VNL95: Vietnam Cambodia tours- 6 day(s)
6 days from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap via the Mekong River: Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap. Let join in to have your experience on religions of both two countries.
* Tour cost per adult, quoted in Us$
Just opened in early 2002, the new border crossing of Vinh Xuong offers an opportunity to explore the low land of the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia. Experience river cruising and rapid photo-shooting amidst the beauty of riverine activities such as floating markets with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats, houses-on-stilts along the creeks, floating fishing villages, etc. The trip also takes visitors to the world of spectacular monuments and magical legends of the Angkorian architectural complex. Angkor, the biggest city in the world in the 9th-12th centuries, contains more than 100 monuments, including two dozen major temples. Some of the temples, such as Angkor Wat and Bayon, merit repeat visits at different times of day, as the reflections on their walls and labyrinthine interior spaces are transformed by light.
Day 1: Sai Gon - My Tho - Ben Tre – Can Tho (L)
Day 3: ChauDoc–PhnomPenh(B)
On arrival at Phnom Penh, you are met and transferred to hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century.
DAY 04 PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B)
Morning we take flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. (Or by express boat - 4 hours)Upon arrival at airport you are met and continue to visit Neak Pean, which means ‘coiled serpents’, from the uncoiled nagas that encircled the temple and Preah Khan, Preah Khan' means 'sacred sword', Tasom, The most distant temple on the grand circuit.
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Ta Keo. Thommanon, small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. It’s Angkor Wat style is most easily seen in the style of the carved Apsaras and the shape of the tower, Chaosay Tevoda. Prasat Kravan - with its unique brick sculptures, Srah Srang - The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls).
Having dinner with dance Apsaras show at local restaurant (guest’s account).
DAY 05 SIEM REAP (B)
- A/c transportation
- Express boat Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
- Express boat or Air ticket Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
- Boat for Mekong tour
- Entrance fees on the archaeological site mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in twin shared room with breakfast
- Local English speaking guides
- Meals as indicated in tour itinerary
- Purified water
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