FROM $7,795
14 DAYS

DISCOVER VIETNAM & CAMBODIA IN 2019/20 WITH APT AND FLY FREE*!

From great mega-cities to quiet backwater villages, Vietnam and Cambodia is a world of unique possibilities where ancient and modern wonders coexist. Wildly captivating and spiritual, be welcomed by a world of idyllic landscapes and architectural triumphs across the best of Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Take inspiration from the below itineraries:

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam And Mekong River Cruise

14 days, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

14 days from $7,795*pp
Fly Free* or Fly Business Class for $1,495*

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Cooking Class With Luke: Enjoy a cooking class hosted by Luke at his cooking studio, GRAIN by Luke Nguyen, in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House: At Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
  • Sunrise At Angkor Wat: Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat with a drink in hand as the sun rises over the temple.

INCLUSIONS:

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 34 meals

Vietnam And Cambodia Discovery

17 Days, Hanoi to Siem Reap 

17 days from $8,995*pp
Fly Free* or Fly Business Class for $1,495*

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ha Long Bay Cruise: Absorb the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay on a three day cruise.
  • Luke Nguyen's Vietnam House: At Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
  • Ta Prohm Temple: Discover the world heritage listed Temple of Ta Prohm.

INCLUSIONS:

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 12 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Seven-night Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 42 meals

Amazing experiences in Vietnam and Cambodia awaits you with APT! For a limited time, book now and fly free*! Simply fill out the enquiry form or give us a call on 1300 487 283 to book.

*Terms and conditions apply: *Fly Free Including Taxes: Book by 28th February 2019. Offer valid when booking Vietnam and Cambodia tour of 13 days or more departing from the 1st July 2019 to the 30th April 2020 . Offer includes air taxes up to the value of $200 per person. Offer is based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) with Singapore Airlines or another airline of APT’s choosing depending on routing. Flights are available from from Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out, surcharges apply. A non-refundable deposit of $2000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date. All information is correct as at 12 September 2018 but are subject to availability, black-out periods and change or withdrawal. Itinerary advertised is taken from the supplier. For more information please contact your itravel agent. Promotion ends 28th February 2019 unless sold out prior.

TOUR DETAILS - Available on APT 2019/20 itineraries

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam And Mekong River Cruise

DAY 1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) today, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxury hotel to begin your exciting journey.

Stay: Three Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Daily : Dinner

DAY 2 Ho Chi Minh City

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Later tonight, head to Luke’s own restaurant Vietnam House, for a special dinner menu created by Luke Nguyen.

LUKE NGUYEN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Meet APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen this morning. He’ll then guide you through the bustling streets of Old Saigon where you’ll wander the atmospheric neighbourhoods. Dodge swarms of motorbikes as they whirl amid the bustling streets. During the walk, you’ll also visit the area in which Luke’s parents grew up and meet his extended family of aunties and uncles.

LUKE NGUYEN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an exclusive cooking class with Luke at his culinary school, GRAIN by Luke Nguyen, where you’ll learn how to prepare some of his favourite Vietnamese dishes.

Embark on a special Luke Nguyen Signature Experience this morning. After, visit GRAIN by Luke Nguyen for another exclusive experience. The day is tied off with a delicious and exclusive dinner at Vietnam House.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 3 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Today you are able to select one of two fascinating Signature Experiences. Perhaps journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war.

LUKE NGUYEN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Back in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy dinner at a restaurant personally selected by Luke.

This morning, you have the choice between two equally fascinating Signature Experiences. Then following afternoon of leisure time, a special Luke Nguyen Signature Experience awaits at dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 4 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Perhaps enjoy a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, taking in the charming French colonial architecture as you visit the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office. You might like to jump on the back of a motorbike and tour the city or visit the Ky Long Art Villa to learn the techniques of Vietnamese lacquer art and see active artist workshops. Alternatively, join a shopping tour.

LUKE NGUYEN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Vietnamese dinner on board your river ship.

Explore the exciting Vietnamese city, Ho Chi Minh City, on one of our Freedom of Choice activities. Later, transfer to My Tho to embark your luxury river ship where you’ll enjoy a Luke Nguyen Signature Experience for dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5 Cai Be, Sa Dec

A local boat will take you to the river-land town of Cai Be today. Step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral and colourful port area, which is filled with colonial buildings and delightful flower gardens. Afterwards, visit a rice paper manufacturer then enjoy lunch back on board as your ship cruises towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This 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 Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Later, visit a colourful Cao Dai temple, watching visitors and pilgrims come and go as they worship and appreciate the artistry of the building.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 6 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing

LUKE NGUYEN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This afternoon, take part in an exclusive ‘Get to Know Luke’ session, where APT’s Ambassador will discuss fascinating details of his background and passion for food while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.

After a breakfast on your ship, disembark and transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. Cruise past a floating fish farm, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island as you observe traditional rural Mekong life. Enjoy a delicious dinner later this evening and cross into Cambodia towards the capital.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 7 Phnom Penh

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the 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, before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Another option is a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia. Or, you might like to embark on a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.

