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Angkor Wat temple - Phnom Penh - Mekong River - Saigon
Duration: 7 days 6 nights

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DAY 1: ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (L, D)

We will the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. PreahKo erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 2: ANGKOR WAT (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. This night, we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 3: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B, L, D) 

Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit BanteaySrei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.

Continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes.  Continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Transfer to the hotel check in. At leisure to walk in the city and explore the local market.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 4: PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.

A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Afternoon, we take a speedboat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. The boat ride leaves at 12:30 P.M at Sisowath International Pier, No 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnompenh, Cambodia and arrives at Con Tien floating restaurant, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang Province, Vietnam at 5:30 P.M.

Embark on Cochinchine boat. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck.

Diner and overnight on boat.

DAY 5: CHAU DOC – CHO MOI – LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)

Enjoy the breakfast on boat and contemplate the wonderful scenery of morning in the Mekong River. We take the sampan through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.

Continue our way to Long Xuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/ Cycle along the Ong Ho Island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong and small arroyos on the island.

Enjoy foot massage and sipping cocktails over the sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 6: LONG XUYEN – SA DEC – MY THUAN (B, L, D)

Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the Mekong.

After breakfast, boarding a boat which will take you to the floating market of Long Xuyen with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. You will have the opportunity to see the lives of the inhabitants who live in the floating houses around the market.

Continue to the crocodile farm where you will have the opportunity to know the process of crocodile farming.

Return to our boat for lunch on board.

The boat starts slowly towards Sa Dec – a charming town located on the banks of the Tien River which is named as the 2nd Venice of Italy. Upon arrival in Sa Dec, visit a brick factory at the entrance of the city.

Afterthat, walk or bike to visit the local market of Sa Dec, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le (Marguerite Duras’s Lover) carrying the original architecture where the lover of Marguerite Duras lived, the Trung Vuong Primary school where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Follow a walk on the bonsai garden and flowers, the temple of Caodaism.

Return to our large boat to take part in the cooking class which helps you to make the typical dish of the Mekong delta “The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong”.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 7: CAI BE FLOATING MARKET (B)

After breakfast accompanied by a splendid sunrise over the Mekong, you will leave by boat to explore the floating market of Cai Be.

Visiting an old house of Mr. Kiet will allow you to see the original architecture and understand the life of the inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. You will also enjoy tea and a few pieces of tropical fruit.

Disembarkation at 11h00 A.M. Our driver will pick you up at the Cai Be Pier to take you to Ho Chi Minh City. End of our services.

Trip Price

Cruise Price Inclusion: 

  • Land transportation included airport transfers as stated in the program.
  • English speaking guides during the trip.
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable.
  • Meals as indicated (B=breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner)
  • Flight Siem Reap-Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh-Siem Reap.
  • Boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc or from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
  • Accommodations: 3 nights at hotels, 3 nights on boat. Service of crews on board.
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Cruise Price Exclusion: 

  • Pre/post trip arrangement.
  • Beverages.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 35 USD in cash, 2 photos 4 x 6 cm)
  • Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.
  • Other personal expenses.

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