07-days Travel to Indochina: Vietnam & Cambodia
Indochina Peninsula, which adjoins the East of India and the Southwest of China, boasts beautiful scenery and unique indigenous cultural identity, making the peninsula become an attractive destination for tourists. Indochina peninsula includes three countries: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Travelling within these three countries is quite easy. You can choose among airway, roadway and waterway. Each land in the peninsula is promising to give you unforgettable experience.
Vietnam is associated with hardy workers, rustic beauty of nature and people, and unique cultural traditions which have power of captivating any tourists arriving in this S-shaped country.
Possessing a dense network of rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam features aquatic culture. The rivers here have witnessed daily life of local people for generations. Waterway is also the shortest and most convenient "highway" for transportation and trading. Local people go shopping, go to work, to school and to entertainment area all by boat as their surrounding is vast rivers. Coming to Can Tho, visitors can participate in eco-tours sailing around to explore the beauty of Tien River with laden orchards and busy floating market, to try fishing and walking on local monkey bridges ...
This 7 day trip also takes visitors to the beautiful Cambodia with well-known Angkor Wat - one among greatest buildings of the era. Talented architects and artisans of the 9th century had created this great architectural complex with 600 buildings scattered in a dense jungle covering 45 km2. Most important buildings are Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Bayon and Taprom.
Phnom Penh is the largest city, most populous city and also the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia" in 1920s, Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap, is most popular destination for both domestic and international tourists in Cambodia. Phnom Penh is highlighted by the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Independence Monument, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Wat Phnom and The Killing Fields, etc.
DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL
Welcome to Saigon! You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel in Sai Gon. After checking into the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Sai Gon is a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 2: CAO DAI TEMPLE AND CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L)
Depart from the hotel at 8:00 am. Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh province in the west of Ho Chi Minh City. We visit the incredible Great Temple of Cao Dai with its unusual and fanciful architecture, where all the major faith of the world blends together in a unique religious cocktail. Everyday at noon a ceremony is held, which is open to visitors.
In the afternoon we proceed to Cu Chi to visit the legendary underground network of tunnels built by the Vietcong during the American War. You will creep in to the tunnel to experience how the Viet Cong lived underground. Head back to Saigon at 17:00. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA – MY THO (B/L)
Pick up at hotel and departure for Mekong delta trip. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After 70km driving, we arrive in My Tho, a private boat trip takes us to Ben Tre. Walking on land and exploring local life and then we’ll visit the local coconut-candy workshop. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll enjoy the local tropical fruits, folk music and see how they look after their honey bee farm. Afternoon, our boat takes us back My Tho where we meet our bus again for a 2 hour drive back Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 4: SAIGON – SIEM REAP BY FLIGHT (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at hotel. Free time of yours until transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Meet and greet on arrival at Siem Reap, welcome then transfer to check in. Relax at hotel. You will be picked up by tour guide at noon for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to visit ARTISAN D’ANGKOR. The Handicraft center. A short stop at WAT THMEY or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Then, stop at the WAR MEMORIAL MONUMENT, it is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the civil war. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 5: SIEM REAP /ANGKOR THOM, TA PROHM, ANGKOR WAT, BAKHENG
Morning after breakfast, we visit THE SOUTH GATE OF ANGKOR THOM including BAYON TEMPLE , unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. THE ROYAL ENCLOSURE PHIMEANAKAS, BAPOUN TEMPLE, THE ELEPHANT TERRACE and THE TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING. Next visit: THOMMANAN, CHAOSAY TEVODA, TA KEO small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. We continue fabulous TA PROHM One of the most popular temples, this sprawling complex is famous for its jungle-like, ruined atmosphere, and the giant trees which rise from the stone, gripping the temple in their extensive roots. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit: ANGKOR WAT The “7th Wonders’ of the World”. Sunset viewing on top of BAKHENG HILL. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area; this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. Buffet dinner with traditional show at local restaurant, one-hour stop visit NIGHT MARKET & PUB STREET, overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 6: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH /ROYAL PALACE, WAT PHNOM, NAGA CASINO
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Phnom Penh by express coach. Arrival Phnom Penh, meet and greet. Lunch at local restaurant and check in to hotel. After taking little rest, will be accompanied by our tour guide to visit: ROYAL PALACE, SILVER PAGODA and WAT PHNOM. We stop at NAGA CASINO get free Match & Play Coupon US$10 cash chips with purchase and try your best luck. Dinner and overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 7: PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at you hotel. Our driver transfer you to the airport to catch flight come back your country. Today bid farewell to Cambodia.