CAMBODIA & MEKONG DELTA
Siemriep - Angkor Wat - Phnompenh - Cuchi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Saigon
This is a newly developed trip, covering many of best highlight of South Vietnam and Cambodia.
Day 1: Siemreap
Upon arrival at Siem Reap we will check into our hotel. Our exploration
of the vast Angkor Temple complex will start after lunch. The oldest structures are known as the Roulous group, and it is here that we begin our exploring.
Day 2: Angkor Temple Complex
This morning we visit Banteay Kdei Temple, then drive through the
countryside to reach the magnificent Banteay Srei temple - the Citadel of
Women. This afternoon will be spent visiting the largest and most impressive temple - Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat was built between 1112 and 1152 by King Suryavarman II. Its layout and its scale are simply breathtaking. From here we proceed to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng, and as the end of the day approaches, we climb the imposing remains for a truly memorable sunset.
Day 3: Angkor Wat (B,D)
Today we visit the fortified Royal City of Angkor Thom. The most important
monuments are located in the centre of the city, namely the Bayon, Baphoun and the Terrace of Elephants. The Bayon in particular is a fascinating piece of architecture and one of the most photographed. It is a bizarre structure, with a total of 54 towers elaborately decorated with over 200 enigmatic smiling faces. From Angkor Thom we proceed to Ta Prohm temple and then in the afternoon we drive out to the Tonle Sap Lake, Asia's largest inland lake to spend a couple of hours on the water. Tonight we will enjoy diner withtraditional Apsara dance performance.
Day 4: Beng Melea Temple / Phnom Koulen –Phnompenh (B,L)
Today we will visit Beng Melea Temple very romantic temple which is still lost in the jungle. You will be same as the discoverer one century ago....A rather bumpy 2-3 hours drive through the beautiful countryside takes us there. Beng Melea is almost the size of Angkor Wat and is one
of the largest ensembles build during the Khmer Kingdom. It is enclosed by a huge moat of 1200m x 900m and the temple presents in places a veritable chaos of fallen debris beside areas that remain absolutely intact - but everywhere vegetation reigns as master. During our visit we will have to walk over ruins and climb over stones and scultures to fully explore this site. The decoration of Beng Malea is simple and animated only in certain areas but you can find several bas-reliefs showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. Early afternoon we will drive on a logging highway along Phnom Koulen important holy place for bouddhist Khmers.
Transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Arrival transfer to our hotel.Overnight at hotel in Phnompenh.
Day 5: Phnompenh (B,L)
Today we have a full day's sightseeing in Phnom Penh, regarded by many as the most beautiful of all the French-built cities in Indochina. Included in
the tour are The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, The Tuol Sleng Museum, The National Museum and the Killing Fields.
Day 6: Phnompenh – Saigon (B)
This morning we board the express bus for Saigon. We arrive in Vietnam's
metropolitan at approximately 2:00p.m.
At leisure to enjoy Saigon and walk after a long journey from Phnompenh.
Day 7: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B,L,D)
We set off this morning for a drive through the Mekong Delta to Cai Be
floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. We spend tonight with a local family in a charming home stay.
Day 8: Mekong Delta – Saigon (B,L)
This morning we bid farewell to our hosts and board our riverboats once more for a cruise to some floating markets and a handicraft village near the town of Vinh Long. Following these visits we will once again board our vehicle for the drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Saigon - Cuchi Tunnels (B,L)
In the morning we embark on a 1 hour and 45 minute drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. This amazing network of tunnels which stretched for over 250
kilometers, and was three levels deep, gives the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American war must have been like. After lunch we embark on a tour of the city including Cholon, the War Remnants museum and the Reunification Palace
Day 10: Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for our onward flight.
- English speaking guide
- All accommodation on twin/double share basis with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated
- All transfers/ transport
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time
- International airfares & airport taxes
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Meals not indicated
- Other personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
Trip cost : in US$ and per person in the party of 2 persons
Hotel 3star: US$715 per person ,
Single Supplement: US$ 195
Hotel 4star: US$905 per person ,
Single Supplement: US$ 311
- Accommodation can be either upgraded or downgraded
- Departure dates can be determined according to the wishes of the client
- You can be travel in the other direction, Saigon to Phnom Penh, West to East