 afternoon, you’ll explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its bewildering intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and a traditional Apsara dance, a performance once reserved for the royal family’s entertainment. (B/D)
3 Siem Reap
After a Signature Experience at Angkor Wat, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive temple, the best-preserved temple of Angkor and said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a choice of restaurants for dinner. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This afternoon, embark on your selected sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy an exciting tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop where you can shop for local handmade crafts; participate in a fun Apsara dance class; take off on a thrilling quad bike adventure; enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour across the Cambodian countryside; take a horse and cart ride; partake in a traditional Khmer cooking class; go on a shopping adventure; or perhaps indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.
  • Let the many flavours of Cambodia excite your tastebuds. This evening you’ll indulge in a Freedom of Choice dining experience, selecting from a range of hand-picked restaurants for dinner.
Signature Experiences:
  • Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand. As the sun rises over the spectacular World Heritage-listed monument, raise a bubbling glass in celebration.
4 Siem Reap, Embark Ship, Prek K’dam
Transfer to Prek K’dam to embark your luxury river ship. Settle in to your suite before an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner showcasing the diverse flavours from the region of Luke’s heritage. Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus (B/L/D)
5 Kampong Chhnang, Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Today brings you an authentic glimpse into the local way of life as you jump aboard a small boat and head into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Here, watch out for water birds and traditional fishing traps near the riverbank. Afterwards, take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Calling in on a local monastery, you are met by Buddhist monks before receiving a special blessing from them - an unforgettable experience. Afterwards, continue to the village of Kampong Tralach for a visit to the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Then, take an exciting ox cart ride through the countryside, passing lush rice fields and smiling locals on your way back to your ship. (B/L/D)
6 Koh Chen, Phnom Penh
Today, continue sailing to the village of Koh Chen for a walk to visit the fine copperware workshops. Watch the craftsmanship, learning about the process, before taking a look at the final products. Later this afternoon, you are free to explore Cambodia’s buzzing capital, Phnom Penh. You might like to wander the streets and familiarise yourself with the city before returning to your ship for dinner. (B/L/D)
7 Phnom Penh
After breakfast on board, disembark and join your chosen activity. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, you’ll learn of the atrocities inflicted upon Cambodians during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-to-late 1970s. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia, or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk providing an exciting way in which to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which is located on the south side of the palace complex and houses many national treasures. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields.
8 Phnom Penh, Border Crossing
Enjoy your morning on board at leisure, as you cruise towards the Vietnamese border. This afternoon, you might like to take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Vietnam. Alternatively, sit back and watch daily life unfold on the riverbanks - gliding between the two countries can be a distinct experience in itself - before enjoying dinner later this evening. After entering Vietnam, your ship will continue to cruise overnight towards Tan Chau. (B/L/D)
9 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around the riverside town of Tan Chau. Cruise right past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. On board your rickshaw, you’ll glide past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals who are always eager to say hello. Disembarking your rickshaw, you’ll pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Watch as the materials are strung together skilfully, resulting in a number of beautiful and traditional items. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. The remainder of today is left free for you to relax on board your luxurious river ship. Perhaps take a moment to unwind in the spa, or enjoy watching the scenery float past as you lounge on the Sun Deck. This evening, a delicious dinner is served on board. (B/L/D)
10 Sa Dec, Cai Be
The morning takes you towards the quaint town of Sa Dec as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life. This delightfully sleepy locale is where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. On arrival, tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, pay a visit to a traditional Cao Dai temple. Watch visitors and pilgrims come and go, and appreciate the beauty of the building. This afternoon you continue to Cai Be. Once here, step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area, which is filled with crumbling colonial buildings and delightful flowering gardens. Afterwards, you’ll visit a rice paper manufacturer and learn about how this traditional Vietnamese food is made. (B/L/D)
11 Disembark Cruise, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels
Disembark at My Tho Port and continue to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Once a bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon, today Ho Chi Minh City offers a myriad of attractions that display both its rich culture and fascinating history. Your first day in Ho Chi Minh City offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you’ll learn about Vietnam’s recent past. Retire at the Park Hyatt Saigon after. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • On the first Signature Experience, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross - a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. On the second alternative, visit the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, as well as hospitals and weapon caches.
12 Ho Chi Minh City
Choose from our extensive range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities today. In the evening, indulge in a final Signature Experience. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. Or jump on the back of a motorbike for an exciting city tour. Alternatively, tour the Ky Long Art Villa where you’ll learn about Vietnamese lacquer art and see artist workshops. You may like to try out your culinary skills with a fun cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio, or delight in an exciting shopping tour.
Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, celebrate your journey with a special dinner. Head to Vietnam House where an impressive menu created by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen awaits.
13 Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy breakfast and a free morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • At Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
  • Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple.
  • Partake in an authentic Buddhist blessing at the Monastery of Oudong.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
Included Meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 31 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
Accommodation
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Stay in iconic hotels like the Park Hyatt Saigon, chosen for world-class service and stylish décor.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Deck Plans

