Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
Ho Chi Minh City, the first stop for your Vietnam tours, welcomes you with its tropical breeze and passionate sunshine, so does Viet Bamboo Travel’s private tour guide. Check in upon arrival and enjoy your free time in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City tour (B, L)
This morning we enjoy a hands-on cooking class with our chef who will explain more about the wonderful flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. After enjoy lunch in fun. Next, we visit the city’s Vietnam tour highlights including: former Presidential Palace and the gleaming Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, which all make it a memorable day for your Vietnam holiday! Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
In the morning, you will take an interesting tour here. Later, we will get a taste of Vietnam’s most intriguing and tricky indigenous religions: Cao Daism in the Cao Dai Great Temple, a somewhat eerie rococo extravaganza jamming the conflicting architectural idiosyncrasies of a French church, a Chinese pagoda, Hong Kong’s Tiger Palm Garden and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Regardless of the quizzical jaw-dropping, this place is a good rest spot after a Cu Chi Tunnel System trip. Have lunch in a nearby restaruant. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and you will have a great deal of fun while exploring the city at your own pace. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh - a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a short cycling tour then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 5: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap (B, L) - by flight
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets, which are the liveliest in the whole religion.Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Stop for lunch. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City city by bus the last stop is to visit to Mangrove forest which was a former Viet Cong base used by the guerillas during the War. Then Viet Bamboo Travel’s guide will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Check in upon arrival and have a free night. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat (B, L)
Get up early, we will break into the morning mist to Angko Wat. Up in one of the pagodas, together your family will embrace a brand new sun rising up, which will stuck in your eternal recollection after this Cambodia holiday. After simple picinic breakfast, we will start the tour in Angkor Wat. Today, under professional Cambodia tour guide’s lead, you will touch every inch and every detail of Angkor Wat. We will finish the tour in Angkor Wat before noon and drive back to Siem Reap downtown for lunch. After lunch, we will take some free hours in one of Siem Reap’s relaxing cafés. When the sky starts to turn orange, private Cambodia tour guide will take you to Bakheng Hill for a stunningly beautiful sunset over the whole town. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat (B, L)
Have breakfast in your hotel with traditional Khmer instrument playing. Later, we will drive to Angkor Thom, literally meaning Great City, another famous Cambodia tours’ spotlight. In Angkor Thom, we will visit its attached attractions including the grand South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Angkor Thom will give us a joyful and plentiful morning and we will have lunch in a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, we will try to beat the heat under the lush trees in Ta Prohm. Hiding itself deep among the canopying trees, Ta Prohm secretly reveals its majesty for those savvy Cambodia tour makers. Ta Prohm, in fact is a brilliant complex of Angkorian architecture and sculpture, including: Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool; Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan Temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII. We will also visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls) and Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century. Finish today’s Cambodia tour with a beautiful sunset on the way back to Siem Reap downtown. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake (B, L)
In the morning, we will take a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake, where we will spend a whole afternoon experiencing the life above water. We will visit the floating villages including Chong Khneas, Kompong Phluk and Kompong Khleang. Be back to Siem Reap downtown for lunch. Afternoon will be free on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet - Mui Ne (B) - by flight
Have some free time in the morning before we fly to Ho Chi Minh City, from where you will be escorted to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Check in upon arrival and have some free time at the beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Day 10 - 11: Mui Ne (B)
Enjoy your free day in Mui Ne! Overnight in Mui Ne.
Day 12: Mui Ne - Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Have some free time before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in upon arrival and have Ho Chi Minh City to yourself. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Departuring from Ho Chi Minh City, your Vietnam Cambodia holiday is coming to the end. Looking forwards to seeing you again for future Vietnam Cambodia tours!