Upon arrival, transfer to the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel for your two night stay, including breakfast (B, D)
★Signature Experience: Perhaps head to Ba Ria to learn about the Battle of Long Tan, then attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
★Signature Experience: Head to Vietnam House where a special dinner created by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen awaits (B,L,D)
★Freedom of Choice: Enjoy a walking tour or embark on an exciting motorbike city tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
Alternatively, tour the Ky Long Art Villa; try out your culinary skills with a cookery class; OR take a shopping tour.
Later, transfer to My Tho Port and embark the luxurious RV AmaLotus for your seven night 5★ all-inclusive river cruise, where a Welcome Dinner awaits (B,L,D)
Step ashore in Cái Bè to explore before visiting a local rice paper manufacturer.
Later, cruise to Sa Đéc and tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house to learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover.
Later, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple (B,L,D)
Enjoy a rickshaw tour in Tan Chau.
Later, visit a local evergreen island and witness authentic rural Mekong life.
After entering Cambodia, cruise overnight towards Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
★Freedom of Choice: Today in Phnom Penh, perhaps enjoy a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda; visit the infamous Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum; explore the National Museum of Cambodia; OR take a guided city tour in a tuk tuk (B,L,D)
Today, journey to historic Oudong, which was Cambodia’s fascinating royal capital from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll pay a visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks. On the way back to Phnom Penh, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. Alternatively, you have the option to ride an ox cart in Kampong Tralach on the way back to your ship. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, which renowned for its silk manufacturing traditions, preserved over centuries. Here, gain an insight into the traditional silk weaving process. After, return to your river ship to relax before enjoying delicious onboard dining tonight. (B,L,D)
Enjoy time at leisure in Phnom Penh before cruising to remote Koh Chen.
Upon arrival visit some of the home workshops specialising in silverware and copper ware (B,L,D)
Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Her people still live in the traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. In the afternoon continue cruising towards Siem Reap and relax on board (B,L,D)
In the morning you can enjoy a hilltop walk to the Pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You’ll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. Later enjoy a tuk tuk ride to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture.
Return to your ship for a Farewell Dinner (B,L,D)
After breakfast, Disembark your ship in Kampong Cham before transferring by coach to Siem Reap.
After settling into your luxury hotel, head to Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit Angkor Thom and see the 12th century temple, Bayon.
Three night stay at Hotel Sofitel Angkor (B,D)
★Freedom of Choice: Tonight in Siem Reap, choose where to dine from a selection of included restaurants
★Signature Experience: Rise early this morning and travel to the Angkor Archaeological Park as you enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat.
This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm before visiting Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children (B)
★Freedom of Choice: Choose how you spend today – Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy an exciting tuk tuk ride, 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 cookery class; go on a shopping adventure; or perhaps indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.
Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance and a Farewell Dinner (B,D)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and meet your transfer (B)
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
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