From South Vietnam to North Cambodia 9 days
A wonderfully designed itinerary transporting through the best of South Vietnam and North Cambodia
With this tour, you will discover the incredible beauty of South Vietnam and North Cambodia when admiring stunning nature, historical landmarks, and experiencing the local lifestyle. Your trip will start in the bustle and hustle Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) and ends in the chic Siem Reap City. In between, you will visit Cu Chi Tunnel – the immense underground network to learn more about a tragic but glorious period of history. Then, venture into Mekong Delta to discover the colorful, vibrant floating markets, gorgeous landscapes, and get lost yourself in a maze of fruit orchards. After that, you will spend three days wandering and exploring the magnificent beauty of Siem Reap. It’s your time to visit the famous temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. When the night falls, you’ll enjoy the authentic local cuisine while admiring the traditional show. Within this itinerary, you barely won’t miss any attraction either waste a single moment of your trip.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
- All domestic flights
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- No extra charge after services confirmation 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
- Travel insurance Beverage Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
- Other services not mentioned above
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast at hotel, you will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Phu Quoc. Upon arrival Phu Quoc, you will be greeted and transfer to hotel for check in and you are free at leisure.
When coming back to Ho Chi Minh, you still have enough time to visit the most famous attractions including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Central Post Office.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Cai Be
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam and is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of rice per year. Your journey to fertile Mekong Delta will start in Cai Be - the river-land mixed town of Tien Giang Province. You will firstly visit Cao Dai Temple which features a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions. It’s time to learn more about Caodaism - the most mysterious religion of Vietnam. After that, you will take the fascinating boat tour to Cai Be Floating Market where you can experience the local lives. You may fall under the sleepy charms of the fruit orchards which spread across the fertile land. Local people grow all-year-round fruit trees. Therefore, whenever you visit this land you will have chances of enjoying delicious, sweet tropical fruits while listening to “Tai Tu Music” - the traditional folk music of South Vietnam. After lunch in a local restaurant and a relaxing time, you will travel to Can Tho. Discover this city in your own way, then overnight at a luxury hotel.
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc
The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500 km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. So you will boat along these canals from Can Tho to Chau Doc - the ebullient town. In between, you will visit Can Tho floating markets by motor boat and sampan. Traveling under the shadow of coconut trees, picking ripe fruits right from the trees and enjoying succulent taste of fresh fruit will amaze you.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Chau Doc shares the borders with South Sam Mountain. Here lies a steady stream in which you will travel to Phnom Penh by boat. You will be transferred to the hotel by luxury, private vehicles and have a short break there. Continue your journey with a visit to significant landmarks of Phnom Penh including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Day 6: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Leave Phnom Penh for Siem Reap by private car. Afterward, you will have a snack before discovering the final destination. Take a tuk-tuk ride around the city and visit the famous Angkor National Museum where you will understand more about the Legend Revealed”. With your own guide, you will travel to Preah Ang Check Preah Angkor where many people come to wish for luck and safety in life. When the night falls, enjoy the authentic dinner at a local restaurant and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show
Day 7: Siem Reap – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat – Phnom Bakheng
In the morning, you will visit Ta Prohm which is famous for the fascinating combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings. Then, discover Angkor Thom - the last and most enduring capital of Khmer Empire, and Bayon - the richly decorated Khmer Temple featuring 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, explore Angkor Wat - one of the largest religious monuments in the world. This temple complex was originally constructed in Khmer Empire to dedicate the god Vishnu. Afterward, afford the stunning and panorama view of Phnom Bakheng Sunset.
Day 8: Angkor Thom
Visit the world-famous attraction in Angkor Thom including Bayon the mesmerizing temple with 216 smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara; Baphuon - the three-tiered temple-mountain; the 350-meter terrace of the elephants; and Preah Palilay - the quiet and atmospheric Buddhist sanctuary.
Day 9: Siem Reap Departure