Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

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

Read reviews 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...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
River Ship
Ship Type
River Ship
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Cambodia, Vietnam
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
343 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
VEM13

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap. We'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. Once you've settled in, enjoy the day at your leisure. Stay Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor
2 Siem Reap
Meet your tour director and fellow travellers at a welcome briefing before heading to Angkor Archaeological Park. Here, discover the last capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its 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 traditional Apsara dance performance, once reserved for the royal family's entertainment. (B/D)
3 Siem Reap
Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a special Signature Experience. Afterwards, enjoy a guided exploration of this well-preserved temple, then return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, a choice of sightseeing awaits. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing. Maybe enjoy an exciting tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d'Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts. Should you wish to get active, take off on a thrilling quad bike adventure, or enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour across the Cambodian countryside. Or if you wish to take things a little easier, a horse and cart ride is ideal, or learn the tasty secrets to Khmer cuisine during a cooking class. For those craving a little retail therapy, a shopping adventure awaits. Or if you desire the ultimate indulgence, surrender to a soothing spa treatment.
  • Tonight, take the opportunity to savour a taste of Cambodia with a choice of local restaurants for dinner.
Signature Experiences:
  • Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat. As the sun rises over this World Heritage-listed monument, stand before the silhouette of the temple's tips, while brilliant shades of orange and pink light up the sky.
4 Kampong Cham, Embark Ship, Koh Pen
Bid farewell to Siem Reap and journey through remote Cambodian villages to Kampong Cham. Here, embark the RV AmaMekong, your home for the next seven nights. Following lunch on board, jump in a tuk tuk and explore the island of Koh Pen. Travelling through shaded lanes, keep an eye out for wooden stilted houses tucked among palm and sandalwood trees. You can see a varying range of crops growing depending on the season, including tobacco, betel nuts, watermelons or coconuts and many more tropical fruits. Tonight, an exclusive Luke Nguyen welcome dinner awaits, showcasing the diverse flavours from the region of the celebrity chef's heritage. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV AmaMekong (B/L/D)
5 Angkor Ban, Oknha Tey
Take a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here, people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, renowned for its silk weaving traditions. Here, gain an insight into the traditional process that has been preserved for centuries. Afterwards, return to your river ship, where you'll relax and unwind before delicious onboard dining tonight. (B/L/D)
6 Phnom Penh, Oudong, Koh Chen
Disembark in Phnom Penh and discover Oudong, a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, enjoy a Signature Experience. On the way back to your ship, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that make copperware. The afternoon is yours to explore Phnom Penh as you wish. Tonight before dinner, be treated to a special Khmer folk performance. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • In Oudong, be treated to a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery.
7 Phnom Penh
Today presents a wealth of included sightseeing choices. After lunch back on board, more choices are presented. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Experience some of Cambodia's sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Otherwise, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride past the railway station and the city's namesake, Wat Phnom. You will also stop to haggle for a bargain at the Central Market. History buffs can embark on a visit to the National Museum, while the active can hop on a leisurely bike ride through the quiet back roads. After lunch, perhaps explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, partake in some retail therapy on a shopping expedition, or take a little high tea indulgence accompanied by panoramic views over Phnom Penh.
8 Phnom Penh, Border Crossing
Depart Phnom Penh for a morning at leisure as your cruise continues along the Mekong. This afternoon, perhaps take in a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship's chefs while border formalities are carried out as you cross into Vietnam. Upon entering, your ship will continue cruising 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 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. Stop to pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. 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 river ship. Perhaps take a moment to watch local life gently glide by. (B/L/D)
10 Sa Dec, Cai Be
Cruise towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. It was here 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, continue to Cai Be and step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral and the colourful port area filled with crumbling colonial buildings and flowering gardens. Afterwards, you'll visit a rice paper manufacturer and learn about how this Vietnamese staple is made. (B/L/D)
11 My Tho, Disembark Ship, Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan or Cu Chi Tunnels
Disembark in My Tho and continue to Ho Chi Minh City, once the bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon. Your first day here offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you'll learn about Vietnam's recent past. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Perhaps 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. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, 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
A range of Freedom of Choice options await today. This evening, we have arranged a special Signature Experience for you. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps rise early and join the locals for a morning Tai Chi class. Then enjoy a leisurely walking discovery 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 ride. 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 take a final shopping spree.
Signature Experiences:
  • Head to Vietnam House where a dinner 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
  • Witness the beauty of Cambodia's World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat as the sun rises over the temple.
  • At Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
  • Participate in a special Buddhist Blessing with monks in the former royal capital of Oudong.
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
Included Meals
  • Luxury dining - a total of 31 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
Accommodation
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the RV AmaMekong
Trip Notes
  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

