General

On this small group tour, travel from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia via the Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta is one of the most beautiful areas in Vietnam with delightful estuaries filled with homes on stilts, lifestyle orchards and home industries as well as the incredible floating markets. Rural life in Vietnam is a complete contrast to the bustling cities which is what you will also notice as you enter Cambodia. A country that is rapidly emerging, you will have the opportunity to visit both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with the incredible Angkor Temples.

Destination Vietnam/Cambodia
Cities Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh
Departure Location Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
Visits Cai Rang Floating Market, Mekong Delta, Tuol Sleng Museum, Thoai Ngoc Hau Mausoleum, Lady Chua Xu, Tay An Co Tu, Killing Fields, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda
Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour Schedule

Departs: On Selected Dates - Small Group Tour

Departure Dates:
2018: - 03 Feb, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 25 Apr, 09 May, 19 May, 30 May, 09 Jun, 23 Jun, 07 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug, 18 Aug, 01 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov & 22 Dec
2019: – 19 Jan, 02 Feb & 02 Mar

Guaranteed Departure applies As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

NOTE: We regret we do not accept children under 15 years old on this tour.

Itinerary


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta: Can Tho (L)

This morning meet your guide for a briefing and welcome. Depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to the Mekong Delta. Board a boat and explore the myriad of estuaries and islands. By road head to Can Tho.

Day 2: Mekong Delta: Chau Doc (B, L)

This morning visit Cai Rang Floating Market where fresh produce is bought and sold between boats. Continue by road to Chau Doc. This afternoon visit Sam Mountain, renowned for its traditional pagodas secluded in caves. Visit the main sites of Lady Chua Xu built in 1820, Tay An Co Tu built in 1847 and Thoai Ngoc Hau Mausoleum dated from 1930.

Day 3: Mekong – Phnom Penh (B)

Board a boat this morning for a journey up river to Phnom Penh. From your seat, watch life unfold in front of you; encounter tiny villages, bamboo-stilt houses, colourful floating markets, farmers at work and smiling children. On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel followed by an afternoon visit to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. From here, stop for a visit to the Daughters’ Visitor Centre, a non- profit organisation supporting victims of sex-exploitation in Cambodia. The centre provides women with paid jobs at the café, spa and clothing boutique with many of the accessories all made by the women in the program.

Day 4: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B, D)

Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields before transferring to Phnom Penh Airport for a flight to Siem Reap. This evening enjoy a special cultural experience with dinner and a traditional Apsara Show.

Day 5: Siem Reap (B, L)

Explore the stunning Angkor Temples. Tour the South Gate of Angkor Thom, a vast area of ruins over a mile on one side, containing many stone temples and other features. Continue to the ruins of Bayon, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure Phimeanakas and the Elephant terraces. End your tour with the crown jewel – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the best preserved example of Khmer architecture in Cambodia and is so grand in design that some rank it among the seven wonders of the world. The evening is spent at leisure, enjoy a stroll through the lively ‘Pub Street’ and the night markets if you wish.

Day 6: Siem Reap (B)

Sadly, today is the end of your tour. Transfer to Siem Reap Airport where tour arrangements end.

Terms & Conditions

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