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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia 13 days

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Duration

13 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

40 people

Languages

English

Overview

You will start from Ho Chi Minh city – the biggest city in Vietnam and explore the unique floating markets in Mekong Delta Vietnam with the friendly locals.

Depart to Phnom Penh from Chau Doc then visit this outstanding city. You will be transferred from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep.

  • DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL ( N/A)
  • DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY HALF DAY ( B)
  • DAY 3: CAO DAI – CU CHI TUNNEL FULL DAY (B/L)
  • DAY 4: HCMC FREE & EASY  ( B)
  • DAY 5: MEKONG DELTA: MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO (B/L)
  • DAY 6: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – TRA SU SANCTUARY – CHAU DOC (B-L)
  • DAY 7: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (B)
  • DAY 8: PHNOM PENH – CITY TOUR – PRIVATE TRANSFER WITHOUT GUIDE TO SIEM REAP(B/L)
  • DAY 9:SIEM REAP- SUNRISE – ANGKOR WAT – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE (B/L/D)
  • DAY 10: SIEM REAP Beng Mealea – Rolous Group ( Bakong, Lolei, Preah Ko) (B/L/D)
  • DAY 11: Siem Reap – Chong kneas ( Tonle Sap Lake ) – Artisan – Old Market – City Tour (B/L/D)
  • DAY 12: FREE & EASY IN SIEM REAP
  • DAY 13: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

Highlights

  • Despite the Khmer Rouge falling on the side of the Vietnamese during the war with the USA, the neighboring countries' historical threads haven't always knitted quite so amicably. Retracing the region's history on a guided tour of Vietnam and Cambodia is a fascinating prospect.
  • This trip has the ability to offer an abundance of nature, culture and history; while also having an opportunity to explore fascinating sights such as an ancient town like Hoi An, the world-famous Angkor Wat or a royal city like Hue. The incredible scenery of the region is worth the effort to see at least once on the travels of SE Asia.
  • Additionally, it is a perfect destination for budget-friendly travelers who are looking to organize an extended trip. Countries like Vietnam and Cambodia are great travel destinations for travelers looking to stretch their money as far as possible. The relatively cheap travel which can get as low as $15/$20 per day means it is possible to plan the longer travel adventure.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Our driver will pick you up at the terminal upon your arrival and drop you off at your hotel for doing a check-in. Take a rest and free on your own today. Afternoon & Night Nguyen Hue Street ~ a broad walking promenade in the middle of District 1 city center. ( Free) Saigon’s nightlife & Foodies tour by Scooters (2.5 hours) Accommodation Hotel in the District 1 in HCMC Transportation Private airport transfer ( new car - AC) Meals There is no meal serving today. Flexibly

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city a half day
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city a half day

Morning We start the trip by visiting Reunification Palace, whose former name was Norodom Palace. Ngo Viet Thu is exactly the architect who designed this stunning palace. Later, other next destinations consist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and especially War Remnants Museum, where exhibits on Vietnam War and Indochina Wars are displayed. Afternoon & Night Take a dinner cruise on Saigon river from Nha Rong wharf in District 4 - should book in advance. A dinner along river with live music bands and the astounding view of the colourful lights and tall buildings. ( Price from 38 USD/pax). The Mist Show (modern dance and ballet) at Saigon Opera house (Price from US$ 28 to US$ 65/ per ticket) Accommodation Hotel in the District 1 in HCMC Transportation Shared Shuttle Bus Meals There is no meal serving today. Flexibly Attractions & Activities Reunification Palace Notre Dame Cathedral Central Post Office War Remnants Museum

Day 3: Cao Dai - Cu Chi tunnel full day
Day 3: Cao Dai - Cu Chi tunnel full day

Morning Start from Ho Chi Minh City and depart for Tay Ninh where the Cao Dai Great Temple is located. Stroll around the temple, which is regarded as one of the impressive architectural structures in South-East Asia. Maybe, the Cao Dai sect is strange to many people as it’s a special hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism. At its entrance is the Left Eye of God, which is the Cao Dai religion symbol. After seeing the scenery of the temple, you will attend the midday ceremony organized by the Cao Dai followers to learn about the religious rituals. Go to lunch at a local restaurant, and then be driven towards Cu Chi Tunnels. Be introduced to a short video which is also an overview of the Cu Chi’s history and Vietnamese endurance. Afternoon Start discovering some permitted areas of the tunnel system, which is seen as an underground village in Ho Chi Minh City. There are field hospitals, weapon factories, kitchen, command centers, storage facilities, and trap doors. This system was made by hand, which proved the Vietnamese’s intelligence and creativity in the Vietnam war. Enjoy cassava (the main food of Vietcong during the time of war) and sip tangy tea. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and end your trip. Night ( the expenses will be covered by yourself) Enjoy your night time in HCMC with Bui Vien street when you can deeply join in a noisy and funny atmosphere or drink a cup of beer there . After a long day trip , you can relax yourself with massage service ( from 18 $ /pax ) Watch the Teh Dar show ( A O Show - bamboo dance, acrobatic & music) - the No.1 show in HCMC to see the original ways of tribal life on South West Highland of Vietnam vividly recreated on the stage ( Price from 29$/ pax) Accommodation Hotel in the District 1 in HCMC Transportation Shared Shuttle Bus Meals Breakfast Lunch Attractions & Activities Cao Dai Cu Chi tunnel Ben Dinh

