with Singapore Airlines departing 5 capital cities, 1 Sep 2017*
3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Siem Reap, 1 -3 Sep 2017
3 night post-cruise accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City, 11 Sep 2017
Encounter the river life of Vietnam and Cambodia yourself on this luxurious River Cruise. Begin your trip down the mighty Mekong in the ancient city of Siem Reap. Be captivated by the array of culture and ruins riverside towns like Phnom Penh, Sa Dec and Cai Be have to offer, then complete your adventure with a few days post cruise in bustling Ho Chi Minh City.
Embark on this 13 night journey through Vietnam and Cambodia with all of your airfares, accommodation & transfers included! Spend 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Siem Reap exploring this beautiful city with a full day tour of Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat. Your journey will then take you on a 7 night luxury cruise onboard the RV AmaLotus from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. Renowned for its luxurious suites, great-tasting cuisine & elegant dining rooms, the RV AmaLotus will keep you entertained from morning to night. Finally, your journey will end with 3 nights in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where you can explore the city & visit the legendary Cu Chi tunnel.
01 Sep 2017 - Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Includes: Private Airport-Hotel transfer, 3nts accommodation with breakfast daily at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap
02 Sep 2017 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Uncover the ancient mysteries on this 10-hour guided Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat day tour.
Includes: 10 hour Angkor Full Day Tour, accommodation & breakfast at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap
03 Sep 2017 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Observe the handiwork of local artisans and pick up some early souvenirs with a 3 hour Les Artisans D'Angkor craft college & Puok Silk farm tour
Includes: 3 hour tour of Les Artisans D'Angkor craft college & Puok Silk farm, accommodation & breakfast at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap
04 Sep 2017 - Transfer to Prek K’dam and board the RV AmaLotus
APT will transfer you from their 'meeting point" to the ship at Prek K 'dam cruise terminal where you will board the luxurious RV AmaLotus, for a 7 day luxury cruise of Vietnam and Cambodia. Delight in an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner as you set sail down the mystical Mekong River
05 Sep 2017 - Kampong Chhnang, Koh Chen
Charting a course north-west from Prek K’dam, your ship will arrive in Kampong Chhnang. Here, board a small boat to explore the wetlands near the village, watching for water birds and traditional fishing traps close to the riverbank. Meet back at your ship and continue sailing to the small village of Koh Chen, which specialises in the production of fine silverware and copperware.
06 Sep 2017 - Prek K’dam, Oudong, Kampong Tralach, Phnom Penh
From Prek K’dam, take a coach to the town of Oudong, which was the royal capital of Cambodia from 1618 until 1866. While you are here, visit the monastery and perhaps take part in a Buddhist blessing experience. Rejoin the ship later as you continue sailing towards Kampong Tralach. Visit the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda, then enjoy an ox cart ride through the countryside, passing rice fields and smiling locals on the way back to your ship. Later, you may like to head to the Sun Deck to take in Phnom Penh’s glorious river promenade as your ship nears the centre of the bustling capital. After dinner, take advantage of your free evening and head out to explore the Cambodian capital by night.
07 Sep 2017 - Phnom Penh
Your discovery of Phnom Penh begins with the chance to select from our range of Freedom of Choice activities. 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, before visiting 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 which is an exciting way to take in a range of city sights, including the Independence Monument and Wat Phnom, a sacred Buddhist pagoda.
08 Sep 2017 - Phnom Penh, Border Crossing
Relax and enjoy the facilities on board your ship as you cruise towards the Vietnamese border. Perhaps take a dip in the pool and watch as rice fields and pagodas drift past, or take in the riverside sights from your private balcony or the lounge. This afternoon, you might like to attend a fruit-carving demonstration while the border crossing formalities are carried out. Later, arrive in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau whereyour ship will dock for the evening.
09 Sep 2017 - Tan Chau, Evergreen Island
Transfer to a small boat for a leisurely 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. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island as you get a rare glimpse into authentic rural life along the Mekong River.
10 Sep 2017 - Sa Dec, Cai Be
Arrive in Sa Dec this morning. 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, watching visitors and pilgrims come and go as they worship and appreciate the artistry of the building. Then continue on to the town of Cai Be. Step ashore to see its French Gothic cathedral, then explore its colourful port area and delight in its colonial buildings and flower gardens. You’ll also visit a rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made by hand.
11 Sep 2017 - My Tho, Disembark Ship
Welcome to Vietnam! It’s time to say goodbye to the ship and transfer to your hotel. A transfer will pick you up from the port and take you to Sofitel Saigon Plaza, HCMC.
Includes: Transfer from port to the hotel, 3nts accommodation & breakfast daily at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza, HCMC
12 Sep 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Visit key locations of Saigon including Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum on this half-day Story of Saigon afternoon tour.
Includes: The story of Saigon afternoon tour, accommodation at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza, HCMC
13 Sep 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The legendary Cu Chi tunnel network is a must see part of Vietnam’s turbulent history.
Includes: Morning Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour, accommodation at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza, HCMC
14 Sep 2017 - Transfer to the airport for your flight home
Your trip has sadly come to an end. A transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport.
Includes: Transfer from the hotel to the airport
- 7 Night Mekong River Cruise with APT onboare RV AmaLotus in a category C cabin
- All main meals & entertainment on board
- All-inclusive sightseeing in up to seven destinations
- Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise
- Onboard gratuities
- Port charges & government fees
- 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap - 4-star/Club Classic Room/Buffet breakfast
- Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat tour - 10hrs
- Les Artisans D'Angkor craft college & Puok Silk farm - 3hrs
- 3nts post cruise accommodation at Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City - 5-star/Superior room/Buffet breakfas
- Return Economy Class airfares from either Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth* to Siem Reap & returning from Ho Chi Minh City.
- Private vehicle transfer from airport to your hotel.
- Private vehicle transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight back to Australia.
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