7D6N TRAVEL IN VIETNAM & SIEM REAP

7D6N TRAVEL IN VIETNAM & SIEM REAP

Tour code:
17
Country:
INDOCHINA
Router:
HCM - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap
Itinerary:
7 days 6 nights
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HO CHI MINH

Arrival Ho Chi Minh, our guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check in

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

DAY 2: FULL DAY CU CHI & CITY TOUR
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels (90 mins drive)-the underground military bases and see for yourself the life-style of those valiant fighters that lived in them during the Vietnam War.  Taste the steamed manioc-compressed rice with sesame and salt.  See demonstrations of the torture gear and traps

We return Sai Gon for lunch (pay on your own). After lunch, drive through Saigon centre and visit the Unification Palace, War Museum the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and then stop at Ben Thanh Market for shopping.  If time permits, we visit at a lacquer workshop.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

DAY 3: FULL DAY MEKONG - CAI BE
Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Mekong Delta –Vietnam’s fruit and rice bowl. A pleasant drive through the lush countryside takes you to the farming township of Cai Be (2-hour drive).

Upon arrival at Cai Be, board a boat for a cruise on the Tien River, a tributary of the mighty Mekong River to visit local gardens and houses, fruit orchards and local cottage industries such as coconut candies, rice poppies, honey collection, rice paper, etc. Next we visit an ancient house where we would have a local lunch. After lunch continue our sampan ride to quieter surroundings passing peaceful farmers’ homes, paddy fields and duck farms.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

 

DAY 4: HO CHI MINH -SIEM REAP
Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap VN813 16:30 – 17:30

Transfer to the airport for your international flight to Seam Reap

Upon arrival Siem Reap airport, our local English speaking guide would meet and transfer you to your hotel to check in.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 5: DISCOVER ANGKOR TEMPLES
Breakfast, Dinner

After an early breakfast visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Surrounded by walls with a height of 8m and length of 12km, the city was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Five huge gates with huge stone faces provide access. Angkor Thom holds many important monuments which you will visit including the Bayon Temple located in the exact centre, the Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

Take a break around lunchtime back at your hotel.

This afternoon begin your exploration of the Temples of Angkor by visiting Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as a state temple and later mausoleum, Angkor Wat was originally a Hindu complex to honour Vishnu, the Hindu God.

Angkor Wat is unlike other temples in that it is orientated towards the west, typically the direction of death. A magnificent moat surrounds the temple on all sides with a long causeway providing access. Take your time to look at some of the more than 3,000 Apsara or ‘heavenly maidens’ carvings, all of which are different. The late afternoon light provides the best opportunity to observe and photograph the Apsaras.

Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat with a cold coconut juice to cool down after your exciting exploration.

In the evening, enjoy a dinner and Apsara dance performace at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 6: FD TONLE SAP LAKE & TA PROHM TEMPLE
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning travel to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A short instruction will be provided on kayaking before you paddle off. The guide will lead the way as you kayak amongst the Kampong Khleang village. This is a fascinating area to explore as only a small number of tourists make it out to this area. The houses are mostly built on stilts, up to 8m in height. In the dry season it is possible to drive in areas that 9 months of the year are under water.

Take a break at a local house where you will enjoy a packed lunch on the verandah of the stilted house. It is another opportunity to see the daily life of the villagers who adapt to the changing water levels of the Tonle Sap.

In the afternoon, take a remork (similar to the Thai tuk tuk) to Ta Prohm, a unique temple that has been left to nature with trees and vines growing amongst the structures. This is one of the most photogenic temples in the Angkor area and recently gained fame as the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple after featuring in the Angelina Jolie movie. Enjoy walking along the sandy paths and under huge banyan trees as you explore this 12th century temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM SIEM REAP
Breakfast

Check out your hotel then transfer to airport for your flight home.

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