Day 4: HCMC Free & Easy
Day 4: HCMC Free & Easy

This is your leisure day, you will have a chance to explore the city by yourself Accommodation Hotel in the District 1 in HCMC Transportation Optional Meals Breakfast

Day 5 - HCMC - Mekong Delta: My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho
Day 5 - HCMC - Mekong Delta: My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho

Morning Start from Ho Chi Minh City and depart for My Tho. After visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda, take a boat ride along the river viewing the stilt houses and the fruit plantations along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the local restaurant. Enjoy a boat ride under the shadow of the water coconut trees to visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Afternoon Then enjoy the seasonal delicious fruits & honey tea while listening to the traditional music. Take a rowboat ride along the creeks. After taking a delightful walk through the fruit plantation and village, proceed to Can Tho. Night ( the expenses will be covered by yourself) Dinner at a local restaurant ( in Can Tho). Some recommended restaurants as The Lighthouse Can Tho, Lua Nep restaurant, Bien Dong restaurant… ( Price from 5 USD/pax) Explore Tay Do night market where the locals sell everything from clothing to food . ( Free) Cruise dinner on Hau river ( Price from 15 USD/pax) Accommodation Private room at Hotel in Can Tho Transportation Shared shuttle bus Meals Breakfast , Lunch Attractions & Activities Vinh Trang Pagoda Tortoise island Can Tho

Day 6 - Cai Rang Floating Market - Tra Su sanctuary - Chau Doc
Day 6 - Cai Rang Floating Market - Tra Su sanctuary - Chau Doc

Morning Start with an early morning boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market and marvel at the mounds of fruit and vegetables on display as you experience the market at its busiest time of day. Cruise through the small channels to visit a rice noodle making village, and then break for lunch. Afternoon Proceed to Chau Doc and venture into the Tra Su Cajuput Forest to visit a wild bird sanctuary. Discover the diversity of the splendid canals deep in the forest as you look for storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Return to Chau Doc to check in to your overnight accommodation. Night ( the expenses will be covered by yourself) Enjoy your night time in HCMC with street foods ( Tai Trang restaurant, Chay Lieu noodle…) After a long day trip , you can relax yourself with massage service ( from 18 $ /pax ) Visit Chau Doc night market Accommodation Hotel in Chau Doc Transportation Shared shuttle bus Meals Breakfast ( Hotel) Lunch Attractions & Activities Cu Chi tunnel Ben Dinh ( Ben Duoc is arranged when you request)

Day 7 - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh , Cambodia

Morning Following breakfast in the early morning, go for a short walk before pick-up at the river bank. Journey to the fish farms before traveling by speed boat to Phnom Penh, where your tour ends. Afternoon Upon arrival Phnom Penh port from Chau Doc, pick up by our driver for transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day free on your own leisure. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh. Night ( the expenses will be covered by yourself) Visit night market Cruise on the Tonle Sap ( start around 5p.m , price from 5$/pax) Cambodian traditional dance at the National Museum Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA presents VAJRAMALA: Spirit of Khmer Dance ( Price from 25$/pax) Accommodation Hotel in Phnom Penh. Transportation Shared shuttle bus Shared speed boat Meals Breakfast ( Hotel)

Day 8 - Phnom Penh - City Tour - Private transfer without guide to Siem Riep

Morning After breakfast at hotel, 8:00AM we leave hotel to visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot's security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Continue your visit to Wat Phnom Temple, a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon Transfer to Siem Reap by private car without guide. The road takes about 6 hours to get to Siem Reap. Upon arrival Siem Reap direct to hotel for check in. Night ( the expenses will be covered by yourself) Pub street Some restaurants or bars here Accommodation Hotel in Siem Riep Transportation Private car Meals Breakfast Lunch Attractions & Activities Royal Palace Silver Pagoda Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison) Wat Phnom Temple

Day 9 - Siem Reap - Sunrise - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei - Banteay Samre
Day 9 - Siem Reap - Sunrise - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei - Banteay Samre

