Luxury tour operator APT has released its 2018/19 brochure, offering guests the opportunity to explore the two former French colonies of Vietnam and Cambodia, whilst cruising the Mekong River.
The memorable 13-day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights tour focuses on the magical elements that make these countries so unique, with journeys to tiny tributaries and local villages.
Travellers can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural history of Vietnam and Cambodia, as they learn about more intimate details of tradition and daily Mekong life.
Relax at Angkor Wat to view the stunning sunrise, watch locals make craft pottery under their stilt homes, and receive a traditional blessing from Buddhist monks at a monastery in Oudong.
Other highlights include viewing the fascinating stone ruins of Angkor in Siem Reap, sailing the Mekong River and sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City.
New to 2018, guests are invited to APT ambassador Luke Nguyen’s recently opened restaurant, Vietnam House. Luke’s cooking style illuminates the best parts of Vietnamese and Australian cuisines in a delicious fusion of flavour.
Enjoy a seven-night luxury Mekong River cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus during the tour, with sumptuous food and drinks. Each suite features two balconies, perfect for watching the colourful floating markets pass by.
For those who want to explore Asia further, APT has combined itineraries through China including a cruise along the Yangtze River, and Myanmar with a cruise along the Irrawaddy River.