Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh - Ben Tre - Cai Be - Mekong Lodge - Cai Be floating market - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Preah Ko - Bakong - Lolei - Siem Reap
Day 1 : Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city & visit (D)
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels - Tay Ninh - Ho Chi Minh city (B / L) / 120km - 3h
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh city - Ben Tre - Cai Be - Mekong Lodge (B ; L ; D)
Day 4 : Mekong Lodge - Cai Be floating market - Sa Dec - Chau Doc (B ; L)
Day 5 : Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by express boat in 6h (B / L)
Day 6 : Discovery of Phnom Penh (B / L)
Day 7 : Phnom Penh - Siem Reap / by express boat (B / L)
Day 8 : Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Day 9 : Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Bakong (B / L)
Day 10 : Siem Reap - Departure (B)
Day 1 : Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city & visit (D)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your selected hotel in Saigon City. Vietnam Cambodia 10 days starts. Known as the southern center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism of Vietnam, nowadays, this city is a big and developed one with lots of bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafe. If time permits, we can make a walk around to discover the daily life of the locals. We come to a local restaurant for lunch.
After a short break, we keep seeing such attractive destinations in Saigon as the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum. Then we head to Cho Lon, known as Saigon's Chinatown full of amazing temples and narrow lanes. The last destination of Saigon city tour is the lively Ben Thanh Market where you can find anything purchased.
Dinner is in a restaurant and overnight in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels - Tay Ninh - Ho Chi Minh city (B, L) / 120km - 3h
First founded in 1923, nowadays Tay Ninh is a attractive destination with the population of over 2 millions people. Breakfast at your hotel in Saigon City, we head to Tay Ninh for visiting Cao Dai temple as well as join the interesting mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Lunch is served in the restaurant,
After the meal, Vietnam Cambodia 10 days gives our guests the opportunity to go to Cu Chi Tunnels, which was once the underground base of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. The typical feature of these tunnels is that it had hospitals, plus accommodation and schools for Vietnamese soldiers. It is the ideal place for those who want to learn more about a part of Vietnam history.
Then we come back to Saigon City for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in your hotel in Saigon.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city - Ben Tre - Cai Be - Mekong Lodge (B, L, D)
At 8:30 am, our driver will come to pick you up at your hotel in Saigon City and transfer to Cai Be (110km- 2h30’ by car). Upon arrival, our guide will greet and lead you to Mekong lodge by junk as well as instruct you to check in your private bungalows for continuing the trip. After having delicious lunch in the restaurant and a short break, at 15:00, we begin Vietnam Cambodia 10 days to go for a walk or ride your bicycle around the Lodge to explore the daily life of the locals and enjoy the fresh air in the peaceful villages.
Then we board a sampan boat to have a visit to local orchards and try some fresh and delicious fruits. At 18:00, you take a great chance to attend a Vietnamese cooking class to learn how to make some traditional food and enjoy your own dishes.
Please remember that the bar opens from 7:00 am to 12:00 am, which lies near the swimming pool. Stay overnight at the Mekong Lodge (authentic | swimming pool | nice garden).
Day 4 : Mekong Lodge - Cai Be Floating Market - Sa Dec - Chau Doc (B, L)
Breakfast then we start the forth day of Vietnam Cambodia 10 days with a cruise on our rowing boats to explore Cai Be floating and ground market. You later visit local homes making rice cake, coconut candy, caramel souffle cake and other traditional specialties to witness the production of them. You can even try some local honey tea, which is a typical tea of the northern people. Come back to the Lodge. After checking out at 11:00 am, you will be transferred to Cai Be harbor then our driver will lead you to Chau Doc by via Sa Dec.
On the way, we make a stop at the Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House, dating from the 18 century, where Huynh Thuy Le, the 27-year-old son of the most reputable family in Dong Thap once used. This ancient house witnessed the romantic love between Huynh Thuy Le and a French writer Marguerite Duras. After lunch at Huynh Thuy Le house, we go on the trip with a visit to Kien An Cung pagoda, Trung Vuong school. On arrival in Chau Doc, after checking in your selected hotel, the rest of the night is at your leisure. Stay overnight at Chau Doc.