Sadec Suite
Owners Suite
Sadec Deck (Level 4)

Cabin Types

Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite  Balcony Suite Layout  
  • Suite Size (226 sq. ft/ 21 sq m)
  • Spacious ensuite with a hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries in all suites.
  • Outside Balcony, Panoramic Balcony and individual climate control in all suites.
  • Large amount of space per guest.

Prices & Dates

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Friday 02 Aug 2019 Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 5,995 per person 218 per person 5,777 per person Enquire
Friday 16 Aug 2019 Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 5,995 per person 218 per person 5,777 per person Enquire
Friday 30 Aug 2019 Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 6,095 per person 222 per person 5,873 per person Enquire
Friday 13 Sep 2019 Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 6,795 per person 250 per person 6,545 per person Enquire
Friday 27 Sep 2019 Wednesday 09 Oct 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Thursday 10 Oct 2019 Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
Friday 11 Oct 2019 Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Thursday 24 Oct 2019 Tuesday 05 Nov 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
Friday 25 Oct 2019 Wednesday 06 Nov 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Thursday 07 Nov 2019 Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
Friday 08 Nov 2019 Wednesday 20 Nov 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Thursday 21 Nov 2019 Tuesday 03 Dec 2019 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
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Thursday 05 Dec 2019 Tuesday 17 Dec 2019 6,695 per person 246 per person 6,449 per person Sold Out
Friday 06 Dec 2019 Wednesday 18 Dec 2019 6,695 per person 246 per person 6,449 per person Enquire
Thursday 16 Jan 2020 Tuesday 28 Jan 2020 6,795 per person 250 per person 6,545 per person Sold Out
Friday 17 Jan 2020 Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 6,795 per person 250 per person 6,545 per person Enquire
Thursday 30 Jan 2020 Tuesday 11 Feb 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
Friday 31 Jan 2020 Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Thursday 13 Feb 2020 Tuesday 25 Feb 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Sold Out
Friday 14 Feb 2020 Wednesday 26 Feb 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Friday 28 Feb 2020 Wednesday 11 Mar 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Friday 13 Mar 2020 Wednesday 25 Mar 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Friday 27 Mar 2020 Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Friday 10 Apr 2020 Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 6,895 per person 254 per person 6,641 per person Enquire
Friday 27 Sep 2019 Wednesday 09 Oct 2019 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 11 Oct 2019 Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 31 Jan 2020 Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 14 Feb 2020 Wednesday 26 Feb 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 28 Feb 2020 Wednesday 11 Mar 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 13 Mar 2020 Wednesday 25 Mar 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 27 Mar 2020 Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 10 Apr 2020 Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 9,695 per person 366 solo traveller 9,329 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV AmaLotus
Category C $ 0
Category B $ 695
Category B+ $ 1,195
Category A $ 1,395
Sadec Suite $ 2,195
Owners Suite $ 2,595

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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