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Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All sightseeing excursions included*

5★ all-inclusive luxury river cruising*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 08 Oct 2022
  • Sails from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ship Mekong Serenity
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1775087‍

Your Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sat 08 Oct 2022

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Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will have time to relax and unwind. Later this evening, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner (D).

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Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels or Long Tan Sun 09 Oct 2022

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Today is yours to shape how you desire. Choose from two Signature Experiences, and enjoy another unforgettable Signature Experience in the evening (B, L, D).

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Perhaps visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit. Alternatively, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross, a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: This evening, enjoy your second Signature Experience. Head to Vietnam House where a tantalising and exclusive dinner – a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen – awaits.

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Ho Chi Minh City - Embark ship Mon 10 Oct 2022

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Spend your final morning in Ho Chi Minh City enjoying your selected sightseeing activity. After, transfer to My Tho to embark your ship, the Mekong Serenity, your home for the next seven nights (B, L, D).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps jump on the back of a motorbike and tour the vibrant streets of Saigon, or rise early for some city discovery and morning Tai Chi in the park. Other options include a walking tour of the capital, retail therapy at a bustling Vietnamese market, a tour of artist workshops or an authentic Vietnamese cooking class.

Cai Be, Vietnam

Cai Be, Vietnam Tue 11 Oct 2022

Cai Be, Vietnam

In Cai Be this morning, visit the French Gothic cathedral and port area. Then, at a rice paper manufacture, learn how this Vietnamese staple is made. Continue to the quaint town of Sa Dec where French writer Marguerite Duras met her Vietnamese-Chinese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour his former home and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover. Afterwards, visit a traditional Cao Dai temple (B, L, D).

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau, Evergreen Island Wed 12 Oct 2022

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. You’ll cruise past a floating fishing farm, then disembark for a rickshaw tour. While here, pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, visit Evergreen Island and see the fields, local farming community and authentic rural Mekong life. Relax for the afternoon as you cross into Cambodia (B, L, D).

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Thu 13 Oct 2022

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Disembark in Phnom Penh after breakfast and enjoy today’s chosen activity. The evening is yours to relax (B, L, D).

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Oudong, Koh Chen, Oknha Tey Fri 14 Oct 2022

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Disembark in Phnom Penh and discover Oudong, an important place of pilgrimage in Cambodia where you’ll be treated to a special Signature Experience. Return to your ship via the village Koh Chen, where you will perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, a small island renowned for its skilful silk weaving traditions. Enjoy dinner onboard tonight (B, L, D).

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Partake in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony at a monastery in Oudong.

Angkor Ban

Angkor Ban Sat 15 Oct 2022

Angkor Ban

Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Experience rustic agricultural life as you wander past the wooden stilted houses in this quiet, rural place.

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham, Koh Pen Sun 16 Oct 2022

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Those who wish to climb Wat Hanchey this morning will be rewarded with stunning hilltop panoramas and some of the best views of the Mekong River. Following lunch on board, take a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. This evening, a Farewell Dinner awaits onboard (B, L, D).

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Siem Reap - Two night hotel stay Mon 17 Oct 2022

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Disembark at Kampong Cham and transfer to Siem Reap for your three night stay at the Hotel Sofitel Angkor. Afterwards, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit the enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon (B, L, D).

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Siem Reap, Cambodia Tue 18 Oct 2022

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Today, embark on a guided tour of the iconic Angkor Wat and admire the ancient structures in the soft morning light. Later this afternoon, explore the intriguing temple of Ta Prohm with its stunning ruins, then visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged local children (B).

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Siem Reap, Cambodia Wed 19 Oct 2022

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Embark on your selected sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance before enjoying a Farewell Dinner (B, D).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Options include a traditional Buddhist blessing, a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, a quad bike adventure, a leisurely horse and cart ride, a bicycle tour across the countryside, a Khmer cooking class, a shopping trip or a relaxing spa treatment.

Siem Reap - Fly to London Thu 20 Oct 2022

Transfer to the airport this morning for your return flight to the UK (B).

What's included *

  • All-inclusive 5★ river cruising on board the Mekong Serenity
  • COMPLIMENTARY drinks throughout your river cruise
  • Choice of dining options including the Exclusive Indochine By Luke Nguyen restaurant
  • Gratuities included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • FREE tea & coffee & water replenished daily on board
  • Aluminium refillable bottle to allow you to fill up at your leisure
  • All sightseeing excursions , including: - Unique Signature Experiences - Freedom of Choice sightseeing and dining
  • Butler service available for select suites and complimentary laundry service is included in all suites
  • All port charges and tipping
  • Services of a Tour Director and local guides
  • FREE home to airport transfers by private car up to 75 miles each way
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
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The Ship - Mekong Serenity

  • Occupancy88
  • Length302 ft (92.05 m)
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The brand new ship on the Mekong River, the enchanting Mekong Serenity provides a spacious retreat to truly enjoy the lush landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia. With a large amount of space per guest, this luxurious vessel boasts some of the largest suites on the Mekong. With just 44 suites accompanying a maximum of 88 guests, its intimate size means your voyage is highly personalised. Showcasing a modern sophisticated style with a nod to colonial times, this is a ship beyond compare.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about APT Cruising

Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, APT Cruise does have a flexible cancellation policy. They are currently offering increased protection and flexibility allowing you to change the date of your 2021 or 2022 river cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee (airline fees may apply). To take advantage of this cover, you must book before 8pm 28th February 2021.


Last updated: 14.04.21

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