Combination between the highlights of the two countries, Vietnam and Cambodia, this trip goes from the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, the colorful temple of Caodaism, to the lush green rice basket of Vietnam, the Mekong delta. Added to this is the majestic Angkor complex and vibrant Phnom Penh. It is a memorable journey of both history and culture.
 

Tour Code: VTC 02
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Type: 
Starts / Ends: Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour Route: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, Culture and History
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Saigon
Day 2: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – Saigon
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 5: Saigon – Phnom Penh (flight)
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 7: Enjoy Siem Reap – Angkor temple
Day 8: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Siem Reap
Day 9: Departure

Special Experiences:

  • Experience the interesting of bustle & hustle Ho Chi Minh City
  • Boat in Mekong visit floating market, orchard gardens…
  • War historical Places and China town in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi tunnel experiences
  • Vibrant Phnom Penh
  • Majestic Temples of Angkor
 
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Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on our own arrangement
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel
Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. After lunch we visit Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market in the cities bustling Chinatown and end at a famous lacquer ware factory. Dinner will feature delicious Saigon cuisine.

Thien Hau Pagoda

Thien Hau Pagoda

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel
Sites visited: Cu Chi tunnel, Cao Dai temple
In the morning we drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province, the birthplace of Caodaism. After lunch we go to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by the local people and guerillas, where we understand more about the Vietnam War. We head back to Saigon.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B, L)
Accommodations: Victoria Can Tho Hotel
Sites visited: Xeo Quyt & boat trip on Mekong canals
In the morning we will depart from Saigon and head to My Hiep. Taking a 3 hour boat trip cruising through “Rung Tram” (Indigo forest), which was used by Viet Cong (Southern Vietnam Liberation Army) during the Vietnam War as a base called Xeo Quyt. After that we take a bus ride to Vinh Long and then Can Tho.

Boat trip cruising through canals in Mekong Delta

Boat trip cruising through canals in Mekong Delta

Day 4: Can Tho – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B)
Accommodations: Sapphire Hotel
Sites visited: Cai Rang floating market, Vinh Long market, Bonsai garden
In the morning we take another boat trip to discover the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market (may be the biggest floating market in the World). We have lunch in Can Tho and go back to Saigon. On the way we stop to visit Vinh Long market and  before heading back to Saigon.

Bonsai Garden in My Tho

Bonsai Garden in My Tho

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Phnom Penh (B)
Accommodations: Sunway hotel
Sites visited: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Russian Markets, Wat Phnom
Morning is at leisure until transfer to the Airport for the flight to Phnom Penh (one hour flight). In the afternoon we arrive at Pochentong International Airport and transferred to our hotel. After checking in we have the city tour to visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and The National Museum. Visit the Central and Russian Markets and the Wat Phnom, the oldest monument in the city from which Phnom Penh gets its name.

Cambodia National Museum

Cambodia National Museum

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B)
Accommodations: Le’ Residence Angkor Hotel
Sites visited: Tonle Sap Lake, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, the Baphuan, Phnom Bakeng.
After breakfast we catch the early Express Speed Boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap across the Tonle Sap Lake. Upon arrival we will be greeted and transferred to Siem Reap for check-in at the hotel and then lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom: the Bayon Temple, the Baphuan, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. And we watch the sunset over Angkor Wat from the Phnom Bakeng. Dinner at the restaurant where we can enjoy the traditional dance of the Khmer people.

Elephant Terrace

Elephant Terrace

Day 7: Enjoy Siem Reap – Angkor temple (B)
Accommodations: Le’ Residence Angkor Hotel
Sites visited: Ta Prohm temple, Ta Keo temple, Chau Say temples, lake of Sras Srang, Angkor Wat
After breakfast, we visit the Ta Prohm temple, Ta Keo temple, Chau Say temples and the natural lake of Sras Srang. After lunch we visit majestic Angkor Wat: The founder was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century and dedicated them to the Hindu God Vishnu.

Ta Prohm temple

Ta Prohm temple

Day 8: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Siem Reap (B)
Accommodations: Le’ Residence Angkor Hotel
Sites visited: Banteay Srei Temple, Kbal Spean
After breakfast, we go to Banteay Srei Temple “Citadel of Women” which is located 25 km from Siem Reap. This temple is built of Nava Rock and presents the most graceful carvings in stone we might ever see in our life. We will have a picnic lunch near the site, and then continue to Kbal Spean, the river of thousand Lingas, the phallic symbol of the God Shiva. We will arrive near the site, and then walk through the forest for an hour to reach it. Return to Siem Reap

Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srei Temple

Day 9: Departure (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on our own arrangement
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home or continue our adventure routes.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
  • Accommodations: for 5 nights at 5 star hotels & 2 nights at four star hotels
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (8 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, and 3 dinners)
  • All transfer transports by private A/C coaches or cars
  • Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
  • International airfares: Saigon – Phnom Penh
  • Speed boat on Mekong River from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Fluent & knowledgeable English speaking guide/s in each city (Other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

Meals
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include Vietnamese, Cambodia and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese or Cambodian restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese or Cambodia dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese or Cambodian food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Recommended Accommodation List:

Location

Hotels & Ratings

Ho Chi Minh City Sapphire Hotel Saigon
Can Tho Victoria Hotel Can Tho
Siem Reap La Residence d’Angkor Hotel Siem Reap
Phnom Penh Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh
 

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