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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

APT Guided Tours & River Cruises RV Apsara
Date 19th Mar 22
Nights 11 Nights
1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and be transferred to your hotel for a two night stay at the Fusion Suites Saigon.
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dock at Phu My and travel to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Vietnam's capital city has a strong heritage and vivid culture with plenty of modern twists. Explore French colonial architecture, shop at a designer mall and sample some street food as you wander around the energetic avenues. You can visit the colourful floating markets of Mekong Delta, before heading to the city's famous landmarks — including Notre Dame Cathedral, Jade Emperor Pagoda and the National Museum of Vietnamese History. Discover wartime Vietnam at the Cu Chi tunnels and Independence Palace, then treat yourself to port, sticky rice and seafood dishes flavoured with lemongrass, coconut milk and peanut dipping sauce!
3
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.
4
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.
5
Tan Chau, Vietnam
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau; step ashore for a rickshaw tour and visit a local island. Spend the remainder of the day in comfort on board as your ship cruises towards the Cambodian border.
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Today, join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21. Later, in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the extravagant Royal Palace.
7
Oudong, Cambodia
This morning, an excursion takes you to Oudong, Cambodia’s former royal capital. While here, enjoy an Insider Experience where you'll be treated to a memorable Buddhist blessing ceremony. En route back to Phnom Penh, explore Koh Chen, a village specialising in the manufacture of copperware. Here you’ll visit some small family workshops and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs to take home.
8
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.
9
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.
10
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.
11
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.
12
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 pre cruise stay at the modern Fusion Suites Saigon
  • 7 night Mekong River cruise aboard the All Balcony Suite ship, the RV Apsara
  • 2 night post stay in the beautiful and sophisticated Shinta Mani Shack, centrally located in the leafy French Quarter
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners, as well as select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board the RV Apsara
  • Enriched sightseeing excursions at every port
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
  •  Onboard gratuities 
  • Enjoy a tuk tuk ride in Koh Pen
  • See an Apsara dance performance
  • APT Assurance - FREE flexible COVID booking cover; guaranteed refund if your package holiday is suspended
Why Book
Why Book
  • You can visit the colourful floating markets of Mekong Delta, before heading to the city's famous landmarks
  • 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

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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
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
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