Indulge in the beguiling charm of Indochina as we take you around incredible Cambodia and vibrant Southern Vietnam with our 11-day tour. You get to experience the essence of these two Southeast Asian countries in a way that is as insightful as it is unforgettable. Enjoy the otherworldly beauty of the Khmer ruins in Siem Reap, the sophisticated capital city of Phnom Penh, and the captivating Saigon as we guide you through some of the top attractions in these two beautiful countries. Their differences in cultures, history, and attitude are definitely awe-inspiring and add much more color and depth to your trip.
 

Tour Code:
Duration: 11 days/10 nights
Start/End: Siem Riep/Hanoi
Tour Route: Cambodia: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh, Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City
Highlights: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02: Siem Reap – Beng Malea Jungle Temple – Tonle Sap Lake
Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 04: Siem Reap
Day 05: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Day 06: Phnom Penh
Day 07: Phnom Penh
Day 08: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Day 09: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Day 10: Cao Dai Service – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

 
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Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, we will be met by our friendly guide and driver before being transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.Angkor wat

Day 2: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea Jungle Temple – Tonle Sap Lake (B, L, D)
After breakfast, get ready to be amazed by Cambodia’s breath-taking nature and ancient ruins as we drive you through the Cambodian countryside to reach the jungle temple of Beng Mealea. Constructed in the 12th century, the temple now seems to be reclaimed by the lush jungle surrounding it, but still manages to hold its charm.Beng Mealea

After that, pay a meaningful visit to the local markets and Artisans Angkor where disadvantaged youth are taught traditional Cambodian handicrafts. In the early afternoon, we drive you to the floating village of Kampong Khleang on the Tonle Sap Lake where you get to explore the village on a scenic boat ride before returning just in time to catch a beautiful view of the sunset on the summit of Pre Rup.
Dinner will be at the FCC Angkor which sits at the heart of Siem Reap Town, overlooking the Siem Reap River. After that, we will make our way back to the hotel to relax.Tonle Sap Lake

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor (B, L, D)
The whole day is dedicated to the wonderful Angkor – a symbol of Cambodia. After breakfast, hop on a bike and visit the main sites of the ancient royal city of Angkor Thom as well as Ta Prohm (the “Tomb Raider Temple”) and the magnificent Bayon Temple. In the afternoon, we visit the most famous and largest temple in the complex – the Angkor Wat. After a day of exploring and chasing sceneries, have dinner at one of the nicest Italian restaurants in Cambodia and head back to the hotel to relax.Ta Prohm Temple

Day 4: Siem Reap (B, L, D)
Today is a service component of our trip. Working with Cambodia Concert, we are responsible for assisting in restoring a local house. Lunch will be served here. Dinner tonight will be held at a local restaurant and during our meal, we will be entertained by the traditional Apsara dance performance.Apsara Performance in Siem Reap

Day 5: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
After having breakfast, we take the bus to the capital city of Phnom Penh and enjoy the splendors along the way. Stop by ‘the ancient bridge’, a carving village, and put your appetite to the test by paying a visit to a local village where deep-fried spiders, crickets, and birds are sold. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, we take you to the hotel for check-in and get ready for lunch.
After lunch, explore Phnom Penh by cyclo. This lovely Indochina city will win your heart over as you get to see the different sides of its beauty. Stroll along the frenetic Sisowath Quay – a raucous riverfront thoroughfare. After our exciting cyclo ride, we head back to the hotel for a rest and get ready for dinner.Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour

Day 6: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we depart for an interesting day of sightseeing in and around Phnom Penh. In the morning, visit the famous “Killing Fields” at Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Museum, both of which help you gain insight into the unfortunate years of the Khmer Rouge regime.
After lunch, we visit the magnificent Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, a few places in which you can still witness the wealth of the ancient Khmer and feast your eyes with their interesting architecture. You also stop by the National Museum to get a deeper understanding of the Khmer culture, art, and history.Killing FieldsYou also get a chance to engage in the local life and discover the vibrant side of the capital city as we wander the stalls of Psar Toul Tom Poung (The Russian Market) as well as the Central Market.Russian Market Cambodia

Day 7: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)
Today, we cycle through Cham Muslim communities en route to the Mekong Islands. It’s a long ride, but the sights, sounds, and smells of rural Cambodia are more than enough to make up for it.Cycling around Phnom Penh

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B, L)
Say goodbye to Cambodia this morning as we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Once in Saigon, we go to the Grand Hotel for check-in before lunch.
In the afternoon, we start a tour through this exciting city. We first stop by the Reunification Palace (Former Presidential Palace of South Vietnam President), the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office where you get to learn about French colonial architecture. Then we spent time at the War Remnants Museum, where you can find countless artifacts and pictures of the tragic Vietnam War. To end an exciting day of sightseeing, we spend time at the Ben Thanh Market and try to bargain for some local goods.War Remnants Museum

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
We wake up early this morning and head to the Mekong Delta. Supporting the diversity of the surrounding land, the Mekong Delta contains a maze of waterways that is one of the country’s most populated areas. We start at Cai Be Pier to head to Cai Be Floating Market, a bustling wholesale market located on the Mekong’s waterfront. Get a taste of the local goodness before we stop by the workshop to see how the local use century-old techniques to make rice paper, coconut candy, and fish sauce.Cai Be Floating Market
After lunch, we continue exploring the Mekong on the back of a bicycle. Take in the peaceful rural scenery and have a chat with the friendly local farmers all the while watching them at work. Later in the afternoon, we head back to Saigon to freshen up before dinner.Mekong Delta Cycling Tour

Day 10: Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
Today, travel to Tay Ninh to experience the middle day service at the colorful head temple of Cao Dai religion. Cao Dai is a very young religion appearing in Tay Ninh since the early 1900s. After that, set out for the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground maze that was used during the war. Before entering the tunnel, we will watch a short introductory video to gain a better understanding of this amazing structure and the hair-raising stories behind it. It also displays various mantraps, what remains of a US tank as well as many bomb craters.Cao Dai TempleThe farewell dinner tonight will be at K.O.T.O restaurant. Founded by Vietnamese Australian Jimmy Pham, K.O.T.O is a non-profit organization which is run by local children who Jimmy recruited from the streets.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
In the morning, you have time to do some last minute shopping before making your way to the airport for your journey back home in the afternoon.

What’s included?

  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share with daily breakfast
  • Staff accommodation based on single share
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • An English speaking national guide throughout the trip
  • Ground services as indicated in the itinerary
  • Cycling in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh will include an escort car
  • Helmets included during all cycling activities
  • All transport by private air-conditioned buses
  • Complimentary bottled water provided

What’s excluded?

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Vietnam & Cambodian visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Gratuity