Day 5 : Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by express boat in 6h (B, L)
This morning you will transfer to Phnompenh by express boat. Passing the Cambodian border by waterway, we go on the trip with a visit to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia (6-hour express boat). Once known as the most beautiful city in Indochina, nowadays, it is the official capital of Cambodia and still retains its own charming beauty.
Situated in the center of Phnom Penh is the Royal Palace, which is now home to the royal family. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. Travelling here, both the Royal Palace and Silver is the first and must-visit destination. We can also explore the legendary temple of Wat Phnom reciting Phnom Penh's name.
Dinner is on your own and overnight in Phnom Penh. Enjoy your night of Vietnam Cambodia 10 days in Phnom Penh.
Day 6 : Discovery of Phnom Penh (B, L)
After breakfast, the busy but interesting awaits you. In the morning, we keep exploring the capital of Cambodia with a visit to the Royal University of Fine Arts where you have a chance to get knowledge about the ancient arts of the Cambodia's ancestors. The most typical highlight of this structure is the Dance Academy where children can Here dance the fantastic national dances. Then it is time for you to enjoy the lunch at a local restaurant. After the meal, you spend the afternoon visiting National Museum, where you take a great chance to admire the exhibits which is major dating back from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), or even earlier.
We end of the city tour of Vietnam Cambodia 10 days with a visit to the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Field to learn more knowledge about the history of Cambodia during the Pol Pot era. Dinner is on your own and overnight in your hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 7: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap / by express boat (B, L)
Wake up early in the morning then Vietnam Cambodia 10 days leads us to Phnom Penh Pier for the boat trip to Siem Reap along the Tonle Sap River. It takes 4 to 6 hours to get to Siem Reap depending on each season. From the center of Siem Reap, you can make a visit to Angkor city, once the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire (802 AD - 1350 AD). On arrival in Siem Reap, after check-in the hotel, you have free time to make a stroll around this beautiful city.
Dinner is on your own and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B, L)
Breakfast then we kick off the eighth day of Vietnam Cambodia 10 days with an interesting trip to Angkor Thom, beginning at the South Gate entrance. You later have a chance to explore the main temple of Bayon (4-Faced Temple) to admire the last great temple built at the Angkor complex. We keep exploring Great City with visits to such famous spots as Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After the lunch, we go on discovering the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples, symbolizing for the spirit of the Angkorian. Especially, you have a chance to watch the sunset on the temples and admire the fantastic views of Angkor Wat. Returning to Siem Reap for a buffet night meal, you can spend your night seeing a traditional Apsara dance and evoking classical myths.
Dinner on your own and overnight in your hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos Group - Bakong (B, L)
We spend today of your Vietnam Cambodia 10 days exploring temples of the Banteay Srey, famed for its finest carvings of all the Angkor temples. On the way back to Siem Reap, if time permits, we encounter a local village to observe the process of sugar making.
We come to a local restaurant in Siem Reap for lunch. After the lunch, you keep exploring the temples of the Roluos which are built from the early Angkor period (802-1431), starting with a visit to Preah Ko, the first temple built in the ancient time. Then we go on visiting Preah Ko (Sacred Bull), which was named after the 3 sandstone statues facing the temple's central towers, representing Nandi, the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva. The next place is the temple mountain of Bakong, which is known as the official state one of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya. We end of the day with a visit to Lolei, famed for its beautiful carved lintels and false doors.
We return to your hotel in Siem Reap for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
Breakfast then the rest of the last day is at your leisure to discover the town or shop for souvenirs. Then our driver will come to pick you up then transfer to your airport for the departure flight.
End of the Vietnam Cambodia 10 days.
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