Trip name: The Best of Southern Indochina
Trip code: VLC-06(VLC08 &VLV11 )
Trip duration: 12Days / 11Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh-Chaudoc-Caolanh-Cantho-Vinhlong-Cuchi-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Seam Reap /Saigon
Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural.
Day 1: Arrival –Siem Reap
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Sightseeing Tour
Day 4: Siem Reap-Phnom Penh by Express bus
Day 5:Phnom Penh -Chaudoc Vietnam by speed boat
Day 6: Chaudoc sightseeing -Cao Lanh
Day 7: Cao lanh –Tam Nong –Cao Lanh
Day 8: Cao Lanh –Xeo quyt -Cantho
Day 9 Floating market tour /Cantho-Vinhlong for stay in the village in local house
Day 10: Vinhlong-Caibe-Saigon
Day 11: Cuchi tunnels & Saigon sightseeing tour
Day 12: Departure
Day 1: ARRIVAL SIEM REAP.(D)
Upon arrival Siem Reap airport welcome and transfer to Hotel for check in.
In the afternoon visit Rolous Group as Bakong and Preah Ko temple, free time leisure and shopping with city tour in Siem Reap, stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING TOUR.(B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to sightseeing visit South gate of Angkor Thom (is offen the first on a tour of the Angkor Thom temple); visit Bayon Temple, Elephant terrace (Impressive, two and a half – meter tall wall spanning the heart of Angkor Thom temple).
In the afternoon visit Ankgor Wat Temple the heritage of the world, after continue to Bakheng Temple (this temple at the Bakheng Hill, the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor Area, it was build in late 09th century and dedicated to Hindu religion) at this time we can enjoy sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 3:SIGHTSEEING TOUR.(B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Visit Bantey Srey temple, Kravan temple, Banteay Kdey temple, Sras Srang (was build in Md 10th century that dedicated to Buddhist religion, the very sparse remains of an island temple can be seen in the middle of the lake during dry season when the water is low), Ta Prohm temple, Takeo temple, in the afternoon visit Prerup temple, Mebon temple, Neak Pean temple, Preah Khan temple.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH-EXPRESS BUS.(B/L/D)
Have breakfast at Hotel; transfer Hotel for departure to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival welcome and transfer to sightseeing visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, and Wat Phnom (the small hill crowned by an active pagoda marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh).
Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 5:PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC VIETNAM (B/LD)
Have breakfast at Hotel, visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (in 1975 Toul Sleng was a high school, when Khmer Rouge came to power it was converted into the S-21 prison and interrogation facility) after then transfer to visit Choeung Ek Memorial (the Killing fields, 16 km from southwest of Phnom Penh is the place that Khmer Rouge killed the Cambodia’s people over million people). transfer to port for departure speed boat to Chadoc Vietnam Arrival in Chaudoc , meet guide of Viet legend travel then transfer to hotel .
Diner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 6:CHAU DOC SIGHTSEEING /CHAUDOC-CAOLANH
After breakfast take a boat to visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. Continue by boat to visit a village of stilt houses belonging to the Cham minority where colourful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden looms. Drive up Sam Mountain to watch the view over the Cambodian border.
After lunch, leave Chaudoc for Cao Lanh with 3hrs pass 130km & pass two ferries boat. Arrival in Cao Lanh check in at Song Tra hotel .
Overnight in Caolanh
Day 7: CAO LANH –TAM NONG-CAOLANH.(B/L/D)
After breakfast , departing for Tam Nong, watching Grus-Antigone( still named ‘Hac’), which is a rare, precious bird specie in the world in extinction.
Returning Cao lanh for over night
Day 8:CAOLANH –XEO QUYT –SADEC –CANTHO .(B/L/D)
After breakfast, leave Cao Lanh to Xeo Quyt . Taking boat over Mekong river to Xeo Quyt Relic area (This is Revolutionary base with secret ground cellars hidden in the primitives cajuput forest in harmony with the singing of birds, which makes a beautifully natural landscape).
Continuous to Sa Dec, a delta town famous for its cultivation of exotic fruit and flowers, Visit the orchards and garden of Mr Tu Ton, visiting The Ancient House Of Huynh Thuy Le, A Lover Of French Female Literator – Margueritte Duras – Writer Of Famous Novel “La’mant’ put in a modulation to film.
Return to dry land in time to leave Sadec for Can Tho. Transfer to hotel on arrival.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 9:CANTHO TOUR . CANTHO –VINHLONG –HOME STAY.(B/L/D)
After breakfast, Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we have breakfast before boarding our riverboat once more for a cruise to well-known floating market of Cai Rang. We spend time for taking picture here. After that, we leave Can Tho for Vinh Long. On arrival in Vinh Long take a boat trip to visit the cottage industries village. Visit a ceramic tile factory, a tofu and fish sauce factory, , a roof thatcher's and a rice husking business.
Check in at farmer house for home stay.
Overnight in Vinh Long.
Day 10: CAI BE- HO CHI MINH CITY.(B/L/D)
Simple breakfast & relax in the house. The program will start with the visit of Cai Be colourfull floating market cruiseing among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how rices paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn are made. It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof... A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house over 170 years old or under the shade of local orchards on the An Binh Island After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an apportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.. One more stop can be made at the nursery garden where you can learn how to have some high quality fruit trees. This is the best choice for you to contact the real famous farmers – Mr Tiger & his son who are very sucessful in Vietnam agriculture. We will enjoy some kinds of fruits from his garden & home made rice wine when listening to the traditional music.The cruise will end at around 15:30 pm and then onwards to Ho Chi Minh City by road. Transfer to hotel on arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 11:CITY TOUR & CUCHI TUNNEL
After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. After lunch back to Saigon , we make a city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Sai Gon by many locals, take in the War museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, the History Museum, a lacquer ware factory, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market in the city's bustling Chinatown.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12 DEPART HOCHIMINH.(B)
Departure day. After breakfast, at leisure until transfer to Tansonnhat Airport for onward flight.
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