10 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Waterways Cruise the Mekong & also experience the wonders of Angkor Wat
Attractions - Reunification Palace - The Opera House - Hotel de Ville - Dong Tam Snake Farm - Mekong Delta - Silver Pagoda - Royal Palace - National Museum - Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide, Russian Market - Wat Phnom Temple - Angkor Wat - Tonle Sap Lake
Places we Visit - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Day1 - D Ho Chi Minh City You'll be met & welcomed at the Airport in HCMC & transferred to your hotel. This is a time for relax or we could take you exploring. There is the Reunification Palace to visit, the Opera House & Hotel de Ville. You may wish to visit the colorful outdoor markets or boutiques of Dong Khoi Street - the city's upscale shopping boulevard - selling anything from designer ware to hill tribe crafts. Tonight a Welcome Bonsai dinner Cruise on the Saigon river. Overnight in HCMC.
Day2 - L HCMC – My Tho - Can Tho Leave HCMC for the lush green vegetation of My Tho where we cruise the canals to an orchard on a private boat. We are treated to a delicious lunch in a bonsai garden in the heart of the Mekong. Next we visit the snake farm Dong Tam a place that breeds snakes. One of Ding Tam's lucrative market is for snake wine. We move on & enjoy a bonsai garden in Trung Luong, visit VinhTrang pagoda, which is a mix of both Asian & European, then on to the heart of the Mekong, the Can Tho city. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day3 - B Can Tho After breakfast we enjoy a cruise on Hau Lady boat to enjoy the morning floating market Cai Rang. Here each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar cane etc. To make it easy to spot, their wares are displayed from the highest part of the boat. In the Afternoon - magical free time in the Mekong Delta. Overnight in a Can Tho Hotel.
Day4 - B Can Tho - Chau Doc After breakfast we drive to Chau Doc. Chau Doc town is situated close to the Cambodian border. In the afternoon, we visit a bonsai garden and head up Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a birds-eye view over the paddy fields towards Cambodia. Overnight in a Chau Doc Hotel.
Day5 - B Chau Doc - Phnom Penh A leisurely buffet breakfast & some down time before boarding Victoria Express boat. We will cruise the Mekong River upstream to to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Where you'll be transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure in Phnom Penh. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day6 - B/L Phnom Penh (B/L) After breakfast a wonderful day to take in the sights. We take a city tour where we view the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide, the Russian Market & Wat Phnom Temple. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day7 - B/D Phnom Penh - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat We take a morning flight to Siem Reap. Your are met at the airport & today is the first day to explore the most spectacular Heritage Site of the Angkors. You will visit the famous temple of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat has been a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Finally you'll visit Bakheng Temple & enjoy a romantic sunset from Bakheng hill. Dinner & a dance Apsaras show at local restaurant. Overnight in Seam Reap.
Day8 - B/L Siem Reap Today you'll make a grand entrance as you ride an elephant from South Gate of Angkor Thom into jungle archeological area to the famous Bayon temple – it's unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei and Ta Keo. Overnight in Seam Reap.
Day9 - B/L Siem Reap Visit Roluos Group include with Lolei, Preah Kô, Bakong - Located in the center of the first large scale Baray constructed by a Khmer King. The island temple consisting of four brick towers on a double late rite platform. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Continue to visit Eastern Mebon which used to sit in the waters of the large Oriental Baray - now it's planted out as rice-fields. According to tradition Neak Poan was a symbol of the Universe & Preah Khan, built in 1191, where the king fought his crucial battle against the Cham. Overnight in Seam Reap.
Day10 - B Tonle Sap Lake - Departure After breakfast enjoy a 2-hour boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Afternoon free at leisure until your transfer to meet your flight.
Ex HCMC Ends Siem Reap from $3999NZD pp twin share Inc Service Charges & Govt Taxes
- The Mekong River runs through Cambodia, Laos, Myanmmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan (China) and is the longest river in the southeastern Asia region. Deep in history and rich in culture, it's one of the last travel frontiers with stunning natural beauty and incredible cultural diversity. Some of its attractions include ancient monuments, royal capitals and UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Luang Prabang in Laos, signifying an illustrious past dating back thousands of years. Explore the Great Mekong River aboard the charming and authentic Mekong River Cruise, Bassac Cruise, a rafting experience or ferry. The cruises and tours below offer a variety of options on traveling on or along the Mekong River -
Flight Phnom Penh/Seam Reap
9 nights Accommodation
All private air-conditioning transfer & transportation
Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
Boat trips as mentioned
High-speed boat Chau Doc / Phnom Penh
Elephant ride from South gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple
Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
All entrance fees to tour sites
Mineral water on Coach
Cambodia visa fee (currently US$20 per person for visa on arrival)
nternational departure airport tax ( Phnom Penh / Siem Reap airport at US$25 per person)
Personal expenses such as camera fee to tour sites
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