Spirit of Mekong

Duration 8 days
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 There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Ho Chi Minh City, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Siem Reap we then explore remoter waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL (D)     
DAY 02 HO CHI MINH - SA DEC CRUISE (B,L,D)     
DAY 03 SA DEC - CAN THO CRUISE (B,L)     
DAY 04 CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)     
DAY 05 HO CHI MINH CITY - SIEM REAP (B)     
DAY 06 ANGKOR TEMPLE (B,L)     
DAY 07 TONLE SAP LAKE (B)    
DAY 08 SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)    


Day 01: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city!
Ho Chi Minh is a busy city which reflects the charm of French colonial architecture with traditional heritages, a cultural rendezvous of east and west.
Upon arrival, Authentic Asia tour guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for your leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh - Sa Dec Cruise

Enjoy a drive to the Cai Be countryside of full fruit garden in the complex of Mekong River system. Upon arrival, the typical wooden boat will pick us and cruise deeply inside the country of beautiful green scenery where pure local life shows us its daily tranquil living. We will cross the lower part of Mekong Delta where you can experience its importance to the people who are living in a world of tropical delta region in Vietnam. We will do a little bit of trekking, biking and then relaxing on the boat for 3 dimensional sightseeing. Finally, we arrive in Sa Dec where the Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer are living together in a peaceful sideband of Mekong River.
Accommodation: cruise on Mekong River
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 03: Sa Dec - Can Tho 

The next morning, we visit the Huynh Thuy Le ancient house (the house in the movie The Lover), Kien An Cung pagoda then take a boat to the canal that leads to Can Tho. We will cycle for 5 Km of crossing the rice paddy and stopover at a farmer family. You will be invited for lunch with a local farmer family in Mekong Delta. It's time to experience the life of the delta people. In the afternoon, the van will pick us up for driving to Can Tho for hotel check in. 
Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
Meal: breakfast, lunch

Day 04: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, check out hotel and board the rowing motor boat for a 2 and a half hour to visit Cai Rang floating market with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a rice husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals. After lunch in Can Tho, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Evening is at leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

The day is left free until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. 
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 06: Angkor Temple

Early morning we will visit the place where the film”Tom Raider” was made – Taphrom temple. It will be very nice and mysterious in the morning the next will be the biggest religious temple in the world - the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. We might have a short break for lunch at somewhere. In the afternoon we continue your temple exploration today at Angkor Thom City by west gate. From the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple to the intricate bas reliefs of the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom is filled with fabulous monuments.
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: breakfast, lunch

Day 07: Tonle  Sap Lake

After breakfast, you will take a drive to Banteay Srei. Built in 967 AD by Jayavarman V's guru, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture and on the way back visit to Preah Khan. Late afternoon, we will visit to Floating Village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We will see the Sunset on the food of Phnom Krom.
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Siem Reap Departure

The day is left free for your own leisure until your departure flight.
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast
Our service includes
  • Private Transfer
  • English speaking guides
  • Flights in the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trip where applied
 
Our service excludes
  • International flights to Vietnam
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Tips
 
OUR TRAVEL EXPERT
Ms. Huong Phi is a very dedicated expert who loves
to show you Vietnam ethically.

Contact her for tailor made tour/ any request:
Email: support@vietnamtour.us / M: +84-919666678
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