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Vietnam & Cambodia Road Through Border

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
Highlights
From: $426
  • Public bus to cross Vietnam - Cambodia border
  • Inside Cu Chi tunnels - Saigon Vietnam
  • You may enjoy Cycling in Cambodia
  • Tuk Tuk popular
  • Angkor Wat overview

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID01
7Days Vietnam & Cambodia through the border is a well-rounded experience of city life, history, culture and nature. Start by exploring the Southern Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – formly called Saigon. You’ll see the glamor and feel the energy of Ho Chi Minh City, and learn about the Vietnam War at the city’s War Museum. Discover the unthinkable vitality of Vietnamese at the Cu Chi underground tunnels which is deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Next, you’ll travel by bus through the border to Phnom Penh, the driving distance is approximately 5 hours. Siem Reap with famous temple – Angkor Wat will finish your trip. Enjoy this safe and economic tour that we tailor made for you to experience two countries.
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. 

Meals: No
Accommodation: Sonnet Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh city


Morning, drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on 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.

Afternoon, take a city tour to visit War Remnants Museum which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans, Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral as a French-built neo-Roman cathedral, the Saigon Central Post Office, former US Embassy, Cho Lon or the city’s China Town including the Quan Am Pagoda and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sonnet Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



Free at leisure until transfer to bus station to take the bus to Phnom Penh (Approximately 6hours driving). You will have an apportunity to view the quite landscape through the way from Hochiminh to Phnom Penh

Arrival Moc Bai border, check in then continue to transfer to Phnom Penh city.  Arrival Phnom Penh, check in your hotel for refesh. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cardamom Hotel or similar in Phnom Penh



Morning visit to the Apsara Arts Association, a local non-governmental organization whose aim is to see Cambodian arts and culture become more valued and popular in Cambodia after having been destroyed by the ravages of war.  The Royal Palace, which was built in 1866 and is comprised of numerous structures, one of which is the popular Silver Pagoda. Constructed with over 5,000 silver tiles, this building also houses a life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha that is decorated with 9584 diamonds and is one of Cambodia’s national treasures. Continue to visit the National Museum, A Khmer temple inspired building that houses the world’s largest collection of Khmer art sculptures, ceramics and bronzes. Although the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods, including a special exhibition on post-Angkorian Buddha figures.
Afternoon, continue to visit the ToulSleng Genocide Museum, which is essential for first time visitors to Cambodia. During the Pol Pot regime, ToulSleng, formerly a high school, was converted to a detention center known for interrogation and torture of prisoners before being transferred to the “Killing Fields.” Enjoy a bit of local shopping at the Toul Tom Pong Market, before visiting the fields at Cheung Ek. Today, the site is a memorial for Cambodians and visitors to pay their respect for those lost. A memorial stupa has been erected and displays over 5,000 human skulls, bones and clothes of the victims. The visit is a profoundly moving, but depressing experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Cardamom Hotel or similar in Phnom Penh




Breakfast then transfer to the bus station to depart for Siem reap (Approximately 6hours driving). Lunch en route (pay by your account)
 
Arrival Siem reap, our guide and car pick you up the bus station then transfer to hotel for check in. 
Afternoon, take a half day tour to visit Tonle Sap Lake which is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia. It is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will board a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar in Siem Reap



Morning visit to Angkor Wat with your private guide. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides, each telling a story, but the most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Sea Milk, which is located on the east wing – your guide will explain the mystical tale behind it.

Afternoon, the Angkor Thom with your private guide. You will visit the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the enchanting Bayon. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very center of Angkor Thom City and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs, but the main features are the towers each with 3 or 4 gently smiling faces, over 200 in total. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara dance show

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday 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
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Bus ticket
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • 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
  • 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 service not stated in the program
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
Hotels Used in This Tour
sonnet saigon hotelHo Chi Minh City: Sonnet Saigon Hotel or similar

Address: 4 Truong Dinh, Ward 6, District 3, War Remnants Museum / Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Description: Offering quality accommodations in the culture, sightseeing, shopping district of Ho Chi Minh City, Sonnet Saigon Hotel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. Situated only 1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Sonnet Saigon Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, business center, bar, laundry service, car hire.

Guests can choose from 78 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Sonnet Saigon Hotel.


cardamom hotel Phnom Penh CambodiaPhnom Penh: Cardamom Hotel or similar

Address: No 69, St. 174, Sangkat Phsar Thmey III, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh

Description: Opened in 2010, the stylish hotel is designed to show the exquisite of Khmer architectures. The facilities and services provided by the hotel ensure guests take delights in their stay with variety of guest rooms including 4 apartment suites, business center, onsite restaurant serving Asian and Western food.  Placed right on the central market area, adjacent to interesting places of Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, this is a superb place to unwind in Phnom Penh.









angkor holiday hotel siem reap cambodiaSiem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Address: Corner of Sivutha Blvd and National Road No.6, Siem Reap Angkor

Description: Nearly 10 years of experience, Angkor Holiday achieves high service quality on attending to every customer’s need. Owning a convenient position along the national road which is only 10 minute drive to the temple complex of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap International airport while the Royal Palace is two minutes away, every room is equipped with air-conditioner, satellite TV, IDD phone, and coffee-making facilities.  For business, two meeting rooms are available with other modern facilities.
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 Christmas 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

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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