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Day 01                        Arrival – Saigon                                                                    (B)                              

                        Meeting arrival by and transfer to hotel for early check-in with breakfast.

p.m.                 Visiting Notre Dame, a cathedral is established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880.  All building materials were imported from France. Central Post Office, was constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in the early 20th century, has a Gothic architectural style. Visiting Former President Palace. It was workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Drive to China town the most bustling quarter of the city including Thien Hau pagoda was built by the Cantonese congregation in the early 19th century.

Accommodation at hotel


Day 02                        Saigon – Cuchi Tunnels/Tayninh - Saigon                        (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Drive to northwest of Saigon (about 70km) for visiting to Cu Chi Tunnels system which had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later used during the Vietnam war. An amazing complex of underground tunnels with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.

p.m.                 Drive forward Tay Ninh, to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai, is an mixture of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. In this religious, Buddha and the Christian God are believed to both exist as deities, but Cao Dai is the third, highest deity. Attending the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 03                        Saigon - My Tho - Cantho                                                   (B/L/-)

                        Breakfast at hotel. 

a.m.                 Pick up at hotel then drive to My Tho, is famous for its extensive orchards and immense fruit gardens of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, the architecture of the pagoda is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types, creating the splendid, but simple features of this Buddhist pagoda. Then enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River seeing “Dragon-Unicorn-Tortoise-Phoneix” islets before to Thoison islets for visiting local house making goods from coconut, banana caramel and coconut caramel. Continue to visit an orchard on an island and take horse-cart on village road. Have lunch at Hao Ai garden restaurant with special “Elephant fish” on islet then swimming sampan through Coconut canal.

p.m.                 Back to pier and continue to Cantho, upon arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 04                        Cantho - Phuquoc                                                                (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 Transfer to pier and taking boat trip on Mekong river to visit Cai Rang floating market the best time of visiting from sunrise, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even smuggled goods like cigarettes. Sellers do not have to cry out about their goods because their goods can be seen in a distance and their cries would not be heard in the vastness of the river and the noise of boat engines. Continue to the inland to see coconut lined channels, “Monkey” bridge and fruit orchard.

                        Transfer to pier and flight for Phuquoc by VN1014 at 12:55-13:40 p.m. Phuquoc Island. Meeting arrival and transfer with driver only to hotel for check-in.

p.m.                 Time at leisure for relaxing on the beach.

                        Accommodation at resort

Day 05-08       Phuquoc                                                                                 (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.p.m.              Time at leisure on the beach

                        Accommodation at resort

Day 09                        Phuquoc - Hatien                                                                  (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 Time at leisure on the beach

p.m.                 Transfer to pier and take speedboat to Hatien (1 hour). Meeting arrival. Transfer for visting Mac Cuu Tomb, Thach Dong Thon Van (Stone Grotto; a piece of green stone emerging from the ground). Mui Nai Beach.

                        Dinner and accommodation at hotel

Day 10                        Hatien - Tra Xu forest - Chaudoc                                       (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda), Phu Tu Stone (Father and Son Stone). Departure for Chaudoc with stop on the way for sightseeing.

p.m.                 Visit Tra Su Forest, people will have a chance to enjoy precious moments living in harmony with nature as well as the wholesome atmosphere. This ecological spot is the habitat of many genera of water birds (mostly storks), colonies of bats and various rare animal and bird species. Especially will be flabbergasted by small houses on stilts with rudimentary bamboo ceilings that are firmly tightened to cajuput trees, making an unusual existence in the quiet ambience of the forest. Standing on a 10m high watch tower in the midst of the forest, enjoy a panorama of the vast greenery spotted with the white of storks below. Turtles, snakes, as well as other reptiles and freshwater fishes are also abundant in the canals. Continue to Chaudoc and transfer to hotel for check-in.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 11                        Chaudoc - Phnompenh                                                        (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 Transfer to pier and take speedboat for Phnom penh (04-05 hours). meeting arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.

p.m.                 we visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. We continue to visit the National Museum. Then, visit to Wat Phnom and Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 12                        Phnompenh - Siemreap                                                        (B/-/D)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 Transfer to pier and take speedboat for Siemreap. Meeting arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.

p.m.                 Exploration to Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada, Thommanon and the impressive Ta Prohm temple, where the famous film Tomb Raider was shot and brought the Angkor Wonders to the world. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara show.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 13                        Siemreap                                                                                (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, we will explore to the kingdom of Angkor by visiting the last capital of Angkorian Empire, Angkor Thom via the South Gate, the giant stone faces city temple of Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Lepper King Terrace.

p.m.                 We are continuing to visit the epic centerpiece of Angkor Wat temple with its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs.  End of the day, enjoy the sunset view over Angkor Wat from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 14                        Siemreap                                                                                (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

a.m.                 This morning, we explore the most dedicated beauty of the Khnmer temple carvings of Bantey Srei in the 11th century. Continue to visit Banteay Samre, the three-tiered temple-hill of Pre Rup and Lake of Sras Srang.

p.m.                 We visit to the temples of Pre Rup, traditionally believed to be a funerary temple, but in fact the state temple of Rajendravarman II. Mebon, architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain beautifully carved false doors on upper level, as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Tasom, the most distant temple on the grand circuit, is small but classic Jayavarman VII temple. Neak Pean, means ‘coiled serpents’, from the uncoiled nagas that encircled the temple. The temple is faced by a statue of the horse, Balaha, saving drowning sailors. Preah Khan means 'sacred sword'. In harmony with Ta Prohm, which was dedicated to Jayavarman VII's mother, Preah Khan is dedicated to his father.

                        Accommodation at hotel

Day 15                        Siemreap – Saigon - Departure                                           (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, visit to Pour Krom Village, walking through this lovely local village to experience how local people live, visit to a morning local market before transferring to Chong Knies village to enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap Great Lake.

p.m.                 Free time at leisure for shopping

Late check-out at 18:00 p.m. then transfer to airport for flight for Saigon by evening flight and take connecting flight back home.

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SERVICES & PRICES

  • Accommodation with meals (food only) as mentioned in program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner). Early check-in on day 01 Late check-out at 18:00 on day 15.
  • Speedboat ticket: Phuquoc-Hantien and Phnom Penh-Siemreap
  • Private transfers and tours with English speaking guide as indicated in program
  • All entrance as indicated in program
  • Private boat trip in Mythu, Cantho, Chaudoc and Siemreap.
  • Elephant riding fee in Luang Prabang
  • Mineral water and tissues on vehicle (2 bottles + 2 tissues/1 day)
  • Service charge, handling fee and government tax.

We charge 50% for child under 12 years old

  • All intenational and domestic flight and airport tax
  • Vietnamese and Cambodia visa arrangament
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as other meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

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