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Best of Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise

20 nights from $12,340 per person share twin
in a Category B
flights are additional
Departs 18 Jan 19
other dates available

Sale Period

until 30 Sep 18 unless sold out prior

 

20 nights from
$12,340
per person share twinin a Category Bflights are additionalDeparts 18 Jan 19other dates available

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia 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 15 destinations
 APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus
 Everything as detailed, including gratuities and onboard entertainment
 Complimentary beverages served onboard your cruise
 Finest dining - total of 51 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

Stay: Two Nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Daily: Dinner

 

DAY 2 Hanoi 

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose from one of six different but equally superb restaurants for dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This afternoon, choose from a range of activities. 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

Embark on your three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail among thousands of spectacular limestone islets this afternoon, gliding slowly over the azure waters.

Stay: Two Nights: Ha Long Bay, aboard Paradise Elegance

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 4 Ha Long Bay

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 5 Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An

This morning, cruise beside Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves, and the Fighting Cock Islet. Disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Da Nang.

Stay: Three Nights: Hotel Royal Hoi An

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 6 Hoi An

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This morning, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps take a walking tour of Hoi An, enjoy an eco-tour of the surrounding countryside, or join a bicycle tour of the countryside. Alternatively, head to the city’s finest tailors to be fitted for a complimentary shirt or blouse, or enjoy some rest and relaxation during an indulgent spa treatment. With the afternoon then at your leisure, perhaps explore more of bustling Hoi An. Tonight, enjoy a tantalising dinner at one of the city’s restaurants.

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 7 Hoi An

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, you’ll venture into the colourful market to meet vendors and learn about the local ingredients you’ll use later during an exclusive cooking class with the Red Bridge Cooking School. Take a boat cruise along the Hoi An River to the school and explore the herb garden before learning how to prepare Vietnamese dishes. Then, sample the results of your efforts for lunch.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch

 

DAY 8 Hoi An, Hue

Stay: Hue, La Résidence Hotel and Spa

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 9 Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Check in to your luxurious hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.

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

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels

SIGNATURE 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 menu personally designed by Luke for APT guests.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 11 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a cooking class; explore the city by foot or on a motorbike; visit an artist’s home; or embark on a shopping tour.

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

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 12 Cai Be, Sa Dec

Step ashore in Cai Be to visit the French Gothic cathedral and a local rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy lunch back on board as you cruise towards Sa Dec. Here, enjoy a boat ride, then visit a Cao Dai temple.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 13 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 14 Phnom Penh

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the white and gold Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Alternatively, you may wish to discover 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). Your other options are a visit to the National Museum or a guided city tour in a tuk tuk.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 15 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 16 Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Disembark and set off by coach on a morning tour of the graceful town of Oudong. Visit the monastery for a special Buddhist blessing experience before continuing to Kampong Tralach and visiting the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Later, take an ox cart through rice fields back to your river ship.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 17 Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Then return to your ship and head towards Prek K’dam. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board your ship.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 18 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Back in Siem Reap this evening, enjoy a choice of restaurants for dinner.

Stay: Three Nights: Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel Angkor

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 19 Siem Reap

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Rise early and travel back to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise over Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

Daily: Breakfast

 

DAY 20 Siem Reap

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a Buddhist blessing, a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, an Apsara dance class, 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.

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 21 Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport this morning.

Daily: Breakfast

 

From $12,340 per person share twin in a Riverview Stateroom (Cat B) 


Cruise operates October - April in both directions, ask us for pricing.
(price based on 18 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

Sale Period

until 30 Sep 18 unless sold out prior

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