A journey through time
Vietnam & Cambodia
In 8 days – 7 nights,
Journey through time as a mysterious southern Indochina reveal a different world.
Explore the constant buzzing Saigon where the pulse never stops,
across: the tranquil Mekong River on a 3 day Cruise where time stand still and traditions are never changing,
to: Phnom Penh, The old capital of Cambodia,
to Siem Reap and the Majestic world wonder of Angkor Wat.
A full packed journey that display the Old timeless Indochina
Adventure by choice,
Two Selective categories of accommodation.
|Saigon half day City Tour
|Day 3:||Mekong Cruise
|Cai Be, Can Tho
|Day 4:||Mekong Cruise
|Can Tho, Chau Doc
|Optional: Killing Fields
|Day 6:||Siem Reap
|Day 7:||Siem Reap|
|Full day Angkor by Tuk Tuk
Day 1 + 2:
Upon arrival in Saigon international airport, you local chauffeur awaits with a transport to your hotel in heart on the City.
Overnight in Saigon ( Selective hotel )
After breakfast we set off on a half day city tour,
Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion.
Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life.
Begin with a tour of the historic centre, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon.
Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Afterwards dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace, formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president.
This 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam.
It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.
Continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War.
Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons.
A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions.
We finish the tour at the fringe of Chinatown, with visit the Emperor Of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most revered pagodas.
Return to the hotel with afternoon free at own disposal.
City tour: approx. 4 hours.
Overnight in Saigon ( Selective hotel )
Day 3 + 4:
Cai Be, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh,
The Mekong Eyes Explorer (Mekong Eyes II) is a 2016 modern comfortable Boutique Cruise. Departure: Even dates. Departure: Odd dates. Pick-up at your hotel in Saigon around 8 am, with a transport to the Mekong. 11.30, 12.00, 16.00, 17.30, 19.00, Cruise: Mekong Eyes II, – Mekong Eyes Explorer. The day starts early morning call. 06.30, 08.00, 11:30, 12.30, 17.00, Cruise: Mekong Eyes II, – Mekong Eyes Explorer.
Route: Cai Be, Can Tho,
Route: Can Tho, Cai Be,
Well arrived at Cai Be/Can Tho, the day schedule is approx. as of below:
Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
Panorama cruise and lunch on board
Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages
Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on deck
Dinner, night on board
Overnight on board
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
The day schedule:
Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
Check-out of the cabin.
Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market and noodle producing family
Drive to Chau Doc (shuttle bus service)
Lunch in Long Xuyen
Arrival in Chau Doc, check in hotel
Evening at free disposal
Overnight in Chau Doc
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
The Mekong Eyes Explorer (Mekong Eyes II) is a 2016 modern comfortable Boutique Cruise.
Departure: Even dates.
Departure: Odd dates.
Pick-up at your hotel in Saigon around 8 am, with a transport to the Mekong.
Cruise: Mekong Eyes II, – Mekong Eyes Explorer.
The day starts early morning call.
Cruise: Mekong Eyes II, – Mekong Eyes Explorer.
BACK IN TIME
Day 5 + 6:
Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
From Vietnam to Cambodia by Speedboat.
As Chau Doc is close to the Vietnamese border, the last part upstream to Phnom Penh is by speedboat.
Stop by the border for immigration.
Required: 2 passport size photos and a fee of approx 30 USD p.p.
Approx. 07.00 am
Departure of speed boat to Phnom Penh
Arrival at Sisowath Quay International Port Phnom Penh (arrival time may vary due to the current and immigration formalities)
At the Quay your transport is ready to your hotel centrally located in Phnom Penh.
The remains of the day is open for own exploration.
Optional afternoon tour to Toul Sleng and The Killing Fields upon request.
Overnight in Phnom Penh ( Selective Hotel )
After breakfast a private transport is ready for an approx 4 hours drive through the countryside to Siem Reap.
We break the journey with a village stop to stretch the legs and get close to how a typical village life still has its ways, unchanged and untouched by world.
Upon arrival to Siem Reap, we check in to the hotel with the rest of the day at own disposal.
Overnight in Siem Reap ( Selective Hotel )
Day 7 + 8:
Full day Angkor Wat by Tuk Tuk
After breakfast we have a special encounter with – Angkor by Tuk Tuk –
Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom.
We wxplore the highlights of Angkor from an open-air, motorcycle-drawn carriage.
Visit Angkor Wat, the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture.
Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia.
The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings.
To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades.
As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside.
On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls.
Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk.
Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
Visit Angkor Thom, the fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights.
Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of The Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public cermonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs.
Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple.
In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.
Tour: 08h00 – 17h30.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Your private transport to Siem Reap airport is ready and timed depending on the onwards flight schedule,
See pricing details for categories.
|All bookings are incl. of:|
|✓||Accommodation for 2 pers.|
|✓||2 nights Saigon|
|✓||3 days / 2 nights Mekong Explorer Eyes Cruise
1 x night onboard
1 x night hotel in Chau Doc
|✓||1 night Phnom Penh|
|✓||2 nights Siem Reap|
|✓||1/2 day Saigon City Tour|
|✓||Full day Angkor Wat Tour|
|✓||2 x lunch|
|✓||1 x Dinner|
|✓||All local taxes.|
Level of difficulty: Easy.
The program starts in Saigon and ends in Siem Reap.
Besides the inclusions already in the program, we are happy always to help with international and domestic connections either by train or flight from and to, any destination in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or anywhere in Indochina.
Additional services are not included in the price and will be offered separately.
Airport – Hotel.
Hotel – Mekong Delta, operated by Mekong Eyes Explorer.
Pier – Hotel.
Hotel – Siem Reap.
Hotel – Airport.
All accommodation is in a central location.
Room type upgrades are possible and are quoted ad hoc.
Accommodation can be arranged according to a specific request, preference, standard or wish.
All traveler with Indochina Explorers travel are covered under our local travel agent operator insurance which in case of accidents cover hospitalization or medical expenses.
Local insurances do not cover indemnity of theft, third-party indemnity, delays or loss of flights, repatriation, legal fees and other liabilities of personal loss or lost vacation time.
We encourage all travelers to have proper travel insurance coverage.