Mekong river and Cambodia Discovery 8 days

Tour Code : Th0075

Tour Duration : 8 Days 7 nights

Tour Route : Hochiminh City - Ben Tre - My Tho- Can tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap Angkor

Tour Price : 485 USD/Pax

A 8 day tour of the North and Cambodia. Visit Hochiminh city,enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks and view the glorious sunset at Pnom Bakheng.

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed by our Tour Guide & Car Driver at the airport then transferred to your hotel in city centre. Check in and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ben tre1Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L)

8 : 00 AM Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ( To be advised ). Depart for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through Bao Dinh natural canal, which is lined with stilt houses and fruit plantations. Proceed to the Tortoise island and have lunch in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantations on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long, and visit the snake market. Check in on arrival. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Cantho.

Day 3 : Can Tho – Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B, L)

After breakfast. Visitors first take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river) . The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Visitors will have the most probably tried the Vietnamese vermicelli soup? So, they will now go and see how it is made. Visitors then roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, they have a chance to experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one bamboo. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit the Thot Not bird Sanctuary. Check in on arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese – Cambodian border, visit the caved pagoda. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Chau doc.

Mekong riverDay 4 : Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B, L)

After breakfast, take a rowing boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm and see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish from their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village. Transfer to a speed boat for the journey to Phnom Penh ( 9.30am-2.30pm). Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh at around 2pm. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Leisure time. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 5 : Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B, L)

After breakfast, take the City Tour to visit the National Museum of Khmer Art, the Silver Pagoda, in the same grounds as the Royal Palace and the renowned Central Market. In the afternoon, learn about the reign of terror during the hated Khmer Rouge regime (1975-79) by visiting the Killing Fields of the Choeung Ek and the Genocide Museum. Before returning to the hotel, visit the famous Wat Phnom. Transfer to Pochentong airport to board flight FT 996 to Siem Reap ( 6.20-7.15pm). Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Siem Reap .

Siem ReapDay 6 : Siem Reap Angkor (B, L)

After breakfast, take an extensive tour around the magical temple city of Angkor Wat. Take in the sights at Prasat Ravan, Banteay Dei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say and Tevoda. View the glorious sunset at Pnom Bakheng. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 7 : Siem Reap Angkor (B, L)

Watch the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat. Have breakfast at your hotel. Then visit Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 8 : Siem Reap – departure (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for departure.

Tour price includes :

A/c private car/van for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
Private boat trips in the Mekong Delta
Express boat: Chaudoc – PhnomPenh
Domestic flight: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (economy class)
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Hotel accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double room

Tour price excludes :

Other meals not mentioned in the program
Personal expenses
Cambodian visa (obtainable upon arrival for US$ 25 with 2 photos 4×6)