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CAMBODIA & SOUTH VIETNAM ESSENTIAL - 12 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS (VC-ES01)

  • Theme’s program

Visits of most popular sites, cruise, Mekong Delta, Cambodia, South Vietnam.

  • The Must-Sees

In Cambodia, Phnom Penh, the cultural capital city and the mind-blowing temples of Angkor are the biggest tourist activities. 

In Southern Vietnam, several amazing sites are worth the trip such as the Mekong Delta and its quaintness local life as well as the colonial districts of Ho Chi Minh City.

  • What will you do during your trip?

This trip is dedicated to the discovery of Cambodia and Southern Vietnam. You will have the opportunity to visit the temples of Angkor, to discover the fishing villages on Tonle Sap Lake and to taste regional delicacies. A nice cruise on the Mekong will give you the chance to know more about the way of life of its inhabitants.

  • Useful information

For you, we have chosen nice hotels downtown, an authentic guesthouse in Cho Lach where you will have exclusive moments with locals and a night on a cruise ship on the Mékong, a unique experience. During your trip, you will experience bus/coach, bike rides, boat rides, speed boat, tuk-tuk and short walks.

We provide an English speaking tour guide skilled in managing small group.

DAY 1 : YOUR CITY Flight to SIEM REAP

Departure at your own expense from the airport of your choice; Registration and formalities for the flight to Siem Reap.

Dinner and night on board.

DAY 2 : SIEM REAP

Breakfast on board. Lunch on board or in local restaurant according to the flight schedule.

Arrival in Siem Reap. Welcoming by your guide and then transfer to the city.

Road to Tonle Sap Lake, one of the wonders of Asia. Boat trip to a floating village animated by fisheries activities and livestock, providing a colourful spectacle, then visit of "Scents of Angkor" factory. Discover how candles, soaps and other creams are made and as well the process of spices such as pepper chili, curry etc. Visit of the art gallery "Theam's House", located in a rural style house where the artist, Lim Muy Theam creates sculptures and paintings with high value to art collectors.

Welcoming dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

DAY 3 : SIEM REAP

Early visit by tuk-tuk to explore Angkor Thom with the Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and Angkor Wat, masterpiece of Khmer art which became a symbol of Cambodia.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Pursuit of visits, if necessary after a short nap, the extraordinary Bayon, the temple of many faces.

Dinner in a local restaurant, with a traditional dance show, the Apsara dance that has been ranked as UNESCO immaterial world heritage. Night at the hotel.

DAY 4 : SIEM REAP

Departure to visit Banteay Srei temple, the "Citadel of Women". Along the way, stop in a traditional village where palm sugar is produced (depending on season).

Next stop, visit of the Butterfly Garden and Ta Keo temple, then walking to Ta Nei, small temple away from mass tourism, located in the forest creating a mysterious atmosphere.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Road to the famous Ta Prohm temple engulfed by vegetation that puts visitors in the skin of the first explorers. Then visit of Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from 12th century and Srah Srang, known as the "pool of ablutions". Take a walk in the village of Srah Srang before going to visit the Mebon temple and finally, admire sunset from the top of Pre Rup temple.

Dinner in a local “modern khmer” style restaurant “The Square 24”. Night at the hotel.

DAY 5 : SIEM REAP / PHNOM PENH

Road to Phnom Penh, on the way, visit of Sambor Prei Kuk site (seventh century) which is the most important pre-Angkorian complex. Back on the road with a short stop in the village of Skun, famous for its culinary specialty: spiders! You can eat them and take them on your hands if you want.

Lunch on the road. Arrival to Phnom Penh and check-in at your hotel.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

DAY 6 : PHNOM PENH / CHAU DOC

City tour of the historic capital: Silver Pagoda, the National Museum which offers a wonderful collection of bronze coins, sculptures and bas-reliefs etc. Early lunch near the pier.

Boarding on a speed boat in the direction of Chau Doc. Navigation along the Mekong, administrative formalities at the border. Arrival in Chau Doc, greeting by your Vietnamese tour-guide and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

DAY 7 : CHAU DOC / CAN THO

Departure to Tra Su forest, the bird's garden. Boarding on a small boat to cross small arroyos and to contemplate storks, night herons and other tropical birds and on the way, visit of a crocodile farm. Lunch in a local restaurant.

Road to Can Tho. On the way, visit of the ancient house of Binh Thuy, one of the most beautiful houses of South Vietnam and very representative of the colonial architectural style.

Arrival in Can Tho and check-in at your hotel.

Diner in a restaurant on the river banks. Night at the hotel.

DAY 8 : CAN THO / Le Cochinchine

Departure by boat on the Nong Cai canal to discover the river activities and the Cai Rang floating market. Tasting of fresh fruits of the area, directly bought from a boat on the river. Back to the pier and embarkation aboard a traditional wooden boat. Welcome drink. Lunch aboard the boat while cruising through the canals.

Bicycle ride across small green paths, stop in the Lach village in order to visit one of the gardens and taste some of the tropical fruits. Back on the boat and pursuit of your cruise towards Cai Be, where you will enjoy a magical sunset from the deck of the boat. The boat will anchor for the night.

Dinner and overnight on the boat.

DAY 9 : Le Cochinchine / CHO LACH

Sailing through Cai Be wholesale floating market. Back on land and visit of a small village specialized in handcrafts, visit of ancient houses and tasting of tropical fruits. Navigate across the small arroyos between the islands. Short bicycle ride across on luxuriant small paths. Back on the main boat and disembarkation. Transfer by boat towards Cho Lach. Arrival to Nam Hien cottage where you will spend the night, typical wooden house of the delta. Lunch of local delicacies. 
Discover the local life and the history of the area where arboriculture is very important as it has always been a very fertile land. Bicycle trip along the shaded little backways of the village and get back in time for cooking dinner along with the family. For dinner, duck cooked in coconut milk, a specialty of the family. Night at the cottage.

DAY 10 : CHO LACH / HO CHI MINH

Bicycle ride to the nearby local market filled with fresh products from the delta. Road back throughout the little trails, great way to get in touch with the local life. Road to Ho Chi Minh. Lunch along the way.

Tour in Chinatown for its special atmosphere, very commercial area, the great Binh Tay Market, herbalists alleys, the Thien Hau Temple, known for his statuettes glazed ceramic. Visit of a lacquer factory where are exposed many lacquered objects and incrusted with nacre, ancestral tradition of Vietnam.

Diner cruise on the Mekong River with traditional music show. Night at the hotel.

DAY 11 : HO CHI MINH Flight to YOUR CITY

Walking tour around the old colonial district, photo stop in front of the Reunification Palace before visiting the central post office, designed by Gustave Eiffel’s workshop; followed by Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed in 1880. Walk on the ex-Catinat street to the city hall, the municipal theatre and the historic “Continental” hotel. Lunch in a local restaurant.

According to your return flight, Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Check-in formalities and boarding.

Dinner and night on board.

DAY 12 : YOUR CITY

Breakfast on board. Arrival to your city.


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