Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing
This morning visit the amazing labyrinthine Cu Chi Tunnels, an essential network and hiding place during the war. An afternoon city tour includes Notre Dame Cathedral, Chinatown and the Binh Tay Market and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City [B]
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho
Drive to Cai Be and take a boat cruise to Cai Be’s floating market. Visit a village industry making rice cakes and rice paper. After a local lunch, you continue to Binh Hoa Phuoc islet for a sampan ride before disembarking at Vinh Long and drive to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho. [B, L]
Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc
An early morning cruise to Cai Rang floating market selling goods from all over the Mekong Delta and enjoy tasting the seasonal fruit before proceeding to Chau Doc, near the Cambodian border. There you board a boat cruise to the Chau Giang fish farm - where fish are raised in cages beneath floating houses. Overnight in Chau Doc. [B]
Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by Boat
A half day cruise to Phnom Penh gives you a chance to appreciate the immensity of the Mekong River and to witness local riverside life. On arrival in Phnom Penh check-in to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit some of the capital’s most impressive sites including the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, and Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s oldest shrine. End the day with a traditional Khmer massage La Rose Spa. Overnight in Phnom Penh. [B]
Day 6: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor Complex
An early transfer and flight to Siem Reap; transfer to your hotel before accessing Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate to explore the ancient city of Angkor. Visit ruins including Bayon, Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. Later you visit the magnificent Angkor Wat to experience sunset over these ancient monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap. [B]
Day 7: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Banteay Samre – Ta Prohm – Visit Local Monastery for Blessing Ceremony
Today you explore the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and return via the Ta Prohm Temple, mystically enveloped in the jungle. In the afternoon, you drive to a local monastery to participate in a private blessing ceremony performed by local monks, wishing you good health and a safe journey. Overnight in Siem Reap. [B]
Day 8: Siem Reap - Departure
Free until transfer to the airport for departure flight.
This Ho Chi Minh originating tour is based on Pick up/drop off service from Ho Chi Minh Airport, drop off at Siem Reap airport, shared twin room accommodation as below, ‘seat in coach’ transport, meals (B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) and sightseeing/activities with an English speaking guide included as specified. A private tour following a similar itinerary is also available with daily departures at a supplement, on request.
| ||DELUXE PLUS || DELUXE|| FIRST CLASS||STANDARD||
| HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM ||Park Hyatt (park room) ||Majestic (Colonial deluxe city)|| Grand (Senior Deluxe)||Asian Ruby (Deluxe) ||
|CAN THO ||Victoria Can Tho (Suite) ||Victoria Can Tho (Deluxe) ||Golf 4 Can Tho (Superior) || Kim Tho (Superior)||
|CHAU DOC ||Victoria Chau Doc (Suite) || Victoria Chau Doc (Deluxe)|| Victoria Chau Doc (Superior)|| ||
|PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA || Raffles Le Royal (State room)||La Rose Suites (Junior Suite) ||La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa (Deluxe) || Ohana (Deluxe)||
|SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA || Le Meridien Angkor (Superior)||Sokha Angkor Resort & Spa (Deluxe City View) ||Tara Angkor Hotel (Superior) ||Casa Angkor (Standard)||