• Angkor Wat
  • Floating market at Cai Be
  • Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights of the Mekong

This luxury cruise along the Mekong explores the contrasts of Vietnam and Cambodia and includes hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, unique Signature Experiences and Manchester flights

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14 Nights

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This luxury holiday combines hotel stays in lively Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with a cruise along the Mekong past traditional villages, virtually untouched by time.

Attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross or head to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City, before embarking your luxurious ship, AmaLotus. Highlights include the traditional Cao Dai temple in picturesque Cai Be, the opportunity to explore Phnom Penh by tuk tuk, and a boat trip into the beautiful wetlands near Kampong Chhnang.

Disembark for a three-night stay in Siem Reap, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat. Watch the sun rise over this breathtaking temple complex and visit a centre which supports disadvantaged children.

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Day 1 : UK - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Fly from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel the Park Hyatt. Tonight, meet fellow guests and your APT Tour Director during a briefing and a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh City - Long Tan Or Cu Chi Tunnels

Today you are able to choose from two Signature Invitations. On the first, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. Tonight, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner, complete with matching wines at Vietnam House. Stay at the Park Hyatt hotel.

Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City

Choose from a range of fun activities today. There is a walking tour of the city, a tour of the Ky Long Art Villa, a cooking class at Luke Nguyen's cooking studio or a shopping trip. Later, embark on your eight-day luxury Lower Mekong River cruise, a true highlight of your journey. Enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Cai Be - Sa Dec

Step ashore in Cai Be and head to a local rice paper manufacturer before cruising to Sa Dec. Here learn about Marguerite Duras' novel The Lover and visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Tan Chau - Evergreen Island

Explore Tan Chau by small boat and rickshaw then head to a remote evergreen island to experience authentic rural Mekong life. This afternoon cross into Cambodia.

Day 7 : Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Choose from a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, a visit to the infamous Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, an excursion to the National Museum of Cambodia and a guided city tour by tuk tuk. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Phnom Penh - Koh Chen

Spend the morning at leisure in Phnom Penh. Later today, cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. You'll also visit some home workshops to watch the artisans at work. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Oudong - Kampong Tralach

Travel to Oudong and enjoy a visit to a monastery where local monks will give you a Buddhist blessing. Later, visit the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda and enjoy an ox cart ride back to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang before returning to the ship and casting off towards Prek K'dam. Tonight, there is a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 11 : Siem Reap

Disembark for the final time and transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap, the Hotel Sofitel Angkor, for a three-night stay. Visit the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park with highlights including the 12th-century Bayon temple. (B,D)

Day 12 : Siem Reap - Angkor

Enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the sun rise at Angkor Wat. Afterwards, tour this magnificent temple, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. The afternoon is spent visiting the temple of Ta Prohm which is famous for its intertwined trees and the Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports disadvantaged children. (B)

Day 13 : Siem Reap - Angkor

Choose from a selection of sightseeing activities, before enjoying an Apsara dance performance and Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 14 : Siem Reap

Choose from a selection of sightseeing activities, before enjoying an Aspara dance performance and Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 15 : UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

This itinerary is subject to change. The sequence and duration of visits may vary due to tides, river conditions, and national holidays.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise aboard the luxurious RV AMALotus, including all meals plus complimentary house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion on board
  • Stay in the heart of the city at the Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy the beautiful garden surrounds at Siem Reap’s Hotel Sofitel Angkor
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Return international flights from Manchester Airport, flights and transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Enjoy 31 meals - 12 full breakfasts, 8 lunches and 11 dinners
  • International wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks throughout your cruise
  • Enjoy Freedom of Choice Touring options in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
  • Enjoy Freedom of Choice Dining in Siem Reap
  • Services of a professional Tour Director
  • Port charges and air taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia

Special Features

  • During low water season, you will disembark in Prek K'dam and transfer by coach to Siem Reap. Access is restricted on Tonle Sap due to low water levels. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap may occur.
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