Mekong Delta Travel
Classic Tours
 
12D TRANS MEKONG  
12DAYS/11NIGHTS (MDT/ TVC)
 
Day 1: Arrival – Saigon (D)
Arrive to Saigon, welcome by Tour Guide at the airport in Saigon then transfer to hotel for check-in. Downtown for citytour around the busiest city of Vietnam with its history and culture, you will find many examples of French colonial architecture such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, Ben Thanh Market. O/N in Saigon. Take a short rest until enjoy dinner on the charming Bonsai floating restaurant cruising along Saigon River with music band. O/N in Saigon.
 
 
Day 2: Saigon – City Tour (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour. One of the most interesting places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City is the former Presidential Palace, now renamed the Reunification Hall. For more war-related history the War Remnants Museum with its thought provoking display of weapons and photographs is also worth visiting. Close to the palace are some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. Chinatown is the frenetic commercial centre, where every building has a shop or workshop on the ground floor. Cholon also has the city’s largest market, and some fine pagodas including Thien Hau Pagoda. O/N in Saigon.
 
Day 3: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Take an excursion to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the struggle for independence. On the way back stop at the countryside for photos and visit a rice paper workshop. Stop at a well-known handicraft factory and help you to pick up some unique souvenirs. O/N in Saigon.
 
Day 4: Saigon – Free & Easy (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Relax and discovery Saigon by yourselves. O/N in Saigon.
 
 
Day 5: Saigon – Vinh Long – Can Tho (BLD)
After breakfast at the hotel excursion to Mekong Delta. On arrival at Cai Be, take a boat trip to explore the floating markets, typical of Mekong Delta. Continue by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc island in Vinh Long Province, the island is given to agriculture especially the raising of tropical fruits which are shipped to markets in HoChiMinh City. Enjoy a cruise on boats and hand-rowed sampans viewing the daily activities of the local people along the Mekong River and taste fresh tropical fruits in the orchards. Having lunch in the famous Bonsai garden. Continue to Can Tho, 35km away. After check-in hotel in Can Tho, leave the hotel for Thot Not Stork Sanctuary visiting. Back to Can Tho in the late afternoon. Overnight in Can Tho.
 
Day 6: Can Tho – Chau Doc (BLD)
AM: Boat ride on Mekong River, is known to the Vietnamese as Song Cuu Long. Visit Cai Rang the floating markets where hundreds of gather to trade all kinds of fruit brought from neighboring fertile farms and orchards, by sampan rowing along narrow canals with dense vegetation and enjoy various tropical fruits and folk music in the orchard.
PM: Proceed to Chau Doc, is a riverine commmercial center not far from the Cambodian border. Arrival in Chau Doc, check in hotel. Tour to the dry land in time to drive up Sam Mountain to watch the sunset over the Cambodian border. Overnight in Chau Doc.

 
 
Day 7: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (BLD) (by cruise)
Breakfast at hotel.
07:30 speed boat leaving Chau Doc to Phnompenh. On the boat will serve fruit, water, snack.
12:00 Arrival at the pier in Phnompenh. Transfer to hotel for checking in, then start visiting Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Toul Sleng genocide museum, Independent monument. Enjoy dinner at city restaurant. O/N in Phnom Penh.

 
 
Day 8: Phnom Penh (BLD)
The sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh continues with as visit to the Royal University of Fine Arts where the young Cambodian learn the ancients arts of their ancestors. The most interesting part of this structure is the Dance Academy. Here many young children practice the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances. We the continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor Period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. The Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fileds” of Choeung Ek are not to be missed. A visit to these sights provides us a deep insight into painful bloody rule of Khmer Rouge. O/N in Phnom Penh.
 
Day 9: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (BLD) (by cruise)
Early morning transfer to Phnom Penh Pier. We embark on express boat and make our way up to Tonle Sap River and into lake of the same name. After check-in the hotel, visit the Angkor Thom from the South Gate visit Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of Leper King, Baphuon, Phimean Akas. O/N in Siem Reap.
 
 
Day 10: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, visit Palilai, Preah Pitu, Choa Say Devada, Thumonnon, Takeo. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue your program by visiting the marvelous Angkor Wat, One of the Seven Wonders in the World. Dinner at local Restaurant, then back to hotel. O/N in Siem Reap.
 
 
Day 11: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples (BLD)
AM: Breakfast at hotel, visit Banteay Srey and Banteay Samrei Temple, Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Visit Banteay Kdey Temple, Srah Srang and Kravan Temple, and view the Romantic Sunset on Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dinner at local restaurant with traditional Apsara dance shows, then back to hotel. O/N in Siem Reap.

 
Day 12: Siem Reap – Departure (BL)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time for own explore or shopping untill transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.
 

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