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Discover Vietnam & Cambodia

APT Guided Tours & River Cruises RV Apsara
Date 24th Aug 21
Nights 15 Nights
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
You'll arrive at the airport in Hanoi today and be transferred to the elegant Movenpick Hotel Hanoi. Later in the evening, an Insider Experience kicks your holiday off to a great start. Tuck into a delicious Welcome Dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
Look forward to a rickshaw ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter this afternoon. Notice Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple, Dong Xuan Market, Saint Joseph Cathedral, and so much more on your way. Later see more of Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Thang Long Imperial Citadel. Afterwards, enjoy another great Insider Experience.
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
Prepare to board your Bhaya Cruises junk for a memorable two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Take in the towering limestone islands topped by rainforests rising from emerald waters. You'll arrive at Ha Long Bay, where you'll set sail to explore the mysterious Trinh Nu Cave. Discover spellbinding natural beauty along the way, as well as quaint folklore imprints of Vietnamese heritage.
4
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
After breakfast, enjoy kayaking at Ba Ham Lake before lunch, followed by a sightseeing trip to Cua Van Floating Culture Centre. Later, savour dinner on board.
5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
After your two night cruise you will be transferred to your hotel for a two night stay at the Fusion Suites Saigon.
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Have the entire day to explore Ho Chi Minh City. Stop by Independence Palace, Benh Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, and Bitexco Financial Tower.
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
After your two night stay you will be transferred to the port to board RV Apsara for your seven night cruise.
8
Cai Be to Sa Dec
Cruise to the town of Cai Be where you'll go ashore to see Cai Be’s French Gothic Cathedral and visit a local rice paper manufacturer to learn how rice paper is made. Continue on to Sa Dec for a guided tour. Here, you’ll see the home of Huynh Thuy Le, once the lover of French writer Marguerite Duras, and visit a Cao Dai Temple.
9
Tan Chau, Vietnam
Feel free to completely relax on board on this day as you cruise onwards to Tan Chau.
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The itinerary for today brings you the chance to see the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. After, tour Phnom Penh and the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
11
Oudong, Cambodia
The ancient capital of Oudong, nestles on the Tonle River at the foot of Phnom Ugong mountain in central Cambodia. Visit the peaceful Vipassana Dhura Pagoda; a revered place of meditation where you can observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns. Get lost in the spectacular wall paintings at Wat Kampong Leu monastery. Alternatively, sail downstream to the silversmith village of Koh Chen and discover the local culture or take in the panoramic views from your traditional ox cart.
12
Oknha Tey, Cambodia
Disembark this morning for a tour of Oknha Tey, or ‘Silk Island’, located on the lush banks of the Mekong River. Tour the village and see the traditional silk weaving that has been preserved for centuries. This afternoon, RV Apsara sets sail for Angkor Ban.
13
Angkor Ban - Koh Pen, Cambodia
Step ashore this morning for a walking tour of Angkor Ban, one of the few traditional villages left in Cambodia. Later cruise to Kampong Cham before setting off on an Insider Experience - a thrilling tuk tuk ride around the island of Koh Pen.
14
Kampong, Cambodia
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to Siem Reap for your two night stay at the Shinta Mani Shack.
15
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. The city is the country's major tourist hub, due its proximity to the world-famous temples of Angkor. Spend an afternoon exploring the surreal Angkor National Museum and discover the ancient history of Cambodia. Stop by the Artisans Angkor and admire the stunning handmade crafts and silk. Get lost in the sights and aromas at Senteurs d’Angkor Botanic Garden, filled with wonderful spices, soaps, tea, and local cuisine. Visit the heart of Siem Reap and admire old French shop-houses, shady tree-lined boulevards, and slow-flowing rivers.
16
Siem Reap, Cambodia
After your two night stay you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • 2 night stay at the  Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi in the heart of the Old Quarter
  • Dine at the unique KOTO in Hanoi
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Hanoi
  • 2 night Ha Long Bay cruise on Bhaya Cruises’ Classic Junk
  • 2 night stay at the Fusion Suites Saigon
  • 7 night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • APT Assurance - FREE flexible COVID booking cover; guaranteed refund if your package holiday is suspended
  • 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 12 dinners, as well as select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board the RV Apsara
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Onboard gratuities 
  • 2 night post stay in the beautiful and sophisticated Shinta Mani Shack, centrally located in the leafy French Quarter
Why Book
Why Book
  • You can visit the colourful floating markets of Mekong Delta
  • Spend an afternoon exploring the surreal Angkor National Museum and discover the ancient history of Cambodia
  • Escape to nearby tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake and cross a red bridge to one of the lake's islands, home to Ngoc Son Temple

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Background
RV Apsara
Overview
River cruising aboard the RV Apsara offers comfort, convenience and smooth sailing through two of Asia’s most fascinating countries. What’s more The RV Apsara operates in both directions along the Mekong River between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City.
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Food & Drink

Exquisite Onboard Dining -for a delicious taste of local cuisine, all meals, including a Champagne Breakfast each day, are included during your Mekong River cruise. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic Asian fare, Western favourites are always available. An Executive Chef will oversee the kitchen in which each gourmet meal is prepared, while a Restaurant Manager is on hand to ensure attentive service in the Mekong Restaurant.

Entertainment

Thanks to the ship’s range of facilities, you’ll never be lacking for something to do.

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Health & Fitness

As you sail through Vietnam and Cambodia’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? We have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board.

Kids & Teens
Please note: There are no children's facilities on board.
Terms & Conditions
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