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The Most Luxurious Mekong River Cruise 2020

Mekong River Cruise 2020

Every so often, we come across a river cruise itinerary that changes our perception of what to expect from a luxury river cruise. The Mekong River Cruises for 2020 from APT are the perfect example of how luxury river cruises will be redefined.

Why are we so excited about the APT Mekong River Cruises for 2020?

Firstly, the cruises from October 2020 will take place on the most luxurious ship currently operating on the Mekong river.

Secondly, it’s one of the most intimate and tailored river cruises around as the RV AmaMekong can only host up to 88 guests at a time. With only 44 suits on board, it offers some of the largest suites on the Mekong.

Thirdly, there is no better Mekong cruise for food on and off the ship. You can look forward to all-inclusive gourmet food and drinks on board. Luke Nguyen is a well-known chef in Australia and wider Asia who has worked very closely with APT putting together outstanding gourmet dishes that will be one of the highlights of your river cruise holiday. The personal touch and eye for detail is truly remarkable.

If that wasn’t enough, you will also benefit from a private VIP door-to-door chauffeur transfer (mileage limited) as well as experience signature tours in Vietnam and Cambodia including watching the sun rise at Angkor Wat which is a once in a lifetime experience. And if you prefer to take it more slowly, then you have a range of “freedom of choice” experiences available to you.

The APT Mekong River Cruise Itineraries for 2020

Currently, we offer two itineraries: 15-day Mekong River Cruise and a 23-day Mekong River Cruise for 2020 with APT.

If you book by November 30th, 2019, you’ll get a free premium economy upgrade for your flights to and from Vietnam from the UK. Prices for the 15-day Mekong River Cruise start from £4,995 per person and include long-haul flights, food and beverages on the cruise as well as excursions, tipping and much more more.

The APT Mekong River Cruise: Luxury Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights – 15 Days

Explore the wonders of the Mekong as you are swept through the legendary landscapes of these enchanting lands. An intoxicating blend of breath-taking natural landscapes, vibrant cities and incredible flavour’s, Vietnam has been an attractive destination for traveller’s for decades, and very few tourists visit just once.

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), so captivated are they with the country’s incredible beauty and energetic cities that they return time and again.

A country that boasts wondrous grace, stunning beauty and a sobering recent history, Cambodia is a land of contrast. Its highlights are plentiful not least of which is the iconic Angkor Wat, considered the world’s largest religious monument. The Capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh is the political and cultural hub of the country, with the gleaming gold Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda superb examples of fascinating Khmer architecture.

Key highlights:

Head to Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the temple of Bayon.

Rise early and travel back to Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a special sunrise experience at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.

Visit one of the few preserved villages in Angkor Ban after the Khmer Rouge regime.

Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and learn the story behind Marguerite Duras’ best-selling novel, The Lover.

Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war.

The APT Mekong River Cruise: Best Of Vietnam & Cambodia – 23 Days

From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City and ancient temples of Angkor, to remote villages only accessible by water – you’ll explore this world of wonders in luxury aboard the brand-new RV AmaMekong. Watch the golden sunrise over Angkor Wat temple, visit homes and monasteries, and dine on our Vietnamese menu designed by chef Luke Nguyen.

Our Luxury Holidays allow you to discover the true essence of Vietnam and Cambodia in unparalleled comfort and style. You will enjoy the finest five-star accommodation, a host of unforgettable dining experiences, enriching sightseeing and exceptional service.

Key highlights:

Ho Chi Minh City – Get swept up in the hustle and bustle as you discover its gorgeous French colonial architecture and wide leafy boulevards.

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war.

Venture into Hoi An’s beautiful and colourful market to learn about local ingredients that you’ll use during an exclusive cooking class with the Red Bridge Cooking School.

Travel past the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang. Cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the country’s most scenic hillside roads, on your way to Hue.

Tour the 500-year-old village of Bat Trang.

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

Visit the enduring capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the 12th-century temple of Bayon.

Rise early and travel back to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise at Angkor Wat.

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.

Partake in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony at a monastery in Oudong.

Get In Touch

Even with our videos and descriptions, we haven’t covered all of the highlights of the APT Mekong River Cruises for 2020. If you want to find out more, please call us on 0800 471 4754 to speak to a Global River Cruising Mekong expert or send us an email via We’re happy to help!

About Christine Foulds

I’m originally from Germany and traveling has always been a part of my family’s DNA. Over the past 20 years, I’ve lived and worked in 5 different countries (USA, Austria, Russia, Peru and the UK) and learnt to speak 3 foreign languages (Russian and Spanish are getting a bit rusty though). I thoroughly enjoy working with travel enthusiasts who like to explore and visit new parts of the world as much as I do.

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