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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 621

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Day 1: Danang - Hoi An

Welcome to Vietnam! Arrive Danang airport and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Free time to explore.

Men sitting on the street in Hoi An in conical hats

Day 2: Hoi An

This morning, visit the Cham ruins of My Son. Upon arrival the Tra Kieu capital which was the former administrative center of the Champa Kingdom, discover the majestic ancient ruins at My Son including the ancient towers, which were built in the fourth century. Drive back to Hoi An for the walking tour, enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful local markets.

A bridge in Hoi An

Day 3: Hoi An

Free day in Hoi An.

A local man in front of an ancient building in Hoi An

Day 4: Hoi An - Saigon

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. We spend the rest of the day exploring the city’s grand boulevards, passing famous sites such as the Re-Unification Palace, the Old Saigon Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and end of the day for shopping at Ben Thanh market. Overnight Golden Central Hotel - Superior Room

Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 5: Saigon - Can Tho

Drive to Ben Tre for the morning boat trip and visit the tropical fruit garden. Enjoy lunch with local specialties then drive to Can Tho for the night.

A woman rowing a boat to Can Tho floating markets

Day 6: Can Tho - Saigon

In the morning we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat. We will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with a lot of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh city for an afternoon at leisure. Overnight Golden Central Hotel - Superior Room

A boat on the Mekong Delta

Day 7: Saigon - Phnom Penh

Today, we drive to Moc Bai border to enter Cambodia. we drive onto Phnom Penh arriving later afternoon.

Day 8: Phnom Penh

Day at leisure in Phnom Penh.

Day 9: Phnom Penh

Your first site to visit will be 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. Raung Damrei Museum. National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. Next, proceed to Wat Phnom pagoda a 15th century stupa. Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) marks the legend of Phnom Penh City. Our last destination is Toul Sleng which was once a Tuol Svay Prey High School but sadly now a frightening reminder of the horrors of Pol Pot regime. Shopping at the Russian market. In the evening, enjoy 0 hour boat cruise on Mekong to explore night life of local.

Day 10: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Depart to Siem Reap by private land transfer spending around 6 hours on 314km distance. In the afternoon, we visit the famous Angkor Wat, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre—first Hindu, then Buddhist—since its foundation. Enjoy watching the superb view of sunset over Angkor Wat then back to hotel.

Day 11: Siem Reap

We will enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple and marvel the wonders of the eerie Bayon, the terrace of Elephants and terrace of Leper King. Then visit Ta Prohm Temple which has been left just as it was founded: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples. This afternoon, you will continue on to the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonlé Sap, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the river. Board a local boat and visit the charming village of Kampong Phluck. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.

Day 12: Siem Reap

A free day in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Siem Reap

Departure transfer to the airport.