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Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – My Tho – Can Tho – Phnom Penh - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Highlights
From: $727
  • A child in Siem Reap
  • Students in Angkor Wat
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Pony Drawn Carriage in Mekong Delta
  • A famous bridge in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID02
Vietnam and Cambodia are two jewels in Indochina peninsula; we design this 2-country tour for those who do not have plenty of time for traveling. During only 10days, you can visit almost the must-see destinations of the South Vietnam and Siem Reap, Cambodia. From Ho Chi Minh City to historical Cu Chi tunnels. Afterwards, immerse yourself into the local lifestyle in the floating market on the Mekong Delta River to experience the life in Mekong Delta between Vietnam & Cambodia. Enjoy your time on a speedboat to Phnom Penh. From here travel by private car to Siem Reap, you can visit one of the most astounding archaeological sites nowhere in the world: Angkor Temples and learn about the history of Khmer kings at their highest and wealthiest power. This tour helps you to have an outlook of Vietnam – Cambodia but will give you a deeper understanding of Indochina region.
Itinerary Day by Day

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon is the largest city and economic center of Vietnam always bustled with activities of modern life. It is where businesses converge and shoppers indulge themselves into unlimited choices. However the city also carries with it a rich historical legacy in contrast with its dazzling glamor.

Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh


Meet our guide at your hotel and take a full city tour. Start with a visit to the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans. Continue to the Reunification Palace, which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Next, call in Sai Gon Post Office, a fine colonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel. Stop at Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles. Move on to Cho Lon or the city’s China Town where you will visit the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909 in dedication to the Lord of Heaven.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City


Today you’re transferred by private car to Tay Ninh province, 99 km Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City to explore the Great Temple also considered to be the Holy See Temple of a rare religion named Cao Dai native to the province.  Cao Dai was established in 1926 as a monotheistic religion with its meaning “Way of the Highest Lord” and its symbol of the left eye standing for Highest Lord’s clairvoyant power and wisdom. However it incorporates some aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. The Great Temple, which was built in 1933, has a unique cross-architectural style akin to the religion’s blended nature.

Afternoon, discover the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh

Today we take an excursion to My Tho.  We will be traveling past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling High Way. On arrival at My Tho, we board a Mekong cruise boat to Thoi Son Island where we will be entertained with traditional music.  We will then change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit home grown industries like coconut candy and rice-wine making. We next travel by motorized boat to another Mekong island to visit a bee farm and try tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits. As we return to My Tho there will be a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Afternoon, drive to Can Tho & check in and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Fortuneland Hotel or similar in Can Tho


Morning, depart Ninh Kieu wharf by boat, you can see bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. Particularly, you may know how local people go fishing with plenty of fish traps and how they transport passengers as well as products by the waterway. Approaching Cai Rang floating market, you can reappear the selling activities in the past using a traditional “offering pole” exchanging consumer goods hanging on the pole for Mekong fruit and vegetables with local sellers. To understand more about lifestyle over here, keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf. Afternoon, drive to Chau Doc & check in and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Chau Pho Hotel in Chau Doc


Morning, free leisure until transfer to Ninh Kieu boat ferry for departure to Phnom Penh.

Arrival Phnom Penh, meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Check in your hotel and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Asia Tune Hotel in Phnom Penh

Morning start a half day city tour including the Victory Monument, and the National Museum (called as Musee des Beaux-Arts). Next, you’ll visit a French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures – from throughout the ages. You’ll also discover the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside includes a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha.

Afternoon, continue to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S 21) then explore the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, the driving distance is approximately 15Km from the city. You’ll  visit as well Russian market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, T-Shirts, CDs and lots of other local souvenirs. End of day stop at the Central market and in right time to views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Asia Tune Hotel or similar in Phnom Penh


Morning, free at leisure for shopping and sightseeing until transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide to airport for flight to Siem Reap.

