Southern Vietnam to Cambodia - 10 days

Ten days in Southern Vietnam and Cambodia is enough to see highlight places, from the bright lights of Saigon and the underground tunnels of the Vietnam War, cruising the mighty Mekong Delta to the magnificent temples of Angkor…
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh city - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
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  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh half day city tour (B,L)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B,L)
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang float market – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B,L)
Day 5: Chau Doc – speedboat to Phnom Penh (B,L)
Day 6: Phnom Penh city tour – flight to Siem Reap (B,L)
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B,L)
Day 8: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei Temple – Floating Village (B,L)
Day 9: Siem Reap free for leisure (B)
Day 10: Siem Reap departure (B)

Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh arrival

Our tour guide will come to pick you up upon arrival. Then our car will take you to the city and check in at the hotel.

You will have a free evening to relax and prepare for the upcoming trip.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh half day city tour (B,L)

Cu Chi Tunnel, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land” is around 70km far from Ho Chi Minh city. It takes us more than 1 hour driving through the peaceful countryside with rice paddy fields.

We will have a short time to enjoy the introductory video of how the tunnels constructed; and then explore the maze of the tunnels. We also see various mantraps and the remains of an US tank as well as various bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

After Cu Chi tunnel tour, we will head back to Ho Chi Minh city for the half day city tour. The highlights of this afternoon are the Independence Palace (the former Presidential Place of the South Vietnam President in the past); the War Remnant museum where we can see so many artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war; the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – with significant architecture.

Before going back to our hotel, we have short time to visit the Ben Thanh market.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B,L)

Take 2 hours of driving to My Tho city, boating along the Hau River to Thoi Son Island; people warmly welcome you with fruits served in farmers' gardens. You will have a chance to enjoy interesting traditional music. Then take a boat trip to discover the hidden mysterious daily life of friendly people.

You will have lunch in local restaurant, take more cruise to further island to be living with local people's activity: joining in Coconut Candy making with local ladies, tasting Banana wine, hiking in fruits gardens to meet the bee-grower, drinking an impressive honey tea, and relaxing in quiet surroundings.

Then we will back to the boat wharf, continue driving to Can Tho, passing vast rice fields, and check-in upon arrival.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4 : Can Tho – Cai Rang float market – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B,L)

Drive further 6km to reach Cai Rang floating market where a colorful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging.

Then we will head to Chau Doc city. On the way to Chau Doc, we will visit Tra Su Cajuput Forest and from there we take a boat trip to visit Tra Su ecological forest in the area of over 800 ha. There are so many of bird kinds here above the evergreen Cajuput trees living almost around the year in water.

After Tra Su Cajuput Forest, we will drive another hour to Chau Doc city, located on the Cambodian border, a riverine mix of people of Viet, Khmer, Cham and Chinese nations. And we visit the village of Muslim people in Chau Doc in the afternoon.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 5 : Chau Doc – speedboat to Phnom Penh (B,L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and get ready for a boat trip to Phnom Penh along Mekong River.

After 4 hours on Mekong River, we will reach Phnom Penh city by 12:00 noon. We will check in at the hotel and have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, our tour guide will pick you up for Phnom Penh half day city tour.

You will have a chance to learn more about the history of the Khmer Rouge regime with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Then its on to the National Museum, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and Wat Phnom.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 6 : Phnom Penh city tour – flight to Siem Reap (B,L)

After having breakfast and checking out at the hotel, our tour guide will take you to visit Independent Monument and then you will have short time to go shopping at the famous Russian Market.

Catching a flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

After landing in Siem Reap, you will be transferred to the hotel and check in.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Free evening in Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 7 : Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B,L)

Today we will go to Angkor – the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. We will explore the Angkor Thom complex, includes these monuments such as: the jungle temple of Ta Prohm – overgrown by large trees and vines, the Bayon Temple, the Baphuan, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

In the afternoon we visit Angkor Wat – means The City of Temples – the largest religious monument in the world, and then see the sunset at the Pre Rup Temple.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap hotel.

Day 8 : Siem Reap – Banteay Srei Temple – Floating Village (B,L)

Today we will take a drive out through the Siem Reap countryside to visit Banteay Srei Temple.

Banteay Srei means the Citadel of Woman and was made of pink sandstone and decorated with ornate stone carvings, and then its on to Banteay Samre Temple.

Then we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we go on a trip to explore the amazing floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, and see a lifestyle adapted to living on the water.

Head back to Siem Reap and have dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap hotel.



Day 9 : Siem Reap free for leisure (B)

Today you will have a whole free day for leisure. You can discover the city by yourself, go shopping or just for others personal activities.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10 : Siem Reap departure (B)

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will get ready for check out. Our driver will take you to the airport for departure flight.

Service Inclusions

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Private transfer and transportation with a small bottle of water for each person
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided tours
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh (shared boat)
  • Mekong Delta, Cai Rang floating market boat trip
  • Private trip to Tonle Sap Lake & Floating Village
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

 

Service Exclusions

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Domestic flights & departure taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam and Cambodia visa stamp fee
  • Others not mentioned above.