13 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Relaxed river cruising in warm and friendly Cambodia & Vietnam”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 3 Helpful Votes

First impression in Cambodia is the warm and friendly people. In Siem Reap visiting the temples is a snack by tuk tuk. Angkor Wat and surrounding monuments are special highlights providing a glimpse of past civilisations. The Sofitel Siem Reap is a beautiful retreat with top class facilities and wonderful staff. The five hour coach trip from Siem Reap to the cruise ship allowed us to take in the country side and way of life. The 8 day river cruise was beyond expectations. The ship was well appointed...read more

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Deck Plans

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Category D
Balcony Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Lily Deck (Level 1)

Cabin Types

Balcony Suite Layout
Balcony Suite Layout  
  • Suite Size (300 sq. ft/ 28 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.

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Friday 06 Nov 2020 Wednesday 18 Nov 2020 8,445 per person 316 per person 8,129 per person Enquire
Friday 20 Nov 2020 Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 8,545 per person 320 per person 8,225 per person Enquire
Friday 04 Dec 2020 Wednesday 16 Dec 2020 8,145 per person 304 per person 7,841 per person Enquire
Friday 18 Dec 2020 Wednesday 30 Dec 2020 7,995 per person 298 per person 7,697 per person Enquire
Friday 01 Jan 2021 Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 8,145 per person 304 per person 7,841 per person Enquire
Friday 15 Jan 2021 Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 8,245 per person 308 per person 7,937 per person Enquire
Friday 29 Jan 2021 Wednesday 10 Feb 2021 8,445 per person 316 per person 8,129 per person Enquire
Friday 12 Feb 2021 Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 8,445 per person 316 per person 8,129 per person Enquire
Friday 26 Feb 2021 Wednesday 10 Mar 2021 8,345 per person 312 per person 8,033 per person Enquire
Friday 12 Mar 2021 Wednesday 24 Mar 2021 8,345 per person 312 per person 8,033 per person Enquire
Friday 26 Mar 2021 Wednesday 07 Apr 2021 8,345 per person 312 per person 8,033 per person Enquire
Friday 09 Apr 2021 Wednesday 21 Apr 2021 7,995 per person 298 per person 7,697 per person Enquire
Friday 20 Nov 2020 Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 11,945 per person 456 solo traveller 11,489 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 04 Dec 2020 Wednesday 16 Dec 2020 11,495 per person 438 solo traveller 11,057 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 18 Dec 2020 Wednesday 30 Dec 2020 11,345 per person 432 solo traveller 10,913 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 15 Jan 2021 Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 11,595 per person 442 solo traveller 11,153 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 29 Jan 2021 Wednesday 10 Feb 2021 11,845 per person 452 solo traveller 11,393 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 12 Feb 2021 Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 11,845 per person 452 solo traveller 11,393 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 12 Mar 2021 Wednesday 24 Mar 2021 11,745 per person 448 solo traveller 11,297 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 26 Mar 2021 Wednesday 07 Apr 2021 11,745 per person 448 solo traveller 11,297 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV AmaMekong
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category C $ 495
Category B $ 995
Category A $ 1,295
Bayon Suite $ 2,295
Angkor Suite $ 2,695

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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