Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

17 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Hanoi to Siem Reap with APT

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 17 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery. Imagine experiencing both Ha Long Bay and the Mekong River in one fantastic adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience dramatic landscapes, cheerful locals, delicious cuisine...read more

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Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Hanoi
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Siem Reap
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:
Vietnam, Cambodia
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
343 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
3 Reviews
Trip Code:
VEMR17

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Hanoi
On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. Later this evening, get to know your fellow travellers and your local guide during a welcome dinner. Stay Two Nights: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (D)
2 Hanoi
A guided tour of Hanoi takes you to the city's most famous historical and cultural sites. Then, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang, world-famous for its pottery. Or, relax and enjoy a foot massage back at your hotel. Embark on a walking tour to observe Hanoi's French colonial architecture, and explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House, or take in a water puppet show. Another option is a leisurely bicycle ride past Hanoi's lush rice paddy fields.
  • Tonight, you're invited to choose from a vast range of equally superb restaurants that have been carefully selected for you.
3 Hanoi, Ha Long Bay
Travel by coach to Ha Long and set sail among thousands of limestone islets this afternoon, gliding slowly over the waters towards Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy lunch on board, and later, arrive at the mysterious Trinh Nu Cave. Here, you can swim in the emerald waters or sunbathe on a private beach nestled behind the cave. Tonight, perhaps take in a fun Vietnamese cooking demonstration on board your ship. Stay Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, The Au Co (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Embark on your three-day cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
4 Ha Long Bay
Awake early and as the sun rises, perhaps rejuvenate your body and soul with a Tai Chi class. Gain a first glimpse of Cat Ba island before disembarking to discover Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village. Here, explore the sights of the island by bike. After lunch back on board, continue to Ba Ham Lake, where the active may wish to head out on a kayak to explore deserted sandy beaches. Relax over dinner aboard The Au Co this evening. (B/L/D)
5 Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Cua Van Floating Culture Centre, considered one of the most beautiful spots in Ha Long Bay. Disembark your ship and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be met by your tour director. Stay Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon (B/L/D)
6 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan or Cu Chi Tunnels
Choose from one of two Signature Experiences today. Tonight, another Signature Experience awaits. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Embark on your three-day cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
  • Head to Vietnam House to dine on a menu created personally by APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen.
7 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship
Exploring more of Ho Chi Minh City, select from the array of Freedom of Choice experiences on offer. Later, transfer to My Tho and embark your ship. Stay Seven Nights: Mekong River, RV AmaMekong (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Why not join a motorbike, shopping or walking tour? Or, visit Ky Long Art Villa to learn about Vietnamese lacquer art or enjoy a cooking class at GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio.
8 Cai Be, Sa Dec
In Cai Be, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, at a rice paper manufacturer, learn how this Vietnamese staple is made. Continue to Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour his former home and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras' best-selling novel, The Lover. After, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. (B/L/D)
9 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing
Transfer to a small boat to cruise the tiny tributaries around the town of Tan Chau. Pass a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a fun rickshaw tour and a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, step back in time as you experience authentic rural Mekong life on a nearby evergreen island. The remainder of today is yours to relax on board and soak up views of the Mekong. Upon entering Cambodia, you'll cruise towards its enthralling capital, Phnom Penh. (B/L/D)
10 Phnom Penh
Explore Cambodia's past or present today with a range of Freedom of Choice experiences. After lunch back on board, more choices await. The evening is yours to relax. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps experience some of Cambodia's sobering history with a visit to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, see the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge's notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Or, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride with a stop at the Central Market. History buffs can visit the National Museum or, if you prefer, take a leisurely bike ride through the city's quiet back roads. After lunch, either explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, enjoy some shopping or indulge in high tea.
11 Oudong, Koh Chen, Oknha Tey
Today, journey to historic Oudong, which was Cambodia's fascinating royal capital from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you'll enjoy a Signature Experience. On the way back to Phnom Penh, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, which is renowned for its silk manufacturing traditions, preserved over centuries. Here, gain an insight into the traditional silk weaving process. After, return to your river ship to relax before enjoying delicious onboard dining tonight. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • In Oudong, pay a visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks.
12 Angkor Ban
Join 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 traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Continuing cruising towards Siem Reap this afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure on board. Perhaps go for a dip in the pool, or kick back on the Sun Deck with a good book and relax as life along the Mekong passes you by. (B/L/D)
13 Kampong Cham, Koh Pen
If you are feeling active this morning, perhaps set out on a walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You'll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. Lunch is back on board, before taking a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. On your ship this evening, toast the end of your cruise during a final farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
14 Kampong Cham, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap
Disembark your ship in Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon. In Siem Reap tonight, dine in one of the local restaurants. Stay Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tonight, take the opportunity to savour a taste of Cambodia with a choice of local restaurants for dinner.
15 Siem Reap
Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park for a Signature Experience. After experiencing the majesty of World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, enjoy a guided exploration of what is regarded as Angkor's best-preserved temple, said to be the world's largest single religious monument. Relax back at your hotel after breakfast. Then this afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site which is famous for its intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art' (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. The evening is at your leisure. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • At Angkor Archaeological Park, enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.
16 Siem Reap
Explore Siem Reap your way today. The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you like, before tonight's traditional Apsara dance performance and a delicious farewell dinner. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath for a Buddhist blessing or enjoy a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d'Angkor workshop. If you're feeling energetic, join a quad bike adventure or take a leisurely bicycle tour through the Cambodian countryside. Other options include a horse and cart ride, a traditional Khmer cooking class, a shopping adventure, or why not indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.
17 Depart Siem Reap
Farewell Siem Reap after breakfast this morning, as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Absorb the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on a three day cruise.
  • At Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
  • Discover the world heritage listed Temple of Ta Prohm.
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Three day Ha Long Bay cruise
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
Included Meals
  • Luxury dining - a total of 43 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
Accommodation
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the RV AmaMekong
  • Aboard the luxurious Au Co, you'll be treated to the finest service and amenities for your Ha Long Bay cruise.
Trip Notes
  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise and flights as specified

