Experience Throughout Vietnam & Cambodia 9 Days / 8 Nights
Come with this tour to admire the beauty, experience the culture and savor the cuisins in Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, My Tho, Ben Tre, Mekong Delta, Chau Doc of Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Killing Field, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia.
Day 1 – Sai Gon
Day 2 – Sai Gon – Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 3 – Sai Gon – My Tho – Can Tho
Day 4 – Can Tho – Chau Doc
Day 5 – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Day 6 – Phnom Penh – Royal Palace
Day 7 – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 8 – Siem Reap
Day 9 – Siem Reap
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel for a check-in.
The rest of time, you will be free on your own to refresh after a long flight.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 2 : Sai Gon – Cu Chi Tunnel ( B, L, D )
Morning: A half-day city tour of dynamic Sai Gon, still called Saigon by many locals, includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai Gon Post Office, the Chinatown, the former Presidential Palace.
Afternoon: Transfer about 30km north-west of Sai Gon to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along.
Transfer back and overnight in Sai Gon.
In the morning, you will be transferred to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre through floating market, where you have the opportunities to meet the locals there to learn about their daily life in Mekong Delta then take an outlook of natural sceneries along banks of river with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or sitting on horse carriage to weave around the zigzag village roads. Later on, we will enjoy a lunch served at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”. Lastly we will proceed going to Can Tho.
Arrive in Can Tho, the city located on Mekong Delta bank.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4 : Can Tho – Chau Doc ( B, L, D )
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market. Time for taking part to the local activities and photo shoot. Then continue by boat through small canals to see more local daily life. Walk to visit small boat building local village before returning to the wharf.
In the afternoon, you will be driven to Chau Doc, on the way, we will stop by Stork Garden to learn about its ecosystem & take amazing photos before the sunset.
Phnom PenhWe will get to Chau Doc for a check-in at hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
In the afternoon, you will arrive Phnom Penh wharf. Right here our guide & driver will pick you up then drive to hotel for a check-in
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 6 : Phnom Penh – Royal Palace ( B, L, D )
Today, we will spend almost our time visiting the most outstanding tourist sites in Phnom Penh with the Victory Monument and the National Museum, the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 on the site of the old town, and Silver Pagoda, which located within the Royal Palace ground.
Later on, we will keep on discovering Tuol Sleng museum & Killing Field, where the Khmer Rouge did capture & executive nearly 2 millions Cambodians during the period from 1975 until 1979.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel
Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple(unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five tower symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular Angkor view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat
Overnight in Siem Reap.
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang (“The Royal Boths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the “Mountain Temple” of Pre Rup.
In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery
Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9 : Siem Reap Departure ( B, L )
Visit the floating village of the Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and the largest in Asia
In the afternoon, visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market (if time permits) .Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to the next destination.
|Class||Price per person in USD in the party of Valid to 30 October|
|2||3 -5||6-8||9 – 12|
|Fist Class 4*||1140||990||920||870|
|Accommodation||Superior (3+*)||First Class(4*)||Deluxe (5*)||Premium (5+*)|
|Sai Gon Hotels||Elios , Kingston , Lavender or similar||Continental hotel, Rex hotel similar||Sofitel Plaza , Windsor Plaza, Caravell||New World Hotel|
|Can Tho hotels||Saigon Can Tho, Kim Tho Hotel||Golf Can Tho, Kim Tho Hotel||Victoria Can Tho||Victoria Can Tho|
|Phnom Penh hotels||Royal Inn, Khmer Royal, Asia Palace||Castle hotel or similar||Intercontinental or similar|
|Siem Reap Hotels||Casa Angkor or City River||Somadevi Angkor or similar||Angkor Palace Resort or similar|
Trip included :
- Tour programme as in the itinerary
- Cruise trips at Mekong Delta and Tonle Sap Lake
- All land transfer
- English/ French Speaking tour guide
- Meals: B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner
- Entrance fees
- Government taxes
Trip Excluded :
- International flights and airport taxes
- Personal expenses
- Vietnam visa
- Other not mentioned