Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, you are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide and transferred to your hotel in the central of city. Be free and relax after long journey. This evening, enjoy special dinner on Saigon River Cruise with traditional music (Indochina Junk). Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City
Hochiminh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Cu Chi tunnels, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. One of the highlights of your Vietnamese holiday is bound to be your visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of underground bunkers about 40 kms northwest of Ho Chi Minh City and near the Cambodian Border. The tunnel system was commenced in the 1940’s. During the US War, at one time the tunnels spread out for 350kms and were up to 7 metres deep. They served as shelter, storage facilities and a secret means of communication for the guerrilla army. An ingenious system of concealed entrances kept the occupants safe despite air attacks and many efforts to penetrate the tunnel complex. Lunch is at Indian restaurant. Afternoon, we continue to visit to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda. End of the day free time for shopping at Ben Thanh Market, whose clock tower over the main entrance to what was formerly known as Les Halles Centrale is the symbol of Saigon. Opened first in 1914, it features one-way aisles loaded with people clamoring to sell you cheap goods (T-shirts, aluminum wares, silk, bamboo, and lacquer) and postcards. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City
Saigon – Cai Be – My Thuan – Sa Dec (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, then we will depart to Can Tho, 10h30 – 11h00 A.M: Arrival at Mekong Delta. We take a morning local boat trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Embark on our cruise and enjoy welcome drink on boat. Lunch is served on boat. The Cochinchine boat sets sails toward Sa Dec and moor midstream for the night. Dinner and overnight on board
Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B/L/D)
Rising up early for another nice day, we enjoy sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walk/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries. Explore bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. The Le Cochinchine set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, and boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Visit sugar craft factory if time allows us. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Dinner whilst Le Cochinchine cruises towards Long Xuyen
Long Xuan – Cho Moi – Hoa Hao (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board over sunrise. Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Ong Ho Island to enjoy the scenery and walk/cycle around villages on the island where farmers, children, and villagers pass tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience. Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey through Cho Moi, Hoa Hao and Chau Doc. Our boat cruises through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, enjoy landscape of the village, and discover local people life. Enjoy the aperitif on the sun desk and taking in view of the river. Dinner and overnight on board.
Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
This morning, we have a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) – Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/L/D)
This morning there will be a transfer to Phnom Penh airport for flight to Siem Reap. Arrive Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. We will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.
Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town. Dinner and overnight at Prince d’Angkor hotel or equivalent hotel in Siem Reap
Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle. Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. At leisure to visit the market or “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of services.
Private modern air conditioned transportation as per program
Join Junk/ Cruise in Mekong
Shuttle bus from Hochiminh City – Can Tho
Boat trip as indicated
Skilled English speaking tour guide
8 Nights’ accommodation
Meals as indicated( 8 breakfasts/7 lunches/6 dinners)
Daily bottle of mineral water (02 bottles/per person per touring day)
Domestic flight ticket (Phnom Penh – Siem Reap by Angkor Air)
Currently applicable service charge and government tax
Other not mentioned