Reviews (3)

17 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Wonderful holiday in Vietnam & Cambodia”
- WA, Australia Apr 2016 2 Helpful Votes

I had an absolutely wonderful holiday. I have booked twice before with Global Journeys and I would not hesitate to do so again. Nothing is too much trouble and everything went smoothly. We had a mixture of age groups and everyone gelled very well. I would suggest if going to Cambodia that maybe a cooler time of year would be better than the 44 degree heat we had.

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“Best holiday ever.”
- NSW, Australia Feb 2016 View Photo

I had a few reservations before going to SE Asia feeling that this region was out of my comfort zone. This was our first tour and I have to say it was the best holiday I have ever had! I loved every minute of it and couldn't fault anything - except perhaps that we were all caught out by exceptionally cold weather in Hanoi and froze in our summer clothes! I really feel that I have the travel bug now and can't wait to peruse the options for another tour next year ( and the year after.....). Loved...read more

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“An unusual trip”
- QLD, Australia Dec 2015 1 Helpful Vote

Our trip with APT through Vietnam and Cambodia was a real eye opener. Accommodation was first class, tour operators and guides were excellent. My favourite part of the tour was our two days on Ha Long Bay, it is such a spectacular sight and to top it off we had New Years Eve on board which was greatly enjoyed. The river cruise was lovely but the poverty and the history that we heard was a bit depressing. Our hotels in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and Siem Reap were wonderful. Both boats, Ha Long...read more

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Deck Plans

Deckplans are indicative only and may vary slightly.
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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Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 Thursday 12 Nov 2020 10,795 per person 396 per person 10,399 per person Enquire
Tuesday 10 Nov 2020 Thursday 26 Nov 2020 10,795 per person 396 per person 10,399 per person Enquire
Tuesday 24 Nov 2020 Thursday 10 Dec 2020 11,095 per person 396 per person 10,699 per person Enquire
Tuesday 08 Dec 2020 Thursday 24 Dec 2020 10,495 per person 384 per person 10,111 per person Enquire
Tuesday 22 Dec 2020 Thursday 07 Jan 2021 10,495 per person 384 per person 10,111 per person Enquire
Tuesday 05 Jan 2021 Thursday 21 Jan 2021 10,495 per person 384 per person 10,111 per person Enquire
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021 Thursday 04 Feb 2021 10,595 per person 388 per person 10,207 per person Enquire
Tuesday 02 Feb 2021 Thursday 18 Feb 2021 10,795 per person 396 per person 10,399 per person Enquire
Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Thursday 04 Mar 2021 10,795 per person 396 per person 10,399 per person Enquire
Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 Thursday 18 Mar 2021 10,695 per person 392 per person 10,303 per person Enquire
Tuesday 16 Mar 2021 Thursday 01 Apr 2021 10,695 per person 392 per person 10,303 per person Enquire
Tuesday 30 Mar 2021 Thursday 15 Apr 2021 10,595 per person 388 per person 10,207 per person Enquire
Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 Thursday 12 Nov 2020 15,395 per person 580 solo traveller 14,815 solo traveller Enquire
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Tuesday 24 Nov 2020 Thursday 10 Dec 2020 15,695 per person 580 solo traveller 15,115 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 08 Dec 2020 Thursday 24 Dec 2020 14,995 per person 564 solo traveller 14,431 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 22 Dec 2020 Thursday 07 Jan 2021 14,995 per person 564 solo traveller 14,431 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 05 Jan 2021 Thursday 21 Jan 2021 14,995 per person 564 solo traveller 14,431 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021 Thursday 04 Feb 2021 15,145 per person 570 solo traveller 14,575 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 02 Feb 2021 Thursday 18 Feb 2021 15,395 per person 580 solo traveller 14,815 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Thursday 04 Mar 2021 15,395 per person 580 solo traveller 14,815 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 Thursday 18 Mar 2021 15,295 per person 576 solo traveller 14,719 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 16 Mar 2021 Thursday 01 Apr 2021 15,295 per person 576 solo traveller 14,719 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 30 Mar 2021 Thursday 15 Apr 2021 15,145 per person 570 solo traveller 14,575 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

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RV AmaMekong
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Grand Deluxe Cabin $ 50
Executive Balcony Cabin $ 55
Category C $ 495
Long Quan Suite $ 595
Au Co Suite $ 595
Category B $ 995
Category A $ 1,295
Bayon Suite $ 2,295
Angkor Suite $ 2,695

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