Perhaps rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. After breakfast, disembark and enjoy one of APT’s many immersive Freedom of Choice inclusions. Return to your luxury river ship for dinner this evening.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 8 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

With some free time at hand, perhaps you’ll enjoy a late breakfast and a restful morning on board. Or, you can set out to discover the city’s many attractions independently. Later, your cruise continues, this time to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. On arrival here, you’ll visit some of the home workshops to watch locals manufacture these fine handmade wares. You will also have the chance to purchase a memento. Return to your ship for a relaxing afternoon before dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 9 Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Disembark and travel by coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, visit the monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience. Continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda before an ox cart takes you through rice fields and a small village to rejoin your ship and continue your journey.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10 Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy an authentic glimpse into the local way of life today with a small boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Afterwards, you’ll return to your ship and cruise towards Prek K’dam. This evening, reflect on the days that have just gone by as you enjoy your last night on board your ship and indulge in a Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests. Take some time to relax and prepare for the next portion of your exciting journey.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 11 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- DIning
Enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants.

Farewell your crew in Prek K’dam this morning and transfer to your luxurious hotel in Siem Reap. After settling in, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the last and most enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, where you’ll see the 12th-century temple, Bayon.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 12 Siem Reap

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Rise early this morning and travel to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

After your 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. Afterwards, return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure. 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. A free evening in the city then gives you the chance to step out and explore the local dining scene at your leisure. Your APT Tour Director can point you in the direction of some fantastic restaurants.

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 13 Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
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.

Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. Afterwards, with the afternoon at leisure, you might like to step out to explore the city independently. Tonight before your Farewell Dinner, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance, a dance that was once reserved for the royal family’s entertainment, and tells an interesting tale.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 14 Depart Siem Reap

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Siem Reap this morning. Take the time to chat to fellow travellers about the adventures you have just been through, and memories you now share. Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
Breakfast

 

Vietnam And Cambodia Discovery

DAY 1 Arrive Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Later this evening, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and your local guide during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Daily :
Dinner

DAY 2 Hanoi

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining
How your evening evolves is also up to you; choose from a selection of superb local restaurants for dinner.

A guided morning tour of Hanoi will take 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. This evening, the choice is yours again for dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 3 Hanoi, Ha Long Bay

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Embark on your three-day cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.

Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long. Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets this afternoon, gliding slowly over the azure waters. Enjoy lunch on board, as you traverse through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay and later, tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave with its thousands of beautiful stalactites. Relax on board during dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, The Au Co

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 4 Ha Long Bay

Perhaps enjoy tai chi on the sun deck during a morning spent cruising the bay. 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. Here, you can explore the floating village and see how the residents live. After a traditional lunch on board, you will 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. Upon retiring to The Au Co for the evening, relax and enjoy dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5 Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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, transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where you’ll be met by your Tour Director. Take a moment to settle in to your hotel before enjoying a delicious dinner.

Stay: Two Nights at Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 6 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
You may 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, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This evening, head to Vietnam House for a tantalising and exclusive dinner - a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.

Today choose from two Signature Experiences before a delicious Signature Experience dinner at Luke Nguyen’s exclusive restaurant, Vietnam House.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 7 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps enjoy a 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.

After a Freedom of Choice sightseeing experience this morning, transfer to My Tho and embark your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 8 Cai Be, Sa Dec

A local boat will take you to the beautiful river-land town of Cai Be today. 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. The morning then takes you onwards to a rice paper manufacturer where you’ll see how Vietnamese rice paper is made. Lunch will be served back on board later as your ship cruises past scenes of charming rural life towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. This delightfully sleepy locale is where iconic 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.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 9 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing, Phnom Penh

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. Ride past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals eager to say hello. Disembarking your rickshaw, you’ll pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop, and watch as the materials are carefully strung together. 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 as you cross the border into Cambodia and cruise towards Phnom Penh.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10 Phnom Penh

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
After breakfast, perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, which 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 before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum which is 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 taking in city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.

Spend the day embarking on a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing excursion.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 11 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen
With a free morning in Phnom Penh, you may like to enjoy a restful start to the day and stay aboard your ship. Or, make use of your time in this beautiful city and head out on your own to discover the sights and attractions. Your APT Cruise Director can provide inspiration should you need it. Later in the day, your ship will cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. Here you’ll visit some of the delicate home-workshops that manufacture beautiful handmade copper souvenirs. Watch the clever artisans at work and perhaps purchase a memento to take home for family or friends. After an exploration, you will return to your river ship for a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers. Perhaps take a moment to relay the day’s events over a drink.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 12 Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Today brings you an authentic glimpse into religious and lifestyle traditions of locals. Disembarking this morning, you’ll take a coach to Oudong, the fascinating royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. Set in the foothills of Phnom Udong Mountain, the town is surrounded by beautiful nature. 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 luxury river ship. Once back on board, take a moment to unwind before joining fellow guests for a delicious dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 13 Kampong Chhnang
Board a small boat and head to the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Known as the ‘Clay Pot Port’, the local people craft pottery under their stilt homes on the river. Afterwards, return to your ship and cast off towards Prek K’dam. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 14 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
Choose from a number of local restaurants this evening for dinner.

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.

Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 15 Siem Reap
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
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.

After soaking up the majesty of Angkor Wat in the early morning sun, enjoy a guided tour of this 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. 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.

Daily :
Breakfast

DAY 16 Siem Reap
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a 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.

Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. With the afternoon at leisure, you might like to step out and explore the city independently. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
Breakfast Dinner

DAY 17 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 onward flight.

Daily :
Breakfast

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