Mekong Delta and Angkor Temple - 8 Days

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This trip is designed to discover the very best of Mekong and Angkor Temples in comfort and style. 4 days on the complex maze of the Mekong Delta give you an insight into life on the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries. You will be taken along the vast network of canals and tributaries to see how people go about their daily lives. Gliding on the busy waterways we have the opportunity to interact with the local people at the floating markets, eat tropical fruits in lush orchards, look into the art of Bonsai, have tea on a typical boathouse, and taste a delightful local cuisine.
You cross Cambodia Border by waterway to the Capital Phnom Penh from Chau Doc and explore the exciting and bustling life of Phnom Penh, visit National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palaces and excursion to Tuol Sleng Genocide and Cheung Ek Killing field.
Board on a local speed boat to Siem Reap, visit the peace and glory of world-famous Angkor Wat. The trip also includes Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm (Jungle Temple ), Takeo, South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of Leper King and enjoying boat trip on Tonle Sap Great Lake.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: HCMC – Ben Tre Visit – Can Tho (L)

Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market (B/L)

Day 3: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L)

Day 4: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B)

Day 5: Phnom Penh City Tour (B)

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap & Angkor Wat (B)

Day 7: Angkor Wat Explore (B/D)

Day 8: Siem Reap Departure (B)

Highlights

  • Discover beautiful natural landscapes
  • Experience on boat in Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Explore 3 World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat Complex
  • Meet and learn about culture and daily life of locals
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful waterscape of the Mekong Delta
  • Explore the bustling city of Phnom Penh

Itinerary

Day 1
HCMC – BEN TRE VISIT – CAN THO (L)

Meet our guide at lobby of hotel in HCMC, we drive through the Mekong Delta to Ben Tre. Embark on a motorboat excursion, meet a local farming family and taste fruit and coconut milk. Visit a coconut candy workshop, sip a cup of honey tea, watch traditional folk song performance. A local lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer to Can Tho in mid-afternoon.

Day 2
CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (B/L)

After breakfast we take a boat trip to enjoy the morning floating market Cai Rang. Here each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar cane etc, and in order that the customer knows where to shop, they hang that item from the highest part of the boat
The afternoon is free at leisure in the most comfortable property in the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 3

We drive from Can Tho to Chau Doc through the amazing Mekong Delta with occasional stops visit during the journey. We get Chau Doc at around noon time, 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 Chau Doc

Day 4
CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH (B)

This morning, you’ll take a high-speed boat to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide, then move to the hotel and check-in. Relax at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 5
PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR (B)

The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina . Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh . The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom , which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum , exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century.
Visit the notorious Toul Sleng Museum. In 1975 Toul Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. The rest of day, you will shopping and excursion at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodian’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their face, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architectures. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 6
PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP & ANGKOR WAT (B)

Morning we take flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at airport you are met and transfer to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is 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. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7
ANGKOR WAT EXPLORE (B/D)

We will visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon temple, Banteay Srei temple and Banteay Samre. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei and Ta Keo. Dinner and enjoy watching Khmer Folk of charming Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 8
SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B/D)

After breakfast, free until transfer to Siem Reap airport for the departure flight. Cam On & Hen Gap Lai!

Cities

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Tour price includes

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodations shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support

Tour price excludes

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Speed boat Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam/Cambodia visa
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • International departure airport tax (if any)
  • Others not mentioned above

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