Saigon to Siem Reap - 9 days

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Kicking off in sizzling Saigon, take a cruise along the Mekong and explore the ingenious Cu Chi tunnels of the Viet Cong. Visit colourful floating markets and royal palaces, explore spectacular Angkor Wat and much more!

Day 1: Saigon
Friday. Welcome to sizzling Saigon. Included transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with the city. Opt to explore on foot, shop at Ben Thanh Market or visit the grand Independence Palace, with its secret bunker and military command centre beneath! Evening at leisure. Overnight - Saigon
French-influenced Saigon %u2013 Vietnam%u2019s second city and a popular highlight of our Vietnam To
Day 2: Cruising the Mekong
Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho. This morning we drive to Vinh Long, the start point for our cruise of the Mekong Delta. Taking our sampan from we’ll cruise downstream from Cai Be through the maze of waterways watching the hubbub of daily life on the river. Lunch is served today in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island. As the boat resumes its course, we pass the beautiful church of Cai Be before stopping at some home factories where you can sample local sweets and see how they are made. Overnight - Can Tho (B, L)
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Cruising through the iconic Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam.
Can Tho - Saigon. Early morning visit to Cai Rang floating market and drive to Saigon. On a walking tour of the city we’ll visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office and the sombering War Remnants Museum. Evening at leisure. Overnight - Saigon (B)
Vietnam Tours ending in Saigon visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Day 4: Cu Chi Tunnels, Phmon Penh
This morning we visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet-Cong in their struggle to keep control of the region during the 1960’s. As we walk the bush trails you’ll see trapdoors, booby traps, living areas, weapon factories and kitchens. We can also safely crawl sections of the tunnels, that have been widened for the tourists and fire weapons of the era (including the M16 ‘s and AK47) on the firing range.

After crossing the Cambodian border we drive to the capital of Phnom Penh. Once deemed the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh offers a bustling mix of Asia’s past and present, a city quickly taking its place amongst the trendy capitals of the region. Overnight - Phnom Penh (B, D)
The beautiful Silver Pagoda in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh
Today we’ll enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh starting at the National Museum of Fine Arts, a graceful terracotta building of traditional design housing the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. We continue with the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, famed for its lavish decorations – the floors are paved with silver tiles and statues of Buddha are encrusted with thousands of diamonds.

We later come face to face with the horrors of the Pol Pot regime as we visit Toul Sleng (Security Prison - S21), a school that was gruesomely transformed into a torture chamber under the Khmer Rouge, and visit the Killing Fields where over 10,000 people were executed. Overnight - Phnom Penh (B)
Amazing Angkor Wat - the highlight of every tour of Cambodia.
Day 6: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap. Hotel check out and transfer to the airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

After time to freshen up we visit the last capital of the Angkorian Empire – Angkor Thom. This monumental fortified city is encircled by a 100m wide moat and is famed for the huge statue heads that glare down from every angle. We continue to the monastic complex of Preah Khan before heading to the mother of all temples – Angkor Wat. This breathtaking monument of man’s devotion to his gods is believed to be the largest religious building in the world and contains thousands of wall carvings and extensive bas-reliefs. In the evening we enjoy a walking tour of the old market. Overnight - Siem Reap (B)
One of the world's most famous sites. Magnificent Angkor Wat as seen on our Cambodia Tours.
Day 7: Ta Phrom, Banteay Srei
Early this morning opt to see Angkor Wat bathed in the spectacular golden light of sunrise. Later, we head out to Banteay Srei temple, considered by many to be the art gallery of Angkor with some of the finest stone carvings in the world. Cut from stone of a pinkish hue, the Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva and contains lavishly decorated libraries and stunning reliefs of divinities.

The temple expedition continues with visits to Banteay Samre, East Mebon, Pre Rup, Preah Khan, Banteay Kdei and the atmospheric Ta Prohm. Swallowed by the jungle, vast muscular roots envelop the crumbling towers and walls whilst the trees’ foliage dapples the temple in shadow. There are plenty of great bars and restaurants in the compact city centre, easily navigated on foot. Overnight - Siem Reap (B)
Take a cruise down Tonle Sap Lake in central Cambodia.
Day 8: Roluos Temples & floating villages
This morning we visit the Roluos group of temples (Bakong, Lolei and Preak Ko), the earliest large and permanent temples built by the Khmers. The monuments mark the dawn of Khmer classical art, dating from the late 9th century, with elaborate inscriptions in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit. Later visit the floating village of Kompong Pluk. Houses built on soaring stilts hover over the Tonle Sap Lake whilst nearby, the petrified trees of a flooded forest are revealed whenever the water level drops. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight - Siem Reap (B, L)
Saturday. Today marks the end of our memorable journey. Spend the morning at leisure before hotel check out and included departure transfer to the airport. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Saigon / Ends in: Siem Reap
  • Departs: Fridays - year round
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:8, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
  • Hotel Rating: 4 star & Special Class
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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