The Cambodia Vietnam tour will let you experience the charm of Old World in this pocket of Asia which was once the part of former French Revolution. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage and rich history of Cambodia and Vietnam. The heritage of both Cambodia and Vietnam are perfect blend of western and historical influences, which ultimately results in the somewhat magical and eclectic mix that the visitors explore today. The tour will let you soak in memories of a vibrant mix of nature, history and tradition.
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, meet our guide who will first take you to District one- the financial and commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City. The journey will then make its way through some of the famous landmarks of Saigon like the central post office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Walk past by the elegant City Hall (Hotel De Ville) and old Opera House. Later visit Unification Palace which was formerly the Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President.
End the day with a leisure walk at the centre Ben Thanh Market where you can come across and purchase the traditional goods and handicrafts. Check in the hotel and spend overnight in Saigon.
Early morning when the city wakes up to the humming of the birds from their nests, set out for the half day tour to Chu Chi that will offer you altogether a different picture of the city as you pass through the paddy fields.
While on the visit to this famous tunnel system experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters. This network of over 200 km of tunnels played a vital part in the American War in 1960's as they functioned as underground cities. The Cu Chi tunnels built by local fighters included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Later in the noon explore the war Museum to learn about the conditions faced by the Vietnamese people. The tour ends with a visit to Thien Hau Pagoda which was built by the Cantonese Congregation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure by doing some shopping. As the day retires return back to Saigon to have a nice sleep to refresh yourself for the next day.
On arrival at Phnom Penh, check in the hotel and rest for a while. Later you will be transferred to Royal Palace which was built by King Norodom on the site of the old town in the year 1866. Then make your way towards silver Pagoda - famous for its 5000 silver tiles. The temple treasures consists of a solid gold Buddha encrusted with emerald and baccarat crystal.
The last destination of the day long trip is Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake. Here experience the magnificent views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset. Spend Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Have a mouthwatering breakfast and then start with the city tour of Phnom Penh. In this day long tour explore Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. The two legendary monuments reminds of Cambodia's bloody past under Pol Pot. Then proceed to visit Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek which has been built in the memory of 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. It is one of the most important historical and cultural puzzle of the country.
Later during the noon visit Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong, also known as the Russian Market. The elegant market is famous for buying souvenirs, curios and silks. During the evening retire back to the hotel to spend overnight in Phnom Penh.
After a sumptuous breakfast step and get transferred to the bus station to hop on the bus to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap, directly you will be taken to visit “The Floating village”of Chong Khneas, which is located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. For a more amazing experience be part of a boat ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake which is one of the largest in Asia and the "Great Lake" of Cambodia. Spend rest of the day exploring "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" where young Cambodians are trained in an effort to continue with the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
As the long tiring day comes to an end, return back to the hotel to have a peaceful sleep in the comfort of your bed.
After the breakfast at the hotel, depart from Siem Reap hotel to the Angkor region for a full day sightseeing tour to explore the ancient mysteries. The first stop on this full day tour is South Gate of Angkor very much famous amongst the visitors for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone.
Later visit the central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Wat- The Bayon Temple. Do not wonder where to go next. Simply head towards Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas. To enjoy the best view of the whole Elephant Terrace without any obstacle you need to climb up the staircase .
The tour will not be complete if you didn't visited Terrace of the Leper King- largest temple of angkor Wat built during the12th century. The temple covers an area of about 210 hectares and is considered as the most complete temple. Enjoy strolling around the huge architectural building and explore many galleries with columns, courtyards, libraries, pavilions and ponds full of water. Before retiring back to the hotel visit jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm. Big trees and huge creepers embrace the stone foundations which symbolizes that man's creation is being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Post breakfast proceed for a drive of about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap to visit Pouk district famous for its Silk farm. Visit the farms or workshop and witness the entire process involved in the creation of silk. See how the food is grown for the silk worms, how the silk worms are breed and the silk is extracted and then refined. Also have a look at the traditional kit dying pattern, creation and looming. Buy something from the silk and souvenir shop as a memoir. Then head to Western Baray (Baray Occidental) which provided water for intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.
Later have a mouth watering breakfast. Post lunch visit Cambodian Cultural Villages, including Wax Museum, National Museum, Miniatures, Royal palace former capital Ou, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kompong Kdey Bridge, Independent Monument and 16th century reclining Buddha.
Before going for a peaceful sleep in the comfort of your bed at the hotel in Siem Reap enjoy traditional dance show and visit to Killing field at Wat Thmei.
Post breakfast at hotel, check out and get transferred to the airport for your flight back to home.