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The 2023 5★ Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

5* all-inclusive river cruising*

Luxury hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap*

Included Drinks, Wi-Fi, Gratuities & Shore Excursions*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 16 Feb 2023
  • Sails from Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Ship Mekong Serenity
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1966214
  • Voyage code ‍VEM15F

Your Itinerary

Chauffeur

Private Chauffeur transfer from your home address to the airport Thu 16 Feb 2023

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Fly overnight from London

Fly overnight from London to Siem Reap, Cambodia Thu 16 Feb 2023

Fly overnight from London
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Three night hotel stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia Fri 17 Feb 2023

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel Sofitel Angkor for your three night stay.

Tonight is yours to spend at your leisure.

Temple of Ta Prohm

Siem Reap, Cambodia Sat 18 Feb 2023

Temple of Ta Prohm

Meet your tour director and fellow travellers at a welcome briefing before heading to Angkor Archaeological Park. Here, discover the last capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm, a World Heritage-listed site famous for its intertwined trees. Later, visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA), a Siem Reap organisation that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged children. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and traditional Apsara dance performance, once reserved for the royal family’s entertainment. (B,D)

Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia Sun 19 Feb 2023

Angkor Wat

Rise early this morning and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat. As the sun rises over this World Heritage-listed monument, stand before the silhouette of the temple’s tips, while brilliant shades of orange and pink light up the sky.

Freedom of Choice

Perhaps set out a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you might like to join a quadbike excursion through the Cambodian countryside. Alternatively, unwind with a soothing spa treatment.

Tonight, select from a number of authentic local restaurants for dinner. (B,D)

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham, Cambodia Mon 20 Feb 2023

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Transfer to Kampong Cham to embark your luxury river ship, Mekong Serenity for your 7 night all-inclusive river cruise.

Following lunch on board, jump in a tuk tuk and explore the island of Koh Pen. Travelling through shaded lanes, keep an eye out for wooden stilted houses tucked among palm and sandalwood trees. You can see a varying range of crops growing depending on the season, including tobacco, betel nuts, watermelons or coconuts and many more tropical fruits.

Tonight, a Vietnamese welcome dinner awaits, showcasing the diverse flavours from the region. (B,L,D)

Angkor Ban

Angkor Ban - Oknha Tey, Cambodia Tue 21 Feb 2023

Angkor Ban

Take 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. Here, people still live in their traditional wooden abodes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive.

Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, renowned for its silk weaving traditions. Here, gain an insight into the traditional process that has been preserved for centuries.

Afterwards, return to your river ship, where you’ll relax and unwind before delicious onboard dining tonight. (B,L,D)

Oudong, Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Oudong - Koh Chen, Cambodia Wed 22 Feb 2023

Oudong, Cambodia

Disembark in Phnom Penh and discover Oudong, a place of pilgrimage for Cambodians. While here, enjoy a Signature Experience.

Signature Experience

In Oudong, be treated to a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony at a monastery.

On the way back to your ship, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that make copperware. The afternoon is yours to explore Phnom Penh as you wish.

Tonight before dinner, be treated to a special Khmer folk performance. (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Thu 23 Feb 2023

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Freedom of Choice

Experience some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Otherwise, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride past the railway station and the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. You will also stop to haggle for a bargain at the Central Market. History buffs can embark on a visit to the National Museum, while the active can hop on a leisurely bike ride through the quiet back roads.

After lunch, perhaps explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, partake in some retail therapy on a shopping expedition, or take a little high tea indulgence accompanied by panoramic views over Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)

Cruising the Mekong River

Phnom Penh, Border Crossing into Vietnam Fri 24 Feb 2023

Cruising the Mekong River

Depart Phnom Penh as you cruise along the Mekong. After entering Vietnam, head towards Tan Chau. (B,L,D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau - Evergreen Island, Vietnam Sat 25 Feb 2023

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Step ashore in Tan Chau today for a rickshaw tour. On board your rickshaw, you’ll glide past shops, rice wine rooms and friendly locals who are always eager to say hello. Stop to pay a visit to a local silk and rattan weaving workshop. Later, step back in time during a visit to an evergreen island aboard a small boat, where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life.

The remainder of today is left free for you to relax back on board your river ship. (B,L,D)

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Sa Dec - Cai Be, Vietnam Sun 26 Feb 2023

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Cruise towards the quaint town of Sa Dec. It was here 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. Watch visitors and pilgrims come and go, and appreciate the beauty of the building.

This afternoon, continue to Cai Be and step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral and the colourful port area filled with crumbling colonial buildings and flowering gardens.

Afterwards, you’ll visit a rice paper manufacturer and learn about how this Vietnamese staple is made. (B,L,D)

My Tho, Vietnam

Disembark in My Tho, Vietnam Mon 27 Feb 2023

My Tho, Vietnam

Disembark in My Tho and continue to Ho Chi Minh City, once the bustling French colonial city previously known as Saigon.

Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

Two night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mon 27 Feb 2023

Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

Your first day here offers you the chance to choose from two Signature Experiences, during which you’ll learn about Vietnam’s recent past. Enjoy a two night hotel stay at Park Hyatt Saigon.

Signature Experience

Perhaps journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at 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.

Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, as well as hospitals and weapon caches. (B,L,D)

Mekong River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tue 28 Feb 2023

Mekong River Cruise

A range of Freedom of Choice options await today. This evening, we have arranged a special Signature Experience for you. (B,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.

Signature Experience

Experience dinner at Vietnam House, founded by Australia-born Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Wed 01 Mar 2023

Fly to London

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Thu 02 Mar 2023

Arrive in London
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Private Chauffeur transfer from the airport to your home address Thu 02 Mar 2023

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What's included *

  • Incredible Savings Included!
  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Transfers up to 75 miles each way to take you too and from the airport in style
  • SEVEN NIGHTS 5★ all-inclusive river cruising aboard the BRAND NEW luxurious Mekong Serenity during her Maiden Season
  • THREE NIGHT stay at the Hotel Sofitel Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • TWO NIGHT hotel stay at Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • FREE Airport Lounge Pass when you book by 8pm 30th August 2022
  • 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
  • Overseas transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 25th August 2022 and receive a FREE John Lewis gift card worth up to £75

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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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APT Cruising FAQs

Do APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy for a limited time only. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022 & 2023 holiday when booked by 30th 2022 up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee.

Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply. This policy is not valid for APT’s Tailor made holidays.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an APT river ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel, including a booster dose. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding. You may also need to provide this during your cruise depending on the port of call entry requirements.

 


What are the testing & on board requirements for APT Cruises?

Prior to embarkation, all guests must present a negative PCR test on the day of boarding, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior. 

Medical exemptions are allowed when certified by a professional.  

Whilst onboard guests are currently required to wear a face-covering while moving around the ship indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are made while guests are eating or drinking.

 

 


Last Updated: 18/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Please note, walking tours are weather dependent. Private UK Chauffeur Service is included within 75 driven miles of selected UK departure airports and available to UK mainland addresses only. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Please ask for more details. Please note, itinerary is subject to change due to water levels and other uncontrollable factors. FREE Airport Lounge Pass when you book by 8pm 30th August 2022, subject to availability,  Offer applies to Flight Inclusive Packages only and cannot be exchanged for a monetary discount.  Lounge pass only applicable for at outbound departure airport used for departing international flight. Named hotels are subject to change. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. 5 star refers to the cruise element only. All-inclusive refers to the cruise element only. Savings are based on per cabin total. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Oceanview or above by 8pm 25th August 2022. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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