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Vietnam and Cambodia Tour - 13 Days / 12 Nights

Vietnam and Cambodia Tour - 13 Days / 12 Nights

Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap
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$936 /pp
History is always sheltered with its romance, mystery and legend until it was discovered. If you are an adventurous and curious traveler, don’t hesitate to take the tour and satisfy your curiosity by visiting many big cities and as well as particular countryside areas in Asia. Surely this will be a knowledgeable journey to you.
 
Highlights:
 
  • Visit the incredible Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom that shine like pearls in Cambodia.
  • Explore the modernity of Ho Chi Minh City that continues to maintain a connection to its past.
  • Wander through the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to understand more about the former life of Vietnamese soldiers.
  • Enjoy a river cruise down the Mekong Delta to witness the river life of locals.
  • Witness the classic capital of Cambodia at Oudong, where the architecture continues to attract and delight visitors.
  • Experience the charm of Battambang and its surrounding villages and ancient temples.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Around Lush Banks

Day 2
The Past, Present, and Future (B/L)

Day 3
Passion Around the Countryside (B/L)

Day 4
Serene Along the Mekong (B/L)

Day 5
Taking to the Water and Sky (B/L)

Day 6
Crossing Through (B)

Day 7
Silver and Royals (B)

Day 8
Regal Pasts and Charm (B)

Day 9
Witnessing the Arts (B)

Day 10
The Beautiful Seclusion (B)

Day 11
The Temple Lights (B/L)

Day 12
Finding Charismatic Stone (B/L)

Day 13
Finding the Delta’s End (B)

Day 1: Around Lush Banks
Day 1: Around Lush Banks
Arriving Ho Chi Minh Airport, welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest centre of economy, politics and culture in the south of Vietnam and also an attractive tourist destination. Thanks to its numerous of monuments associated to the wartime and massive works containing colonial architecture, visitors will never regret when visit this amazing city.
 
Consider visiting Ben Thanh Market, an astonishing place which is considered as a symbol of every other market in Vietnam. Visiting around, shopping and exploring Ben Thanh market have been indispensable experience to all visitors in Ho Chi Minh City and also opportunity to confirm that “Discovering an Asian market is never boring”.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 

 

Day 2: The Past, Present, and Future (B/L)
Day 2: The Past, Present, and Future  (B/L)
Today, we will visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, a not-to-be-missed place for visitors. Built in 19th century and designed by the famous architect Gustav Eiffel – also designed the architecture for Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi and Eiffel Tower in Paris, the office with roof and windows at vault reminisces about the images of the first railway stations in Europe. Visitors easily will see a big portrait of President Ho Chi Minh looking down.  
 
Additionally, we will also drop off at the Notre Dame cathedral, Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. Thien Hau pagoda is also an interesting destination for peaceful feeling that you should not miss.
 
Transfer to visit the Reunification Palace, a particular architectural monument which is associated with many significant historical events. The monument is now an attractive touristic destination thanks to its display of dozens historic war vehicles such as transmitters, telephones, tanks and helicopter. The landscape at the Palace seems to reconstitute a wartime in 1975.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 

 

Day 3: Passion Around the Countryside (B/L)
Day 3: Passion Around the Countryside  (B/L)
We will pay a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel, the historic shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. We will pay a visit to the traps, the mysterious way-in, the network of bunkers and the underground hermitage. 
 
Furthermore, there gives you a unique and wonderful chance to use real guns and bullets at rifle range as well as even creep into the Cu Chi Tunnels to understand the historic harsh life of Vietcong guerrillas. Covering almost 250km, the tunnels system helped over 16.000 communist guerillas alive during the war.
 
Relaxing with green tea and tapioca as Vietcong in wartime, you will understand more about their former life.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 4: Serene Along the Mekong (B/L)
Day 4: Serene Along the Mekong  (B/L)
After breakfast, the private transfer will lead you to Mekong Delta and board a sampan to Cai Be floating market, the most astonishing market. The panorama of this region is full of colours thanks to the diverse fruits, vegetables, and skillful handcrafted regional products. Getting on local boats, you will have chance to exchange with merchants to understand more about their activity here. We might visit some local candy and cake producing factories or float on river through the green water scenery to observe some local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
 
The floating markets are the centre to trade numerous fruits and vegetables in Mekong Delta that explains why the number off trading boat are dependent on harvesting seasons and market demand. Additionally, modern wholesale markets are becoming more and more popular as well as an essential part of Vietnam. That’s also a reason for the increasing of boat.
 
In the late afternoon, we will transfer to Can Tho for hotel check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 

 

Day 5: Taking to the Water and Sky (B/L)
Day 5: Taking to the Water and Sky  (B/L)
Departure to Ninh Kieu Quay, you will get onto a boat for a cruise to the tumultuous and vivid floating markets in Cai Rang. 
 
We will run adrift along the river on boat, witness many other floating boats selling from well-known fruits such as mangos, bananas to the most exotic ones like mangosteens, star apples, or the sweetened longans and the very odorous durians. You will be satisfied with their flavours before entering the gaze of the channels and streams around Can Tho. Sitting on boat and have a direct look at locals’ activities, you will partly understand more about their daily life.
 
Then we transfer to Chaudoc. Located on the banks of river, Chaudoc town is filled with the mixture of Chinese, Cham and Khmer cultures by the communities around. Passing the immense verdant paddy fields, we will see Sam Mountain which is the highest peak in the province (690 feet tall) and the Mubarak mosque on another side of Chau Doc.
 
