Cambodia to Vietnam by water way

Trip in Vietnam-Cambodia
  • Duration: 16 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM - CAMBODIA
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  • Prix: 2399 AUD/PERSON
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This is the best way to discover Vietnam and Cambodia upstream. You can visit most highlighted destination in Cambodia and cross the border by water way. You can go inside to the local life along the Mekong Delta river. This 16-days-tour will bring you an unique experience of culture people and the landscapes.

Day 01: SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE FLY TO SIEM REAP

Departure from Sydney or Melbourne to Siem Reap- Cambodia.

Day 02: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL 

Arrival in Siem Reap airport and transfer to the hotel for check in, free at your leisure time. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 03: ANGKOR (B)

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 04: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – Transfer overland to Phnom Penh. En route, we will stop for a quick visit at the spider market. Then continue to Phnom Penh. Lunch at local restaurant in Phnom Penh. Afternoon, Visit to Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh. Accommodation at hotel.

Day 05: PHNOM PENH (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek. Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Accommodation at hotel.

Day 06: PHNOM PENH – CRUISE TO CHAU DOC (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the jetty where our boat departs.

12:00 PM Being at #103 – Sisowath Quay - Kh Daun Penh – Phnompenh – Cambodia (International floating port) and at 12:30PM boarding Hang Chau express boat traveling from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc.

Around 05:30PM arriving in Chau Doc, transferring to hotel and checking in hotel. Staying overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 07: CHAU DOC – TRA SU CAJUPUT FOREST – CAN THO (B/L/D)

06:00 AM Having breakfast at hotel and checking out the room. Visiting a village of Cham ethnic minority, Muslim mosque and towel weaving. Then, going to Chua Xu Lady temple at Sam Mountain. The temple is among one of the holiest place in Vietnam. According to old tales, She brings a lot of luck, health and happiness to those who pay respect at her temple. Leaving Chua Xu Lady temple and traveling onward to Tra Su cajuput forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Taking a boat trip into the forest and harmonizing oneself with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make travelers do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Having lunch at a restaurant then departing for Can Tho. Checking in the hotel upon arrival and having dinner, afterward it is free time. Staying overnight in Can Tho.

Day 08: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – SAI GON (B/L)

06:00AM Having breakfast at hotel and checking out the room.

07:15AM being at a wharf to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region. In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods...line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling. Afterward, cruising through small creeks to a local house where tropical seasonal fruits and hot tea can be enjoyed. Returning back to Can Tho and having lunch. Afterward, departing for Sai Gon and on the way stopping at Vinh Long market.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 9: HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING & CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L)

Start our day by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. After, we drive for 60 KM to visit the Cu Chi tunnel, the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role during the American War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to HCMC for an overnight stay.

Day 10: HCM - FLY TO DA NANG - HOI AN (B,L)

Breakfast at hotel then transfer to the airport to fly to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Continue to the delightful township of Hoi An, approximately 30 km away. Once at Hoi An we will check into our hotel, followed by some free time to explore. Overnight hotel stay in Hoi An.

Day 11:  HOI AN ECO TOUR (B, L)

Would you like to go fishing with the local fisherman ? Why dont you have a fun experience with the funny basket boat. You shouldnt have any hesitance because the day will put a broaden smile in your face. It is very interesting to fish here on the river with the local fisherman as you catch your fish and we cook for you.

On the Fishermen & the Waterways of a Past War Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences - from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages

Day 12: HOI AN FREE & EASY – DA NANG – HANOI (B)

Free at your leisure time in Hoi An

Afternoon, transfer to Da Nang airport to fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival a private vehicle will be waiting for you for transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hanoi

 Day 13: HANOI SIGHTSEEING (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Hanoi, the colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back thousand years ago.

AM: 7.45 – 8.15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 - 16h00

Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.

DAY 14:  HA NOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D) SHARING CRUISE

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start journey east to Ha long Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see daily Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an excursion from the boat. Spend the night on the luxury boat.

DAY 15: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B/L) SHARING CRUISE

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm. Drop at hotel in Hanoi. Free at your leisure time.

DAY 16:  HA NOI DEPARTURE (B)

Depending on your flight time, you will have leisure time which is arranged by yourself for the last waking, cycling around, shopping souvenirs or handicraft products,… or having coffee as a local for the last time before we take you to the airport for your flight.

End of the service at the airport.

Goodbye and safe travel!

Destination Accommodations  Website
Siem Reap Monoreach hotel http://monoreach.com/
Phnom Penh Samnang Laor hotel http://samnanglaorhotel.com/
Chau Doc Chau Pho Hotel http://chauphohotel.com/
Can Tho Kim Tho Hotel http://www.kimtho.com/vi/
Hanoi Annam legend http://annamlegend.com
Ha Long Bay White Dolphin Cruise http://www.whitedolphincruises.com/
Hoi An Kim An Hotel http://kimanhoianhotel.com/
HCM Le Duy Hotel http://leduyhotel.vn/

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Inclusive:

  • Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin room with daily breakfast as mentioned above
  • Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
  • Meals at local restaurant as indicated (B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Flight ticket: SGN – DAD and DAD to HAN by Vietjet Air (20 kilograms luggage), Sydney or Melburn to  Siem Reap, Hanoi to sydney by Air Asia (20 kilograms luggage)
  • Halong 2 days 1 night cruise on Luxury white dolphine cruises
  • Speed boat from Phnom penh to Chau Choc
  • Cool water and tissue
  • Government tax
  • Service charge
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

 

What are not included ?

  • Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

PAYMENT

  • If you prefer to pay in USD, the rate will be converted as xe.com
  • Deposit 500 AUD upon confirming, and 100 % for flight ticket at the reservation time via Bank Transfer (We will take responsibility for transfer fee), Credit card ( Payment fee 3 % )
  • Balance will be full paid on 15 days of departure
  • Customers will take responsibility for all bank transfer fee or any payment fee from the bank

 

BOOKING PROCESS

Step 1: Contact us at sales@sviettravel.com to inform the date and number of traveler or special requirements..

Step 2: Send us your scan copies of passports

Step 3: Make the deposit as follow the invoice sent by us

We will send you:

  • A confirmation voucher within 24 hours
  • your flight ticket within 7 working days

 

CANCELLATION

SViet Travel must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 31 days before departure – Administration fees of $150pp + Airfare cancellation fees
  • 15Days- 30 days before departure – Administration fees of $350pp + Airfare cancellation fees
  • Within 14 Days before departure – No refundable

 

SET DEPARTURE DATE

Jan 5-2018;  Feb 9-2018;  Mar 2- 2018; April 6-2018; May 4-2018; Jun 8-2018; July 6 -2018; Aug 10 -2018; Sep 7-2018; Oct 5 -2018; Nov 9-2018 ; Dec 7 -2018

 

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • S Viet Travel demands that all clients going on our trips hold a proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, S Viet Travel reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
  • Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by Signing and returning to S Viet Travel a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

 

OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin share. Single supplement surcharge AUD599pp
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment / cancellation made after a confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is availability at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • All booking required to book 30 days of departure, within 30 days will be surcharge if flight ticket price changes
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