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Best of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar & Inle Lake River Cruise

33 nights from $23,890 per person share twin
in a Category B & Category D
flights are additional
Departs 8 Jan 19
other dates available

Sale Period

until 30 Sep 18 unless sold out prior

 

33 nights from
$23,890
per person share twinin a Category B & Category Dflights are additionalDeparts 8 Jan 19other dates available

Best of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar & Inhl Lake River Cruise

Earning with graceful French architecture, colourful markets, exquisite architecture and a thriving contemporary art scene, ascend to the realm of the gods and uncover a world of iconic landmarks and ethereal beauty in Cambodia


Deal Includes:

 All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 29 destinations
 APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
 Everything as detailed, including gratuities and onboard entertainment
14 night luxury Irrawaddy River cruise aboard RV Samatha
 Complimentary beverages served onboard your cruise
 Finest dining - total of 90 meals

HOT Exclusive Bonus: First 20 House of Travel passengers fly business class for only $995pp with Singapore Airlines from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Cruise Itinerary:

DAY 1 Arrive Hanoi

Be met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Daily: Dinner

 

DAY 2 Hanoi 

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang and enjoy a pottery class; embark on a walking tour to see Hanoi’s French colonial architecture, then explore the interior of the Hanoi Opera House; or head for Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Other options include a bicycle tour past Hanoi’s rice paddy fields. Alternatively, you may prefer a foot massage at your hotel.

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 3 Hanoi, Ha Long Bay

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.

Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, Paradise Elegance

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 4 Ha Long Bay

After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Ti Top Island and Tung Sau Pearl Farm. Enjoy a traditional lunch on board before visiting Cua Van Floating Village by bamboo boat or kayak. Upon retiring to Paradise Elegance for the evening, relax and enjoy dinner.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 5 Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

This morning, cruise beside Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves, and the Fighting Cock Islet before your ship returns to shore. Travel to Hanoi where you will then board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Stay: Two Nights: Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 6 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels 

SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCE

This evening, head to Vietnam House, Luke Nguyen‘s new contemporary Vietnamese restaurant set in the heart of Saigon in a beautifully restored art deco building. Be treated to a menu personally designed by Luke for APT guests.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 7 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Perhaps take part in a cooking class; enjoy a walking tour through the city; visit an artist’s home to learn about traditional lacquer art and wares; browse an array of local treasures as you embark on an enthralling shopping tour; or set out on a guided motorbike tour.

Stay: Seven Nights: Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotus

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 8 Cai Be, Sa Dec

A small boat will take you to Cai Be this morning. Step ashore to visit the French Gothic cathedral as well as the colourful port area. Visit a rice paper manufacturer then enjoy lunch back on board as your ship cruises towards the town of Sa Dec. On arrival here, enjoy a boat ride then visit a colourful Cao Dai Temple.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 9 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing

Board a small boat and journey along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau. Arrive at Tan Chau and step ashore for a rickshaw tour. Later, visit an evergreen island and discover rural Mekong life. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration while border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 10 Phnom Penh

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™-Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, or take a moving excursion to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Your other options are a visit to the National Museum or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.

 

Take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the city. Here, choose from a range of sightseeing options.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 11 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

After a free morning in Phnom Penh, cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. Here, visit a selection of home workshops.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 12 Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Travel by coach to Oudong. Visit a local monastery for an authentic Buddhist blessing experience. Afterwards, continue to Kampong Tralach for a visit to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu Pagoda before an ox cart ride takes you through rice fields and a small village to rejoin your ship.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 13 Kampong Chhnang

Today brings you an authentic glimpse into the local way of life as you jump aboard a small boat and head into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 14 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

Choose from a range of dining options for dinner this evening.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 15 Siem Reap

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

Daily: Breakfast

 

DAY 16 Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

From a relaxing bicycle ride to a thrilling quad bike adventure, choose from an extensive range of activities in Siem Reap.

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 17 Siem Reap, Yangon, Embark Ship

Fly to Yangon today. On arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to the Irrawaddy River where you’ll board your river ship. En route to your ship, see the Shwedagon Pagoda, glittering in gold. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.

Stay: 14 Nights: Irrawaddy River, aboard APT’s RV Samatha

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 18 Yangon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the National Museum and discover some of the city’s best kept secrets, or join a city walking tour.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 19 Danuphyu

Enjoy the morning on board your ship as you cruise to Danuphyu, where General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against British troops in the First Anglo-Burmese War. Here, visit a cheroot (cigar) workshop.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 20 Myanaung

Take in views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise onwards today to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here, a guided walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 21 Pyay (Prome)

Travel to Pyay for a walking tour where you’ll see a selection of pagodas, including the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Later, travel to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra, meaning ‘City of Splendour’.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 22 Thayetmyo

Cruise into Thayetmyo, a port town that once sat on the border between upper and lower Myanmar. Here, enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before playing Myanmar’s first golf course.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 23 Minhla, Magwe

Stop in the town of Minhla to visit the historic Minhla Fort. Later, cruise to Magwe and head up to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 24 Salay

Cruise to the village of Salay to visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Continue to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 25 Tantkyi Hill, Bagan

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy free-flowing drinks and canapés as you watch the sun set over the temple-studded plains of Bagan.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 26 Bagan

Freedom of choice™- Sightseeing

Be given the opportunity to explore Bagan’s revered pagodas and temples on a tour, choose to ascend the winding staircase encircling Mt Popa, or visit local workshops including a lacquerware shop.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 27 Yandabo

Dock at the village of Yandabo and learn how the local people make terracotta pots from the Irrawaddy River clay.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 28 Inwa

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise along the U-Bein Bridge at sunset with a drink in hand.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 29 Sagaing, Mingun

In Sagaing, explore Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw pagodas. Later, cruise to Mingun and see the second-largest ringing bell in the world.

aily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 30 Mandalay, Amarapura

Your discovery of Mandalay includes the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery and more.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 31 Mandalay, Disembark Ship, Heho, Inle Lake

Disembark your ship in Mandalay before flying to Heho where you’ll continue by coach to Inle Lake.

Stay: Three Nights: Inle Lake, Sanctum Resort

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 32 Inle Lake

Spend the morning touring pagodas then observe life at a floating village. Taste local cuisine at lunch before watching locals make silk and visiting a silversmith.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch

 

DAY 33 Indein

Explore the southern section of Inle Lake by boat. Visit the village of Indein, then admire floating gardens and the one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen.

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 34 Inle Lake, Heho, Depart Yangon

Fly to Yangon where your tour ends.

Daily: Breakfast

From $23,890 per person share twin in a Riverview Stateroom (Cat B & Cat D) 


Cruise operates October - April in both directions, ask us for pricing.
(price based on 8 Jan 19 departure)


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Terms and Conditions

Ask your HOT Cruise Consultant for prices on other departure dates. All cruise packages are based on Twin share and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 6 Aug 18 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Price based on Vietname & Cambodia - VEM13: 7 December 2018 (Cat. B); Hidden Wonders of Myanmar - MAR18: 15 November 2018 (Cat D). A  non-refundable deposit of $2,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due 100 days prior to departure. $995 Business class deal is valid for the first 20 House of Travel Passengers, any bookings made thereafter will be priced at $1295pp for business class flights. Flights are available from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.  All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class.  Once class is sold out, surcharges apply. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation. 100% of package price is non refundable 61 days or less, prior to departure. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are included where specified and have no refund value if not used, any hotels include meals only as shown in the itinerary. Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. crs0818-apt

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