Arrival Siem Reap, meet your driver and transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel or similar in Siem Reap

Today you'll visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: The temple complex covers 81 hectares and as wide as the size of the Imperial Palce in Beijing. You'll explore its distinctive five towers considered to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and surrounding moat and the ocean beyond. Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century masterpices), you'll encounter the South Gate with its huge statues, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the LeperKingandBayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Afterwards, drive back to Prasat BeyTemple located in the north of Phnom Bakheng south gate of Angkor Thom in TONLE OUM behind Prasat Bey temple, you'll depart from ports visits south gate of Angkor Thom and the wall along the Tonle Oum while listening romantic traditional music and histories of the Khmer. End of day take a relaxing stopover at Prasat Chrung visiting Tadev Hole and temple with the best Sunset.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel or similar in Siem Reap

Leisure time until transfer to Airport in Siem Reap for departure
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise on a wooden junk in Halong Bay
  • Speed board from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing in My Tho, Can Tho
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets
  • Vietnam Visa Approval letter & Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Cambodia Visa Approval letter & Cambodia visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
Hotels Used in This Tour
Elios Hotel Saigon Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh city: Elios Hotel or similar

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1 Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Description: Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.
In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel are within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.


Fortuneland hotel canthoCan Tho: Fortuneland Hotel or similar

Address: 141 Tran Van Kheo Street, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho, Vietnam

Description: Situated in Cai Khe, Fortuneland Hotel Can Tho is the perfect place to experience Can Tho and its surroundings. Set 1.5km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. Also within easy reach are Can Tho Stadium, Can Tho Quay, Can Tho Water Park.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Fortuneland Hotel Can Tho is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as luggage storage, poolside bar, restaurant, smoking area, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.


chau pho hotel chau doc vietnamChau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel or similar

Address: 88 Trung Nu Vuong Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang

Description: It takes travelers about a 15 minute drive from this hotel to famous cultural and historical monuments of Chau Doc town like Sam Mountain, Lady Chua Xu temple. Possessing large rooms decorated in warm and romantic style, decent restaurant, bar, coffee shop and tennis courts. Your travel will become easier with well-trained staff and great rates from this fabulous hotel. 


Asia Tune hotel phnom PenhPhnom Penh: Asia Tune Hotel or similar

Address: No. 85, Street 19 corner street 148, , Phsar Thmey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Description: Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Asia Tune Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Phnom Penh. Only 12.9 km away, this 3.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Asia Tune Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include facilities for disabled guests, tours, valet parking, dry cleaning, bar.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide mini bar, coffee/tea maker, television LCD/plasma screen, ironing facilities, internet access – wireless (complimentary) to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center, spa. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Phnom Penh, make Asia Tune Hotel your home away from home.



Siem Reap: Royal Empire Hotel or similar

Address: National Road Nº6 (Airport Road), Phum Krous, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Cambodia

Description: Surrounded by a stunning landscape with Khmer décor and hospitality, Royal Empire Hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the Siam Reap International Airport. To make the trip more buzzing and alive, you are just a two-minute walk away from the Angkor Shopping Arcade night market, a five-minute walk to the Cambodian Cultural Village, and less than a five-minute drive to the Pub Street and Old Market. Mixing Khmer’s traditional and modern furnishings, all the spacious rooms are designed in soft tones and wooden flooring. Also ducted with superior amenities, the property provides ultimate luxury. Guests can unwind by the outdoor saltwater pool, sit back and relax at the bar sipping your favorite drink, or relish in the Asian and Western cuisines at the restaurant. Royal Empire Hotel is an ideal place for leisure and business travelers who desire to stay in the centrally oriented area.

 
Service Details During the Trip
IMPORTANT NOTE:
• All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
• Supplement for standard Vietnamese menu meals: US$ 10 for lunch & US$ 15 for dinner 
• Private services & daily departure
• Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
• Surcharge for booking during Chinese New Year from 18 – 24 Feb 2015: 25% of adult prices
• Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes: 
   o Flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap: US$ 225/ person

SPECIAL OFFER
• [Free] Mineral water is available.
• [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
• [Free] Vietnam Traditional Gift In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)






Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.



Handpick hotels in toursWell-handpicked Accommodation 
Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast. We consider all high-rated hotels in Tripadvisors and Lonely Planet to use in our services.

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