Vietnam and Cambodia Water Way 8 Days
The Mekong River runs through Cambodia, Laos, Myanmmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan (China) and is the longest river in the southeastern Asia region.
Deep in history and rich in culture, it’s one of the last travel frontiers with stunning natural beauty and incredible cultural diversity. Some of its attractions include ancient monuments, royal capitals and UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Luang Prabang in Laos, signifying an illustrious past dating back thousands of years. Explore the Great Mekong River aboard the charming and authentic Mekong River Cruise, Bassac Cruise, a rafting experience or ferry. The cruises and tours below offer a variety of options on traveling on or along the Mekong River.
- Hotel accommodation with breakfast (base on twin-sharing)
- Private air-conditioning transportation
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Domestic flight from Phnom Penh to Seam Reap
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
- Sightseeing tours with English/French speaking guide as stated in itinerary
- All entrance fees to tour sites throughout
- Meal as stated in program (breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local restaurants)
- Cambodia visa fee (currently US$20 per person for visa on arrival) – Domestic airport tax (US$6 per person)
- International departure airport tax ( Phnom Penh / Siem Reap airport at US$25 per person)
- Personal expenses such as drinks at meals, camera fee to tour sites
- Travel insurance
- International Flights to Saigon and from Seam Reap
Day 1. Ho Chi Minh City- Vinh Long - Can Tho
Meet our guide in the hotel lobby in HCMC at 8.30 am. You take a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long for a cruise and a visit to the local markets and orchard gardens. From here you will get back to Vinh Long where we will board our vehicle for the drive to Can Tho, heart of Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2. Can Tho (B)
Early get up to enjoy breakfast on the "Lady Hau" while cruising to the floating market. When the "Lady Hau" arrives at Cai Rang floating market, guests are transferred to a local traditional boat to enter the market. Then, continue cruising with the hotel's guide along narrow creeks to visit a noodle factory and an orchard. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel by local boat throughmyriad canals. Free time during the afternoon in the most comfortable property in the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho
Day 3. Can Tho- Chau Doc (B)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Chau Doc. Chau Doc town is situated close to the Cambodian border. In the afternoon, we visit a bonsai garden and head up Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a birds-eye view over the paddy fields towards Cambodia. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4. Chau Doc- Phnom Penh (B)
Late wake-up. Take your time to enjoy a buffet breakfast or read before boarding Victoria Express boat upstream to the Mekong River to reach Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure in Phnom Penh. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 5. Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Following breakfast, we take a city tour including the Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Tuel Sleng Museum of Genocide, Russia Market and Wat Phnom Temple. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 6. Phnom Penh - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat (B)
Transfer to airport for a short flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Once in Siam Reap, you visit the fascinating ruins of Ta Prohm shrouded undergrowth and the roots of Banyan trees. From here we head for Banteay kdau and the nearby lake of Sras Srang - "the King's bath". In the afternoon, start exploring Angkor Thom the South Gate, Bayon with 4 enigmatic giant faces, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Dinner and enjoy watching Khmer Folk of charming Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 7. Angkor Wat (B/L/D)
Following breakfast at hotel, we drive 45 km from Siem Reap to Pre Rup and The East Mebon, visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. In the afternoon we visit The World Seventh Wonder Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Tonle Sap Lake - Departure Siem Reap
We enjoy a new day in this ancient land. Following breakfast you board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Afternoon free at leisure or additional Siem Reap sightseeing until transfer for departure flight.
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