Cambodia and Vietnam are two astonishing countries completely drenched into nature’s goodness. On this tour travellers will be up for a treat exploring exotic culinary delights, breathtaking unspoilt nature, rich heritage and adventure. Pack your bags and venture into the dense alleyways laden with meandering rivulets and rice paddy fields. Both destinations are delicious recipes for a startling holiday. Not only these two exotic countries are known for their thrilling scenic beauty, but also for ancient heritages in the form of marvellous temples and palaces. Those looking for an offbeat adventure must go for Vietnam and Cambodia Combo Tour Package.
Travellers could engage in a range of thrilling activities. Backpackers will find themselves engaged in outdoor adventure devouring mesmerizing scenic beauty of the land and sea. Some of the places still veiled in the old age attires and customs unaware of the fast-paced modern world. Encounter elusive endemic plants and animal species exclusive to this world.
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. The distance is approximately 30 minutes.
Meet our guide at your hotel and take a city tour to visit the War Remnants Museum which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans and the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Last, stop for shopping at the French-built Ben Thanh Market which dates back to 1870 and whose main entrance clock tower has become a city’s symbol. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 75 km North-west of downtown Ho Chi Minh City. to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.
In the afternoon, take a city tour to visit the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, the Saigon Central Post Office, which was designed and constructed in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, Cho Lon area or the city’s China Town and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built by the Cantonese community in the area in 1909. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Morning, after breakfast, travel by road to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tien Giang Province, board a motorboat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on Thoi Son Island to listen to the Southern traditional music performed by native artists. Continue the tour with a paddleboat to cruise more canals before visiting households with traditional occupations of home-based coconut candy and rice-wine making. Switch back to a motorboat to go to a bee farm to enjoy fresh honey tea and fresh fruits. On the way back to My Tho, stop to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a prominent local Buddhist structure built in 1850 with a unique architectural mixture of Vietnamese, Roman, Chinese and Cambodian styles characterized by a highly ornate façade.
Meet our guide & driver at the hotel lobby then transfer to Bus Station for shuttle bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh. It take around 06 hours.
Arrival to bus station in Phnom Penh, warm welcome by our tour guide then transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, visit to Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda which located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. Then continue to the National Museum, This is one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. Then, back to the hotel.
Visit the “Khmer Rouge” prison Tuol Sleng and the Killing Field of Choeung Ek. Witness Cambodia horrible recent past.
After breakfast drive to Siem Reap by shuttle bus. En route you will cross an ancient bridge called “Spean Kompong Kdei” it was built in the 13th century and it is 87 meters long. The balustrades are carved to look like the bodies of giant snakes. Upon arrive Siem Reap transfer to hotel for check in.
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century) : the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After your rest, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Then, back to the hotel.
Morning time, starting of tours to exploring the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.
Free at leisure until transfer airport for departure flight…