Morning Get up in the early dawn. At 4:30AM, our driver and guide will pick up from your hotel’s lobby to enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Return back to hotel for breakfast. Back to visit Angkor Wat, is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Lunch at local Restaurant. Afternoon we will drive out of town (32 Km from Siem Reap Town) to the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carvings. On the way back stop by at Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Night Dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant. Accommodation Hotel in Siem Riep Transportation Private car Meals Breakfast Lunch, Dinner Attractions & Activities Angkor Wat Banteay Srei Banteay Samre Apsara Dance Show

Day 10 - Siem Reap - Beng Mealea - Rolous Group (Bakong, Lolei, Preah Ko)

Morning After breakfast at hotel, we excursion to visit the Beng Mealea temple also known as the Jungle Temple, provides a fantastic opportunity to experience an Angkor temple as it would have been for hundreds of years; overtaken by jungle, visited only by birds. Then have a lunch Afternoon Back to Siem Reap we will take a tour to the Artisan D’Angkor home of handicraft center. Guide will tour you through the different workshops like stone sculpture, woodcarving, polychromie, and watch the artisan at work. Lunch at local Restaurant. Lastly, take a stop at Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom, a holy place that everyone comes to pray for a safe journey. Night Relaxing on your own Accommodation Hotel in Siem Riep Transportation Private car Meals Breakfast Lunch Attractions & Activities Beng Mealea Rolous Group

Day 11 - Tonle Sap Lake - Old market - City Tour

Morning We excursion to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon Take a tour to visit the Artisan D’Angkor home of handicraft center. Guide will tour you through the different workshops like stone sculpture, woodcarving, polychromie, and watch the artisan at work. Then proceed to Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's beautiful silk production (We can see every step of silk production). You will also find 100% silk products guaranteed. Lastly, take a stop at Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom, a holy place that everyone comes to pray for a safe journey. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation Hotel in Siem Riep Transportation Private Car Meals Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner Attractions & Activities Tonle Sap Lake Old Market Artisan D’Angkor home of handicraft center Silk Farm in Puok

Day 12 - Siem Reap - Free & Easy
Day 12 - Siem Reap - Free & Easy

Free in your leisure time in Siem Riep ~ your 12th day for relaxing or trying to do something around the city. Accommodation Hotel in Siem Reap Transportation Optional Meals Breakfast

Day 13 - Siem Reap Departure

Check out the hotel then our driver will drop you off at the international airport ( Should be at the airport 3 hours before your departure). End your journey in South Vietnam and Cambodia Transportation Airport Transfer Meals Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 5 nights at the hotel 3 stars in Siem Riep & 4 nights at 3 * Hotel in District 1, HCMC & 1 night at the hotel in Phnom Penh
  • Shared transportations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private Airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners as indicated in the itinerary ( Vegetarian need to be requested)
  • Professional tour guide speaking English
  • All entrance fees, tickets
  • 1 mineral bottle water/pax/day
  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off only in the Hanoi Old Quarter & District 1
  • Speed boat to Phnom Penh from Chau Doc
  • Beverages
  • Pick up and Drop off outside District 1
  • Check in earlier 14 p.m and Check out later 12 p.m
  • Visa stamp
  • Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included
  • Air tickets

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

FAQs

Excluded other service
Watch a Water Puppet Show - a one-of-a-kind performance happens to be on the water which are accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. Cooking class with local chef instructs you to cook some Vietnamese cuisines within 2-3 hours Shopping Mall : Vincom Dong Khoi, Takashimaya… Night market - Ben Thanh night market Enjoy your night time in HCMC with Bui Vien street when you can deeply join in a noisy and funny atmosphere or drink a cup of beer there . After a long day trip , you can relax yourself with massage service ( from 18 $ /pax ) Watch the Teh Dar show - the No.1 show in HCMC to see the original ways of tribal life on South West Highland of Vietnam vividly recreated on the stage ( Price from 30$/ pax) Massage services Note: You can contact with us directly before or when you join the tour to arrange the service you wanna join. The additional fee will be settled before using the service.
Children Policies
Children under 4 years old : Free of charge Children from 4 - 10 years old : 75% 2 adults can bring maximum 2 children under 11 years old, the 3rd child will be charged 100% of the fee In the case that a child is accompanied by only one adult, that child will be charged as an adult
Cancellation
Cancellation received before 30 days: Free of charge with hotel/accommodations, tours of day trip or overnight trip, train/bus tickets, rental car. Cancellation received from 20 days – 29 days: 10% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation. Free of charge with tours of day trip or overnight trip, train/bus tickets, rental car. Cancellation received from 16 days – 19 days: 50% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation and train tickets. Free of charge with tours of day trip or overnight trip, bus tickets, rental car. Cancellation received from 4-15 days: 100% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation, train tickets, overnight trips. Free of charge with tours of day trip, bus tickets, rental car. Cancellation received less than 4 days prior arrival date: 100% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation, train tickets, overnight trips, day trips, bus tickets, rental car.

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