Check in at hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 6: Crossing Through (B)
Day 6: Crossing Through  (B)
After breakfast, we will embark the Blue Cruiser Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh city used to be called “The Pearl of Asia” which attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. The city contains many buildings influenced by French architecture with many other particular Khmer monuments. Phnom Penh deserves to be the proud of Cambodia. 
 
Additionally, contemplating the sunset on the riverbank will be a nice moment for any visitors here.
 
Transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 7: Silver and Royals (B)
Day 7: Silver and Royals  (B)
Enjoy breakfast and we will come to the Royal Palace built in 1866 and Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. 
 
They are considered as the gift for the King of Cambodia from many other countries. Particularly, two of the most valuable treasure among them are the solid gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and weighing 90 kilos and a crystal Buddha dated back to the 17th century.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8: Regal Pasts and Charm (B)
Day 8: Regal Pasts and Charm (B)
Leaving Phnom Penh City, we will depart to Battambang with stop at Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia (from 17th to 19th century). Visiting Oudong, visitors surely will be surprised with the regional remnants left in a neglected landscape of jungle. Arriving at Hill of the Royal Fortune, the scenery will brings you back to the legend of the 16th century when Khmer King hided his treasury beneath the hills.
 
Reaching Battambang in the afternoon, we will transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 

 

Day 9: Witnessing the Arts (B)
Day 9: Witnessing the Arts   (B)
Finishing breakfast, we will discover the interesting culture of Battambang. Enjoy the beauty of forests and river as well as visit some particular temples, villages. Particularly, visitors will have chance to visit Psar Nath, the assembly point of artistry, from galleries to shops that gives a feeling that the present lives is situated with a shadow of a troubled past. 
 
Step out of the city and we will see Wat Banan,  one of the best -preserved temples located at top of hill overlooking the trees. “Who and when did the temple build?” is still a mystery to the world. Climbing up to stone steps, you will see many carvings still surviving along the central tower. 
 
In the afternoon, we will come back to the streets in Battambang and you can try enjoying some kinds of local foods.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 10: The Beautiful Seclusion (B)
Day 10: The Beautiful Seclusion   (B)
Saying goodbye to Battambang, private transfer will guide you to Siem Reap. On the way, there will be many chances for you to pose some nice particular photos of Asia countryside with verdant immense paddy filed and chickens scatter everywhere. The closer you get to Siem Reap, the deeper you reach the culture of Cambodia.
 
Transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 11: The Temple Lights (B/L)
Day 11: The Temple Lights  (B/L)
This day of tour will lead us to Angkor Wat Temple first, the largest and most beautiful Temple in Angkor Archaeological Site. Constructed in the 12th century (1112-1152) under the reign of Suryavarman II in honour of Vishnu, Angkor Wat is currently the soul and symbol of the Cambodian Nation and appears on the flag of the country. UNESCO recognized Angkor Wat as a World Heritage, which needs preserving.
 
With many embossments surrounding this religious monument, it describes the legend of Hindu divinities and an immortal life. Visitors will easily notice a disproportionate scenery of squares, stairs, towers and imagine the magnificent age of Khmer Empire. Different from other temples in Angkor, Angkor Wat is still an important Buddhist work and home for numerous Buddha statues although it used to be left fallow in 15th century.
 
In the afternoon, we will transfer to visit Angkor Thom (means “Great City”) which was built in the late of 12th century under the reign of King Jayavarman VII. This place was the final and the most long-lasting capital of Khmer Empire. With an area of 9 square kilometers, Angkor Thom contains many temples erected in the former ages by Jayavarman and his later generations.
 
After that, we will explore the Bayon Temple. The Temple was constructed in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII as an expanse of the former Angkor Thom capital. Located in the heart of Angkor Thom, Bayon was mostly built for Buddhism. However, following the death of King Jayavarman, the temple was mended by Hindu. 
 
Visiting this temple, visitors will be admired with the mysterious religious feeling here.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 12: Finding Charismatic Stone (B/L)
Day 12: Finding Charismatic Stone (B/L)
Today, our next destination is to Banteay Srei, one of the smallest temples in Angkor. However, it is an attractive point to tourists thanks to its beautiful carving. Banteay Srei is celebrated as a gem of Khmer art. Erected from pink sandstone, the temple’s wall was decorated with flower and Ramayana epic vignettes. 
 
Banteay Srei is at its best in sunset that you should linger for some amazing photos.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 13: Finding the Delta’s End (B)
Day 13: Finding the Delta’s End (B)
After breakfast, you can visit around Siem Reap and explore again on your own. Consider visiting the lively Central Market where you can savour some kinds of particular cuisine such as fresh baked baguettes combines with noodle soup. Or you can go around and shopping for some lovely souvenirs to take home.
 
Afterwards, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
 
End of the tour!
 
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Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusion:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

 

 
Important notes:
 
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
 
Visa:
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
 
Passport:
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
 
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
 
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
 
Tipping:
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.

 

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1. ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
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Day 1: Around Lush Banks
Day 2: The Past, Present, and Future (B/L)
Day 3: Passion Around the Countryside (B/L)
Day 4: Serene Along the Mekong (B/L)
Day 5: Taking to the Water and Sky (B/L)
Day 6: Crossing Through (B)
Day 7: Silver and Royals (B)
Day 8: Regal Pasts and Charm (B)
Day 9: Witnessing the Arts (B)
Day 10: The Beautiful Seclusion (B)
Day 11: The Temple Lights (B/L)
Day 12: Finding Charismatic Stone (B/L)
Day 13: Finding the Delta’s End (B)

2. PARTICIPANTS AND DATE OF TRAVEL

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
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