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MEKONG DISCOVERY
9 Days - Private - Departure Daily.
Immerse in the sublime beauty of Mekong & its river life. From Saigons modern bustle to the calm waters of Tonle Sap Lake and into the ancient Khmer Kingdom; explore South Vietnam and Cambodia on a tour that takes you along the meandering Mekong River all the way to Siem Reap - the home town of Angkor Wat. The trip could start in Siem Reap (Cambodia) and end in Saigon (Vietnam) or vice versa.

RATE: This rate is quoted in VN? per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the - Private Tourr.
Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Supp'
Cost/pp 21,588,000 16,548,000 14,469,000 13,482,000 4,620,000

Saigon - Cu Chi- Tay Ninh - CaiBe - Vinh long - Chau Doc - Phnompenh - Siem Reap
Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
Starts from:
Sai Gon
Ends in:
Siem Reap

Vietnam Today Travel designs a superb trip for families and individuals, this is a marvelous blend of the Vietnamese Mekong World and the magnificence of the Cambodias Khmer civilization. Beginning in Saigon, explore the markets, peek into the Cu Chi Tunnels, and marvel at the Cao Dai religion. Drive to Cai Be Vinh Long, enjoy the boat from Vietnams Can Tho along the Mekong to Phnom Penh. Your journey finishes in Siem Reap, exploring the temples of the Angkor Civilization.
Immersed in these local communities and experience the best of these two cultures!



Included:

Includes:
- Accommodations (3 star hotel in average)
- Speed boat up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh from Chau Doc.
- Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation by private car with A/C
- English or French-speaking guides
- All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Excluded:
- Travel insurance
- International Flight tickets
- Vietnam & Cambodia Visas
- Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
- Beverages & other personal expenses

Brief Itinerary
Day 1 Saigon Arrival City Tour
Day 2 Saigon Cu Chi Tunnels Cao Dai Temples
Day 3 Saigon Mekong Delta Can Tho
Day 4 Can Tho Floating Market Chau Doc
Day 5 Chau Doc Phnom Penh by speedboat
Day 6 Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 7 Phnom Penh Drive to Siem Reap
Day 8 Siem Reap Angkor Temples
Day 9 Siem Reap Departure

ITINERARY

Day 1: Saigon Arrival City Tour.

Welcome to Vietnams modern metropolis: Saigon then enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh citys bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour. In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Welcome dinner with delicious Saigon cuisine and overnight in Saigon.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon Cu Chi Tunnels Cao Dai Temple.
Today you travel outside of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or American War as its referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime. Next you will visit the beautiful Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh and partake in the noontime prayer service. This large and colorful compound is home to the hybrid religion founded in the 1920s: Caodaism, which combines elements of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam in order to promote peace. Have lunch in Tay Ninh and return to Saigon in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.


Day 3: Saigon Mekong Delta Can Tho.

After breakfast, you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Arrive in Cai Be and start your tour of the delta with a private cruise to visit Cai Be floating market, passing by a beautiful cathedral. Proceed to local cottage industries, home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the longan fruit drying process. Sail along some of the Mekongs innumerable branches and creeks and visit local orchards. Then cross Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong, by motorized boat to visit some fluvial islands and explore the countryside by bicycle. Your driver will be waiting for you on the other side of the river to take you on a 45 minute journey to the largest city in the Mekong: Can Tho, a buzzing town with a lively waterfront and a colorful mix of narrow back streets that make for some rewarding exploration. Rest of the day, you are at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho Floating Market Chau Doc.
Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motor boat. Experience the daily life of the Mekong River Delta as vendors from around the region gather to sell fresh fruits, local delicacies and handmade goods. Continue your discovery of the region with a tour of the cottage industries to see people making coconut candies and rice paper. Continue to Chau Doc where a sunset journey up Sam Mountain provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. You also visit Xu Lady and Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple if time permits.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Chau Doc.

Day 5: Chau Doc Phnom Penh by speedboat.
After breakfast, check-out the hotel then travel by speedboat up the Mekong to Cambodias capital: Phnom Penh. The total trip takes about four and a half hours (including visa formalities). Visas are easily obtained at the border between Vietnam and Cambodia and cost $22 (including the processing fee). Your guide will meet you at the dock in Phnom Penh and take you to the hotel. Despite its recent turbulent history, Phnom Penhs wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. After lunch at a downtown restaurant, take a leisurely tour to visit the Russian Market and try out your best bargaining skills.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Phnom Penh.


Day 6: Phnom Penh City Tour.

Spend the day on a tour of Cambodias vibrant capital city. Start by learning about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodias recent, bloody history on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields. Enjoy lunch at a downtown restaurant, and then conclude the day with a cyclo ride down Sihanouk Boulevard to visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace home to the royal family and the opulent Silver Pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 7: Phnom Penh Drive to Siem Reap.
Today you travel to Siem Reap, the gateway into the ancient Angkor temples. After breakfast our driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on the 5 hour drive along the Mekong River. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including the Khmer favorite: fried spiders! Once you arrive in Siem Reap, check in at the hotel then enjoy lunch at a downtown restaurant. In the late afternoon, drive to the Angkor Archeological Complex to watch the sunset from Phnom Krohm Mountain, gilding the surrounding temple-dotted jungle in golden light.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 8: Siem Reap Angkor Temples.
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discover the mysterious Angkor Temples. Wake before dawn and take a tuk-tuk ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted orange by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back out on a full day temple tour. You will start with a visit to the magnificent Angkor Wat the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. Proceed to Angkor Thoms imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 9: Siem Reap Departure.
Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to Siem Reap International Airport to catch your departure flight home. Goodbye & Safe travels!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

 

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