Downstream Cambodia and Vietnam 11 days 10 nights

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Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City

Tour code: VBT-VT104
This itinerary is perfect for travel in Cambodia and Vietnam, from Angkor Temples in Siem Reap to Mekong Delta River and the dynamic Saigon. Besides of 7 days of sightseeing and discovering cultural and historical in both Vietnam and Cambodia, you have more 4 days to relax on one of the nicest beaches of Vietnam - Phu Quoc Island.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Siem Reap

Upon arrival at Siem Reap, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap (B, L)

08:00 Rise early to beat the crowds at the photogenic of Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. We visit Ta Prohm early to avoid the masses of crowds and provide a unique visit in this incredible temple.
We walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. After monks finished breakfast we start enjoy our breakfast box on the ground floor of pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the peaceful of pagoda or we return to your hotel for breakfast.
  • Prasat Kravan – with its unique brick sculptures
  • Thommanon Temple – temple which mirrors Chau Say Tevoda (just to the north), as it was built around the same time and has a similar plan. It is also dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.
  • Chao Say Tevorda temple – built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite of Thommanon, it was dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.
  • Ta Keo – by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001, it was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandst one and was dedicated to Shiva. The summit of the central tower is 50 met ers high and is surrounded by four lower towers.
  • Srah Srang – The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing
  • Banteay Kdei – surrounded by four concentric walls, the outer walls measuring 500 by 700 meters
  • Visit Eastern Mebon used to be in the middle the waters of the large Oriental Baray that is presently filled with rice-fields
  • Neak Poan was supposed to be a symbol of the Universe
Preah Khan built in 1191 according to the tradition on a spot where the king fought a crucial battle against the Cham.
In the evening, comes the moment for the relaxing view from the Phnom Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B, L) – by flight

After meeting your guide, we depart about 35km from Siem Reap to Kampong Khleang. Board a local boat to Kampong Khleang, meaning the village of the stilts, a lively commercial fishing village located south on the edge of the Tonle Sap lake. All houses are stilted and some are up to four & five meters tall. Enter the stilted village, now flooded and travel through this large town through to a more separate Vietnamese village on to the edge of the Tonle Sap. Then drive straight to the Rolous Group including Lolei, Preah Ko & Bakong temple first. This island temple consists of four brick towers on a double plate rite platform. The 3 temples Bakong, Lolei and Preah Ko – located 11 Kilometers (6.8 miles) southeast of the Siem Reap Market – comprise the Rolous group of monuments, and are dating back to the late ninth century and is the earliest site of the 600 years Angkor Period that is open to visitors. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh (K6 116 – 18:10 – 19:00). Pick up and drive to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 4: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (B) – by speedboat

08:30 We start to visit Phnom Penh. We will first go to see Wat Phnom Temple.
Then we will visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. The Palace is a magnificent example of Khmer architecture, it was built in 1866. You will see the Throne Hall and the Napoleon III Pavilion. Silver Pagoda is one of the richest shrines in the world . The floor is made of 5.000 silver tiles. Then transfer to the pier and take speedboat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc at 12:30. Arrive around 17:30. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 5: Chau Doc – Can Tho (B, L)

After breakfast take a boat to visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. Continue by boat to visit a village of stilt houses belonging to the Cham minority where colorful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden looms. Continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. On the way back stop by to visit Sam Mountain. Then drive to Can Tho, check in and relax. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 6: Can Tho – Phu Quoc island (B) – 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 o¬ne stem of bamboo. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Phu Quoc island (VN8014 – 11:45 – 12:40). Pick up and drive to hotel for check in and relax. Free for your activities. Overnight in Phu Quoc island.

Day 7: Phu Quoc island (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Free for your activities and relax on beach. Overnight in Phu Quoc island.

Day 8: Phu Quoc island (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Free for your activities and relax on beach. Overnight in Phu Quoc island.

Day 9: Phu Quoc island – Ho Chi Minh City (B) – by flight

Breakfast at hotel. Free for your activities and relax on beach. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City (VN1826 – 15:45 – 16:50). Pick up and drive to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10 : Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnels (B, L, D)

08:00 Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Cu Chi Tunnels (75 km from downtown). Visit Cu Chi tunnels with watching documentary film, witness hand–made weapon gallery (gun, land mine, bamboo traps,…), crawl into the real tunnels,… Back to Saigon. Have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Ben Thanh market.
s18:45 We start Saigon Foodie Tour by motorbike and blend into the “Chaos in order” of Saigon’s traffic. We’ll ride you through criss cross streets of district 1, 2, 3, 4 for tasting the popular street foods and experiencing the evening life of Saigonese. We first stop at a local food store that famous for “Bánh Xèo” - Vietnamese Pancake serve with pork, shrimp, bean sprout and many other kinds of vegetable. Then, ride to another corner of the city to have a taste of “Ốc Bươu Nhồi”, Stuffed Snail with Chopped Pork. Next we ride you to local parks for joining evening exercise with locals and seeing the city panorama view after dark. Afterwards, your food journey continues with "Bánh canh ghẹ”, Crab Noodle Soup.  Before heading back to hotel, we'll roll through the "Foodie Heaven", into a bustling street food corner to try out "Gỏi Cuốn" or Fresh Spring Roll - one of world's 50 best food and also two other versions of it. Ending with a glass of mix sugar cane and strawberry juice and a Flan for dessert. Seat back and enjoy your ride!!!
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to the airport for your international flight. End of services.
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Tour cost in US$ per person
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Tour Included

  • Private tour
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, BR – brunch)
  • All transfers and transportation as indicated in program – private van with AC
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class
  • Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
  • Can Tho – Phu Quoc island
  • Phu Quoc island – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Speedboat: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
  • The letter approval for VISA to Vietnam (Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity. You will be allowed to get on board at departure airport and get the visa stamped yourself at arrival airport in Vietnam with copy of this letter, original passport, pay stamping fee by yourself (25USD/01 person – Single visa) and 02 photos 4CMx6CM)

Tour Excluded

  • Visa to Cambodia (you will get it upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport. You only need to show your passport, 2 photos  4CMx6CM and pay fee (30 USD/01 person) to get visa. It is very easy and fast)
  • International flights and aiport tax
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals and drinks as Gala dinner on 24 Dec or 31 Dec 2016 if any
  • Late check out or early check in at all places (Normaly check in at 14:00 PM and check out at 12:00 PM/ surcharge if request)
  • Surcharge on Festival (if any)
  • Insurance travel
  • Tips & gratuities
  • All other services are not made on the written form
Accommodation
Destination Hotel/Resort/Cruise Class
3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Can Tho      
Phu Quoc      
Siem Reap      
Phnompenh      
Ho Chi Minh      
Chau Doc      
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