From AUD $ 2,769

Duration
13 Days
Departure Day
Every second Monday
Group Size
16 (maximum)
Tour Type
Group Journey
Trip Grading
Moderate
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
4 Lunch
Hotel Category
4 - 5 Star Hotels
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Our Insider Experience

  • Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm fringed canals, local temples and markets.
  • Start your day like a local as you explore the bustling streets of Phnom Penh whilst on a cyclo.
  • Journey along the meandering canals and meet the local people as you discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Welcome to Saigon

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Your airport representative will meet and greet you. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some free time.

DAY 2

Saigon

Today you will visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the network of underground tunnels while learning about their role in the Vietnam War. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour of Saigon where you will see Dong Khoi Street, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market.

DAY 3

Saigon - Mekong Delta to Can Tho

Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm-fringed canals, local temples and markets. Enjoy a delicious lunch made from locally-harvested produce. Drive to Can Tho.

DAY 4

Can Tho to Chau Doc

Make an early morning start to visit the floating markets of Cai Rang. Take a small boat and explore the waterways, packed with local people selling fruits and vegetables. In Chau Giang District see a tiny mosque serves the local Cham, originally Hindu, but now Muslim as a result of contact with Arab seafarers and merchants in the Middle Ages. Visit a beautiful Khmer temple, and the floating houses that double as catfish farms.

DAY 5

Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

Board a speedboat to the Cambodian border and cruise along the Mekong River to Phnom Penh. Enjoy a river cruise along the Tonle Sap River and the mythical Mekong with scenic landscapes including floating fishermen villages, and a spectacular sunset over the Phnom Penh skyline.

DAY 6

Phnom Penh

Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo (a bicycle rickshaw). See Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace, the residence of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. Visit the Central Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. Visit Tuol Sleng Museum, formerly a high school which became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime.

DAY 7

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Along the way to Siem Reap, stop to visit the infamous Spider Market in Skun and Naga Bridge in Kampong Thom.

DAY 8

Siem Reap

Start early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over Angkor Wat temple, followed by breakfast at a local restaurant. Reach the southern gate of Angkor Thom, the ‘Great City’ and marvel at the imposing 23m (75-foot) high stone faces, featured in the Tomb Raider movie. At the centre lies the 12th-century state temple of Bayon, with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. Witness a monk blessing at a pagoda nearby the temple, a truly wonderful and memorable ‘real life’. Ta Prohm is unforgettable due to the massive trees with thick roots that entangle the walls.

DAY 9

Siem Reap

Leave to Kampong Kleang floating village and take a boat trip through the fishing villages across Tonle Sap, the biggest lake in Southeast Asia. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Banteay Srei, consecrated in 967 A.D. built in red sandstone with elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable in fine details today. On the way back we will see Banteay Samre temple.

DAY 10

Siem Reap to Bangkok

Drive to Poipet and across the Thailand border. Your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Bangkok.

DAY 11

Bangkok

Visit the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew, known as the temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Then visit Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples which houses the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha. Explore Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago. Take a longtail boat on a canal (klong) tour along the Chao Phraya River with a stop at the dazzling Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

DAY 12

Bangkok

Enjoy a free day at your leisure. Time enough for a last minute shopping spree in one the many shopping malls throughout Bangkok or just relax and take a break at the hotels swimming pool companied with a spa treatment.

DAY 13

Depart Bangkok

It’s time to say goodbye, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

Hotel Description

Day 1 and 2
Day 3
Day 4

Saigon

Can Tho

Can Tho

5/5
4/5
5/5

Hotel Equatorial

TTC Premium Can Tho Hotel

Victoria Chau Doc Resort

Day 5 and 6
Day 9 and 10
Day 8, 9 and 10

Phnom Penh

Siem Reap

Bangkok

Sun & Moon Urban Hotel

Tara Angkor Hotel

Century Park Hotel

4/5
4/5
4/5

What´s included

Excluded

Departure Dates and Rates

MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
April1129893985
2529893985
May927693569
2327693569
June627693569
2027693569
July427693569
1827693569
August827693569
2227693569
September1227693569
2627693569
October1029893985
2429893985
November729893985
2129893985
December529893985
1929893985
MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
January929893985
2329893985
February629893985
2029893985
March629893985
2029893985

Additional Information

Highlights of South East Asia
Highlights of South East Asia

From AUD $ 2,769

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